The Gloucester Mathews Gazette Journal reports that Gov. Bob McDonnell announced April 2 the awarding of $1 million total for three permanent supportive housing grants, including one to build 12 apartments in Gloucester. Chuck Walsh, executive director of the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board, said that the grant will be administered by CSB for a nonprofit corporation it set up called Woodland Pointe Apartments. The 12 units will be located on a two-acre, undeveloped site off Belroi Road.
A Christopher Newport University student has been arrested and charged in connection with five small fires that rattled the campus on Tuesday. According to the Daily Press 20 year old Davant Marshall was arrested Wednesday without incident by the Virginia State Police and CNU’s Police Department. Marshall faces five counts of arson, and is now being held at the Newport News City Jail, No motive has been given for the fires and the investigation is still ongoing.
Internet users trying to access the University of Virginia’s homepage Monday night got, instead, a hacking group logo featuring the stylized image of a skull with one broken tooth. According to the Richmond Times Dispatch The university insisted that no sensitive or confidential information was compromised, However, Root The Box, the group that has claimed responsibility for the attack, contradicted the university, saying it had accessed sensitive data and will release it later. Root The Box claimed to have keyed in on U.Va. after reading about a grant an anti-hacking program at the university received.
The Gloucester County Department of Social Services has been an extremely busy place in recent months. Director Beth Barry told the Gloucester Mathews Gazette Journal In January, the department received 140 applications a record for the agency for SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), formerly known as the food stamp program. Since January 2012, the department has also seen an increase in the reports of adult protective services.
Police in Suffolk have charged 31-year-old Patrick Stovall with attempted aggravated malicious wounding and several other weapons charges. Investigators say Stovall shot at a pedestrian on Spruce Street on Tuesday while another man pushed him along in his wheelchair. No motive was offered for the shooting, but several shell casings were found and Stovall was also charged with distribution of marijuana.
A trial date has been set for the embezzlement case against the former chef at Virginia’s Executive Mansion. The Richmond Times Dispatch states that 52 year old Todd Schneider was indicted last month on four counts of felony embezzlement, each of the four indictments alleges that Schneider embezzled property worth $200 or more from the state in 2011 and early 2012 when Schneider was chef at the mansion. Officials say Mr. Schneider continues to fully cooperate and provide information to the authorities as he has since their first inquiries in February 2012. He looks forward to resolving all questions in this matter consistent with the truth about what occurred and why.”