Sandra Marks’ psychic reading business on Seminole Trail was quite lucrative, according an indictment that details the millions she allegedly got from defrauding the vulnerable.
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No bond for psychic

Sandra Marks, 41, who was known locally for her Readings by Catherine business on U.S. 29 North until she disappeared following a big raid a year ago, made it back to town August 28 for a bond hearing in U.S. District Court. Marks was arrested in New York, and a 34-count indictment accuses her of […]

Debra German spent the  night on Carter Mountain and is expected to be okay. Photo Albemarle County Police Department

Police called to Carter Mountain twice last week

Carter Mountain, Charlottesville’s popular site for fall apple picking and barbecue, has become the scene of police investigations for the third time in a year as the latest in a string of strange happenings was reported this past Wednesday. First was the discovery of skeletal remains found August 26 along Route 20 near the I-64 […]

Attorney Jeff Fogel says city police don’t want to release narratives of stops and frisks because of “dirty linen.”
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Exempt or not exempt? Judge considers FOIA lawsuit

The Public Housing Association of Residents and local branch of the NAACP passed the first hurdle in their lawsuit against the City of Charlottesville for police records of stops and frisks when a judge refused the city’s request to throw out the suit August 25. The case is also raising questions about how government bodies […]