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Area closings for Lee-Jackson Day

Federal government offices: Open. State government offices: Closed. Local government offices: City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, open; Buckingham, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange counties, closed.


Retiring longtime Louisa County sheriff talks about his career

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There's a big change coming to Louisa County law enforcement. The longtime Louisa County Sheriff Ashland Fortune announced his retirement but his tradition will be carried on if his second-in-command wins Fortune's office in November's election.


Virginia Beach judge dies from injuries suffered in Jan. 6 Norfolk crash

NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia Beach General District Court judge has died from his injuries he suffered in a crash near Norfolk Premium Outlets on Jan. 6, police said. Robert F. Hagans Jr., 66, died from his injuries Thursday.


Series of lectures on Monroe and Highland at UVA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- James Monroe's Highland and the University of Virginia School of Architecture will be putting on a series of public lectures as part of a class in the spring.


Orange County Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Car Accident

ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car accident that left one person dead. Fire crews got the call shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, for an accident on Route 20 near Cleveland Drive.


Study: Fifth of Louisa County Residents Experience Food Insecurity

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - People in Louisa County are among the most food insecure in the commonwealth, according to a new study from the University of Virginia. The UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service conducted the survey over several years. Researchers say 22.3 percent of the population


Florida men suspected of crimes across Virginia arrested in Lynchburg, face combined 96 charges

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg officers arrested two men who they say left a box of stolen goods at Walmart. On Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., police were responding to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart at 3227 Old Forest Road when loss prevention staff alerted them to another situation.


Packaging company to invest millions in Louisa County

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A global supplier for pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, electronics, and general packaging is going to invest millions in Louisa County.


Barboursville man killed in Orange County crash

A Barboursville man died Sunday night when the vehicle he was driving went off of Route 20 and crashed. Virginia State Police Trooper J.W. Allen said Whitney D. Herring, 55, was thrown from his 2000 Chevrolet Suburban and died at the scene of the crash around 8:35 p.m. at Route 20 and Cleveland Driv


Louisa County’s budget surplus shrinking

There’s no plan to raise taxes, but county officials expect the budget to be increasingly tight in the next two years. The surplus, which is the difference between revenues flowing into county coffers and operating expenses, is anticipated to be $3.1 million in fiscal year 2020, which starts on July


Western Albemarle boys basketball team knocks Louisa from the ranks of the unbeaten

The Western Albemarle boys basketball team used smothering first half defense and timely shooting in the second half to hand Louisa County its first loss of the season on Thursday night in a 67-52 win in Mineral.


Virginia fugitive's name earns her internet fame

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WNCN) -- A Virginia woman wanted for removing her electronic monitoring device has earned her internet fame. A Jan. 15 Facebook post by the Virginia Department of Corrections has received more than 117,000 comments and has been shared 81,000 times -- because of her name.


With Amazon coming to Virginia, UVA to open data science school with largest donation in school history

CHARLOTTESVILLE—With Amazon coming to Virginia, the University of Virginia will open a new school focused on data science. The university on Friday announced plans to open a School of Data Science in what would be U.Va.’s first new school since 2007 and 12th total. The majority of the funding will c


Barboursville woman dead following Thursday night crash

Virginia State Police Trooper J.W. Allen is investigating a fatal crash in Orange County. The crash occurred Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8:35 p.m. on Route 20 at Cleveland Drive between Hardwick Mountain and Route 33.


Virginia man charged with child endangerment and drug offenses

FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. — A Palmyra man has been arrested after police say they discovered more than $7,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana during a recent drug bust. The drug bust came after an investigation by the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) Task Force and the Fluvanna County Sherif


Barboursville man dies in wreck on Route 20

A Barboursville man died Thursday night when the vehicle he was driving went off Route 20 and crashed. State Trooper J.W. Allen said Whitney D. Herring, 55, was thrown from his 2000 Chevrolet Suburban and died at the scene of the crash around 8:35 p.m. at Route 20 and Cleveland Drive.


Fork Union Home in Ruins Following Fire, No Injuries Reported

FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A home lays in ruins in Fluvanna County after a fire broke out on Thursday afternoon. The blaze occurred on the 100 block of Pine Lane in Fork Union just before 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 17.


Virginia man accused of murdering 2-year-old boy

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) — UPDATE (Jan. 18):. A Christiansburg man has been charged with murder after the death of a two-year-old boy in his care. Christiansburg Police held a press conference Friday morning announcing additional charges to McKenzie Hellman.


State Police: alcohol a factor in fatal, one-vehicle wreck in Orange

A Barboursville man died Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash in Orange County. Whitney D. Herring, 55, died at the scene of the wreck that occurred at 8:35 p.m. on Route 20 at Cleveland Drive, according to Virginia State Police Culpeper Division Spokesman Sgt. Brent Coffey.


Virginia senator begins openly carrying gun as ‘deterrent’

A Virginia state senator this week began openly carrying a .38-caliber revolver strapped to her hip, calling it a “deterrent” against confrontational protesters and other potential threats.