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Source: CNN (CNN)A man suspected in last year’s killing of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been charged with first-degree murder in the case, a prosecutor told reporters Tuesday. The murder charge against Jesse Matthew Jr. comes in addition to a count of abduction with intent to defile filed against him previously, Albemarle County […]

U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte continued his long-running criticism of the Poff Federal Building renovation Monday, charging in a congressional report that its government landlord focused on the wrong things, ignored valid criticism, misspent huge sums and barely improved the aging structure. Instead of ending up with one partially upgraded old building, the government could have […]

Two state senators from opposite sides of the political aisle have proposed a strict ban on gifts lawmakers and public officials could accept. They also are calling for an ethics review panel that would have authority to fine offenders and reject expensive travel or entertainment not deemed related to public service. Sens. J. Chapman Petersen, […]

Timothy J. Heaphy will resign this year as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, he announced in a news release Nov. 24. Heaphy, 49, reportedly plans to become chair of a white collar defense practice at Hunton and Williams, working from the firm’s Washington and Richmond offices. The current first assistant U.S. […]

Fairfax County Circuit Judge R. Terrence Ney died Nov. 24 after a prolonged illness, according to Chief Judge Dennis J. Smith of the Fairfax court. A former president of the Virginia Bar Association, Judge Ney served over the years as a leader in numerous bar organizations on the state and national level. For the past […]

The College of William & Mary is getting a marketing makeover. The College of Knowledge has adopted a new logo to use in its publications, brochures and general materials, and it’s a keeper. Take a look at the artwork, at right. The new logo is an elegant, very Williamsburg-y cypher – the W and the […]

A lawsuit filed on behalf of four inmates alleging cruel and unusual punishment at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women has been certified as a class-action lawsuit. Judge Norman K. Moon ruled Thursday that the lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Justice Center against the Department of Corrections and medical staff at FCCW applies to […]

More than a year after dismissing the last major challenge to the city’s controversial waterfront plan, the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a new appeal from three Alexandria residents better known as “The Iron Ladies.” Last year, the high court ruled that April Burke, Elizabeth Gibney and Marie Kux’s appeal of […]

Six former employees of Lyon Shipyard allege in a lawsuit a hostile and racist work environment with frequent use of racial slurs and references to slavery and neo-Nazi and KKK activities. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and lost wages. The plaintiffs, Kermit Golden of Hampton, Marcus […]

Late in a day of unrest Thursday on Grounds, University of Virginia officials announced the appointment of former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip to lead a review of the school’s policy and procedures for dealing with sexual assaults. A statement from Rector George Keith Martin released just after 8 p.m. broke a nearly daylong […]

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