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Storm damage leads landfill to lift dumping fee for Stafford, Fredericksburg residents

This summer’s excessive rainfall, coupled with the high winds, has caused many trees and limbs to fall. Most recently, a thunderstorm Sunday uprooted trees and knocked out power in southern Stafford County.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-13 18:36:00

Fast-growing burger chain to open location in Fredericksburg

Burgerim, which translates to “many burgers” in Hebrew, specializes in mini burgers made with 3 oz. patties, which makes them slightly larger than a typical slider. They’re available in four different types of beef, as well as turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon and two vegetarian options.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-13 19:30:00

Fredericksburg Crime Report, 08/14/18

300 block Princess Anne Street, 8/13, 9:30 a.m. A City resident reported that an unknown person slashed her vehicle tire. No suspects or witnesses at this time.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-14 14:00:00

The White House—in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, VA -- This white house may not be as elaborate as 1600 Pennsylvania, but it still has a lot to offer and endless potential. And if you're tired of the Northern Virginia townhouse life, this house is located on 4 acres.

PATCH - 2018-08-13 16:22:42

More details emerge on theft allegations against former Mountain View fire unit officials

Authorities allege that the items, valued at more than $26,000, were purchased between December 2011 and August 2016 by association members Steven Craig Boutchyard, 53, and Shaun Craig Boutchyard, 29. The items listed as part of a search warrant affidavit include multiple major appliances, electron

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-15 01:00:00

New Fredericksburg cafe will train the homeless, unemployed

Abbot, who values time management skills, sent the man packing with a warning to show up on time the next day. The employee was 45 minutes late the second day, but said he planned to use a gift card from Micah to buy an alarm clock. For the next few months, he was never late.


This Week in Culpeper - Fredericksburg Today

LM “Sandy” Gerald USHJA Zone 3 Junior Equitation FinalsWednesday, August 15-Sunday, August 17 10 am-1 pmHITS Culpeper, 13256 Commonwealth ParkFor the 13th year HITS will host the LM “Sandy” Gerald USHJA Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals.FREE

FREDERICKSBURG.TODAY - 2018-08-14 18:15:41

Police: 1-year-old Found Alone In Street, Babysitter Charged

A 33-year-old woman was arrested after police said she let a toddler she was babysitting wander alone into a street, Prince William County police said.Maria Rafaela Cruz-Serrano of 15387 Gunsmith Terrace in Woodbridge is charged with felony child neglect, records show.A passerby called police on Aug

PATCH - 2018-08-14 13:52:44

Fredericksburg Crime Report, 08/13/18

I-95 Rest Station, 1318 I-95 Street, 8/9, 2:30 p.m. A citizen reported that an unknown person stole his computer from his unsecured vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-13 18:30:00

Culpeper man dies early Tuesday in crash on Route 3

An 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle with Servance was airlifted with life-threatening injuries to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. Arriving at the scene, officers summoned EMS and began life-saving measures on the occupants of the vehicle, according to police.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-14 13:52:00

More storms and rain for Fredericksburg Monday and Tuesday

HopefullySunday’s severe storms that pounded Fredericksburg and south Stafford countydidn’t catch residents unaware. Given the forecast for possible severe weather, storm damage reports that began shortly after 2 pm along the U.S. Route 29 corridor and marched steadily eastward, and weather warning

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-13 12:45:00

Storm knocks out power to thousands in Stafford

The storm struck shortly after 4 p.m., toppling trees in the Falmouth and Brooke areas. The city of Fredericksburg briefly closed a short section of Riverside Drive because of a fallen power line, but fewer than 500 were still without power in the city as of 8:30 p.m.


Spotsy students return to school before Labor Day for the first time since 2012

That position may put Gabi in the minority among Spotsylvania students, who returned to class Monday for the school system's first pre-Labor Day start since 2012. Gabi said the younger high-schoolers seemed "kind of OK and happy" to be there, but the older students were less enthused.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-13 20:00:00

Airbags deploy in Dumfries collision involving pizza delivery car

Description:Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Main St. and Mine Road, airbags were deployed, one vehicle was a silver grey Chevy sedan driven by a Dominos Pizza delivery driver, the second vehicle was a silver-grey Honda four-door sedan. Only minor injuries were sustained. Dumfries PD alo


Fredericksburg VA Main Street fundraiser to be 'like an outdoor wedding for downtown'

"It's almost like an outdoor wedding for downtown," said Ann Glave, Fredericksburg VA Main Street's executive director.


Rescuers searching for three people missing in Potomac near Colonial Beach

Maryland Natural Resources, which is the lead agency because the Potomac River is in Maryland, was joined in the search by Virginia Marine Police and the U.S. Coast Guard, in addition to local agencies. Thomson said a Maryland State Police helicopter was also dispatched to help with the search.


Updated: Severe thunderstorm warning over for Fauquier, remains in effect for Stafford, Spotsylvania

UPDATED: A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. for parts of Stafford, King George and Spotsylvania counties, but it appears the worst is over for Fauquier.At 4:13 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Fredericksburg, moving east at 25 miles per hour, according to the Na


Strong to severe storms possible Sunday in Fredericksburg

“Stuck in the middle with you” -a line from a 1970s pop song– applies to Fredericksburg’s weather situation through Monday. One stationary front is draped across the eastern third of Virginia with a weak low pressure centered just off the Delmarva peninsula. Another boundary has taken up residence a


OTHER SIDE OF THE EPIDEMIC: Chronic pain patients says they're 'treated like criminals'

As she searched for a pain management doctor in the Fredericksburg area, she called at least eight different offices. Before she could even describe her situation, the receptionist would cut her off, saying: “We don’t prescribe opiates.”


Southeastern Fauquier under thunderstorm warning for tennis-ball-sized hail, 80 mph winds

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m. for “a possibly deadly storm” that could include tennis-ball-sized hail as well as 80 mile per hour wind gusts.The warning area includes southeastern Fauquier, southwestern Stafford, northeastern Orange, southeaste