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Man charged in Appalachian Trail killing found incompetent

ABINGDON (AP) A Massachusetts man accused of fatally stabbing a hiker on the Appalachian Trial is not mentally fit to stand trial, a federal judge has ruled. James L. Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was charged with murder and ...

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Judge blocks Title IX hearing at UVa (access required)

A federal judge barred the University of Virginia from holding a July 1 Title IX Review Panel Hearing where a student faced possible expulsion for an alleged off-campus sexual assault two years ago. U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad concluded ...

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Virginia Beach orders independent probe of mass shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) The Virginia Beach city council has ordered an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a recent mass shooting that killed 12 people. The council unanimously voted July 2 to have the city auditor hire an independent contractor ...

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Former lawmaker gets 2 ½ years for defrauding government

NORFOLK (AP) A former state lawmaker has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for misusing a program that awards contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities. Former Republican Del. Ron Villanueva of Virginia Beach was ...

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Lawyers ask judge to order white nationalist to stop threats

(AP) Attorneys who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection with a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville have asked a judge to order one of the men who participated in the violence to stop making “unlawful threats” against the plaintiffs ...

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Lt. Gov. Fairfax leaves law firm amid allegations

(AP) Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is resigning from the law firm Morrison & Foerster, where he has been on leave since February amid allegations of sexual assault. News outlets report Fairfax and the firm confirmed July 1 that he’s resigning ...

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Judge accepts insanity plea in ‘werewolf’ slaying

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A New Jersey man will be committed to a state hospital after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity for a Northern Virginia slaying in which he said he thought his victim was a werewolf. Earlier ...

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New laws to affect happy hours, lottery winners and more

(AP) Thousands of Virginians will be able to get their driver’s licenses back, bars will be able to promote their happy hour specials, and big-dollar lottery winners will be able to keep their identities secret under a host of new ...

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Authorities: 3 arrested planned 10-kilo cocaine deal

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Authorities say a drug bust outside a Walmart in Virginia Beach that left multiple people injured resulted in the arrest of three men who planned to exchange 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of cocaine for $280,000. The Virginian-Pilot reports the ...

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Ex-prosecutor agrees to VSB reprimand, anger management (access required)

A former prosecutor with more than 25 years’ experience who got into a violent scuffle with a girlfriend last year has reached an agreement with the Virginia State Bar to avoid suspension of his law license. John F. Haugh agreed ...

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