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Culpeper Jail overcrowding reaches crisis point

It appears the Culpeper Jail has reached a breaking point. Built in 1987 as an addition to the historic Sheriff’s Office building, the jail fronting on West Cameron Street was made to hold around 70 inmates.


Community briefs for Feb. 22

The Culpeper County Secondary Bands present their Festival Concerts on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Culpeper Middle School and Culpeper County High School will perform beginning at 2 p.m. at the CCHS auditorium. Floyd T. Binns Middle School and Eastern View High School will perform at 4:00 p.m. in the EVH


Patriots' owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

JUPITER, Florida — The New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged with two counts in a human trafficking bust. According to WPEC police say Kraft visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter in January 2019.


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Deputy’s traffic stop leads to drug distribution charge

A Fredericksburg man faces drug distribution and possession charges after a sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle Thursday night in Warrenton. Deputy 1st Class Corey Lillard stopped made the traffic stop in the area of John E. Mann and Robinson streets at 7:34 p.m., according to Sgt. James Hartman.


Rain, sleet, slush cause more than 100 accidents in the Culpeper region Wednesday

Several inches of snow blanketed Culpeper Wednesday, closing schools in several counties, before transitioning into freezing rain and finally just rain late in the day. After yesterday’s wintry mess, Thursday’s weather conditions are expected to be much milder, with temperatures rising into the 50s


Police: Hidden cameras found in Virginia Tech bathrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech Police say they have identified a suspect after two hidden cameras were recovered in on-campus public bathrooms. Police said one of the hidden cameras was disguised as a USB wall charger that was plugged into an outlet, while the other was disguised as a clothing hook


Virginia officially adopts lynching apology

By unanimous vote and with little fanfare, the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday officially adopted what is believed to be the nation’s first official apology for a painful history of lynching.


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Frank Turnage, pivotal Germanna college president, dies at 79

“Frank” Francis Shirley Turnage, the longest-serving of Germanna Community College’s six presidents, died Wednesday morning of cardiac arrest. He led the college from 1986 to 2007 through difficult times.


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Winter blast: 4-6 inches of snow to fall in Culpeper, with ice on top

Wednesday’s winter blast is forecast to bring 4 to 6 inches of snow to the Culpeper area Tuesday night, along with a combination of sleet, freezing rain, and rain. While forecasters have lowered their estimates of accumulation, the storm's impact could still be considerable.


Police: Driver who caused fatal crash was cited for lack of license an hour earlier

PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Police say the driver responsible for a crash that killed a 23-year-old Front Royal woman had been charged less than an hour before with driving without a license.


Culpeper. Eastern View look to bring the heat at states

Both Culpeper and Eastern View high school will be well represented at each school’s respective state indoor track meet. The Blue Devils will have a combined 19 individuals and relay teams competing for individual and team championships. The girls team, the Class 3 Region B champions, are expected t


Man dies in crash on VA-28 in Northern Virginia

A man died in a crash on VA-28 in Northern Virginia. The crash happened early Friday morning near Westfields Boulevard. The cause remains under investigation. Part of the road was shut down for some time during the morning rush hour.


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i


Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in March 2019

There’s a lot of new music coming to Virginia in March 2018. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, celebrate the season with your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth.