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Minds uneasy after pet is euthanized to be buried with owner

Veterinarians and funeral homes in Virginia are rejecting the idea that pets should be buried with their owners after a recent case in which a dog was euthanized so it could lie next to her owner. WWBT-TV in Richmond reports ...

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Findings of Gov. Northam blackface investigation offer no closure

NORFOLK (AP) The mystery of whether Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A monthslong investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the ...

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John Walker Lindh set to be released from prison

ARLINGTON (AP) John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. ...

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Court approves sale of Montana mansion

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A Wyoming company has been cleared to sell a nearly $11 million Montana mansion once owned by a Virginia businessman now convicted of fraud. A judge ruled May 9 that the title to the 26,000-square foot castle ...

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SEAL sentenced in hazing death of Green Beret

NORFOLK (AP) A U.S. Navy SEAL was sentenced to one year in military prison May 16 for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. Adam Matthews is the first of four U.S. ...

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Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for refusing to testify

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail May 16 for refusing to testify to a grand jury, even after telling a judge she’d rather “starve to death” than cooperate with prosecutors. U.S. District Judge ...

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Medical practice pays $3.3M for alleged unnecessary tests (access required)

A Virginia-based pain management practice will pay $3.29 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal government and billed it for medically unnecessary tests. The case was brought by former Physical Medicine Associates LTD employee Michelle O’Connor, a physician ...

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VSB’s Young Lawyers Conference awarded for diversity program (access required)

A Virginia State Bar program dedicated to introducing young minorities to the legal profession has received a national award for its work. The Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute won first place in the 2019 Embracing Diversity Challenge hosted by the ...

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Carilion plans $300M hospital expansion

ROANOKE (AP) Roanoke-based health care giant Carilion Clinic has announced a $300 million hospital expansion in Roanoke. The company announced May 15 that it’s planning a $300 million expansion for Roanoke Memorial Hospital, The Roanoke Times reported. The expansion will have two ...

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Pro bono administrator hired (access required)

Private lawyers and a legal aid office are joining hands to promote voluntary legal work for the public good in the Charlottesville area. The Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association and the Legal Aid Justice Center have entered a memorandum of understanding ...

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