News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville is gearing up for a concert featuring some big-name acts intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the aftermath of this summer's white nationalist rallies. Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and others are slated to perform at the concert Sunday at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium. The concert will also be livestreamed online.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after a home invasion in Smithfield. TV station WAVY reports police received an emergency call around 11:15 a.m. Saturday about a residential burglary. Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Lt. James Pope says when deputies arrived to the home they found two people dead. No further details were immediately released.
ROCKBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - Visits to Natural Bridge have increased significantly since the Virginia landmark became part of a state park. The Roanoke Times reports the number of tickets purchased to view the 215-foot-tall limestone arch in Rockbridge County increased by 41 percent over the past year.
LOUISA, Va. (AP) - A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, who authorities say was struck by a vehicle and found along the side of a Virginia road. Local media report 30-year-old Gregory P. Veres was charged Friday after investigators in Louisa County questioned him. The victim wasn't immediately identified, pending notification of relatives.
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