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Fredericksburg police investigate possible threat at Walker-Grant

Fredericksburg police investigated a possible social media threat against Walker-Grant Middle School that surfaced on Thursday night, but it turned out to be a misunderstanding. Captain Rick Pennock of the Fredericksburg Police Department said a parent called the police and a school administrator ab

FREDERICKSBURG.TODAY - 2018-03-23 18:30:06

Jury suggests 18 months for Fredericksburg man convicted of child abuse

A Fredericksburg jury Thursday recommended an 18-month prison sentence for a city man after determining that the man went too far in disciplining his 4-year-old son. Leonides Dorestal Jr., 25, was convicted of two counts of felony child abuse and one count of child cruelty following a trial that sta

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-03-24 01:00:00

Here's How Much You Need To Earn To Live In Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, VA-While Fredericksburg isn't close to being the cheapest place to live in Virginia, it falls in the low- to mid-range when you include it among Northern Virginia counties, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The organization recently released its 2018 family budget calculato

PATCH - 2018-03-22 22:12:07

Stafford man to serve 20 years for child porn

A Stafford County judge has ordered a man convicted of multiple child-pornography charges to serve 20 years in prison. The sentence handed down Thursday by Judge Victoria Willis to 41-year-old Jason Charles Sulser represented the maximum penalty Sulser could have received under a plea agreement he s

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-03-22 22:00:00

March For Our Lives: Offshoot In Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, VA-While hundreds of thousands of people are about to descend on Washington, DC, for perhaps the biggest march for gun control in U.S. history, an offshoot of the "March for Our Lives" will be held noon Saturday in Fredericksburg at the corner of Blue and Gray Highway (Route 3) and W

PATCH - 2018-03-23 18:05:52

Woodbridge man arrested for inappropriate relationship with minor

Woodbridge, Va. - A man has been arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a teenager in Prince William County. Police say 30-year old Abel Romero was involved in an inappropriate relationship that allegedly happened at a home in Woodbridge on Thursday. Family members of the victim, who police say i

LOCALDVM.COM - 2018-03-24 03:20:39

New population estimates for Northern Virginia counties, cities

Falls Church grew faster than any county or city in the nation last year, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. An additional 715 residents added 5.2 percent to the population of the small Northern Virginia city. The census estimates were released Thursda

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-03-23 15:30:00

Man charged in Fredericksburg sexual assault now being investigated for similar attack in Spotsylvania

A Spotsylvania County man who is already facing serious charges in connection with a sexual assault at a Fredericksburg store last year is now being investigated in connection with another sexual attack last year at a Spotsylvania business, court records show. Jeffrey Clarence Johnson, 50, accused o


'No life left in her': 16-year-old Md. shooting victim to be taken off life support, family says

16-year-old Jaelynn Willey will be taken off life support on Thursday night after being shot in the head at Great Mills High School, her family said. "As of now Jaelynn is still on life support, but she will not make it. We will be taking her off life support this evening. She has no life left in h

WUSA - 2018-03-23 02:23:00

Stafford woman missing since Tuesday night may be wearing black boots

Ashley Gilmore (SOURCE: Stafford County Sheriff's Office) STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. - Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a 31-year-old woman missing since Tuesday night in Stafford County. Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office posted Thursday on Facebook that Ashley Gilmore

WTVR-TV - 2018-03-22 16:19:06

UPDATED: Armed standoff continues in Bealeton

An armed man remains barricaded in a home on Morgansburg Road in Bealeton tonight, hours after authorities were called to a domestic dispute. Deputies arrived and encountered "several individuals" who advised a man was inside the house, armed with a handgun, said Fauquier County Sheriff's Office Sgt


Missing Woman Sought In Stafford: Police

STAFFORD, VA-Police are looking for a missing endangered woman last seen around 11 p.m. Tuesday near Wind Ridge Drive, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. Ashley Gilmore, 31, is described as white, 5-4, 115 pounds with long red hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a burgundy

PATCH - 2018-03-22 20:41:18

Four arrested after body found in car fire in Woodbridge

Prince William police have made four arrests after a body was found in a burning vehicle at Veterans Memorial Park in Woodbridge on March 15. Two suspects were arrested in Prince William County and two others were taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Wilson, North C


Man pleads guilty to having an explosives stash in Spotsylvania

A man who had a "substantial" amount of explosive materials and bomb components when police raided his Spotsylvania County residence in August pleaded guilty to three charges Monday. Kenneth James Francis Jr., 52, was convicted of possession of explosive materials with the intent to manufacture, pos


Fredericksburg-area real estate firm tops in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network

The company, which ranked No. 45, was recognized during special awards ceremonies at Sales Convention 2018, held in San Antonio March 4-7. Real estate professionals from over 1,400 offices across North America attended the annual business and educational event. Cathy Jett: 540/374-5407 cjett@freelan

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-03-23 01:00:00

Snow gives cold shoulder to spring schedule

A dozen high school junior varsity and varsity games were cancelled Thursday afternoon because of the three to six inches of snow that fell on the greater Culpeper area Wednesday morning. Culpeper's and Eastern View's boy's and girl's varsity and junior varsity lacrosse games were postponed and resc

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-03-22 19:53:00

Fredericksburg City Public Schools Make Weather Call For March 22

FREDERICKSBURG, VA- As the regions digs out of a spring snowstorm Fredericksburg City Public Schools will open with a two-hour delay Thursday, March 22, officials said. Snow is still falling in the D.C. region, but the show is probably just about over for us as far as accumulation is concerned, the


50 snowfall totals across Northern Virginia

Snow throughout the day on Wednesday added up to several inches for some of Northern Virginia's western and northern communities. Lovettsville reported 7 inches, with 6 inches reported in Herndon and Leesburg, according to preliminary measurements provided by the National Weather Service. A spotter


Spring snow is magical for Fredericksburg-area kids

Snow blanketed flower beds just freshly mulched for spring and dusted pastel-colored Easter flags hung outside front doors. Yellow daffodils couldn't hold their heads up as snow piled on top of them and pink hyacinths were buried. Wednesday's snowfall may have been a late and unwanted arrival for lo


4 people arrested after body was found in burning vehicle

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Police in Virginia say four people have been arrested after a body was found in a burning vehicle. A Prince William County police news release says 23-year-old Erick Alexander Contreras Navarro and 19-year-old Denis Ludwin Espinal Alvares were charged with murder and arrested Tuesd