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More than 1,200 rape kits to be tested in Virginia

FAIRFAX, Va. – Thursday, Attorney General Mark Herring announced that an additional 1,247 previously untested physical evidence recovery kits will be tested as part of a $3.4 million project to complete Virginia’s backlog of untested rape kits. 161 more words


DNA testing of Virginia’s rape kit backlog leads to ‘hits’ in Va. Beach, Fairfax

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WAVY) — The testing of Virginia’s rape kit backlog has led to 44 DNA ‘hits,’ according to Attorney General Mark Herring’s office.

“For perpetrators out there, they need to know their Commonwealth understands how serious a crime sexual assault is, and we will be relentless in pursuing justice,” Herring said Thursday. 275 more words


McAuliffe aims to regulate power plant emissions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced plans Tuesday to regulate emissions from power plants, saying Virginia “cannot afford to sit idly by” as President Donald Trump rolls back his predecessor’s efforts to battle climate change. 431 more words


Herring asks feds to change policy on Medicaid cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general is calling on federal officials to let the states use federal funds to target more cases of abuse and neglect committed against Medicaid beneficiaries. 100 more words


Senator Kaine speaks at Taste of India event at ODU

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Senator Tim Kaine was on hand for the 11th Annual Taste of India event at Old Dominion University Saturday.

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Herring talks about fight against opioids in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring was in Norfolk Friday to talk about the fight against opioid and heroin abuse in the Commonwealth. 274 more words


Why Virginia's attorney general race will attract national attention

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — While Virginia’s gubernatorial race is still shaping up, we have a good idea of how the ballot will look for the race for attorney general. 308 more words