A federal judge said the contrition both have shown and their cooperation with investigators kept them out of jail.
The rescue attempt ended with the somber news that the woman in the vehicle was already dead before the diver was lowered by helicopter to the vehicle, opened the passenger door, pulled her out and lifted her to shore.
The female victim was allegedly able to use pepper spray on her assailant and escape from the attack.
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon in Waynesboro.
The driver was charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence, police said.
Augusta County Sheriff’s Office says Khaleesi Cuthriell, a missing 3-year-old girl from Augusta County, died in suspects' care.
The two have both been charged with a single count of felony abuse and neglect of a child, while the search for three-year-old Khaleesi Cuthriell continues.
Sean Brandon Webster, 22, of Chesapeake, was indicted Monday by the grand jury on charges of aggravated vehicular manslaughter and DUI.
Three local men, including two from Waynesboro, have been arrested and face multiple firearms and drug charges.
Augusta County deputies arrested a Mount Sidney man Tuesday after a domestic dispute between a father and son.
An Augusta County Sheriff’s deputy "acted appropriately" when he shot and killed a man wielding a knife May 14 in Grottoes, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Martin.
“He immediately ran after me, grabbed my left arm, and yelled, ‘You touched my sign!.’ I struggled to get away from him while yelling, ‘Get off me!’”
An Altavista man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday in Waynesboro Circuit Court following a guilty plea to three counts of aggravated sexual battery.
New evidence the Virginia Attorney General's office has characterized as compelling could prove that a fatal Augusta County fire did not happen the way a jury was told it did more than two decades ago.
The suspect was transported from the scene to Augusta Health and airlifted to UVA Medical, The Augusta County Sheriff's Office said.
After negotiations failed around 3:45 p.m., members members of the SWAT entered the home and ended the armed standoff.
“I can confirm that we have had an officer-involved shooting,” said Sheriff Donald Smith in the statement.
"There are criminal organizations that are taking advantage of the loopholes," said Kevin Kelly, special agent in charge of the Homeland Security Investigations office in Buffalo.
A Chesapeake man now faces an additional felony charge of aggravated manslaughter in a drunk driving accident that killed a Waynesboro woman.
The crash remains under investigation.
No injuries were reported in the fire, and police said they will not be releasing a motive.
A 20-year-old Waynesboro man is facing several drug charges after a teenager died from a drug overdose.
A Staunton man was arrested Friday after a week-long undercover investigation by the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.
A Roanoke man died Saturday on Interstate 81 after a head on collision in Augusta County.
A Madison County man died Tuesday after a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County.