Latest Charlottesville News

Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Irish, 60-54

Feb. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy had scored 18 points against Notre Dame before he attempted his first free throw, which came with 24 seconds remaining and Virginia clinging to a slim lead. He made it, and the next one, and sank two more attempts to finally put the Irish away in the Cavaliers' 60-54...

Last man charged in beating of black man during rally pleads

Feb. 11, 2019 8:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Florida man charged for his role in the beating of a black man during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has entered an Alford plea. The Daily Progress reports 50-year-old Tyler Watkins Davis acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of...

Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario

Feb. 10, 2019 6:34 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first black president. But sitting in a stylist's chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked...

Barrett, 3s lead No. 2 Duke past No. 3 Virginia, 81-71

Feb. 9, 2019 9:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — RJ Barrett got it started, Zion Williamson filled in some gaps and Cam Reddish added a late flurry. In No. 2 Duke's latest installment of Freshmen Gone Wild, all three — and point guard Tre Jones — had starring roles Saturday night as the Blue Devils used an early...

Blackface scandal spotlights deeply embedded racism in US

Feb. 4, 2019 11:10 AM EST

When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. The 35-year-old photo on his...

No. 3 Virginia clamps down again, beats Miami 56-46

Feb. 2, 2019 5:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia was sloppy at times for the second game in a row. The way they play defense, the No. 3 Cavaliers have some room for error. De'Andre Hunter scored 14 points, Mamadi Diakite had 11 points and three blocks, and the Cavaliers locked down on defense again to beat Miami 56-46...

Virginia teacher put on leave for MLK Day lesson gone awry

Jan. 31, 2019 1:08 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher is on paid leave after her Martin Luther King Jr. Day exercise sent a 6-year-old black boy home in tears. Vicki Chen was trying to teach a lesson about discrimination to her first graders at Greer Elementary in Charlottesville. She modified a controversial...

Mar-a-Lago chef says harassment complaint cost him his job

Jan. 29, 2019 4:55 PM EST

A pastry chef is suing President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, alleging he was laid off in retaliation for trying to stop managers from sexually harassing women in the kitchen. Former executive pastry chef Graham Randall says in the state lawsuit filed last week that he was laid off about six months...

Driver charged in GOP train crash challenging evidence

Jan. 24, 2019 7:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for a garbage truck driver charged in a deadly 2018 crash with a train carrying Republican lawmakers is challenging evidence collected by police in Virginia. William Tanner, an attorney for Dana William Naylor Jr., filed a motion Tuesday asking an Albemarle County...

Push to move Confederate statue stalls after panel's vote

Jan. 24, 2019 12:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A push to remove a Confederate statue from a prominent spot in Kentucky's largest city has stalled after a local preservation district committee didn't back the plan. Louisville news outlets report the panel's vote ended in a 3-3 tie Wednesday, so the motion failed because it did not...