Government & Courts

Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford leaves Albemarle Circuit Court followed by Jesse Matthew's attorneys Michael Hemenway and Doug Ramseur. Staff photo

Jesse Matthew in court for motions hearing

The Jesse Matthew hearing December 7 was the last court appearance in the charges stemming from the murder and abduction of UVA student Hannah Graham for outgoing Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford, and the man who defeated her in November and will take over the capital case, Robert Tracci, was in the Albemarle courtroom. Tracci hugged Gil […]

U.S. Congressman Robert Hurt says the latest shootings underscore the need to destroy ISIS. Submitted photo

Another slaughter: Senate rejects gun restrictions

Within a few days, Colorado Springs and San Bernadino became the scenes of the most troubling trend in America: The mass murders of unarmed citizens by gun-wielding killers. The day after Syed Farook, aided by his wife, Tashfeen Malik, mowed down 14 of his coworkers at a holiday party, the U.S. Senate blocked legislation to […]