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  • Wednesday August 16th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – It didn’t take long for a weekend gathering of white nationalists in Charlottesville to erupt into chaos.As attendees and counterprotesters converged near the downtown park and the crowd grew, so did the hostility. People fought openly in the streets, punching and beating one another and unleashing chemical sprays. An Associated Press reporter and photographer witnessed the violence unfold. Neither saw a law ...
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  • Wednesday August 16th, 2017
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina sheriff has arrested more protesters in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue. Durham County deputies took two people away in handcuffs Wednesday at a court hearing for another demonstrator who was arrested the previous day. A news release identified them as Dante Strobino and Ngoc Loan Tran. On Tuesday, Takiyah Thompson was arrested at a news conference where ...
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  • Tuesday August 15th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A group supporting the preservation of Confederate monuments in Richmond has canceled its plans to hold a rally next month. Organizer Bragdon Bowling told media outlets Tuesday that Americans for Richmond Monument Preservation is pulling its permit request for the Sept. 16 rally in light of the violence in Charlottesville. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that Bowling says he doesn’t “want to be ...
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  • Tuesday August 15th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia police chief says he had hoped a white nationalist rally in his city over the weekend would remain peaceful and his officers were spread thin when violence erupted. But law enforcement experts say Charlottesville should have been more prepared to deal with the violent fracas. Officers seemed to stand on the sidelines as fists flew, bats swung and objects soared through ...
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  • Tuesday August 15th, 2017
    The deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is fueling another re-evaluation of Confederate statues in cities across the nation. It’s happening in much the same way that a mass shooting by a white supremacist inside a South Carolina church accelerated the removal of the Confederate flag. Statues are being removed or slated for removal in Gainesville, Florida; Baltimore, San Antonio and elsewhere. In Gainesville, a statue ...
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  • Monday August 14th, 2017
    An overflow of raw sewage has closed a boat ramp in Lancaster County. The Virginia Department of Health says it happened on Thursday at the Windmill Point Marina at 40 Windjammer Lane. The overflow was at the public boat ramp and drained into the adjacent marina basin. The health department has closed the boat ramp due to the public health concerns. Once the spill dissipates and testing of the ...
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  • Monday August 14th, 2017
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a body that was found Friday around noon in Carters Creek. So far, the cause of death of 31 year-old Graham McCormick of Georgia, who was reported missing from a home on Glebe Road on Carter’s Creek just outside of Irvington, has not been determined. McCormick, according to the sheriff’s office, was visiting family here. ...
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