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Charlottesville man facing manslaughter, other charges for fatal crash on 29

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Albemarle County Police Department reports multiple charges have been filed in connection with a fatal crash that occurred earlier this month on Route 29. According to police, 22-year-old Cristian Alexandro Salinas-Perez of Charlottesville has been charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter, driving after forfeiture...
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Charlottesville man charged in May 15 fatal crash in Albemarle County

The Albemarle County Police Department has charged 22-year-old Cristian Alexandro Salinas-Perez of Charlottesville in connection with a fatal two-vehicle crash on the 1200 block of Seminole Trail near Greenbrier Drive that occurred on May 15. The investigation by ACPD’s Crash Reconstruction Team determined one vehicle was traveling southbound on Seminole...
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Douglass, Armstrong earn UVA Top Honors

Brennan Armstrong and Kate Douglass were honored as Virginia’s top male and female athletes for the 2021-22 academic year. Armstrong earned the WINA Award as the top male athlete, while Douglass claimed the IMP Award as UVA’s top female athlete. Armstrong had a magical season on the gridiron...
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More train routes coming to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority says a new Amtrak route with a stop in Charlottesville is in the works. This July, Amtrak is providing more train services to passengers. The tracks will take travelers from Roanoke through Charlottesville to Washington D.C. and back. The routes run...

Albemarle Police serve involuntary manslaughter, other charges, in fatal May 15 crash

CHARLOTTESVILLE (WINA) – Albemarle Police have charged a 22-year old Charlottesville man with involuntary manslaughter in a May 15th crash on 29 at Greenbrier Drive that killed the driver of another car. Police say a vehicle driven by Cristian Alexandro Salinas-Perez was traveling southbound on Seminole Trail around 9 that Sunday night allegedly at an excessive speed when it struck a vehicle in the intersection at Greenbrier, killing the driver.

Chris Long Foundation gifts free books to students

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two-time Super Bowl Champion Chris Long read to Charlottesville City School students and gave them books for free on Friday. Helping students build a life-long love of reading is part of the Chris Long Foundation's newest program, EdZone. In partnership with FirstBook and Charlottesville City...

Virginia Cavaliers fall to Notre Dame 3-0, await postseason destination

In an ACC Tournament where runs (and especially home runs) have been aplenty, the Virginia Cavaliers pitching staff did what they had to do to give their ballclub a chance at the win. But the offense couldn’t get the hit when it needed to and the Hoos fell 3-0 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish capping off a disappointing 0-2 week in Charlotte.

Guest editorial: The real issue regarding school bus driver shortages and the fallacy of proposed alternatives

Albemarle County and Charlottesville’s seemingly never-ending deficit of school bus drivers is caused by the same issues that impact driver recruitment in most of the nation. The problem is not a lack of supply of drivers but rather a bureaucratic juggernaut that requires drivers to assume a tremendous amount of RESPONSIBILITY while providing them with little effective AUTHORITY. The Chicom Virus of 2020 was simply the precursor that illuminated this longstanding difficulty in the school pupil transportation industry.

Governor signs off on courthouse referendum

STAUTON, Va. – Governor Younkin has signed bills that could lead to the Augusta County courts leaving Staunton. Youngkin signed off on bills from Senator Emmett Hanger and Delegate John Avoli that will allow Augusta County to hold a referendum on moving the courts to the county. The city...

COVID case counts up in Virginia

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Another 36-hundred cases of COVID reported today in Virginia. Locally, it was a mixed bag. Augusta County reported 29 new cases of coronavirus this morning while Harrisonburg added 23. On the other side of things, Staunton recorded seven new cases while there were just five in Page County from Thursday into Friday.

Equity and Diversity Commission members announced. Who do you know on the roster?

STAUNTON — Fourteen Staunton residents were appointed by city council to the Equity and Diversity Commission on Thursday. Those selected for the commission will serve two year terms, with their first meeting scheduled for June 4. The commission is coming to fruition after the assistance of Dr. Robin Stacia, Virginia Risk Sharing Association’s inclusion resident. The city used...
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Staunton City Council appoints members to Equity and Diversity Commission

Staunton City Council appointed 14 people to serve as the initial members of the Equity and Diversity Commission at the regular meeting on Thursday. Lou Boden, Sabrina Burress, Joamarie Garcia, Mark Jeter, Vicki Keyser, Jake Krug, Lindsey Lennon, Beth Nelsen, AnhThu Nguyen, Nathaniel Riddle, Daniel Stuhlsatz, Jennifer Trippeer, Susan Venable and Zavia Willis will serve two-year terms, commencing with their appointment.

No. 9 Virginia advances three boats to NCAA Semifinals

No. 9 Virginia advanced all three boats to the A/B semifinals at the NCAA Rowing Championships Friday at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. The Cavaliers’ Second Varsity Eight placed second in heat three this morning to advance, while the Varsity Eight placed second and Varsity Four first in its respective Friday afternoon repechages.