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Albermarle County votes to remove Confederate statue

Aug. 7, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Albemarle County has voted to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier. The Daily Progress in Charlottesville reports that the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to remove the 111-year-old bronze statue. It stands on Albemarle County Courthouse property...

FILE - This photo provided by the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas. The Supreme Court of Virginia denied the appeals of Goodwin and Alex Michael Ramos, convicted in the 2017 brutal beating of DeAndre Harris in a Charlottesville parking garage the day of a violent white supremacist rally.  The court denied Goodwin’s petition for appeal Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, and denied Ramos’ petition for appeal in early May, according to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's office. (Lonoke County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Court denies 2 appeals in Charlottesville rally beating

Aug. 6, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has denied the appeals of two men convicted in the brutal beating of a Black man in a Charlottesville parking garage the day of a violent white supremacist rally. The court denied Jacob Scott Goodwin’s petition for appeal Wednesday and...

Lawyer: Feds must provide papers from white nationalist case

Jul. 25, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department must provide documents used in its criminal case against a white nationalist, who with others is being sued in a civil rights complaint over the violence in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the lawsuit's plaintiffs say. Community members who filed...

Columbus protest response to be independently reviewed

Jul. 22, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — A thorough research-based review will be conducted to evaluate Columbus’ preparedness, communication and response to protests, according to City Attorney Zach Klein. The review will be similar to those conducted in cities like Charlottesville, Virginia, following the death a...

Virginia prisoner pardoned after 24 years

Jul. 19, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

CRAIGSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rojai Fentress, arrested in 1996 on a murder charge when he was just 16 years old, woke up on July 1 at the Augusta Correctional Center as inmate No. 1038804. It was just another day in prison for Fentress. Then, without warning, it was his last day behind bars. Convicted in...

Lack of training likely cause in copter crash during rally

Jul. 15, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

Loss of control and a lack of training is to blame for a fatal helicopter crash during protests of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville nearly three years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a final report. The 13-page report issued Wednesday noted the pilot’s loss of control...

Additional charges for jailed white nationalist

Jul. 13, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist has been indicted on additional charges related to a dispute he was having last year with an unidentified person on a messaging app. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. White Sox prospect Michael Kopech missed the start of summer camp Frida, Ju;y 3, 2020, due to a personal matter. General manager Rick Hahn said he doesn't have a timeline for the return of the 24-year-old right-hander. “Given the time we're living through together I will try to answer the question that's probably now at the top of everybody's mind and just share the fact that currently Michael is healthy,” Hahn said on a video conference call.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

The Latest: Pac-12 Commissioner LarryS

Jul. 11, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. The 55-year-old tested positive late this week after experiencing flu-like symptoms and is self quarantining at the direction of his doctor, according to a...

Jalane Schmidt, a local activist and University of Virginia professor, leads history teachers from Albemarle and Charlottesville schools on a local monument tour Wednesday, March 11, 2020, around downtown Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

New history curriculum created to aid anti-racist teaching

Jul. 4, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Local teacher Zoë Padrón believes telling a true and complete history of the United States to Albemarle County students prepares them to be citizens of the 21st century. Key, she says, is ‘true and complete,’ an aspect not necessarily included in all...

Long-controversial Robert E. Lee marker in Ohio vandalized

Jun. 29, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A vandal or vandals over the weekend spray-painted a marker honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the southwest Ohio city of Franklin. WHIO-TV reports they also wrote “no racist monuments” on the road in front of the marker, which was moved from alongside a public...