Charlottesville Breaking News
UVA's recent 24-21 upset win over previously unbeaten, 12th-ranked Georgia Tech sent Cavalier fans rushing the field. But in the October 15 stampede of spectators, something bad happened that hasn't been revealed until now. Ten people were injured, three of them seriously enough to be hospitalized.
Of the 10 fans who received emergency care at Scott Stadium, four were moderately injured but walked away, two had minor injuries, one refused care, but three were taken to the hospital, according to UVA Medical Center spokesman Peter Jump.
He was unable to provide further details on those injured, other than to say– contrary to one rumor roiling the town– that there were no reports of anyone requiring resuscitation either at the stadium or at the hospital.
If this scenario sounds painfully familiar, there was a similar incident six years ago following an upset over Florida State. In the field-swarming jubilation of that 2005 event, dozens of Cavalier fans we...
The news that the mother of slain concert-goer Morgan Dana Harrington filed a lawsuit against the security company nearly got lost amid the tributes to the 20-year-old on the two-year anniversary of her disappearance. The $3.5 million suit against Regional Marketing Concepts Inc., doing business as RMC Events, was filed October 11 in Roanoke. While the president of RMC Events has declined to return our phone calls, the Hook caught up with Morgan's mom, Gil Harrington.
Why the lawsuit?
Gil: Questions remain about what happened that night, and this is about retaining our ability to ask those questions.
Gil: We really had been considering it, and the statute of limitations was beginning to run out.
Do you really blame the security firm?
Gil: It's more than just casting about for somebody to blame.
What about Morgan's friends [Amy Melvin and Sarah Snead] who left her to fend for herself?
Gil: It's always been about a murderer. I'm not going to throw Morgan's friends under a bus. I know that those girls loved Morgan, and Morgan loved them.
You've also refrained from criticizing the State Police for thus far failing to solve this.
Gil: Like it or not, we remain a famil...