Police Urge Drivers To Buckle Up

Nine people have died in car crashes on Virginia's highways in the past week, and Virginia State Police say only one of those people was wearing a seat belt.

In 2015 652 lives were lost on VA highways compared to 633 at this time last year. Starting Wednesday, there will be an increase of troopers on the highways through Sunday night…. police are again participating in Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort, or CARE.

2014 Thanksgiving travel troopers stopped more than 9,800 speeders and 2,300 reckless drivers, including citing more than 700 people for not buckling up.

There were also more than 200 citations for child safety seat violations and 91 drivers were arrested for DUI.

Drive smart and safe this holiday!

Holiday Market Returns

The Holiday Market is returning to downtown Charlottesville on East Water Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Local vendors will be set up selling gifts, decorations, food and other crafts will available.

Items on site are all handmade, homegrown or home baked by local farmers artists and bakers.

Starting Nov. 28, the market will be held every Saturday, running through Dec. 19.

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