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State reports that fewer minors are behind bars

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) Virginia’s Department of Juvenile Justice says fewer minors are behind bars in the state. Violent incidents are also down at juvenile correction centers. The changes are reflected in a new Department of Juvenile Justice report, the Daily ...

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Official: Woman charged in fatal crash may have fled country

HENRICO (AP) A prosecutor in Virginia says a woman charged in a fatal crash may have fled the country. Rob Cerullo said that authorities believe 48-year-old Osmaira E. Mendez-Urdaneta, of Henrico, fled the county and possibly the U.S. to avoid ...

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4th Circuit to revisit habitual drunkard law (access required)

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider a challenge to a Virginia law that allows police to arrest people designated as “habitual drunkards” if they are caught with alcohol. A three-judge 4th Circuit panel upheld the law ...

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Ex-interpreter sues historical sites claiming discrimination

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) A black woman’s lawsuit claims racial discrimination of employees “permeates” the historical sites of the Yorktown Revolutionary War battlefield and the Jamestown Settlement. Laura Hill filed her federal lawsuit last month against the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation after being fired ...

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Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital. The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital ...

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Miles wins Chesterfield prosecutor spot (access required)

The morning after Election Day, Democrat Scott Miles claimed the win in a hotly contested race to fill the seat of retired Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney Billy Davenport. The margin of victory was less than two percentage points. Miles, a ...

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Miles leads Childrey in Chesterfield CA contest (access required)

The morning after Election Day, Democrat Scott Miles held a narrow lead over Republican John Childrey in voting for a new Chesterfield County commonwealth’s attorney. With all precincts counted in the special election, Miles led Childrey by 47.43 percent to ...

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Virginia voters have their say on Election Day

(AP)  Virginia voters made their picks Tuesday in several competitive congressional races, flipping Virginia’s congressional delegation from a Republican to a Democratic majority. Voters also cast ballots in a special state House election that kept Republicans in control in the ...

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Pomrenke facing bar discipline charges (access required)

Former Bristol judge Kurt J. Pomrenke – having lost his judgeship and served a short time in federal prison for contempt of court – now faces an administrative hurdle if he wants to resume law practice. The Virginia State Bar ...

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Attorneys want to drop rally defendants over nonpayment

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Attorneys representing two men being sued in connection with the August 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville are again attempting to leave the case. Elmer Woodard and James E. Kolenich refiled their request Nov. 5, asking to ...

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