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Virginia high court hears challenges to Lee statue removal

Jun. 08, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 131-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee took center stage Tuesday as the Supreme Court of Virginia heard arguments on whether the state has the right to take down the once-celebrated monument that is now widely seen as a symbol of white supremacy and...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate statues

Jun. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals from downtown parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The vote came late Monday after more than...

Judge considering moving 'Unite the Right' civil trial

Jun. 05, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is considering moving the trial in a civil lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Virginia because of potential logistical and safety issues. The Daily Progress reports that U.S. District...

For city fire marshal in Va., retirement means doing his job

Jun. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Stephen Walton officially retired in 2008 but his career kept on going. Now it’s old enough to start thinking about a retirement of its own. The part-time assistant Charlottesville fire marshal is working on 50 years as a paid public safety...

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...

Judge sets bond for church deacon charged with raping child

May. 22, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge agreed on Friday to set bond for a church deacon charged with raping a preteen girl. The Daily Progress reports that Richard Murray Coe, 34, is charged in Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with four counts...

Veteran federal judge Glen Conrad dead at 71

May. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Longtime federal judge Glen Conrad, who presided over cases in Virginia for over 40 years, died on Thursday, according to court officials. He was 71. A statement posted Friday on the website for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of...

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...

Central Va. business aims to help families put down roots

May. 16, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Davina Hunt Bare has a vision of helping hard-working families find safe, comfortable and affordable homes to achieve that American dream of homeownership. She believes once a family owns and takes care of a home of their own, they pass that legacy...

Right-wing think tank ordered to pay man hurt at rally $2.4M

May. 05, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a right-wing think tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer to pay $2.4 million to an Ohio man severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia. Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio,...