The Albemarle Supervisors have instructed their staff to keep searching for a new site for the county courts. They also want a simultaneous search for ways to keep the courts in the downtown business district. Ann Mallek (pictured) says she’s convinced that parking is a real problem for many people who use the courts. Vice-Chairwoman Diantha McKeel has reminded her colleagues a new courts complex could cost $40-$50 million. The county has more than $2 million in its capital improvements budget to start designing an upgrade for the courts.
U.S. judges overturned measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states.
Fifty years after Vivian and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair officially got their medals.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi has set a new Champions League record by scoring his 72nd goal.
Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with domestic assault.