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Supreme Court Sides With Former UVa. Researcher

A conservative group won’t be getting access to emails belonging to a former UVa. climate researcher, after a decision Thursday by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Justices upheld a judge’s ruling that Michael Mann’s emails are exempt from the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

The American Tradition Institute requested the records. The group disagrees with Mann’s theories about global warming.

The court ruled the emails were exempt from the request because they deal with academic research.

Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Ivy Road

Two multi-vehicle crashes closed down part of a busy Albemarle County road this morning.

It happened at the intersection of Broomley and Ivy roads.

Six cars were involved in the two accidents – which appear to be connected.

Police say the second accident may have been a chain reaction to the first, after drivers took their eyes off the road to see what happened.

No one was injured in either accident, but one driver was trapped in a car, pinned underneath another vehicle.

One driver in the first crash has been charged with following too closely.  Charges are pending for second accident.

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