Crime/Justice

Bomb trial closed
Published on Mar 8th, 2006
0 comments The older teens charged with plotting to blow up Albemarle and WAHS get a closed trial, courtesy of their alleged co-conspirators, who are 13 and protected from public scrutiny by their ages. In the...
Blurting witness muddles Hickman trial
Published on Mar 4th, 2006
1 comments The conspiracy of silence that hampered the investigation of the 2004 murder of once-wealthy teen mother who died in a trailer park has become even more muddled as the star witness blurted out a new...
Goode named in baad way
Published on Feb 25th, 2006
1 comments Central Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode, who was now returned over $90,000 in campaign contributions, might wish he'd never heard of Mitchell Wade. The former CEO and owner of defense contractor...
Alleged bombers won’t be tried as adults
Published on Feb 22nd, 2006
0 comments Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos calls the charges against the four teens who allegedly plotted to blow up WAHS and Albemarle High "serious"–- but they all will be tried as juveniles March 8...
Kroboth’s sentencing postponed
Published on Feb 21st, 2006
0 comments It'll be nearly three months before masked assailant Kurt Kroboth learns his fate. This morning, Albemarle Circuit Court Judge William Shelton agreed to continue sentencing until May 9 to allow...
4th kid nabbed in alleged bomb plot
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
2 comments Albemarle Police arrested another 13-year-old Jack Jouett student yesterday and charged him (or her?) with two felonies in the ever-expanding alleged plan to blow up Albemarle and Western high...
Publicity mounts in 12-step rape case
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
2 comments A story in the February 20 edition of People is the latest in a salvo of publicity in the 21-year old rape case that began at a University of Virginia fraternity house. As first publicly detailed in...
New focus on the tumor-pedophile case
Published on Feb 14th, 2006
0 comments The case of the male schoolteacher treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center for tumors that seem to have turned him into a pedophile back in the year 2000 is enjoying a new round of...
Three teens snared in Columbine-style probe
Published on Feb 3rd, 2006
0 comments Local authorities say that three local students were plotting some sort of Columbine-style attack. At a hastily called press conference downtown today, the Albemarle police chief and the new County...
Near miss: Professor dodges bullet.... really
Published on Dec 8th, 2005
0 comments The clash between traditional rural culture and sweeping development in Albemarle County took a precarious turn Saturday, December 3, when a bullet ripped through an Ivy home, shattering a window and...