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Northam to call special session on gun control

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Gov. Ralph Northam will recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like the May 31 mass shooting in Virginia ...

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Attorney recovering after DUI gets VSB reprimand, monitoring (access required)

An attorney who struggled with alcohol-related issues for more than two years after a 2015 DUI arrest has been allowed to continue to practice law, under threat of suspension for any other missteps. A panel of the Virginia State Bar ...

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Richmond’s Michael Herring to join McGuireWoods (access required)

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring says he plans to resign that post on July 1. He will join McGuireWoods as a partner, he confirmed. “At least in the beginning, I will focus my energy on commercial litigation and white ...

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Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. ...

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Virginia lumber company fined $24K for worker’s death

CROZET (AP) A Virginia lumber company has been fined more than $24,000 in connection with the death of an employee last year. R.A. Yancey Lumber Co. in Crozet was fined after the state Department of Labor and Industry found four ...

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Manning renews effort to be released from Alexandria jail

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Lawyers for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning are renewing efforts to get her released from a Northern Virginia jail. Manning’s lawyers filed court papers Friday asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to send Manning to ...

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Chesterfield courts seek input on technology

The Chesterfield County courts are asking for attorney input on two courthouse projects. The courts are planning an upgrade of courtroom technology as well as general improvements to courthouse facilities. The Chesterfield courts are busy. The county’s juvenile and domestic ...

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Taylor honored for career of service (access required)

Retired Hampton Circuit Judge Wilford Taylor Jr. is the recipient of the 2018 Harry L. Carrico Outstanding Career Service Award presented by the Judicial Counsel of Virginia. The award is presented annually to a Virginia judge who, over an extended ...

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Former sheriff found dead, fraud suspect denied bond (access required)

Amid criminal and civil investigations of how public money was used by a Front Royal-based economic development agency, a former county sheriff has died and the former head of the agency was denied bond. Former Warren County Sheriff Daniel McEathron ...

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Police: Portsmouth officer charged with rape and abduction

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Portsmouth police officer has been charged with rape and abduction. Portsmouth police said in a statement that officer Cleshaun A. Cox was arrested May 28. He has been on the force for a little more than a ...

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