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Jury spares life of soldier convicted of killing wife, cop

MANASSAS (AP) A Prince William County jury spared the life of an Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie police officer after deadlocking on whether he should be executed. The jury sent a note the morning ...

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Virginia joins other states investigating clergy sex abuse

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general says he is investigating possible sexual abuse by clergy, joining officials from around the country who have taken action since an explosive grand jury report documented decades of abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Attorney General Mark ...

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Judge issues gag order in murder case

NORFOLK (AP) A judge has issued a gag order in the Norfolk trial of a New York man accused in the 1981 stabbing death of a 20-year-old woman inside her apartment. Circuit Judge Everett Martin ordered prosecutors, the defense attorney ...

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Ex-Tech student accused in gun case volunteers to leave US

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) An attorney for a former Virginia Tech student accused of illegally possessing an assault weapon says the Chinese national has decided to leave the United Sates. Attorney Jessica Sherman-Stoltz told The Roanoke Times 20-year-old Yunsong Zhao decided to withdraw his ...

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Life-or-death decision faces jury in cop killer case

MANASSAS (AP) Prosecutors asked a jury Tuesday to impose what would be the first death sentence in Virginia since 2011 against an Army staff sergeant who killed his wife and a rookie police officer who responded to her call for ...

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Court to hear ex-officer’s appeal in teen’s shooting

(AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear an appeal by a former Virginia police officer sentenced to 2½ years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager suspected of shoplifting. Portsmouth officer Stephen Rankin was convicted ...

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Ex-teacher pleads guilty in ‘celebgate’ case

(AP) A former teacher has pleaded guilty in the 2014 “celebgate” scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities. Christopher Brannan entered guilty pleas in federal court Oct. 22 to ...

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Electoral board members suspended, jury to hear their case

HOPEWELL (AP) A judge has temporarily suspended two electoral board members facing malfeasance in office charges while granting a request for a jury to hear their case. The State Board of Elections alleges Hopewell Electoral Board members David Silvestro and ...

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Jury convicts first defendant in MS-13 slaying of teen

BEDFORD (AP) Jurors have convicted a 21-year-old man accused of being an MS-13 gang member who participated in the killing of a Lynchburg teenager. A Bedford County jury on Oct. 19 found Victor Arnoldo Rodas guilty of first-degree murder and gang participation, ...

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Manafort to be sentenced in February; appears in wheelchair

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge has set a February sentencing date for Paul Manafort, who appeared in court Oct. 19 for a post-trial hearing in a wheelchair and green jail jumpsuit. The hearing in federal court in Alexandria was largely procedural, ...

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