Government & Courts

André Hakes and Catherine Gillespie, pictured at the courthouse in 2013, hope this will be the year they can finally get married in Virginia. Photo: Christian DeBaun

We do: Eager-to-wed couples await judge’s decision on gay marriage

For the past few years, André Hakes and her partner, Catherine Gillespie, have trooped to the Charlottesville clerk’s office on Valentine’s Day and requested a marriage license. And each time, they’ve been denied that piece of paper that heterosexuals take for granted. This Valentine’s Day, they’re going to both Charlottesville and Albemarle clerks’ offices to […]

Kevin Quick's death came in "circumstances that could have touched any one of us," said Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo. Photo: Waynesboro Police

Update: Reports say Kevin Quick’s body found

Update: 3:17pm According to a report by NBC12 in Richmond, the body of Waynesboro Police Captain Kevin Quick has been found in Goochland this afternoon. Law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions had been searching Louisa County this afternoon for signs of Quick, who left his mother’s house in Afton on Friday, January 31, but never made […]