The governor was in Charlottesville Thursday [06/21] to expand the state DNA databank, a move that, had it come four years ago, might have identified the killer of Morgan Harrington and prevented the murder of University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham.
Articles by Hawes Spencer
For the past 25 years, Monticello has been gathering accounts from descendants of the people enslaved by Thomas Jefferson. Those stories, along with other restorations and a new exhibit on Sally Hemings, reveal a fuller story about slavery, freedom and the complicated history of the nation’s third president. WCVE’s Hawes Spencer has more for Virginia Currents.
Martese Johnson, wounded three years ago during a botched arrest by alcohol agents when he was a student at the University of Virginia, has settled his lawsuit against the state for about a quarter of a million dollars.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and frequent MSNBC political commentator Jon Meacham, while no fan of the current president, spoke some encouraging words at a talk with best-selling novelist John Grisham in Charlottesville Saturday [06/16].
On Saturday [06/16], more than 180 years after her death, Sally Hemings, the slave who may have borne six children with Thomas Jefferson, finally has an exhibit at his mountain-top home, Monticello.
A lawsuit that has already pushed several militias to stay out of Charlottesville could go to trial next month, another salvo in the ongoing fallout from last summer’s deadly white nationalist rally.
Just seven weeks before a wrongful death civil trial was to begin, the family of the late Yeardley Love, killed by fellow University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely, withdrew the nearly $30 million lawsuit Monday [06/11].
A trial opens Monday morning [06/11] in federal court alleging that inmates at the Fluvanna Correctional for Women have been medically neglected, sometimes fatally, due to allegedly inadequate medical care.
An African American man accused of using an improvised flamethrower against white nationalists during the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on August 12 was found guilty of disorderly conduct Friday [06/08].