Virginia

4 convicted in reserve officer’s slaying to be sentenced

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Four people convicted in the slaying of a Waynesboro reserve police officer are set to be sentenced. Shantai Shelton, Mersadies Shelton, Daniel Mathis and Kweli Uhuru were found guilty by a Roanoke jury in February of murder and kidnapping in the death of 45-year-old Waynesboro Reserve Police Capt. Kevin Quick. They’re … Continue reading

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Authorities seeking student remains find ‘items of interest’
Campus Life / Education

Authorities seeking student remains find ‘items of interest’

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Items found by authorities digging for the remains of a California college student who vanished 20 years ago are being examined to see whether they’re related to her disappearance, it was announced Thursday. Investigators aren’t revealing what they found this week at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, … Continue reading

Mexican soccer player beats up kidnapper to free himself
Celebrities / International News / Sports

Mexican soccer player beats up kidnapper to free himself

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Caught in a real-life win-or-lose challenge, soccer forward Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper, freed himself and then called police for help — a dramatic tale that shows how tough the professional player is, or how incompetent his abductors were. One thing the story does show is how dangerous Pulido’s home … Continue reading

Prosecutor: Girl texted with college man before stabbing
Campus Life

Prosecutor: Girl texted with college man before stabbing

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a pre-dawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday. Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt described how authorities believe David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers … Continue reading