Experts Pull Documents, Money From Lee Statue Time CapsuleThe Lee monument used to be part of a collection of Confederate statuary that dotted historic Monument Avenue in Richmond, which was capital of the Confederacy for most of the Civil War.
Statue Of Confederate Robert E. Lee Coming Down In VirginiaThe Lee statue, a 21-foot (6-meter) bronze equestrian sculpture that sits atop a pedestal nearly twice that tall, has towered above a prominent residential boulevard named Monument Avenue since 1890 in this former capital of the Confederacy.
Virginia Is Set To Remove Richmond's Lee Statue On WednesdayThe Lee statue was created by the internationally renowned French sculptor Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie and is considered a “masterpiece,” according to its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
General Robert E. Lee statue can be removed, Virginia Supreme Court rulesThe court found that “restrictive covenants” in the 1887 and 1890 deeds that transferred the statue to the state no longer apply.
Probe: No Wrongdoing In Richmond Statue-Removal ContractA Virginia special prosecutor has found no wrongdoing in the awarding of a $1.8 million contract for the removal of Richmond's Confederate statues last summer.
Virginia High Court Hears Challenges To Robert E. Lee Statue RemovalA 131-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee took center stage Tuesday as the Supreme Court of Virginia heard arguments on whether the state has the right to take down the once-celebrated monument that is now widely seen as a symbol of white supremacy and Black oppression.
At Least 160 Confederate Symbols Removed In 2020, SPLC SaysWhen rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn't encounter a statue of the most famous rebel general, Robert E. Lee.
US Executes Virginia Gang Killer Corey Johnson Despite COVID-19 InfectionThe U.S. government executed a drug trafficker Thursday for slaying seven people in a burst of violence in Virginia's capital in 1992, with some witnesses in the death-chamber building applauding as the 52-year-old was pronounced dead.
Suspect Pleads Guilty To Having Firearms At Robert E. Lee Statue Clash In VirginiaA man discovered with an assault rifle, a handgun and body armor following a confrontation with protestors at the Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia's capital has been charged with a federal firearms violation.
Detailed Plans In Place For Careful Removal Of Virginia's Robert E. Lee StatueWhen the bronze equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived by rail in Richmond from Paris in 1890, it took 10,000 men, women and children to haul its pieces more than a mile to the site where the towering monument was erected as a tribute to a Confederate hero.
Virginia Governor Faces New Hurdle In Bid To Remove Lee StatueA judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday that had been blocking Virginia officials from removing a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state's capital city, but he immediately imposed another injunction against dismantling the figure.
Passenger In Virginia Refused To Don Mask, Delaying American Airlines FlightAmerican Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask.
Police: 2 Assaulted Officers Near Confederate StatueTwo people were arrested for assaulting officers who were working with a city task force to break up an encampment near a Confederate monument in Richmond, police said.
15-Year-Old Boy Dead, 3-Year-Old Child Wounded In Virginia ShootingGunfire outside an apartment building in Virginia killed a teenager and wounded a 3-year-old girl, news outlets reported.
Statue To Tennis Star Arthur Ashe To Stay Put In RichmondAfter someone painted “White Lives Matter” on Ashe's statue, city officials considered a request from Ashe’s family to temporarily remove the statue to protect it. Ashe's nephew said Friday that the statue isn’t going anywhere.