2 Members of White Supremacist Group Plead Guilty to Federal Rioting Charges
2 Members of White Supremacist Group Plead Guilty to Federal Rioting Charges

Two white supremacists are entering guilty pleas to charges linked to the torch-lit march at the University of Virginia.

May 3rd, 11:47 AM EDT
Jason Kessler Drops Lawsuit Stemming from Unite the Right Rally
Jason Kessler Drops Lawsuit Stemming from Unite the Right Rally

The man who organized the Unite the Right rally in 2017 has now dropped his federal lawsuit against people in positions of power on that day.

Emmy Freedman
Neo-Nazi Organization Willing to Pay Plaintiffs in Federal Lawsuit
Neo-Nazi Organization Willing to Pay Plaintiffs in Federal Lawsuit

One of the defendants in a federal lawsuit stemming from the violent white supremacist events in August 2017 is willing to pay the plaintiffs.

John Early
Updates on Lawsuits Involving Unite the Right Rally Organizer Jason Kessler
Updates on Lawsuits Involving Unite the Right Rally Organizer Jason Kessler

Online conversations are now among the evidence allowed to be collected in a federal lawsuit stemming from the 2017 white supremacist events in Charlottesville.

Woman Who Tackled Unite the Right Rally Organizer Appeals Conviction
Woman Who Tackled Unite the Right Rally Organizer Appeals Conviction

Phoebe Stevens was given sentenced to 50 hours of community service for tackling Jason Kessler, but is appealing her conviction.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 9:49 AM EST
Conviction Stemming from Kessler Event Reduced to Lower Charge
Conviction Stemming from Kessler Event Reduced to Lower Charge

Phoebe Stevens, the woman who appeared to tackle Unite the Right Rally organizer Jason Kessler, has reached an agreement with the court.

Defendants Ordered to Turn Over Messages in Aug. 12th-Related Lawsuit
Defendants Ordered to Turn Over Messages in Aug. 12th-Related Lawsuit

A federal judge is ordering dozens of defendants to turn over electronic devices and messages for review in a civil rights lawsuit stemming from events connected to the Unite the Right rally.

Defendants Asking Federal Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Tied to Aug. 2017
Defendants Asking Federal Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Tied to Aug. 2017

A judge is considering arguments over a motion to dismiss the lawsuit between an eyewitness to the violence tied to the Unite the Right Rally and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Tuesday, November 13th 2018, 9:25 AM EST
Jason Kessler Files Lawsuit Against Charlottesville, Various Policing Entities
Jason Kessler Files Lawsuit Against Charlottesville, Various Policing Entities

Jason Kessler, the man behind the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, has filed another federal lawsuit against people in positions of power that day.

UVA Issues 10 Trespass Warnings to Individuals Involved in Aug. 2017 Violence
UVA Issues 10 Trespass Warnings to Individuals Involved in Aug. 2017 Violence

The University of Virginia issued trespass warnings to 10 people for their actions during a violent demonstration at UVA on Aug. 11, 2017.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 4 from California for Conspiracy to Violate Riots Statute
Federal Grand Jury Indicts 4 from California for Conspiracy to Violate Riots Statute

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging four California men with conspiring to violate the federal riots statue.

DOJ Assigning New Prosecutor for Federal Case Against James Fields Jr.
DOJ Assigning New Prosecutor for Federal Case Against James Fields Jr.

The United States is filing a new motion in its federal case against James Alex Fields Junior.

Judge Takes Up Matters for 2 Men Connected to DeAndre Harris Attack
Judge Takes Up Matters for 2 Men Connected to DeAndre Harris Attack

A judge in Charlottesville Circuit Court took up matters Wednesday involving two men tied to a violent attack inside the Market Street Parking Garage last summer.

Maryland Man Guilty of Firing Pistol Near Charlottesville School May Appeal
Maryland Man Guilty of Firing Pistol Near Charlottesville School May Appeal

Richard Wilson Preston, a Maryland man who was caught on video firing a gun in downtown Charlottesville last summer, may appeal his conviction.

Update: Jury Rejects Man's Appeal, Finds Him Guilty of Assault and Battery
Update: Jury Rejects Man's Appeal, Finds Him Guilty of Assault and Battery

A Charlottesville jury is agreeing with a judge's previous ruling, finding a man who punched the organizer of the Unite the Right rally last year guilty of assault and battery.

Preston Sentenced to 4 Years for Firing Gun at Unite the Right Rally
Preston Sentenced to 4 Years for Firing Gun at Unite the Right Rally

Richard Wilson Preston, the man who fired a pistol during the Unite the Right rally in downtown Charlottesville last year, will spend four years behind bars.

Judge Allows Plaintiffs to Obtain Communications Leading Up to Aug. 12
Judge Allows Plaintiffs to Obtain Communications Leading Up to Aug. 12

A federal judge has upheld a subpoena that will, in part, allow prosecutors to gather information about communications leading up to the events of last August 11 and 12.

Cantwell Enters Plea Deal on Charges of Assault and Battery
Cantwell Enters Plea Deal on Charges of Assault and Battery

Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire man charged in connection to white nationalist march at UVA last year, is entering a plea deal with the commonwealth.

Prosecutors Seeking to Have Bond Revoked or Modified for Chris Cantwell
Prosecutors Seeking to Have Bond Revoked or Modified for Chris Cantwell

Prosecutors are asking for white nationalist Christopher Cantwell's bond to be changed or revoked.

Kessler Settles Lawsuit Over Militia Groups at Unite The Right Rally
Kessler Settles Lawsuit Over Militia Groups at Unite The Right Rally

Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler has settled a lawsuit brought by Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection on behalf of the city and others.

Assault Charge Reversed in Rally-Related Case
Assault Charge Reversed in Rally-Related Case

Joseph Draego had his assault and battery charge reversed by a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge on Monday stemming from a rally in February of 2016.

James Alex Fields Jr. Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Federal Charges
James Alex Fields Jr. Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Federal Charges

James Alex Fields Jr. , the Ohio man charged in connection to a deadly car incident in downtown Charlottesville, is pleading not guilty to dozens of federal charges.

Defendant Worried Kessler Court Victory Sets Alarming Precedent
Defendant Worried Kessler Court Victory Sets Alarming Precedent

Jason Kessler won a civil suit in court on Friday, but the money isn't what the defendant is worried about.

Friday, June 29th 2018, 1:54 PM EDT
James Fields Jr. Could Face Death Penalty from Charges Related to Aug. 12 Rally
James Fields Jr. Could Face Death Penalty from Charges Related to Aug. 12 Rally

The Ohio man accused of plowing into a crowd following Jason Eric Kessler’s Unite the Right rally now faces dozens of federal charges.

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 12:25 PM EDT
Judge Aims to Get 2 August 11th Federal Lawsuits to Settle
Judge Aims to Get 2 August 11th Federal Lawsuits to Settle

A settlement conference has been ordered in the dueling federal lawsuits filed between Unite the Right rally participant Christopher Cantwell and two counterprotesters.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 1:50 PM EDT
Judge Considering Motions in Lawsuit Against Groups Connect to Aug. 12
Judge Considering Motions in Lawsuit Against Groups Connect to Aug. 12

Defense attorneys want a judge to dismiss their clients from a lawsuit that could prevent militia-styled groups from demonstrating in Charlottesville.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 1:48 PM EDT by John Early
Attorneys File Preliminary Injunction to Not Let Militia Groups into Charlottesville
Attorneys File Preliminary Injunction to Not Let Militia Groups into Charlottesville

Attorneys in an ongoing lawsuit against Jason Kessler and a slew of militia groups are taking some new preemptive measures.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 10:11 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Federal Court Hears Motions in Lawsuit Connected to Unite the Right Rally
Federal Court Hears Motions in Lawsuit Connected to Unite the Right Rally

A federal judge is weighing arguments to decide whether or not to toss out a case against Jason Kessler and 24 other defendants.

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 9:41 AM EDT by John Early
3 Militia Groups Connected to Unite the Right Rally Settle Lawsuits
3 Militia Groups Connected to Unite the Right Rally Settle Lawsuits

Three militia groups who participated in the Unite the Right rally have resolved the claims against them in a lawsuit filed Charlottesville, local businesses, and neighborhood associations.

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 11:45 AM EDT by John Early
Charlottesville Judge Delays Sentencing Richard Preston
Charlottesville Judge Delays Sentencing Richard Preston

A Charlottesville judge will wait until August to sentence the man who fired a pistol near Emancipation Park last summer.

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 9:50 AM EDT
Maryland Man Found Guilty of Firing Gun During August 12th Rally
Maryland Man Found Guilty of Firing Gun During August 12th Rally

A Charlottesville judge has found a man guilty in a case tied to violence during the Unite the Right rally last summer.

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 10:29 AM EDT
Goodwin Found Guilty of Malicious Wounding Charge Stemming from August 12 Rally
Goodwin Found Guilty of Malicious Wounding Charge Stemming from August 12 Rally

A Charlottesville jury has found Jacob Goodwin guilty of malicious wounding in the August 12 beating of DeAndre Harris.

UVA Issues No Trespass Warning for Jason Kessler
UVA Issues No Trespass Warning for Jason Kessler

The University of Virginia is issuing a no-trespass warning to Jason Kessler, the man who organized the Unite the Right rally and a torch-lit rally by white nationalist on UVA.

Friday, April 27th 2018, 9:59 AM EDT
Jason Kessler Requests More Time to Respond to Civil Case, Documents to be Sealed
Jason Kessler Requests More Time to Respond to Civil Case, Documents to be Sealed

Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler is asking for more time in a civil suit filed against him. Kessler previously accused James Taylor of assaulting him, but a judge found Kessler at fault.

Tuesday, April 24th 2018, 1:46 PM EDT
Jason Kessler Faces Lawsuit, Plaintiff Claims Reputation Tarnished
Jason Kessler Faces Lawsuit, Plaintiff Claims Reputation Tarnished

Jason Kessler is now facing a civil lawsuit stemming from the same alleged assault in which prosecutors say he perjured himself.

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 5:50 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Albemarle County Prosecutor Challenging Dismissal of Case Against Kessler
Albemarle County Prosecutor Challenging Dismissal of Case Against Kessler

Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci is challenging a judge's decision to throw the perjury case out against Jason Eric Kessler.

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 3:20 PM EDT by John Early
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.

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 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. 

Wednesday, March 28th 2018, 4:06 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Militia Group Agrees Never to Return to Charlottesville Under Conditions
Militia Group Agrees Never to Return to Charlottesville Under Conditions

A group defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white supremacist organization has agreed to never return to Charlottesville, but with certain stipulations. 

Tuesday, March 27th 2018, 2:47 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
No Chance for Appeal for Perjury Charge Against Kessler
No Chance for Appeal for Perjury Charge Against Kessler

A Charlottesville attorney says the Albemarle County perjury case against Jason Kessler has no chance of moving forward.

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 5:04 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Update: Perjury Charge Dropped Against Jason Kessler
Update: Perjury Charge Dropped Against Jason Kessler

A jury is being selected in the perjury case for Jason Kessler. The charge stems from Kessler's assault on a person on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall last year.

Tuesday, March 20th 2018, 9:31 AM EDT
Details Ironed Out for First Federal Lawsuit Stemming from August 12 Events
Details Ironed Out for First Federal Lawsuit Stemming from August 12 Events

The smaller details about the first federal lawsuit filed over the violent Unite the Right rally are getting hashed out in court on Friday, March 16.

Friday, March 16th 2018, 5:04 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
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. 

Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 4:52 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Attack Witness Sues Alex Jones, Others
Charlottesville Attack Witness Sues Alex Jones, Others

A former State Department official who became the target of harassment after posting a video showing the car attack during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is suing right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and others.

Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 11:42 AM EDT
Charges Upheld in Aug. 12 Protester Case, Platania Defends Prosecution
Charges Upheld in Aug. 12 Protester Case, Platania Defends Prosecution

Charges are being held up against a man accused of malicious wounding from August 12. 

Thursday, March 8th 2018, 4:25 PM EST by Jennifer Walker
Jason Kessler Files Lawsuit Against Charlottesville
Jason Kessler Files Lawsuit Against Charlottesville

Jason Kessler is vowing to hold another Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park on the anniversary of last summer’s deadly violence.

Wednesday, March 7th 2018, 10:17 AM EST
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 of acting improperly by hiring Tim Heaphy to review the events of Aug. 12.

Thursday, February 22nd 2018, 3:34 PM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Victims Ask Court to Hold Nazis & White Supremacists Responsible
Charlottesville Victims Ask Court to Hold Nazis & White Supremacists Responsible

Plaintiffs in a civil right case against organizers of the Unite the Right rally are requesting that the defendants be held accountable for their part in the violence. 

Tuesday, February 20th 2018, 7:40 PM EST by Jennifer Walker
Activists File Counter Lawsuit Against Christopher Cantwell
Activists File Counter Lawsuit Against Christopher Cantwell

The two defendants in a lawsuit by Unite the Right participant Christopher Cantwell are now fighting back with their own countersuit.

Tuesday, February 13th 2018, 4:25 PM EST
Florida Man Charged in Connection to August 12th Beating Extradited
Florida Man Charged in Connection to August 12th Beating Extradited

Charlottesville police say Tyler Davis was extradited from Florida to Virginia. He is charged in connection with the beating of DeAndre Harris inside the Market St. Parking Garage.

Saturday, February 10th 2018, 3:51 PM EST by John Early
Judge Hands Out Rulings Stemming from Kessler's Chaotic Press Conference
Judge Hands Out Rulings Stemming from Kessler's Chaotic Press Conference

A Charlottesville court took up four cases stemming from the chaotic press conference held by Jason Kessler. Two were found guilty, one entered an Alford Plea, last case was continued.

Friday, February 2nd 2018, 9:18 AM EST by John Early
Cantwell in Court for Motions Hearing
Cantwell in Court for Motions Hearing

Unite the Right supporter Christopher Cantwell was in court Wednesday for a motions hearing. The judge took a motion for change of venue under advisement, denied a motion for a new prosecutor, but did give Cantwell freedom to move within city limits.

Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 4:38 PM EST
Albemarle County Judge Considers Change of Venue for Jason Kessler
Albemarle County Judge Considers Change of Venue for Jason Kessler

Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler will have to wait on a judge's decision to see if his perjury case will be taken up in a different courthouse.

Tuesday, January 30th 2018, 9:21 AM EST
Charlottesville Man Accused of Malicious Wounding During Aug. 12, 2017
Charlottesville Man Accused of Malicious Wounding During Aug. 12, 2017

Police have charged Donald Blakney with malicious wounding. The charge is in relation to a reported aggravated assault that occurred on August 12, 2017.

Monday, January 22nd 2018, 3:08 PM EST by John Early
Protester Enters Guilty Plea In Connection to Justice Park KKK Rally
Protester Enters Guilty Plea In Connection to Justice Park KKK Rally

Jordan Romeo, a protester arrested following a rally in Charlottesville by a KKK group, is pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Friday, January 19th 2018, 2:45 PM EST by John Early
Court Motions Delayed in Perjury Case Against Jason Kessler
Court Motions Delayed in Perjury Case Against Jason Kessler

The perjury case against Jason Kessler, the man behind the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, is being delayed due to a scheduling conflict.

Friday, January 19th 2018, 11:47 AM EST
Update: Judge Set $50K Bond for Preston, Denies Bond for Goodwin
Update: Judge Set $50K Bond for Preston, Denies Bond for Goodwin

A judge is setting bond for one defendant, but denying it for another, in two separate cases connected to the Unite the Right rally.

Thursday, January 4th 2018, 11:05 AM EST by John Early
Cantwell Claims Counterprotesters Attempting to Frame Him
Cantwell Claims Counterprotesters Attempting to Frame Him

One of the participants a torch-lit march around the University of Virginia is suing two counterprotesters for some serious cash.

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, 4:10 PM EST
Trial Date Set for Man Accused in Death of Heather Heyer
Trial Date Set for Man Accused in Death of Heather Heyer

A three-week jury trial for James Alex Fields Jr. is scheduled to begin in November. He is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Heather Heyer.

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018, 2:33 PM EST by John Early
Kessler Requesting Case to be Moved Out of Albemarle Circuit Court
Kessler Requesting Case to be Moved Out of Albemarle Circuit Court

Jason Kessler, the organizer of a controversial rally in downtown Charlottesville, is asking for case to be heard in a different court. He is facing a felony charge of perjury.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017, 8:53 AM EST
Grand Jury Indicts 4 Men on Charges Connected to Aug. 12 Violence
Grand Jury Indicts 4 Men on Charges Connected to Aug. 12 Violence

A Charlottesville grand jury has indicted several men that were arrested following the Unite the Right rally.

Thursday, December 14th 2017, 10:27 AM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Group Protests Subpoenas from Federal Grand Juries
Charlottesville Group Protests Subpoenas from Federal Grand Juries

Some people who say they have been subpoenaed to testify in front of a grand jury about what happened to them on August 12 are concerned that testimony could lead to charges against them.

Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Prosecution Files Motion to Downgrade Charge Against DeAndre Harris
Prosecution Files Motion to Downgrade Charge Against DeAndre Harris

The man who faces a felony charge following a violent scuffle in the Market Street Parking Garage may now be going up against a smaller penalty. 

Monday, December 11th 2017, 3:52 PM EST by John Early
Christopher Cantwell Released on Bond
Christopher Cantwell Released on Bond

A New Hampshire man charged in connection to the Tiki torch-lit rally is no longer behind bars. Christopher C. Cantwell is out on a $25,000 bond with home-electric monitoring.

Friday, December 8th 2017, 10:36 AM EST by John Early
Judge Grants Bond for 'Crying Nazi' Cantwell
Judge Grants Bond for 'Crying Nazi' Cantwell

The New Hampshire man dubbed the “Crying Nazi” is yet again demanding bond from a Virginia judge. Christopher Cantwell appeared in Albemarle Circuit Court Monday.

Monday, December 4th 2017, 3:55 PM EST
Man Charged in Connection to KKK Rally Appears in Court
Man Charged in Connection to KKK Rally Appears in Court

One of the last cases to be looked at from the July 8 Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville's Justice Park was nolle prossed in court on Friday, December 1. 

Friday, December 1st 2017, 4:00 PM EST by Emmy Freedman
Authorities Extradite Arkansas Man to Face Assault Charge in Charlottesville
Authorities Extradite Arkansas Man to Face Assault Charge in Charlottesville

Jacob Goodwin, one of the men charged an apparent attack following the Unite the Right rally, is now sitting in the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Friday, November 17th 2017, 11:51 AM EST by John Early
4 People Accused of Assaulting Jason Kessler Appear in Court
4 People Accused of Assaulting Jason Kessler Appear in Court

Four people accused of assaulting the organizer of the Unite the Right rally during a news conference will have to wait until 2018 to have their cases heard. 

Friday, November 17th 2017, 11:49 AM EST by Emmy Freedman
Corey Long Adds Another Lawyer in Assault Case from August 12
Corey Long Adds Another Lawyer in Assault Case from August 12

Corey Alexander Long, a man charged in connection to the violence from August's Unite the Right rally, went back before a Charlottesville judge Monday morning.

Monday, November 13th 2017, 8:59 AM EST by John Early
Single Charge Against Cantwell from Torch-Lit Rally Moving Forward
Single Charge Against Cantwell from Torch-Lit Rally Moving Forward

An Albemarle County judge is allowing one of three charges against Christopher Cantwell to go forward to a grand jury.

Thursday, November 9th 2017, 9:11 AM EST by John Early
Charlottesville Judge Again Denies Bond for Ohio Man Charged with Assault
Charlottesville Judge Again Denies Bond for Ohio Man Charged with Assault

A judge has again denied bond for one of the men charged in connection to violence following the Unite the Right rally.

Monday, November 6th 2017, 9:42 AM EST by John Early
2 Men Enter Guilty Pleas in Connection to Unite the Right Rally Violence
2 Men Enter Guilty Pleas in Connection to Unite the Right Rally Violence

Jacob Smith and Dennis  Mothersbaugh are pleading guilty to assault and battery. Their arrests are connected to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

Friday, November 3rd 2017, 10:36 AM EDT by John Early
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.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 9:52 AM EDT by John Early
Judge Dismisses 9 Cases Connected to KKK Group's Justice Park Rally
Judge Dismisses 9 Cases Connected to KKK Group's Justice Park Rally

A Charlottesville judge is letting nine people go free after they were charged in connection to protests in Justice Park back in July.

Monday, October 30th 2017, 10:56 AM EDT by John Early
Charlottesville KKK Rally Counterprotesters Due Back in Court in December
Charlottesville KKK Rally Counterprotesters Due Back in Court in December

Three counterprotesters from the KKK rally that took place in Charlottesville on July 8 will have to wait until December to have their court cases heard. 

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 3:07 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Judge Sets Next Date in Harassment Case Against Jason Kessler
Judge Sets Next Date in Harassment Case Against Jason Kessler

Jason Kessler, the organizer of a controversial and violent rally in Charlottesville, went before a judge for an unrelated charge Thursday morning.

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 10:07 AM EDT by John Early
Fenwick Delivers Judge Petition Calling for Investigation into Unite the Right Organizers
Fenwick Delivers Judge Petition Calling for Investigation into Unite the Right Organizers

A Charlottesville judge will review a city councilor's petition for a special grand jury to open a criminal investigation into the organizers of the Unite the Right rally.

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 5:41 PM EDT
City Councilor Calling for Special Grand Jury to Investigate August 12 Groups
City Councilor Calling for Special Grand Jury to Investigate August 12 Groups

Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick is calling for a special grand jury to investigate the events of August 12. 

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 5:09 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Charlottesville Judge Makes Rulings in 3 Cases Connected to Kessler
Charlottesville Judge Makes Rulings in 3 Cases Connected to Kessler

A Charlottesville judge handed down rulings in three cases connected to the man who organized the Unite the Right rally.

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 9:10 AM EDT by John Early
Update: Fitzhugh Found Not Guilty of Obstructing Free Passage
Update: Fitzhugh Found Not Guilty of Obstructing Free Passage

A Charlottesville judge has found Veronica Haunami Fitzhugh not guilty of obstructing free passage in connection to the the KKK rally at Justice Park..

Friday, October 20th 2017, 11:39 AM EDT by John Early
Jason Kessler Charged in Charlottesville for Harassment
Jason Kessler Charged in Charlottesville for Harassment

Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler is now charged with publishing an activist's address with intent to coerce, intimidate or harass. 

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 6:13 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Charlottesville Police Arrest Corey Long on Charges Related to Aug. 12 Events
Charlottesville Police Arrest Corey Long on Charges Related to Aug. 12 Events

Charlottesville police arrested Corey Alexander Long of Culpeper on Friday, October 13, on charges stemming from the Unite the Right rally held on August 12.

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 4:44 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
KKK Leader Denied Bail for Firing Weapon at Virginia Rally
KKK Leader Denied Bail for Firing Weapon at Virginia Rally

A Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader charged with firing a pistol during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been denied bail despite his claim that he acted in self-defense.

Friday, October 13th 2017, 12:43 PM EDT
3 Found Guilty on Charges Stemming from Unite the Right Rally
3 Found Guilty on Charges Stemming from Unite the Right Rally

A Charlottesville general district judge heard arguments about what played out at the Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park on August 12.

Friday, October 13th 2017, 11:43 AM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Judge Denies Bond for Three Men Facing Felony Charges from August 12
Charlottesville Judge Denies Bond for Three Men Facing Felony Charges from August 12

Three men facing felony charges associated with events of August 12 appeared in Charlottesville general district court on October 12.  

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 7:10 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
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. 

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 4:26 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Charlottesville Joins Suit Against Paramilitary Groups Connected to August 12
Charlottesville Joins Suit Against Paramilitary Groups Connected to August 12

Charlottesville is joining a suit to prevent unauthorized paramilitary groups from returning to the city.

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 9:22 AM EDT by John Early
Arrest Warrant Obtained for Deandre Harris
Arrest Warrant Obtained for Deandre Harris

A warrant has been issued for Deandre Harris, the man who was beaten in the Market Street Garage following the Unite the Right rally. 

Monday, October 9th 2017, 6:24 PM EDT
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. 

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 5:21 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
KKK Leader Awaits Hearing on Charlottesville Gun Charge
KKK Leader Awaits Hearing on Charlottesville Gun Charge

A Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader who authorities say fired a gun during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is in custody in Virginia awaiting a court appearance this week.

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 3:31 PM EDT
Charlottesville Unite the Right Rally Organizer Released on Bond After Perjury Charge Arrest
Charlottesville Unite the Right Rally Organizer Released on Bond After Perjury Charge Arrest

The main organizer of a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been released on bond after being arrested on a perjury charge stemming from an unrelated incident.

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 11:20 AM EDT
Albemarle County Grand Jury Indicts Jason Kessler on Perjury Charge
Albemarle County Grand Jury Indicts Jason Kessler on Perjury Charge

Jason Kessler, the man behind an attempt to have Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy removed from office, is now facing a felony perjury charge.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 2:56 PM EDT by John Early
Indiana Man Arrested on Assault Charges from August 12 Events
Indiana Man Arrested on Assault Charges from August 12 Events

Police have arrested an Indiana man charged with assault from August 12 events in Charlottesville.

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 4:57 PM EDT
Charlottesville Court Takes Up Cases in Connection to Jason Kessler
Charlottesville Court Takes Up Cases in Connection to Jason Kessler

Five criminal cases stemming from controversial events downtown last month took center stage in Charlottesville General District Court Friday morning.

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 11:47 AM EDT by John Early
Bond Denied for Man Charged in Connection to Violent Charlottesville Assault
Bond Denied for Man Charged in Connection to Violent Charlottesville Assault

An Ohio man accused of attacking someone on the same day as the Unite the Right rally is staying behind bars for now. A judge denied bond for Daniel P. Borden.

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 1:06 PM EDT by John Early
Additional Arrest Made in Relation to Jason Kessler Assault
Additional Arrest Made in Relation to Jason Kessler Assault

Charlottesville police have made another arrest stemming from the confrontational news conference held the day after the Unite the Right rally by organizer Jason Kessler.

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 11:26 AM EDT
Two Men Accused of Attacking Jason Kessler at Press Conference Arrested
Two Men Accused of Attacking Jason Kessler at Press Conference Arrested

According to a release from Charlottesville police, two men accused of assaulting Jason Kessler have turned themselves in. 

Monday, September 11th 2017, 1:01 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
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.

Friday, September 1st 2017, 10:37 AM EDT by John Early
Lawsuit to Argue Charlottesville, Police Failed to Protect Man During Rally
Lawsuit to Argue Charlottesville, Police Failed to Protect Man During Rally

Violence from events in Charlottesville on August 12 is prompting a lawsuit by Nexus Caridades Attorneys, Inc. against the city and law enforcement leaders.

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 3:29 PM EDT by John Early
Judge Denies Bond for Cantwell on Charges over Aug. 11 Rally
Judge Denies Bond for Cantwell on Charges over Aug. 11 Rally

A judge denied bond for white nationalist Christopher Charles Cantwell Thursday evening.

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 11:28 AM EDT
17 People Charged in Connection to 'Alt-Right' Rallies Appear in Charlottesville Court
17 People Charged in Connection to 'Alt-Right' Rallies Appear in Charlottesville Court

Over a dozen people charged in connection to rallies held by white supremacists and the "alt-right" went before a Charlottesville judge Thursday morning.

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 9:51 AM EDT by John Early
Market Street Garage Beating Suspect Arrested
Market Street Garage Beating Suspect Arrested

One of the men wanted in connection with the beating of Deandre Harris at the Market Street Parking Garage is now behind bars. 

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 11:33 AM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Deandre Harris Expected to File Lawsuit for Attack at Unite the Right Rally
Deandre Harris Expected to File Lawsuit for Attack at Unite the Right Rally

A man who was assaulted during the Unite the Right rally earlier in August is preparing to take legal action against those who attacked him. 

Monday, August 28th 2017, 4:30 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Man Arrested for Firing a Gun at Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville
Man Arrested for Firing a Gun at Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville

Charlottesville police have arrested a man for discharging his firearm as police dispersed crowds from Emancipation Park on August 12. 

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 10:38 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Suspect Wanted in Connection to Market Street Garage Beating
Suspect Wanted in Connection to Market Street Garage Beating

Charlottesville police are searching for a suspect in the beating of a man in the Market Street Garage following the Unite the Right rally.  

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 5:46 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
'Alt-Right' Leader Appears Before Albemarle County Judge
'Alt-Right' Leader Appears Before Albemarle County Judge

Christopher Cantwell went before a judge in Albemarle General District Court. He is charged with illegal use of tear gas and other gases, and malicious bodily injury with a caustic substance.

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 9:41 AM EDT by John Early
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

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 9:25 AM EDT
Man Accused in Fatal Charlottesville Collision in Court Monday; Next Court Appearance Set for Dec. 14
Man Accused in Fatal Charlottesville Collision in Court Monday; Next Court Appearance Set for Dec. 14

The man who authorities say drove his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally, killing a woman and injuring 19 others, has made a second court appearance.

Monday, August 21st 2017, 1:23 PM EDT
Commonwealth Attorney Declining to Prosecute Kessler for May Incident
Commonwealth Attorney Declining to Prosecute Kessler for May Incident

Jason Kessler is no longer facing a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a May confrontation in Emancipation Park.

Monday, August 21st 2017, 10:00 AM EDT
Police Charge James Fields Jr. with 5 Additional Felonies from Car Attack
Police Charge James Fields Jr. with 5 Additional Felonies from Car Attack

The man charged with second-degree murder stemming from a deadly car attack on 4th Street Saturday that killed Heather Heyer and injured over a dozen others is now facing more charges.

Friday, August 18th 2017, 5:37 PM EDT
Former Commonwealth's Attorney Appointed to Represent James Fields
Former Commonwealth's Attorney Appointed to Represent James Fields

Former Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford is now representing James Fields, the man accused of driving a car into protesters.

Wednesday, August 16th 2017, 12:55 PM EDT
Lawsuit Filed Against 30 People, Groups Connected to Unite the Right Rally
Lawsuit Filed Against 30 People, Groups Connected to Unite the Right Rally

Two people are filing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against those they believe are responsible for a deadly car attack by the Downtown Mall.

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 2:47 PM EDT by John Early
Ohio Man Held Without Bond in Connection to Fatal 4th St. Crash
Ohio Man Held Without Bond in Connection to Fatal 4th St. Crash

The Ohio man charged in connection with a deadly car attack on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall made his first court appearance Monday.

Monday, August 14th 2017, 9:00 AM EDT
Special Prosecutor to Take Up 3 Charlottesville Court Cases
Special Prosecutor to Take Up 3 Charlottesville Court Cases

The cases against three people charged in connection to confrontations involving white activists in Charlottesville were taken up in court Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 11:44 AM EDT by John Early
SURJ Seeks to Prevent Planned Emancipation Park Rally
SURJ Seeks to Prevent Planned Emancipation Park Rally

Showing Up For Racial Justice sent an email to City Council, urging Charlottesville to revoke the permit for the “Unite the Right” rally scheduled for August 12.

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 5:02 PM EDT
4 Facing Felony Charge Following KKK Group's Justice Park Rally
4 Facing Felony Charge Following KKK Group's Justice Park Rally

Four people are facing felony charges after counterprotesting a weekend rally by members and supporters of the Loyal White Knights of Ku Klux Klan.

Monday, July 10th 2017, 11:36 AM EDT
Charlottesville Court Sets Dates for Fogel and Fitzhugh
Charlottesville Court Sets Dates for Fogel and Fitzhugh

Court dates are set for Jeffrey Fogel and Veronica Fitzhugh. Both are charged in connection to confrontations on the Downtown Mall.

Monday, June 19th 2017, 10:03 AM EDT
Search On for Special Prosecutor in Tansey, Draego Cases
Search On for Special Prosecutor in Tansey, Draego Cases

The search is on for a special prosecutor in criminal cases for Sara Tansey and Joe Draego after the original special prosecutor had to recuse himself. 

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 3:53 PM EDT
Updated: Charlottesville Man Charged with Assault
Updated: Charlottesville Man Charged with Assault

A man running to be Charlottesville's next commonwealth's attorney is in trouble with the law after an altercation on the Downtown Mall. Police arrested Jeffrey Fogel Friday, June 2.

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 1:29 PM EDT
Kessler, McNeish Appear in Charlottesville General District Court
Kessler, McNeish Appear in Charlottesville General District Court

Two men involved in an incident during a protest in Lee Park now have trial dates. Jason Kessler and Jordan McNeish appeared in Charlottesville General District Court Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 10:18 AM EDT
Three Arrested, Facing Charges at Take Back Lee Park Rally
Three Arrested, Facing Charges at Take Back Lee Park Rally

Jason Kessler, Jordan McNiesh, and Charles Best were all arrested and face charges for causing chaos at a rally Sunday night in Lee Park.

Monday, May 15th 2017, 11:30 AM EDT
Special Prosecutor Appointed in Charlottesville Assault Cases
Special Prosecutor Appointed in Charlottesville Assault Cases

A Charlottesville judge is assigning a special prosecutor to handle two criminal cases stemming from a rally in Lee Park.

Friday, May 5th 2017, 11:07 AM EDT
Special Prosecutor Expected to Handle Draego, Kessler Cases
Special Prosecutor Expected to Handle Draego, Kessler Cases

A special prosecutor is expected to handle cases dealing with the unlawful removal of Jason Kessler's phone and an alleged assault by Joseph Draego.

Monday, April 17th 2017, 4:55 PM EDT