Charlottesville

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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James Fields
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File
December 07, 2018 - 5:39 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it...
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James Alex Fields, Jr.
Albemarle Regional Jail
December 04, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By Amir Vera (CNN) -- The man on trial for killing Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, texted his mother a picture of Adolf Hitler four days before the event in August 2017, according to prosecutors. The commonwealth asked the court to admit, as evidence, a...
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Charlottesville Courthouse
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November 29, 2018 - 11:35 am
By Madeline Holcombe, Jason Hanna and Laura Dolan, CNN (CNN) -- Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday in the state trial of a man accused of killing counterprotester Heather Heyer last year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that put the city and the country on...
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James Alex Fields Jr
Albemarle Regional Jail / WTVR, Tribune via CNN
November 26, 2018 - 1:25 pm
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN (CNN) -- Charlottesville, Virginia, is again bracing for journalists and protesters to converge on the city as jury selection began Monday for the man accused of killing Heather Heyer at last year's Unite the Right rally. Jury selection is expected to take two or three...
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