18 year-old Taren Burkett of York County is accused of stabbing a 41-year-old Newport News man in the upper left back when a verbal confrontation led to a physical fight before 7 p.m. Thursday night. The 41-year-old reportedly produced a handgun and struck Burkett in the face and Burkett used a knife to stab the man. The Newport News man told police Burkett had been harassing his 15-year-old daughter. A 17-year-old male, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were found in Burkett’s vehicle, the girls were brought to Newport News against their will, Burkett was charged with intimidation, aggravated assault and two counts of abduction.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise was put on lockdown for an hour and a half Wednesday night because of an alleged gunman on campus. State police said a student called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. and reported a gunman on campus. The student later confessed that it was a hoax. Police searched residential buildings on campus No shooting or violent incident occurred on the campus, and no ambulances arrived in the area. S. Daniel Carter is the director of the 32 National Campus Safety Index, a program developed by the VTV Family Outreach Foundation in response to the Virginia Tech campus shootings. He said the response to a potential threat at UVa-Wise was an appropriate precaution.
Nathaniel Gleaton’s heart stopped three times after he was gunned down at a gas station in 2010. The gunman wanted his necklace. At 22, Gleaton survived the shooting, but he was sentenced to a life confined to a wheelchair. On Thursday, Hampton Circuit Judge Christopher Hutton sentenced 17-year-old Larod Robinson, of Hampton, to 29 years in prison for robbing and shooting Gleaton. Robinson was 15 at the time of the shooting, but was charged as an adult.
AN ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN HAS EMERGED IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. FAIRFAX REPUBLICAN DEL. DAVE ALBO SAYS IT TAKES WHAT THEY LIKE FROM THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL, AND THEN MAKES SOME CHANGES. THE SALES TAX IS RAISED A HALF-CENT, WITH THE MONEY GOING TO TRANSPORTATION. IT KEEPS THE GAS TAX, SINCE THERE HAVE BEEN COMLAINTS THE GOVERNOR’S PLAN TO GET RID OF IT LOSES THE CHANCE TO GET REVENUE FROM OUT-OF-STATE DRIVERS. ALBO ALSO SAYS THERE IS WORRY OIL COMPANIES WILL JUST RAISE PRICES TO MAKE PROFIT OFF OF WHAT USED TO BE TAXES. TO AVOID RAISING THE TAX BURDEN ON VIRGINANS, HOWEVER, ALBO PROPOSES DOING AWAY WITH THE TAX ON FOOD, WHICH HE SAYS WILL SAVE VIRGINIANS SIGNIFICANT MONEY. ALBO SAYS SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO RAISE MONEY FOR ROADS, BECAUSE THERE ARE BARELY TWO PENNIES TO RUB TOGETHER NOW.