VSP launches cold case website

Virginia State Police launched a pilot website in June with a number of “cold cases” throughout the state.

Since the start of the website, it has grown to include 44 unsolved homicides, nine missing persons, and seven unidentified persons reports.

State police have trained 19 local police and sheriff’s offices on how to access and upload cases.

The website is also available to the public and includes a searchable database with photographs, information, and who to contact for unsolved homicide, missing or unidentified person cases that have been unsolved for at least 5 years.

The database was created following legislation passed in 2020 that was sponsored by Virginia Delegate Danica Roem.

To access the database, click here.

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DMV grants longer license extensions

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is now allowing driver’s license extensions of up to six years for military, foreign service members, and government contractors working outside of Virginia.

The DMV also is lengthening the good cause extensions from one to two years.

Those extensions apply to things like taking care of sick family member’s in a different state..

In all cases, license holders must complete an application process and provide supporting documents.

Currently extended customers will need to apply for the new extensions using the same application process they used originally.

These changes stem from a bill introduced by Delegate Danica Roem of Prince William County.

Governor Glenn Youngkin signed the bill into law on July 1st.

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