Harassment and Intimidation http://wvtf.org en Virginia Crime Report Published http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-crime-report-published <p>Each year the Virginia State Police issues an annual crime analysis breaking down incidents by location and type. The most recent analysis for crimes in 2013 puts a city at the top of the list that doesn’t think it belongs there.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:08:19 +0000 Tab O'Neal 6371 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Crime Report Published Lawmakers Weigh In On Military Red Flags http://wvtf.org/post/lawmakers-weigh-military-red-flags <p>Virginia lawmakers say they’re united in their attempts to combat sexual harassment in the military.</p><p>The U-S military has rapidly evolved in recent years. Gays and lesbians can now serve openly. And women can now officially do what they've been doing unofficially for years: join men on the battlefield.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 15:22:43 +0000 Matt Laslo 4346 at http://wvtf.org Lawmakers Weigh In On Military Red Flags 2nd Body Pulled from Appomatox River http://wvtf.org/post/2nd-body-pulled-appomatox-river <p>A massive community search is over, after police found the body of a second Virginia State University student in the Appomattox River.</p><p>The two victims – both 19-year-old freshmen – apparently drowned during what police are calling a hazing ritual.&nbsp;</p><p>Four men, ranging in age from 19 to 35, are charged with hazing after seven Virginia State University students attempted to cross the Appomattox River just after midnight Saturday.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:08:31 +0000 Sandy Hausman 3351 at http://wvtf.org 2nd Body Pulled from Appomatox River Stalking Legislation http://wvtf.org/post/stalking-legislation <p>A bill that is now under review by Governor McDonnell strengthens current state laws on stalking —although its sponsor says the law still needs to be even tougher.&nbsp;&nbsp;Delegate Jennifer McClellan hopes her bill will encourage law enforcement to take reports of stalking and domestic abuse more seriously.<br>It would become a felony if someone convicted twice of stalking had also been convicted of committing violent acts against the same victim within five years.&nbsp;&nbsp;It would also apply if the aggressor had violated a protective order within that period.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:47:53 +0000 Tommie McNeil 931 at http://wvtf.org Stalking Legislation