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Embezzler Now Facing Perjury Count

HARRISONBURG - At trial, Rachel Sue Leake took the witness stand and swore she didn't embezzle thousands of dollars from a Mount Crawford-area business. But two months later at sentencing, the 48-year-old Weyers Cave resident came clean. She testified at the hearing in Rockingham County Circuit Cour

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-03-20 00:46:00

Charlottesville Woman Arrested in Connection to Prospect Ave. Stabbing

A Charlottesville woman is under arrest following a reported stabbing Monday night. Police are charging 49-year-old Velma Marie Watkins with one count of malicious wounding. Officers and rescue crews responded to a call in the 700 block of Prospect Avenue around 10:50 p.m. Monday, March 19. Authorit

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-03-20 18:12:00

NEW: City, County Offices Closed

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County offices are closed today due to the weather. Harrisonburg City Public Schools and Rockingham County Public Schools are also closed for the day. City spokeswoman Mary-Hope Vass wrote in an email that as of 5 a.m., roads in Harrisonburg were considered to be in "mode

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-03-21 13:27:00

House in Augusta County registered as historic landmark

GREENVILLE - The Fannie Thompson House in Augusta County has been listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Thompson House is the sole unmodified dwelling remaining in what was once a thriving segregated African American neighborhood known as Jack's Hill that occupied a hillside along the Sout

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-03-20 19:50:12

Animal cruelty suspect charged with second DUI in Augusta County

MIDDLEBROOK - A Greenville man accused of starving a dog to death last year has been been arrested twice for driving under the influence since his October arrest on animal cruelty charges, court records show. Following his second DUI arrest Sunday, Gary L. Killingsworth, 63, remains in jail. The Aug

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-03-21 16:54:06

Grandmother, grandson charged in Staunton burglary

STAUNTON - A grandmother and her grandson are facing allegations they teamed up and broke into a Staunton residence in mid-February, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The break-in took place on Beaver Creek Road. The sheriff's office said the home in question was unoccupied after an

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-03-21 18:12:09

Announcements for March 21 through March 27

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax counseling and preparation by appointment for area residents through April 17. Assistance is available at the Senior Center at (434) 974-7756; Northside Library at (434) 972-1703; Piedmont Virginia Community College at (434) 972-1703; Fluvanna County Library

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-03-20 22:01:00

Snow ending: Focus turns to refreeze overnight in Shenandoah Valley

Snow is ending in the Shenandoah Valley as late afternoon transitions into evening. Most interstate and primary roads are in clear to minor condition with many secondary roads in moderate to minor condition. Tonight Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be on watch for refreezing and will

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 20:09:10

Waynesboro man charged with rape, abduction

A Waynesboro man is being held on rape, abduction and malicious wounding charges in connection with a Sunday incident. Cory Michael McCreary, 20, was arrested as a result of an investigation that began early Sunday morning. Waynesboro Police were called to a residence located in the northeast area o


Teen who pleaded guilty in dad's fatal shooting sentenced

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 19 at 3:38PM EDT expiring March 21 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union, Wayne Winter Weather Advisory issued March 19 at 3:38PM EDT expiring March 21 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Champaign, Clark, Clinton,

WCPO - 2018-03-19 23:17:25

Partial train derailment near Crozet

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A 220 car CSX freight train partially derailed in Greenwood, just west of Crozet on Sunday afternoon. Trail Derailment by Sonny Sims The Albemarle County Police Department arrived at the scene and helped with directing traffic to avoid any railroad crossings. A

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2018-03-20 01:04:00

Harrisonburg opens new recycling center

Recyclables accepted at the new center include plastics, aluminum, tin, glass and paper.Courtesy of Tribune News Service The city of Harrisonburg has been looking for alternative options for its Solid Waste and Single Stream Collection Program after van der Linde Recycling notified Harrisonburg that


Drink local: a guide to the craft beer of Harrisonburg, Virginia

Out of the 14 breweries on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, five of these breweries (almost 40% of the venues) are located in the heart of Harrisonburg, Virginia -- making Harrisonburg a pretty big deal in the craft beer scene. As an aspiring beer aficionado and on a journey of self-discovery, I set

SPOONUNIVERSITY.COM - 2018-03-20 12:00:48

STORM UPDATE: Storm's 1st wave winding down; 2nd wave to start after 5 p.m.

WINCHESTER - The first part of a two-storm system that's dumping snow and ice on the Winchester area is winding down, and part two is expected to arrive sometime after 5 p.m. Isha Renta, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, said temperatures will remain below freezing today

WINCHESTER STAR - 2018-03-20 17:59:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


PD: Man stole $174,000 from Waynesboro company beginning in 2015

WAYNESBORO - Police have arrested a job site supervisor for a Waynesboro company amid allegations he stole $174,000 from the firm, according to authorities. In January, PD Interiors Inc., a commercial construction company located on 7th Street, began noticing billing irregularities, police said, and


Open Air Burning Ban Continued for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

03/16/2018 Release from the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County: Due to the continued enhanced wildfire threat and high winds for Friday, March 16, all open-air burning operations in and Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg will be suspended. This ban will be reviewed on Saturday, M


Police searching for suspect in antique mall burglary

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Police are searching for a suspect responsible for burglarizing the Rolling Hills Antique Mall and making off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry. According to the Harrisonburg Police Department, a burglary report came in during the early morning hours of Monday, March 1


Wanted: Rafael Arnold Lassalle-Rosa

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Rafael Arnold Lassalle-Rosa, 27. is wanted by the Harrisonburg Police Department. According to police, Lassalle-Rosa is wanted for failure to appear in court on intimidating threats over the phone and brandishing a firearm. Lassalle-Rosa is known to reside in Rockingham C


City Woman Charged In Stabbing

HARRISONBURG - Harrisonburg police arrested a city woman in connection with a late-night stabbing Tuesday. Jennifer Jordan, 20, is charged with felony malicious wounding, according to a press release from the Harrisonburg Police Department. On Wednesday, Jordan appeared in Rockingham County Juvenile