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  • Friday December 11th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are signaling their intent to remove Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state’s highest court, potentially setting up another rancorous fight between the governor and the GOP-led General Assembly. House Republicans have not invited Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush to judicial interviews later this week, effectively blocking any chance of the House voting to confirm her ...
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  • Friday December 11th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to include a bond package totaling more than $2 billion in his two-year budget proposal to fund research, economic development infrastructure and other projects. McAuliffe announced the bond package on Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. The governor says in a news release that the bond package includes about $849 million for research, campus infrastructure and other ...
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  • Friday December 11th, 2015
    An appeal filed by a 16-year-old transgender student who is suing the Gloucester County school district over its restroom use policy will be argued before a federal appeals court next month. Gloucester High School junior Gavin Grimm is asking the court to reverse the recent denial of an injunction that would have allowed him to use the boys’ restroom at the start of the school ...
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  • Wednesday December 09th, 2015
    A mental health expert will evaluate a man charged with killing two college students in Virginia, according to a court order approved Monday. William Stejskal will be paid $350 per hour to examine Jesse Matthew Jr. before his trial in the 2014 slaying of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the court order says. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the Graham case, ...
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  • Wednesday December 09th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. — Federal prosecutors filed papers Tuesday opposing former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court review his public corruption convictions. In its response to McDonnell’s petition, Justice Department lawyers disputed the former Republican governor’s claim that he was convicted based on an overly broad definition of bribery that could put virtually every public official in jeopardy of prosecution. “The court of ...
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  • Wednesday December 09th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s legislative money committees have announced a slate of public hearings on the next state budget. Gov. Terry McAuliffe introduces his proposed two-year, approximately $100 billion spending plan on Dec. 17. That will be the starting point for the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees, which are tasked with presenting a budget before the end of the 2016 General Assembly session. The committees ...
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  • Tuesday December 08th, 2015
    A woman was rescued from the York River after several people reported seeing her drifting downriver Monday morning. Emergency personnel from the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety responded to a call for a “water rescue” shortly before 11 a.m. to save a woman who jumped from the Coleman Bridge into the York River. A little after 11 a.m., the woman had been rescued and taken to the Yorktown ...
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