Eight years and ten months in federal prison, and 20 years probation. That’s the sentence for onetime University of Virginia associate dean Michael Morris, who pleaded guilty in the spring to distributing or receiving child pornography. Morris (pictured) used the screen name “funshooter2006.” He was arrested in November following an FBI raid of his Albemarle home. Federal prosecutors say Morris was caught logging on to a child pornography site nearly 200 times in a ten-month period. At the time of his arrest, Morris was an associate dean at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce. He was sentenced Monday at the Vinegar Hill federal courthouse.
The unemployment rate in the Charlottesville region went up slightly in June.
The cost of gas continues to go down in Virginia and elsewhere across the U.S.
A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing a mother and her daughter in the city.
House Speaker Bill Howell sees no reason to hold a mid-August redistricting session.