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Virginia AG, bar to announce legal assist for needy veterans

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Veterans who need a hand with legal services could soon find it. Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has scheduled two news conferences Monday to announce an initiative to provide low-income veterans with pro bono, or free of charge, legal services. He’ll be joined by officials with the Virginia Department of […]

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Lawmakers urge McAuliffe to keep diplomat’s son in prison

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Some Virginia lawmakers are urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to reject a convicted murderer’s request to serve the rest of his sentence in his home country. Jens Soering, the son of German diplomat, is serving two life terms for the 1985 slayings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. He recently asked McAuliffe to allow […]

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Independence Bowl Matchup: Va Tech vs Tulsa

INDEPENDENCE BOWL: Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer will coach his final game when the Hokies face Tulsa in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26. The 69-year-old Beamer, who has been at Virginia Tech (6-6) for 29 seasons, announced his retirement earlier this season. The Hokies won three of their final four games of the season to […]

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Mendenhall lays out plan for building up Virginia football

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – New Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall says he will build the Cavaliers football program through accountability, discipline and effort. Mendenhall, who has coached the past 11 seasons at BYU, was introduced at Virginia on Monday. He says Virginia is one of the few schools he would have considered leaving BYU for, […]

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VA Governor Rebukes Jerry Fallwell Jr.

RICHMOND, Va. —Virginia’s governor is criticizing the president of Liberty University for urging his Christian college community to arm itself against a possible attack by a would-be mass killer. Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. made the suggestion at a gathering of 10,000 on the Lynchburg campus on Friday night, and he stood by the statement […]

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Liberty president calls for an armed Christian campus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged students, staff and faculty at his Christian school to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus to counter any copycat attack like the deadly rampage in California just days ago. “Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” […]

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SBA offering loans to Sandy victims in VA

MELFA, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to Accomack County businesses and individuals who didn’t seek help following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Officials estimate that more than 240 homes were damaged in that Eastern Shore county during Sandy, which lashed the region with high winds and more […]

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