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Day three: Prosecution suggests strangulation
Published on Oct 14th, 2011
7 comments In addition to dozens of abrasions, bruises, and broken bones, Justine Elizabeth Abshire suffered another type of injury before her death, a medical examiner testified today. "These findings are what...
Day two: Trial opens with gruesome details, timeline emphasis
Published on Oct 13th, 2011
11 comments A shoe, two gold earrings, and a cell phone were among the items found along Taylorsville Road near the lifeless body of kindergarten teacher and 1997 Western Albemarle High School graduate Justine...
Day one: Domestic violence a focus during Abshire jury selection
Published on Oct 12th, 2011
5 comments A young woman allegedly raped in June won't be part of the jury deciding the fate of accused wife-killer Eric Abshire. She was one of several women dismissed as potential jurors on the first day of...
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Published on Oct 11th, 2011
0 comments COVERReefer madnessWhen a helicopter and SWAT team swooped in on his Albemarle County property, Philip Cobbs was terrified. Months later, and with charges pending against him for two pot plants he...
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Published on Oct 5th, 2011
0 comments COVERErnest endeavorHow do you thank a professor like Ernest "Boots" Mead? For 100 students who say he had a profound impact on their personal and professional lives during and after their time at...
VFH Lunchtime Fellowship Series presents John A. Ragosta
Published on Oct 4th, 2011
0 comments These lectures, held in Charlottesville City Council chambers, are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, October 11, at noon, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities fellow John A. Ragosta will...
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Published on Sep 29th, 2011
0 comments COVERTurf warsIn this, its first season, Charlottesville's new semi-pro football team, the Virginia Silverbacks, racked up a winning record. But the coaches and players say the victories aren't the...
If only the neighbors had rallied behind dredging...
Published on Sep 27th, 2011
21 comments Neighbors shocked to find that they live near dynamite blasting might have been better served by getting enthused about a technology that's much quieter and which might have saved the likely-doomed...
Drug or treat? Taubes headlines 'sugar busting' event
Published on Sep 26th, 2011
2 comments Charlottesville City School Board candidate Ivana Kadija hasn't been quiet about her mission: restricting sugar in schools. In an event tonight dubbed "The Case Against Sugar," Kadija's bringing in...
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Published on Sep 22nd, 2011
0 comments COVERIn sync?What must Albemarle do to get the Western bypass built? What is corridor cleansing, and what does it mean for you? And what's with Ken Boyd's private committee? ON THE BLOCKColonial...
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Published on Sep 14th, 2011
0 comments COVERGlitchy systemWhen Albemarle County schools adopted the SchoolNet data management system, administrators touted it as a high tech tool that would increase efficiency. A Hook investigation shows...
Bald eagle on 9/10
Published on Sep 13th, 2011
0 comments On a day when the streets of nearby Washington teemed with machine gun-toting officers and traffic diversions to ward off any 9/11 weekend terror, a juvenile bald eagle entertains photographers on...
Car extrication in Greenwood
Published on Sep 12th, 2011
0 comments A car driven into a drainage ditch at the Rockfish Gap Country Store in Greenwood gets extricated by a passing samaritan in a big blue pickup truck.
Sunken deer
Published on Sep 8th, 2011
5 comments A deer that died of unknown causes lies submerged in a tiny pond on private property in the West Leigh subdivision during the 2009-10 hunting season. As they did that season, Virginians ages 15 and...
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Published on Sep 8th, 2011
0 comments COVERRemembering 9/11Ten years after the towers fell, smoke billowed out of the Pentagon, and a group of heroic passengers made the phrase "Let's roll" a national call to arms, Charlottesville...
Snap: Kelly's tree
Published on Sep 2nd, 2011
1 comments The maple tree planted to honor Kelly Watt, the hard-charging runner-writer who died from heat stroke complications just before entering college in 2005, stands in tribute at Panorama Farms during...
Long Road to Paris at the Jefferson
Published on Sep 1st, 2011
0 comments Authors and adventurers, Ed and Janet Howle, will be in Charlottesville on September 21 at the Jefferson Theater to present highlights of their drive west across the U.S., Asia and Europe covering 14...
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Published on Aug 31st, 2011
0 comments COVERWhat's next?Earthquakes, hurricanes– the disasters have been coming fast and furious these last weeks, but you'll be ready for your next natural disaster with tips from the experts,...
Irene cancels: Bad weekend to go to New York
Published on Aug 26th, 2011
1 comments Airlines are usually the first to cancel in bad weather. With Hurricane Irene ready to slam into the Eastern Seaboard, trains and buses are getting scratched as well. Amtrak canceled trains south...
Pressing on: Cville Amtrak trains to roll through storm
Published on Aug 25th, 2011
1 comments While many flights may be grounded and while Amtrak is canceling some trains "south" of Washington, DC, Friday thru Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28 in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, according to a...
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Published on Aug 24th, 2011
0 comments COVERUn-Super Size MeWhat's making kids fat? One local mother and school board candidate has her sights aimed at sugar and says city schools aren't doing enough to make healthy eating a top priority...
Another multi-million-dollar spread up for bids...
Published on Aug 24th, 2011
11 comments This time it's a 7,800-square-footer built in 2007 and recently offered for sale by owners Fred Trainor and Melissa Russell through Better Homes real estate for $4.9 million. It's called "Milton Farm...
Dave & Tim concert rakes in dough and listeners
Published on Aug 21st, 2011
1 comments The dollar count hasn't yet been revealed, but the music filled the eastern end of the Downtown Mall on the night of Saturday, August 20, as the musical duo of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds...
Huja: A sidewalk on every street
Published on Aug 17th, 2011
34 comments Standing in front of the Transit Center with supporters, City Councilor Satyendra Huja details his vision of improved transportation, which includies completion of the Meadowcreek Parkway, one of the...
Snap: Reinforcements?
Published on Aug 16th, 2011
0 comments A half dozen cherry pickers were lined up in the Omni parking lot Tuesday morning, August 16, following the storm the previous Sunday that left much of Charlottesville powerless. The Progress reports...
Snap: Getting ready for banking parade
Published on Aug 14th, 2011
0 comments Wells Fargo officially celebrated its renaming of the former Wachovia banks in Charlottesville on August 9 with a little parade on the Downtown Mall and some speeches touting about $80,000 in...
Merle Haggard at the Pavilion
Published on Aug 11th, 2011
5 comments Merle Haggard played the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on August 4, as these pictures by Milo Farineau indicate.
Alleged murder-for-hire-seeking widow walks
Published on Aug 10th, 2011
0 comments The woman accused of seeking a hitman to kill her late husband's girlfriend after she was omitted from her spouse's obituary has agreed to an Alford Plea that gives her no jail time, even as she...
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Published on Aug 10th, 2011
0 comments COVERWhere's Waldo?From the Appalachian Trail to the Today Show to the White House, there's just no predicting where Waldo Jaquith will pop up next. Get to know the man who learned to read by age two...
Snap: Arden Place going up
Published on Aug 9th, 2011
0 comments It may seem like just yesterday that a member of the Woodbrook neighborhood was fretting about the arrival of "riff-raff." Today, however, the 212-unit Arden Place community rises behind the Carmike...