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Chesapeake Bay Getting U.S. Funding

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Federal officials announced nearly $10 million in grants Tuesday to help the Chesapeake Bay states keep pollution from flowing into the battered estuary.

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Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola Cases Found in Lock Down

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Sierra Leone says 130 confirmed cases of Ebola were found during a three-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the disease. Officials are awaiting tests on about 70 more suspected cases.

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Child Dies in Lynchburg Daycare Fire

Updated: 09/23/2014 - A kitchen fire is to blame for the death of a child at a Lynchburg daycare. The fire broke out inside a daycare on Friday. City officials say the daycare did not have a license.

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Israel Shoots Down Syrian Warplane

Posted: 09/23/2014 - The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning -- the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.

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MADD Recognizes Charlottesville Lt. Ronnie Roberts for Lifetime Achievement

Updated: 09/23/2014 - Mothers Against Drunk Driving held the 28th year of the Regional Law Enforcement Awards at the Michie Tavern in Albemarle County. Every year, officers from around Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley are recognized for their work to fight drunk driving and underage drinking. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award went to the Charlottesville Police Department's Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts.

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Area Groups Join to Register Voters

Posted: 09/22/2014 - The Young Black Professionals Network of Charlottesville hosted a voter registration training session at the First Baptist Church in Charlottesville. The groups will go out to neighborhoods and try to register people to vote.

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UPDATED: Police Again Search Apartment in Missing Hannah Graham Case

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Police return to Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s apartment at Hessian Hills, collecting more potential evidence. Matthew, the man authorities believe is the last person to be seen with missing UVa. student Hannah Graham, is also being sought on charges of reckless driving.

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Harringtons Raising Awareness for Hannah Graham

Updated: 09/22/2014 - The family of Morgan Harrington was in Charlottesville Monday, decorating Copeley Bridge. Gil Harrington spent the day decorating the bridge where her daughter Morgan Harrington was last seen.

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Poll: More Americans Want Religion in Their Politics

Posted: 09/22/2014 - A Pew Research study found a four-point jump in the number of people who say there is too little expression of religious faith and prayer from politicians, from 37 percent to 41. Nearly a third of Americans say churches should endorse candidates for office.

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Homelessness Increases Among School Children

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Education Department statistics released today say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year — an 8 percent increase from the previous school year.

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Ads Could Ramp Up in Va. Senate Race

Updated: 09/22/2014 - The U.S. Senate race is less than two months away, and yet political ads between incumbent Mark Warner and candidate Ed Gillespie seem to be almost non-existent in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.

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Albemarle Co. Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Rio Rd.

Posted: 09/22/2014 - The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating a crash which resulted in a fatality. On Wednesday, a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country collided with a 2008 Kia Optima at the intersection of East Rio Rd. and Hillsdale Dr.

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Va. Speaker Blocks Approval of Appointments

Updated: 09/22/2014 - Republican Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell says he's blocking the appointments of three recently resigned Democratic state lawmakers who took new jobs in state government.

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Harrisonburg Company Testing Texting Detector

Posted: 09/22/2014 - A gun-like radar device designed to help officers catch drivers who are texting while driving is in the works here in Virginia. ComSonics Technology, based in Harrisonburg, says the device will detect radio frequencies that come from a car when someone is using a cell phone.

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For NFL, Nonprofit Status Reaps Big Savings

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Lawmakers and tax experts say NFL team owners have saved many millions of dollars because of the the league's favorable tax treatment. The recent controversy has given fresh impetus to legislation on Capitol Hill that would eliminate the NFL's favorable tax treatment.

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