Sidney Stinnie (left) said it was devastating to be accused of forcible sodomy by James Halfaday while in jail. Photo Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Another Halfaday accusation: Forcible sodomy case dismissed

Sidney Stinnie admits he shot a man. He admits he sold drugs. But he emphatically denies that he sexually assaulted former City Council candidate James Halfaday in the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail in 2013. The prosecution appears to agree and dropped a forcible sodomy charge against him in February. “I lost family members,” said Stinnie, […]

Charlottesville Fire Chief. Photo: Kelly Kollar

City fire chief announces retirement

Chief Charles Werner said he’s calling it quits this summer after a 37-year career at the Charlottesville Fire Department. Werner started at the department at 18 years old, became chief in 2005, and in January, his department received the insurance industry’s top Class 1 rating, which translates into lower premiums for residents. Werner started a […]