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Officers face felony charges in man’s shooting (access required)

Two police officers face three felony charges each in the February shooting of a Lynchburg accountant in his home. The accountant, Walker Sigler, was left with serious and permanent injuries, according to his lawyer. The Lynchburg officers went to Sigler’s ...

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Bankruptcy hearings? There’s an app for that (access required)

Need to keep track of your bankruptcy hearing schedule while on the move? The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District has an app for that. The court has rolled out “ChapMobile,” a free app for iOS and Android devices ...

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Appeals court grants new sentencing for DC sniper

(AP) A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 3-0 decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations

(AP) A group of women’s health care providers filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a number of Virginia’s abortion regulations in light of a landmark 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The lawsuit filed in federal court challenges Virginia laws, ...

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Former UVa student settles suit against ABC agents for $250K

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A former University of Virginia student who filed a civil rights lawsuit after his 2015 arrest by alcohol-enforcement agents has received a nearly $250,000 settlement. Martese Johnson sued Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and three of its ...

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Virginia juvenile detention center ending federal contract

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center is ending its contract with the federal government amid local objections to holding non-criminal children in jail-like settings. Filling beds with children in the federal refugee resettlement program has saved the city ...

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Bar reimburses victims of lawyer dishonesty (access required)

A panel of the Virginia State Bar awarded $13,640.00 in reimbursement to former clients of three Virginia attorneys at its most recent meeting on May 4, the bar reported. The Clients’ Protection Fund Board also authorized payments totaling $5,800.00 to ...

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Richmond-area police to encrypt radio channels

(AP) Police in Richmond and two neighboring counties are planning to encrypt their police radio channels, ending public access to their communications. Police chiefs in the city of Richmond, and Chesterfield and Henrico counties said Monday that their radio traffic ...

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Free legal clinic offered to help Virginia veterans

PETERSBURG (AP) A free legal clinic is being offered to help Virginia veterans draft estate planning documents and answer questions about state and federal benefits. During the event, volunteer attorneys from Attorney General Mark Herring’s office and the Virginia State ...

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Expansion planned for sex offender treatment center

BURKEVILLE (AP) Officials are breaking ground at the site where Virginia’s sex offender treatment center will be expanded. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported the groundbreaking ceremony at the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation in Burkeville was scheduled for June 18. The $110 million ...

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