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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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Golf resort developer sued for environmental issues

(AP) Virginia officials are suing the developer of a luxury golf resort over what they call “significant and repeated environmental violations” in an area known as a major gathering place for bald eagles from up and down the East Coast. ...

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4 indicted on charges stemming from Charlottesville rallies

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted four California men on conspiracy and rioting charges in connection with a torch-lit march and a rally of white nationalists in Virginia last year. U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen’s office announced the indictment ...

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Ex-reality TV star gets 16 years for fatal DUI crash

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A former reality TV star will serve 16 years in prison for killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway last year. Melissa Hancock was sentenced Oct. 10 after earlier ...

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Lawyer removed from rally lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The attorney who says his signature was placed on court documents without his knowledge has been removed from a lawsuit related to the 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. A judge granted Richard Harry’s request Oct. 9, The ...

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4th Circuit rejects new hearing in Dominion coal ash case

(AP) A federal appeals court has rejected a request from the Sierra Club to hold a new hearing to reconsider a ruling that Dominion Energy’s discharge of arsenic from a coal ash storage site does not violate the U.S. Clean ...

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Ex-DMV worker accused of providing forged licenses

(AP) A former worker at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is accused of accepting bribes to issue forged commercial licenses that allowed drivers to avoid required testing. Jamiel A. Hill, 30, was arrested Oct. 3. The former DMV customer ...

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Lawyer and firm are sued in highway triple fatality (access required)

A Richmond attorney and her law firm are both named in three lawsuits arising from a late night highway crash in June that claimed the lives of three people. The attorney – Claire C. Carr of North Chesterfield – was ...

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