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LENIENCY SOUGHT

LENIENCY SOUGHT

Two Nottoway County teenagers are temporarily confined to house arrest -- on condition that their parents limit their computer access -- after allegedly hacking into a auto manufacturer’s operational network.

Local Connections

Local Connections

The main character in “Tiger King,” a Netflix documentary that’s the binge-watching talk of this nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, has ties to this area. Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” lived several years with relatives in Lunenburg County as a young boy in the 1970s. The animal lover, who owned as many as 287 tigers at his Oklahoma zoo, also returned to this area in the early 2000s with four of his pet tigers as part of a traveling circus that performed at the old Blackstone High School property as a fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce. “Tiger King” tells the story of Joe Exotic and an alleged murder-for-hire plot and is winning rave reviews.

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