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Tom Hunter Named President of 2016 Hampton Bar Association

Congratulations to Hunter Law Firm’s Tom Hunter, who has been selected to be the President of the Hampton Bar Association for 2016! Tom has more than thirty years’ experience as an attorney in Hampton, VA, and has previously served on the Virginia State Bar Board of Ethics, as well as numerous other charitable, civic and professional boards.

Overturned Tanker Truck Kills Three

In October 2013, a tanker truck loaded with 8,500 gallons of gasoline turned over, slid into a pickup truck, exploded and then collided with another truck on Interstate 81 in Smyth County. According to Virginia State Police, two men were killed instantly: the tanker truck driver (48-year-old Frank Skeens of Castlewood) and the pickup truck […]

12-Year-Old Girl Injured As She Waits For School Bus

Emileigh Gulrud of Virginia Beach is in the hospital recovering from injuries she sustained at the bus stop on October 2, 2013. A Ford Explorer ran a stop sign at the intersection of Aragona and Kellum, colliding with a Toyota Tacoma and pushing the Tacoma onto Emileigh. She is currently in intense pain as she […]

Group Emphasizes Pet Safety In Automobiles

Auto manufacturers are looking for ways to make pets safer in collisions. The Center for Pet Safety, a nonprofit group in Reston, has partnered with Subaru to try and find effective seat belts for dogs by using crash-test dummies that resemble a terrier, a border collie and a golden retriever. Researchers believe that a three-point […]

Heiress Involved In Fatal Accident

The heiress to the Mars, Inc. candy fortune recently crossed the median and collided with a minivan in northern Virginia. Police state that 73-year-old Jacqueline Badger Mars was westbound on Route 50 near Briar Patch Lane in Aldie, when her Porsche SUV crossed over into oncoming traffic at about 2:30 p.m. on October 8, 2013. […]

Suspect Mentally Able To Stand Trial

In October 2013, state District Judge Pamela O’Berry ruled that 23-year-old Herbert C. Bland, Jr. is competent to stand trial for murder. Mr. Bland, who has a history of mental illness, stands charged with the murder of two Chesterfield County women in January 2013. Mr. Bland is also implicated in the murder of a third […]

Animal Cruelty Laws in Virginia

A North Carolina man allegedly shot and killed a horse while the man was on a crime spree in Virginia. In October 2013, Chesterfield police issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Steven Dunn of Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Dunn and some companions allegedly broke into houses in a Chesterfield neighborhood, broke into cars in a […]

Arrested For Carrying Concealed Weapon

On October 8, 2013, Newport News police arrested a man for unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon. Police say they detained 24-year-old Phillip Lee Morris of Hampton at about 4:00 p.m. Mr. Morris was in a vehicle near the corner of 25th and Buxton, and police noticed what they believed to be drugs in the car. […]

Arrested For Carrying Concealed Weapon

On October 8, 2013, Newport News police arrested a man for unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon. Police say they detained 24-year-old Phillip Lee Morris of Hampton at about 4:00 p.m. Mr. Morris was in a vehicle near the corner of 25th and Buxton, and police noticed what they believed to be drugs in the car. […]

Virginia Supreme Court Applies Brady Rule

In the April 18, 2013 decision in Commonwealth v. Tuma, Mr. Tuma was charged with various counts, including taking indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery. Authorities taped an interview between investigators and the child, and the tape may have contained evidence favorable to Mr. Tuma. Prosecutors withheld the tape, and Mr. Tuma’s […]

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