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  • Tuesday January 31st, 2017
    A Lancaster man who is currently serving a sentence of life in prison for the murder of a young mother back in 1985, now is claiming that evidence was concealed which would exonerate him. Emerson Stevens was convicted of the murder of Mary Harding in 1986. He now has the support now of The Innocence Project of the University of Virginia School of Law, which ...
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  • Monday January 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s attorney general is requesting information on any detentions in Virginia resulting from President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement Sunday that his request includes anyone with lawful permanent resident status or work or student visas. The Democrat’s also requesting information about whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection is complying with an order giving ...
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  • Monday January 30th, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A federal judge in Virginia issued a temporary restraining order that for one week will block green card holders arriving at Dulles International Airport from being removed from the country. The order, issued Saturday by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema, also says that anyone detained at the airport should have access to a lawyer. The motion was filed by the Legal Aid Justice ...
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  • Monday January 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Scores of protesters have gathered at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond to voice their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees from entering the United States. Demonstrators convened at the Compass Plaza on VCU’s Monroe Park campus on Sunday for a protest organized by the group Resist RVA. Photos posted to the group’s Facebook page show a large crowd with demonstrators ...
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  • Monday January 30th, 2017
    A preliminary hearing in the Richmond County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, ended relatively well for a Warsaw chiropractor and former town council member. Dr. Mathieu Sisk left the court with a modification in his charges. His felony charge of aggravated malicious wounding was reduced. His other felony charges, abduction and strangulation however, remain unchanged. Sisk’s charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred at his ...
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  • Monday January 30th, 2017
    State leaders are proposing large pay increases for state troopers and sheriffs’ deputies, along with a 3 percent pay raise for other state employees here in Virginia. GOP budget leaders in the House and Senate said at a capitol news conference, that troopers would get a nearly $7,000 raise under their proposal, plus another 3 percent increase that other state employees will receive. Starting pay for ...
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  • Friday January 27th, 2017
    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The stop-and-start nature of U.S. executions in recent years hit another road bump this week as a federal judge found Ohio’s latest lethal injection procedure unconstitutional. The ruling by Magistrate Judge Michael Merz went far beyond nitpicking the state’s procedures, and on one point raised potential problems for three other states that use a disputed sedative called midazolam (mih-DAY’-zoh-lam). States ...
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