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By Larry O’Dell The Associated Press © February 10, 2015 CHARLOTTESVILLE Nearly four months after his arrest in the disappearance of a missing University of Virginia student, Jesse Matthew Jr. has been indicted on a murder count in the case — but he won’t face the death penalty and still isn’t charged in the death […]

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 […]

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