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Local Memorial Day Weekenders Hit The Road

Memorial Day weekend is here.

And if you're heading out on the roads, you're not alone: AAA reports 38 million Americans will hit the highways this weekend, the most since 2005, which is the last year that Memorial Day drivers paid less at the pump than this year's drivers are expected to pay, despite a recent increase in gas prices across the country.

Both directions on Interstate 64 were moving at a good pace Friday evening, as people began their holiday weekend travels and vacationers are not the only ones on the road this weekend.

The Click It or Ticket Campaign began last week, so expect an increased police presence all weekend long.

Albemarle Woman Has Immigration Case Reopened

An Albemarle County woman has won one victory in her effort to fight deportation: weeks after she was interviewed by an immigration official about her fear of returning to Colombia, Viviana Isobel Diaz-Henao has had her immigration case reopened.

Diaz-Henao, who previously went by the name Susan Hill and is now using her birth name, was adopted as a child by a family in Albemarle County, according to Gordon Turner, her Verona-based attorney at Nexus Services who has filed two Visa applications for the woman as a victim of human trafficking and abuse.

The Albemarle County Police Department has signed both visa applications, confirming an investigation into the case but has declined comment.

Attorney Turner said the new hearing, set for May 31st, is cause for new hope.

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CHS students get State Department fellowships

Four Charlottesville High School students have been given travel fellowships from the U.S. State Department.

Crews working to restore power at Greenbrier Elementary School

Tuesday morning and for the rest of the day, Dominion will be digging up lines and replacing the conduit at Greenbrier Elementary School.

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Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

The mountain is speckled with corpses.

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meets with leaders of seven developing countries.

A look at the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America

Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced Friday to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy.

North Korea threatens South's ships after sea border chase

North Korea on Saturday threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross a disputed western sea border, a day after the South's navy fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships that briefly crossed the boundary.

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CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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Buckeyes to visit UVA for ACC/Big Ten rematch

After back-to-back road trips for the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Virginia men's basketball team will get to stay at home this season.

Cavs know ACC tournament brings new challenge

The Virginia baseball team finished the regular season by going 12-3 in its final five ACC weekends, winning all five series in the process. No team in the conference was playing better baseball down the stretch.

Jones headlines four 'Hoos named All-ACC

The All-ACC baseball team released Monday includes four players from Virginia, including junior right-hander Connor Jones on the first team.

Leap of faith pays off for UVA's Nicholson

This is the week the Virginia rowing team has been working for all year. The Wahoos left early Tuesday morning for California, and this weekend's three-day NCAA Championships. And for junior Allie Nicholson, this will be her first experience at NCAAs.

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