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Wave of hoax bomb threats made across U.S., including in Charlottesville
NEW YORK — A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt.
Charlottesville jury recommends life in prison for white nationalist who drove car into crowd, killing woman
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Charlottesville jury recommended a life prison sentence for James Fields Jr, according to CBS 6. Fields, 21, drove a car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.
Albemarle School Board taps firm for Scottsville upgrades
The Albemarle County School Board is moving forward on renovations and additions to Scottsville Elementary School. The Albemarle County School Board voted Thursday to use Charlottesville-based Grimm & Parker Architects to design plans for renovations at Scottsville Elementary School. The firm was on
CHS Orchestra to perform 'Peter and the Wolf' at the Paramount
Charlottesville High School Orchestra will present Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at 3 p.m. Jan. 20, 2019, at the Paramount Theater. Laura Mulligan Thomas will direct.
Charlottesville Homeless Shelter Asking for Support from Community
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Cold weather is setting in, forcing Charlottesville's homeless men and women to search for warmth.The Haven is asking the community for help to make sure these people have what they need this winter.
Community Comes Together to Help Disabled Charlottesville Woman
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Neighbors and volunteers stepped up to help a disabled Charlottesville woman clear her sidewalk after she shared her concerns about the city's 24 hour snow and ice removal policy.
Jury continues to debate sentencing for James Fields Jr. in Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - A jury reconvened Tuesday morning to decide the punishment for James Fields Jr., the man who killed Heather Heyer after plowing into a crowd during a Unite the Right Rally in August 2017.
Boy who jumped off Virginia bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else.
There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake in the state's Fairfax County.
Heather Heyer's mother has a message for Trump: 'Please think before you speak'
The day after her daughter's killer was sentenced to life in prison, Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, said she has a message for President Donald Trump. "Please think before you speak," Bro said Wednesday morning on CNN.
Heather Heyer’s mom reacts to James Fields sentencing: ‘My daughter is still not here’
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The mother of Heather Heyer spoke out Tuesday afternoon after a Charlottesville jury recommended a life sentence plus 419 years in prison for her daughter’s killer, James Fields Jr.
Northern Virginia Weather: Hazardous Outlook Issued
STERLING, VA—With drenching rain on the way for the Northern Virginia area, a flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday. Approximately 1-2 inches of rain is expected, with up to 3 inches possible.
Charlottesville to Crack Down on Icy Sidewalks
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Slippery sidewalks are still a hazard in some parts of Charlottesville and now, the city is cracking down on them. People who live within city limits had until 10 p.m. on Monday to clear snow and ice from sidewalks on their property, but some spots are still covered.
ARTS Pick: Dave Matthews Band
Home stretch: Charlottesville’s history is built on many difficult stories, but the formation of the Dave Matthews Band is one of our city’s happy tropes. Formed in 1991 by the band’s namesake, the group quickly emerged from gigs on the jazz bar scene to weekly sell-outs at Trax nightclub. The band’
The verdict: Fields guilty on all counts in car attack
“We will not be replaced” was the victory chant outside Charlottesville Circuit Court after the guilty verdicts were announced in the trial of self-proclaimed neo-Nazi James Fields. Photo: Eze Amos.
Best Bets for Wednesday, Dec. 12
» Charlottesville Municipal Band: 96th Season Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School, (434) 295-9850, free, bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Emergency Food Bank. Rescheduled from Sunday.
Susan Bro, mother of slain Charlottesville protester Heather Heyer, testifies Fields 'tried to silence her. ... I refuse to let him'
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Two years before slamming his car into a crowd, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens more, James Alex Fields Jr. decided to stop taking medication prescribed for serious mental illness he was diagnosed with as a child, the jury tasked with determining his fate learned Monday.
Charlottesville Municipal Band's snowed-out holiday concert rescheduled for Wednesday
The Charlottesville Municipal Band has rescheduled Sunday’s snowed-out concert for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center. The band’s 96th Season Holiday Concert will include performances by DMR Adventures and members of the Oratorio Society of Virginia and an appea
School closings and late openings over snow continue Wednesday
Area schools are closing or operating on delays Wednesday as Central Virginia continues to cleanup for the weekend’s winter storm. Charlottesville City Schools will have a two-hour delay. Schools in Greene, Madison and Orange counties also will be delayed on Wednesday.
The deadline has passed for Charlottesville property owners to clear sidewalks
CHARLOTTESVILLE (WINA) – In accordance with city code, a deadline has passed for Charlottesville property owners to clear the ice and snow from sidewalks. The city’s Brian Wheeler says the Interim City Manager declared the snow ended in the city at 10 p.m. Sunday. After a major snowstorm, Wheeler sa
James Fields will spend the rest of his life in prison
CHARLOTTESVILLE (WINA) – After deliberating four hours on sentencing, a Charlottesville Circuit Court jury has recommended life-plus-419 years in prison for convicted murderer James Fields and $480,000 in fines. The jury heard a lot about Fields’ mental health during Monday’s sentencing hearing, but