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Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) throws a pass against Abilene Christian during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Armstrong throws for 4 TDs, Virginia beats Abilene Christian

Nov. 21, 2020 8:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brennan Armstrong threw for 383 yards and four touchdowns and Virginia beat Abilene Christian 55-15 on Saturday night. Armstrong completed just 16 passes, but the scoring throws covered 28 yards to Tony Poljan, 90 yards to Lavel Davis Jr., 56 yards to Keytaon Thompson and 52...

Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham (3) throws the ball during an NCAA college football game against Virginia Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Armstrong runs Virginia past Louisville 31-17

Nov. 14, 2020 8:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brennan Armstrong knew Virginia's backup quarterback, Keytaon Thompson, wasn't available for Saturday's game against Louisville, but didn't let it affect his play. “I told myself coming into the game not to be timid,” Armstrong said after running for two...

3 charged in gang attacks, including 2017 slaying

Nov. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Three alleged members of the MS-13 street gang have been indicted for the killing of a rival gang member in Charlottesville and the attempted killings of two others in northern Virginia. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria announced the charges Tuesday against the three men —...

Biden supporters hold up fans during a

Bruised and haunted, US holds tight as 2020 campaigns close

Nov. 1, 2020 4:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Just over her mask, Patra Okelo's eyes brimmed with tears when she recalled the instant that a truth about America dawned and her innocence burned away. One moment on Aug. 11, 2017, she thought the tiki torches blazing in the distance at the University of Virginia were...

Virginia city to receive report on unmarked graves

Nov. 1, 2020 12:26 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville officials are getting an update on the discovery of unmarked graves in a city park where enslaved people could have been buried. The Daily Progress reports the city council will receive a report Monday indicating that there are 43 likely unmarked and unrecorded...

Virginia wide receiver Ra'Shaun Henry (17) scores a touchdown against North Carolina during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Virginia holds on to extend streak against No. 15 UNC, 44-41

Nov. 1, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With his team's lead dwindling and his defense getting weary, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall knew an extended drive might be just what the Cavaliers needed to hang on against No. 15 North Carolina's high-octane offense. A 15-play drive that took more than nine minutes off the...

Ray Garcia sweeps water from her home after a boat washed up against it, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Oct. 29, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made a beeline across the South, leaving shattered buildings, thousands of downed trees and fresh anguish over a record-setting hurricane season. From the bayous of the...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va.  U.S. District Judge Norman Moon on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, sentenced 26-year-old Cole Evan White to 14 months in prison but gave him credit for 7 months he served in jail after his arrest and 5 months of home confinement.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison

Oct. 16, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the University of Virginia’s campus will avoid serving a term in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon on Friday sentenced Cole Evan White, 26, of Clayton,...

RB Walker wins appeal, immediately eligible for Virginia

Oct. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia says the NCAA's Committee on Legislative Relief has granted Indiana transfer running back Ronnie Walker Jr., immediate eligibility. Walker, from Hopewell, filed for a waiver to compete this season after his transfer, but his initial request, and a subsequent one, were...

FILE In this March 2918 File photo, Cameron Webb teaches during a section of a health policy class at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace him pits a self-described “biblical conservative” backed by President Donald Trump against a Black doctor who worked in Barack Obama’s White House. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)

Dems, GOP stretch for hard-to-get districts in House races

Oct. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace him pits a self-described “biblical conservative” backed by President Donald Trump against a Black doctor who worked in Barack...