Government & Courts

Venable Elementary School fourth grade teacher Corey Schock has been arrested on child pornography charges. Photo: Charlottesville Public Schools

Venable teacher arrested on child porn charges

Venable Elementary School fourth grade teacher Corey Schock was arrested on Monday, February 10, on two counts of possessing child pornography and one count of use of a communications system to solicit child pornography. The arrest stunned parents of students at the school, who described him as one of its most popular teachers. “Everyone wanted […]

André Hakes and Catherine Gillespie, pictured at the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse in 2013, asking for a marriage license. 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 […]