Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

U.S. 12/07/18, 19:52

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that community leaders and civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial and ...

Update: Jurors see meme of car plowing into crowd

U.S. 12/04/18, 14:16

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of deliberately driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, killing one and injuring dozens more. (all times local):2:15 p.m.Jurors in the trial of a man accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters at a ...

Jurors hear from crowd members in white nationalist trial

U.S. 12/03/18, 14:04

Jurors in the trial of a man who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia heard from people in the crowd and a first-responder.News outlets report that Marissa Martin testified Monday at the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. about joining a group of ...

Chilling evidence of death shown in white nationalist trial

U.S. 11/30/18, 11:18

Jurors in the trial of a man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally have been shown chilling evidence of the death and injuries left behind.On Friday, a Charlottesville police detective methodically reviewed photographs of items found on the car driven by James ...

Jurors hear opening statements in trial of white nationalist

U.S. 11/29/18, 13:03

A jury has been told there is no dispute that a man on trial for killing a woman at a white nationalist rally plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. The only question is: Did he intend to harm or kill people in the crowd or was he simply ...

Jury to hear opening statements in white nationalist trial

U.S. 11/29/18, 00:46

A jury is expected to hear conflicting versions of what happened during a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia last year as an Ohio man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens of others goes on trial.FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows ...

Update: Picking jury slowly in white nationalist trial

U.S. 11/26/18, 15:56

The Latest on the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville (all times local):3:55 p.m.Jury selection in the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has gotten off to a ...

Trial to begin for man charged in white nationalist rally

U.S. 11/26/18, 01:17

Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year.James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Fields is accused of driving ...

Trial set to begin in deadly white nationalist rally

U.S. 11/24/18, 12:00

A planned "Unite the Right" rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville exploded in chaos: violent brawling in the streets, racist chants, smoke bombs, and finally, a car speeding into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring dozens more. Fifteen months later, as the man accused of driving the car heads ...

Black lawmaker renews call against Texas Confederate plaque

Texas 11/21/18, 15:26

A black Democratic lawmaker called on Texas to immediately remove a Confederate plaque that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War after the state's attorney general said Wednesday that a legislative vote isn't needed."We could get out the screwdrivers today," said Eric Johnson, a state representative in ...

Perkins, Reed lead Virginia past Liberty, 45-24

Football 11/10/18, 19:15

Bryce Perkins threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Virginia beat Liberty 45-24 Saturday.Joe Reed caught both scoring throws, of 14 and six yards, and also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown for the Cavaliers (7-3), who ensured their first winning season since the 2011 ...

Virginia’s Thompson bringing new approach to Cavaliers

Basketball 11/08/18, 02:35

Tina Thompson has moved the blue sticky notes that used to cover the left side of her desk into a notebook to cut down on the clutter.The Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer is focused on the one thing she knows well: Winning.It's fitting she will make her head coaching debut ...

Hall runs wild and Pitt beats No. 23 Virginia, 23-13

Football 11/02/18, 22:52

Darrin Hall ran for 229 yards and three touchdowns and Pittsburgh beat No. 23 Virginia 23-13 on Friday night.Hall scored on runs of 41, 2 and 75 yards, the latter a play after Virginia closed to 14-13 in the fourth quarter. The Panthers (5-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) botched the ...

Pittsburgh, No. 23 Virginia set for ACC division matchup

Football 11/01/18, 11:53

The number jumped off the stat sheet: 484 rushing yards.That's what Pittsburgh (4-4, 3-1 ACC) amassed in a wild 54-45 victory against Duke a week ago, and what No. 23 Virginia (6-2, 4-1, No. 25 CFP) will be trying to prevent when the Cavaliers host the Panthers on Friday night ...

Back in Top 25, Virginia remains focused on winning division

Football 10/29/18, 16:44

Now that the Cavaliers are ranked, bowl eligible and have announced that winning the ACC's Coastal Division is their goal, they want to maintain the focus that has carried them to a three-game winning streak.Coach Bronco Mendenhall would rather the 23rd-ranked Cavaliers keep some things to themselves, but appreciates their ...

California white supremacist surrenders to FBI

California 10/28/18, 22:32

Authorities say they have arrested a fourth member of a white supremacist group on charges of inciting violence at California protests and at last year's deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia.The FBI said in a Tweet on Sunday that 38-year-old Aaron Eason surrendered himself. He has an initial court appearance Monday.Prosecutors ...

Perkins leads Virginia past North Carolina, 31-21

Football 10/27/18, 16:01

Bryce Perkins threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Virginia beat North Carolina 31-21 Saturday.Perkins ran for 112 yards for the Cavaliers (6-2, 4-1 ACC), who are in first place in the ACC's Coastal Division. They gained bowl eligibility for the second year in a row, a first ...

Virginia expects tough game vs struggling North Carolina

Football 10/26/18, 12:22

Football film doesn't lie.That's the approach Virginia is taking into Saturday's meeting with North Carolina (1-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). On paper, the Tar Heels are the weakest team in the conference, but also one whose talent has been evident in some gut-wrenching losses."The word 'trap' game hasn't come up, ...

White supremacists arrested on Charlottesville riot charges

U.S. 10/24/18, 10:46

The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.The arrests come weeks after other group members were indicted in Virginia on similar charges.Rise Above Movement leader Robert Rundo was ...

Virginia wants to be ACC contender, faces road test vs Duke

Football 10/15/18, 16:38

Less than an hour after Virginia wrapped up a victory against Miami, Cavaliers safety Juan Thornhill began making predictions.still in his uniform, Thornhill said the victory "woke everybody up" and declared the Cavaliers contenders to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.On Monday, Thornhill's brash talk made coach Bronco Mendenhall smile."It's ...

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