Madison County, VANBC 29 News

Juvenile charged in connection with deadly Madison Co. shooting

MADISON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a juvenile is in custody in connection with a deadly shooting. MCSO announced Friday, July 30, that deputies were called out Thursday to a home in the 100 block of Moonlight Drive for a report of a dead woman. The caller reportedly told authorities the victim had been shot multiple times.
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Albemarle County, VAWHSV

Albemarle County town hit hard by an intense storm

SCOTTSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Town of Scottsville was hit hard late Wednesday night, resulting in many downed power lines and trees. An intense severe thunderstorm dropped southeast into Albemarle County after 11 pm Wednesday. The National Weather Service said the storm was capable of producing 75 mph winds and tennis ball size hail!
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Scottsville, VANBC 29 News

Scottsville on the mend after violent storm

SCOTTSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Town of Scottsville is on the mend after getting hit with a strong storm Wednesday. Some of the downtown area had power back up early Friday, July 30, but it still needs to be cleaned up. Crews spent another day clearing roads, and stores worked...
Charlottesville, VANBC 29 News

Former Charlottesville dermatologist sentenced

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A former Charlottesville dermatologist will spend time under house arrest for using DEA registration numbers to get prescription opioid pain medicines. Doctor Amalie Shaffner Derdeyn was recently sentenced to 12 months probation. In March, she pleaded guilty to using her DEA number and the numbers of...
Charlottesville, VAWHSV

UVA construction crews uncover a fragment of the past

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - University of Virginia’s Pavilion VIII is getting a makeover, and construction workers have made a discovery from the past. They found pieces of a roof system designed in 1835 by UVA professor Charles Bonnycastle. The professor was tired of leaks, and so he came up with...
Greene County, VANBC 29 News

Wanted Stanardsville man caught in Greene Co.

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says a wanted Stanardsville man is now in custody. GCSO announced Thursday, July 29, that Jonathan Michael Morris was found today after an extensive manhunt. The 36-year-old is charged with:. Strangle another causing wounding or injury. Abduction by force. Malicious...
Charlottesville, VANBC 29 News

Tesla may set up dealership in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville could get a Tesla dealership. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Department of Transportation approved plans for Tesla to open three more stores in Virginia. The electric car maker still needs to get a license from the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board. Tesla has dealerships in Henrico...
Charlottesville, VANBC 29 News

Sexual Assault Resource Agency seeking your help

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville’s Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is losing a big chunk of funding and needs your help. The federal Victims of Crime Act fund has been significantly reduced, and in two years SARA will be short $700,000. The nonprofit says it usually uses this money to fund advocates and therapists. They need these staff members more than ever.
Albemarle County, VANBC 29 News

ACPD investigating report of shots fired on Peyton Dr.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Albemarle County Police Department says a call for shots fired led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle. ACPD says officers were called out to Granite Park Apartments on Peyton Drive around 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. There were no injuries reported, and police says there is no threat to the community.
Nelson County, VANBC 29 News

Nelson County looking to revitalize Lovingston

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Nelson County is on the receiving end of some financial that will help with sprucing up Lovingston. The county received one of the Virginia Main Street Grants. It’s bringing $28,000 to help revitalize Lovingston. Supervisor Jesse Rutherford says he wants Lovingston to be the place...
Charlottesville, VANBC 29 News

From homeless to homeowner with the help of Secure Senior Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, People And Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM), and Habitat for Humanity teamed up to support one man in his incredible success story. AIM started the Secure Senior Program to help get seniors off the streets. “We pay $500 towards that deposit...