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Candidate appeals ruling to remove her from race

(AP) An independent congressional candidate in Virginia is appealing a court’s decision to remove her from the race. Shaun Brown filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia Sept. 10. She says a circuit judge in Richmond lacked the ...

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Defense attorney hopes to review video evidence

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Virginia defense attorney is struggling to view video footage he hopes will clear his client because he hasn’t been able to open the file stored on a thumb drive. Attorney Kurt Gilchrist was granted $1,000 in court Sept. ...

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Railroads sued over GOP train crash

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The father of a man injured when a trash truck he was riding in was struck by a train full of Republican lawmakers is suing over the crossing where the collision happened. Dennis Eddy’s father – as conservator – ...

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Virginia GOP elects new chairman

(AP) The Republican Party of Virginia has elected a new chairman after its previous leader resigned. The party said in a Sept. 8 statement that members of the State Central Committee had elected attorney Jack Wilson of Chesterfield to finish ...

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Woman convicted of murder for urging another to kill

DISPUTANTA (AP) A Virginia woman has been found guilty of murder for encouraging her half-brother to fatally shoot a man inside a busy Wendy’s restaurant on Labor Day 2017. Norma Glover was found guilty Sept. 6 of first-degree murder and felony use ...

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Virginia to launch new anti-drunk driving partnership

(AP) Virginia will be home to a real-world testing of new technology aimed at blocking would-be drunk drivers from operating a vehicle. Gov. Ralph Northam plans to launch a new partnership next week between a Virginia transportation company and a ...

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Judge finds fraud; orders candidate off ballot

(AP) An independent candidate must be removed from the ballot in a competitive Virginia congressional race due to forged voter signatures on her petitions, a judge ruled Sept. 5, saying he found evidence of “out-and-out fraud.” Richmond Circuit Court Judge ...

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Speaker appeals redistricting ruling to high court

(AP) The Republican speaker of the House of Delegates has filed a formal appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn a court ruling that found 11 House districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. A federal court ruled in June that ...

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Reporters at Tronc-owned papers plan to unionize

NORFOLK (AP) Journalists at two daily newspapers in Tidewater have announced plans to form a union. Reporters and photographers at the Daily Press in Newport News and The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk announced in a statement Tuesday that they plan to ...

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Congressman subpoenaed in election fraud lawsuit

(AP) U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor has been subpoenaed to testify in a lawsuit that accuses members of his campaign staff of forging signatures to help an independent candidate get on the ballot for the 2nd Congressional District. Democrats are suing ...

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