Fairfax Co. Police officer held without bond on child porn possession charges
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Fairfax Co. Police officer held without bond on child porn possession charges

FAIRFAX, Va. (WJLA/AP) – A Fairfax County Police spokesman charged with possession of child pornography was ordered held without bond on Thursday. William “Bud” Walker was arraigned on two counts of child pornography possession one day after being arrested at police headquarters. He had been relieved of duty last week when word of an investigation … Continue reading

Decorated Marine killed in Fl. training accident buried at Arlington National Cemetery
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Decorated Marine killed in Fl. training accident buried at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC News) – The steady, pouring rain was fitting for the occasion. It was a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, killed in a training accident one month ago. Exactly one week after being awarded the Navy’s third-highest award for valor, the Silver Star, Seif’s helicopter went down … Continue reading

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UMW drops test requirement for high-achieving applicants

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Students with a high school grade-point average of at least 3.5 won’t have to take standardized admissions tests to be admitted to the University of Mary Washington. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/1JaQUFk ) that the university’s governing board unanimously approved the new policy for high-achieving applicants Thursday. The policy does not … Continue reading

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Ex-Va. Wesleyan student sentenced for identity theft

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former student at Virginia Wesleyan College student has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for identity theft. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1EvpU4h) reports 29-year-old Katecha Thomas was sentenced Monday for her guilty plea last year to aggravated identity theft and misrepresentation of a Social Security number. Court records show Thomas … Continue reading

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Former owner of Norfolk store sentenced in food stamp scheme

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former owner of a convenience store in Norfolk will spend more than two years in prison for participating in a food stamp scheme. According to court documents, James Robert Carter allowed food stamp recipients to trade their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash. The 75-year-old Carter gave the recipients about half … Continue reading

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Air Combat Command vice commander reprimanded

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds of airmen that anyone who passes information to Congress about the aging A-10 Warthog’s capabilities is committing treason, according to a report … Continue reading

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Va. woman sentenced for cashing fraudulent tax refund checks

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk woman who cashed more than $2 million in fraudulent income tax refund checks has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison. Thirty-four-year-old Tanya Evans was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Norfolk for her December plea to conspiring to defraud the government. Court documents show a check-cashing business noticed in … Continue reading