The week in review
Worst carjacking: Three men approach the driver of a yellow Nissan Xterra on Longwood Drive around 9:30pm April 25, rob the driver, and one of the suspects pulls a gun, NBC29 reports. When the driver flees on foot, he's grazed by a bullet. The suspects, whom police describe only as black males, take off in the Xterra.
Worst collision: Honda Civic driver Shirley N. Manthorne, 29, crosses the center line on U.S. 33 in Greene County, slams head-on into a tractor trailer April 29, and dies at the scene. Virginia State Police say speed and alcohol are not factors, and charges are not expected to be filed.
Local loss: Genial businessman Walt Levering, 68, dies April 23 of leukemia. Levering founded Central Virginia Technology Council and was a former president of the board of Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Latest convicted alleged bath-salts purveyor: Stephen Dominick McFadden of Staten Island is sentenced April 29 to two years and nine months for supplying C-Ville Video with the recently illegal product, K. Burnell Evans reports in the Progress. Prosecutors said this was the second federal prosecution for the coke/meth substitutes; C-Ville Video owner Lois McDaniel was sentenced to two years and four months in March.
Latest revelations involving Star Scientific: Jonnie Williams, the CEO who paid $15,000 for the catering at Governor Bob McDonnell's daughter's wedding, apparently made some undisclosed gifts to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as well, the AP reports. Cuccinelli discloses $13,000 in gifts over his four years in office, including vacations at Williams' Smith Mountain Lake pad.
Latest Trump project: Golf.com reports that Donald Trump has hired noted golf course architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to design a golf course at Albemarle House, which was formerly owned by Patricia Kluge. The estate once had an Arnold Palmer-designed course, but that will not be part of the new greens.
Worst eviction: Mother-of-six Jeanelle Parrish and her kids are kicked out of Westhaven April 24 owing $5,822 in back rent just hours before more lenient rules went into effect, Aaron Richardson reports in the Daily Progress. A protest ensues.
Wackiest eviction: When Tonya Hammack returns April 22 to pick up a car she'd left at the apartment from which she'd been booted in February, she backs up and runs over a former roommate, NBC29 reports. Hammack turns herself in the next day, and is charged with two counts of felony attempted malicious wounding, and her roommate and landlord get protective orders.
Most unlikely alleged ambulance thief: Laura Jean Aven, 45, of Scottsville, is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for the 4am April 17 heist of a Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad vehicle parked at the UVA Medical Center ER.
Least surprising that alcohol was involved: Jolene Fay Carroll, 31, of Waynesboro, is charged with felony suffocation and misdemeanor assault and battery of a household or family member for allegedly attacking a 62-year-old woman who lived with her, the News Leader reports.
Most improved alcohol numbers: At the 35th Foxfield Spring Races, preliminary numbers three days after the April 27 event– final numbers weren't available at press time– show 38 arrests on 43 charges, down from last year's 61 arrests. Not so-improved are traffic summons– 61 this year, including one DUI, compared to 37 tickets last year.
Best news for soccer players: Land is donated for Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle offices, an indoor facility, and five new fields in Belvedere, according to the Newsplex. Stonehaus and Belvedere Station Land Trust are the donors.
Best returns: The Omaha World Herald features Warren Buffett's top lieutenants, Todd Combs and Charlottesville-commuter (and Hook co-owner) Ted Weschler, who handle $5 billion each of Berkshire Hathaways investments and in 2012 beat S&P 500's 16 percent returns by 10 percent, Buffett reports to shareholders.