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Tattoo Artist "Liquidity Jones" Pleads Guilty to Shooting Husband

Posted: 06/23/2010 - A Washington tattoo artist is expected to face eight years in prison in connection with the 2009 shooting death of her husband. Thirty-eight-year-old Kristin Kozak pleaded guilty Friday in D.C. Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter while armed.

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Sewage Sludge on Fields Approved in 2 Va. Counties

Updated: 06/22/2010 - State regulators have approved permits allowing treated sewage sludge to be spread on fields in Amherst and Campbell counties. The permits drew opposition from residents concerned about possible health effects.

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W.Va. Man Sentenced in Fatal Va. Wreck

Posted: 06/22/2010 - A West Virginia man will spend 16 years in prison in connection with a a wreck that killed a 2-year-old Tazewell County boy.

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Va. Uranium Mining Question Spawns Studies

Posted: 06/22/2010 - A uranium mining and milling operation in Southside Virginia would create up to 350 jobs and generate $40 million to $50 million for the local economy, according to a new study commissioned by Virginia Uranium Inc.

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Rapper Charged in Va. Deaths Appears in Court

Updated: 06/22/2010 - An aspiring "horrorcore" rapper from California who was charged with killing his girlfriend and three others appeared in a Farmville court Tuesday. Richard "Sam" McCroskey faces capital murder charges in the Sept. 18 deaths of his girlfriend, her parents and her friend.

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NC Man Sentenced in Va. for Mortgage Fraud

Posted: 06/22/2010 - A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to defrauding commercial mortgage lenders will spend 20 months in a federal prison. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says 40-year-old Stephen M. Gunther of Hertford, N.C. also must pay more than $231,000 in restitution. Gunther has a law office in Virginia Beach.

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DOD Indetifies Va. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 06/22/2010 - The Pentagon says 25-year-old Pfc. Benjamin Park of Fairfax Station died Friday in Zhari district, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Officials say insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device.

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Shooting Leaves Former Fork Union Student in Critical Condition

Updated: 06/22/2010 - Former Fork Union Military Academy student and Ohio State football recruit Jamel Turner is in critical condition after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning in Youngstown, Ohio. A 17-year-old girl who was with Turner at the time of the shooting died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Va. Unemployment Rate Edges Up in May

Posted: 06/18/2010 - The Virginia Employment Commission said Friday its unadjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May from 6.7 percent in April. That compares with 6.7 percent last May.

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Va. Warns Residents About Computer Networks

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is warning residents about protecting their computer networks to keep their personal information safe.

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Feds Targeting Defense Contracting Fraud in Va.

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Federal prosecutors are targeting defense contracting fraud in Hampton Roads. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia has named a prosecutor to reinvigorate fraud investigations.

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Lawsuit Seeks Billions for Va. Gas Drilling

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Landowners in southwest Virginia have been cheated out of billions of dollars by two energy companies that drilled for natural gas on their land without compensating them, attorneys for the property owners allege.

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6 More Charged in Dump Squad Gang Probe in Va.

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Six more people face charges in an investigation of a gang that authorities say controlled neighborhoods in Newport News through violence and intimidation.

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Student Hacks Va. School Database

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Virginia Beach school officials are notifying parents that a high school student was able to access names, addresses and Social Security number of students at 22 schools.

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