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Parents accused of riding moped with baby between them

FREDERICKSBURG (AP) Two Fredericksburg-area parents are accused of riding a moped with their 5-month-old baby held between them. Athena N. Colon, 24, and Cane Hartwick Jr., 26, were arrested Oct. 17 and charged with felony child neglect, The Free Lance-Star reported. ...

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‘Call my lawyer,’ says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

ROANOKE (AP) A Roanoke-area store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year. Roanoke County police arrested 21-year-old Manuel Carlos Ramirez-Godoy for an Oct. 14 burglary of Clean Soles, seizing seven right-foot Nike Air Jordans ...

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Michael Vick’s father gets 5 years for drug-ring role

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring. Michael Dwayne Boddie, 56, was sentenced Oct. 17 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to ...

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Ex-teacher charged in hack of celebrities, others

(AP) A former high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the 2014 “celebgate” scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities. Documents filed in federal ...

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Police charge man with murder in fatal crash

(AP) Virginia State Police have charged a man with first-degree murder in a traffic crash this month that killed a 15-year-old boy. A VSP news release said 37-year-old Steven H. Williams of Independence turned himself in Oct. 16. Williams was a ...

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Feds: ‘Operation Goodfellas’ breaks up $19M drug ring

NORFOLK (AP) Federal officials say they’ve broken up a $19 million drug ring in Virginia. The U.S. attorney’s office for Virginia’s Eastern District said in a statement Tuesday that they’ve charged five Hampton Roads area men in a trafficking conspiracy ...

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Lawsuit accusing police of unlawful arrest dismissed

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Just days before it was to go to trial, a lawsuit brought by a man who accused police of unlawfully raiding his truck and detaining him against his will has been dismissed. Benjamin Burruss’ 2015 lawsuit was dismissed ...

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Report: Thousands of offenses weren’t entered into database

(AP) A report shows more than 675,000 offenses have not been entered into Virginia’s main criminal record database because of missing fingerprints. The Virginia State Crime Commission report released Oct. 11 said defendants were found guilty in around 58 percent ...

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Man gets 36-year sentence in killing of trooper

(AP) A Richmond man is set to serve 36 years in prison for the capital murder of a Virginia State Police special agent. Travis Ball, 28, was sentenced Oct. 11 in the fatal shooting of Trooper Michael Walter, news outlets ...

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Father, son charged in death of man who went missing in 2004

(AP) — A father and son have been arrested in the death of a man who disappeared 14 years ago and whose body was found four years ago. Citing a Thursday release from Albemarle County police, The Daily Progress reports that 56-year-old ...

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