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  • Miami jury convicts second man in slaying of NFL's Sean Taylor

    Miami jury convicts second man in slaying of NFL's Sean Taylor
    A Miami jury convicted a second man Tuesday in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. Jason Mitchell, 25, was found guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed burglary, according to the Associated Press. Taylor, 24, a fan...
  • Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News

    Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News
    NEWPORT NEWS — Police allege in court documents that a 17-year-old boy used a 12-gauge shotgun to gun down two Warwick High School students in an elementary school parking lot last week. The two students, John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and...
  • Federal appeals court denies delay of ruling on Virginia's same-sex marriage

    Federal appeals court denies delay of ruling on Virginia's same-sex marriage
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a request to delay a court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage — opening the door for gay and lesbian couples to get married statewide beginning Aug. 20. The ruling, however, could...
  • Man indicted by Hampton grand jury in May homicide

    Man indicted by Hampton grand jury in May homicide
    HAMPTON — A Newport News man was recently indicted by a circuit court grand jury in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man, according to the Hampton Circuit Court clerk's office. Kwaume Edwards, 25, is charged in the May 17 homicide of Jonathan...
  • New Hampton trial date set in homicide of woman gunned down in parking lot

    HAMPTON — A Newport News man charged with shooting his girlfriend in a Hampton parking lot will stand trial early next year. Brandon Lee-Davis Berkley, 27, is charged with murder and a firearm charge in the July 5, 2013 shooting death of...
  • Menhaden catch limits upheld

    Menhaden catch limits upheld
    A judge in Cambridge has upheld Maryland's curbs on catching menhaden, rejecting claims by a pair of watermen that the restrictions were unconstitutional. Following a day-long hearing Wednesday in Dorchester Circuit Court, Judge David Mitchell, a...
  • Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder

    Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder
    Hezekiah Whitfield was found guilty on all charges in connection with the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994. Jurors convicted Whitfield in the killing of 71-year-old Fred Reckling, a murder that was previously pinned on another man, James...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement

    Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement
    Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future. Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...
  • Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000

    Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000
    WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday. In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000...
  • Pizzeria owner wins millions in unusual lawsuit against village

    Pizzeria owner wins millions in unusual lawsuit against village
    Mount Prospect has agreed to a $6.5 million settlement that will end an unusual lawsuit filed by a restaurant owner who sued the village using a federal law more commonly used to bust organized crime. The Village Board on Tuesday night approved the...