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 ...

Neo-Nazi group’s leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

U.S. 02/28/19, 18:23

One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group's ...

Truck driver found not guilty in crash with chartered train

U.S. 02/28/19, 08:49

A garbage-truck driver who drove into the path of a train carrying Republican members of Congress has been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter.The Daily Progress reports the jury's verdict in the trial of 31-year-old Dana Naylor Jr. came on Wednesday, over a year after the January 2018 crash with ...

Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Notre Dame, 60-54

Sports 02/16/19, 16:15

Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De'Andre Hunter had 20 with 10 rebounds and No. 4 Virginia withstood a late push by Notre Dame to win 60-54 on Saturday.Hunter scored six points during a 9-0 run for the Cavaliers (22-2, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) after the Fighting Irish closed to within ...

Barrett, 3s lead No. 2 Duke past No. 3 Virginia, 81-71

Sports 02/09/19, 20:26

RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia and then held off the Cavaliers, 81-71, on Saturday night.Barrett hit his first five tries from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast ...

Virginia investor tries to curb Dominion’s influence

U.S. 01/20/19, 11:26

Virginia investor Michael Bills is spending millions of dollars to try to weaken the political influence of Dominion Energy.Bills said the state's largest electric utility has effectively captured the General Assembly and is able to write its own laws. He said that's led to higher than necessary electric bills, bad ...

Hunter, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in rout of Hokies, 81-59

Sports 01/15/19, 22:01

De'Andre Hunter scored 21 points and Ty Jerome had 14 and a career-high 12 assists as No. 4 Virginia started fast and routed No. 9 Virginia Tech 81-59 on Tuesday night.Kyle Guy added 15 points for the Cavaliers (16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who never trailed in the first meeting ...

Texas set to remove Confederate plaque from state Capitol

Texas 01/11/19, 16:09

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Friday to remove a plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War, bending after years of resistance by state Republican leaders in the face of Confederate monuments falling nationwide.A unanimous vote by the State Preservation Board, which ...

2017 rally counterprotester with flamethrower drops appeal

U.S. 01/11/19, 12:47

A black counterprotester is no longer appealing his conviction for using an improvised flamethrower during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.News outlets report that court documents show Corey Long dropped his appeal Thursday, two weeks before a hearing in Charlottesville Circuit Court.An Associated Press photographer captured an image of ...

Guy, Key lead No. 4 Virginia past No. 9 FSU, 65-52

Sports 01/05/19, 17:21

Kyle Guy scored 21 points and No. 4 Virginia limited No. 9 Florida State to just 15 field goals in a 65-52 victory Saturday.Guy scored 18 of his points in the first half as the Cavaliers (13-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) took a 42-23 lead. Braxton Key added 12 points ...

Hall of Fame college football coach George Welsh dies

Football 01/04/19, 11:42

George Welsh, who coached football at Virginia for 19 years and retired as the Atlantic Coast Conference's career victories leader, has died.The school made the announcement in a release Friday, saying Welsh's family says he died peacefully in Charlottesville on Wednesday. He was 85.Welsh compiled a 134-86-3 record at Virginia ...

Report: Virginia official misused staff for personal tasks

U.S. 01/03/19, 02:07

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics says former Republican Virginia Rep. Thomas Garrett misused staffers for tasks such as dog sitting and buying him cigarettes.The Daily Progress reports the committee released its report Wednesday, just before Garrett's Thursday departure from the House. The report says Garrett apparently "did ...

Virginia looking for better bowl outcome after this year

Football 12/27/18, 14:51

Bryce Perkins wasn't with Virginia when the Cavaliers made their first bowl appearance in six years last season, but the quarterback has heard about the disappointing trip and is helping them prepare for a different outcome.The Cavaliers do not want a repeat performance in the Belk Bowl Saturday against South ...

Update: Jury asks about consecutive sentences for Fields

U.S. 12/11/18, 11:22

The Latest on jury deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of murder and other charges for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local):11:20 a.m.Jurors in the trial of a man convicted of murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a ...

Jury to resume deliberations on white nationalist’s sentence

U.S. 12/11/18, 00:39

A Virginia jury is set to resume deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally.Jurors spent just under two hours Monday considering a sentence for James Alex Fields Jr. They ...

Jury deciding sentence for man who rammed rally protesters

U.S. 12/10/18, 16:09

Several people who were severely injured when a man drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year described devastating physical and psychological effects to a jury tasked with making a sentencing recommendation Monday. The man's lawyers argued he acted in self-defense and out of fear, and a ...

Update: Mom: White nationalist can’t silence daughter

U.S. 12/10/18, 12:38

The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times local):12:15 p.m.Susan Bro, center, mother of Heather Heyer, is escorted down the steps of the courthouse after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. (AP Photo/Steve ...

Jury to recommend sentence for white nationalist

U.S. 12/10/18, 04:01

The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment.The jury in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. will reconvene Monday to hear additional evidence and come up with a sentencing recommendation ...

Virginia city hopes to heal after man’s murder conviction

U.S. 12/08/18, 01:03

Civil rights activists in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, are hoping the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally will help heal their scarred community.FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional ...

Update: Charlottesville hopes verdict will help healing

U.S. 12/07/18, 20:03

The latest on the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local):7:45 p.m.Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy says he hopes the guilty verdict in the trial of a man who drove his car into counterprotesters at ...

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