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Principal sues parents for critical letter

(AP) — The principal of a public middle school in Richmond is suing four parents for a letter critical of the school’s leadership and climate. Lucille M. Brown Middle School Principal Denise R. Lewis is seeking $3 million in compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages ...

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Developer, board member sued by US

ROANOKE (AP) — A Radford real estate developer who is also a member of a state board has been accused by the U.S. Labor Department of diverting funds from his company’s pension plan. The lawsuit filed in Roanoke federal court ...

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Ex-head of Va. Tech institute sues over demotion

BLACKSBURG (AP) — Virginia Tech President Charles Steger and three other senior administrators are being sued by a former director of the school’s Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. The university replaced Harold “Skip” Garner as director in 2012 following a 2011 audit ...

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Huguely murder conviction upheld

(AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who fatally beat his ex-girlfriend, a killing that ushered in changes in state law aimed at limiting relationship violence. The ...

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