Good or bad is what I do

Good or bad is what I do

A woman with a son convicted in Floyd County Circuit Court and sent to prison by Judge Marc Long confronted wife Amy at her bingo game in Christiansburg on a recent weekend and took her to task for the story I wrote about the trial. Her son, she said, was...
Doing their crimes and then doing the time

Doing their crimes and then doing the time

Off to the courthouse this morning to cover another round of cases in Circuit Court for the paper.  Weekly doses of justice now occupy the schedule. Four trials are set, all on on drug cases involving the highly addictive crystal methamphetamine and most include  ...
Did Bob McDonnell get off easy?

Did Bob McDonnell get off easy?

Lots of debate about the two-year prison sentence handed down by a federal judge to former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors wanted at least six years behind bars.  Defense attorneys wanted no jail time, just community service, if...
Sexual predators and monsters

Sexual predators and monsters

Josh Cromer, a 27-year-old Floyd bully, admitted in Circuit Court Tuesday he brutally assaulted and raped a pre-teen-aged girl earlier this year. His reason? Revenge against the girls’ father, whom he accused of sleeping with his girlfriend while he was serving...