Archive for the 'In Brief' Category

City registrar, defense attorney charged with felony embezzlement

Both Charlottesville Registrar Sheri Iachetta and former Electoral Board member Stephanie Commander have turned themselves in to the police on four six and four felony counts of embezzlement, respectively.  #

NPR Visits UVA, Looking at Federal Research Spending

Ten years ago, the National Institutes of Health budget doubled and schools like the University of Virginia built massive new research facilities. A decade later, those buildings remain largely underutilized. NPR visits UVA in this story on the effect of federal binge and spurge spending in the sciences.  #

Council Members Question West Main Housing Complex

In 2012, Council approved a new student housing complex on West Main—now some council members are questioning whether what they were shown matches what was built.  #

Painted Bicyclists Ride Away from Downtown

The Architectural Review Board has approved a bike-themed mural on West Market, below the McGuffey Art Center, although at least one member expressed concerns that it might look like the bicyclists were riding away from Charlottesville’s downtown.  #

City Police Chief Discusses Use of Military Weapons

City Police Chief Tim Longo is meeting with city leaders to work on protocols regarding the use of military surplus police weapons in Charlottesville.  #