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  • Prosecutor: Boy left home with baby on day he disappeared

    PULASKI, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor says the parents of a Virginia boy found dead in a septic tank left him at home with his infant sister on the morning he disappeared. Pulaski County Commonwealth’s…

  • Ex-campaign treasurer sentenced for diverting funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for violating campaign finance laws and evading income taxes. Thirty-three-year-old Hakim Sutton was also ordered to…

  • Judge puts ex-W.Va. coal baron’s bid to move trial on hold

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge won’t decide whether to move former coal baron Don Blankenship’s criminal trial until after potential jurors are questioned in Beckley, West Virginia. Blankenship has asked for a change…

  • Man sentenced for killing murder witness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing a witness to a 2000 murder in Washington has been sentenced to 38 years to life in prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Anthony Gray of Washington was sentenced Friday in…

  • Senate: Life without parole bill needs more work

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland bill that would put prison sentences of life without parole in the hands of judges needs more time for consideration, lawmakers said. Wednesday’s development came after state senators decided…

  • Va. driver charged $10K for unpaid tolls wins appeal

    FAIRFAX, Va. — A Fairfax County Circuit judge ruled late Tuesday against Express Lanes operator Transurban in a landmark case over unpaid tolls and the rules governing the privately operated toll lanes. Circuit Court Judge…

  • Judge: Charles Severance mentally competent to stand trial

    WASHINGTON — A judge has declared Charles Severance, the man charged with the murders of three Alexandria residents, mentally competent to stand trial. Now his defense attorneys have requested that the trial take place outside…

  • US judge delays civil suit in same-sex union custody case

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge is delaying a civil lawsuit by a Vermont woman against people she maintains helped her former same-sex partner and their daughter flee the country rather than comply with…

  • DC to stop routinely shackling juveniles in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia political leaders and judges in the city’s federally run court system have reached an agreement to end the routine shackling of juvenile defendants during court appearances. Chief Judge Lee…

  • Former principal acquitted on charges of punching student

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland middle school principal accused of punching a student has been acquitted of child abuse and assault charges. Prince George’s County prosecutors say after hours of deliberation Thursday, a…

  • Hotel murder suspect answered Craigslist ad; planned robbery

    WASHINGTON — The woman charged with killing a young D.C. attorney inside a Thomas Circle hotel arranged to meet the lawyer through a Craigslist posting and intended to rob him, according to a criminal complaint…

  • Trial date set for bishop accused in drunken-driving death

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A June 4 trial date has been set for an Episcopal bishop accused of fatally striking a cyclist while driving drunk in Baltimore. Heather Cook entered a not-guilty plea during her arraignment…

  • Judge agrees to delay in Capitol plot suspect’s case

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to push back deadlines in the “unusual and complex” case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith…

  • Veteran DC detective pleads guilty in drug conspiracy case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 27-year veteran detective with District of Columbia police has pleaded guilty to money laundering after prosecutors say she used money from a drug conspiracy to buy luxury cars and a motorcycle.…

  • Prisoner who fled hospital appears in court

    WASHINGTON — Several hours after he was arrested in D.C., a prisoner who overpowered a guard and fled a Virginia hospital appeared in federal court to face an escape charge. Wossen Assaye, 42, was escorted…