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Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Gary Christopher Johnson is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing an Orange County woman.

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Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

Maytag side-by-side refrigerator

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Maytag is recalling about 1.6 million refrigerators due to a fire hazard and electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator's compressor.

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Neighbor Helps Family Escape Burning Home

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A fire broke out on Short 18th Street in Charlottesville early Monday morning. A family living inside the house was able to get out thanks to a brave neighbor, who alerted them about the fire.

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Woman Dragged by Train

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A woman is dragged 20 feet by a train in Crozet and survives the ordeal.

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Weather Observations

Updated: 03/04/2009 - When Meteorologist mention the record high or average low or even normal rainfall they are discussing the climatology reports. The reports are compilations of observations taken daily and the ones our Meteorologists use are from the McCormick Observatory dating back to 1892.

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Teens Hear Parents' Message

Updated: 02/27/2009 - A new report released today by The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study suggests kids are listening when parents talk about staying away from illegal drugs.

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50 People Dead after Plane Crashes Into Buffalo, NY Home

Updated: 02/13/2009 - Recordings of air traffic control messages indicate there was no mayday call from Continental Connection Flight 3407 before it crashed into a house near Buffalo, New York, Thursday night, killing 50 people.

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Update: I-64 Eastbound Zion Crossroads Now Open

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Early Wednesday morning, I-64 eastbound near Zion Crossroads was blocked for nearly four hours due to a three vehicle crash. As of noon, both lanes are back open.

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Weather and the Inauguration

Updated: 01/21/2009 - As presidents take the oath of office at the capital, most don't even notice the weather conditions. The inaugurations have seen a variety of weather from March ceremonies of 60 plus degree temperatures to the frigid January ones with wind chills below zero.

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Oath of Office - Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The oath or affirmation of office of the President of the United States was established in the United States Constitution and is mandatory for a President upon beginning a term of office.

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A New Birth of Freedom - 2009 Inaugural Theme

Updated: 01/20/2009 - "A New Birth of Freedom" commemorates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The words, echoing across 200 years from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, express Lincoln's hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve the United States would lead to "a new birth of freedom" for the nation.

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Inaugural History

Updated: 01/16/2009 - For more than 200 years, America’s citizens have witnessed the Inauguration ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States. As each president has offered a vision for America’s future, we reflect on the heritage of Inaugurations past.

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Drug Bust Removes Cocaine from Local Streets

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force removed more than 250 grams of cocaine from a residence on Greenbrier Drive in Albemarle County during an undercover operation Wednesday night.

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