Law & Crime

The New Pornography?
8:38 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Selfies, Child Pornography and the Law


The internet and social media have opened up the dissemination of the good but also what society has deemed to be the bad. On any given day there are news stories of persons being arrested for the possession of child pornography. While mostly adults, some are children themselves. How social media and one wrong choice can devastate a child’s life. 

Just last week a 16 year old Virginia girl was arrested for creating child pornography. She admitted to taking “lewd” photos of herself, posting them to Twitter and sending them directly to male friends.

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Investigation Spans Much of Virginia
4:29 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

More Arrests in Kevin Quick Case

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with the death of Waynesboro police reservist Kevin Quick.

The three—Halisi Uhuru of Danville, Leslie Casterlow and Anthony Stokes, both from Manassas, are being held at the Henrico County Jail.  They’re scheduled to appear in court Monday.

That makes six people who have been arrested during the investigation.  Earlier this week, a brother and sister were charged with the theft of Quick’s vehicle, a third sibling from the family was taken into custody at the same time, for an outstanding arrest warrant.

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Search for Quick Continues
5:22 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Two People Charged in Connection with Quick Disappearance

Police have arrested two people from Albemarle County in connection with the disappearance of a 45-year-old Nelson County man on Friday .  

Kevin Quick left his mother’s home in Afton to visit a friend, but he did not arrive.  Now, State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says his car was caught on a bank security camera the night he went missing.

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Law & Crime
4:22 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Pre-Trial Talks Limited for Former Governor & Wife

Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen arrive to federal court for the hearing.
Credit Steve Helber/AP via NPR

Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will be able to talk to family members and friends while they await trial—as long as they don’t discuss any substantive material related to their indictment on federal corruption charges. 

That’s the ruling of U.S. District Magistrate Judge David Novak, who also said the former first couple will be allowed to discuss the case with each other. Federal prosecutors agreed—although they initially had wanted to allow contacts only with family members.

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Search for Kevin Quick Continues
3:46 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Arrests Related to Missing Law Enforcement Officer

Three siblings from Albemarle County were arrested at an Alexandria hotel  in connection with the disappearance of missing Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick.

Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, and Mersadies Shelton are all being held without bond in the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange.

Quick was last seen Friday night.  His car was traced to Fluvanna and Manassas over the weekend, and is now linked to an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night in Louisa County, where his car was found abandoned the next day.

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