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Virginia Inmate Serving 73 Years For Bank Robbery Can Pursue Sex Change Lawsuit

Richmond Times-Dispatch | | Posted 03.31.2013 | DC

A federal appeals court on Monday restored a lawsuit filed by a Virginia inmate who claims her constitutional rights were violated when prison authori...

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Serial Arsonist's 38 Fires In 45 Days Spark Terror In Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.28.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Virginia's eastern shore are hunting a dangerous arsonist who appears to be growing bolder day by day. The suspect, according to pol...

Manhunt For Dad Suspected Of Killing His 16-Month-Old Child

Posted 12.14.2012 | Crime

Cops are hunting for a Virginia Dad who allegedly killed his 16-month-old daughter while the girl's mother was away. Police say 35-year-old Floyd L...

Serial Arsonist Possibly Behind Dozens Of Recent Fires

Posted 12.04.2012 | Crime

Abandoned homes, trailers, vacant barns and even a chicken coop have been set on fire in a spate of destruction that's left Virginia's eastern shore s...

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Man Wanted For Questioning In Disappearance Of Transgender Teen

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.29.2012 | Crime

Virginia police are asking for help in finding a Charlottesville resident wanted for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a transgender...

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Police Search For Missing Transgender Teen

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.29.2012 | Crime

Police in Virginia are searching for a transgender teen who has been missing for more than a week. Dashad Smith, 19, also known as Sage, Sagey and ...

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Mom Accused Of Pushing Baby Stroller Down Busy Highway While Intoxicated

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.27.2012 | Crime

A young woman pushing a stroller carrying her 7-month-old baby down a Virginia highway was so intoxicated, police said, that she could barely walk. ...

Much To Be Thankful For

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 11.22.2012 | Crime

NORFOLK, Va. -- Johnathan Montgomery spent the past four years in a Virginia state prison saying the same thing a lot of inmates do: He was innocent. ...

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DUI Suspect Was Traveling With Dead Skunk, Police Say

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.14.2012 | Crime

Police in Virginia say a man charged with a DUI was drunk as the proverbial skunk -- which he just so happened to have in tow -- at the time of his ar...

'East Coast Rapist' Suspect: 'I'm Not Sure I Know What I'm Doing'

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 01.13.2013 | DC

MANASSAS, Va. — A plea deal for a Connecticut man accused of a series of rapes along the East Coast fell through Tuesday after the defendant tol...

Teacher Who Spanked Student Suspected Of Having Child Porn

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.09.2012 | Crime

A former high school math teacher from Virginia Beach, Va., is being accused of possessing child porn, just months after pleading guilty to spanking a...

Man Accused Of Indecent Exposure Now Wanted For Detonating Pipe Bombs

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Crime

STAFFORD, Va. — A man accused of indecent exposure over the summer is wanted on charges of detonating pipe bombs at the homes of two investigato...

UPDATED: Man Throws Molotov Cocktail Into Mall Food Court

Posted 10.18.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A man threw a molotov cocktail into the Ballston Common Mall's food court on Thursday prompting an evacuation. A "person of interest...

Mom Allegedly Shot Up Drugs In Courthouse Parking Lot With Baby In Car

David Lohr | Posted 10.17.2012 | Crime

A drug intoxicated mother was arrested in Virginia after she was found passed out in her car with her 23-month-old daughter crying in the back seat, p...

Chevy Dealer Sells Car For Wrong Price, Apologizes After Having Buyer Arrested

AOL Auto Blog | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

A Virginia man spent four hours in jail after purchasing a Chevrolet Traverse from Priority Chevrolet in Chesapeake, VA. The dealer's sales staff acci...

Reston Zoo Head Found Guilty In Wallaby Death

Patch | Posted 09.29.2012 | DC

Reston Zoo Director Meghan Mogensen - accused of inhumanely euthanizing an injured wallaby - was found guilty by a Fairfax County General District jud...

Nurse's Aide Nets Prison Time For Stealing Wedding Bands From Nursing Home Patients

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Crime

ROANOKE, Va. -- A nurses' assistant at a state nursing home for veterans in Virginia has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling rings that...

Family Of 4 Found Dead At Home

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 09.26.2012 | DC

HERNDON, Va. -- A mother, father and two children were found dead inside their home outside the nation's capital on Tuesday, and although police would...

Alleged Pentagon City Shoplifter Had Diplomatic Immunity

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.21.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Two women stand accused of trying to steal more than $600 worth of clothes from Macy's at the Pentagon City mall on Wednesday evenin...

Profoundly Deaf Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Metro Station

Posted 09.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A woman who can neither hear nor talk was sexually assaulted near the Rosslyn Metro station just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to ...

Missing Woman Is In Danger, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.10.2012 | Crime

A Virginia woman who hasn't been heard from since Sept. 1 is likely in danger, police said Saturday. Kathleen Haley, 37, spoke to her family on the...

READ THE DOCUMENTS: Gay Couple Sues United/Continental Airlines Over Dildo

HuffPost Crime | David Lohr | Posted 08.31.2012 | Crime

According to court documents obtained by The Huffington Post, a Virginia-based gay couple suffered "severe emotional trauma" when they returned from v...

Hot Coffee Used To Rob Hotel

Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

Coffee isn't just a crucial morning ritual. It can also be used for malicious purposes. At 9:45 pm Tuesday night, a man threw hot coffee at the fro...

4-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Self

Posted 07.25.2012 | Crime

Virginia police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself in Woodbridge today. The tragic scene unfolded at about 3:25 p.m. when co...

Tricycle Stolen From Child With Special Needs

Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

A Virginia family is looking for answers today after a thief stole a tricycle from their daughter, who has special needs. The trike was customized ...