Crime/Justice

Purse-smack: Friends saw Love and Huguely argue days before her death
Published on Aug 20th, 2010
11 comments Yeardley Love and the man accused of murdering her. PHOTO UVA ATHLETICS In the days before the brutal May 3 slaying of UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love, she and her former boyfriend George Huguely...
Harringtons, Cue Center, visit Copeley Road Bridge
Published on Aug 20th, 2010
9 comments For Gil and Dan Harrington, the Copeley Road Bridge has become a sacred spot of sorts–- it is the last place their daughter, Morgan Harrington, pictured here, was reportedly seen before she...
No A-frame: Judge convicts dentist of farewell butt grab
Published on Aug 18th, 2010
45 comments Dentist George Tisdelle was arrested nearly a week after a former employee says she was groped at his Ivy Road office. MUGSHOT ALBEMARLE POLICE It was a classic case of she-said/he-said. She said...
Downtown attack: Man fights for life after brutal beating
Published on Aug 17th, 2010
73 comments Kartheiser was discovered unconscious behind the bus stop near the Omni hotel. PHOTOS: HAWES SPENCER, CHARLOTTESVILLE The Charlottesville man found brutally beaten in some bushes at the western end...
Rice relapse: Darrell Rice returns to prison
Published on Aug 17th, 2010
9 comments Darrell Rice, convicted of a 1997 attack of a female biker in the Shenandoah National Park and named as a suspect in various other crimes against women, has violated conditions of his release again...
Harrington lie: NoVa man convicted for false tip
Published on Aug 12th, 2010
71 comments A billboard asking for tips in the Harrington case was erected on High Street in June FILE PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART A Northern Virginia man has been convicted of obstructing justice for giving a...
Hunting predators: U.S. Attorney announces success, plans to protect kids
Published on Aug 11th, 2010
20 comments Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy Healey speaks as U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy looks on. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Online child predators are real, they're here, and there are more of them than anyone...
Should Yeardley Love's apartment come with a warning?
Published on Aug 11th, 2010
40 comments UVA student Love was found dead May 3 in her 14th Street Apartment. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR/INSET: OFFICIAL UVA PHOTO A report by the Charlottesville Newsplex suggests that landlord Woodard...
Kmart shopper arrested
Published on Aug 10th, 2010
77 comments Mary MacDonell allegedly left the AC on. PHOTO CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE Mary Caroline MacDonell, 37, is charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly leaving her infant locked in a car in the...
Love case prompts policy change at UVA
Published on Aug 6th, 2010
76 comments In the wake of the slaying of lacrosse player Yeardley Love, UVA students will now be required to actively report any arrests or convictions at registration, new UVA president Teresa Sullivan...
Comer to serve 14 months
Published on Aug 4th, 2010
39 comments Mike Comer will spend 14 more months in jail. Mike Comer, former treasurer of the Glenmore Community Association and son-in-law of the late Glenmore developer Frank Kessler, will spend the next 14...
Black widow? Louisa to prosecute case of alleged backyard killer
Published on Aug 3rd, 2010
3 comments Louisa courthouse will be the site of the grisly, high-profile prosecutions. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The woman who has already admitted to burying her husband in their Amelia County backyard in 1994...
Baldi watch: Bel Rio owner faces embezzlement charges
Published on Jul 29th, 2010
34 comments Former Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi appears to be officially on the run. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR A pleasant homecoming for Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi appears less likely, as Albemarle County police say...
Obama botches Rose Garden ceremony with flawed local woman
Published on Jul 29th, 2010
63 comments President Obama recently trotted out three supposed victims of the recession to put faces on the nation's tragic unemployment situation. The problem is that one of the people–- the one from...
Photos from Morgan Harrington birthday memorial
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
167 comments Supporters of the Harrington family gathered Saturday, July 24 on the Copeley Road Bridge to remember murder victim Morgan Harrington, who would have turned 21 that day. [Click for slideshow.]
Head-shop hit: Attack--- and response--- stun Corner shop owners
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
46 comments Seth Meachum decided to install security cameras after his father was attacked in Roots Rock Reggae. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Lloyd Meachum never saw it coming. He had worked on the Corner for 11...
Preventing crime? U.S. attorney not just prosecutin'
Published on Jul 23rd, 2010
13 comments Gwen Mason's job is to help keep the 2.2 million people in the western part of Virginia out of jail. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Apparently there's a lot of money in federal grants for crime prevention...
Birthday memorial for Morgan
Published on Jul 23rd, 2010
189 comments Supporters of Morgan Harrington and the Harrington family will gather Saturday, July 24 on the Copeley Road Bridge memorial at 11am to mark what would have been the young woman's 21st birthday....
Cops say private school teacher attempted to steal over $750 in toys
Published on Jul 22nd, 2010
17 comments Dannette Rogers, a teacher at Stuart Hall school in Staunton, has been accused of attempting to shoplift over $750 in toys from a WalMart store, according to various news reports. A cached version of...
Police nab motorcycle chase suspect
Published on Jul 21st, 2010
5 comments A 21-year-old Rockingham County man suspected of being the culprit who led police on a 100mph chase through Augusta and Rockingham counties July 18 is in custody on unrelated charges. The alleged...