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UPDATED: Fiery, five-vehicle crash on I-64W kills two

UPDATE, 10am Thursday, August 7: State police have confirmed that two people have now died following the five-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. According to police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, a flatbed tractor trailer sparked the collision when it rear-ended a Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder was pushed into a Lincoln Town Car. During the pileup, a Chevrolet Suburban […]

Mark Weiner's attorney Steve Benjamin leaves Albemarle Circuit Court on June 3, followed by members of Weiner's family, including his brother Michael Weiner, right. Photo: Courteney Stuart

New date set for Weiner sentencing hearing

On Monday, a judge agreed to an October 8 sentencing date for Mark Weiner, the 53-year-old former grocery store clerk convicted for abduction with intent to defile in May 2013. Weiner’s attorneys have raised questions about the evidence used to convict him. They have pointed to expert testimony that contradicts the story that a chemically […]

Eric Cantor. Photo: James Berglie/ZUMAPRESS.

Sabato on Cantor’s career post-Congress: ‘He’s going to be very, very well paid’

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor dropped a bomb Thursday when he announced that he’s not only stepping down from his leadership role, but quitting Congress altogether, raising questions about what’s next for the 7th District Republican—and how quickly his successor might assume office. Cantor suffered a surprise defeat in the June primary when he was bested […]

Claire Kennedy Ogilvie. Photo: Charlottesville Police Department

Ogilvie assault case heads to grand jury

The former Peabody School teacher accused of assaulting the wife of 57th District Delegate David Toscano waived her right to a preliminary hearing—the proceeding to determine if there is sufficient evidence to go to trial—by appearing in court Thursday. The case will now proceed in front of a grand jury. Claire Ogilvie, 36, faces charges […]

Former Albemarle County Circuit Court Deputy Clerk Dayna Awkard at work in 2012.

Former clerk pleads guilty to embezzling

Former longtime Albemarle County Circuit Court Deputy Clerk Dayna Awkard pleaded guilty Friday morning to the embezzlement of nearly $14,000, according to court records. Awkard, a 24-year employee of the circuit court clerk’s office, resigned on March 21, shortly after a tip from an unnamed court employee prompted a state investigation into possible fraud. She […]