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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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Former AP editor sues AP for defamation after 2013 firing

A former Associated Press editor who was fired last year has sued her former employer, claiming she was unjustly punished and later defamed by the wire service's executive editor in the aftermath of an erroneous report last year about Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Judge reschedules Maureen McDonnell's sentencing for Feb. 20

A federal judge has rescheduled former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s sentencing for Feb. 20.

Former church finance manager sentenced to 10 years for $760,000 theft

The theft of more than $760,000 from Chester United Methodist Church ruined the parish's credit, forced layoffs of church staff, caused mission programs to be eliminated and necessitated $200,000 in loans to pay bills as the congregation struggled to recover.

Fairfax gets warrant for Hannah Graham abduction suspect Jesse Matthew

Jesse Matthew is charged with attempted capital murder and other charges in a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax City.

In CNU survey millennials cite economic challenges

Four out of five Virginia millennials think their generation faces more economic challenges than their parents’ generation did at their stage of life, according to a survey from Christopher Newport University.

Governor's ethics commission meets Monday, sets public hearing for Nov. 6

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government will hold its first meeting Monday morning at the state Capitol in Richmond.

Lawsuits say woman trampled at 2012 Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

NORFOLK — Busch Gardens is being sued by a woman who says she was trampled during the amusement park's annual Howl-O-Scream event.

Under state law, Danville doesn’t have legal right to move Confederate flag

Danville has owned the Sutherlin Mansion for 100 years, but a decision 20 years ago to allow the Heritage Preservation Association to construct a Confederate flag monument on the lawn near Main Street can’t be undone.

Missing 76-year-old hiker rescued

A 76-year-old woman got lost hiking Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery County, but crews located and rescued her early Wednesday.

FBI conducting DNA testing of missing Nelson teen's car

The FBI is conducting DNA tests to determine if the man charged in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was linked to Alexis Murphy’s murder last year, according to Angela Taylor, Murphy’s aunt.

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