Law and Crime

Regret v. Rape
4:26 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

W&L Student Claims He Was Expelled After Consensual Relationship

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A day after Rolling Stone published an article describing a brutal rape at the University of Virginia , a former Washington and Lee student says he was expelled for having consensual sex with another student who some months later regretted the encounter and claimed she was sexually assaulted.

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Rolling Stone Article Responses
6:45 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Rolling Stone Article: Jackie's Friends Refute Story Details

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Two people who appear under pseudonyms in Rolling Stone’s article chronicling an alleged gang rape that happened at a University of Virginia fraternity party have spoken to the Associated Press. They’re the ones who supposedly discouraged Jackie from seeking help after the incident – but they’ve set the record straight.

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Scammers on the Prowl
4:47 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Consumer Alert!

The Commonwealth’s Attorney General has some advice for Virginians who plan to do lots of holiday shopping—especially over the Internet and with a credit or debit card.  He says scammers love this time of year--and therefore, it's up to you to be extra vigilant.  

First, Attorney General Mark Herring says you should closely monitor all of your credit card and banking statements.

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Retaliatory Eviction
4:51 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Proposed Legislation Would Side with Tenants in Cases of Eviction

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It’s unlawful for landlords to evict tenants for taking legal action or notifying authorities about uninhabitable conditions, but tenants may have little recourse under current state law.  As Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, proposed legislation would make it less difficult for tenants to win a case if retaliation is a cause of eviction.

Tenants have a right to decent conditions, but the Virginia Poverty Law Center’s Christie Marra says fear of losing their home makes them afraid to assert those rights. 

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Police Say Daughter Knew Suspect
1:51 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Double Murder in Charlottesville: "Not A Random Act"

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Charlottesville police say the murder of two women over the weekend was not a random act – that a man now in custody knew at least one of his victims. 

Police Chief Tim Longo said the arrest of 30-year-old Gene Washington came after officers  searched outside the Barracks Road West apartment complex and questioned neighbors about the brutal murders of elementary school teacher Robin Aldridge and her 17-year-old daughter Mani.

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