Crime/Justice

16-year-old held in I-64 shootings
Published on Mar 31st, 2008
8 comments One of two teens charged in the March 27 shooting rampage along Interstate 64 was ordered held without bond today in a closed Charlottesville Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court hearing...
16 y.o. arrested after 'lost bogger' Woodson
Published on Mar 29th, 2008
1 comments According to his MySpace page which launches Clint Black's hit country song "Like the Rain," and calls its owner a 'lost bogger,' Slade Allen Woodson is a "just a poor country boy tryin to survive...
I-64 sniper suspect arrested: Slade Allen Woodson
Published on Mar 28th, 2008
131 comments Just two years ago, when he was Western Albemarle student-athlete, Slade Allen Woodson made a 12-foot pole-vault in a regional tournament. Today, the 19-year-old Batesville man has been launched...
Reports of gunfire near time warrant served
Published on Mar 28th, 2008
0 comments 8:20am update: WINA radio newsman Rob Graham is reporting that the search warrant was served at Yonder Hill Farm and that neighbors report hearing gunfire and seeing a medical evacuation helicopter...
Snipers cancel soccer practice
Published on Mar 27th, 2008
0 comments Following this morning's shootings of at least six vehicles on or around I-64, the Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle cancels all outdoor activities today. So do Charlottesville Parks...
Three I-64 shooting locations confirmed
Published on Mar 27th, 2008
10 comments Three separate locations of last night's shootings on I-64 were confirmed this morning in a press briefing: the Ivy exit at mile marker 114, the route 690 overpass (Greenwood Station Road), and the...
Kennedy's not-so-happy Charlottesville anniversary
Published on Mar 25th, 2008
0 comments Although his aptitude for campaigning and policy has since guided him to a long, storied career in Democratic party politics, Edward Kennedy didn't always display such great judgment. Three years...
‘G-Money’ arraigned in Howard murder case
Published on Mar 25th, 2008
0 comments For the first time, family members of Katherine Danielle Howard saw the man accused of shooting her two years ago. Gary Christopher Johnson, 18, a.k.a. "G-Money," pleaded not guilty in the U.S....
No media peeping in Staunton porn trial
Published on Mar 25th, 2008
1 comments Judge Thomas Wood has denied a motion filed by the Staunton News Leader and NBC29 to allow cameras in his courtroom during the obscenity trial of Rick Krial, owner of adult video store After Hours...
Crime cams don’t work in SF
Published on Mar 22nd, 2008
2 comments A new report by UC Berkeley finds that anti-crime cameras in San Francisco merely push bums down the street. Charlottesville's police chief, whose team infamously used another PD's dash cam to punish...
Yankees play Hokies in baseball exhibition
Published on Mar 18th, 2008
0 comments As the team promised at the time of the April 16 shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, the New York Yankees will take on the Hokies baseball team on their home field in Blacksburg today at 3pm....
Jury: death for Morva
Published on Mar 14th, 2008
3 comments The killer of two men, including former Albemarle police officer Eric Sutphin, was sentenced to death yesterday, 16 months after his crimes shut down the Virginia Tech campus on the first day of...
Extra police out this weekend
Published on Mar 13th, 2008
2 comments While you're likely to see a lot of green as you celebrate this weekend at your favorite bar or at a friend's party, you'll also be seeing a lot of blue. According to a news release, the Albemarle...
Teen charged in Dani Howard’s murder
Published on Mar 13th, 2008
2 comments A 16-year-old runaway who had lived in the home of Katherine Danielle Howard, known as Dani to her family and friends, stole her minivan, shot her and left her to die in the street February 22, 2006...
Home booze bill dead
Published on Mar 10th, 2008
2 comments Wondering what happened to that bill, H.B. 127, that would have punished anyone serving his or her own kids alcohol at home? Richmond Sunlight says it's dead.
Staunton to get multiple porn trials
Published on Mar 6th, 2008
4 comments In Staunton Circuit Court today, a hearing in the case of the town's new adult video store After Hours Video, its owner Rick Krial (at left, with his attorney Paul Cambria answering a reporter's...
Mercury blamed in near-autism case
Published on Mar 6th, 2008
6 comments Now that government health officials, according to an AP report, concede that childhood vaccines worsened a rare disorder similar to autism, American parents who fear that their kids have been...
Dowdell's wife, daughter, others guilty in ponzi
Published on Mar 5th, 2008
1 comments Already stung nearly six years ago by the jailing of her husband and the auction of her house and jewels, the wife of one of the world's largest con artists has been sentenced to five years in jail....
Stabber settles $3 million suit for $3,600
Published on Mar 4th, 2008
29 comments The last legal battle between Howard and Barbara Sisk and the man who killed their son was settled last week. Andrew Alston, left, agreed to pay $600,000 in the $3 million lawsuit the Sisks filed...
Alston escapes suit for $3,600
Published on Mar 4th, 2008
6 comments Andrew Alston, who, as a UVA student, stabbed an unarmed Albemarle man 18 times in what a local jury ruled a voluntary manslaughter, will pay just $3,600 to settle the lawsuit brought by the victim's...