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Heavy rains causing flood warnings throughout the Fredericksburg Region

The department said “crews are responding to reports of flooded roads and downed trees where intense rain continues to fall, especially in Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.”

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-22 14:36:00

Teen gets three years for robbing pizza delivery drivers in Stafford

Tyreece Marquis Watson, 19, of Stafford County, was sentenced in Stafford Circuit Court to a total of 16 years, with 13 years suspended. He had previously pleaded guilty to robbery, conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-23 01:00:00

Fredericksburg Crime Report, 06/21/18

1200 block Belman Road, 6/20, 7:00 p.m. A Spotsylvania resident reported that his firearm was stolen from his vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-21 15:45:00

InFive: Flooding Friday morning, immigrants claim abuse at Virginia facility, and D.C. sniper gets new trial.

Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia.5. Friday morning floodingA flood warning is in effect for communities in and around Stafford, Fredericksburg and Culpeper on Friday morning.Showers are expected to move into the rest of the region early in the morning and linger through Friday. There

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-06-22 11:18:00

Poisonous hogweed creeping into Virginia, but not Fredericksburg area yet

But giant hogweed packs a wallop. When exposed to skin, the sap from a giant hogweed plant can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering and permanent scarring.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-22 01:00:00

Local state of emergency declared in Culpeper County

Culpeper County remains under a flood watch until 3:30 p.m. Friday as river and streams rise, flooding roads, farm fields and overturning ditches.

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-06-22 16:31:00

Moldy Strawberries, 18 Violations: Fredericksburg Inspections

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Rappahannock Area Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the Fredericksburg area. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation ca


Appeals Court Grants New Sentencing Hearings for DC Sniper

In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018, in a case focusing on the life sentences given to Malvo. (Photo: AP)

WBOC - 2018-06-21 10:28:00

Best Apps and Games to Keep Kids Thinking this Summer - Fredericksburg Today

School is out and summer is upon us! Figuring out what to do with the kids all summer is a challenge for most parents. Some families will opt for a big vacation or maybe even sleep away camp but what about the rest of the summer? While beach days and camping trips are great summer activities, keepin

FREDERICKSBURG.TODAY - 2018-06-22 08:00:38

Classic 19th century Colonial backs up to Rappahannock in Fredericksburg's Historic District

The house at 1517 Caroline St., along what is known as “upper” Caroline Street, is a good illustration. Situated in the northern corner of the city’s Historic District, it is the second property beyond where Sophia Street dead ends at Pitt Street. That means 1517 Caroline is bounded at its rear by t

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-22 01:15:00

Stafford man pleads guilty to string of local burglaries

Gregory Scott Crowley, 39, of Stafford, was convicted of eight counts of burglary and three counts of grand larceny. He will be sentenced Aug. 29 in Stafford Circuit Court.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-22 01:00:00

Boy, 9, found outside apartments after allegedly left alone for the night

The boy’s father, Mortimer Maximillian Philbert, 55, of the 18200 block of Kilmer Lane in Triangle, is facing a charge of felony child neglect, police spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Perok said Thursday.

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-06-21 23:00:00

Bowman Distillery awarded double gold medals at 2018 competition - Fredericksburg Today

At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon and Tinkerman’s Citrus Supreme Flavored Gin, both from A. Smith Bowman Distillery, won the highest honor, a double gold medal. In total, A. Smith Bowman received five medals from the compet

FREDERICKSBURG.TODAY - 2018-06-22 00:16:20

Itty Bitty City is back, so go find your fortune in downtown Fredericksburg

Sponsored again by Sieht, A Falkenberg Eye & Laser Center, this year’s scavenger hunt features 36 up-close images of various details visible throughout downtown Fredericksburg. Find the items and note what they are, as well as their locations, on the entry form in today’s paper or online at .


Stafford shelter pet: Gidget

Gidget is a tri-color, female beagle. She is 4 years old and good with other dogs. She is at the Stafford County Animal Shelter, 540-658-PETS.

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-06-22 06:30:00

Man who rammed King George deputy's cruiser pleads to reduced charges

Reginald Van Robinson Jr., 27, was convicted in King George Circuit Court of assault on a law-enforcement officer, misdemeanor eluding and not reporting an accident. As part of an agreement ironed out by prosecutor Luke Mitchell and defense attorney Jeremie Childress, Robinson was sentenced to a tot

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-21 19:26:00

Cool and soggy Friday but hot and sticky by Sunday

Today – Friday – will be the coolest day of the work week, which may be obvious (duh!) given the overcast skies and copious rainfall. In fact NWS Sterling has the Fredericksburg area under aFlood Warning until 11:45 this morning. Folks out and about today need to be mindful of possible stream and cr

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-22 12:26:00

Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68

Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer.

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-06-21 23:27:00

Vehicle fire on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge closes traffic in both directions

Vehicle fire on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge closes traffic in both directionsALEXANDRIA, Va.- A vehicle fire on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge has closed traffic in both directions.Emergency officials say a crash around 11 a.m. triggered the fire. No injuries have been reported at this time.Fire crews on l


Fredericksburg Crime Report, 06/19/18

900 block Brompton Street, 6/18, 9:40 a.m. A City resident reported a wallet being stolen from an unsecured vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.