City police set the baitâan unlocked vehicle with obvious iPod, cell phone, camera and watchâalong Madison Avenue. Three minutes later they sprung the trap, after two teens on bikes swiped the iPod and cell phone, making it 30 yards before police arrested them. Police found two more iPods after a search. Both juveniles were convicted last week of petty larceny.
A late-night party at Panda Garden on Emmet Street this weekend led to a series of shootings that injured two and sprayed a home with bullets, according to media reports.
Dear M. Pure: Well, if there’s one thing Ace appreciates as he gets on in years, it’s fishing, swimming and canoeingâ¦ and drifting lazily downstream in a raft, drinking beer and ogling women in bathing suits, of course. Fortunately for Ace, the Rivanna River allows him do all of these things. But is it safe?
I was walking through the hospital the other day and noticed how many people were using the elevator instead of the stairs.
The Jefferson School’s historic designation may have saved it from demolition in 2002, but its national historic status also means improvements are slow going.
Want to check last night\’s NBA box score while waiting for the bus at East Market? Well, as long as you have a wireless laptop, you\’re now in luck, thanks to City Council\’s recently purchased high-power wireless antenna.
Another Virginia summer is about to slam us with triple-digit temperatures and Ecuadorian humidity, and local neighborhoods are abuzz with the sound of central air-conditioning. But what about the homeless?
The Rivanna Conservation Society (RCS) is now accepting proposals for a “historical review of the Woolen Mills Dam” to gather data about the privately owned dam the RCS has sought to breach since around 2000.
Scottsville, 20 minutes south of Charlottesville on Route 20, is known for its small-town charm. But that doesn’t mean the development craze that has been hitting Albemarle and the surrounding counties hasn’t had any effect on this town of 600 residents. According to Mayor Steve Phipps, the biggest issue facing his town right now is traffic, specifically from the rapidly growing counties of Fluvanna and Buckingham.
Even though Andrew Alston will be released nearly five months early, the former UVA student convicted of voluntary manslaughter for killing volunteer firefighter Walter Sisk is appealing the terms of his June 21 release.
A self-described “nerd debate kid” her entire life, Dahlia Lithwick\’s fascination with court-related reporting began when she stumbled into the Microsoft anti-trust trial and discovered, as she puts it: “This is theater. This is Shakespeare.”
Are you happy? The question blares at us from magazine covers and pharmaceutical commercials, but most of us realize that true happiness isn\’t as simple as a fad diet or a popped pill.
The UVA Architecture School will begin construction this summer on two additions that will add 20,000 square feet of office, classroom and exhibition space to the school, while also preparing Campbell Hall to mesh with the incoming Arts Grounds.
As the presidential seal filled the screen on the May 13 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” viewers might have expected to see one of the show’s regular impersonators-in-chief. But the fake president who opened the show turned out to be an erstwhile contender: former Vice President Al Gore.
The UVA men\’s lacrosse team wrapped up an undefeated season and took home its fourth NCAA national championship last week, defeating the University of Massachusetts 15-7.
Looks aren\’t everything, but, according to a recent survey, a majority of college students think that looks count for a lotâat least when it comes to buildings.
Poor George Allen. Back in March, The New York Times reported that the Virginia Senator is bored with his job. The paper quoted him telling a crowd in Iowa that the Senate is “too slow for me.” Well, be careful what you wish for-he Republican pseudo cowboy now has a pair of Democrats injecting some real excitement into his life.
The local Head Start, a federally funded preschool program, ended last month, but officials are already concerned about how they will meet the growing demand for next year\’s classes.
In the second season premiere of “My Life on the D-List” (Tuesday, June 6, 9pm, Bravo), comedienne Kathy Griffin, fresh from playing the Paramount, spends a substantial amount of time tooling around Charlottesvilleâand the resulting footage is not pretty (just take a glance at the adjoining sidebar, and recoil at our rube-itude).
As summer approaches, City and County officials are supposed to be coming up with a coordinated drought-management plan that will set usage restrictions in case of a water shortage. They haven\’t gotten the job done, but recent rains have eased fears of a summertime drought.
By Pete Armetta
Dear Ace: I ordered tickets to the “Wetlands Revival Tour” concert at the Pavilion, but the show has been canceled because Wynton Marsalis has an inflamed lip. I got an e-mail from the ticketing company saying they would refund the cost of the ticket, but not the service charges. I paid for these services to attend a concert that is now not being presented âwhy should that cost me money?âNick L. N. Dimed
The 15-year-old Albemarle County High School student found guilty of plotting with three other teens to use explosives on two area high schools has been allowed by an Albemarle County Circuit Court judge to return home to his family. Reached for comment, neither the teen\’s mother, nor his lawyer, David Bruns, would comment on why the court decided that the 15-year-old couldâor shouldâgo home, because the case remains closed to the public. The teen\’s mother did say that her son is home permanently, and that she and her husband have plans to home-school him. She says that he needs to catch up on the last quarter of 10th grade since he\’s fallen behind due to his legal woes. He will have the summer off and then, his mother says, will continue his 11th grade studies at home in the fall. She also says that, “He\’s doing great. He\’s doing very well,” and that both she and her husband are pleased with the outcome.