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Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools to close early due to severe weather threat

Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools are closing early Friday in anticipation of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. The Charlottesville and Albemarle regions will be under a Flash Flood Watch from noon until 5:00 a.m. Saturday.​


Albemarle County Police Department 2018 Annual Report

The Albemarle County Police Department has released its 2018 Annual Report. To learn about our Strategic Plan, Community Engagement, Statistics, and more, visit our website at www.albemarle.org/police or follow the link below.


WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | School Closings

First Baptist PreschoolEarly Dismissal at 12:00PM Today: No After Care TodayVA. Greene County ChildcareClosing Early at 3:00PM TodayVA. Charlottesville Waldorf SchoolEarly Dismissal at 12:00PM Today: Early Childhood dismissal at 12:00 pm, Grade School dismissal at 12:30 pm.VA.


Housing summit tackles area homelessness

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A summit was held Friday in Charlottesville about two of the most pressing problems in the area, homelessness and affordable housing. A coalition of area partners tackled the issue of providing housing for the homeless but also the continuing challenge of providi


Your hour-by-hour look at Friday’s storm in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Flash Flood Watch has been issued ahead of a strong line of storms making its way into Virginia. The strongest storms will occur in the evening through midnight across central Virginia. Some storms could be severe with damaging wind gusts and hail. Isolated tornadoes cannot be rul


Beto’s beat: O’Rourke first 2020 presidential candidate to hit Charlottesville

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was greeted with a rock star welcome at UVA April 16. After being delayed by an hour, the Texas native and Woodberry Forest grad arrived at Nau Hall at 8pm to a mob of excited students.


Severe weather threat still in effect for the region

We're currently in a lull between the first round of severe storms that hit our area earlier this afternoon, and the next wave that will arrive in the early evening. You may see some isolated showers during the afternoon commute, but there's no severe activity in central Virginia at this time.


Severe storms cause road closures across southwest Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. - Multiple roads across southwest Virginia after storms moved through the region on Friday. VDOT is reporting about a dozen closures. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.


Regional Summit Brings Leaders Together to Examine Affordable Housing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Affordable housing has emerged as one of the top priorities in central Virginia. On Friday, April 19, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) hosted a regional summit to come up with ways to solve the problem.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Damage reported as storms move through Virginia

(WWBT) - Reports of storm damage are starting to come in as heavy rain and strong wind move through central Virginia. A horse was killed after a tree fell into a pasture in Brunswick County, the sheriff’s office confirmed.


Traffic pattern change coming to I-64/Route 20 interchange

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Drivers who use the interchange at Interstate 64 and Route 20 will see some changes to the traffic pattern soon. The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will be updating the pattern to improve safety and traffic flow on May 1.


Police: Woman assaulted at Virginia Beach Taco Bell after ‘taking too long’ in drive-thru

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Beach Police Department is looking for two people accused of assaulting a woman for “taking too long” in a Taco Bell drive-thru. According to police, the assault happened on March 25 at the Taco Bell on Sabre Street, WTKR reports.


City accepting ideas for Unity Days events

The city of Charlottesville is taking suggestions for events and programming to mark the second anniversary of the Unite the Right rally. Proposals can be submitted online and will be due on a rolling basis. Completed proposal forms will be reviewed by a committee review process and will be availabl


Larceny suspect wanted by Virginia Beach police

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Virginia Beach police are looking for a suspect who they say stole money from an unlocked vehicle near the Walmart in the 4800 block of Virginia Beach Blvd.


Reports: Biden could announce campaign in Charlottesville next week

Citing unnamed sources, several media outlets reported Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden might hold an event in Charlottesville next week, when he is expected to kick off his presidential campaign.


TORNADO WATCH issued in Southwest Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — A Tornado Watch was issued Friday morning for southwestern Virginia. The watch was issued until 5 p.m. “Additional watches will likely be issued for much of Central Virginia this afternoon and this evening,” CBS 6 meteorologist Mike Stone said. “Storms with damaging winds & isolated


Severe weather potential increases for Southside Virginia; flooding, strong winds biggest threat

Forecasters are ratcheting up the chance of severe thunderstorms today across Southside Virginia. The Storm Prediction Center — a wing of the National Weather Service — lists Danville and Pittsylvania County in what it considers a moderate risk of severe weather. The moderate risk is just one level


Tree falls on power line on Harmon Street

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A tree fell on a power line on the 100 block of Harmon Street near Scott Stadium due to the severe weather on Friday afternoon. Crews responded to the scene around 12:45 p.m.


Charlottesville Community Job Fair coming up in May

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Dozens of employers will have representatives at the upcoming Charlottesville Community Job Fair at John Paul Jones Arena. The fair will be held May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is free to attend and open to the public, and people planning to attend can pre-regis