State troopers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies were out in full force on Tuesday for the Drive to Save Lives campaign. The 12-hour accelerated campaign resulted in 688 summonses and arrests in the Appomattox Division of the State Police. Albemarle and Charlottesville are part of that division. Agency spokeswoman Corinne Geller notes there were 74 highway fatalities in May 2012, which was one of the worst on record. State Police want to reduce highway fatalities by 15%.
Work on synchronizing the traffic signals along 29 North gets underway in October.
Lawrence's representative has threatened to prosecute those behind a nude photo leak affecting dozens of A-list celebrities.
The Albemarle school system has signed contracts with 115 new teachers with more hiring to come.
Two clerks of circuit court have filed more paperwork in the Virginia same-sex marriage case.