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Llama sculpture destroyed at Northern Virginia private school

A sculpture of three llamas that has become a symbol and emblem of the private Potomac School in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC has been severely damaged in an apparent act of vandalism, according to authorities.

In an announcement made on Tuesday, the Fairfax County police said the McLean-based school is offering a $5000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of whoever destroyed the sculpture. In addition to the school’s reward, as much as $1,000 may be available from the Crime Solvers program, according to police.

The heads were broken off each of the three llamas depicted in the sculpture, the police said. One of the heads is presumed stolen, the police said. Two others were apparently located on the school grounds.

According to the police, the vandalism occurred at the school in the 1300 block of Potomac School Road between the evening of December 21 and the

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Virginia Is for Second Chances

“They called me ‘Mad Dog McAuliffe,’” he added.

Although the administration’s officials took great pains to preserve the optics of that dinner and its clemency campaign—again, clemency is an even more volatile political issue than restorations—the very stories of the people before them suggested that in efforts to challenge a criminal-justice system quickened in the belly of Jim Crow, the “redeemable” and the “irredeemable” can’t be so easily separated at first glance.

Perhaps the most complicated case that came before the governor’s desk was that of Robert Paul Davis, who in 2003 confessed to a double murder, and was sentenced to 23 years in prison when he was only 18. In 2011, one of the other two suspects implicated in the murders signed an affidavit admitting he’d thrown Davis’s name out to deflect suspicion, and that police had extracted a confession from the 18-year-old under intense pressure. Davis, who is

Read more at: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/virginia-clemency-restoration-of-rights-campaigns/549830/

Virginia justices to consider exoneration pleas in two decades-old cases

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Chesterfield police charge man accused of robbing Virginia ABC store

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Virginia Beach Police investigating New Year’s Day hit-and-run

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach authorities are investigating a hit-and-run that happened near the intersection of South Independence Boulevard and Bonney Road on New Year’s Day.

Police, fire and emergency medical services personnel responded to the scene around 1:40 a.m.

An investigation revealed that there was a crash involving a white Dodge Durango and a gray Ford Focus. The driver of the Durango fled the scene on foot while the driver of the Ford Focus sustained life threatening injuries.

Authorities are seeking the identity of the driver of the Dodge Durango. The crash is currently being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Fatal Crash Team (FACT).

Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw someone flee the scene of the accident is asked to call lead investigator MPO T. Aicherat TAICHER@vbgov.com.

You can also remain anonymous by calling Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-U[ (1-888-562-5887). Tips can can also be submitted at P3tips.com

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2018/01/02/virginia-beach-police-investigating-new-years-day-hit-and-run/

Virginia Beach Police investigating New Year’s Day hit-and-run …

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach authorities are investigating a hit-and-run that happened near the intersection of South Independence Boulevard and Bonney Road on New Year’s Day.

Police, fire and emergency medical services personnel responded to the scene around 1:40 a.m.

An investigation revealed that there was a crash involving a white Dodge Durango and a gray Ford Focus. The driver of the Durango fled the scene on foot while the driver of the Ford Focus sustained life threatening injuries.

Authorities are seeking the identity of the driver of the Dodge Durango. The crash is currently being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Fatal Crash Team (FACT).

Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw someone flee the scene of the accident is asked to call lead investigator MPO T. Aicherat TAICHER@vbgov.com.

You can also remain anonymous by calling Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-U[ (1-888-562-5887). Tips can can also be submitted at P3tips.com

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2018/01/02/virginia-beach-police-investigating-new-years-day-hit-and-run/

Amber Alert: Police searching for missing West Virginia teen

Authorities in West Virginia have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 14-year-old girl who police say might be with a convicted sex offender.

According to an Amber Alert posted on the website for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, police say 14-year-old Nicole Hall was reported missing Wednesday from Greenbrier County and might be with 27-year-old sex offender Christopher Rider and another man. The statement says Rider should be considered armed and dangerous.

Hall is 5-foot-8 inches with blonde hair and brown eyes. Rider is 5-foot-10 with brown hair and brown eyes.

Officials say they believe they may be headed to Florida or California in a silver sedan.

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Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article190988699.html

Two innocence claims filed Friday for Virginia man who was freed from prison after another man confessed

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