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National sororities ban UVA chapters from major party weekend

Citing safety concerns, 16 national sorority organizations have banned their UVA chapters from participating in what is historically on of the biggest party nights for University Greeks. Sorority women at UVA are banned from attending parties scheduled for this coming Saturday, January 31. The evening known as “Boys’ Bid Night” celebrates the day University men accept fraternities’ invitations to […]

Claire Ogilvie, who attacked Nancy Tramontin her basement, will spend four years in prison. Mugshot: Charlottesville Police Department

Ogilvie pleads guilty, sentenced to 4 years

The woman who entered the residence of Delegate David Toscano and attacked his wife nearly a year ago entered a plea agreement January 23 in Charlottesville Circuit Court and was sentenced to 50 years in prison, with all but four years suspended. Ogilvie, 36, a Yale grad and former patent attorney, stood before Judge John Cullen […]

A conceptual rendering of what the Rio Road and Route 29 intersection could look like, thanks to a proposed $81 million grade-separated interchange project. Image courtesy VDOT.

Bell budget amendment aims to put Route 29 projects on hold

Albemarle Delegate Rob Bell has proposed a state budget amendment that would put plans for a major overhaul of Route 29’s Rio Road intersection on hold and subject them to further scrutiny. The $80 million stoplight-eliminating, grade-separated interchange is part of a package of improvements planned for the highway’s congested Albemarle stretch. The updates, which […]

Damien Shifflett's family suffered another loss in a December house fire. Photo courtesy family

Hit-and-run victim ID’d as Stanardsville father of four

A family member has said that the man killed early January 20 in a hit and run on U.S. 29 in Ruckersville is Damien Shifflett, 30, a father of four. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller has since confirmed the ID, and said that Shifflett was from Stanardsville. Barely a month earlier, his family suffered another tragedy. According to […]