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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Federal prosecutors and FBI agents will be on duty in Virginia on election day to respond to any reports of voter fraud or intimidation. As in past years, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia will be implementing the Justice Department’s Election Day Program in its territory, which includes northern Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads. Specific prosecutors have been assigned to ...
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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Jurors have begun deliberating in the $7.5 million defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its retracted story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia. Local media organizations report that deliberations were underway on Wednesday. University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo says the 2014 article portrayed her as a villain who discouraged the woman identified only as Jackie from reporting ...
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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – In a switch, the majority leader of the Virginia state Senate says he supports studying the decriminalization of marijuana. Media outlets report that Tommy Norment, one of the most powerful political leaders in the Commonwealth, announced his position Tuesday while speaking before a Norfolk City Council dinner at the Slover Library. Norment said the issue should be studied by the Virginia State Crime ...
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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) – A man has died and another person has been injured following a head-on collision on Interstate 64 in New Kent County. Local news organizations report that the incident occurred Monday night after 25-year-old James C. Pavlikowski drove on the wrong side of the road and hit another vehicle head-on. Virginia State Police say Pavlikowski wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died at the ...
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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The justices said Friday they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County school board sometime next year. The high court’s order means that student Gavin Grimm ...
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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner says in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was discredited. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2dQ8RnM) jurors viewed Wenner’s deposition Friday. On it, he says that although the woman identified as “Jackie,” ...
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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Treasurer of Virginia says one in four residents in the state has unclaimed property. WSLS-TV in Roanoke reports (http://bit.ly/2ejPEac) that more than $2.5 billion worth of cash and valuables are in the Treasury’s care. They include a solid gold bar worth about $20,000 and a three-carat diamond ring. There are also tools, cookware, vacuum cleaners and guitars. It all comes from various places. ...
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