Latest Charlottesville News

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

Jul. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman who was seriously hurt in a car attack on anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia called the man...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and...

'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in on racist tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree with me,"...

Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters

Jul. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters.

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born...

Woman's horseback protest against pipeline is almost done

Jul. 10, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia woman who mounted a horseback protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is nearing the end of her journey through three states. The Fayetteville Observer reports Sarah Murphy arrived this week in Cumberland County, North Carolina, after riding along the pipeline's...

Today's assignment for classroom design: flexibility

Jul. 9, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

Desks lined up in precise rows with teacher firmly planted at the front: That was the standard classroom format for much of the last century. But with many educators saying kids can do better in a more relaxed and flexible learning environment, designers and architects have been providing spaces and furnishings...

Guatemalan woman living in Virginia church faces $214K fine

Jul. 9, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are threatening to issue a $214,000 fine against a Guatemalan woman who has been living in a Charlottesville, Virginia, church for nearly a year. Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church agreed to help protect Maria Chavalan Sut from deportation by allowing her...

Lawyers ask judge to order white nationalist to stop threats

Jul. 2, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection with a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, asked a judge Tuesday to order one of the men who participated in the violence to stop making "unlawful threats" against the plaintiffs and their lead...

Charlottesville scraps Jefferson's birthday as holiday

Jul. 2, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville, Virginia, will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson's birthday as an official city holiday and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. The city council voted Monday night to scrap the decades-old April 13 holiday...