Fields Trial Day 9: Testimony Concludes, Closing Arguments, Case Turned Over to Jury
Fields Trial Day 9: Testimony Concludes, Closing Arguments, Case Turned Over to Jury

Jurors are entering the deliberations phase in the James Alex Fields, Junior trial.

John Early
Fields Trial Day 8: Defense Attorneys Continue to Call Witnesses
Fields Trial Day 8: Defense Attorneys Continue to Call Witnesses

Attorneys for James A. Fields, Jr. are expected to rest their case Thursday, Dec. 6. The defense called six people to the witness stand Wednesday, Dec. 5.

John Early
Fields Trial Day 7: Video and Audio Recordings of Fields Jr. Played for Jury
Fields Trial Day 7: Video and Audio Recordings of Fields Jr. Played for Jury

Jurors are seeing a different side of the man who was behind the wheel of the car attack in downtown Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. The defense is now presenting its case.

John Early
Fields Trial Day 6: Jury Hears Details of Heather Heyer's Death
Fields Trial Day 6: Jury Hears Details of Heather Heyer's Death

Heather Heyer had "almost zero chance" of surviving her injuries, according to testimony Monday from a fire captain who responded to the chaotic scene at Fourth Street on Aug. 12, 2017.

John Early
Fields Trial Day 5: Victims, Investigators Testify
Fields Trial Day 5: Victims, Investigators Testify

The second day of testimony in a weeks-long murder trial is giving jurors more insight from those directly affected by the deadly car attack in downtown Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

John Early
Fields Trial Day 4: Witnesses, Victims Testify
Fields Trial Day 4: Witnesses, Victims Testify

Jurors are hearing testimony from witnesses and victims connected to the deadly car attack that occurred after the Unite the Right rally in downtown Charlottesville last summer.

John Early
Fields Trial Day 2: Court Continues to Question Potential Jurors
Fields Trial Day 2: Court Continues to Question Potential Jurors

Jury selection has taken up the whole second day of trial for the man charged with the murder of Heather Heyer.

John Early
Fields Trial Day 1: Jury Selection Begins
Fields Trial Day 1: Jury Selection Begins

Trial for an Ohio man accused of plowing a car through a group of counter demonstrators is now underway in Charlottesville Circuit Court. James A. Fields, Jr. is charged with first-degree murder.

John Early
Jury Expected to See Massive Amount of Video Evidence During Fields Trial
Jury Expected to See Massive Amount of Video Evidence During Fields Trial

Jurors are expected to see unprecedented amounts of video evidence during the weeks-long trial of James Alex Fields Junior.

John Early
Charlottesville Singer-Songwriter Producing Video in Memory of Heather Heyer
Charlottesville Singer-Songwriter Producing Video in Memory of Heather Heyer

A Charlottesville singer-songwriter is producing a music video to remember the life of the woman killed in the car attack on the Downtown Mall on August 12.  

May 17th, 3:13 PM EDT
VSP to Dedicate Helipad in Memory of Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates
VSP to Dedicate Helipad in Memory of Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates

A ceremony to dedicate the helicopter pad on the Virginia State Police administrative campus in honor of Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates will be held Wednesday.

April 17th, 4:22 PM EDT
Charlottesville Court Hears Motions in Daniel Borden Assault Case
Charlottesville Court Hears Motions in Daniel Borden Assault Case

A Charlottesville judge heard pretrial motions in the case against Daniel Patrick Borden, one of the men accused of attacking DeAndre Harris last summer.

March 29th, 9:15 AM EDT
Judge Hears Motions for Man Accused in DeAndre Harris Assault Case
Judge Hears Motions for Man Accused in DeAndre Harris Assault Case

An Arkansas Man accused of attacking DeAndre Harris following the Unite the Right Rally appeared in court March 28. 

March 28th, 4:06 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
2 Men Sentenced to Jail for Removing Confederate Statues' Mourning Tarps
2 Men Sentenced to Jail for Removing Confederate Statues' Mourning Tarps

Two men have been convicted of removing, multiple times, the tarps that covered Confederate statues to mourn the counterprotester killed during last August's violent white nationalist rally in Virginia.

March 27th, 1:15 PM EDT
Journalist Appears in Court Over Access to August 12 Documents
Journalist Appears in Court Over Access to August 12 Documents

A case is underway in Charlottesville Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 13, over the denial of a Freedom of Information Act request related to the events on August 12. 

March 13th, 4:52 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Fundraiser Held for Those Injured in Aug. 12 Car Attack
Fundraiser Held for Those Injured in Aug. 12 Car Attack

Although seven months have passed since a car plowed through protesters on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall following the Unite the Right rally, time has not healed all wounds. A new fundraiser has begun to raise money for those injured during that event on August 12, 2017.

March 12th, 11:09 PM EDT
Judge Considering Motions in Civil Case Against Charlottesville
Judge Considering Motions in Civil Case Against Charlottesville

A judge says he will wait before ruling on a motion to dismiss a civil suit filed against Charlottesville. City Hall is accused acting improperly by hiring Tim Heaphy to review the events of Aug. 12.

February 22nd, 3:34 PM EST by John Early
Charlottesville City Council Updates Language to Permit Regulations
Charlottesville City Council Updates Language to Permit Regulations

Charlottesville City Council is adopting some new permit regulations to prevent events like the Unite the Right rally from ever happening again.

February 20th, 11:16 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
UVA to Change Event Reservation Policies Following August 11th Rally
UVA to Change Event Reservation Policies Following August 11th Rally

A University of Virginia working group that formed after the Aug. 11 white nationalist rally is suggesting new policy changes for events on grounds. 

February 18th, 4:11 PM EST
State Police Naming Aviation Base After Trooper Killed During Aug. 12 Rally
State Police Naming Aviation Base After Trooper Killed During Aug. 12 Rally

Virginia State Police are honoring one of the state police troopers killed when a helicopter crashed in Albemarle County after monitoring the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

February 7th, 5:35 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
ACLU-VA Issues Recommendations for Protest Permitting
ACLU-VA Issues Recommendations for Protest Permitting

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is weighing in on regulations for permits for protests. ACLU of Virginia released recommendations for government agencies struggling with how to regulate free speech in a way that is legal and also protects public safety.

January 11th, 5:17 PM EST
Petition to Rename Emancipation Park Delivered to Charlottesville City Hall
Petition to Rename Emancipation Park Delivered to Charlottesville City Hall

A petition to rename Emancipation Park in downtown Charlottesville is scheduled to go before City Council next month.  

January 17th, 3:13 PM EST
Charlottesville Files Application to Recoup 'Unite the Right' Costs
Charlottesville Files Application to Recoup 'Unite the Right' Costs

The city of Charlottesville is among those filing applications to recoup some of its expenses related to the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally.

January 8th, 2:20 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Approximate Cost for Response to Summer Protests Announced
Approximate Cost for Response to Summer Protests Announced

A more complete picture of the total cost for the response to this summer's Confederate monument protests in Charlottesville is coming to light on Sunday, December 31.

December 31st, 8:44 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Dedicates Street to Heather Heyer
Charlottesville Dedicates Street to Heather Heyer

A Downtown Mall crossing is now officially named in honor of Heather Danielle Heyer, the woman who died after a car crashed into a crowd of protesters in August.

December 20th, 9:55 AM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Installs Signs for Heather Heyer Way
Charlottesville Installs Signs for Heather Heyer Way

New signs along 4th Street NE in Charlottesville honor the life of Heather Danielle Heyer. An official dedication of Heather Heyer Way is scheduled to take place December 20. 

December 19th, 4:29 PM EST by John Early
City Attorney Leaving Charlottesville for New Position in Manassas
City Attorney Leaving Charlottesville for New Position in Manassas

Craig Brown will be leaving his position as City Attorney at the end of January 2018. He will begin his new role as the City Attorney for Manassas on February 20.

December 19th, 10:31 AM EST
Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas Retires
Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas Retires

Charlottesville Police Chief Alfred Thomas announced his retirement Monday. His retirement is effective immediately.

December 18th, 2:21 PM EST
Charlottesville Denies Kessler's Application to Hold Anniversary Rally
Charlottesville Denies Kessler's Application to Hold Anniversary Rally

Charlottesville City Hall is denying a permit request from Jason Kessler, the organizer of August's Unite the Right rally, to hold another event.

December 11th, 12:33 PM EST
Charlottesville Mulling Decision for Special Events At Downtown Parks
Charlottesville Mulling Decision for Special Events At Downtown Parks

The clock is ticking on a pending permit requests from Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler, and Brian Lambert. Both want to hold events at Charlottesville parks on August 12, 2018

December 8th, 2:38 PM EST by John Early
Governor's Task Force Issues Final Report on Unite the Right Rally
Governor's Task Force Issues Final Report on Unite the Right Rally

A task force created by Governor McAuliffe to review state's response to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville has released its final report and recommendations.

December 6th, 3:55 PM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Public Unhappy with City Council, Report on Summer Events
Charlottesville Public Unhappy with City Council, Report on Summer Events

The author of the independent review into the city of Charlottesville's handling of this summer's protests is standing behind his report in the face of criticism from the community.

December 5th, 2:29 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville City Council, Police Face Heavy Criticism from Public After Report
Charlottesville City Council, Police Face Heavy Criticism from Public After Report

Monday night, dozens of people packed inside Charlottesville City Hall to sound off on an independent review into white supremacy events this summer.

December 4th, 10:40 PM EST
Independent Review of Charlottesville Rallies, Protests Released
Independent Review of Charlottesville Rallies, Protests Released

Former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy has released an independent review of the protests and rallies involving white nationalists and supremacists in Charlottesville.

December 1st, 8:49 AM EST by John Early
Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales Visits Charlottesville to Discuss Race Issues
Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales Visits Charlottesville to Discuss Race Issues

An African-American civil rights leader who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. is talking about how she thinks Charlottesville can move forward after a violent summer.

November 29th, 10:06 PM EST
Jason Kessler files for Permit to Hold Unite the Right Anniversary Rally
Jason Kessler files for Permit to Hold Unite the Right Anniversary Rally

Jason Kessler, the organizer of the Unite the Right rally, has applied for a permit to hold a 2-day anniversary rally in Charlottesville next August. 

November 29th, 2:26 PM EST
Paramount Theater Hosts Trauma Training in Response to Summer Violence
Paramount Theater Hosts Trauma Training in Response to Summer Violence

Mental health counselors and community members in Charlottesville are building a network to help people heal from traumatic events - including the violent, hate-fueled weekend of the Unite the Right rally in August.

November 28th, 4:15 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Free Healing Event Helps People Cope with Summer Violence
Free Healing Event Helps People Cope with Summer Violence

Common Ground Healing Arts is hosting a free community service at Ebenezer Baptist Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 21.

November 21st, 11:24 AM EST
Unite the Right Rally Organizer Loses Twitter Verification
Unite the Right Rally Organizer Loses Twitter Verification

The organizer of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has lost his verified status on Twitter, along with several other prominent white nationalists and far-right conservatives.

November 17th, 11:59 AM EST
Charlottesville City Council Lays out Legislative Proposals on Demonstrations, Statues
Charlottesville City Council Lays out Legislative Proposals on Demonstrations, Statues

Charlottesville City Council is going over proposals relating to public demonstrations and Confederate statues it will send to state legislators this year.

November 16th, 4:48 PM EST
UVA Student Council Calls on Other Schools to Denounce Racist Hate Groups
UVA Student Council Calls on Other Schools to Denounce Racist Hate Groups

University of Virginia’s student council is calling on colleges across the country to denounce hate and “alt-right” groups in response to events that have taken place in Charlottesville.

November 12th, 9:20 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Filmmakers Provide Local Outlook in Documentary on Unite the Right Rally
Charlottesville Filmmakers Provide Local Outlook in Documentary on Unite the Right Rally

Three months to the day after the Unite the Right rally rocked the city of Charlottesville, two local filmmakers are screening a documentary they made about that deadly weekend.

November 12th, 5:26 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
'The Kudzu Project' Targets Confederate Soldier Statue in Court Square
'The Kudzu Project' Targets Confederate Soldier Statue in Court Square

Protesters targeted another Confederate statue in Court Square Thursday morning ahead of self-described white supremacist Chris Cantwell's hearing at the Albemarle County Courthouse.

November 9th, 12:08 PM EST
UVA to Gather People's Aug. 12th Personal Stories at Downtown Library
UVA to Gather People's Aug. 12th Personal Stories at Downtown Library

The University of Virginia Library is collecting photos, videos, and stories to preserve a record of the Unite the Right rally and counter-protests that occurred in Charlottesville.

November 8th, 2:20 PM EST by John Early
City Council Votes to Find New Master Plan for Emancipation, Justice Parks
City Council Votes to Find New Master Plan for Emancipation, Justice Parks

Charlottesville is scrapping a previous plan to redesign the two downtown parks that are home to controversial statues.

November 6th, 2:49 PM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Looks to New Proposals of Park Design in Aftermath of August 12
Charlottesville Looks to New Proposals of Park Design in Aftermath of August 12

The City of Charlottesville is taking a new approach to planning the future of downtown parks in the aftermath of the deadly violence on August 12. The city canceled a previous request for proposals from design firms and, instead, formed a committee to re-evaluate the plan. 

November 5th, 4:12 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
National Essay Contest Inspired by Heather Heyer
National Essay Contest Inspired by Heather Heyer

A national essay contest is underway, inspired by the woman who died during a protest march in downtown Charlottesville.

November 2nd, 4:29 PM EDT by John Early
Legal Center in Alabama Releases Advice Video Following August 12 Rally
Legal Center in Alabama Releases Advice Video Following August 12 Rally

A legal center in Alabama has released a video which offers advice to law enforcement in the wake of the chaos from the weekend of August 12 in Charlottesville. 

November 1st, 4:22 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Judge Allowing Jason Kessler to Leave Va. Ahead of Scheduled Perjury Trial
Judge Allowing Jason Kessler to Leave Va. Ahead of Scheduled Perjury Trial

A Charlottesville judge is allowing Jason Kessler, the organizer of a controversial rally, to move to another state while the court waits to take up a perjury case against him.

October 31st, 9:52 AM EDT by John Early
Update: Charlottesville Judge Extends Injunction on Confederate Statues
Update: Charlottesville Judge Extends Injunction on Confederate Statues

Opposing sides in a lawsuit over Charlottesville's statues to two Confederate Army generals will have to wait to see what happens next.

October 24th, 11:20 AM EDT by John Early
Congressman Garrett Shares Thoughts on What Constitutes Free Speech
Congressman Garrett Shares Thoughts on What Constitutes Free Speech

Virginia Congressman Tom Garrett is making the rounds throughout the fifth district meeting with constituents. On Tuesday, October 17, he shared his thoughts on what happened in Charlottesville on August 12 from his office in Albemarle County.

October 17th, 2:56 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Public Speaks Out at City Council Meeting, Demands Changes to Deter White Nationalist Groups
Public Speaks Out at City Council Meeting, Demands Changes to Deter White Nationalist Groups

The people of Charlottesville are begging City Council for change at the meeting on Monday, October 16. Changes include everything from laws to permits to prevent white nationalist groups like the ones present at the Unite the Right rally from coming back. 

October 16th, 9:29 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Medical Examiner Rules Heyer Died from Blunt Force Injury
Medical Examiner Rules Heyer Died from Blunt Force Injury

The Central District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond has released the cause of death for the woman who was killed in the August 12 car attack in downtown Charlottesville. 

October 16th, 8:15 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Business Owners Discuss Impact of Rally on Sales
Business Owners Discuss Impact of Rally on Sales

A new report from the Charlottesville Commissioner of Revenue's Office shows what the financial impacts could be from the Unite the Right rally in August. 

October 16th, 4:13 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Victims of August 11 and 12 Violence File Federal Lawsuit
Victims of August 11 and 12 Violence File Federal Lawsuit

A lawsuit is now filed in federal court against Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler and other white nationalists who attended the rally. 

October 12th, 4:26 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
White Nationalists Hold Torch-Lit Rally at Lee Park Saturday Night
White Nationalists Hold Torch-Lit Rally at Lee Park Saturday Night

Charlottesville police broke up a night-time torch-lit rally of Confederate heritage supporters in Lee Park Saturday night. The group held a vigil around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee with torches fired up to show their opposition to city council's vote to remove the statue.

Study: Charlottesville Rally Drew Participants from 35 States
Study: Charlottesville Rally Drew Participants from 35 States

A study has found that a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville earlier this year drew participants from at least 35 states.

October 9th, 8:41 AM EDT by John Early
Northam Stops in Charlottesville, Discusses White Nationalist Rally
Northam Stops in Charlottesville, Discusses White Nationalist Rally

Saturday evening’s Tiki torchlit rally is drawing condemnation from Virginia politicians, including Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. 

October 8th, 5:44 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Mayor Signer, Wes Bellamy Threaten Legal Action Following White Nationalist Rally
Mayor Signer, Wes Bellamy Threaten Legal Action Following White Nationalist Rally

Charlottesville leaders and law enforcement officials are threatening legal action after the white nationalist Tiki torch rally in Emancipation Park on Saturday, October 7. 

October 8th, 5:21 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
UVA Issues Statement Following October 7 White Nationalist Rally
UVA Issues Statement Following October 7 White Nationalist Rally

“The University of Virginia strongly condemns the actions of Richard Spencer and the other racists and white supremacists who once again gathered in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday night."

October 8th, 4:05 PM EDT
Black Lives Matter Members Stage Counterprotest at Carr's Hill
Black Lives Matter Members Stage Counterprotest at Carr's Hill

Black Lives Matter activists gathered in front of Carr's Hill at UVA tonight to chant at police and read a list of demands.

October 8th, 12:03 AM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Statue Debate Heads to Charlottesville Circuit Court October 4
Statue Debate Heads to Charlottesville Circuit Court October 4

A court hearing is set for October 4 in regards to the controversy over confederate statues in Charlottesville.

October 3rd, 8:10 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Charlottesville City Council Votes to Rename Part of 4th Street To Honor Heather Heyer
Charlottesville City Council Votes to Rename Part of 4th Street To Honor Heather Heyer

The mother of Heather Heyer is speaking out about a sign that will honor her daughter’s memory.

October 2nd, 9:51 PM EDT
Crews Remove Confederate Plaques at University of Virginia
Crews Remove Confederate Plaques at University of Virginia

University of Virginia facilities management crews took down two plaques that commemorated the lives of fallen Confederate soldiers with ties to UVA. 

September 17th, 5:06 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Charlottesville Court Hearing Set for Lawsuit over Confederate Statues
Charlottesville Court Hearing Set for Lawsuit over Confederate Statues

A hearing is set in the controversial debate over Confederate statues in Charlottesville.

September 14th, 4:21 PM EDT
Poll Shows Some Troubling Racial Attitudes as Majority Oppose White Supremacists
Poll Shows Some Troubling Racial Attitudes as Majority Oppose White Supremacists

A newly released poll shows that three out of five people believe Confederate monuments should remain in public spaces. The results also show a large racial disparity in opinions.

September 14th, 11:39 AM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Votes to Remove Statue, Consider Commission Recommendations
Charlottesville Votes to Remove Statue, Consider Commission Recommendations

Charlottesville City Council is going forward with plans to remove the statue in Justice Park, and considering recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission.

September 6th, 9:45 AM EDT by John Early
Groups Gather Outside Charlottesville Court Hearing, Protesting Confederate Statues
Groups Gather Outside Charlottesville Court Hearing, Protesting Confederate Statues

Protestors crowded outside the Charlottesville Courthouse on September 1 rallying for the Lee and Jackson statues to come down. 

September 1st, 4:20 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Update: Charlottesville Court Hears Arguments Over Removal of Confederate Monuments
Update: Charlottesville Court Hears Arguments Over Removal of Confederate Monuments

A circuit court judge will hear arguments over the battle to remove two Confederate statues from downtown, which have recently become rallying points for white supremacists. The court hearing could bring some resolution to the Confederate statue issue in the city. 

September 1st, 11:27 AM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Man Claims City, Police Failed to Protect During Aug. 12 Rally
Charlottesville Man Claims City, Police Failed to Protect During Aug. 12 Rally

A Virginia-based law group is suing Charlottesville and law enforcement leaders over the violence that erupted at Emancipation Park on August 12.

September 1st, 10:37 AM EDT by John Early
'All People Matter' Rally Held in Charlottesville
'All People Matter' Rally Held in Charlottesville

A crowd gathered in Washington Park in Charlottesville on August 26 to spread a message of unity and hope following the Unite the Right rally and protests that turned deadly earlier in August. 

August 26th, 5:10 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Virginia Attorney General Herring Releases Advisory Opinion on Confederate Statues
Virginia Attorney General Herring Releases Advisory Opinion on Confederate Statues

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an advisory opinion August 25 that states that localities do have the authority to remove or move confederate statues. 

August 25th, 6:12 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Solidarity Cville, Other Community Groups Present Demands to Charlottesville City Officials
Solidarity Cville, Other Community Groups Present Demands to Charlottesville City Officials

Solidarity Cville and other community groups came together on August 25 to present three demands to the city of Charlottesville. 

August 25th, 5:19 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Attorneys Withdraw Jason Kessler's Lawsuit Against Charlottesville
Attorneys Withdraw Jason Kessler's Lawsuit Against Charlottesville

The attorneys representing white activist Jason Kessler have withdrawn a lawsuit against Charlottesville. The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU and the Rutherford Institute

August 22nd, 9:25 AM EDT
Chamber of Commerce, Businesses React to Weekend Violence from Rally
Chamber of Commerce, Businesses React to Weekend Violence from Rally

Businesses on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and the president of the city's Chamber of Commerce respond to the Unite the Right rally, where participants and counterprotestors flooded the Downtown area. 

August 14th, 5:17 PM EDT
Charlottesville Groups, Community Members Hold Meeting in Light of Saturday's Violence
Charlottesville Groups, Community Members Hold Meeting in Light of Saturday's Violence

The Charlottesville community is picking up the pieces after a weekend of violence took one life and injured over a dozen people surrounding the planned Unite the Right rally.

August 14th, 4:27 PM EDT
NTSB Releases Latest Details on State Police Helicopter Crash
NTSB Releases Latest Details on State Police Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is releasing new details of the helicopter crash that killed two Virginia State Police officers Saturday.

August 14th, 3:37 PM EDT
GoDaddy boots white nationalist site after protest violence
GoDaddy boots white nationalist site after protest violence

A leading neo-Nazi website is losing its internet domain host after its publisher posted an article mocking the woman who was killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

August 14th, 2:46 PM EDT
Springfield Police Officer on Fatal Charlottesville Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'
Springfield Police Officer on Fatal Charlottesville Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'

A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment by an officer who wrote "Hahahaha love this" in response to a story about a car crashing into counter-protesters.

August 14th, 9:55 AM EDT
Charlottesville Community Holds Vigil for Heather Heyer
Charlottesville Community Holds Vigil for Heather Heyer

Dozens of people came out tonight to remember Heather Heyer and honor her life. 

August 13th, 11:46 PM EDT
Emergency Personnel Readying for Upcoming Unite the Right Rally
Emergency Personnel Readying for Upcoming Unite the Right Rally

Authorities and emergency responders are preparing for the crowds expected in Charlottesville Saturday. Police are anticipating up to 6,000 people in and around the Emancipation Park area.

August 10th, 2:53 PM EDT
Charlottesville Grants 2 Permits for Counterprotests of Unite the Right Rally
Charlottesville Grants 2 Permits for Counterprotests of Unite the Right Rally

A peaceful gathering at McGuffey Park spread a message that love is stronger than hate in light of the Unite the Right rally Saturday. 

August 9th, 2:08 PM EDT
Groups Plan to File Lawsuits Against Charlottesville Over 'Unite the Right' Rally
Groups Plan to File Lawsuits Against Charlottesville Over 'Unite the Right' Rally

The ACLU and Rutherford Institute say they are now representing Jason Kessler as Charlottesville attempts to get him to move the Unite the Right rally to McIntire Park.

August 9th, 11:18 AM EDT
ACLU, Rutherford Institute Urge Charlottesville to Allow Rally at Emancipation Park
ACLU, Rutherford Institute Urge Charlottesville to Allow Rally at Emancipation Park

Groups dedicated to protecting constitutional and civil rights are calling on Charlottesville officials to allow a controversial rally to go ahead as planned Saturday.

August 8th, 2:18 PM EDT
Department of Emergency Management on Standby During Unite the Right Rally
Department of Emergency Management on Standby During Unite the Right Rally

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management, or VDEM, will help Charlottesville emergency crews during the anticipated Unite the Right rally. 

August 8th, 12:21 PM EDT
Charlottesville Leaders Ask Kessler to Move Unite the Right Rally
Charlottesville Leaders Ask Kessler to Move Unite the Right Rally

City leaders and police are bracing for the upcoming rally at Emancipation Park. They want the event to be moved to McIntire Park, but the organizer says no.

Downtown Mall Businesses Brace for Unite the Right Rally
Downtown Mall Businesses Brace for Unite the Right Rally

Businesses on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall hope that people will still come out and enjoy Charlottesville despite an alt-right rally set to take place August 12.

August 6th, 9:05 PM EDT
Tim Kaine Weighs in on Anticipated Unite the Right Rally
Tim Kaine Weighs in on Anticipated Unite the Right Rally

Democratic senator and former Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine commented on the upcoming Unite the Right Rally that is expected to take place on August 12. 

August 3rd, 5:03 PM EDT
New Coalition Strives for Different Approach to Community Unity
New Coalition Strives for Different Approach to Community Unity

The End Division Unity Coalition is calling on city leaders to provide more opportunities for community members to voice their opinions and concerns. 

August 2nd, 4:59 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Councilors to Hold Closed-Door Meeting on Unite the Right Rally
Charlottesville City Councilors to Hold Closed-Door Meeting on Unite the Right Rally

Councilors are trying to figure out what they can do in response to a planned rally next weekend. They are are expected to go over legal and planning options for the Unite the Right rally.

August 1st, 3:19 PM EDT
Congregate Charlottesville Calling Plan for Interfaith Response to 'Unite the Right' Rally
Congregate Charlottesville Calling Plan for Interfaith Response to 'Unite the Right' Rally

Charlottesville clergy members are laying out their plans to counter a planned August rally at Emancipation Park.

July 31st, 3:40 PM EDT
Charlottesville Groups Send Out 'Call to Action' Against Upcoming Rally
Charlottesville Groups Send Out 'Call to Action' Against Upcoming Rally

A Charlottesville is reaching out to people across the country to stand together in response to the upcoming Unite the Right rally at Emancipation Park on August 12.

July 28th, 2:23 PM EDT
Post Encourages Charlottesville Hotels to Stand Against 'Unite the Right' Rally
Post Encourages Charlottesville Hotels to Stand Against 'Unite the Right' Rally

An anonymous contributor on an activist website aims to get people to contact hotels in the city and convince them to deny rooms to alt-right members ahead of the rally at Emancipation Park on August 12. 

July 27th, 4:07 PM EDT
Downtown Businesses Raise Concerns of Planned Emancipation Park Rally
Downtown Businesses Raise Concerns of Planned Emancipation Park Rally

Businesses are laying out their concerns over a planned rally. A letter with 43 signatures, representing around 30 businesses in Charlottesville, was sent out to officials and authorities Thursday.

July 27th, 11:33 AM EDT
ADL Lists Kessler, Other 'Unite The Right' Speakers as White Supremacists
ADL Lists Kessler, Other 'Unite The Right' Speakers as White Supremacists

Nearly every speaker expected to attend an August rally in Emancipation Park is a leader of the alt-right movement, according to a civil rights group.

July 25th, 12:45 PM EDT
Sources: 4,000 People May Fill Emancipation Park During August Rally
Sources: 4,000 People May Fill Emancipation Park During August Rally

Police sources say they are expecting thousands of people to crowd around Emancipation Park during a planned controversial rally next month.

July 21st, 3:25 PM EDT
CPD: Vandalism of Lee Statue Not Caught on Surveillance Camera
CPD: Vandalism of Lee Statue Not Caught on Surveillance Camera

Charlottesville police say the camera that was supposed to be on the Lee statue had been turned, and as a result, the they do not have video of the vandalism.

July 20th, 1:21 PM EDT
Charlottesville Man Applies for Permits to Counter Emancipation Park Rally Planned for August 12
Charlottesville Man Applies for Permits to Counter Emancipation Park Rally Planned for August 12

Applications have been submitted to Charlottesville for counter events in preparation for an August rally at Emancipation Park.

July 17th, 4:41 PM EDT
Charlottesville Religious Groups Rally for Peace at Lee Park
Charlottesville Religious Groups Rally for Peace at Lee Park

Religious groups came together Wednesday to counter a possible Confederate heritage rally in downtown Charlottesville.

May 31st, 10:54 AM EDT
Albemarle County Farm Owner Offers Insight on Race in Viral Facebook Post
Albemarle County Farm Owner Offers Insight on Race in Viral Facebook Post

A central Virginia farmer's post is going viral right now on social media. Chris Newman, owner of Sylvanaqua Farms in Albemarle County, posted a message about race relations.

May 18th, 5:59 PM EDT
Charlottesville Albemarle NAACP Speaks Out Against Protests in Lee Park
Charlottesville Albemarle NAACP Speaks Out Against Protests in Lee Park

Charlottesville Albemarle NAACP held a press conference Wednesday to speak out against last weekend’s protests in Lee Park.

May 17th, 12:25 PM EDT
Sons of Confederate Veterans Issues Statement on Lee Park Protest
Sons of Confederate Veterans Issues Statement on Lee Park Protest

The Virginia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans have taken to Facebook to condemn last weekend's torch lit protest against removing the Robert E. Lee statue from downtown Charlottesville.

May 16th, 12:36 PM EDT
Councilors Address Weekend Rallies, BRC Suggestions at Meeting
Councilors Address Weekend Rallies, BRC Suggestions at Meeting

Monday night, Charlottesville City Council started off its meeting addressing the events of this weekend, including the rallies on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and took up suggestions from the Blue Ribbon Commission.

May 15th, 10:42 PM EDT
Religious Leaders Call for 'Supportive Environment' After Lee Park Events
Religious Leaders Call for 'Supportive Environment' After Lee Park Events

The Charlottesville Clergy Collective drafted a statement in the wake of demonstrations at Lee Park over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

May 15th, 3:32 PM EDT
Group Holds 'Take Back Lee Park Rally' in Response to Torchlight Protest
Group Holds 'Take Back Lee Park Rally' in Response to Torchlight Protest

Hundreds of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville are denouncing a demonstration by a group they call "white supremacists" through a "Take Back Lee Park" rally.

May 14th, 10:52 PM EDT
Charlottesville Leaders Condemn Torchlight Demonstration at Lee Park
Charlottesville Leaders Condemn Torchlight Demonstration at Lee Park

Across the board, Charlottesville leaders are condemning Saturday night's torchlight demonstration in Lee Park by a group opposed to the removal of Confederate statues.

May 14th, 6:32 PM EDT
Lee Statue-Removal Protesters Clash with Supporters at Jackson Park
Lee Statue-Removal Protesters Clash with Supporters at Jackson Park

Tensions were high in Charlottesville’s Jackson Park Saturday afternoon as protesters against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue took on supporters.

May 13th, 6:24 PM EDT
Gubernatorial Candidate Holds Rally Outside Charlottesville City Hall
Gubernatorial Candidate Holds Rally Outside Charlottesville City Hall

Ahead of a city council meeting, Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart held a rally outside Charlottesville City Hall to denounce council for voting to remove Confederate statues.

February 21st, 9:50 PM EST
The Virginia Flaggers Seek Land for Confederate Flag Memorial
The Virginia Flaggers Seek Land for Confederate Flag Memorial

The Virginia Flaggers are seeking the help of a landowner in the Charlottesville area willing to help them set up a space to raise the Confederate battle flag.

April 5th, 4:42 PM EDT
Charlottesville Historical Monuments Under the Microscope
Charlottesville Historical Monuments Under the Microscope

NBC29 takes a look at the monuments surrounding Charlottesville and the controversy surrounding them. 

March 23rd, 4:19 PM EDT

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