Violent Crime en From Then to Now: An Exhibition in Two Parts <p></p><p>Seven years ago, after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, an outpouring of sympathy came to Blacksburg from around the world.</p><p>Much of it, in the form of objects:&nbsp; candles, cards, letters, stuffed animals and works of art.&nbsp; Archivists at the university have carefully cataloged and preserved these sacred objects, some of which will be on display for the first time this week.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:28:51 +0000 Robbie Harris 19952 at From Then to Now: An Exhibition in Two Parts Human Trafficking Legislation Moves Forward <p>While not all bills to crack down on human trafficking in Virginia have survived the halfway point in the General Assembly, lawmakers believe they've made progress in battling what's now considered one of the fastest—if not the fastest—growing financial crime worldwide.</p><p>They have agreed that this is not a partisan issue.&nbsp; Lawmakers were able to work across both chambers and party lines to develop new guidelines to assist victims and law enforcement officials.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:20:41 +0000 Tommie McNeil 17244 at Human Trafficking Legislation Moves Forward Three Charged in Death of VT Student <p>Jessica Ewing, a student at Virginia Tech, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Samanata Shrestha, of Vienna, VA.&nbsp;</p><p>Ewing is now at the Western Virginia Regional Jail.</p><p>Recent Tech graduate Keifer Kyle Brown is facing charges that he was an accessory after the fact. He's being held at the Montgomery County Jail.</p><p>Police have also charged 23-year-old Michael Christian Heller, a Blacksburg resident, with being an accessory after the fact.&nbsp; He's been released on bond.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Connie Stevens 17117 at Three Charged in Death of VT Student More Arrests in Kevin Quick Case <p>Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with the death of Waynesboro police reservist Kevin Quick.</p><p>The three—Halisi Uhuru of Danville, Leslie Casterlow and Anthony Stokes, both from Manassas, are being held at the Henrico County Jail.&nbsp; They’re scheduled to appear in court Monday.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:29:18 +0000 Connie Stevens 16976 at More Arrests in Kevin Quick Case Lawmakers Address Issues Related to Violence <p></p><p>The Virginia Senate tackled several bills&nbsp; addressing acts of violence. And, after lengthy debate, Senators likely killed a measure that would have allowed Virginia to use electrocution as a form of execution, if necessary.</p><p>The Senate also gave preliminary approval to a measure to penalize so-called “celebratory gunfire.”&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:50:59 +0000 Tommie McNeil 16919 at Lawmakers Address Issues Related to Violence