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Police on Friday arrested Gregory Reavis, 19, a day after arresting Emmanuel Lewis Taylor, 23. The Richmond men were charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of Nathaniel Mayo, 52, and his brother, Willie H. Mayo, 55. Their bodies were found Oct. 3.

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Judge drops suit in toll road issue

A judge has again dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state’s planned transfer of the Dulles Toll Road to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The authority plans to use toll revenues to help pay for the expansion of Metrorail to Dulles Airport. Two toll road users claim in their lawsuit that the state General Assembly cannot delegate revenue-collection powers to an unelected body. The judge said Friday the complaint lacks merit because tolls are not taxes nor revenue of the commonwealth. She had previously dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that state transportation officials are shielded from such claims, but that ruling was overturned by the Virginia Supreme Court in June.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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