Crime/Justice

What is an 'unlawful assembly'?
Published on Apr 21st, 2010
21 comments For the second time in less than a fortnight, a Shenandoah Valley police force has disbanded a group of young people with force. In the first instance, in Harrisonburg, there was alcohol, fire, and...
JMU paper raided, photos seized
Published on Apr 19th, 2010
25 comments Harrisonburg Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst, bolstered by a search warrant and at least six or seven cops, shows up April 16 at the James Madison University student newspaper, the Breeze, and...
Pantera find: Shirt on 15th Street was Morgan Harrington's
Published on Apr 15th, 2010
90 comments UVA second year Blaine Eichner, who requested his face not be shown, points to the spot where he found Morgan Harrington's Pantera t-shirt on a bush outside his apartment building  at the corner...
Guilty plea: Comer goes directly to jail
Published on Apr 13th, 2010
36 comments A remorseful Mike Comer, unaccompanied by family members, pleads guilty to five counts. NELSONCOUNTYLIFE.COM/ALBEMARLE POLICE Michael D. Comer, the former treasurer of the Glenmore Community...
Landmark list: Minor atop California taxpayer delinquencies
Published on Apr 13th, 2010
11 comments Minor, Danielson, and the Landmark. PHOTOS BY JAY KUHLMANN, HAWES SPENCER Halsey Minor, the CNet-founding millionaire whose Midas touch has been tarnished by a series of setbacks including the...
H'burg erupts as riot teams disperse mayhem
Published on Apr 11th, 2010
41 comments The city of Harrisonburg looked like a 1970-era Kent State Saturday night as the sights, sounds, and lung-choking aura of tear-gas grenades were unleashed on unruly young people. On April 10, law...
Harrington, Seccuro help UVA 'take back the night'
Published on Apr 10th, 2010
29 comments [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="262" caption="Dan Harrington"][/caption] The father of murdered college student Morgan Harrington paid a visit to an annual rally against sexual violence...
Farewell song: Friends, family mourn WNRN DJ
Published on Apr 9th, 2010
20 comments Tim Davis, seen here in a scene from a video showcasing his video skills at WNRN, died at UVA hospital. PHOTOS: FLICKR/AZZ and VIDEO STILL FROM ANDREW FINEIN ON VIMEO. Friends and family of slain...
'Family man': Parkway shooting suspect's family, boss express shock
Published on Apr 8th, 2010
29 comments Ralph Leon Jackson, 56, was arrested for the sunset shooting of Christina S. Floyd and Timothy P. Davis at Rock Point Overlook. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER; INSET: AUGUSTA A day after 56-year-old Ralph...
Ralph Leon Jackson arrested in Parkway shooting
Published on Apr 7th, 2010
73 comments Ralph Leon Jackson, 56, was arrested today at his residence for the shooting of Christina S. Floyd and Timothy P. Davis at Rock Point Overlook. AUGUSTA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE A Valley man is in...
Parkway terror: Radio personality in critical condition after shooting
Published on Apr 6th, 2010
39 comments The friends had stopped for views from Rock Point Overlook. FLICKR/AZZ. INSET: FACEBOOK PHOTO AND FLICKR/STINKY GRINCH-GREG GUTIERREZ What was supposed to be an idyllic sunset excursion turned to...
JADEd Strom: Embattled cop blogger arrested again
Published on Apr 2nd, 2010
73 comments Elisha Strom is accused of following unnamed JADE officers. I HEARTE JADE LOGO, MUGSHOT ALBEMARLE CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL JAIL The woman who spent a month in jail for publishing an undercover...
Colonial Parkway murder case getting new scrutiny
Published on Apr 2nd, 2010
4 comments As the Morgan Harrington murder, the Shenandoah National Park slayings, and "Route 29 Stalker" cases remain unsolved, authorities are taking a new look at the most terrific serial killings in...
Gas party? FBI investigates cut line at Perriello home
Published on Mar 24th, 2010
155 comments Update 3/28/10: Now the DP is reporting that Rep. Perriello’s brother received a threatening letter in the mail the same day the tube on his gas grill was cut. Update 3/26/10 2:53pm: The DP’s Brian...
Uncivil discourse: Protesters disrupt Yoo at Miller Center
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
54 comments John Yoo was in Charlottesville to explain the torture memos– and talk about his new book. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The Miller Center of Public Affairs has a long tradition of luring...
New twist: Germans press for Soering release
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
2 comments Rex Bowman of the Roanoke Times has the story of the German embassy's quest to bring home Jens Soering, the UVA Echols Scholar convicted of double murder in 1990.
Brawl overblown? Teen disputes Fashion Square claims
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
41 comments A February sunset over Fashion Square. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Two of the bolder allegations in the recent brawl-at-the-mall that temporarily shut down Charlottesville Fashion Square were that...
Western Albemarle teen out on bond
Published on Mar 18th, 2010
2 comments Patrick Crider, 18, the former Western Albemarle High student who was arrested January 14 for allegedly threatening on Facebook to kill four other Western students, was released on a $5,000 bond...
'Shattered bones,' Harringtons say Morgan's killer is 'violent, sadistic'
Published on Mar 17th, 2010
107 comments "Someone knows something," says Dan Harrington, pictured here with wife Gil on March 17 in front of John Paul Jones Arena. "They need to come forward." PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Her parents...
Unenforcable: Unshoveled sidewalk cases thrown out
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
11 comments Unshoveled sidewalks like this one on Water Street were common this winter. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Even though snow blocked sidewalks all over town for weeks following major snowstorms in what was a...