Crime/Justice

Chiefs for Chip
Published on Jun 20th, 2007
0 comments After waiting four months to snag the endorsement of fellow Republican Sheriff Ed Robb, candidate Chip Harding, left, at a press conference billed as a significant announcement regarding the future...
Prosecutors find a friend at Whisper Ridge
Published on Jun 20th, 2007
1 comments In the case of the allegedly sexually abused teens at the long scandal-plagued center, the ex-director of the place appears to be cooperating.
Exoneration for players complete as Duke DA disbarred
Published on Jun 17th, 2007
5 comments Finding him to be a liar and an evidence withholder, a North Carolina bar committee found that resigned Durham district attorney Mike Nifong must be stripped of his law license for his handling of...
Police seek clues in P. Buckley Moss heist
Published on Jun 15th, 2007
0 comments Approximately 14 P. Buckley Moss prints have been stolen from a Waynesboro house whose owner has been in a nursing home for over a year. The break-in was reported in late May when a neighbor...
Strom denounces porno, tampering charges
Published on Jun 12th, 2007
2 comments "The charges are all outrageously false," declared Kevin Strom in U.S. District Court yesterday. "I plead not guilty." A federal grand jury indicted the founder of the National Vanguard, an...
Deal for UVA gun scare students
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
5 comments A little over a month after four UVA students were arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm during the filming of a class project, prosecutors and defense have reached a deal which clears...
VT’s Norris Hall to re-open in two weeks
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
0 comments After some speculation as to what would happen to the building that was the site of one of the deadliest shooting incidents in American history, Virginia Tech officials announced today that they...
Hearing fills courtroom… with sobs
Published on Jun 2nd, 2007
11 comments The 911 tape was wrenching: "No, no, please. Oh no, please. Oh help me." As it played in Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Friday, the woman on the tape, Raelyn Balfour, began...
Suspect named in bank robbery
Published on Jun 1st, 2007
4 comments Jeffery Alan Adams was arrested for attempting to rob the Union Bank & Trust today. He is 38 years old, and resides in Fredericksburg, according to City spokesperson Ric Barrick. Barrick says...
Did jolt-up precede hold-up?
Published on Jun 1st, 2007
0 comments There was an attempted robbery of a Downtown Mall bank this morning, and operators of a local gelato shop believe their security camera captured the suspect in a pre-crime coffee purchase. "Those...
City arrests leashless dog owners
Published on May 30th, 2007
1 comments Attention dog owners: if you're one of those people who've been flouting the city's leash law along the Greenbelt in Riverside Park, you might want to consider that your canine's free-roamin' ways...
Swindlers list: Student loses $3,500
Published on May 23rd, 2007
1 comments A classic classified scam is back, and a rising third-year UVA student trying to sublet an apartment on craigslist was bilked out of $3,500 over the weekend. The playbook was standard: The student...
$10,000 reward for St. Anne’s letter writer
Published on May 15th, 2007
7 comments Katharine Almy, the local woman who sued John Grisham and his St. Anne's-Belfield colleagues for emotional distress, announced today that she is now offering a $10,000 reward for evidence leading...
Another WAHS employee arrested
Published on May 4th, 2007
4 comments A tipsy 15-year-old girl at Western Albemarle High Tuesday led to the arrest of JV softball coach Alisha D. Stewart, 24, of Faber. Yesterday Stewart was charged with two counts of contributing to...
VT fallout? One broken B.B. gun = four arrests
Published on Apr 27th, 2007
11 comments Not since a class full of architecture mystery writing students allegedly trespassed at an abandoned hospital has a UVA class assignment resulted in as much trouble as this one. On Monday night,...
Bomb hoax trial set for May 9
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
1 comments Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos tells the Hook that the trial of the two juveniles accused of orchestrating a bomb hoax at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle schools will begin...
Students declare Friday ‘Orange and Maroon Effect Day’
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
1 comments In the wake of the massacre at Virginia Tech, college students across the country have joined forces to ask people the world over to wear Hokie colors tomorrow in what they are calling "Orange and...
Vigil makes surreal real
Published on Apr 18th, 2007
0 comments Thousands of students and community members flocked to UVA's McIntire amphitheater Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember those affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Student...
Dorm shootings at Virginia Tech kill at least 20
Published on Apr 16th, 2007
1 comments Dispatches over the New River Valley police scanner indicate there have been multiple shootings this morning on the campus of Virginia Tech. The Associated Press reports that a shooting at the...
Seccuro’s story inspires TV drama
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
36 comments Over a year after the Hook first extensively reported it, somebody at CBS decided the story of William Beebe, Liz Seccuro, and justice delayed 21 years would make a good TV show. At least that...
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