: News

"Ponch" Lobbies Virginia Lawmakers

Play associated audio

By Meymo Lyons

Erik Estrada played a police officer on television, and now he's asking the Virginia legislature to support investigators who use the Internet to catch sexual predators.

Estrada, best known as "Ponch" on the 1970s motorcycle cop show "CHiPs," is a certified member of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He appeared in Richmond at the state capitol today to urge passage of a bill that would add $10 to every criminal conviction to generate at least $1.8 million a year to help fund the state's two task forces that focus on Internet crimes against children.

Estrada told lawmakers, if they had seen some of the horrific images involving infants and children that he has seen they would make sure investigators had the money to go after predators.


Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.
WAMU 88.5

Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

WAMU 88.5

International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.