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  • Jogger known as ‘Running Man’ dies after being hit by SUV

    Philip Weber III, 55, ran about 100 miles a week, and roughly 5,000 miles a year.

  • Mental health defense raised in Hannah Graham murder

    For the first time in the Hannah Graham murder trial, lawyers for Jesse Matthew have raised the possibility of a mental health defense. It is unclear whether Matthew’s attorneys might raise an insanity defense before the Graham trial, which is scheduled for July 2016.

  • Charlottesville police chief announces retirement

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo has announced his retirement. According to media outlets, Longo said at a news conference Monday that his last day on the job will be May…

  • Virginia Film Festival breaks box office, revenue records

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Film Festival says this year’s event broke box office and revenue records. Festival officials said Wednesday that 31,860 tickets were issued. That broke the previous record of nearly 28,610…

  • Board plans care center for Central Virginia women

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A community services board plans to build a mental health and substance abuse care center for Central Virginia women. The Region Ten Community Services Board’s West Street Center will be located…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…