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Former UVA Associate Dean Expected to Plead Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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  1. A former University of Virginia associate dean who is facing federal child porn charges is expected to plead guilty on Monday.
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Sexual Violence Survivors Make Glass Art at Take Back the Night Event Video included

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Friday, some survivors of sexual violence got together to break a little glass, make art, and heal at the same time in Charlottesville. More>>

Event Focuses on Driver’s Licenses for Teens with Autism Video included

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Saturday at UVA, families have a chance to learn about the challenges of teenagers with autism getting driver’s licenses. More>>

UVA Terminates 2 Fraternities for "Misconduct with New Members"

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UVA has recently gotten rid of Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu fraternities for what they are calling “misconduct with new members.” More>>

Legal Expert Explains Sex Crime Stings vs. Entrapment Video included

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NBC29’s legal analyst explains why it’s unlikely someone arrested after a sting operation can claim entrapment. More>>

AG Herring Speaks to UVA Law Students about Time in Office Thus Far Video included

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Friday, VA's Attorney General Mark Herring visited UVA law students to talk about some of the issues he's faced in office thus far. More>>

Even After Frost, Vineyard Managers Stay Vigilant Video included

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Even though it looks like vineyards mostly dodged the bullet after this week’s frost, they're not out of danger just yet. More>>

UVA BOV Sets Date to Determine 2014-15 Tuition

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The University of Virginia Board of Visitors will meet April 23 to set undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. More>>

Albemarle Police Investigate Fatal Esmont Crash

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Albemarle police are investigating a crash on Route 6 that left one man dead. More>>

Albemarle Schools Work to Make Tough Cuts to Budget Video included

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Albemarle County School Board members are making budget cuts they call "painful" to fill a $3.9 million shortfall. More>>

Small Farms Less Vulnerable to High Beef Prices Video included

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Beef prices across the country are soaring, but things look better for small farms in the Charlottesville area. More>>

Canoe Tips on James in Scottsville, Spills Five People Video included

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Five people, including three children, are safe after their canoe tipped on the James River. More>>

VA Seeks Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit against State, ABC Agents

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Virginia is asking a judge to dismiss the $40 million lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia student at the center of a botched Alcoholic Beverage Control sting. More>>

UVA Student Council Passes Resolution to Combat Sexual Assault

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University of Virginia Student Council leaders passed a resolution to raise awareness and offer more resources to survivors of sexual assault. More>>

Free PVCC Event to Promote STEM Degree

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PVCC will host a free event to promote its science, technology, engineering and math degree and certificate programs Saturday, May 17. More>>

Family Asks for Public's Help in Search for Missing Baby Goat Video included

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A baby goat named “Freckles” is missing from Misty Mountain campgrounds in Albemarle County, and now the family is asking for the public's help. More>>

Frmr Western Albemarle Teacher Charged with Online Solicitation of Minor

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Former Western Albemarle teacher John Daniel Patterson Jr., has been charged with online solicitation of a minor. More>>

Albemarle Police Investigate Ivy Road Accidents Video included

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Police are investigating a series of crashes that caused a backup on Ivy Road Thursday morning. More>>

Harlem Nights Screening to Raise Money for Mentorship Program

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Charlottesville's Young Black Professional Network is hosting a showing of Harlem Nights to raise money for a youth mentorship program. More>>

ACPS to Discuss Potential Cuts to Close $3.9M Budget Deficit

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ACPS has eight days until its budget is supposed to be approved, and now they are looking more seriously at potential cuts. More>>

VA Boasts Over 240 Farmers Markets

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Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers markets. More>>

Tours Mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26

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Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. More>>

Utility Workers, Driver Injured in Accident Near Barracks Road Shopping Center Video included

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Three people were treated for injuries after a car accident in front of Barracks Road Shopping Center Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Cville, Albemarle Featured in Film about Population Growth Video included

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Charlottesville and Albemarle County are part of a film focusing on population growth and the costs associated with it. More>>

CHO Prepares for U.S. Airways, American Airlines to Complete Merger Video included

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Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport is making changes as U.S. Airways and American Airlines merge. More>>

Albemarle Schools Still Face Budget Shortfall after County Tax Hike Video included

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After a tax hike didn’t meet their request, Albemarle parents and teachers are worried about what's going to happen in the classroom next year. 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>>

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>>

Ivy Material Utilization Center Risks Being Shut Down Video included

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The open-air Ivy Materials Utilization Center could soon be shut down. The station is not meeting Department of Environmental Quality standards. More>>

Albemarle BOS Approves Real Estate Tax Hike Video included

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The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 2 to approve a real estate tax hike Tuesday. More>>

8 ACPS Teams Qualify for Destination Imagination Global Finals

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Forty Albemarle County Public Schools students representing eight teams from elementary, middle and high schools in the division have qualified for Destination Imagination’s Global Finals. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

High School Students Show off 3D Scanner at Tom Tom Fest Video included

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People at Charlottesville's Tom Tom Festival have a chance to get a 3D scan of themselves. More>>

Broadband Survey Available for Albemarle Residents Video included

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A survey has been created for residents of Albemarle County to weigh in on their broadband desires. 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>>

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>>

Truck Gets Stuck Under Bridge on Old Ivy Road Video included

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A bridge on Old Ivy Road in Albemarle is closed after a truck that is too tall tried to go under it, could not clear it, and got stuck. More>>

Former VA Senator to Receive T.J. Foundation Medal for Citizen Leadership Video included

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Former VA Senator Jim Webb will receive one of UVA's highest accolades this week, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Citizen Leadership. More>>

Crews Investigate Lakeview Drive Fire

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Fire crews are investigating a blaze that broke out at a home in the 200 block of Lakeview Drive Thursday morning. 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 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>>

Supervisors, Judges & Lawyers Discuss Albemarle Court Options Video included

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Albemarle County supervisors are hashing out a plan for some potential upgrades to county courts. More>>

Supervisors Up Fontana Neighborhood’s Speeding Fine Video included

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An Albemarle County neighborhood's six-year battle to put the brakes on speeding drivers is finally moving forward. 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>>

Albemarle Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 15-Year-Old Girl Video included

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Cecil White was sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old. 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>>

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>>

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>>

ARB Meets to Discuss new Chick-fil-A, Bojangles on Pantops Video included

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Representatives for Chick-fil-A and Bojangles are moving forward with plans to open new stores in Albemarle County. 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>>

Former Fast Auto Loans Employee Indicted on Embezzlement

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An Albemarle County grand jury indicted a woman on embezzlement charges Monday. More>>

Earlysville Man Indicted on Charge of Carnal Knowledge of Child

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An Albemarle grand jury certified a charge of carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years old against Rodney Blake Davis Jr. More>>

VDOT Continues to Improve Rt. 20 Traffic Trouble Spot Video included

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The Virginia Department of Transportation continues to make changes to a traffic trouble spot on Route 20 in Scottsville near Walton Middle School. 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>>

Utility Work Causes Traffic Delays on Route 29 in Greene Co. Video included

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Drivers on Route 29 were hitting the brakes while utility crews worked to string live power lines across the lanes of traffic. More>>

Architectural Board to Discuss Plans for New Fast Food Places on Pantops Video included

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Two fast food joints known for their chicken may be opening within blocks of each other on Pantops in Albemarle County. More>>

Eight Special Pups Graduate as Service Dogs Video included

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Some special pups in central Virginia are now graduates of a program that trains them for life-saving skills and loyalty. More>>

VDOT to Honor Transportation Workers Killed on Job

A vigil will be held this week in Albemarle County to honor transportation employees killed in roadway work zones. More>>

American Legion Welcomes National Vice Commander Video included

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American Legion members in Keswick presented an award to the group's National Vice Commander. 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>>

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>>

Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Snow

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

Albemarle Crews Battle Stony Point Road Fire

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Albemarle County fire crews battled a barn fire in the 3800 block of Stony Point Road Friday afternoon.
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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>>

Hearings Continued for Suspects Linked to Kevin Quick Case

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Four gang-related cases linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer have been continued until May 19. More>>

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