Crime/Courts 

Homicide suspect in custody

Homicide suspect in custody

Sidney Montcellus Stinnie surrendered without incident on Monday morning.

North Carolina man charged for Albemarle County carjacking, robbery

North Carolina man charged for Albemarle County carjacking, robbery

The Albemarle County incident occurred around 12:20 a.m. Sunday on the 600 block of Country Green Road.

U.S. judge tosses out lawsuits against Libyan commander accused of war crimes

U.S. judge tosses out lawsuits against Libyan commander accused of war crimes

A U.S. judge has tossed out a series of civil lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in Virginia and was accused of killing innocent civilians in that country's civil war.

Virginia NAACP sues Youngkin's office over Freedom of Information violations

Virginia NAACP sues Youngkin's office over Freedom of Information violations

The NAACP Virginia State Conference filed the lawsuit Monday in Richmond Circuit Court.

Trump's historic hush-money trial gets underway; 1st day ends without any jurors being picked

Trump's historic hush-money trial gets underway; 1st day ends without any jurors being picked

It's the first criminal trial of any former U.S. commander-in-chief and the first of former President Donald Trump's four indictments to go to trial.

Life sentence for Madison man convicted of killing Louisa man

Life sentence for Madison man convicted of killing Louisa man

The Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney announced Saturday that David Branham of Madison County has been sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of Alex Brown in 2023.

Man wanted for March 5 shots fired incident arrested

Man wanted for March 5 shots fired incident arrested

The Charlottesville Police Department reports Eric Dweh was arrested Friday.

Judge declines to delay Trump's NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity

Judge declines to delay Trump's NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity

Jury selection is set to start Monday in former President Donald Trump's hush-money trial. The presumptive Republican nominee has pleaded not guilty.

20 years later, Abu Ghraib detainees get their day in U.S. court

20 years later, Abu Ghraib detainees get their day in U.S. court

Twenty years ago this month, photos of abused prisoners and smiling U.S. soldiers guarding them at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released, shocking the world. Now, three survivors of Abu Ghraib will finally get their day in U.S. court.

Deputies respond to shooting, man facing charges

Deputies respond to shooting, man facing charges

The incident occurred on the 4800 block of South James River Highway around 9:10 a.m. Friday.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says Trump's hush money criminal trial isn't about politics

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says Trump's hush money criminal trial isn't about politics

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg finds himself at the center of a political firestorm as he prepares to bring the first of Donald Trump's four criminal prosecutions to trial.

Freight railroads ask courts to throw out new rule requiring two-person crews on trains

Freight railroads ask courts to throw out new rule requiring two-person crews on trains

Four railroads have asked federal appeals courts to throw out a new rule that would require two-person train crews in most circumstances. The identical challenges were filed this week in appellate courts across the country.

Former deputies indicted for 2022 homicide

Former deputies indicted for 2022 homicide

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office says the former Warren County deputies were served with the indictments that were handed up by a grand jury on Monday.

Arrest made in March break-ins on Culbreth Road

Arrest made in March break-ins on Culbreth Road

Joseph G. Moore of Albemarle County was arrested April 3 after officials got search and arrest warrants the day before.

New York appeals court rejects Donald Trump's third request to delay Monday's hush money trial

New York appeals court rejects Donald Trump's third request to delay Monday's hush money trial

For the third straight day, a New York appeals court has rejected an attempt by Donald Trump's lawyers to delay the former president's hush money criminal trial.

Assistant principal ignored warnings that 6-year-old boy had gun before he shot teacher, report says

Assistant principal ignored warnings that 6-year-old boy had gun before he shot teacher, report says

A grand jury report says a former assistant principal at a Virginia elementary school ignored warnings that a 6-year-old had a gun in the hours before he shot his teacher.

Court asked to allow gunman to withdraw guilty plea in fatal shooting after high school graduation

Court asked to allow gunman to withdraw guilty plea in fatal shooting after high school graduation

An attorney has filed a motion seeking to withdraw a guilty plea in a Richmond shooting at a high school graduation on the grounds that he failed to accurately inform the accused gunman of his legal options.

Police investigating first homicide of 2024

Police investigating first homicide of 2024

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 12th Street and Rosser Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Orange County High School bookkeeper indicted on embezzlement charges

Orange County High School bookkeeper indicted on embezzlement charges

Melissa Ann Boyd is a former bookkeeper for Orange County High School. OCPS confirmed that Boyd was an employee from March to September of 2023.

Judge sides with conservative group in its push to access, publish voter rolls online

Judge sides with conservative group in its push to access, publish voter rolls online

A federal judge has ruled that New Mexico election officials violated public disclosure provisions of the National Voter Registration Act by refusing to provide voter rolls to a conservative group and its public online database.

Lawsuit seeks to force ban on menthol cigarettes after months of delays by Biden administration

Lawsuit seeks to force ban on menthol cigarettes after months of delays by Biden administration

The lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to force federal officials to publish a rule banning menthol cigarettes, which are mostly used by Black smokers and young people.

Alex Murdaugh gets 40 years in federal prison for stealing from clients and his law firm

Alex Murdaugh gets 40 years in federal prison for stealing from clients and his law firm

The 55-year-old disbarred attorney is already serving a life sentence without parole in a state prison for killing his wife and son.

Florida Supreme Court upholds state's 15-week ban on most abortions, but voters will soon have a say

Florida Supreme Court upholds state's 15-week ban on most abortions, but voters will soon have a say

The court ruled 6-1 Monday to uphold the state's ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, meaning a ban on six weeks could soon take effect.

Nicholas pleads to charges in connection with PVCC student's shooting death

Nicholas pleads to charges in connection with PVCC student's shooting death

Raymaqua Antonio Nicholas pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the Feb. 22, 2023 shooting death of Nicklous Pendleton of Gordonsville.

Trump asks appeals court to review ruling allowing Fani Willis to remain on Georgia election case

Trump asks appeals court to review ruling allowing Fani Willis to remain on Georgia election case

Former President Donald Trump and other defendants accused of illegally trying to interfere in Georgia's 2020 election have submitted an application to appeal a ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the case.