This moving van won't be moving today.
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14th Street bridge eats another truck

A Student Services Moving and Storage truck became the latest victim of the 14th Street bridge and its unyielding 10-foot clearance. The truck heading westbound on University Avenue was jammed under the bridge around 8:45am Thursday. A woman who answered the phone at Student Services says no one was injured and it’s not the first […]

Debra Weiss rents a guest house made of refurbished materials called the Recycled House. She doesn’t buy the “bugaboo” that out-of-state moguls will buy up houses to turn them into short-term rentals and ruin neighborhoods.
Photo: AMANDA MAGLIONE

Slow rules: City still trying to come up with Airbnb regs

The day before this story went to press, 444 local properties were listed on popular short-term rental site Airbnb. The amount of lodging tax collected by Charlottesville? Very little. To be fair, some of those listings are in Albemarle County, and the numbers available on the website vary from day to day. City officials estimate […]

Neighbors Raymond Shackelford and Bridget Brown Shackelford witnessed a police K9 attack a 13-year-old girl and Bridget held the girl until the ambulance came. Photo by Samantha Baars

Dog attack witness: Police K9 was “vicious”

Thursday night, a K9 from the Charlottesville Police Department was accidentally released from the back of a patrol car on the 700 block of Prospect Avenue where it bit a 13-year-old girl several times, breaking the skin and requiring stitches, according to Captain Gary Pleasants. “The dog was vicious,” says Bridget Brown Shackelford, a neighbor […]