Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

U.S. 07/10/21, 16:45

Local authorities removed two Confederate monuments in Charlottesville last Saturday, July 10, one of which sparked a serious rally that left one dead five years ago. Statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson were removed. The stone bases will be kept for the time being and ...

Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

U.S. 06/23/19, 09:47

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing ...

Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award

Entertainment 05/23/19, 13:14

The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city.Madeline Michel from Monticello High School will receive the 2019 ...

MBA student reduces guilt with single-serve baking kits

New York 05/05/19, 12:40

When you're pushed for time, cramped for space or keeping an eye on the scale, one is often better than a dozen, a few is better than many and more than enough is way too much.That's why Melissa Stefaniak is in business.Stefaniak's struggle with serving sizes and kitchen space spawned ...

Judge: Charlottesville Confederate statues are protected

U.S. 04/30/19, 15:10

A Virginia judge has ruled that Charlottesville's Confederate statues are war monuments protected by state law.Judge Richard Moore's ruling came in a lawsuit filed against Charlottesville City Council members who voted in 2017 to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.Moore cited how statues of Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" ...

Man pleads guilty to riot conspiracy in Virginia rally

U.S. 04/29/19, 14:54

A member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to riot at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at other demonstrations in California.Thomas Walter Gillen, 25, of Redondo Beach, California, became the second member of the Rise Above Movement to plead guilty after four members of ...

Trump defends his 2017 remarks on Charlottesville violence

Politics 04/26/19, 11:55

President Donald Trump is trying once more to defend his remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump was asked Friday about his 2017 comments, when he said there were "very fine people on both sides" of a clash between white supremacists and anti-racist demonstrators. He said he was referring to some ...

Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Sports 04/17/19, 17:59

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Diakite made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page. He's the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy.The 6-foot-9 ...

Virginia’s Guy entering NBA draft, could return to school

Basketball 04/16/19, 15:22

Virginia scoring leader Kyle Guy says he is entering the NBA draft. The junior guard announced his plans on Instagram Tuesday, adding he is leaving open the option of returning to school. Guy was named the most outstanding player in this year's Final Four and is the third member of the national ...

Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome declare for NBA draft

Basketball 04/15/19, 16:08

Virginia guards De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome say they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to make themselves available for the NBA draft.Both made the announcements Monday on Instagram, and their decisions were confirmed by Virginia.Hunter, a 6-7 redshirt sophomore, was the national champions' second-leading scorer (15.2 points per ...

Virginia guard Ty Jerome declares for NBA draft

Basketball 04/15/19, 13:29

Virginia guard Ty Jerome says he is forgoing his final year of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Jerome made the announcement Monday on his Instagram page. He says he made the decision after talking with his family and the Virginia coaching staff.The 6-foor-5 junior was the starting ...

Virginia fans turn out to celebrate NCAA hoops title

Basketball 04/13/19, 16:38

Thousands of fans turned out Saturday to celebrate Virginia's first national championship in basketball.The crowd, estimated at 21,000 on the school's Twitter account, filled one side of Scott Stadium five days after the Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to win the title."This is more than we expected," coach ...

Charlottesville, once marred by racist rally, revels in win

Basketball 04/09/19, 21:41

A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mood a day after the UVA Cavaliers defeated Texas Tech in the ...

Huge crowd welcomes home national hoops champion Cavaliers

Basketball 04/09/19, 17:34

Virginia's national champion men's basketball team is back on campus and when the Cavaliers returned, they were greeted by a throng of several thousand fans.The Cavaliers won their first men's basketball national championship on Monday night, defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime in Minneapolis.The crowd Tuesday chanted "U-V-A, UVA" as ...

Judge: Black activist can’t represent neo-Nazi group in case

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:45

A black activist who says he took control over one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups was barred Thursday from participating on the group's behalf in a federal lawsuit over the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe ruled that James Hart Stern ...

Update: Man pleads guilty to hate crimes in car attack

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:01

The Latest on a man pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges in a deadly car attack at white nationalist rally in Virginia(all times local):4 p.m.A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has pleaded guilty to federal hate ...

Man convicted in car attack due in court for plea change

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:03

A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack on counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is due in federal court for a change-of-plea hearing.James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state court in December in the death of anti-racism activist Heather ...

Man convicted in Charlottesville attack plans to change plea

U.S. 03/26/19, 19:40

A man convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is expected to change his plea to federal hate crime charges Wednesday. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state court in December in the death of anti-racism ...

Teen charged with making racist threats in Charlottesville

U.S. 03/22/19, 19:26

A 17-year-old boy was charged Friday with making online threats of "ethnic cleansing" against black and Hispanic students at the public high school in Charlottesville, Virginia, a city that was the site of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. The threats had shut down the city's public schools on Thursday ...

Jerome helps rally No. 2 Virginia past Louisville 73-68

Sports 03/09/19, 18:13

Ty Jerome scored 24 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 5:34 remaining, and No. 2 Virginia held off Louisville 73-68 on Saturday to clinch the top seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.Kyle Guy added 13 points and Jay Huff also made huge contributions at both ends as ...

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