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"Kiss-A-Bull" Kissing Booth Brings in Funds With a Smooch

With Valentines Day quickly approaching a few residents puckered up on Saturday at a special kissing both. Instead of kissing other people, this booth was all about kissing a Bull Dog.

A Local Church Raises Funds to Strike Out Homelessness Among Disabled

The Charlottesville District of The United Methodist Church is working with a group called Heart Havens to raise money to build an apartment complex for people with intellectual disabilities in Charlottesville.

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Buckingham County Teenager Killed By State Police In Scottsville Scuffle

The Virginia State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left 19-year-old Dyzhawn L. Perkins of Buckingham County dead.

Virginia State Police who responded to a report of a black man yelling and attacking two people at a Scottsville store, say the man later identified as Perkins, ran off and broke into a nearby residence where he assaulted an elderly couple.

Perkins then jumped through a plate glass window and attacked one of the deputies & in response another deputy fired at the male subject who later died at the scene

Troopers say the sheriff's office is investigating the teen's connection to four other assaults that had taken place at different locations in the county Saturday morning.

Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and Americans are likely to spend nearly $20 billion today which is up five-percent over last year according to Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub who says chocolates, flowers, jewelry and romantic dinners remain the most popular gifts. 

Gonzalez predicts the average couple will spend just under 150-dollars this Valentine's Day.

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'Hoos Advance to ITA Semifinals

The Virginia men's tennis team beat Wake Forest in a close battle, Saturday night.

'Hoos Fall to Chattanooga on Senior Day

The 19th ranked Virginia wrestling team fell in a close battle to Chattanooga, on senior day, Sunday afternoon.

'Hoos Go Down at Home on Opening Day

The Wahoos had their chances but couldn't capitalize Saturday afternoon, as the Virginia men's lacrosse team opened its season with an 11-4 loss to Loyola at Klöckner Stadium.

A Chance to Cheer

Athletes all over the world inspire people every day, especially those in the spotlight, like LeBron James or Steph Curry. They encourage kids to pursue their dreams. But one local athlete is inspiring her teammates from the sidelines.

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50 Latvian couples get hitched in midair, literally

Latvian couples have tied the knot in the air on Valentine's Day hoping to set a world record in the number of simultaneous weddings in hot air balloons.

Lovelorn elephant takes out his rage on more than a dozen cars

After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.

Hong Kong lights up 25,000 LED roses for Valentine's Day

It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas -- tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.

Congo opposition member arrested before strike, is released

The Congolese government spokesman says an opposition leader who was arrested earlier has been released.

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