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2 Virginia state troopers file lawsuit seeking overtime pay

(AP) A Virginia State Police trooper says he hasn’t been paid for overtime dating back to the start of 2021, including what he earned while working at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 rally according to a lawsuit filed ...

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Miyares picks ex-McConnell counsel as solicitor general

(AP) The former chief counsel to U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has been selected to serve as Virginia’s next solicitor general. GOP Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares announced Andrew Ferguson’s appointment Dec. 8 in the first major hiring announcement of his ...

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Environmental groups sue over James River pollution

(AP) Two conservation organizations have filed a federal lawsuit against Henrico County, alleging the county allowed tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage to seep into the James River and its tributaries over the last five years. The James ...

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Charlottesville’s Lee statue to be melted down for new art

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that drew violent protests to Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by an African American heritage center. The city council decided how ...

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Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

(AP) A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Dec. 6, blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts ...

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Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

(AP) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Dec. 5 that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. The announcement marks a reversal in course from September, ...

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Virginia felon sentenced for having guns, witness tampering

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for possessing multiple firearms and trying to make arrangements to kill witnesses set to testify against him, a federal prosecutor said. Adonis Marquis Perry, 32, ...

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Virginia House seat election recount upholds GOP win

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Dec. 3, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber. The certified results from ...

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Judge leaves lawsuits against Libyan general Hifter on pause

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge in Virginia on Dec. 3 ruled that war-crimes lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in the U.S. must stay on hold for now to avoid interfering with upcoming presidential elections there. ...

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Virginia House control in balance as vote recount begins

(AP) One of the two outstanding vote recounts that will settle whether Virginia Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the House of Delegates is set to get underway Dec. 2 in Virginia Beach. Elections officials and representatives from both parties ...

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