UVA Biocomplexity Institute gives updates on current COVID-19 models

UVA Biocomplexity Institute says daily cases continue to rise and are pushing past the projections

Over 263,000 Virginians receive COVID-19 vaccine | 943k+ doses distributed statewide

  VDH: 429,391 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 5,706 deaths

Businesses, police by Virginia State Capitol prepare for potential weekend threats

‘Lace ‘em up tight’ -- #18 UVA ready to battle #12 Clemson in ACC showdown

  Court rules Charlottesville’s tax on freelance authors is unconstitutional

  University of Virginia prepares for in-person semester despite COVID surge

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Staunton customers may be eligible for utility relief

  Legal Aid Justice Center adds new Deputy Director for Advocacy

Bob Good’s district director, 5th District GOP Committee chairman in Capitol attendance

Plans for a Natural History museum in downtown Waynesboro have been paused

Navigating the VDH website for information on COVID-19

How you can help name The Virginia Zoo’s new baby giraffe

  Albemarle High School student develops award-winning mental health app

One Albemarle High School sophomore is stepping up to the plate after dealing with her own challenges and seeing others struggle with mental health during the pandemic.

  Augusta County SPCA receives over 30 dogs through Wings of Rescue program

The Augusta County SPCA was on hand at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Friday to receive over 30 dogs, mostly puppies, from the Wings of Rescue program.

Nelson County Public Schools extends remote learning

The Nelson County School Board voted unanimously to extend remote learning, citing coronavirus concerns. Schools are now set to see students February 15 instead of February 1.

Two Staunton nursing homes deal with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

King’s Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center and Envoy of Staunton, both of which are Consulate Health Care facilities, are dealing with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

About 2,400 Virginia National Guard members in DC leading up to inauguration

Henrico police seek information after resident receives racist letter in mail

BRHD expands COVID vaccinations to phase 1B recipients

More students applying to UVA than previous years

JBD Event Catering & Soul Food helping to feed those in need every Friday

  Samantha Clarke disappearance case reclassified as an abduction and homicide investigation

UVA Health helping Blue Ridge Health District with its COVID-19 vaccination efforts

UVA Health will be assisting the Blue Ridge Health District with its vaccination efforts to help speed up the COVID-19 shot process.

  Former 5th District candidate Dr. Cameron Webb named to White House COVID-19 Response Team

Dr. Cameron Webb has been tapped for a senior role in President-elect Biden’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All clear given following bomb-threat at Virginia Supreme Court Building

Police are on the scene of the Virginia Supreme Court Building due to a bomb threat. Residents should avoid the area.

VEC: Renewed CARES Act unemployment benefit programs delayed

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) says there has been a delay in implementing the unemployment benefit programs through the “Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020”.

Searchers for truck driver in Chesapeake Bay will use sonar

A dive team plans to use side-scan sonar to search for a Maryland man whose truck drove off the Chesapeake Bay Bride-Tunnel in Virginia on December 29, 2020.

Tracking extremist groups: ADL says it’s working with law enforcement to thwart threats in Richmond

The rush is on for law enforcement to round up those involved in the U.S. Capitol attack, and find others who want to do even more harm.

UVA doctors working toward a therapy for patients with a form of heart failure

Heart failure affects roughly 5.7 million Americans and that’s why doctors at the University of Virginia are working on a therapy to improve the quality of life for their patients suffering from this disease.

  Staunton Council appoints new city attorney, but remains divided on other issues

Staunton City Council welcomed a new city attorney who hails from Charlottesville, but first, councilors addressed the future of their meetings, as they continue to struggle with communication, despite some expressing a desire to work together.

VDH releases new guidance on reopening PreK-12 schools

The Virginia Department of Health has released new guidance for divisions to follow when reopening PreK-12 schools.

Vaccine In Virginia: Dr. Danny Avula discusses COVID-19 vaccine rollout

As the rollout of vaccines in Virginia continues, so many of you have questions.

  Albemarle County schools reverse course on athletics, discuss shifting school plans

As Albemarle County Public Schools prepare for a return to fully-virtual learning, there are concerns from both teachers and students.

Piedmont Health District to begin Phase 1b vaccinations Tuesday

Starting on Tuesday, the Piedmont Health District will begin vaccinating residents in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan.

Casey Morsell shines in return from quarantine

Despite limited ability to practice while in quarantine, sophomore Casey Morsell scored a season-high 15 points, and made a career-best three 3-pointers in UVA's 80-68 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday night.

Commonwealth’s Attorneys show support for bill removing death penalty in Virginia

Wednesday, a bill was introduced in the Virginia General Assembly to abolish the death penalty in the Commonwealth, and this morning, several Commonwealth’s Attorneys met to show their support.

Appeals court overturns dismissal of Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center lawsuit

Nearly a year and a half after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center Commission, an appeals court is ordering the judge to go back and look at the case through a different lens.

IRS warns of COVID-19 scams related to stimulus payments

The IRS is warning taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the second round of Economic Impact Payments are being distributed.

DOJ announces new webpage for U.S. Capitol riot related charges

The Department of Justice announced a new webpage for all of the Capitol-related charges after last week’s riot at the nation’s Capitol.

Rocky Mount officials release statement on police officers charged with federal offenses

Officials with the town of Rocky Mount, Virginia are looking to clarify information about the investigation into two police officers charged with federal offenses stemming from the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Del. Rob Bell discusses his seven bills for the 2021 General Assembly session

Delegate Rob Bell is focusing on some key changes for mental and behavioral health and ID laws for Virginians with special needs in his seven bills before the General Assembly.

VDH says additional Walgreens locations to offer antigen testing

The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday additional Walgreens locations will provide Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing at no cost for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Virginia Democrats seek to censure Sen. Amanda Chase

Chesterfield state Senator Amanda Chase is facing a possible censure in the Senate following her involvement in last week’s rally-turned-insurrection at the United States Capitol.

Richmond mayor urges people to avoid downtown on Lobby Day

Protective measures began going up around the Virginia State Capitol complex Thursday, Jan. 14.

  Education nonprofit gives UVA a “B” in transparency and accuracy report

Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust gave UVA a B in terms of its governing board's transparency and accessibility to the public.

MRRJ: 2 additional inmates test positive for COVID-19

Middle River Regional Jail reports two additional inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus since its last COVID-19 facility-wide testing on Jan. 13.

  Albemarle Co. hiring firefighters/EMT

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is accepting applications for firefighter/EMTs.

  Crews see increase of trucks getting stuck on sharp turns on Rt. 664 in Nelson Co.

A road in Nelson and Augusta counties is giving large trucks trouble as they are traveling over the Blue Ridge Mountains at Reids Gap.

Central Virginia man charged for having ‘KILL BIDEN’ sign

The investigation is ongoing, and the FBI and Secret Service are involved.

Gov. Northam provides update on COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam provided an update on getting Virginians vaccinated for the coronavirus during a press briefing Thursday, January 14.

National Guard: “We are not logistically able to accept donations of any kind.”

The National Guard announced it can not logistically accept donations of any kind for its members in Washington D.C. ahead of the presidential inauguration.

Albemarle County man dies in crash on Route 250 Bypass

Charlottesville police say Anthony Douglas Cureton of Albemarle County died in an accident on the Route 250 Bypass Wednesday evening.

  Chip Boyles to serve as Charlottesville’s new city manager

Chip Boyles has been selected as Charlottesville’s new city manager after a spell of leadership turnover. City Council made the announcement in a press conference this afternoon.

Powerball draws $2 million, $100k winners in Virginia

Two Virginia residents have won the $2 million and the $100,000 Powerball prizes.

  Mega Millions prize soars to $750 million

There has not been a jackpot winner in the Mega Millions drawings since September of 2019 and now the grand prize is soaring again, increasing to $750 million.

  Small businesses in Albemarle Co. shifting gears to make it through the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many retail owners to pivot how they do business in order to keep their doors open, and for some in Albemarle County, those alterations have been a game changer.

Bank of America Student Leaders Internship Program is open

Applications are open for Charlottesville-area high school juniors and seniors to apply for a paid internship offered by Bank of America to learn skills at a nonprofit.

Preparations around Capitol Square being made ahead of potential demonstrations

Preparations are happening at Capitol Square ahead of Lobby Day due to the potential for demonstrations around the Richmond area.

  Fatal crash in Charlottesville under investigation

Charlottesville police are investigating a fatal crash that shut down a main artery in and out of the city.

  $40 million Middle River Regional Jail expansion plans presented to Augusta County leaders

Middle River Regional Jail’s Superintendent laid out expansion plans to Augusta County Supervisors Wednesday night during a board meeting in Verona.

  Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley lawmakers split along party lines on impeachment

Virginia’s congressional lawmakers are split along party lines when it comes to the second impeachment of President Donald Trump.

  Respiratory disease expert shares why flu spread has been minimal this season

As coronavirus cases surge in the Commonwealth and across the country, there’s some good news when it comes to the health of our community: flu cases are down.

  UVA’s Miller Center hosts panel on the far-right and fascism

They discussed the similarities between the events of August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, and the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.

No. 18 Virginia beats Notre Dame 80-68; Improves to 4-0 in ACC

Five different players scored in double-figures, and the No. 18 Virginia men’s basketball team defeated Notre Dame 80-68 on Wednesday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Two men charged in connection to Staunton murder in court Wednesday

Two men who were arrested in connection to a deadly shooting at a Staunton apartment back in July were in court Wednesday. Community members looking for justice gathered outside.

Richmond Public Schools cancel fall sports season

Richmond Public Schools have cancelled this school year’s fall sports seasons, according to several members of the athletic department staff. Fall sports practices can begin on February 4 in accordance with VHSL guidelines.

  Governor Northam gives his final State of the Commonwealth address

Governor Ralph Northam used his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night to call the Commonwealth to action in time of crisis.

  PHA seeks volunteers to run errands for Scottsville seniors in isolation

Volunteers in Scottsville are stepping up to the plate for friends and neighbors.

  Charlottesville, Albemarle County prosecutors dive into criminal justice policies in light of 2021 session

On Wednesday, the Albemarle County and Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorneys discussed issues surrounding criminal justice reform on Zoom with the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

UVA law professor discusses the significance of President Trump’s second impeachment

For the second time Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

Va. delegate files legislation to establish school remediation task force

Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) filed legislation to establish a school remediation task force in Virginia on Wednesday.

ACPS Superintendent to recommend return to all-virtual instruction

Superintendent Matt Haas told families in a letter today that he will make that recommendation to the school board Thursday night.

Federal charges filed against two Virginia police officers

Two Rocky Mount Police Department officers have been charged by federal authorities with misdemeanors stemming from their presence at violent protests in Washington, D.C. January 6, 2021.

  VDH provides recommendation on how to quarantine if family member has COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Health says it is safest to quarantine for 14 days if you test positive for COVID-19 or if you were in close contact with someone who did, but that is difficult if you’re living in a house with family or roommates.

  Albemarle Co. students learning photography with help from professionals

While learning in a mostly-virtual world, a photography class at Monticello High School is getting insights on how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

  Random Row Brewing Co. showing artwork from BozART Fine Art Collective

BozART Fine Art Collective is having an art exhibit at Random Row Brewing Company during the months of January and February.

Federal agency approves pipeline path through forest

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed route through part of the Jefferson National Forest in West Virginia and Virginia.

Senior Alert canceled after missing man last seen in Richmond found safe

Police said he was found safe.

Dead dog found inside crate at Richmond park

Richmond Animal Care and Control is searching for information after a dead dog was found inside a crate at Byrd Park.

Virginia releases Dec. 2020 revenue report

General Fund revenue collections is up 15.1% from the previous year in Virginia, according to the Office of Governor Ralph Northam.