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Group Runs to Boston for Charity 1 Year after Bombings Video included

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A group of runners from Tennessee is heading up to Boston on foot to help the victims of last year's tragedy. More>>

Jefferson Area Tea Party Rallies against Tax Hikes Video included

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The Jefferson Area Tea Party held a tax day rally on the steps of the Albemarle County Office Building Tuesday evening. More>>

Cville Middle-Schoolers Get Look inside UVA Medical Center Video included

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Hundreds of Charlottesville seventh-grade students got a close-up look inside the University of Virginia Department of Medicine Tuesday. More>>

Spring Frost Threatens Central Virginia Crops Video included

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Central Virginia's vineyards, orchards, and nurseries are preparing Tuesday night to fight a frost after a warm weekend finally brought out fruit buds. More>>

UVA Historian Repeats History with Pulitzer Video included

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 Alan Taylor, who will be transferring to UVA this summer, won a second Pulitzer Prize for his book about the role slaves in VA and MD playing in the War of 1812. More>>

United Way Stays Busy on Tax Day

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Tuesday is Tax Day and people are scrambling to get returns finished before Tuesday night’s deadline. More>>

PVCC Culinary Program Utilizing TVs in the Classroom

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PVCC's culinary program is now utilizing flat-screen TVs for cooking demonstrations in the classroom. More>>

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Share Stories at Take Back the Night Video included

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A panel of UVA students shared stories of sexual abuse, as well as their message of hope, as part of Take Back the Night. More>>

CAAR Releases First Quarter 2014 Home Sales

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The first quarter report from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) is out, and it definitely has good news for sellers. More>>

UVA Darden School Dean to Become Faculty

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Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term as the school's dean in 2015. More>>

Sen. Tim Kaine Speaks at Sabato's Politics Class at UVA Video included

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Senator Tim Kaine was making the rounds around Charlottesville Monday, and made a stop in Larry Sabato's Introduction to Politics class Monday afternoon. More>>

Miss VA USA, Miss Teen VA USA Pageants to be Held at Paramount Theater Video included

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Charlottesville is the new home of a major beauty contest event. More>>

Cville Runners Prepare to Return to Boston Marathon 1 Year After Bombing Video included

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Dozens of runners around Charlottesville are in the last lap of training for next Monday’s Boston Marathon. More>>

UVA Surveys Students on Proposed Changes to Final Exercises Video included

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UVA is surveying students this week about proposed changes to graduation weekend. More>>

Another Suspect Arrested, Charged in Kevin Quick Case Video included

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Kweli Uhuru has been arrested and charged with gang participation in relation to the murder investigation of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick. More>>

Central VA Boasts Some of State’s Favorite Architecture

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Virginia's most treasured architecture features 10 sites right in our own backyard. More>>

UVA Medical Center Makes List of 100 Great Hospitals Video included

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The University of Virginia Medical Center is on a new list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." More>>

Tim Kaine Speaks at Annual Chamber Breakfast in Charlottesville

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is making rounds in Charlottesville Monday, starting with the annual Chamber Commonwealth Breakfast. More>>

UVA Students Participate in 36-Hour Hack-a-Thon Video included

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Students at the University of Virginia are making their innovations come to life in the first ever hack-a-thon - Hack UVA. More>>

Tom Tom Festival Wraps with Belmont Bash Video included

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The Tom Tom Founders Festival wrapped up Sunday night with a neighborhood party in Charlottesville. More>>

Run for Autism 5K Held at Charlottesville High School Video included

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A record number of runners took strides to support services for people living with autism in central Virginia Saturday. More>>

Top Three Jefferson Muzzles Awarded to the Obama Administration

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The Obama administration takes the top three spots in the annual Jefferson Muzzle Awards. The Charlottesville-based Thomas Jefferson Center names the nation's most dubious violators of free speech each year. More>>

Wine Lovers Flock to Monticello Wine Trail Festival Video included

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Wine lovers sampled vino from dozens of central Virginia vineyards at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in downtown Charlottesville Saturday. More>>

Workshop Held in Cville to Discuss African-American Heritage Trail Sites Video included

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Planners for an African-American heritage trail hosted a community workshop Saturday to discuss significant sites to the area’s black history. More>>

Berlin Wall Panels Unveiled at UVA Video included

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The wraps are coming off an unusual art installation at the University of Virginia. More>>

Albemarle Police Department Taking Part in Drug Take-Back Day

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The Albemarle County Police Department, in conjunction with Martha Jefferson Hospital, is taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. More>>

City Council Passes Budget, Cigarette Tax Hike Video included

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Charlottesville City Council unanimously passed its budget for the 2015 fiscal year which included a cigarette tax hike of 20 cents. More>>

Cville City Hall to Close for Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

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Charlottesville City Hall will be closed on Monday, April 14, 2014 for Thomas Jefferson's Birthday. More>>

Free Spay & Neuter Services at Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Video included

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The Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA is offering a spay and neuter special from now until Mother's Day. More>>

Jefferson Trust Funds 22 Innovative Projects Involving Faculty, Students Video included

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Projects exploring the early life of UVA, the art and robotic science of dance, and design-driven manufacturing studios are among those to be funded by grants from the Alumni Association's Jefferson Trust. More>>

Red Cross, Whole Foods Raise $6K for Soldiers & their Families

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The American Red Cross, Central VA Chapter and Whole Foods Market raised more than $6,200 on April 2 for Operation Enduring Support. More>>

Monticello Wine Trail Kicks off Festival with Gala Video included

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The Monticello Wine Trail Festival kicked off Thursday night with its first-ever gala. More>>

Carnival Kicks Off 65th Dogwood Festival Video included

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Hundreds gathered in McIntire Park Thursday night to kick off the 65th annual Dogwood Festival with a carnival. More>>

Cville School Board Takes Up School Start Times Video included

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Charlottesville schools are taking yet another look at changing school start times. More>>

Route 29 Advisory Panel Weighs Options for Reducing Traffic Video included

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The Route 29 advisory committee has made progress toward determining what should be done to fix traffic congestion. More>>

Cville Faces Final Budget Work Session without State Budget Video included

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Charlottesville hasn’t yet discussed how to respond if state lawmakers fail to pass a budget by July 1, but the city says it's prepared for whatever comes its way. More>>

Bella's Restaurant Donates Over $1,000 to Meals on Wheels Video included

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Bella’s restaurant presented Meals on Wheels with a $1,400 check Thursday. More>>

Cville Police: Fewer Arrests on the Downtown Mall

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Charlottesville police say arrests on Charlottesville's downtown mall dropped 35 percent in the last year. More>>

Construction at McIntire Road to Affect Dogwood Festival Traffic Video included

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The Dogwood Festival carnival gets underway at McIntire Park Thursday - but if you're headed out, you may want to plan ahead for some traffic. More>>

PVCC Names New Chief Information Officer

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Sue Haas has joined PVCC as chief information officer responsible for all aspects of information technology at the college. More>>

UVA Student Lawsuit Against VA, ABC Agents Heads to Federal Court

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A $40M lawsuit against the state and seven agents with VA ABC, filed by UVA student Elizabeth Daly, is headed to federal court. More>>

Crowdfunded Pitch Night Kicks off Tom Tom Fest Video included

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This year’s Tom Tom Festival started with a crowdfunded pitch night that gave 10 groups the opportunity to share business ideas with the Charlottesville community. More>>

UVA Students Respond to Anti-Gay Protest by Singing Video included

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An anti-gay protest at the University of Virginia Wednesday created a large response from students. More>>

RI Governor Weighs in on Budget Gridlock in Richmond Video included

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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee visited Larry Sabato’s class and shared his advice for Governor McAuliffe as budget gridlock continues in Richmond. More>>

Cville Habitat for Humanity Hosts Event Focused on Reducing Poverty Video included

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Hundreds of community members from Charlottesville and Albemarle County met Wednesday to talk about reducing poverty. More>>

UVA Engineering to Conduct Research for Rolls-Royce Video included

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UVA's Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department is now part of an elite group of schools providing research for Rolls-Royce. More>>

Rape Victim Speaks Out at Victim Assistance Coalition Ceremony in Cville Video included

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The Jefferson Area Victim Assistance Coalition hosted an event to honor those in the justice system who have helped victims like Kimberly Treadway, who spoke out about the years of abuse she experienced. More>>

Charlottesville Works to Develop African-American Heritage Trail Video included

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Charlottesville is developing an African-American heritage trail to share the city's black history. More>>

Altria, Cville Businesses Against Proposed Cigarette Tax Hike Video included

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Some small business owners and tobacco companies are worried a proposed cigarette tax increase in Charlottesville could make them lose customers. More>>

UVA Cancer Center Asks Public to Vote for New Programs Video included

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The UVA Medical Center is in the running for two grants that could help patients with cancer and those who care for them - but to get that funding, they need your help. More>>

Vigil to Honor VDOT Workers Killed in Work Zones

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The Virginia Department of Transportation plans a vigil to honor workers who have been killed in work zone crashes. More>>

UVA Health System Takes Extra Steps for Patients during Volunteer Week Video included

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UVA Health System staff spent time Tuesday stuffing teddy bears for patients as part of National Volunteer Week. More>>

Charlottesville Veteran Wins VA Salute to Senior Service Award Video included

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Al Falcone, a World War II veteran from Charlottesville, is being recognized for his volunteer work at the Senior Center. More>>

Charlottesville Free Cone Day Benefits Virginia Institute of Autism Video included

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Tuesday, a scoop of your favorite Ben and Jerry's flavor will help families through the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA). More>>

UVA Student Picked as VA’s Adult Volunteer of the Year Video included

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A young woman from Albemarle who first garnered national attention while still in high school is being honored again for her community service efforts. More>>

Albemarle Fire Crews Get Aircraft Fire Training at CHO Video included

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Firefighters from around Albemarle are training at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport to prepare crews for the threat of a real airplane disaster. More>>

VA Community Colleges Suspend Speech Policy

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The Virginia Community College System is abandoning a policy that was challenged by a student who was barred from preaching on a Hampton campus. More>>

Free Cone Day & Run for Autism 5K to Raise Money for VIA Video included

5K Run for Autism 5K Run for Autism
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This week you have a chance to make a gesture that could impact the lives of children and adults living with autism in the Charlottesville area. More>>

City Council to Get Updated CAT Ridership Numbers

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Charlottesville City Council got an update on the latest ridership numbers for the city's public buses at Monday night’s meeting. More>>

Public Weighs in on Charlottesville’s 2015 Budget Video included

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The public got a chance to weigh in on Charlottesville’s proposed 2015 budget and a proposed tax hike that aims to curb smoking. More>>

National Counterterrorism Center Director Speaks at UVA Video included

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Hundreds of University of Virginia students got an up-close look at our country's national security issues Monday as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center spoke to professor Larry Sabato’s Introduction to American Politics class. More>>

Ambassador of Laughter Spreads Smiles at UVA Children's Hospital Video included

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The Ambassador of Laughter with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus paid the University of Virginia Children's Hospital a special visit Monday. More>>

Uganda Delegation and UVA Talk Telemedicine Video included

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A delegation from the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda is visiting UVA this week.  Monday the delegation and UVA doctors sat down to talk telemedicine.  More>>

Huguely Taking Appeal to VA Supreme Court

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George Huguely, found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, has appealed his second-degree murder conviction to the Virginia Supreme Court. More>>

Tom Tom Festival Returns to Charlottesville Video included

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The Tom Tom Founders Festival is back for its third year with 60 concerts, more than 170 hours of events, and 110 speakers. More>>

UVA Revives Public Day Presentation Tradition

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Graduating students at the University of Virginia will give presentations on their work to the public for the first time since the mid-1800s. More>>

City Council to Discuss Cigarette Tax Hike Video included

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A tax hike on cigarettes is one proposal city councilors are looking at in their budget talks this week. More>>

UVA Hosts Softball Tournament to Raise Money for Area Charities Video included

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Law school students from across the country put their softball skills to the test in Charlottesville to raise money for area charities. More>>

Friends of the Library Book Sale Wraps Up

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The week-long Friends of the Library Book Sale wrapped up at the Gordon Avenue Branch in Charlottesville. More>>

Man Wanted for Series of UVA Robberies In Police Custody

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A man wanted in connection with a series of robberies near the University of Virginia Corner is now behind bars. More>>

Thousands Hit the Pavement for Charlottesville Marathon Video included

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More than 2,300 runners took on new challenge in Saturday's Charlottesville Marathon. More>>

Play On! Theater Moves to New Location Video included

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Charlottesville's Play On! Theater has finally moved into a new home after high rent forced it out of its old space in the Ix Building. More>>

Charlottesville City Market is Open for Business Video included

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More than 100 vendors set up in the Water Street parking lot for the City Market's opening day Saturday. More>>

Students from UVA Darden School Refurbish Older Homes Video included

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A dozen older homes around Charlottesville are freshly refurbished thanks to students from the UVA Darden School. More>>

Red Cross Volunteers Go Door-to-Door to Help Prevent House Fires Video included

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Red Cross volunteers knocked on door after door in the Belmont neighborhood to teach homeowners how to avoid house fires. More>>

Police Investigate Robbery on UVA Campus

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The University of Virginia Police Department is investigating a reported robbery that occurred near Humphreys House early on April 5. More>>

BGF, UVA's Darden School Team up for Building Goodness in April Video included

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Charlottesville's Building Goodness Foundation is teaming up with the UVA's Darden School of Business to restore some homes in need. More>>

Cville, Albemarle Police Chiefs Speak out on Gang Activity Video included

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Albemarle and Charlottesville police chiefs are stressing the importance of acknowledging gang activity in the community. More>>

Lane Shift to Take Place on Route 250 Bypass

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The two westbound Route 250 Bypass travel lanes will be shifted to a new location between Rugby Avenue and Park Street on Monday, April 7. More>>

PVCC Annual Campaign Donations Largest in Recent History

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Record-setting generosity of business leaders, alumni, employees and community members provided more than $131,000 in donations to PVCC's 2013 Annual Campaign. More>>

WNRN Pushes for Donations as Spring Fund Drive Wraps Up Video included

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WNRN could use whatever you can afford to give as their spring fund drive wraps up Friday. More>>

UVA Breaks Barrier to Growing Organs From Stem Cells Video included

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Scientists at the UVA School of Medicine say they have taken a major step toward being able to grow whole organs and tissues from stem cells. More>>

Runners Pick up Packets, City Prepares for Charlottesville Marathon Video included

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Thousands of runners will be winding through a new course during the Charlottesville Marathon Saturday. More>>

VA Gas Prices Increase Ahead of Spring Break

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Gas prices in Virginia are increasing as many residents prepare for spring break travel. More>>

Charges Certified against Charlottesville Murder Suspect Video included

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The case against Tsaye Simpson, accused of committing the only murder in Charlottesville last year, is heading to Charlottesville Circuit Court. More>>

Volunteers Get Monticello Trail Ready for Spring Video included

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Volunteers at Monticello came out Thursday morning to get their community trail ready for spring. More>>

49th Annual Spring Book Sale Held at Gordon Ave. Library Video included

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There is still time for book lovers to get some great deals at the 49th Annual Spring Book Sale at the Gordon Avenue Library. More>>

University Bookstore Proceeds Going to AccessUVA Video included

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A large chunk of proceeds from the UVA Bookstore are now going to AccessUVA, the school's financial aid program. More>>

Businesses Take Concerns About Construction Near McIntire Plaza to City Video included

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Construction near McIntire Plaza in Charlottesville is causing serious problems for both drivers and nearby business owners. More>>

Construction on Landmark Hotel Could Begin Soon Video included

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The skeletal Landmark Hotel on Charlottesville's downtown mall could look different by the end of summer. More>>

Charlottesville Police Investigate Robbery Video included

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Charlottesville police are investigating a reported armed robbery that happened Thursday just off Preston Avenue. More>>

Baliles to Step Down as Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs

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Former VA Gov. Gerald Baliles announced Thursday that he will step down as director and CEO of the UVA Miller Center of Public Affairs. More>>

Monticello Archaeologists Awarded NEH Grant to Share Research Online

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NEH announced that they will provide a $300,000, three-year grant to enable archaeologists at Monticello to complete Beyond the Mansion 2.0. More>>

CAT to Experience Rolling Detours and Delays Saturday

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Due to the Charlottesville Marathon on Saturday, April 5, Charlottesville Area Transit will experience rolling detours and delays. More>>

Several VA Airports now Offering LaGuardia Service

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Travelers from several Virginia airports can now take nonstop flights to New York's LaGuardia Airport. More>>

Free Legal Services Need Up in VA, Support Down

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Members of Virginia's legal community say declining financial support is making it difficult to meet a growing need for free legal services for the poor. More>>

Charlottesville Man Wins $250K in VA Lottery

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A Charlottesville man found out he had a Virginia Lottery ticket worth $250,000 over the weekend, and he had to wait until Monday morning to redeem it. More>>

US Recognition of VA Tribes Moves Forward

Legislation that would grant long-sought federal recognition of six Virginia Indian tribes is headed to the full U.S. Senate. More>>

Red Cross to Celebrate Volunteers in Central VA Video included

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The Red Cross is holding a special celebration for volunteers and staff who conduct disaster responses or life-saving initiatives. More>>

Latino Students from Albemarle Elementary Schools Tour UVA Video included

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Albemarle County elementary school students and their parents toured UVA Wednesday to learn more about how to begin preparing for college. More>>

Cville to Update Bike & Pedestrian Plan Video included

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Charlottesville is kicking off a street study to improve safety for people traveling on two wheels or two feet. More>>

Hearing Postponed for Woman Charged in Assault of Del. Toscano's Wife

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The woman accused of attacking Delegate David Toscano's wife, Nancy Tramontin, appeared in a Charlottesville courtroom Thursday for the first time. More>>

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Charlottesville Man Explains Recovery Process

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A Charlottesville man who may play a role in the eventual recovery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 spoke with NBC29 about his experiences in the process of finding lost flights. More>>

Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Snow

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NBC29 viewer photos of the St. Patrick's Day Snow. More>>

Verizon Spends $711M on VA Telecom Upgrades in '13

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Verizon says it spent more than $711 million on telecommunications and information technology improvements in Virginia in 2013. More>>

Secretary Layne to Convene Route 29 Advisory Panel

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Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced that he will assemble an advisory panel to assist with the development of a plan to guide improvements along the Route 29 corridor in the Charlottesville region. More>>

VSP: 2 Deaths, Thousands of Accidents Attributed to Winter Storm

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Virginia State Police are attributing two deaths to a winter storm that left many roads treacherous and troopers busy responding to hundreds of crashes. More>>

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