A man accused of driving a pickup with a snow plow into a gate at CIA headquarters has pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat.
Antoine Lowery, 30, was arrested after the Feb. 22 incident. According to court documents, the D.C. resident told officers that the truck was going to blow up and counted down as if waiting for an explosion. No bomb was found.
Mr. Lowery pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Alexandria. The charge carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison
VCU increases tuition 9.4 percent
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Board of Visitors approved a 9.4 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates next year, and a 5.3 percent increase for out-of-staters.
The board said Friday it decided on the increase for the 2008-09 school year rather than risk progress stalling on other initiatives.
Typical full-time, in-state undergraduate students will pay $6,779 a year for tuition and fees, and the same students living in university housing with meal plans will have a 6.8 percent increase, to $14,693. Fees and tuition for out-of-state students will increase 5.3 percent, to $19,724.
VCU President Eugene P. Trani said the school remains the least expensive for undergraduates among the state’s public doctoral institutions.
Judge trims harassment award
A former sheriff’s deputy awarded $325,000 in a sexual-harassment lawsuit against her former boss will get $150,000.
U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Wilson said the numbers assigned in the case by the federal jury “cannot be squared analytically” and issued an order reducing the overall payment to Lespia King.
Miss King, who worked at the city jail for about three years, filed her sexual harassment suit in 2005. The jury’s verdict came in January.
The initial verdict against former Sheriff George McMillan came after Miss King and nine other former subordinates testified in U.S. District Court that Sheriff McMillan had made sexually suggestive comments about their bodies, gave them unwanted hugs and tried to force kisses on them.View Entire Story
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