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4 hrs ago | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Beamer has announced his retirement at the end of the ... . Virginia head coach Mike London, left, and Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer greet each other before an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 24 | via WCAV
Family, friends and supporters of Floyd Alston, Jr., who was shot and killed Saturday night in Charlottesville, gathered for a vigil in Alston's honor. The vigil was held at Mt. Comment?
Monday Nov 23 | via Cavalier Daily
After 15 years of working as the city's chief of police, Longo will enter into civilian life and focus his efforts on teaching and consulting, while spending time with his family. As the city's police chief, Longo is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the department and managing the department's 127 police officers. Comment?
Monday Nov 23 | via WCAV
Police say 31-year-old Floyd Alston Junior was shot and killed during an attempted burglary an apartment on South First Street. Investigators say a woman and small child were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, but neither were hurt. Comment?
Sunday Nov 22 | via Cavalier Daily
Charlottesville police responded to a possible burglary Saturday night at an apartment on South 1st street, according to a press release. On the scene they discovered a man with a gunshot wound who was later declared dead at the University Medical Center. Comment?
Sunday Nov 22 | via WCAV
"It really seems as though Charlottesville has become a place where violence is the norm and it's bad," said Jones. "It is really bad." Comment?
Sunday Nov 22 | via NBC29
The investigation of a deadly shooting that happened in Charlottesville late Saturday night is still underway. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of South 1st Street just off Elliott Avenue across from Oakwood Cemetery and the Mount Zion First African Baptist Church. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via NBC29
The Charlottesville based Rutherford Institute is helping a man sue Albemarle County and five of its police officers. This stems from a 2013 welfare check requested by Benjamin Burruss's employer. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via WCAV
"I think so many people are afraid of leaving the place that they know so well, said Walker, "but it's not really giving up on the place, it's actually going out making yourself better so that you can come back and help." It was very early on during his days at Charlottesville High School that Walker became interested in theatre and arts. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via WWWV-FM Charlottesville
Charlottesville Police detectives hope you can help to identify an identity theft and fraud suspect. The woman who's shown in a photo from a Bank of America surveillance camera is accused of taking several thousand dollars from a victim's account. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via The Washington Post
University of Virginia student Martese Johnson and his lawyer, Daniel Watkins walk to the Charlottesville District Court before Johnson's hearing on March 26, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Johnson was arrested by Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on March 18. Virginia's alcohol control agency and the agency's police officers who were involved in the bloody arrest of a University of Virginia student in March have asked a judge to dismiss a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against them. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via NBC29
Media Release from the Charlottesville Police Department: The Charlottesville Police Department requests the community's help with identifying a black female suspected of identity theft and fraud. On October 27, 2015, the suspected female posed as the victim, a resident of California, and withdrew several thousand dollars out of the victim's account from a Bank of America branch located within the City of Charlottesville. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 17 | via WCAV
A program at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail is using religion in the hope of changing a mind of crime into the mind of a good citizen. Though some inmates in the jails may feel forgotten, thanks to someone who has been in their shoes, they are finding hope from a higher power with a program called Good News Jail Ministry. Comment?
Monday Nov 16 | via WCAV
Shoppers are on edge after learning about a peeping Tom in their local grocery store, and it's not the first incident in Charlottesville. According to the Charlottesville Police Department, on Thursday morning, a woman was using the restroom at the Kroger in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, when she realized a man was looking over the stall directly at her. Comment?
Saturday Nov 7 | via WCAV
Charlottesville and Waynesboro officers arrested Travis Poindexter Saturday morning at the Sleep Inn on 5th Street, after they received a tip. Poindexter and two other men, are charged with armed robbery of a Waynesboro man in August. Comment?
Saturday Nov 7 | via NBC29
A suspect in connection with an armed robbery in Waynesboro is now behind bars after being on the run since early September. Police arrested Travis Poindexter, 35, on charges stemming from an armed robbery in the parking lot of a convenience store on Ivy Street in the city. Comment?
Oct 25, 2015 | via WWWV-FM Charlottesville
A Charlottesville man is facing robbery and grand larceny charges. City Police say 18-year-old Yahmil Deyshon Payne is accused of stealing cash from another man's wallet Friday afternoon in the 400-block of Monticello Avenue. Comment?
Oct 24, 2015 | via NBC29
Almost two months after Charlottesville man Jason Shifflett was shot and killed at his home, police still have not made an arrest and his family says they've waited too long without answers. Saturday afternoon, Jay Shifflett's mother, brothers, cousins, and his son gathered outside of the Charlottesville Police Department demanding "Justice for Jay." Comment?
Oct 20, 2015 | via Cavalier Daily
After a state delegate criticized University President Teresa Sullivan for her handling of sexual assault at the University and called for her resignation, two other state delegates have come to Sullivan's defense. State Del. Comment?
Oct 20, 2015 | via Powhatan Today
University of Virginia student Martese Johnson today filed a $3 million lawsuit alleging assault and false arrest against the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, three of its agents and the agency's director. The federal lawsuit stems from Johnson's arrest and alleged beating following a St. Patrick's Day encounter outside a Charlottesville restaurant earlier this year. Comment?
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