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Appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban

(AP) A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday denied a Trump administration request to delay a requirement that it begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military on Jan. 1. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. ...

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Tie vote declared in pivotal House district

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) A court declared a tie Dec. 20 in a Virginia legislative election that one day earlier appeared to have gone to a Democrat by a single vote, the latest dramatic twist in a contest likely to decide ...

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Lawyer reprimanded for failing to disclose sanctions

A Richmond lawyer has agreed to a public reprimand and a year’s probation with the Virginia State Bar after acknowledging he failed to disclose sanctions when he applied to practice in bankruptcy court. D. Hayden Fisher agreed he made two ...

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Man gets 20 years for trying to fund Islamic State

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia man who authorities say wanted to carry out a terrorist attack and tried to fund Islamic State group terrorists has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Lionel Williams was sentenced Dec. 20 ...

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Prosecutors: Man posed as doctor, treated patients

A man who prosecutors say posed as a physician and treated patients in southeastern Virginia has been arrested in Kansas. The U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia says in a news release that 30-year-old Vishal Patel of ...

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Church pastor, wife, convicted of $2M fraud

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A Virginia pastor and his wife have been convicted of defrauding members of their congregation and investors in a Nigerian oil scheme. Fifty-three-year-old Terry Wayne Millender and 57-year-old Brenda Millender were convicted by a federal jury Dec. 18 ...

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State police: Leader’s departure not Charlottesville-related

(AP) The superintendent of the Virginia State Police announced his retirement Dec. 19 after decades of service, a move an agency spokeswoman said was unrelated to this summer’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Authorities have faced unrelenting criticism for ...

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Democrat’s recount win could shift power in House

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) A single vote may spell the end of Republican control in Virginia’s House of Delegates. A Democratic challenger seemed to have won a recount Dec. 19 by one vote, putting the partisan balance in the House at ...

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Doctor sentenced to 30 years for running pill mill

(AP) A Virginia doctor convicted of being a key player in an oxycodone pill mill operation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Clarence Scranage Jr., 62, of King George was sentenced Monday following his August conviction on 19 ...

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Police chief retires after criticism over rally

(AP) The first African-American police chief of Charlottesville retired Monday, about two weeks after a scathing independent review criticized his “slow-footed response” to violence at a white nationalist rally this summer. In a brief statement, the city did not give ...

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