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UVA students enjoy a day off from school

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Students at the University of Virginia were given Wednesday off due to snow blanketing UVA. Students said that having a snow day is rare but appreciated.


Virginia State Police search for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert after a woman was reported missing to the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, 24-year-old Olivia Oliver was reported missing to Norfolk police at 5:30 p.m.


Charlottesville's Lee Statue Vandalized Again

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The state of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in downtown Charlottesville has once again been vandalized with paint. It appears someone painted "FREDOM" or "FREOOM" onto the base of the controversial statue in Market Street Park. The misspelled word was discovered earl


Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.


City Council OKs minority business loan program

Charlottesville is establishing a fund to provide low-interest loans to minority-owned businesses. City Council unanimously approved up to $109,000 to establish a business equity fund at its meeting on Tuesday.


Charlottesville Continues Search for New City Manager

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Members of Charlottesville City Council held a special meeting at City Hall Wednesday, February 20, to interview candidates for the city manager position.


Students discuss how to expand Black Brew Culture

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (CBS19 NEWS) -- University of Virginia's Black Business Student Association and Darden School of Brew discussed how more black business owners can get involved in the craft beer craze Wednesday night.


Virginia Politician Insists He Dressed Up As White Michael Jackson For Halloween

Another Virginia politician who dressed up as Michael Jackson for halloween has pointed out that the incriminating photo clearly shows he was made up as the later white version.


Virginia governor cancels first stop on listening tour after blackface controversy

(CNN)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam canceled the first stop on his apology tour following a letter from the Virginia Union University student government asking him to not attend a chapel service Thursday honoring a group of 1960s-era civil rights protesters.


Virginia police responding to report of active shooter in Henrico County

(CNN)Police in Henrico County, Virginia, are responding to a report of an active shooter at a school, the department tweeted Wednesday afternoon. "At this time there are no reported injuries and no confirmed reports of gun fire. We are continuing to investigate," police tweeted.


Another snow day in rural counties; 2 hour delay for others

(CHARLOTTESVILLE – WINA) It’s another snow day for school kids in Madison, Culpeper, Nelson, Augusta, Rockingham. Other school divisions, such as Fluvanna, Louisa, Orange, Buckingham, Waynesboro, and Staunton will operate on a two-hour delay.


Two polls show Virginians without appetite for getting rid of top three officeholders

CHARLOTTESVILLE (WINA) – The numbers are different, but separate polls done over last weekend by IPSOS for the University of Virginia Center for Politics and by Quinnipiac University show Virginians not having a lot of appetite to get rid of their scandal-ridden top three state leaders. Kyle Kondik


Cost of living comparison between Virginia and Florida

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Fuel tanker bursts into flames on Virginia highway

FINCASTLE, Va. — No one was seriously hurt when a tanker truck overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning on US 220 North in Botetourt County, Virginia. The crash was reported at 6:24 a.m.


Reputed Hells Angels biker from Staten Island admits to shooting rival in Virginia

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A reputed Hells Angels motorcycle gang member from Staten Island has admitted to shooting a rival biker in an attack outside a Virginia motel five months ago.


Polar vortex may have killed 95% of stink bugs, Virginia Tech researchers say

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech researchers say extreme cold from events like January’s polar vortex may have killed off a majority of invasive insect species like stink bugs.


Garrett shares what life is like outside of Washington, D.C.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Former Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett is enjoying life back at home. He is now nearly nine months sober. He left Congress after one term, saying he had to get his alcoholism under control. Now that he's out of Washington, he says he's looking forward to t


No one hurt in Albemarle County sawmill fire

NORTH GARDEN, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A sawmill maintenance building burned down Tuesday morning at Augusta Lumber Company in North Garden. Albemarle Fire and Rescue got the call around 5:20 a.m. for a fire at the sawmill.


Virginia sees second highest bear harvest

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia bear harvests are the second highest they’ve ever been. Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have released statistics for the 2018-2019 hunting season.


Old Man Winter dumps on our region

(CHARLOTTESVILLE – WINA) Our latest snowfall persuaded nearly all of the school systems in our region to call off classes. VDOT’s Will Merritt is advising drivers to stay off the roads if they have the option.