Crozet Man Says LSU Bomb Threat was for a Bet
Crozet Man Says LSU Bomb Threat was for a Bet

A University of Alabama student allegedly called in a bomb threat against Louisiana State University's stadium during a football game because of a bet.

October 17th, 5:20 PM EDT
Group Calling on Charlottesville to Take Action on Vandalized Confederate Statues
Group Calling on Charlottesville to Take Action on Vandalized Confederate Statues

The organization tasked with preserving the Confederate statues is now calling foul again after vandals struck for a second time.

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 4:16 PM EDT by Henry Graff
Charlottesville's Confederate Statues Further Damaged by Vandalism
Charlottesville's Confederate Statues Further Damaged by Vandalism

Charlottesville's two statues of a Confederate generals have again been vandalized.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 9:51 AM EDT
Albemarle School Board Votes to Change Name of Cale Elementary
Albemarle School Board Votes to Change Name of Cale Elementary

The Albemarle County School Board has voted to change the name of Cale Elementary School.

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 9:14 PM EDT by Chris Markham & Annie Schroeder
Augusta Woman Avoids Jail Time in Puppy Killing Case
Augusta Woman Avoids Jail Time in Puppy Killing Case

An Augusta County woman who shot and killed six puppies and dumped their bodies will not spend any time behind bars.

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 5:01 PM EDT by Chris Markham
Protestors Demand Transparency from Riggleman
Protestors Demand Transparency from Riggleman

A group of protestors stopped by Congressman Denver Riggleman's office on Thursday to demand transparency and accountability.

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 4:52 PM EDT by Chris Markham & Daniel Grimes
Charlottesville Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Connected to Veteran's Aug. 2018 Arrest
Charlottesville Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Connected to Veteran's Aug. 2018 Arrest

Charlottesville has agreed to a settlement over the arrest of John Miska on the first anniversary of the events of August 2017.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 1:42 PM EDT by Henry Graff
Albemarle Homeowners in Trouble After Builder Abruptly Closes
Albemarle Homeowners in Trouble After Builder Abruptly Closes

Some homeowners in Albemarle County are out thousands of dollars and find themselves in legal trouble after a home builder abruptly closed its doors.

Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 6:14 PM EDT by Chris Markham & CJ Paschall
Update: Police Release Statement After Charlottesville Statue Vandalized
Update: Police Release Statement After Charlottesville Statue Vandalized

The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville's Market Street Park has been vandalized again.

Sunday, September 15th 2019, 10:11 PM EDT by Carly Kempler
CPD Offers Update on Sycamore Street Investigation
CPD Offers Update on Sycamore Street Investigation

The Charlottesville Police Department is releasing new details in connection with an incident in the area of Locust Avenue and Sycamore Street earlier in the week.

Friday, September 13th 2019, 1:17 PM EDT by John Early
Judge Questions UVA Lawyers in Lawsuit Filed by Former Student
Judge Questions UVA Lawyers in Lawsuit Filed by Former Student

A federal court judge in Charlottesville says he'll rule quickly on whether the University of Virginia must award a degree to an otherwise graduated student suspected of sexual misconduct.

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 4:45 PM EDT by Chris Markham
Op-ed Questions if UVA Library Should be Renamed
Op-ed Questions if UVA Library Should be Renamed

A UVA student is pushing for more equity, through a name change of Alderman Library, which is named after the first president of the university, who believed in eugenics.

Sunday, August 4th 2019, 6:17 PM EDT by Lottye Lockhart
Report: Nearly 1/4 of Charlottesville Population Lives in Poverty
Report: Nearly 1/4 of Charlottesville Population Lives in Poverty

Nearly one in four people in Charlottesville live in poverty - that's almost double the national average in 2017, according to Data USA which pulls the most recent census and other federal data.

Wednesday, July 31st 2019, 5:40 PM EDT by Caroline Coleburn
Virginia School's Transgender Bathroom Ban is Back in Court
Virginia School's Transgender Bathroom Ban is Back in Court

Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to challenge his former high school's bathroom policy.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019, 10:05 AM EDT
ACLU-VA Asks Judge to Dismiss Defamation Lawsuit Tied to Confederate Statues
ACLU-VA Asks Judge to Dismiss Defamation Lawsuit Tied to Confederate Statues

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against a UVA professor filed by one the plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit over Confederate statues in Charlottesville.

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 3:30 PM EDT by John Early
Virginia Lawmakers Spar on Reported Trump Visit to Jamestown
Virginia Lawmakers Spar on Reported Trump Visit to Jamestown

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown.

Saturday, July 20th 2019, 8:05 PM EDT
People Get Sneak Peek of Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA
People Get Sneak Peek of Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA

UVA officials and community members got a sneak peak of a memorial to enslaved laborers on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 5:36 PM EDT by Chris Markham
Virginia Public School System Lifts Teacher Drug Tests
Virginia Public School System Lifts Teacher Drug Tests

A public school system in Richmond, Virginia, says starting next school year, they'll no longer require educators to take a drug test before being allowed to teach.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 11:09 AM EDT
Former Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas Now No Longer on City Payroll
Former Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas Now No Longer on City Payroll

As part of a contract settling an employment dispute, Thomas was receiving his yearly salary of more than $134,000 while no longer employed by the city.

Monday, July 15th 2019, 10:39 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Albemarle School to Consider Shift Off Standard Grading Scale
Albemarle School to Consider Shift Off Standard Grading Scale

Albemarle County schools could soon stray away from letter and number grades.

Monday, July 15th 2019, 4:40 PM EDT by Chris Markham
Charlottesville Judge Sentences Fields to More than 400 Years in Deadly Car Attack
Charlottesville Judge Sentences Fields to More than 400 Years in Deadly Car Attack

A Charlottesville judge has upheld the jury's recommended sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for James A. Fields, Jr. on state convictions from Aug. 12, 2017 car attack.

Monday, July 15th 2019, 8:30 AM EDT by John Early & Henry Graff
Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy to Take on New Role at VSU
Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy to Take on New Role at VSU

Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy is taking on a new role.

Friday, July 12th 2019, 8:53 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Senators Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill to Halt 'Cruel Treatment' of Children at the Border
Senators Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill to Halt 'Cruel Treatment' of Children at the Border

U.S. Sens. Warner and Kaine joined Sens. Merkley and Schumer in introducing legislation to put an end to the Trump Administration’s treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Friday, July 12th 2019, 10:52 AM EDT by John Early
General Assembly's Gun Control Session Ends Without Decision, Sen. Kaine Weighs-In
General Assembly's Gun Control Session Ends Without Decision, Sen. Kaine Weighs-In

Senator Tim Kaine is frustrated by the inaction from the General Assembly on gun control measures.

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 5:01 PM EDT by Moriah Davis
Charlottesville-Area Gun Sellers Diligently Working to Prevent Illegal Sales
Charlottesville-Area Gun Sellers Diligently Working to Prevent Illegal Sales

The number of people arrested trying to illegally buy a firearm in Virginia has gone up over the past two years.

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 9:12 AM EDT by John Early & Caroline Coleburn
Guatemalan Woman Living in Charlottesville Speaks Out after ICE Threatens Fines
Guatemalan Woman Living in Charlottesville Speaks Out after ICE Threatens Fines

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, a Guatemalan woman, and attorneys are preparing to fight Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

Wednesday, July 10th 2019, 6:04 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Judge Rules City Councilors Immune from Confederate Statue Lawsuit
Charlottesville Judge Rules City Councilors Immune from Confederate Statue Lawsuit

The Charlottesville city councilors who had voted to remove a pair of Confederate statues from two downtown parks are now individually immune from an ongoing lawsuit over the future of those statues.

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 5:51 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
People Discuss Importance of Obamacare at Demonstration in Charlottesville
People Discuss Importance of Obamacare at Demonstration in Charlottesville

A nonprofit in Charlottesville is fighting to keep Obamacare and wants to raise awareness about the issue.

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 4:30 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Special Session to Debate Gun Laws Adjourned, Pushed to November
Special Session to Debate Gun Laws Adjourned, Pushed to November

Virginia lawmakers held a special session in Richmond Tuesday to debate and vote on new gun laws, but within two hours Republicans moved to adjourn, pushing things off until November.

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 11:16 AM EDT by Henry Graff
Guatemalan Woman Living in Virginia Church Faces $214K Fine
Guatemalan Woman Living in Virginia Church Faces $214K Fine

Federal officials are threatening to issue a $214,000 fine against a Guatemalan woman who has been living in a Charlottesville, Virginia, church for nearly a year.

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 10:53 AM EDT
Annual Naturalization Ceremony Held at Monticello
Annual Naturalization Ceremony Held at Monticello

Seventy-six men and women took the final step to become American citizens Thursday at Monticello. The new citizens got some words of wisdom from a gold star parent before taking their oath of allegiance.

Thursday, July 4th 2019, 11:56 AM EDT by Lottye Lockhart
Albemarle Supervisors Vote to Endorse Jefferson Area Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Albemarle Supervisors Vote to Endorse Jefferson Area Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Albemarle officials are working to make the county more bike and pedestrian friendly.

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019, 10:47 PM EDT by Annie Schroeder
Gov. Northam Unveils Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Ahead of July 9 Special Session
Gov. Northam Unveils Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Ahead of July 9 Special Session

Northam announced his legislative agenda for the July 9 special session of the General Assembly. The session is intended to address the gun violence emergency in Virginia.

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019, 2:00 PM EDT by John Early
Demonstrators in the Valley Protest Against Detention Facilities at the Border
Demonstrators in the Valley Protest Against Detention Facilities at the Border

Different advocacy groups spent hours outside the Augusta County courthouse urging state legislators to take action against conditions at detention facilities at the border.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019, 10:31 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday No Longer Paid Holiday in Charlottesville
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday No Longer Paid Holiday in Charlottesville

Councilors voted Monday, July 1, to remove April 13th from the city's schedule for paid holidays.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019, 8:48 AM EDT by John Early
Albemarle Co. Looking at Ways to Make Pantops Area Safer for Pedestrians
Albemarle Co. Looking at Ways to Make Pantops Area Safer for Pedestrians

Dozens of new developments are underway on Pantops Mountain in Albemarle County, and planners are working to make the area safer for pedestrians.

Monday, July 1st 2019, 5:46 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Charlottesville's Meals Tax Now 6%
Charlottesville's Meals Tax Now 6%

In April, Charlottesville raised the tax rate on dining out from 5% to 6%. That increase went into effect Monday, July 1.

Monday, July 1st 2019, 4:27 PM EDT by John Early
Police Civilian Review Board Finally Proposing Bylaws to Charlottesville
Police Civilian Review Board Finally Proposing Bylaws to Charlottesville

After a year of work, the board tasked with overseeing the Charlottesville Police Department has finally approved its bylaws.

Monday, July 1st 2019, 12:16 PM EDT by John Early & Annie Schroeder
CPD: Suspects Arrested Following Armed Robbery on 5th Street SW
CPD: Suspects Arrested Following Armed Robbery on 5th Street SW

Officers arrested Jack Joseph Bickers, 19, who is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Monday, July 1st 2019, 12:01 PM EDT by John Early & Henry Graff
C'Ville Vice Mayor Weighs-In on Whether or Not Jefferson's Birthday Should be Removed as Official Holiday
C'Ville Vice Mayor Weighs-In on Whether or Not Jefferson's Birthday Should be Removed as Official Holiday

Charlottesville's vice-mayor is weighing in on whether or not Thomas Jefferson's birthday should continue being celebrated, ahead of a vote on the controversial issue on Monday, July 1.

Sunday, June 30th 2019, 5:50 PM EDT by Lottye Lockhart
Man Convicted In Charlottesville Attack Asks for "Mercy"
Man Convicted In Charlottesville Attack Asks for "Mercy"

A man convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is asking a federal court for mercy and a punishment shorter than a life sentence.

Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 4:57 PM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Charlottesville's Platania Says "Queen of Virginia" Machines Are Illegal
Charlottesville's Platania Says "Queen of Virginia" Machines Are Illegal

Charlottesville's Commonwealth's Attorney Joe Platania announced on Friday that "Queen of Virginia" machines violate Virginia law.

Friday, June 7th 2019, 4:22 PM EDT by Chris Markham & Carly Kempler
Jesse Matthew Jr. Diagnosed with Cancer, Transferred from 'Supermax' Prison
Jesse Matthew Jr. Diagnosed with Cancer, Transferred from 'Supermax' Prison

The man responsible for murdering Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham has been transferred to another prison in Virginia.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 6:28 PM EDT by Annie Schroeder
North Carolina Man Holds All-Day Vigil at General Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville
North Carolina Man Holds All-Day Vigil at General Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville

A North Carolina man is in Charlottesville representing Union soldiers in an all-day vigil in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Market Street Park.

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 12:21 PM EDT by Lottye Lockhart
Tensions Flare at Council Meeting after Chief Brackney's Schedule Comes to Light
Tensions Flare at Council Meeting after Chief Brackney's Schedule Comes to Light

Charlottesville community and Police Civilian Review Board members are demanding answers and transparency from the city and police department.

Monday, May 6th 2019, 10:46 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Charlottesville Judge Rules Lee, Jackson Statues are War Memorials
Charlottesville Judge Rules Lee, Jackson Statues are War Memorials

A judge has ruled that the Confederate statues in downtown Charlottesville are officially protected under state law.

Monday, April 29th 2019, 4:06 PM EDT by John Early & Pete DeLuca
Biden Announces Presidential Bid in Video that Focuses on Events in Charlottesville
Biden Announces Presidential Bid in Video that Focuses on Events in Charlottesville

After months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced he is running for president.

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 6:52 AM EDT by John Early & Henry Graff
Discussion Looks at Ending Poverty in Charlottesville
Discussion Looks at Ending Poverty in Charlottesville

People in central Virginia are discussing ways they can put an end to poverty in Charlottesville.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 10:28 AM EDT by John Early & Caroline Coleburn
Charlottesville Names Dr. Tarron Richardson Next City Manager
Charlottesville Names Dr. Tarron Richardson Next City Manager

Charlottesville City Council has named Dr. Tarron Richardson as the next City Manager of Charlottesville, a position he will assume May 13.

Monday, April 8th 2019, 3:10 PM EDT by John Early
Virginia DMV Sued for Suspending Licenses of People With Unpaid Fees
Virginia DMV Sued for Suspending Licenses of People With Unpaid Fees

Attorneys involved in a battle over whether it's unconstitutional for Virginia to suspend somebody's driver's license if they don't pay court costs and fines went before a federal judge on Monday.

Monday, April 8th 2019, 9:58 AM EDT by Henry Graff
Gas Tax Hike, Truck Registration Fee Increase Approved for I-81 Improvements
Gas Tax Hike, Truck Registration Fee Increase Approved for I-81 Improvements

The Virginia House of Delegates has approved increases to truck registration fees and regional gas taxes to pay for improvements to Interstate 81.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 3:01 PM EDT
Va. Passes Amendment to Restore Thousands of Suspended Driver's Licenses
Va. Passes Amendment to Restore Thousands of Suspended Driver's Licenses

More than 600,000 Virginians whose driver's licenses are suspended are now eligible to get them back.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 11:07 AM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Gov. Northam Wants to End Driver's License Suspensions for Unpaid Fees
Gov. Northam Wants to End Driver's License Suspensions for Unpaid Fees

Gov. Northam has filed a budget amendment that would eliminate the suspension of driver's licenses for motorists with unpaid court fines and costs.

John Early & Carly Kempler
Albemarle County Student Sent Home for Refusing to Take Off Hat with Confederate Imagery
Albemarle County Student Sent Home for Refusing to Take Off Hat with Confederate Imagery

An Albemarle County student was sent home Tuesday after a Confederate imagery clothing ban went into effect for the entire school division.

John Early
Virginia Bill to Ban Hand-Held Phone Use While Driving Fails
Virginia Bill to Ban Hand-Held Phone Use While Driving Fails

A bid to tighten Virginia laws around using cellphones while driving will have to wait another year.

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 8:35 AM EST