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Control of House remains undecided

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) Which party will control Virginia’s House of Delegates next year remains far from certain after a Democratic candidate petitioned a court to declare her the winner of a race that is officially tied. Shelly Simonds has asked ...

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Police: Suspect wearing ‘Trust Me’ T-shirt steals car

FALLS CHURCH (AP) A suspect wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with “Trust Me” allegedly stole a car with an accomplice in Fairfax County. The Washington Post reports that the two suspects from Falls Church were arrested by police in the stolen car not ...

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Virginia Democrat to fight tied race; name-drawing delayed

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) — The Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber said Tuesday that she’ll ask a court to declare the tie invalid and her the winner. Shelly ...

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Democrat in House race asks court to invalidate tie

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) The Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber said Tuesday that she’ll ask a court to declare the tie invalid and her the winner. Shelly Simonds ...

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Contractor who tried to have homeowner killed sentenced

FAIRFAX (AP) A northern Virginia home remodeling contractor who tried to have a client killed has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Washington Post reports that contractor Daniel W. Jamison was sentenced last week after trying to hire ...

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New lieutenant governor quitting his law firm

(AP) Lt. Gov.-elect Justin Fairfax says he will leave his job at a northern Virginia law firm in January to focus on his elected position. A former federal prosecutor, Fairfax has worked as a white-collar defense attorney at Venable LLP ...

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Senators recommend 2 for Lee judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. senators have recommended two choices for the federal judgeship of retired Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. The candidates are federal prosecutor Patricia T. Giles and Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. Giles and Alston were recommended ...

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Appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban

(AP) A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday denied a Trump administration request to delay a requirement that it begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military on Jan. 1. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. ...

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Tie vote declared in pivotal House district

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) A court declared a tie Dec. 20 in a Virginia legislative election that one day earlier appeared to have gone to a Democrat by a single vote, the latest dramatic twist in a contest likely to decide ...

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Lawyer reprimanded for failing to disclose sanctions

A Richmond lawyer has agreed to a public reprimand and a year’s probation with the Virginia State Bar after acknowledging he failed to disclose sanctions when he applied to practice in bankruptcy court. D. Hayden Fisher agreed he made two ...

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