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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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  • Tuesday December 08th, 2015
    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 Veterans Services, the Virginia State Bar and military service organizations. Herring’s first stop ...
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  • Tuesday December 08th, 2015
    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 him to return to his native country. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1TwQLRS ...
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  • Monday December 07th, 2015
    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 Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press. Falwell said he believed ...
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