Charlottesville

Demonstrators are seen during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va.
Sarah Rankin/AP
AP News
January 20, 2020 - 12:39 pm
Thousands of gun-rights activists — some brandishing their military-style rifles — crowded the streets surrounding Virginia's Capitol building Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.
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A statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart stands on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.
Steve Helber/AP Photo, File
AP News
November 12, 2019 - 10:48 am
An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.
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Gritty
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Mike DeNardo
September 30, 2019 - 5:55 pm
Philadelphians are offering to help fulfill the wishes of one of Gritty's biggest fans, 3-year-old Jack Callahan, who has been receiving cancer treatments at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Fields, an avowed white supremacist, was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
Steve Helber/AP Photo
July 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
UPDATED: 8:15 p.m. By Denise LaVoie CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex...
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Former vice president Joe Biden talks with officials after speaking at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Michael Dwyer/AP Photo
Pat Loeb
April 19, 2019 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP/KYW Newsradio) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18...
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James Alex Fields, Jr.
Albemarle Regional Jail
March 27, 2019 - 5:15 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country. Under a plea agreement, James Alex Fields Jr., of...
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Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney answers questions during a press conference at the Charlottesville Police Department, Friday, March 22, 2019 in Charlottesville, Va.
Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP
March 23, 2019 - 9:34 am
By Ben Finley Associated Press 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...
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Tara Raigns, of Petersburg, Va., right, reacts to Gov. Ralph Northam's comments during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP
February 04, 2019 - 6:58 am
(AP) — When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. The 35-year-...
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James Alex Fields, Jr.
Albemarle Regional Jail
December 11, 2018 - 1:40 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury recommended life plus 419 years on Tuesday for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. stood stoically with his hands folded in front of him...
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Local activists raise their fists outside Charlottesville General District Court after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
December 10, 2018 - 8:21 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — 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. Jurors on Friday...
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