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Hearing on legislative continuance is averted (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has cancelled a hearing over a lawyer’s use of Virginia’s legislative continuance statute to get an 18-month delay in filing of an appellate brief. Del. Jeffrey Campbell, R-Marion, filed a brief on behalf of his ...

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Attorney calls on US Marine deserter to turn himself in

ROANOKE (AP) An attorney who could represent a U.S. Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case is asking for the man to surrender peacefully. Deborah Caldwell-Bono of Roanoke has agreed to represent 22-year-old Michael Alexander Brown, news outlets ...

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Health department reports rise in meth overdose deaths

(AP) Health officials in Virginia say the number of fatal overdoses from methamphetamine use has risen over the past three years. The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner says deadly meth overdoses rose from 88 people in ...

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Discrimination plaintiff can collect from LeClairRyan insurance (access required)

A bankruptcy judge has agreed to allow former LeClairRyan partner Michele Craddock to pursue collection of her more than $885,000 gender discrimination arbitration award from the firm’s insurance company. Craddock can avoid the bankruptcy stay on collection actions automatically imposed ...

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Man mistakenly released from jail now charged with murder

FREDERICKSBURG (AP) A Virginia man mistakenly released from jail this summer while awaiting sentencing on charges in a 2018 home invasion has since been accused in a fatal shooting. Najuon D. Courtney, 21, is now charged with second-degree murder in ...

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Authorities: 19 hospitalized after bus hits tractor trailer

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Authorities say more than a dozen people were hospitalized after a commercial bus hit an overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain Nov. 17. Citing Virginia State Police, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 19 people were brought to hospitals ...

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Chief: Breach may have compromised police officers’ data

FAIRFAX (AP) Officials say a possible data breach may have compromised the personal information of more than 500 employees of the Fairfax County police department. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. told the Washington Post that he doesn’t have any reports that ...

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Feds won’t charge officers in Virginia motorist’s death

FALLS CHURCH (AP) Federal prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist after a chase on a Northern Virginia parkway two years ago. The Justice Department announced Nov. 14 it found ...

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Privacy lawsuit moves forward against delegate

(AP) A civil lawsuit accusing a state lawmaker of privacy violations is moving toward trial. A federal judge on Nov. 12 denied a request by Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond, to toss out most of the allegations made against her, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Adams ...

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Zoo owner charged with 46 animal cruelty counts

WINCHESTER (AP) The owner of a Winchester-area zoo where more than 100 animals were seized earlier this year has been charged with animal cruelty. A grand jury in Winchester indicted Keith Wilson, owner of Wilson’s Wild Animal Park, on 46 animal ...

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