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# virginia - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Confederate statue removed from pedestal in Charlottesville
# Virginia
# Virginia

Confederate statue removed from pedestal in Charlottesville

Jul 10th 2021, 4:56 PM 18,366 Views 68 Comments

Taking down the monument of General Robert E Lee follows years of contention and litigation.

# virginia - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake
# Toppled
# Toppled

Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake

Jun 10th 2020, 2:15 PM 48,358 Views 312 Comments

The figure was toppled less than two hours after protesters gathered in the US city.

# virginia - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

US firefighters rescue lorry driver whose cab was dangling 70 feet over a river
# Virginia
# Virginia

US firefighters rescue lorry driver whose cab was dangling 70 feet over a river

Apr 15th 2020, 2:48 PM 25,432 Views 10 Comments

Wayne B Boone was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

# virginia - Monday 20 January, 2020

'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally
# Right To Bear Arms
# Right To Bear Arms

'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally

Jan 20th 2020, 4:14 PM 38,615 Views 115 Comments

The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.

# virginia - Friday 10 January, 2020

Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts
# Cavan
# Cavan

Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts

Jan 10th 2020, 10:32 AM 13,290 Views 0 Comments

The man has an address in Northern Ireland.

# virginia - Monday 23 December, 2019

Dozens injured in 69-car pile-up on motorway in US state of Virginia
# Williamsburg
# Williamsburg

Dozens injured in 69-car pile-up on motorway in US state of Virginia

Dec 23rd 2019, 12:52 PM 26,357 Views 31 Comments

Authorities do not yet know the cause of the crash, but fog and icy road conditions were contributing factors.

# virginia - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Pedestrian killed after being struck by bus in Cavan
# LISGREY
# LISGREY

Pedestrian killed after being struck by bus in Cavan

Sep 28th 2019, 8:16 AM 16,570 Views 1 Comment

The man, who was in his 50s, was fatally injured after he was hit.

# virginia - Monday 19 August, 2019

Cross-border gang questioned by gardaí about ATM thefts
# Atm Thefts
# Atm Thefts

Cross-border gang questioned by gardaí about ATM thefts

Aug 19th 2019, 7:58 PM 14,162 Views 0 Comments

The gang is suspected of being involved in the attempted raid on an ATM in Virginia, Co Cavan last week.

# virginia - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Three men arrested following attempted ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight
# Virginia
# Virginia

Three men arrested following attempted ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight

Updated Aug 14th 2019, 7:38 PM 69,637 Views 60 Comments

In a follow-up operation, more than €300,000 was recovered.

# virginia - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

'No evidence of violence': USA Today HQ evacuated following reports of armed man in the building
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

'No evidence of violence': USA Today HQ evacuated following reports of armed man in the building

Aug 7th 2019, 6:07 PM 9,510 Views 13 Comments

The police said it found “no evidence of any acts of violence or any injuries”.

# virginia - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page
# Racism Row
# Racism Row

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:50 AM 20,496 Views 43 Comments

Ralph Northam on Friday apologised for the photo.

# virginia - Saturday 2 February, 2019

US governor apologises over appearing in 'clearly racist and offensive' photo
# Ralph Northam
# Ralph Northam

US governor apologises over appearing in 'clearly racist and offensive' photo

Feb 2nd 2019, 12:22 PM 28,774 Views 91 Comments

Ralph Northam is facing calls to resign over the photo.

# virginia - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Wayne Rooney arrested in US for public intoxication and swearing
# Virginia
# Virginia

Wayne Rooney arrested in US for public intoxication and swearing

Jan 6th 2019, 7:59 PM 75,593 Views 60 Comments

Rooney was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority at Dulles International Airport.

# virginia - Friday 30 November, 2018

Photographer heard 'thuds, screams and cries' as neo-Nazi ploughed into crowd, US court hears
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

Photographer heard 'thuds, screams and cries' as neo-Nazi ploughed into crowd, US court hears

Nov 30th 2018, 10:45 PM 17,427 Views 0 Comments

James Fields (21) is accused of the first degree murder of Heather Heyer.

# virginia - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Five dead following shooting incident at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland
# Annapolis
# Annapolis

Five dead following shooting incident at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland

Updated Jun 28th 2018, 10:38 PM 67,750 Views 121 Comments

A police official added that it was estimated that three people had been injured.

# virginia - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave
# Get Out
# Get Out

Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave

Jun 24th 2018, 10:13 AM 55,715 Views 237 Comments

Sanders serves in an “inhumane and unethical” administration, the restaurant’s owner said.

# virginia - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Soldier steals 'tank' and leads police on bizarre mid-speed chase lasting nearly two hours
# Virginia
# Virginia

Soldier steals 'tank' and leads police on bizarre mid-speed chase lasting nearly two hours

Jun 6th 2018, 5:22 PM 13,692 Views 22 Comments

The vehicle resembled a military tank but was in fact an armoured personnel carrier.

# virginia - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Train full of Republican politicians collides with truck, one killed on board truck
# Virginia
# Virginia

Train full of Republican politicians collides with truck, one killed on board truck

Jan 31st 2018, 6:40 PM 17,282 Views 56 Comments

One lawmaker said the truck had been ripped in half by the impact.

# virginia - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

US police release footage of officers shooting man dead after car chase
# Virginia
# Virginia

US police release footage of officers shooting man dead after car chase

Jan 24th 2018, 10:26 PM 38,472 Views 45 Comments

The FBI is investigating the circumstances behind the shooting which his family have described as “senseless”.

# virginia - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Woman accused of dressing as clown and killing wife of man she later married faces death penalty
# Virginia
# Virginia

Woman accused of dressing as clown and killing wife of man she later married faces death penalty

Oct 4th 2017, 10:52 PM 25,086 Views 0 Comments

Witnesses told investigators in 1990 that they were having an affair, though both denied it.

# virginia - Thursday 24 August, 2017

White nationalist who featured in Vice documentary arrested over violent clashes
# Christopher Cantwell
# Christopher Cantwell

White nationalist who featured in Vice documentary arrested over violent clashes

Aug 24th 2017, 10:36 AM 15,610 Views 83 Comments

Christopher Cantwell handed himself into police custody over violence at Charlottesville.

# virginia - Friday 18 August, 2017

Steve Bannon out of job as Trump's chief strategist
# White House
# White House

Steve Bannon out of job as Trump's chief strategist

Aug 18th 2017, 6:10 PM 32,947 Views 204 Comments

It comes after a huge backlash over Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,

# virginia - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman'
# Heather Heyer
# Heather Heyer

Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman'

Aug 17th 2017, 7:46 AM 9,873 Views 55 Comments

Those in attendance at the vigil sang several spirituals and observed a moment of silence.

# virginia - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

Aug 16th 2017, 11:16 PM 27,066 Views 219 Comments

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

Both Bush presidents condemn racial bigotry after Trump's 'both sides' statement
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

Both Bush presidents condemn racial bigotry after Trump's 'both sides' statement

Aug 16th 2017, 8:09 PM 19,288 Views 133 Comments

President Donald Trump disbanded two business councils after CEOs began resigning from them.

Charlottesville victim's mother: 'This is not the end of Heather's legacy'
# Heather Heyer
# Heather Heyer

Charlottesville victim's mother: 'This is not the end of Heather's legacy'

Aug 16th 2017, 6:13 PM 15,135 Views 93 Comments

Hundreds gathered for a memorial of Heather Heyer, who was killed after a white supremacist rammed a car into protesters.

# virginia - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Donald Trump doubles back - says there was 'blame on both sides' at Virginia
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

Donald Trump doubles back - says there was 'blame on both sides' at Virginia

Aug 15th 2017, 9:56 PM 31,208 Views 162 Comments

He also defended his advisor Steve Bannon as “not a racist”.

# virginia - Monday 14 August, 2017

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014
# Xenophobia
# Xenophobia

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014

Aug 14th 2017, 10:56 PM 8,911 Views 92 Comments

President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches

Aug 14th 2017, 6:27 PM 19,693 Views 121 Comments

The US President has been criticised strongly after initially stating that there was violence “on many sides”.

'Get the f*** out of here': Organiser of white nationalist protest chased out of press conference
# Virginia
# Virginia

'Get the f*** out of here': Organiser of white nationalist protest chased out of press conference

Aug 14th 2017, 7:57 AM 42,769 Views 153 Comments

Jason Kessler had barely begun speaking before protesters began shouting over him.

# virginia - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Charlottesville mayor: Killing of woman was 'terrorist attack with a car used as a weapon'
# Virginia
# Virginia

Charlottesville mayor: Killing of woman was 'terrorist attack with a car used as a weapon'

Aug 13th 2017, 3:39 PM 20,963 Views 108 Comments

There were widespread scenes of violence yesterday in the Virgina city as white supremacist and nationalist demonstrations clashed with counter-protesters.

# virginia - Saturday 12 August, 2017

One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia

Aug 12th 2017, 9:45 PM 46,002 Views 164 Comments

There were violent altercations today in the small city as demonstrators and counter-demonstrators clashed.

# virginia - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US

Jul 5th 2017, 10:51 PM 29,419 Views 73 Comments

William Morva was convicted of killing a police officer and a prison guard.

# virginia - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble'
# Steve Scalise
# Steve Scalise

Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble'

Jun 15th 2017, 7:33 PM 21,948 Views 37 Comments

Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise was shot and wounded at a Republican charity baseball game yesterday.

# virginia - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Republican congressman shot at baseball game 'remains in critical condition' tonight
# Virginia
# Virginia

Republican congressman shot at baseball game 'remains in critical condition' tonight

Jun 14th 2017, 9:14 PM 45,642 Views 108 Comments

Five people were shot by gunman James Hodgkinson, who also lost his life, during the incident.

Bernie Sanders says suspect who shot Republicans volunteered on his campaign
# Virginia Shooting
# Virginia Shooting

Bernie Sanders says suspect who shot Republicans volunteered on his campaign

Jun 14th 2017, 6:23 PM 14,508 Views 48 Comments

“Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society,” Senator Sanders told Capitol Hill.

# virginia - Saturday 1 October, 2016

An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world'
# Read Me
# Read Me

An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world'

Oct 1st 2016, 7:30 PM 203 Views 50 Comments

David Kenny gives a snapshot from the swing state of Virginia where there is “a lot of enthusiasm for a Donald Trump presidency”.

# virginia - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

FBI investigating if double stabbing was linked to Islamic extremism
# Roanoke
# Roanoke

FBI investigating if double stabbing was linked to Islamic extremism

Aug 23rd 2016, 7:01 PM 10,278 Views 34 Comments

Authorities said a man is currently being held without bond at a jail in Roanoke.

# virginia - Friday 5 August, 2016

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man
# Virginia
# Virginia

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man

Aug 5th 2016, 8:18 AM 16,783 Views 84 Comments

The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Wal-Mart store last year.

# virginia - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency
# Tim Kaine
# Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:32 AM 25,132 Views 61 Comments

Virginia senator Tim Kaine is seen as a popular centrist choice for a brutal electoral campaign.

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