Lisa Provence



George Huguely was a lacrosse player set to graduate from UVA in 2010 when he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Yeardley Love, a death he contends was accidental.
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Malice factor: Judge denies Huguely habeas petition

Just days before UVA graduation in 2010, Charlottesville—and the Washington, D.C., area—reeled with the news that fourth-year lacrosse player Yeardley Love was found dead in her apartment and her former boyfriend, George Huguely, had been charged with first-degree murder. After a two-week jury trial in 2012, Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to […]

John Miska was arrested for possessing the razor blades he'd just purchased at CVS.
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Gun-carrying vet arrested for scraper blades

John Miska frequently shops on the Downtown Mall, especially when CVS has two-for-one sales on cases of Arizona iced tea. Today, he ran afoul of the city’s list of prohibited items after he made his purchases, and was arrested for possessing the single edge blades he bought for his ice scraper. Miska, 64, says he […]

Attorney Jeff Fogel. Photo by Eze Amos

Attorneys slam downtown mall pedestrian restrictions

At the August 6 City Council meeting, public safety officials outlined precautions for the upcoming August 12 anniversary, including street closures and the shutdown of public pools. It wasn’t until two days later that the city announced pedestrian access to the eight-block or so Downtown Mall would be limited to two entry points. Civil rights […]

A man died during the construction of a C&O Row house, falling down an unsecured elevator shaft.
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Builder fined in elevator shaft fatality

Early July 25, Albemarle police responded to an industrial accident at Yancey Lumber in Crozet, where employee Floriberta Macedo-Diaz, 46, of Waynesboro, died of her injuries. Macedo-Diaz isn’t the only workplace fatality in the region. In June, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry finished its investigation into a job-related death last fall, and fined […]

City Council chose Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy to sit in the interim manager hot seat by a 3-0 vote. 
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Mike Murphy named interim city manager

After more than a week of heated exchanges between city councilors and Mayor Nikuyah Walker over the hiring of an interim city manager,  there was 10 minutes of public notice before a 3-0 vote in closed session at 1:15pm resulted in Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy taking the job effective 5pm today, just hours before […]

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Bugs on the bus go ’round and ’round

Former Albemarle School Board member Gary Grant had an appointment at UVA WorkMed Clinic last month and he struck up a conversation with a Charlottesville Area Transit bus driver. As a former school bus driver himself, Grant asked the driver if he was in for a random drug test. It was even worse. The driver […]

Soil from the lynching site of John Henry James joins hundreds of others such testaments to hate at the Equal Justice Initiative's Legacy Museum in Montgomery.
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Day 5 #CvillePilgrimage: Say his name

Next to nothing is known about John Henry James—not his age, his family nor his occupation. All that is certain is that he died on July 12, 1898, at the hands of a Charlottesville lynch mob. And that murder is what led to around 100 people from Charlottesville to travel four days to Montgomery, Alabama, […]

Pat Napoleon already thought Councilor Wes Bellamy was disrespectful to those with whom he disagreed before she had her own exchange with him June 18.

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Napoleon v. Bellamy at City Council

Kerfuffles certainly aren’t new at City Council meetings anymore, but the one June 18 between Pat Napoleon and Wes Bellamy jolted awake anyone who may have been dozing during public comments. Napoleon is the founder of Rise Charlottesville, and has been collecting signatures to remove those on council last year who voted to remove Confederate […]

Robert Davis finally will receive compensation for the nearly 13 years he spent in prison.

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State budget benefits Robert Davis

The General Assembly’s passage May 30 of a budget that expands Medicaid makes nearly 400,000 Virginians now eligible for health insurance. The previously stalled budget also helps a local man who spent almost 13 years in prison. Robert Davis turned 34 years old May 22, and one thing he didn’t get for his birthday was […]