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Posted on: August 3, 2021

BRHD COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 3, 2021

BRHD COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 PM

The Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) and the City of Charlottesville Office of Communications will host a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 p.m. f...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

City Seeks Offers to Acquire Ownership of Lewis, Clark & Sacajawea Statue

Statue depicting Sacajawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 2, 2021

Offers will be received until 3 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is soliciting offers from entities interested in acquiring ownership of a bronze figurat...

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Posted on: August 1, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Entering Town from I64 and 5th Street Extended Being Rerouted

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 1, 2021

Charlottesville, VA - Both northbound lanes of the 1100 block of 5th Street SW are currently shutdown due to a single vehicle crash.

City crews are working to remove debris and fluids to make the roadway safe for travel. ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Felony Charges Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. LENNY R. DORTCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Lenny R. Dortch appeared before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, Judge ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

CFD Graduates Largest and Most Diverse Recruit Academy

Recruits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 19, 2021

CFD Graduates Largest and Most Diverse Recruit Academy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department announces the graduation of twenty-two firefighters, the most diverse academy in the organization's history.

T...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In response to the continued impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses in the Charlottesville community, t...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open to the Public with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, July 8

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that a new park has been created in the 10th a...

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* City News Alerts *
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Information Session Scheduled for Belmont Bridge Construction Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 29, 2021

The Belmont Bridge project team will host a virtual meeting on August 11 to share information on the upcoming construction activities and timeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has awarded a $23,696,638...

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* City News Alerts *
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Joint statement from Albemarle & Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorneys

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 17, 2021

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys of Albemarle County and Charlottesville have advised law enforcement that it is not a crime to wear masks in public to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread and exposure.

Joint statement from A...

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* City News Alerts *
Posted on: June 16, 2021

City’s Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney named in Class of 2021 "Influential Women of Law"

Charlottesville

City's DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH's attorney named in CLASS OF 2021 "influential women of law" 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that Areshini Pather, Deputy Commonwealth...

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* City News Alerts *
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Mario Jarman Hodges sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Mario Jarman Hodges was sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction. 

“Judge Richard E Moore sentenced Mario Jarman Hodges to 40 yea...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Murder Charge Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. Bryan Hatcher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Bryan Hatcher appeared in person before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, J...

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* City News Alerts *
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Damaged Rivanna River Access Point Stairway Rebuilt by City Staff and Community Members

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 29, 2021

Damaged Rivanna River Access Point Stairway Rebuilt by City Staff and Community Members

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At the April 19, 2021 Charlottesville City Council meeting, City Manager Chip Boyles acknowledged the tremendou...

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* City News Alerts *
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Charlottesville Aligns COVID-19 Prevention Strategies with the State

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 20, 2021

City Council repeals local COVID-19 ordinance to avoid confusion with Governor’s Executive Orders; Local State of Emergency remains in effect

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At its regular meeting held Monday, Charlottesville City ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

“Books Behind Bars” Program to Launch at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2021

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania Partners with the University of Virginia and the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail to Launch Innovative Educational and Rehabilitation Program for Inmates

CHARLOT...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

CFD Saves Apartment from Fire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 26, 2021

An Attic Fire Raged in a Charlottesville Apartment Building; CFD Extinguishes Fire and Saves Building

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Firefighters from across the city were called to the 100 block of Carrollton Terrace in the Jeffer...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Second Victim Dies from Early Morning Fire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 21, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The early morning house fire claims the life of a second victim, one remains hospitalized.  

Updated Information

A second occupant of yesterday's early morning house fire on Cherry Ave has die...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: July 21, 2021

House Fire Claims One Life, Two Others Hospitalized

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 21, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - An early morning house fire claims the life of one occupant, two others are in critical condition.

Firefighters from across the city were called to the 1000 block of Cherry Ave in the early morning ho...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

CFD Graduates Largest and Most Diverse Recruit Academy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 19, 2021

CFD Graduates Largest and Most Diverse Recruit Academy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department announces the graduation of twenty-two firefighters, the most diverse academy in the organization's ...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Pastor Hollifield joins CFD

Crozet Pastor Paul Hollifield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 3, 2021

Crozet Pastor Paul Hollifield is Charlottesville Fire Department's newest member, serving as the chaplain.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Crozet Pastor Paul Hollifield is Charlottesville Fire Department's ...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Charlottesville appoints Dr. Hezedean Smith as Fire Chief

Dr. Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2020

Dr. Smith starts as Chief on December 1 and has served most recently as an Assistant Chief for the Orlando Fire Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Acting City Manager John Blair announces the appointment of Dr. Hezedean A...

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Charlottesville Fire News

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Posted on: August 1, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Entering Town from I64 and 5th Street Extended Being Rerouted

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 1, 2021

Charlottesville, VA - Both northbound lanes of the 1100 block of 5th Street SW are currently shutdown due to a single vehicle crash.

City crews are working to remove debris and fluids to make the roadway safe for travel...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

**CORRECTION** CPD Seeking Public's Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 30, 2021

CORRECTION: The juvenile's name is Hadaesha Mary Estella HaynesCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Had...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

CPD Seeking Public's Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Hadeashia Mary Ellen Haynes was reported missing from the 100 block of Long...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 24, 2021

Charlottesville Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 24, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department has arrested and charged 37-year-old David Lapides of the City of Charlottesville with the following:

  1. Possession of Child Pornography (2 counts, Virginia Code 18....
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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

CPD Investigating Shots Fired Incidents on Riverside Avenue and Hardy Drive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 28, 2021

On June 27, 2021, at 4:47 p.m., Charlottesville Police Department officers responded for shots fired in the 300 block of Riverside Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located multiple shell casings and a white sedan overturned ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

CPD Releases 2020 Annual Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Report.

The goal of this report is to give the community a glimpse into CPD with crime statistics, and how our department strives to deliver &...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 20, 2021

Search for Samuel Houchens Continues Three Years After Disappearance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 20, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to seek the public’s assistance in locating Samuel Lee Houchens, a Charlottesville resident who was reported missing three years ago today.

Houchens was la...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

UPDATE: Mother and Children Reported Missing Safely Located

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 3, 2021

UPDATE: June 3, 2021 (2:00 p.m.): The Charlottesville Police Department is relieved to report that Josette, Gia, and Tea Carter have been safely located.

 

CPD is extremely grateful to the thousands of concerned ind...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

No Injuries Reported Following Friday Morning Shots Fired Incident on Elliewood Avenue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 28, 2021

On May 28, 2021, at approximately 12:07 a.m., officers of the Charlottesville Police Department responded to reports of heavy gunfire in the 100 block of Elliewood Avenue. 

At the time of the shooting, an officer w...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Charlottesville Police Department Welcomes Newest Officers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 20, 2021

Following their graduation from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy on Thursday, the Charlottesville Police Department is excited to welcome its newest officers.

Officers Heather Bradley and Brian Curry...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

No Injuries Reported Following Thursday Morning Shots Fired Incident on Hardy Drive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 6, 2021

On May 6, 2021, at approximately 12:07 a.m., Charlottesville Police Department officers responded for the report of shots fired in the 800 block of Hardy Drive.

Upon their arrival, officers located approximately 12 bullet ca...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

One Person Injured Following Shots Fired Incident on Prospect Avenue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 5, 2021

On May 4, 2021, at 11:35 p.m., Charlottesville Police Officers heard gunshots in the area of the 700 block of Prospect Avenue and immediately responded. The firing continued, resulting in multiple calls into the Emergency C...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

CPD Investigating 4 Weekend Shootings; 1 Person Shot as Gun Violence Continues in Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 3, 2021

On April 30, 2021, at 12:12 a.m. Charlottesville Police Officers responded to the 1900 block of Swanson Drive for gun shots and a female screaming for help.  The female was uninjured, and evidence recovered from th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

CPD Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery of Convenience Store on Avon Street

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 30, 2021

On April 29, 2021, at 2142 hours, Charlottesville Police officers responded for an armed robbery at a convenience store in the 800 block of Avon Street.  

The suspect was armed with a handgun and was las...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Former Spa Employee Arrested, Faces Sexual Assault Charges

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 22, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Charlottesville Police Detectives arrested Justin Kyle Sadacca, a 38-year-old resident of Charlottesville.  Sadacca is charged with the following:

  • Object Sexual Penetration by Force, Virginia S...
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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

UPDATE: Prospect Avenue Shooting Suspect Located, Taken Into Custody

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 15, 2021

Alexander Antonio Rogers has been located and taken into custody, where he is currently waiting extradition to Virginia.

Anyone with information related to open cases should contact the Charlottesville Police Department a...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Charlottesville Police Department Calls for Community Support Amid Escalation in Violence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department responded to a large volume of calls over the Easter weekend involving a violent fight and numerous shots fired incidents. In one of those incidents, stray bullets sent a resident to ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

CPD Debuts New User-Friendly Processes for Submitting Complaints

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 1, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to debut several user-friendly processes for submitting complaints to the Office of Professional Standards.

A fillable PDF-version of the Citizen Complaint Form has been add...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: March 27, 2021

CPD Investigating Numerous Cases of Shots Fired

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 27, 2021

On March 26, 2021, at 10:45 p.m., Charlottesville Police officers responded to the area of Friendship Court Apartments for multiple shots fired.  

A vehicle of unknown make and model was reportedly seen fleeing t...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

CPD Releases Full BWC Related to LaQuinn Gilmore Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 19, 2021

Today, Chief RaShall Brackney hosted a press conference regarding two major internal affairs cases involving two former Charlottesville Police Department officers.

CPD publicly released body-worn camera footage related to...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: March 13, 2021

Bullet Narrowly Misses Sleeping Child During Shots Fired Incident

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 13, 2021

At 7:00 a.m. on March 13, 2021, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a disorder with shots fired in the 800 block of Hardy Drive.  A randomly fired bullet traveled two blocks and struck a house in the 80...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Woman Located

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February 11, 2021

UPDATE (2/12/2021 7 a.m.): Ms. Thomas has been safely located.

The Charlottesville Police Department is requesting the public’s help locating a missing and endangered elderly woman.

Thelma Thomas, a 74-year-o...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

U.S. 250 Bypass Crash Claims the Life of Albemarle County Man

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January 14, 2021

On January 13, 2021, at 18:02 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash with entrapment in the 800 block of the U.S. 250 Bypass near the Locust Avenue interchange.

Officers arr...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

UPDATE: CPD Announces Arrests of Three Georgia Men Related to Emmet Street Shooting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 5, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department has charged three Georgia residents in relation to the shooting that occurred yesterday, January 4, 2021, in the 1900 block of Emmet Street.

Zavien L. Goines, a 19-year-old resident ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 27, 2020

Louisa County Man Dead Following Homicide on South First Street

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December 27, 2020

On December 27, 2020, at 0057 hours, the Charlottesville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 900 block of South First Street.  When officers arrived, they located an unresponsive male ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Arrest Made in Madison Avenue Rape Case

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December 24, 2020

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Charlottesville Police detectives charged Lenny Riccardo Dortch, a 41-year-old resident of Portsmouth, Virginia, with the following offenses in connection to an abduction and rape that...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

UPDATE: Detectives Seek Video Footage, Witnesses Related to Madison Avenue Rape Investigation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 21, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to investigate a rape in which a woman was abducted and raped at gunpoint in the 700 block of Madison Avenue around 10:15 p.m. on December 17, 2020.

Specifically, CPD is ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Callers Posing as CPD Officers, CSO Deputies About "Urgent Legal Matter"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 17, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department and Charlottesville Sheriff’s Office are warning the public about a potential phone scam.

The sheriff’s office has received phone calls from residents claiming ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Charlottesville Man Arrested Following Incident on Garrett Street

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December 15, 2020

On December 15, 2020, at approximately 0909 hours, officers responded to the 400 block of Garrett Street after receiving a call for a wanted person in the area.  On scene, officers encountered Tayveon Laric B...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

CPD Welcomes Three New Officers Following Academy Graduation

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December 14, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to welcome three new officers who have just graduated from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy’s 142nd Basic Law Enforcement class.

Office...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

CPD Announces Press Conference Related to Rugby Road Internal Affairs Investigation

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December 9, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is announcing a press conference in response to the conclusion of the Internal Affairs investigation stemming from an alleged racial profiling incident on Rugby Road, which occurre...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 6, 2020

Victim Transported to Hospital Following Shooting on Ridge Street

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December 6, 2020

 On December 6, 2020, at 0116 hours, Charlottesville Police officers responded to the 500 block of Ridge Street after multiple calls were received by ECC for a large number of gunshots being fired in the area....

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

CPD Announces Hiring of New 4th Amendment Investigative Analyst

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December 2, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Fourth Amendment Investigative Analyst, Larry Jacobs, who will start on December 7, 2020.

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Mr. Jacobs is a reti...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 28, 2020

Charlottesville Woman Dead Following Shooting on McIntire Road

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November 29, 2020

UPDATE: Tajuan Allen, the suspect wanted in connection the murder of DreShawn McDonald, has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 28, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is invest...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

CPD Continues to Seek Leads Regarding Dashad "Sage" Smith Homicide

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November 20, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and homicide of 19-year-old Dashad “Sage” Smith, who vanished eight years ag...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

CPD Partners With NHTSA for Annual Click It or Ticket Campaign

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November 16, 2020

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, the Charlottesville Police Department is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. 

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Suspect Arrested Following Homicide on Orangedale Avenue

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November 15, 2020

On November 14, 2020, at approximately 2111 hours, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to the 800 block of Orangedale Avenue for the report of a single gunshot heard in the area.  When they arrived, off...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to South First Street Homicide

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November 29, 2020

Tajuan Allen, the suspect wanted in connection the murder of DreShawn McDonald, has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2020

On November 5, 2020, at approximately 2137 hours, Charlo...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Callers Posing as Police Officers, Demand Money for Missing Court Date

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October 30, 2020

The City of Charlottesville Police Department and Sheriff’s Office are warning citizens of a phone scam involving callers posing as Charlottesville police officers and/or detectives.

Both agencies have receive...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

CPD Launches Annual Winter Wool Campaign to Benefit Toy Lift Charities

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October 30, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is once again launching its annual Winter Wool Campaign, with the hope of assisting families directly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

From November 1, 2020, to March 1, 2...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

CPD Annouces New Assistant Chief of Police, Captain

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October 14, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of two employees to the positions of Assistant Chief of Police and Captain.

Effective Thursday, October 15, 2020, Captain James Mooney will be ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 10, 2020

UPDATE: CPD Identifies Victims of 5th Street Crash

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October 12, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department has identified two individuals killed in Saturday’s single-vehicle accident on 5th Street SW.  

Devin Jaron Stinnie, a 28-year-old resident of Charlottesville, an...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Weekend Update: Crash Kills Charlottesville Man; Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery

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September 14, 2020

Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Emmet Street

On September 13, 2020, at approximately 2000 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 1400 block of ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery at Maury Avenue Business

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September 5, 2020

On September 4, 2020, at approximately 2148 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a business in the 100 block of Maury Avenue for an armed robbery.

The clerk reported a male suspect displayed a...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

CPD Detectives Continue to Seek Information About Jay Shifflett Murder Case

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September 3, 2020

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of Jason Lee “Jay” Shifflett. Jay was murdered in the early morning hours of September 3, 2015, during a home invasion robbery at his residence in th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Albemarle County Man Dies in Crash on Emmet Street

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September 2, 2020

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 1046 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle, motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Emmet Street and Barracks Road.

The two occupants in th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Charlottesville Police Officer Charged With Assault and Battery

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September 1, 2020

On March 3, 2020, three Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a reported disorder at 762 Prospect Avenue. Two Charlottesville residents were arrested at the scene; one for Drunk in Public (18.2-388) ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Crash Closed Portions of Emmet Street near Barracks Road

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  August 31, 2020

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 1046 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Emmet Street North at the intersection of Barracks Road.

Two people were transpor...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Motorcycle Crash Claims the Life of Charlottesville Man

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  August 31, 2020

On August 30, 2020, at approximately 2121 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two motorcycles on 5th Street SW near the intersection of Cleveland Ave...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closures Expected Friday Due to Planned Freedom of Speech Event

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  August 26, 2020

Due to a planned freedom of speech event on Friday, August 28, 2020, drivers can expect road closures and traffic delays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Impacted streets include: 

  • Market Street from 9th Stre...
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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

CPD Lobby Closed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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  August 11, 2020

In conjunction with the closure of City Hall, The Charlottesville Police Department’s lobby will also be closed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 

This closure does not impact CPD’s r...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

UPDATE: Amy Hillman Safely Located

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  August 10, 2020

UPDATE (08/10/2020 11 a.m.): Amy Hillman was safely located  on Monday, August 10, 2020.

ORIGINAL (08/06/2020):

The Charlottesville Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Equity in Climate Action: A Community Discussion

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to including Equity as part of its Climate Action Plan and has partnered with the University of Virginia’s Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (IEN) to conduct this important conversation on equity for the ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Climate Action Plan Process Update to City Council

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Two items related to Climate Action are on the City Council meeting agenda for Tuesday, January 19th:  an update on the climate action plan development process and a resolution in support of a proposed House Bill 1965 (HB 1965) regarding No/Low E...

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Climate Action
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Announcing: Community Workshop - Dec 14 and Dec 15

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals of 45% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The structure for the CAP will borrow from a strategic plan framework in ...

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Climate Action
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Climate Action Plan Process Briefing at City Council Meeting

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The October 19th City Council meeting included a briefing on the upcoming Climate Action Plan development process for community engagement. 

Learn More:

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Climate Action
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Charlottesville Adopted New GHG Reduction Goals

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On July 1, 2019, City of Charlottesville's City Council adopted new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals informed by community input and the challenge posed by climate change, including the recent IPCC report. The new goals aim to achieve a 45% reduction ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Draft GHG Goals Open for Public Comment

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At City Council's May 6, 2019 meeting, a compilation of community comments and input were presented along with draft greenhouse gas reduction goals. Community input was used to inform support for this level of commitment and to begin informing direction t...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Charlottesville Recommits to Climate Action

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City Council passed a resolution on June 19, 2017 as its "Response to the Announced US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement". The resolution indicates continued commitment on behalf of Charlottesville to reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Joint statement from Albemarle & Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorneys

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 17, 2021

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys of Albemarle County and Charlottesville have advised law enforcement that it is not a crime to wear masks in public to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread and exposure.

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Mario Jarman Hodges sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Mario Jarman Hodges was sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction. 

“Judge Richard E Moore sentenced Mario Jarman Hodges...

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: April 19, 2021

“Books Behind Bars” Program to Launch at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2021

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania Partners with the University of Virginia and the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail to Launch Innovative Educational and Rehabilitation Program for Inmates

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – For the past year, due to the pandemic, most children have not been in the presence of teachers, socia...

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In response to the continued impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses in the Charlottesville community, t...

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Economic Development News

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open to the Public with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, July 8

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that a new park has been created in the 10th a...

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Parks & Recreation News

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2nd

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The City of Charlottesville will start residential curbside collection of leaves on Monday, November 2, 2020. Each neighborhood will be visited by vacuum trucks three times during the season on a set rotating schedule.

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  • Residents can sign up ...
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News Flash

Posted on: August 2, 2021

Sidewalk Closures Update

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The City has updated our list of sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours. Please visit the Traffic Advisory and Sidewalk Closures page for the most current information. 

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News Flash

Posted on: August 3, 2021

Community Attention Foster Families Seeks to Recruit Foster Families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 3, 2021

CAFF to engage the community in educating residents on the importance of fostering local.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On August 6, 2021 Community Attention Foster Families (CAFF) will partner with The Shops at Stonefield&rs...

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Social Services

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2nd

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The City of Charlottesville will start residential curbside collection of leaves on Monday, November 2, 2020. Each neighborhood will be visited by vacuum trucks three times during the season on a set rotating schedule.

Key Highlights:

  • Residents can sign up ...
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Full information on the Leaf Collection webpage... Solid Waste Management
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Register for E-Waste Collection - Spots are Limited!

Announcement of Electronic Waste Collection Day & Notice of Need to Pre-Register

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 16, 2020

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is holding an electronic waste collection day on Saturday, October 10. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Registration is now open for the...

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Solid Waste Management

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Flagging of traffic on Monticello Road scheduled for August 2 - 27

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Utility relocation work is beginning for the Belmont Bridge Replacement project.  Flagging operations will occur on Monticello Road between Graves Street and Old Avon beginning on Monday, August 2nd until Friday, August 27th.  An undergr...

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Traffic Advisory
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Information Session Scheduled for Belmont Bridge Construction Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 29, 2021

The Belmont Bridge project team will host a virtual meeting on August 11 to share information on the upcoming construction activities and timeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has awarded a $23,696,638...

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Traffic Advisory

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

CAT Public Meeting: Proposed Route Changes

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Charlottesville Area Transit, Connetics Transportation Group, and Kimley-Horn will participate in a public meeting via Zoom, hosted by the City of Charlottesville Communications Department, to discuss proposed route changes to the current CAT system.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

STOP CLOSURE: Water St @ Omni Hotel

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On April 26th, 2021, Water St. @ Omni will be closed until further notice due to construction safety concerns.

routes affected: 

Date: 4/26/2021 Until further notice

time: all day

what: construction

where: stop #11036, Water st @ omni hotel

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Transit News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

DETOUR: Southwood - Route 3

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routes affected: 

Date: 4/12/2021 Until further notice

time: all day

what: construction

where: Southwood entrance will not be accessible from 5th st.

DETAILS:

  • Southwood will continue to be serviced.
  • All stops will be serviced.
  • Willoughby Time Point will ...
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