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Richmond-area gun thefts soar

(AP) Gun thefts in Virginia’s capital city and surrounding counties have soared recently — a trend a top law enforcement officer says ultimately results in more crimes and violence. Local police received almost 5,900 firearm theft reports from 2010 to ...

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Mahoney receives distinguished service award

The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. (LGA), awarded its highest honor, the Edward J. Finnegan Award for Distinguished Service, to Paul M. Mahoney, former County Attorney for the County of Roanoke, at its recently concluded annual fall conference in ...

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Lawyer takes plea in real estate purchase scheme (access required)

A Virginia Beach lawyer has pleaded guilty following a government fraud investigation that appeared to target a real estate broker. Federal officials say they hired the real estate broker to sell government-owned properties across Hampton Roads for the highest price he ...

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Thumbprint on toilet leads to life term in Norfolk slaying

NORFOLK (AP) A thumbprint left on a toilet seat at a murder scene finally led to a life sentence in a decades-old murder case. Daniel Johnston was convicted by a jury Oct. 25 of first-degree murder in the 1981 slaying of ...

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Jury spares life of soldier convicted of killing wife, cop

MANASSAS (AP) A Prince William County jury spared the life of an Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie police officer after deadlocking on whether he should be executed. The jury sent a note the morning ...

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Virginia joins other states investigating clergy sex abuse

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general says he is investigating possible sexual abuse by clergy, joining officials from around the country who have taken action since an explosive grand jury report documented decades of abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Attorney General Mark ...

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Judge issues gag order in murder case

NORFOLK (AP) A judge has issued a gag order in the Norfolk trial of a New York man accused in the 1981 stabbing death of a 20-year-old woman inside her apartment. Circuit Judge Everett Martin ordered prosecutors, the defense attorney ...

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Ex-Tech student accused in gun case volunteers to leave US

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) An attorney for a former Virginia Tech student accused of illegally possessing an assault weapon says the Chinese national has decided to leave the United Sates. Attorney Jessica Sherman-Stoltz told The Roanoke Times 20-year-old Yunsong Zhao decided to withdraw his ...

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Life-or-death decision faces jury in cop killer case

MANASSAS (AP) Prosecutors asked a jury Tuesday to impose what would be the first death sentence in Virginia since 2011 against an Army staff sergeant who killed his wife and a rookie police officer who responded to her call for ...

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Court to hear ex-officer’s appeal in teen’s shooting

(AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear an appeal by a former Virginia police officer sentenced to 2½ years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager suspected of shoplifting. Portsmouth officer Stephen Rankin was convicted ...

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