High staff turnover and questions about the mission are issues for the new Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation. The maximum-security facility, located in rural Nottoway County, holds those deemed by courts to be “sexually violent predators” indefinitely for treatment after ...Read More »
Unless Gov. Kaine intervenes, convicted cop killer Edward Bell will be executed later this week. The Associated Press (by way of the News & Messenger) reports that Bell was supposed to be executed last year for the 1999 shooting death ...Read More »
The family of a Roanoke County student whose little finger was crushed in a weight-training accident has filed a $1 million suit against the physical education teacher who was supervising the training. The incident occurred May 29 at Glenvar High ...Read More »
A man accused of molesting his stepson 20 years ago has been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to four counts of forcible sodomy. The Daily News Record reports that Circuit Judge T.J. Wilson reconsidered Friday his ruling the previous ...Read More »
The embattled Peanut Corp. of America has filed for bankruptcy in the Western District of Virginia. The Lynchburg-headquartered company is facing a federal criminal investigation and an expected flood of lawsuits over peanut products allegedly tainted with salmonella bacteria. PCA’s ...
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Richmond-based Altria Group Inc. has an initial setback in a sick smoker trial. According to The Miami Herald, a Florida jury found that a chain smoker’s death was directly attributable to his addiction to cigarettes. Elaine Hess, whose husband Stuart ...Read More »
Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, “You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake.” Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before. If you recognize those words ...Read More »