WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - A new trial date has been set for a woman charged with conspiracy in the slaying of War, W.Va., Mayor Thomas Hatcher. The retrial for 32-year-old Rebecca Lynn Hatcher is set for June 2 in McDowell County Circuit Court. The mayor was her father-in-law. Hatcher's brother and co-defendant, Earl Click of Grundy, Va., was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy earlier this month. He is awaiting sentencing.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Norfolk police plan to increase their presence near Old Dominion University after the off-campus slaying of a student. Police say 20-year-old sophomore Paul Johnson of Richmond was assaulted early Sunday morning and died that afternoon at a hospital.
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - A regional criminal justice academy says it won't offer training credit for a law enforcement counter-terrorism seminar in Culpeper County. The Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy says in a statement issued yesterday that the decision came after it consulted with other academies and law enforcement agencies.
HANOVER, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police are investigating a counterfeit poker chip scheme at the Maryland Live! Casino. A search warrant says casino security officers called in police last month after finding dozens of counterfeit $100 poker chips.
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