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Charlottesville’s Lee statue to be melted down for new art

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that drew violent protests to Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by an African American heritage center. The city council decided how ...

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State Bar pays $18,205 to former clients (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board authorized reimbursements totaling $18,205 on six petitions at a recent meeting. The largest approved payment was for $4,455 for unearned attorney’s fees in an immigration matter. The board determined that the client’s ...

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Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

(AP) A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Dec. 6, blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts ...

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Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

(AP) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Dec. 5 that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. The announcement marks a reversal in course from September, ...

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Virginia felon sentenced for having guns, witness tampering

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for possessing multiple firearms and trying to make arrangements to kill witnesses set to testify against him, a federal prosecutor said. Adonis Marquis Perry, 32, ...

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Richmond nonprofit honors members with annual awards (access required)

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, or LCLD, recently honored more than 100 members with the 2021 Top Performers and Compass Awards. The Top Performer award recognizes organizations in the top 20% in participation in LCLD programs and activities, while ...

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Virginia House seat election recount upholds GOP win

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Dec. 3, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber. The certified results from ...

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Judge leaves lawsuits against Libyan general Hifter on pause

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge in Virginia on Dec. 3 ruled that war-crimes lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in the U.S. must stay on hold for now to avoid interfering with upcoming presidential elections there. ...

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Virginia House control in balance as vote recount begins

(AP) One of the two outstanding vote recounts that will settle whether Virginia Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the House of Delegates is set to get underway Dec. 2 in Virginia Beach. Elections officials and representatives from both parties ...

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Grand jury clears officer who shot Pharrell Williams’ cousin

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A special grand jury found that a Virginia Beach police officer was justified in fatally shooting a Black man armed with a gun during a chaotic night of violence on the city’s oceanfront this spring, authorities said ...

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