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January 2014 Archives

2 suspects arrested in months-old Hampton armed bank robbery

All criminal charges are not created equal. There are those that are prosecuted at the state level. Others tend to be prosecuted at the federal level. The consequences for conviction also differ, with federal penalties tending to be more severe. If the allegation of a federal crime includes an associated weapons charge, the sentence can be stepped up upon conviction.

Chesapeake joins ranks of locales using surveillance cameras

"Eye in the sky" is what some TV stations call the helicopters they use to get airborne shots of news events. At one time, this was considered pretty high tech stuff. These days, though, camera technology is so cheap and easy to come by that police departments have started to deploy their own eye in the sky systems.