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Danville judge issues fines, arrest orders for no-show jurors

DANVILLE (AP) A Virginia judge has issued fines and orders for the arrest of some potential jurors who didn’t show up for the trial of a man charged in a cab driver’s death. Calling it “a nightmare scenario,” Danville Circuit ...

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With pandemic a focus, McAuliffe urges vaccine mandates

RICHMOND (AP) Democrat Terry McAuliffe urged all Virginia employers on Aug. 23 to require the COVID-19 vaccine for their workers who are eligible, sharpening a policy debate in the closely watched governor’s race over how best to deal with the coronavirus ...

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Park Police officers seek immunity from manslaughter charge

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Local prosecutors are not entitled to second-guess the split-second judgments of two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist after a stop-and-go chase in Northern Virginia, lawyers for the officers argued on Aug. 23. The ...

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Judge dismisses effort to remove school board member

FAIRFAX (AP) A judge has dismissed a petition effort launched by parents angered over pandemic-related school closures seeking to remove a northern Virginia school board member from her post. Fairfax County Judge Richard Gardiner dismissed the petition on Aug. 20 ...

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Ex-sheriff admits campaign finance violations, denies bribes

NORFOLK (AP) A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff testified in his own defense on Aug. 18, admitting to violating campaign finance laws and getting loans and gifts from businessmen who had city jail contracts, but he denied taking bribes. Former Norfolk ...

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No shows in Danville: Trial continued for lack of jurors

DANVILLE (AP) The trial for a man charged in the death of a Virginia cab driver was continued on Aug. 16 when too few people showed up for jury selection. Danville Circuit Court Judge James Reynolds set a new trial ...

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Suit: Changing prisoner count weakens rural, GOP districts

(AP) A Republican state senator is among a group of people suing the Virginia Redistricting Commission over plans to count prisoners at their last known address instead of the prisons where they’re incarcerated. The lawsuit says the change will politically ...

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Judge rejects secret submission in suit over teen’s death

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge on Aug. 13 rejected a request from the federal government to provide classified information in a lawsuit filed by the family of a British teenager killed in England by a member of the U.S. intelligence community ...

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Agreement: Va. service-dog company ordered to pay $3 million

MADISON (AP) The founder of a Virginia service-dog company could pay about $3 million in restitution and other penalties to settle a lawsuit that accused him of deceiving customers and providing them ill-trained animals. An agreement signed by a judge on ...

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Judge says she can’t halt Virginia mountain pipeline blasts

ROANOKE (AP) A federal judge declined to block the blasting of bedrock on a Virginia mountain where a natural gas pipeline is supposed to be laid, saying she lacks authority to do so. The decision by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth ...

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