Government & Courts

Thanks to a state budget stalemate, the local drug court has been without a designated judge since January, when Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire stepped down. Photo: Elli Williams

Deadlock in Richmond leaves local drug court judgeless

The General Assembly’s political dogfight over the state’s budget is threatening to neuter Charlottesville’s drug court. The Medicaid expansion stalemate in Richmond has left Charlottesville’s 16th Circuit Court without a designated judge to oversee the city’s drug court for the first time since it was created 16 years ago. “The longer it goes on, the […]

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Former Western teacher arrested in sex sting

A former Western Albemarle High School teacher is being held in a Staunton jail after a sting operation caught him attempting to meet a person he thought was a 13-year-old boy he’d encountered on the Internet, according to Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. John Daniel Patterson, 66, was arrested April 15 after he showed up at […]