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Virginia doctor faces child porn-related charges

Jul. 25, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A doctor at the University of Virginia has been arrested and accused of possessing child pornography, according to Charlottesville police and local news outlets. A cyber-tip led to the arrest of David Lapides of Charlottesville, the city's...

Body found, believed to be that of missing Virginia woman

Jul. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A body believed to be that of a missing Virginia woman has been found in the Shenandoah National Park, officials said Saturday. Based on the preliminary identification of the remains, the search for Julia Christine Devlin has been suspended, the park...

UVA gets massive trove of Mormon memorabilia and materials

Jul. 18, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia recently received a massive donation of Mormon memorabilia, books and other materials that officials say could make the university a leading site east of the Rockies for studying the religion. Gregory A. Prince, a...

Charlottesville set to remove Lee statue that sparked rally

Jul. 09, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that became a rallying point for white supremacists and helped inspire their infamous 2017 rally in Charlottesville will be hoisted off its pedestal this weekend and sent to storage, officials announced Friday. ...

Mueller to participate in UVA class examining Russia probe

Jun. 03, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will participate in a University of Virginia School of Law course examining his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The six-session course called “The...

UVA to require vaccines for students this fall

May. 21, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — University of Virginia students living, learning or working on campus this fall will be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and regular coronavirus testing will be required for unvaccinated employees starting this summer, administrators announced...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 17, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. May 10, 2021. Editorial: CONSOLIDATION More opportunities in the courts Keep an eye on the pending consolidation of four Chautauqua County town courts into one. French Creek and Mina officially merged...

Nursing graduate plans to use her 'worst day' to help others

May. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) — On a fateful day in mid-December 2020, Heather Fitzgerald’s world turned upside down. She was working full time in the emergency room at Augusta Health and going to school full time to become a registered nurse through Blue Ridge Community...

Thomas Katsouleas resigns as president of UConn

May. 13, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas has submitted his resignation from the position, effective at the end of next month. Katsouleas announced the decision March 13 in a letter to Dan Toscano, the chairman of the school's Board of...

Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism

May. 13, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college's next step in its yearslong quest to atone for its legacy of slavery is clear: Pay up. Nearly two decades after the Providence, Rhode Island, institution launched its much-lauded reckoning,...