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State lawmaker introduces mental health bills

(AP) — A Montgomery County lawmaker has proposed changes to Virginia’s laws on holding people involuntarily for evaluation and treatment in psychiatric emergencies. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Republican Del. Joseph Yost has introduced bills to lengthen the deadlines of orders ...

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Hudson named chief deputy AG

(AP) — Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark Herring says Hampton city attorney Cynthia Hudson will serve as his chief deputy once he takes office on Jan. 11. Officials said Thursday that Hudson will oversee day-to-day legal operations of the attorney general’s office ...

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Obenshain concedes attorney general election

(AP) — Republican Mark Obenshain conceded the race for Virginia attorney general Wednesday as Democrat Mark Herring built an insurmountable lead in a recount, giving Democrats a top-of-the ticket sweep for the first time since 1989. “It’s been a vigorous and ...

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Judge outlines steps in recount order

(AP) — A recount court’s chief judge has outlined the rules governing the recount in the race for Virginia attorney general. The order issued Wednesday by Richmond Circuit Judge Beverly Snukals stakes out many procedures that have been previously outlined ...

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Judge issues gag order in abduction case

LOVINGSTON  (AP) — A Nelson County judge on Wednesday prohibited law enforcement officers and lawyers from speaking about an abduction case involving a missing teenager. The order issued by Circuit Judge J. Michael Gamble forbids the release of the existence ...

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