Daily Archives: October 13, 2020

Child Advocates Concerned Neglect, Abuse Might Be Going Unreported During Pandemic

School closures and stay-at-home policies have contributed to a major reduction in tips to child protective services about possible neglect and abuse, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. State and District of Columbia records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show a decline of nearly 50 percent in the child protective service calls received this spring in…

12 Charged in 4 Gang Killings in Prince William, FBI Says

Prince William County police and the FBI say they have dismantled a gang clique that killed four people and sold drugs in Northern Virginia. Twelve people allegedly connected to the group were charged in connection to four homicides, local and federal law enforcement announced Tuesday. At least two of the killings appear to have been random. Several of the suspects…

Virginia Voter Site Restored After Hourslong Outage

The website on which Virginia residents can register to vote was down for several hours Tuesday, the final day to register in the commonwealth. That site, Virginia’s Citizen Portal, went down due to a cut fiber Tuesday morning, the Department of Elections said. The agency that works on cybersecurity for the commonwealth said on Twitter that a fiber cut near…