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DNA leads to charges in 1992 slaying

(AP) A DNA sample has led to the indictment of a suspect in the 1992 slaying of a Richmond man. The Richmond Metropolitan Multijurisdictional Grand Jury charged 49-year-old Mark Anthony Fife with first-degree murder, robbery and burglary. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that ...

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Redistricting trial begins in federal court

(AP) Lawyers sparred Wednesday in federal court over whether race or politics were the main drivers in drawing Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District as trial began in a lawsuit accusing the General Assembly of “racial gerrymandering.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports plaintiffs’ ...

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Case against McDonnell to proceed

(AP) The corruption case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go to trial this summer after a judge tossed out a motion to dismiss most of the charges against the couple. U.S. District Judge ...

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McDonnell to argue for dismissal

(AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are due in federal court for a hearing on whether to dismiss most of the corruption charges filed against them. Judge James R. Spencer will also hear arguments Monday on whether McDonnell ...

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Norfolk settles police overtime lawsuit

NORFOLK (AP) Norfolk will pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the city owed about 900 current and former police officers overtime pay. The federal class-action lawsuit alleged that the officers were forced to clean their ...

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