Government & Courts

After turning himself in for the violation, a representative from the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail says he is not currently incarcerated. Mugshot courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Department

SWAT standoff: Local Internet celeb behind bars

Not one to shy away from a camera, a Charlottesville man and Internet celebrity had a more somber cameo than he’s used to during January 4 video appearances in Charlottesville General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. A day after a police standoff, which lasted several hours and required the presence of a […]

Charlottesville police parked a BearCat in front of the yellow house on Sixth Street SE where suspect Cole Frank Nordick was barricaded. Staff photo

UPDATED: Suspect taken into custody after 6th Street standoff

“Everything in that house will be ruined,” homeowner Marcus Shifflett said when police began shooting what appeared to be tear gas into a 6th Street Southeast home he rents to a tenant. “Furniture, clothes, everything.” The Downtown Mall’s Union Bank and Trust was robbed January 4, and city spokesperson Miriam Dickler says police obtained a […]

Gil and Dan Harrington drove two hours to be at a five-minute hearing for their daughter's accused murderer, and say they feel "honor bound" to be there. Staff photo

Comings and goings draw more attention than Jesse Matthew

The status hearing for accused murderer Jesse Matthew had the former Monticello High student in court December 17 for what was basically the postponement of scheduling a motion hearing to bring in uncharged crimes during sentencing, should he be convicted of the murder, abduction and capital murder of Hannah Graham in July. Garnering more attention during the brief […]