Virginia State Police

DUI Checkpoints, Other Enforcement Ramped Up Across Virginia

Virginia State Police announced 94 checkpoints and 612 saturation patrols through Labor Day weekend around the state.<p>If you want to celebrate the end …

Labor Day

Lawsuit: State trooper slammed Hampton man to ground, shattering his jaw

A former Norfolk State University student is suing a Virginia State Police trooper over the student’s 2017 arrest in Hampton, accusing the officer of …

Crime

One dead in Institute shooting

One person died of a gunshot wound Wednesday evening in Institute, according to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers.<p>Dispatchers said the shooting …

Virginia State Police

Madison Heights Man Arrested After Explosive Materials Were Found

Aug 15, 2018<p>An man was arrested in Madison Heights after explosive materials were found in two different houses on Monday.<p>Officials arrested Ronnie …

Crime

Two Dozen Sad Nazis Cost D.C. at Least $2.6 Million

The core Unite the Right group consisted of about two dozen people, although thousands showed up in response, including plenty of anti-fascist …

Rights & Freedoms

Man killed in shootout with Virginia deputies after homicide

A Virginia man wanted in connection with a homicide was killed in a shootout with deputies.

Crime

Maine resident arrested, allegedly spat in someone's face

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Virginia State Police say a Maine resident has been accused of spitting in the face of another protester during weekend …

Obstruction of Justice

Why did Chapel Hill hire ex-Charlottesville manager? He was ‘a really good candidate’

The Chapel Hill council also shared the town’s 2011 incident at Yates Motor Co. with Jones. she said. In that incident, Chapel Hill police in riot …

Rights & Freedoms

The Root is Live at Unite The Right 2: Nazi Boogaloo

It’s the World Series of White Supremacy. Nazipalooza. The Stupor Bowl. KKKhristmas.<p>Yes, the much-anticipated Unite the Right 2 rally begins today …

Rights & Freedoms

'We have got to fix this': Heather Heyer's mother speaks at Charlottesville anniversary

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With a police escort, Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, broke the perimeter of the downtown walking mall where mourners gathered to visit the place where her daughter lost her life last year.<p>She wasn't sure whether she was in the exact spot or the exact time when her …

News (U.S.)

Police probe assault of officer during Charlottesville march

Virginia authorities say they are investigating an assault of a Charlottesville police officer who was knocked down during a demonstration related to …

George Mason

Families of Virginia state troopers killed in Charlottesville grapple with painful anniversary

It's been one year since Craig Bates lost his younger brother, and the memory of what happened is ever more painful as protesters plan to fill the …

Rights & Freedoms

2018 Unite the Right Rally In Charlottseville, VA

Just Now<p>Just one day after police officers and activists were involved in a tense standoff at the University of Virginia's campus, the city of …

Rights & Freedoms

Hundreds take to Charlottesville streets a year after far-right rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - Hundreds of students and left-wing activists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, as a rally to mark the anniversary of last year's white nationalist gathering turned largely into an anti-police protest.<p>With chants like, "Cops and Klan go …

Rights & Freedoms

Counterprotestors gather in DC ahead of Unite the Right 2 rally

Counterprotestors started lining up in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. near the White House Saturday evening, ahead of the Unite the Right 2 …

Rights & Freedoms

Message to racists: You will not defeat us

An American hero, Heather Heyer is never far from my thoughts, my prayers and my gratitude for her service to our country.<p>A year has passed since she …

Rights & Freedoms

Mitt Romney: 'Insist’ elected leaders respect all Americans

Former Massachusetts governor and Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney, a Republican, called on Americans to “insist” elected leaders respect all …

Rights & Freedoms

Burglar Brazenly Targets Ashburn Homes: Police

A resident came face-to-face with a burglar Thursday night in Ashburn, after which the suspect fled and hit two other nearby homes: LCSO.<p>ASHBURN, …

Virginia State Police

Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens

ADVERTISING<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. >> Police blocked off streets and mobilized hundreds of officers for the anniversary of white supremacist violence in …

Rights & Freedoms

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville Ahead of Rally Anniversary

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville on Wednesday declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year …

Rights & Freedoms

Virginia declares state of emergency ahead of anniversary of Charlottesville rally

- Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in Virginia ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville rally.<p>Officials …

Rights & Freedoms

Charlottesville, DC prepare for anniversary of violent rally

Law enforcement officials in two U.S. cities are aiming to avoid a repeat of the violence that erupted a year ago in Charlottesville, Va.<p>“There seemed to be confusion as to who had authority to respond in a certain way,” RaShall Brackney, the new Charlottesville Police Chief, said at a July 12 …

Rights & Freedoms

State police: Truck runs over, kills 5-year-old in Gloucester County

A child was killed when a pickup truck ran over him in Gloucester County on Wednesday evening, according to the Virginia State Police.<p>In a news …

George Washington

Charlottesville declares state of emergency as city braces for anniversary of deadly white nationalist rally

Charlottesville, Virginia, is bracing for demonstrations marking the one year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally, where white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed violently last year, resulting in the death of a 32-year-old woman.<p>The city on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in …

Rights & Freedoms

State of emergency declared in Charlottesville for 'Unite the Right' anniversary

<b>(CNN) —</b> The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, is bracing for what may come this weekend on the one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally.<p>States of emergency were declared on Wednesday for the Commonwealth of Virginia and Charlottesville. The declarations enable law enforcement to …

Rights & Freedoms

Man Arrested for Murder in Auburn

Aug 7, 2018<p>Monday, August 6th, 2018: Derrill Richard "Rick" Ennis (age 38) was arrested in Pilot, Montgomery County, Virginia by members of the …

Crime

Gov. Ralph Northam declares state of emergency ahead of Charlottesville rally anniversary

By Reis Thebault<p>, Reporter<p>Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville declared states of emergency Wednesday ahead of the first anniversary of last summer’s white supremacist rally that turned deadly.<p>The declaration, which took effect Wednesday afternoon and could run through Sept. …

Rights & Freedoms

Girl, 12, remains missing; alleged abductor in custody, Va. police say

By Martin Weil<p>, Reporter<p>A 12-year-old girl and her grandmother, who were allegedly abducted on Sunday in Virginia, remained missing Tuesday night after a man who was being sought in the case was taken into custody, the Virginia State Police said.<p>An Amber Alert had been issued for the girl, Angie …

Amber Alerts

KKK Affiliated Group To Possibly Receive Their Own Trains For Upcoming 'White Civil Rights' Rally

A white supremacist group could possibly receive special treatment from Washington D.C.'s metro station for their upcoming "White Civil Rights Rally" …

Civil Rights

Dangerous inmate with Ohio ties escapes from West Virginia prison

WELCH, W.Va. — Troopers say an inmate with ties to Ohio has escaped in West Virginia and is considered armed and dangerous.<p>West Virginia State Police …

Crime