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Judge Albert Bryan Jr. dead at 92 (access required)

Albert V. Bryan Jr., a federal judge who served for two decades on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, died Aug. 27 in Alexandria. He was 92. The cause was pneumonia, daughter Vickers Bryan told The ...

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Family of minor league baseball pitcher slain

CHATHAM (AP) The brother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher killed the athlete’s wife, toddler son and mother-in-law before he was captured naked after a manhunt in a tiny Pittsylvania County community, authorities said. Matthew Thomas Bernard, 18, was arrested Aug. ...

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Virginia Beach official resigns over mass shooting response

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Three months after a Virginia Beach city employee killed 12 people in a mass shooting , the city’s executive resigned following criticism from victims’ family members and others about his response to the rampage. In his Aug. 28 resignation letter, ...

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Lawyer accused of dishonesty accepts 3-year suspension (access required)

A Chesapeake attorney facing three separate bar complaints, all involving multiple rule violations including alleged false statements to the Virginia State Bar, has agreed to a three-year license suspension. Barry R. Taylor was accused of lapses in his bank accounts ...

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Court asked to reconsider tossing Trump hotel lawsuit

(AP) A federal appeals court should reconsider its decision to throw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, officials in Maryland and the District of Columbia argued Aug. 26 ...

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4th Circuit rejects contractor’s appeal in Abu Ghraib case

(AP) A federal appeals court has rejected a contractor’s request to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of contributing to the torture of prisoners at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison. The Aug. 23 unanimous ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Ex-prosecutor charged in child abuse sting (access required)

A former Norfolk prosecutor has been charged with multiple felonies in a Norfolk investigation of online child sex crimes. Charged is attorney Timothy Scott Carnes, according to The Virginian-Pilot. He faces five counts of attempting to take indecent liberties with ...

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Petition seeks to strike GOP candidate for Loudoun CA (access required)

A group of Loudoun County voters has acted to disqualify the Republican candidate for commonwealth’s attorney. A petition filed Aug. 20 by four registered voters claims that Nicole Wittmann actually lives in Fairfax County with her family and that her ...

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Inmate’s mom convicted in smuggling plot with lawyer

PRINCE GEORGE (AP) The mother of a convicted murdered has been convicted of conspiring to smuggle drugs and a cellphone to her jailed son with an attorney who gained national attention on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Kimberly Walker-Debro entered ...

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Hospital visits prompt warning about male supplement

(AP)  State officials have issued a warning about a supplement promoted as a male sexual enhancement after three people who took it required emergency care. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on Aug. 22 advised consumers against purchasing or ...

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