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Habeeb resigning from House

(AP) A Virginia lawyer-legislator is resigning, potentially putting the GOP’s slim House advantage at risk. Del. Greg Habeeb notified party leadership July 27 he will step down Aug. 31. The 42-year-old legislator sent an email to supporters and colleagues in ...

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Doctor sues 4 colleagues at VCU over alleged retaliation

(AP) A Virginia Commonwealth University doctor has filed a $15 million defamation lawsuit against four colleagues and the VCU Health System’s physicians group. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the lawsuit alleges the doctor suffered retaliation when he raised concerns about insufficient heart care ...

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Virginia Beach police to start using body-worn cameras

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Police in Virginia’s most populous city are set to get body-worn cameras over the next two years. The Virginia Beach Police Department will be the last department in the Hampton Roads area to adopt the technology, The ...

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Judge tosses 2 of 4 conviction counts against accused spy

McLEAN (AP) A federal judge has tossed out two of four counts of conviction against a former CIA officer found guilty of spying for China. The counts were dismissed in a July 26 opinion by U.S. Senior District Judge T.S. Ellis ...

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Appeals court sides with environmentalists in pipeline case

McLEAN (AP) An appeals court has sided with environmentalists who challenged the decision by federal agencies to allow construction of a 300-mile natural gas pipeline on a swath of national forest. The unanimous ruling July 27 by a three-judge panel ...

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Child porn defendant could get 291 years

STANARDSVILLE (AP) A jury has recommended nearly 300 years in prison for a Virginia man convicted of dozens of child pornography-related charges. Christopher Mark Garrison, 48, was convicted of 43 counts in all July 25, including soliciting a minor and ...

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3 workers hurt in machinery plant explosion

WOOLWINE (AP) Authorities say three people have been hurt in an explosion at a factory in Patrick County. Patrick County Emergency Services Coordinator Steve Allen told news outlets that three injured employees were all alert as they were transported for ...

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4th Circuit sides with pipeline in eminent domain case

RICHMOND (AP) A federal appeals court has sided with the Mountain Valley Pipeline in an eminent domain lawsuit brought by landowners in the project’s path. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 25 affirmed the ...

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Organizer of white nationalist rally loses a lawyer

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The primary organizer of last summer’s deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia is losing one of his attorneys after abandoning his legal campaign for a permit to stage an event marking its anniversary. The lawyer, Elmer Woodard, asked ...

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$625K settlement reached in inmate’s death

PORTSMOUTH (AP) The family of a Virginia inmate who died has reached a $625,000 settlement in a lawsuit against a jail and its medical provider. News outlets quote court documents as saying Henry Stewart’s family will be paid $100,000 from ...

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