Coach convicted of possession of child pornography

A Richmond-area youth figure skating coach has been convicted on 15 counts of possession of child pornography following his guilty plea in Henrico County Circuit Court. David Keith Loncar, 47, was sentenced by Judge Burnett Miller to 145 years imprisonment, with 141.5 years suspended, resulting in three and a half years active imprisonment.

Loncar offered to distribute child pornography videos to an undercover police officer through a peer-to-peer file sharing network. The officer confirmed that the videos were child pornography and obtained a search warrant for the defendant's residence in Henrico County. The Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force subsequently executed the search warrant and seized Loncar's computer and other digital media.

During execution of the search warrant, officers also discovered that Loncar was in the process of downloading child pornography videos onto his computer. Richmond Police Department forensic examiners recovered more than 75 child pornography videos on his computer.

In addition to the three and a half years of active incarceration, Loncar will be placed on an indefinite period of supervised probation upon his release, and will be required to be registered on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry. He also agreed to forfeit the equipment used to carry out the crime.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host October Oddities Oct. 1-31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Refresh your “garden spirit” with displays and activities for all ages throughout the month of October. Enjoy vignettes designed to provoke a sense of curiosity and wonder using underappreciated oddities of nature and “horti-torture.” Pick up a Gourd Quest at the admissions desk before heading down to the Children’s Garden. Included with regular admission which is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. For details, visit Full text

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