A man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a crude clandestine lab in his detached garage along Route 17 had a charge levied against him certified Thursday to a grand jury. And Gloucester is just one jurisdiction in which 49 year old Ray Lacks has legal issues following an alleged summer crime spree. Lacks’ alleged spree ended abruptly on Aug. 27 when he led police on a high-speed chase from James City County to Newport News and smashed into another vehicle in the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Fort Eustis Boulevard in Newport News.
Newport News police said an 11-year-old boy was had his legs severed off after he was hit by a train Sunday arfternoon. The boy was airlifited to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital around 2 p.m. yesterdayy. Police said the boy was playing along with several juveniles and at some point in time the boy had his legs caught under the moving train. The accident is under investigation.
The state of Virginia is settling a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a 6-year-old boy who died during treatment at a dental clinic in Richmond. Records filed in Richmond Circuit Court show the state has agreed to a $100,000 settlement of the suit filed by the family of Jacobi Hill. Crystal Lewis said her son went into cardiac arrest in May 2011 after undergoing anesthesia while having caps put on several teeth at Virginia Commonwealth University’s pediatric dental clinic and died a short time later. The state medical examiner’s office says Hill died after suffering an irregular heartbeat caused by the removal of a breathing tube. the Virginia Attorney General’s Office agreed to resolve the claim, but the state denies any liability.
York-Poquoson deputies couldn’t determine what shattered the window of a car traveling near Yorktown Middle School on Friday. afternoon, a driver told the sheriff’s office his window shattered on Goosley Road, he then attempted to look near the woods for what shattered his window. York High, Yorktown Middle and Yorktown Elementary schools were immediately locked down as a precaution, Ivey said. Schools were released from lockdown at 2:37 p.m. after the investigation.
The Newport News-built USS Montpelier attack submarine collided with a guided missile cruiser Saturday afternoon, according to the Navy. no personnel on either the sub or the cruiser USS San Jacinto were hurt during the crash and Montpelier’s nuclear propulsion plant “was unaffected by this collision.” the crews of the sub and the cruiser, both of which are home-ported in Norfolk, were doing routine training. The Navy is currently investigating the cause of the crash. The submarine, nicknamed the Mighty Monty, was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and commissioned in 1993. It is part of the Los Angeles class of fast attack submarines. The San Jacinto was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., and commissioned in 1988.
The University of Virginia’s new non-credit online courses have drawn thousands of students. But professors wonder how many will complete the courses. As of last week enrollments for the six classes range from less than 10,000 to more than 35,000 students. University vice president James L. Hilton says the large enrollment is likely due to a general appetite for such courses, particularly those offered by a respected university. Physics professor Louis A. Bloomfield expects teaching a massive online course as a serious U.Va. college course will result in a reduction in enrollment. He says he will try to produce compelling content that will make students think twice before dropping out.