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MOORE, Okla. (AP) — As soon as I saw the tornado warnings on TV, I had to leave the office right away. I had photographed about a dozen tornados in my decade in Oklahoma and if I didn't get into my carMore >>
As soon as I saw the tornado warnings on TV, I had to leave the office right away. I had photographed about a dozen tornados in my decade in Oklahoma and if I didn't get into my car before the funnel cloud swept through, I knew I would get stuck in traffic and arrive too late at the scene.More >>
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Richmond, VA—As 8News continues its investigation into the allegations against The ROC Church pastor Geronimo Aguilar who is accused of having sex with minors in Texas, another woman has come forward with allegationsMore >>
8News has learned that Texas authorities have issued two warrants for The ROC Church pastor Geronimo Aguilar. The warrants charge Pastor G with aggravated sexual assault of a minor under 14 years old...More >>
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LUNENBURG, VA-The Southside SPCA is caring for dozens of dogs after the animals were seized from a Lunenburg County couple's property. Approximately 100 dogs were found to be living at the property, theMore >>
The Southside SPCA is caring for dozens of dogs after the animals were seized from a Lunenburg County couple's property.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:42 AM EDT2013-05-21 09:42:31 GMT
Monday on 8News at 11—Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The star underwent surgery, but some doctors now say the best treatment might be no treatment at all. SoMore >>
Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The host of the hit show recently had to make a life changing decision that thousands of women in America are facing— whether to treat the cancer, or simply leave it alone...More >>
Tonight on 8News at 5, Mark Tenia looks at how lawmakers are examining student-teacher relationships.
Under current Virginia law, it's not illegal for a public school employee to have a sexual relationship with a student, if the student is of age. It's something 8News first brought to the attention of Virginia lawmakers in October 2012.
"I think it will be corrected in this upcoming General Assembly session" Delegate Joe Morrissey said in October.
Democratic Delegate Morrissey and Republican Delegate Manoli Loupassi say the current law needs to change.
"Common sense would dictate to you this is wholly inappropriate; I mean it's not a close call," Delegate Loupassi said in October.
In 23 states, it's a crime for any public school employee to have a sexual relationship with a student, regardless of the student's age.
Anna Michelle Walters, a former substitute teacher and assistant cheerleading coach with the Chesterfield County Public School System, later pleaded no contest to misdemeanor sexual battery and guilty to misdemeanor contributing to delinquency of a minor, after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage student.
Walter will also have to register as a sex offender and spend up to 12 months in jail.
House Bill 595 which, in part, directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to determine the availability of penalties for sexual conduct between secondary school students 18 years of age and older and teachers, passed the Virginia House and has now moved to the Senate.