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  • Trial set for man accused of killing teacher, her daughter

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a man charged with killing a Charlottesville teacher and her daughter. Media outlets report that 30-year-old Gene Everett Washington’s trial is scheduled to begin…

  • Statue of Confederacy’s Lee vandalized in Virginia

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has been vandalized in Charlottesville. According to media reports, police received a report early Tuesday that the words “Black Lives Matter” had been…

  • Frequency of general aviation accidents still troubling for NTSB

    WASHINGTON — Transportation safety has been generally improving across the board except in one area: general aviation. “We’re troubled that the general aviation safety trend has been flat for few years,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart told…

  • Trump opens 10-room B&B on Charlottesville mansion

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville bed-and-breakfast owned by the Trump Organization has opened its doors to the public. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1cfMKBk ) the 26,000-square-foot Trump Albemarle Estate recently opened 10 rooms to…

  • Report: Loudoun County paramedic made inappropriate contact with minor

    WASHINGTON – A volunteer paramedic was arrested Friday night after making inappropriate contact with an underage girl, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. Timothy Ward, 31, of Sterling, Virginia was charged with indecent liberties with…

  • Capital murder charge could spur Jesse Matthew plea deal

    WASHINGTON — The new capital murder indictment against the man charged with kidnapping and killing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham could put extra pressure on Jesse Matthew to enter a plea deal. “That often happens,…

  • Panel reviewing Virginia ABC agent powers holds 1st meeting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An “expert review panel” began examining the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Department’s law enforcement activities on Monday, following a public uproar over an ABC agent’s arrest of a University of Virginia…

  • Nick Mathews named editor of The Daily Progress

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nick Mathews has been named editor of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. Mathews spent the past four years at the Houston Chronicle, most recently as sports editor. Mathews is scheduled to…

  • Oyster shell recycling program expands to Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University has expanded an oyster recycling program to Charlottesville. The program operated by VCU’s Rice Rivers Center will soon start collecting discarded shells from Charlottesville restaurants. The shells, which…

  • Victim advocates worry about discredited UVa rape account

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past…

  • U.Va. students grill law enforcement officials about arrest

    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – University of Virginia students grilled law enforcement officials about an arrest that left a student injured, and some were not satisfied with the answers. Representatives of…

  • Virginia gov. calls for investigation into student’s arrest

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 1,000 students gathered at the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to demand justice for a student who was injured during an arrest and appears in a photo with a…

  • Farm-to-school conference set in Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Efforts to increase the number of school systems using Virginian-grown products in school menus are the focus of a conference in Charlottesville. The Virginia Farm-to-School Conference will be held Wednesday and…

  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • Charlottesville stops observance of Lee-Jackson Day

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville no longer will observe a state holiday commemorating Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Media outlets report that City Council unanimously approved an ordinance on Monday that…