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Charlottesville woman gets 8 years in racketeering plea

Andrea Walke, 35, admitted to being part of an ongoing criminal enterprise. According to the Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Walke was arrested in 2016 with a large amount of methamphetamine. On Friday, Deputy Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Sherrill said Walke purchased her

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-08-18 02:54:00

Charlottesville man charged in Augusta County pursuit and crash

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) --The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has charged a Charlottesville man for leading deputies on a chase and crashing into a local grocery store.According to a post on the sheriff's office's Facebook page, a deputy passed the suspect's vehicle in the area of Interstat

CBS19NEWS.COM - 2018-08-18 13:25:00

Racist robocalls impacting Charlottesville area residents and businesses

The CBS19 Newsroom received one of these recordings in its voicemail on Saturday, which calls for repeal of the U.S. Constitution's 15th Amendment, which gave African-Americans the right to vote.

CBS19NEWS.COM - 2018-08-18 18:22:00

Pursuit leads to accident, damage to New Hope Grocery

Shannon Burton, 36, had been wanted for failing to appear in court on a previous driving on suspended license charge. He was traveling in the area of Laurel Hill Road and Interstate 81 in Verona Saturday morning when he passed an Augusta County sheriff’s deputy.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-08-18 17:14:19

Opinion/Commentary: Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The evolution of police-state lockdown

Four years ago, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, was locked down, with government officials deploying a massive SWAT team, an armored personnel carrier, men in camouflage pointing heavy artillery at the crowd, smoke bombs and tear gas to quell citizen unrest over a police shooting of a young, unarmed

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-08-19 08:00:00

Steve Bannon says Antifa is "just as violent as these KKK guys," praises Trump for Charlottesville comments

Steve Bannon on Friday returned to the subject of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one year ago and insisted that President Donald Trump was right to put equal blame on both sides following the killing of counter-protester Heather Heyer.Bannon was ousted from his role a

NEWSWEEK - 2018-08-18 02:17:50

Charlottesville should be remembered as a warning

A year ago, the nation was gripped by the shocking scene of hundreds of white supremacists taking to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia shouting racist and anti-Semitic chants. Yes, some wore polo shirts while others waved Nazi flags, their message was clear: Non-whites and minorities have no

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2018-08-17 21:56:00

Another perspective on the local illegal drug problem

You read about the opioid crisis, about heroin making its return, about the Valley’s problems with meth, and you, of course, know all about the ongoing, strenuous efforts to go after the drug dealers.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-08-17 14:10:03

An individual eluding police caused a two-vehicle crash, damage to New Hope Grocery

Shannon Burton, 36, of Charlottesville, was charged with eluding, driving on a suspended license and reckless driving after causing a two-vehicle crash in the area of Laurel Hill Road and Long Meadow Road. The deputy believes Burton tried to elude the deputy because of a previous driving on suspende

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-08-18 17:54:00

Police Investigating Possible Shots Fired Near Charlottesville Cemetery

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -Charlottesville police are investigating what appears to be a report of shots fired Friday morning.Authorities closed off a portion of South 1st Street between Elliott Avenue and Oak Street early Friday, August 17.Officers could be seen canvassing the area around the Oak


ROBERT E LEE STATUE: Duke University announces Robert E. Lee statue will not return to chapel entrance

DURHAM, N.C.- Duke University announced the spot where a Robert E. Lee statue once stood will remain empty.[Duke removes Robert E. Lee statue from chapel entrance]People vandalized the statue after last year's violent protests in Charlottesville, Va.Eventually, crews removed the statue from the icon

WSOC-TV - 2018-08-18 12:17:09

Charlottesville High School staff to explore racial, ethnic history on city tour today

Charlottesville High School administrators, teachers, and school counselors will load several buses Friday afternoon to take an educational tour of Charlottesville to learn more about the city’s history from a racial and ethnic perspective.


Watch dad blast white supremacist Charlottesville organizer during live stream with neo-Nazi

The video, which has garnered 610,000 views since it was posted on Tuesday, is a live streamed conversation between Jason Kessler and Patrick Little. Little is a neo-Nazi who this year ran for the US Senate in California, and whose platform called for America to be“free from Jews.”


Revisiting Fourth Street in Charlottesville, VA a Year After the Attack

Not until I’m near the middle school on Rose Hill do I see another person. She is a black woman in a white shirt and black head wrap. I look at her and say hello, because we are the only two on the street, and because I am white and I need her to know that I am willing to meet eyes.


Crimora man sentenced to 13 years in child pornography case

Houser denied the sex assault claims, which were never proven, but when questioned by investigators from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office he admitted to watching pornography. When asked if he had any child pornography in the home, Houser reportedly became uneasy, court records show.


Waynesboro parents concerned about bus overcrowding

In one of the videos, the bus driver can be heard saying, "We don't have any room, so please tell mom and dad whoever is calling in."


Family says 1800s Crozet home in project's way shouldn't be destroyed

Stanley Martin Homes has sent a letter to neighbors about an informal, private meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday regarding the Pleasant Green project, planned for an area north of Powells Creek. Collins Engineering held a pre-application meeting with the county in June, but no formal applications have b


Cause of death rleased for former Orange County football player Darius Minor

On Tuesday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maine released the official cause of death for former Orange County football player Darius Minor, who collapsed and died July 24 during workouts at the University of Maine.


1 Year After Charlottesville, Silent Sam Still Stands on UNC Campus

In the year since a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counterprotester was killed, there has been growing momentum to remove Confederate monuments across the country.


Family struggles with loss of two cousins after weekend shooting

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) —Virginia State Police believe a murder and officer-involved shooting that happened this past weekendare connected. They say a man killed his cousin in Afton before leading police on a high-speed pursuit down Route 29 that ended with him shooting a deputy and being shot and