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Driver gets conditional pardon after crash left a man disabled

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has conditionally pardoned a Black man with autism who was sentenced to a decade in prison for a car crash that left a New York man severely disabled. Matthew Rushin is expected to be released early ...

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Gynecologist convicted of fraud, unneeded surgeries

CHESAPEAKE (AP) A Virginia gynecologist has been found guilty of submitting false insurance claims after performing unnecessary surgeries on women. A federal jury convicted Javaid Perwaiz on 52 charges, the Justice Department said in a statement. The Chesapeake doctor had ...

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Former prosecutor gets 10 years in prison

NORFOLK (AP) A former prosecutor in Norfolk has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to lure a teen online. The sentence for Timothy Scott Carnes came after he pleaded guilty to 26 counts, including trying to take ...

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Prosecutor finds 2018 police shooting justified

(AP) The fatal police shooting of an unarmed Black man who ran onto a highway during a mental health crisis was justified, a Virginia prosecutor has determined. The finding by Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette McEachin mirrors an earlier finding by ...

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Lawsuit challenges admissions changes at elite public school


FAIRFAX (AP) More than a dozen middle schoolers and their families have filed a lawsuit seeking to block changes in the admissions process at an elite public high school in Northern Virginia that has been ranked as the best in ...

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Bob Good wins, keeping 5th District US House seat Republican

(AP) Conservative Bob Good has won a Virginia congressional race, keeping a longtime GOP seat in Republican hands, while voters were still waiting early Wednesday to learn the winners of two other competitive House seats. Good defeated Democratic opponent and ...

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Civil case delayed in fatal Park Police shooting of motorist

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A civil suit filed by the family of a Northern Virginia man who was fatally shot by two U.S. Park Police officers during a stop-and-go chase three years ago has been put on hold, despite the family’s objections ...

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Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

(AP) Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals. ...

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Judge sides with governor, but Lee statue stays put for now

The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond (Photo by Maura Mazurowski)

(AP)  A judge on Oct. 27 ruled in favor of Gov. Ralph Northam’s plans to remove an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee — but said the state can’t immediately act on his order. Richmond Circuit Judge W. ...

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Prosecutor rules out charges against officers in shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP)  The top prosecutor in Virginia Beach has ruled out criminal charges against four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in two killings. In a report released Oct. 23, Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle concluded ...

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