The General Assembly has passed two identical bills intended to help social workers in the fight against minor-involved human trafficking. The bills, introduced by House Majority Leader Charniele L. Herring, D-Alexandria, and Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-R
jury has found the MS-13 gang member charged with brutally murdering a Lynchburg teenager guilty of capital murder. Kevin Soto-Bonilla is one of six people charged in Raymond Wood's murder and his trial has been going on for two weeks in Bedford Coun
When a shooting happens in Roanoke, a trained civilian team will go into action: heading to the scene of bloodshed, comforting family members at the hospital, coaxing a victim’s ally not to retaliate.
Danville Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Newman sat in U.S. District Court clutching a manila envelope when a trial resumed Tuesday morning against the last remaining defendant in the city's ongoing federal case involving the Rollin' 60s Crips
The city of Danville’s coordinator for youth services and gang violence prevention has written a book that provides churches and faith-based organizations with an understanding of the motives and origins of gangs from a Christian perspective
One of the six men facing charges in connection to the death of Lynchburg teen Raymond Wood pleaded guilty to three charges in court today. Juan Hernandez, 25, pleaded guilty to one felony count of gang participation, one felony count of accessory af
After more than a day of searching, police have found a body buried in a Fairfax County park. They believe the killing is gang-related. An investigative lead told police that there may be in the body in the woods of the Hybla Park area, Fairfax Count
Ninety people were arrested from about a dozen different gangs during a weeklong enforcement operation by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to a release. Led by the Marshals, multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies worked around
man who kicked in the door of a Buckner Road house did so as part of his effort to escape a gang, a prosecutor and his attorney said in court. Keith Saunders-Mallory, 18, of Bumpass, faces charges of breaking into a house to commit robbery and doing
The shootout at MacArthur Center on Valentine's Day was a dispute between rival gangs, according to a prosecutor in the case. Two people were wounded, but will recover, and four were charged in connection with the gunfire in a shopping mall busy with
In his 31 years in ministry, the Rev. Frank McCullough has officiated hundreds of funerals. While no loss is easy, those that weigh heavily on him are the young people — usually in their 20s, even teens — whose lives were taken by violence.
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