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Attorney: That’s not my signature in rally lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An attorney says his signature was placed on a court document without his knowledge in a lawsuit related to the 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Richard Harry said an Aug. 22 hearing that he has represented ...

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Settlement amount remains secret in lawsuit against officer

POQUOSON (AP) A settlement has resolved a lawsuit accusing a Virginia police officer of using excessive force, but the deal’s terms remain confidential. An insurance pool, the Virginia Municipal League Insurance Programs, paid the settlement this month in the federal ...

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Drug cases create backlog at state forensic lab

(AP) The director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science says the growing number, complexity and safety requirements of drug cases submitted for testing has created a substantial backlog. Linda Jackson asked the Virginia Forensic Science Board for more resources ...

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Dad says he found son, 3, dead in dryer

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Authorities in Virginia say they’re investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy whose father says he found the child’s body in a clothes dryer. Virginia Beach police spokeswoman Linda Kuehn said the boy’s death on Aug. 7 ...

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Change of venue sought for Charlottesville crash trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The attorney for a man accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is seeking to have his trial on first-degree murder and other charges relocated. An attorney for James Fields ...

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Manafort stoic as 8 guilty verdicts arrived

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Paul Manafort stood stoic and unblinking, his hands clasped in front of him, as a court clerk read off eight guilty counts against him — a list of offenses that could send President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman ...

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Regulators resolute on pipeline water permits

(AP) A state regulatory panel has declined calls from environmental groups, landowners and others to reconsider important water-quality permits for two natural gas pipelines. The State Water Control Board met Aug. 21 in Richmond to consider public comments it solicited ...

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Flint water researcher’s defamation lawsuit challenged

ROANOKE (AP) A Flint, Michigan, resident is among those embroiled in a legal battle over a letter criticizing a Virginia Tech professor who helped expose the city’s water crisis. Flint resident Melissa Mays and the Campaign for Lead Free Water’s ...

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Northam sets special session to redraw legislative districts

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has scheduled a special session of the General Assembly so lawmakers can comply with a court order to redraw the state’s legislative map. The governor announced Aug. 20 that he had signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back to ...

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Author James Forman to talk about racism

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Forman Jr. will visit Charlottesville next month to give a talk about racism. “Claiming Your Power: American Racism, the Alt-Right, and Radical Resistance” is the title of the lecture by Forman, a Yale law ...

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