Philip Weber III, a.k.a "Running Man." Photo courtesy of NBC 29

Trail runner offers safety tips after Running Man’s death

Following the December 29 death of 55- year-old Philip Weber III, known as Charlottesville’s “Running Man,” an ultra marathoner and running club board member makes suggestions for safe running. Weber was struck and killed by a 2001 Isuzu Trooper on Ivy Road around 7am. At the time of the incident, police closed the westbound lane […]

Republican Michael Del Rosso announced a run for the 5th District seat that Congressman Robert Hurt will give up after this year. File photo

Del Rosso enters 5th District race

Denouncing his own party, Republican Michael Del Rosso announced a run for the 5th District seat that Congressman Robert Hurt will give up after this year. About three dozen supporters joined Del Rosso in front of the Freedom of Speech Wall on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall on a chilly January 4. Del Rosso cited a Fox […]

Albemarle Police Chief Steve Sellers says it wasn’t his idea to be called “the colonel.”
Photo Mina Pirasteh

Exit interview: Steve Sellers sets the record straight

When Steve Sellers took the job as chief of Albemarle County Police in late 2010, he came to a department where, earlier that same year, four officers had been disciplined for inappropriate behavior on the job. He took over an organization where a dashcam video of an officer listening to the Black Eyed Peas’ “My […]