Charlottesville

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August 04, 2018 - 9:28 am
Richmond, VA (WRVA) - The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue has been vandalized. The incident took place between Friday Night (8/3) & Saturday Morning (8/4). It appears that a large amount of red paint was thrown on the statue’s base. The letters BLM were also painted in red on that...
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(County of Albemarle)
July 27, 2018 - 1:01 pm
Charlottesville, VA (wrva.com) - Despite the fact that Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler has abandonned his efforts to hold an anniversary rally in Charlottesville, the city and the University of Virginia are planning to deal with potential events. UVA will be closing access to the Thomas...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:25 pm
Richmond, VA (WRVA) - UVA Grad Jason Kessler has withdrawn his request for a permit to hold a “Unite The Right 2” rally in the City of Charlottesville over the Weekend of August 11th & 12th. Kessler was not present when the hearing started. The Judge told Kessler’s lawyers to find their client...
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July 21, 2018 - 7:47 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — White nationalist Christopher Cantwell has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia last summer. News outlets in Charlottesville report Cantwell entered the plea Friday to two counts of assault and battery after being...
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News Radio 1140 WRVA
July 17, 2018 - 8:45 am
Charlottesville, Va. (1140wrva.com) -- Charottesville City Council voted again to change the name of two parks with Confederate statues. Councilors voted 4-1 to rename Emancipation Park as Market Street Park; until about a year ago it was Lee Park. And Justice Park, once known as Jackson Park,...
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(Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 4:19 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. entered the plea during his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville...
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Virginia State Police
July 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
Charlottesville, VA - Virginia State Police has issued a 'critically missing adult alert' on behalf of the Charlottesville Police Department. Police are asking for help in finding Samuel Lee Houchens, a white male, 53 years old, height 5'7", weight 160 lbx, with hazel eyes and brown hair. Houchens...
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(Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal hate crime charges have been filed against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring dozens more. The Department of Justice announced that an indictment returned...
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June 18, 2018 - 2:49 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's new police chief has been sworn in. RaShall Brackney took the oath of office Monday afternoon in the City Council's chambers. Brackney is the first permanent successor of Chief Al Thomas, who retired in December after the release of a scathing report...
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June 08, 2018 - 2:54 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A black man accused of using an improvised flamethrower during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been convicted of disorderly conduct. Local news outlets report Corey Long was found guilty Friday and ordered to serve 20 days in jail. An Associated Press...
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