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Council to Consider Grant for Disproportionate Minority Contact Task Force

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A task force that has been working for more than a year to find ways of keeping Charlottesville's minority youth out of the juvenile justice system may see its work pay off. More>>

UVA Faces $15M in Budget Cuts

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The University of Virginia is facing more than $15 million in budget cuts. More>>

Light House Studio Hosting 13th Annual Youth Film Festival Video included

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A Charlottesville nonprofit is gearing up to showcase films created by students in the community at the 13th annual Youth Film Festival. More>>

Fans Flood Downtown to Support ’Hoos before Season Opener Video included

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The UVA Cavaliers have an uphill battle going into its season opener against the UCLA Bruins, but Virginia fans were out in full force Friday night. More>>

VDOT to Close Clark Road for Slope Repairs

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VDOT will close Route 674 in western Albemarle on Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to complete slope repairs on the road's shoulders that were started earlier this week. More>>

As Uber Expands to Cville, Cab Drivers Speak Out Video included

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Uber, a popular and highly contested ride sharing company, has made its way into Charlottesville. More>>

MHS Athletic Director, 2 Others Plead Guilty to Embezzlement Video included

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Three men, including the athletic director at Monticello High School and the vice president of Downtown Athletic Store, pleaded guilty Friday to a federal misdemeanor charge related to bid rigging. More>>

Thousands to Race in 22nd Women’s Four Miler Video included

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More than 3,500 women will hit the ground running Saturday for the 22 annual Women's Four Miler Race. More>>

UVA Architect to Step Down after 11-year Tenure

The architect that oversaw planning for the $50 million restoration of the University of Virginia's iconic Rotunda is stepping down. More>>

Former Cville Teacher Sentenced to 10 yrs for Soliciting Minor Online

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A former Charlottesville elementary school teacher will spend 10 years behind bars after admitting to soliciting a minor online. More>>

Cville Police Searching for K-Mart Shoplifting Suspect

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Charlottesville Police Department is investigating a shoplifting incident that occurred at K-Mart, located at 1801 Hydraulic Rd. More>>

VDOT Seeks to Smooth Labor Day Weekend Travels

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. More>>

Nelson 151 Business Owners Gather for Mobile App Launch Video included

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Nelson 151 businesses officially launched a mobile app to help customers and visitors alike easily access information. More>>

Crews Prep Football Field for UVA's 1st Game Video included

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Thursday, field maintenance crews at the University of Virginia painted the football field in Scott Stadium. More>>

Advisory Panel Discusses Set Long-Term Schedule for Rt. 29 Projects Video included

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The Route 29 met Thursday and set a long-term schedule for some of the Route 29 improvement projects. More>>

Artist Proposes Turning Landmark into Vertical Garden Video included

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An artist in Charlottesville is proposing a novel solution to what many consider a blight on the downtown mall. More>>

Health Department Struggles to Keep Up with Kitchens on the Go Video included

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Food trucks are an expanding industry in central Virginia and that's expanding the workload of the Virginia Department of Health. More>>

Charlottesville Police Warn of Phone Scam

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The Charlottesville Police Department has received several calls from area businesses about a phone scam in which the caller claims to be with Dominion Power. More>>

UVA Enters 20-Year Agreement with Aramark as Food Provider

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The University of Virginia has entered into a 20-year agreement with Aramark, the company that has provided UVA's food for the past couple of decades. More>>

Volunteers Wanted for Airplane Safety Exercise

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The Office of Emergency Management for Charlottesville, UVA and Albemarle County is looking for volunteers to play the "victims" of an airplane accident. More>>

Former Patient Celebrates Birthday with MJH Anniversary Video included

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Martha Jefferson Hospital is celebrating 3 years at its new location. One former patient has made it a point to spend his birthday every year at the facility. More>>

Forum in Charlottesville: Could Ferguson Happen Here? Video included

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A forum focused on police-community relations in Charlottesville in the wake of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, MO. More>>

Charlottesville Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Petco Video included

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Charlottesville police are searching for the person suspected of robbing a pet store at gunpoint Wednesday night. More>>

Charlottesville Police Plan to Commit to Transparency Video included

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Following the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where a police officer shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Charlottesville's police chief says big changes are coming to his department. More>>

Route 29 Advisory Panel's Fourth Meeting Set for Thursday

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The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its fourth meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research. More>>

Charlottesville Program Collects Used Corks to Become Floor Tiles Video included

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Recycled corks from the region will soon be back in Charlottesville as floor tiles. More>>

Charlottesville Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Assault & Battery

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A Charlottesville man has been arrested after police say he tampered with his wife's breathing machine. More>>

Charlottesville Police Investigate Larceny of Power Tools

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Charlottesville police are looking for more information about whoever entered a locked tool trailer and stole power tools. More>>

Virginia Students Make Gains on Revised Math SOLs

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Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state's more rigorous mathematics tests and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests. More>>

Russian Ambassador to U.S. Addresses UVA Class Video included

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Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, the ambassador to the U.S. from the Russian Federation, addressed a University of Virginia class Tuesday night.  More>>

Albemarle BOS Passes Rt. 29 Resolution to Send to VDOT Video included

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After butting heads over the future of Route 29, Albemarle supervisors passed a resolution to send to VDOT - but it doesn't have the support of the whole board. More>>

Virginia State Parks to offer Hunting Opportunities Statewide

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VA State Parks, managed by the VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, offer the outdoors enthusiast a variety of hunting opportunities More>>

Charlottesville City Hall Closed on Labor Day

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Charlottesville City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day. More>>

Governor McAuliffe Declares September “Honey Month”

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared the entire month of September as “Honey Month.” More>>

UVA Batten Students Volunteer on Last Day of Summer Break Video included

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Hundreds of students from the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy went out into Albemarle County to take part in the fifth annual Batten Builds volunteer day. More>>

Free Trolley to Detour for UVA Football Games

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Due to UVA's game against UCLA on Saturday, August 30, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the FREE Trolley. More>>

Martha Jefferson Hospital President Retiring after 21 Years Video included

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Martha Jefferson Hospital is searching for its first new president in more than two decades after Jim Haden announced he's retiring. More>>

Wall Mural Planned for West Market Street Video included

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A mural depicting a scene of cyclists is set to be painted on a wall along West Market Street just off Ridge McIntire Road. More>>

VSP to Increase Enforcement over Labor Day Weekend

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As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through VA this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police. More>>

Larger Delta Planes to Begin Trial Service between CHO & Atlanta

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Delta's new, larger jet service to and from Atlanta kicks off next week at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. More>>

UVA Launches 1st Test of Focused Ultrasound to Destroy Breast Tumors Video included

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University of Virginia researchers are looking for women with noncancerous breast tumors to take part in the first American study of a new treatment. More>>

East McIntire Park Design Open House to be Held at Carver Rec

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Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce an open house to review design plans for the eastern portion of McIntire Park. More>>

UVA Faculty Added to Ecological Observatory Network

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UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station is about to become a member station of the new National Ecological Observatory Network. More>>

More than 2.5K Attend VA Craft Brewers Fest

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More than 2,500 people sampled tastings from 51 Virginia craft breweries at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. More>>

Habitat for Humanity Holds 1st Ever Family Picnic Video included

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville held its first ever family picnic at the Boys and Girls Club Sunday. More>>

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