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Father, son charged in death of man who went missing in 2004

(AP) — A father and son have been arrested in the death of a man who disappeared 14 years ago and whose body was found four years ago. Citing a Thursday release from Albemarle County police, The Daily Progress reports that 56-year-old ...

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Golf resort developer sued for environmental issues

(AP) Virginia officials are suing the developer of a luxury golf resort over what they call “significant and repeated environmental violations” in an area known as a major gathering place for bald eagles from up and down the East Coast. ...

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4 indicted on charges stemming from Charlottesville rallies

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted four California men on conspiracy and rioting charges in connection with a torch-lit march and a rally of white nationalists in Virginia last year. U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen’s office announced the indictment ...

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Ex-reality TV star gets 16 years for fatal DUI crash

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A former reality TV star will serve 16 years in prison for killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway last year. Melissa Hancock was sentenced Oct. 10 after earlier ...

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Lawyer removed from rally lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The attorney who says his signature was placed on court documents without his knowledge has been removed from a lawsuit related to the 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. A judge granted Richard Harry’s request Oct. 9, The ...

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4th Circuit rejects new hearing in Dominion coal ash case

(AP) A federal appeals court has rejected a request from the Sierra Club to hold a new hearing to reconsider a ruling that Dominion Energy’s discharge of arsenic from a coal ash storage site does not violate the U.S. Clean ...

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Ex-DMV worker accused of providing forged licenses

(AP) A former worker at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is accused of accepting bribes to issue forged commercial licenses that allowed drivers to avoid required testing. Jamiel A. Hill, 30, was arrested Oct. 3. The former DMV customer ...

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Church gives sanctuary to woman facing deportation

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A church in Virginia has provided sanctuary for a Guatemalan woman who’s facing deportation. Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville has agreed to help protect Maria Chavalan Sut from deportation by allowing her to live in the ...

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Christiansburg officials seek new Amtrak service

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) Officials are hoping to extend Amtrak service a bit father west. The Roanoke Times reports that the city of Christiansburg has an agreement to buy land for a potential new train station. Officials hope to win approval for extended Amtrak service ...

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Suit: Man wrongly fired for unloaded gun in personal vehicle (access required)

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Virginia man claims his former employer violated his Second Amendment rights by forcing him to resign over an unloaded handgun in his personal vehicle. Reginald McManes, 57, is seeking unspecified damages against the city of Portsmouth, The ...

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