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Judges hope to keep bench seats (access required)

Two judges passed over for new terms in the first round of judicial elections at the General Assembly are hoping to win legislators’ favor when the Assembly takes up judicial selection again this month. Chesterfield County General District Judge Pamela ...

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Bank sued over ‘cult-like’ management (access required)

A former executive of a Southwest Virginia bank claims she was a victim of an evangelical religious culture at the bank.  Mary Trigiani has sued the Honaker-based New Peoples Bank for alleged discrimination and wrongful termination. The bank president denies ...

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Judge declines to halt elite school’s admissions changes

FAIRFAX (AP) A circuit judge has refused to issue an injunction to stop an elite Northern Virginia high school from changing its admissions policies. Fairfax County Public Schools is overhauling the admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science ...

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Senate advances death penalty abolition bill for final vote

(AP) A bill that would abolish the death penalty in Virginia cleared a hurdle in the state Senate Feb. 2 and was poised for a final vote later in the week. The Democrat-controlled chamber voted to advance a bill from Sen. Scott ...

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City denies media requests to discuss redevelopment project

NORFOLK (AP) Norfolk officials have said they will no longer talk to the media about a project that will demolish about 1,700 public housing units and force the relocation of thousands of residents. City attorney Bernard Pisko advised officials not ...

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Proposal would force doctors to talk with lawyers (access required)

A measure to require doctors to confer on request with their patients’ lawyers won a narrow vote of approval from a Senate committee, despite criticism from medical providers that the plan is “heavy handed.” Trial lawyers have complained about an ...

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Ex-jail warden convicted of fraud, denying inmates care

FALLS CHURCH (AP) The former superintendent of a Virginia jail has been convicted on corruption charges for denying medical treatment to an inmate who suffered brutal attacks and giving preferential treatment to another inmate, including personally delivered ice cream, whose ...

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Sen. Amanda Chase sues over being censured

(AP) A firebrand conservative state senator seeking the Republican nomination for governor filed a federal lawsuit Feb. 1 that seeks to undo her legislative colleagues’ recent decision to censure her for an alleged “pattern of unacceptable conduct.” In a bipartisan ...

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Senate panel defeats bill to restore parole

(AP) A bill that would have restored parole in Virginia was killed Jan. 29 after lawmakers heard emotional testimony from family members of crime victims who pleaded with them to guarantee their assailants would stay locked up. The Senate Rehabilitation and ...

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Business owner pleads to $2.5M pandemic fraud

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A Northern Virginia man has pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining $2.5 million in federal coronavirus loans and using the money to buy an airplane and luxury car. Didier Kindambu, 49, of Leesburg, pleaded guilty to bank fraud Jan. 28 ...

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