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Albemarle County officials are reviewing an application for another rally on August 12th.
The date has already been the focus of antagonistic groups, because a “Unite the Right” rally is supposed to take place in Lee Park to protest the removal of Confederate memorials.
Now, a group calling themselves “1Team1Fight” has filed the paperwork to have their own event which appears to be sympathetic to the cause of the first.
The second rally is scheduled to be held at Darden Towe Park.
Organizers say at least 150 people are expected to attend, and it is open to the public.
Four men convicted in a string of armed robberies and a home invasion in Albemarle and Greene Counties were sentenced in Federal Court Tuesday.
Kentavia Jones, Terence Tyree, Jacquarius Johnson and Isaiah Wilson range from 5 to 30 years.
Isaiah Wilson got the lightest sentence of 5 years 8 months while Terence Tyree was called “the most culpable” and racked up 30 years behind bars.
The four were part of a group that robbed Papa Johns, Dominos and 7-11’s in the area.
Chelsea Scott took a plea deal in December for which she will see zero time, and Demetrius Steppe will be sentenced Friday.
Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and John Warner each released statements condemning Tuesday’s vote on the Senate floor.
The senate voted 51-50 in favor of beginning a debate about health care.
That’s right- The vote was not to repeal Obamacare and pass new, unpopular legislation.
It was to begin an open debate about what a new health care bill should look like.
All 48 Senate Democrats and two Republicans voted against the possibility of improving the Affordable Care Act.
Kaine and Warner both claim the vote (which, again, was a vote to begin an open debate) will harm countless Americans; meanwhile Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the affirmative.
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine issued statements on Tuesday’s Senate Bill to consider the repeal of Obamacare that was passed by Vice President Pence’s single tie-breaking vote.
In his statement, Senator Warner said: “Today’s vote will have very real and disastrous consequences for millions of Americans -- the only question is how many people will be harmed, since Senate Republicans voted to move forward on a bill no one has yet seen but which we already know will raise costs and kick millions off their health insurance, including millions of children, elderly and disabled Americans who depend on Medicaid.”
Governor Terry McAuliffe also released a statement in which he urged the Senate, on behalf of all hard-working Virginia families, to reject any legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act and encouraged Senators to instead work together in a bipartisan manner to improve the ACA, stabilize our private health insurance markets, and increase health insurance coverage for all Americans.
Authorities in Roanoke have identified a Nelson County man believed to have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake State Park over the weekend.
Michael Wood’s body was found by divers at approximately 1 pm on Saturday in about 17 feet of water near the dock at the Pelican Point Yacht Club in Union Hall.
According to Sgt. Karl Martin with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, authorities believe Wood died from drowning and while no foul play was suspected, an investigation is still ongoing.
Family members had reported Wood missing earlier Saturday morning.
(NEWSPLEX) A contractor is expected to finish installing protective measures in the southbound lanes of the Route 250 Bypass on Tuesday night and according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the same work will take place in the northbound lanes beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday night.
VDOT announced last week that the additional work was needed for the rehabilitation of the Ivy Road bridge over the bypass, including the use of a “hydro-demolition process” to remove deteriorated concrete.
Once the protective measures are in place in both directions, the hydro-demolition will begin, resulting in single-lane closures in each direction for up to 15 days.
Drivers are urged to use caution and obey traffic controls when approaching the bridge on the 250 Bypass.