Latest Charlottesville News

New interview room designed to empower survivors

Jun. 19, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Carefully chosen artwork, comfortable chairs, blankets and essential oils help ease harsh memories. A new ‘soft interview room’ at the Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office is designed to make a more comfortable place for victims to...

Former Virginia police chief files lawsuit against city

Jun. 16, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia police chief is suing the city she served as well as several current and former officials over her firing, saying in her $10 million lawsuit that she was terminated because of her race, color and sex. Charlottesville Police Chief...

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

May. 17, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who...

In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he's vowed to fight

May. 16, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden talks about his decision to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, the story always starts with Charlottesville. He says it was the men with torches shouting bigoted slogans that drove him to join what he calls the “battle for the soul of America." ...

Virginia high school senior pens and publishes novel

May. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some people used downtime in the pandemic to master the baking of banana bread or learn TikTok dances. Samson McCune wrote a novel. The Albemarle High School senior self-published “Annihilated” in September 2021. He started working on...

Internet troll faces trial after Capitol riot plea fizzles

May. 11, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge scheduled a trial next year for a far-right internet troll after the man, known to his social media followers as “Baked Alaska,” balked at pleading guilty on Wednesday to a criminal charge stemming from the U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan...

Ex-official pleads guilty to attempted witness tampering.

May. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former commissioner of revenue for a Virginia county has pleaded guilty to attempted witness tampering, and his son pleaded guilty to a related charge of heroin distribution, prosecutors said. Larry Vernon Snow, 73, pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge...

$15M award, some legal closure for Yeardley Love’s family

May. 05, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

Sharon Love wrote the words down so she wouldn’t forget what the jury concluded: that George Huguely V had acted in a willful, wanton way, resulting in the death of her daughter Yeardley. “It was to make a point that, in fact, it was intentional,” Love, of Cockeysville, said....

Jury awards $15M in damages in UVA lacrosse player's killing

May. 02, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former University of Virginia lacrosse player is liable for fatally beating his girlfriend in 2010 and must pay $15 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, a jury found Monday. George Huguely V is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in the...

Lawyer at Kentucky school hired to be UVA's lead counsel

Apr. 30, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An attorney working at the University of Kentucky has been hired as the new top lawyer for the University of Virginia. Attorney General Jason Miyares on Friday revealed Cliff Iler will become senior assistant attorney general and university counsel to...