4th Circuit now says Norfolk violated free speech rights
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4th Circuit now says Norfolk violated free speech rights

Arlington, Va.—Jan. 29, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the city of Norfolk, Virginia, violated the free speech rights of a small business after the city suppressed the business’s banner protesting the government’s unlawful attempt to seize its property by eminent domain. The decision culminates Central Radio Company’s almost four-year legal battle … Continue reading

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted three Virginia men accused of plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches. The Richmond-area men were originally charged last month. A federal magistrate found probable cause to send the case to a grand jury, which returned a three-count indictment Tuesday. Court records … Continue reading

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Woman convicted of killing former father-in-law

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before convicting a woman of killing her former father-in-law in Christiansburg. Media outlets report that a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury found 24-year-old Amanda Taylor guilty Thursday of murdering Charles Taylor. She was sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors said Amanda Taylor and … Continue reading

R&B’s The Weeknd enters plea in Vegas officer punching case
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R&B’s The Weeknd enters plea in Vegas officer punching case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Canadian R&B artist known as The Weeknd has pleaded no contest to punching a Las Vegas police officer in a hotel scuffle in January. Defense attorney Shane Emerick declined comment Monday October 26th about Abel Tesfaye’s plea Wednesday to a misdemeanor battery charge. Court records show a Las Vegas judge … Continue reading

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Judge scolds Norfolk police for selling murder victim’s car

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk judge has scolded city police for selling a murder victim’s car. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1QjID5s ) reports that Judge Junius Fulton III admonished the police department for its handling of James Johnson’s 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis during a Friday hearing. The 84-year-old Norfolk man was assaulted in December by his … Continue reading

Chris Brown granted joint custody of daughter in Texas
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Chris Brown granted joint custody of daughter in Texas

  HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has granted R&B singer Chris Brown joint custody of his young daughter in Texas. A judge in Houston on Friday September 11th agreed with Brown’s request to share custody of the toddler, Royalty, with the child’s mother, Nia Guzman. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos (GEHR’-uh-gohs), says Guzman previously had primary … Continue reading