Crime/Courts 

Young man involved in drive-by shooting will serve one year

Young man involved in drive-by shooting will serve one year

Kyhiem Kier pleaded guilty to being a nonviolent felon in possession of a gun in March.

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

Residents were generally underwhelmed by the deal the Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department announced Thursday, two days after a federal judge signed off on the railroad's $600 million class action settlement with residents.

Virginia joins DOJ lawsuit against Live Nation, Ticketmaster

Virginia joins DOJ lawsuit against Live Nation, Ticketmaster

The DOJ and a 30-state coalition have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ticketmaster LLC.

Wenrich pleads to ammunition charges

Wenrich pleads to ammunition charges

Tyler Wenrich of Louisa County pleaded to two counts of ammunition possession on Tuesday.

Prosecutor in Trump classified papers case calls claims of hostility toward co-defendant 'garbage'

Prosecutor in Trump classified papers case calls claims of hostility toward co-defendant 'garbage'

A lawyer for Donald Trump's personal valet is accusing federal prosecutors of targeting his client for prosecution because he refused to cooperate against the former president in the classified documents case.

Hunter Biden's tax trial set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still in June

Hunter Biden's tax trial set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still in June

President Joe Biden's son is still scheduled to stand trial beginning June 3 on federal gun charges in a Delaware case.

Dying ex-doctor serving life for murder may soon be free after a conditional pardon and 2-year wait

Dying ex-doctor serving life for murder may soon be free after a conditional pardon and 2-year wait

Vince Gilmer received a conditional pardon over two years ago, but until now his advocates had been unable to find a hospital or psychiatric facility where he could be transferred that met the terms of his pardon.

Red Onion inmate indicted for 2023 death of another inmate

Red Onion inmate indicted for 2023 death of another inmate

Julian Leon Mitchell has been charged with a count of aggravated murder by a Wise County grand jury.

Judge admonishes defense witness for his behavior after prosecution rests in Trump hush money trial

Judge admonishes defense witness for his behavior after prosecution rests in Trump hush money trial

It happened minutes into the testimony of Robert Costello, a former federal prosecutor who has publicly blasted the prosecution's star witness, Michael Cohen.

Hunter Biden presses for delay in federal gun trial set to begin next month

Hunter Biden presses for delay in federal gun trial set to begin next month

Defense attorneys for the president's son argued Monday there isn't an urgent need to start the trial on June 3, shortly before the scheduled start of another trial on tax charges in California.

War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

Karim Khan of the International Criminal Court on Monday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister, and three Hamas leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against an extradition order to the U.S.

WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against an extradition order to the U.S.

The ruling sets the stage for an appeal process likely to further drag out a years-long legal saga.

Murder charge against Charlottesville man certified to Lynchburg grand jury

Murder charge against Charlottesville man certified to Lynchburg grand jury

Keon Jamir Palmer of Charlottesville is facing charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Conservative activist's son sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison for 'relentless' attack on Capitol

Conservative activist's son sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison for 'relentless' attack on Capitol

Leo Brent Bozell IV smashed a window, chased a police officer and invaded the Senate floor during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege.

Man convicted of attacking ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband with a hammer sentenced to 30 years

Man convicted of attacking ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband with a hammer sentenced to 30 years

A federal judge handed down the sentence for 44-year-old David DePape on Friday. Prosecutors had asked for a 40-year prison term.

Israel insists it is doing all it can to protect civilians in Gaza and denies genocide charges

Israel insists it is doing all it can to protect civilians in Gaza and denies genocide charges

The International Court of Justice wrapped up a third round of hearings on emergency measures requested by South Africa.

Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

Google is asking that a federal judge, rather than a jury, decide whether it violated U.S. antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising.

Two arrested for theft of Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Two arrested for theft of Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Jakob Foust Beckner and Nathaniel Scott Dorman, both of Zion Crossroads, were arrested this week in connection with a motorcycle theft.

Several cases dismissed against pro-Palestine protesters

Several cases dismissed against pro-Palestine protesters

Several people who were arrested when law enforcement officers broke up a pro-Palestine protest encampment at the University of Virginia were in court on Wednesday.

CPD: Several types of crime declined in 2023, but homicides and drug overdoses increased

CPD: Several types of crime declined in 2023, but homicides and drug overdoses increased

The Charlottesville Police Department has released its 2023 Annual Report, finding a slight decline in overall crime.

Driver said he smoked pot oil, took medication before Florida crash that killed 8 Mexican workers

Driver said he smoked pot oil, took medication before Florida crash that killed 8 Mexican workers

Bryan Maclean Howard pleaded not guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence-manslaughter, and a judge denied bail.

Justice Department says Boeing violated deal that avoided prosecution after 737 Max crashes

Justice Department says Boeing violated deal that avoided prosecution after 737 Max crashes

It is now up to the Justice Department to weigh whether to file charges against the aircraft maker.

Check stubs, fake receipts, blind loyalty: Cohen offers inside knowledge in Trump's hush money trial

Check stubs, fake receipts, blind loyalty: Cohen offers inside knowledge in Trump's hush money trial

Michael Cohen's testimony is about purposefully mislabeled checks, false receipts and blind loyalty, underscoring that it's not about the spectacle of what Trump was paying for, but rather his effort to illegally cover up those payments.

Judge rejects Hunter Biden's bid to delay his June trial on federal gun charges

Judge rejects Hunter Biden's bid to delay his June trial on federal gun charges

The judge Tuesday rejected Hunter Biden's request to delay the trial until September, which his lawyers said was necessary to give the defense time to line up witnesses and go through evidence from prosecutors.

TikTok content creators sue the U.S. government over law that could ban the popular platform

TikTok content creators sue the U.S. government over law that could ban the popular platform

Attorneys for the creators argued in the lawsuit that the law violates users' First Amendment rights to free speech, echoing legal arguments made by TikTok in a separate lawsuit filed by the company last week.