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  • Supreme Court may take up Va. sex registry case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — She was a 24-year-old swimming instructor who had a sexual affair with a male student under 16. The woman was convicted in Virginia in 1993 of unlawful sex with a teenager and served 30 days in jail. She was listed on the state's sex offender registry, and could have tried...

  • 4 sentenced in Va. for roles in coal check scheme

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Four men were sentenced Thursday for their roles in a two-state, $10 million coal industry check-cashing scheme that involved kickbacks and illegal currency transactions to evade taxes. The four are among 23 coal operators and employees in West Virginia and Virginia who...

  • 74-year-old Va. woman charged with serial arsons

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman has been charged with a series of arsons in an Alexandria apartment complex. At a press conference Thursday, the Alexandria Fire Department the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said they arrested Shirley Ann Vigneau (vinn-YO') in connection...

  • Feds probe colorful financier's business dealings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her way. Interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press portray...

  • Senator wants help from US on witness intimidation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator is joining the Philadelphia district attorney in seeking federal help to battle a rise in witness intimidation. City prosecutors have filed 188 witness intimidation charges so far this year, up 60 percent from the same period in 2013. That's according to data...

  • 2 charged in shooting death of cab driver

    CROWNSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a man and a teenager in the fatal shooting of a cab driver in Crownsville. Twenty-three-year-old Michael Juvan Wallace of Fort Meade and 17-year-old Trevor Allen Snead, who police say lives in Charles County, have been charged...

  • Madoff fraud deliberations to go on with 11 jurors

    NEW YORK (AP) — A juror with an undisclosed ailment has been excused at the New York City trial of five former employees of jailed financier Bernard Madoff. A federal judge told lawyers on Thursday that the 11 remaining jurors would continue deliberating. The deliberations began Monday and...

  • Man pleads guilty to killing his grandparents

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with killing his grandparents in the Pikesville home he shared with them has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the slayings. Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Long entered the plea Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He was sentenced...

  • Police investigating missing girl find woman dead

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Officers searching for a missing 8-year-old Washington, D.C., girl found the body of woman Thursday morning in a motel in a neighboring Maryland town, but weren't sure if the cases were connected, Prince George's County police said. Just hours after D.C. police asked for...

  • Report: California is top crime target in US

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report being released Thursday. Along with trafficking in drugs, guns and people, criminals are also...

  • W.Va. doctor's wife wants convictions tossed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia doctor should have been allowed to testify at his wife's trial on charges that she obstructed an investigation into his health care fraud, a federal appeals court was told Thursday. Osteopath Barton Adams of Parkersburg had been deemed mentally incompetent...

  • Jackson prison worker accused of smuggling pot

    JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested after trying to smuggle two large bags of marijuana. Corrections Department spokesman Russ Marlan tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1l798zb ) that the bust occurred Wednesday at the...

  • Former Iowa felon says she believed she could vote

    KEOKUK, Iowa -- A former drug offender on trial for illegally voting in an Iowa municipal election last fall testified Wednesday that she believed her right to cast a ballot had been restored when she completed probation. Kelli Jo Griffin's case highlights Iowa's unusually harsh and confusing...

  • Lobbyist charged with sexually assaulting woman

    BAILEY'S CROSSROADS, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County police say a lobbyist and former George W. Bush administration official has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met at a Bailey's Crossroads store. Police say 44-year-old Sloan Rappoport of Arlington was arrested Tuesday and charged...

  • Richmond man convicted of killing mother-in-law

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of his mother-in-law in Lynchburg. Media outlets report that a Lynchburg Circuit Court jury found 50-year-old Scott Crissman Miles guilty Wednesday evening following more than two hours of...



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