Need to Know - Tuesday August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014

UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION:
The death of Robin Williams brings the issue of suicide back into the spotlight. About 400,000 Virginians suffer from depression, which is the leading cause of suicide. If you are suffering from depression and have thought about suicide, you need to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-(800) 273-8255.

STOLEN CLOCK REPLACED:
The Virginia Clock Shop has replaced the clock that was stolen from in front of the store. The new clock is price-tagged at around $300--the old clock was about $2,000. Charlottesville police have still made no arrests in connection with the theft.

CHARLOTTESVILLE PARKING CENTER SOLD:
The Charlottesville Parking Center is changing hands to businessman Mark Brown for a $13.8 million. But despite new ownership, the prices for parking spots will stay the same and current employees will keep their jobs.

FEDERAL CORRUPTION TRIAL CONTINUES:
The federal corruption trial against Virginia's former governor continues in Richmond. A researcher from the VCU Medical Center says after a meeting with former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, he was introduced to Steven Speilburg at the governor's mansion. A juror was also dismissed Tuesday but no explanation was given.

SMALL FIRE AT UVA:
It appears a laptop-battery may have caught fire at U.Va.'s Clark Hall. Police were called to the scene after smoke was seen coming from the building. But the University tweeted out around 4:15 PM Tuesday giving the all clear.


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