The principal of Magruder elementary school in York County has been reassigned after she was arrested last week on a charge of driving under the influence. A Virginia State Police trooper charged Okrika Harold with driving under the influence and not reporting damage of unattended property as the result of an accident on Nov. 18. Both charges are misdemeanors. A letter to parents said Harold “has been assigned to duties at the School Board Office until further notice.”
A Williamsburg man has been charged with malicious wounding and assault for his role in a fight that took place in James City County in September. 24 year old William Harris faces the charges after police said he cut a 20-year-old woman on her wrist with a knife and kicked a 22-year-old woman in the head while she was on the ground . The victims were not seriously injured, He was taken into custody in Newport News.
Authorities say filthy living conditions prompted them to remove two children from a military housing unit in Portsmouth and charge the girls’ mother with child abuse. 22-year-old Bridgett Rutkowski was released Monday from Portsmouth City Jail. Rutkowski’s daughters, ages 2 years and 5 months, were turned over to a relative. Clark says animal control officers also took two dogs that were found chained in the backyard without water, food or shelter.
Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a man found at an Albemarle County rest stop.
State police say someone reported a man was unresponsive in his parked vehicle at the rest stop on Interstate 64 at the 105 mile marker around 8 a.m. Monday. He was determined to be dead, and the man’s body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. State police did not release the man’s name because next of kin were being notified.
AAA TODAY IS APPLAUDING GOVERNOR MCDONELL’S WILLINGNESS TO PROPOSE A GAS TAX HIKE TO PAY FOR ROADS. VIRGINIA’S 17-AND-A-HALF CENTS A GALLON TAX HASN’T BEEN INCREASED IN 26 YEARS. MARTHA MEADE SAYS THEY KNOW IT WON’T BE A POPULAR STANCE, BUT ASKS THEM TO CONSIDER WHERE “THEY” WOULD BE IF THEY HADN’T HAD A RAISE IN 26 YEARS. SHE SAYS THAT’S WHAT THE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION BUDGET IS BEING ASKED TO WORK WITH. SHE SAYS THEY DON’T VIEW TOLLS AS A VIABLE OPTION AS A CONSISTENT SOURCE OF REVENUE.