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Man charged with illegal body disposal after baby disappears

(AP) A Virginia man has been charged with illegal disposal of a body and authorities say the charge is related to the disappearance of a 3-month-old girl. Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials said they arrested 31-year-old Andrew Terry of Roanoke Sept. 12 after ...

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Virginia court dismisses congressional candidate’s appeal

(AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia has dismissed an independent congressional candidate’s appeal of a court decision removing her from the race. The court ruled Sept. 12 against Shaun Brown, who was seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor and ...

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Virginia winery loses grape harvest in nighttime heist

ELLISTON (AP) A Montgomery County winery has lost almost its entire crop of grapes in a nighttime theft, just hours before it was to be harvested. Firefly Hill Vineyards co-owner Allison Dunkenberger told The Roanoke Times that the more than 2 tons ...

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Appeals court: Dominion did not violate Clean Water Act

(AP) Dominion Energy’s discharge of arsenic from a coal ash storage site through groundwater into surrounding waters does not violate the U.S. Clean Water Act, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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5 overdose deaths in 3 days prompt search for link

CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE (AP) Virginia police are searching for a link between five overdose deaths that happened over three days in Chesterfield County. Chesterfield police Maj. Frank Carpenter told the Richmond Times-Dispatch the department is investigating to see if there’s a “direct ...

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4th Circuit upholds dismissal of suit over judge’s stun order

(AP) The dismissal of a lawsuit against a Maryland judge who ordered a deputy to shock a defendant has been upheld by a federal appeals court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a U.S. district judge’s dismissal of ...

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Jury hears opening statements in police officer’s death

MANASSAS (AP) It began with an argument between husband and wife over whether she’d attend a male dance revue. It ended with the wife dead, a police officer fatally wounded and two other officers shot and bleeding on a suburban ...

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Northam orders evacuation ahead of hurricane

(AP) Virginia’s governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas as state officials warned residents across the entire state to brace for a potential once-in-a-generation storm, catastrophic floods and days-long power outages. Gov. Ralph Northam ...

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Candidate appeals ruling to remove her from race

(AP) An independent congressional candidate in Virginia is appealing a court’s decision to remove her from the race. Shaun Brown filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia Sept. 10. She says a circuit judge in Richmond lacked the ...

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Defense attorney hopes to review video evidence

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Virginia defense attorney is struggling to view video footage he hopes will clear his client because he hasn’t been able to open the file stored on a thumb drive. Attorney Kurt Gilchrist was granted $1,000 in court Sept. ...

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