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Sheriff: Failure to obey policy didn’t lead to teen’s death

NORFOLK (AP) A sheriff says the failure of Norfolk deputies to follow standard policies and procedures did not cause the death of a teen who killed himself in a court building. Norfolk Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Karen Pinkston told The Virginian-Pilot an internal ...

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Prosecutor fired, charged with assault

NORFOLK (AP) A veteran Virginia prosecutor has been fired after he was accused of hitting a co-working and pulling a gun on her. John Haugh of Hampton was charged with assault and battery, a misdemeanor, in Chesapeake General District Court, ...

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Ex-Virginia Tech student takes plea in girl’s killing

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) After listening to days of damaging testimony from prosecution witnesses, a former Virginia Tech student pleaded no contest Friday to killing a 13-year-old girl he met through social media. David Eisenhauer, 20, entered his plea to all three ...

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No-contest plea in Blacksburg murder

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A former Virginia Tech student has pleaded no contest in the 2016 killing of a 13-year-old Blacksburg girl, news outlets reported Friday morning. David Eisenahuser’s trial was entering its fifth day when the news of a plea change ...

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Politicians announce compromise on felony threshold

(AP) Virginia is set to soften the penalties for people caught stealing smaller-dollar items under a compromise announced by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican lawmakers. The governor and Republican leaders outlined the deal Feb. 8. It would raise the ...

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Even center stage, Boente avoids spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors, Boente was tasked with ...

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State likely to expand medical marijuana

(AP) Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use this week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates. SB 726, which passed 38-0 ...

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Experts call for resources to fight opioid epidemic

(AP) An average of 19 people a week overdosed on opioids in Richmond last year, and government agencies and other entities have responded to the crisis in a variety of ways, from dispensing overdose reversal drugs to arresting addicts. Academic ...

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Defense tries to shift blame in teen’s stabbing

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) The accomplice of a former Virginia Tech student charged in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl had a fascination with knives and was “deeply motivated” to kill the teen, a defense attorney said Tuesday. At the opening ...

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Northam announces compromise on electric rate overhaul

(AP) Virginia’s governor is endorsing a major overhaul of electricity regulations sought by utilities in the state, despite warnings from the state’s attorney general and others that customers will end up paying more than they should. Gov. Ralph Northam issued ...

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