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Law prevents police from naming juvenile homicide victims

FALLS CHURCH (AP) When 16-year-old Jholie Moussa disappeared from her northern Virginia home in January, Fairfax County police publicized her name and her picture, hoping for a tip that would help locate her. When Jholie’s body was found a few ...

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Jury recommends 40 years in teen’s death

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A jury has recommended 40 years in prison for a former Virginia Tech student found guilty for her role in the death of a 13-year-old girl. News outlets report that the jury recommended the sentence for Natalie Keepers Sept. ...

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Richmond lawyer to lead ABA section (access required)

Richmond attorney Vicki Tucker has begun a term as chair of the American Bar Association’s business law section. The section is one of the largest ABA practice groups, with nearly 50,000 members and approximately 60 committees covering fields such as ...

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Discrimination lawsuit heads to trial

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) A federal lawsuit alleging a Tidewater company subjected its black workers to a hostile work environment is headed to trial. Newport News Industrial was sued more than three years ago by 37 employees alleging racial discrimination, The ...

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Former college student found guilty for role in teen’s death

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A Montgomery County jury found a former Virginia Tech student guilty Thursday for her role in the death of a 13-year-old girl two years ago. Jurors will return to court Friday to hear statements and decide on a ...

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EEOC: Offensive behavior ‘rife’ in Homeland Security office

NORFOLK (AP) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Department of Homeland Security’s investigative office in Virginia is “rife with offensive and racially hostile behavior.” According to a July report obtained by The Virginian-Pilot, investigators found that a supervisor had called ...

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Robelen named as Supreme Court clerk (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will elevate its chief deputy clerk to the clerk’s position next year. Douglas B. Robelen will succeed Clerk Patricia L. Harrington when she retires effective Feb. 1, the court announced Sept. 19. Robelen and Harrington ...

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Home detention for woman who faked will

STAFFORD (AP) A woman who pleaded guilty to faking a will to keep a drug dealer’s home from being seized has received a year of home detention. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys asked the judge not to impose jail time ...

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Opinion testimony excluded in capital murder trial (access required)

Prince William County prosecutors who missed a key deadline for disclosures in a capital murder case will not be allowed to offer “cause of death” testimony from expert witnesses, a judge has ruled. Circuit Judge Steven S. Smith said Sept. ...

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Teen gets 75 years for role in 2 random slayings

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A Virginia teen has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for his role in a series of random shootings that killed two people and left three others wounded. Angelo Antonio Worlds, 19, told the judge at ...

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