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

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
Virginia

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

Va. officials, educators talk tech needs in schools
Campus Life / Education

Va. officials, educators talk tech needs in schools

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Internet demand is growing in Virginia schools, but some rural localities — including those in the Shenandoah Valley — experience challenges to improving broadband access for their students. Educators and technology professionals gathered last Tuesday at Harrisonburg High School for a panel discussion with Virginia Education Secretary Anne Holton and … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

James Madison board approves undergrad tuition, fee hikes

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University’s board has approved undergraduate tuition and fee increases for the 2015-2016 academic year. In-state students living on campus will pay $19,084 in tuition and fees, a 3.2 percent increase. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students living on campus will increase by 2.6 percent to $34,218. Graduate … 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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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

Family says police ‘doing nothing’ about Va. teen missing for over a month
Virginia

Family says police ‘doing nothing’ about Va. teen missing for over a month

NORFOLK, Va. (ABC News) – The grandmother of a missing 18-year-old college student said it seems like police in Virginia are “doing nothing” to look for her. Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell has been missing since March 2, according to the Norfolk Police Department. Hadsell’s grandmother Katherine Hadsell said she wishes the police would “give us more … Continue reading