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FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-11-22 12:30:41

Elections board refuses to certify districts' ballots

Virginia election officials aren't quite ready to formally declare a winner in the race for the House of Delegates' 28th District, as concerns over some voters receiving the wrong ballots have further complicated the hotly disputed contest. The State Board of Elections voted 2-1 on Nov. 20 to indefi

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-11-22 15:45:00

Clearing skies for Wednesday's travelers

Early showers will end and cloudy skies will clear by mid-morning today. The water vapor satellite view shows the torturous path of the jet stream - the magenta line - across the nation this Wednesday morning. The ridge in the West is pushing late November temperatures to record levels out that way

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-11-22 13:48:00

Voters file new court challenge in 28th District dispute

Three Fredericksburg voters are hoping to prevent state elections officials from declaring a winner in the controversial race for the House of Delegates' 28th District, alleging that they received the wrong ballots in the razor-close contest. House Democrats filed legal action in federal court Nov.

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-11-22 12:56:00

Fredericksburg Restaurant Inspections: Hot N Fluffy, More

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

PATCH - 2017-11-22 14:19:50

Mystery photo: Can you name the students in this photograph?

The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center is asking for help identifying the group of students in this photograph. The person who donated the photo said it was taken at King George High School sometime in the 1950s or 1960s. The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, located in Fredericksburg, archive


City Council discusses moving Visitor Center

Should Fredericksburg move its Visitor Center and several other city offices into Executive Plaza, or demolish the building nicknamed "The Big Ugly" so a more functional building can go in its site? Those were among the options City Council discussed during a work session Tuesday. A third would be t

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-11-22 03:00:00

Harry's Alehouse Celebrates Their One Year Anniversary

When Harry's Alehouse at Harrison Crossing was voted one of the top three best restaurants in Fredericksburg by The Free Lance Star, owner Doug Welsh admits he was a little surprised. "I wasn't so much surprised we did so well, I was surprised it happened so quickly. We had only been open a few mont


New program at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda teaching tools for success

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A new program at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda on Marion Avenue gives students with developmental disabilities hands-on job training. WINK News reporter Kristi Gross explains how the program is impacting lives. MORE: District unveils new programs for Bonita Springs High School MORE:

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 00:27:52

Patchy a.m. fog, isolated p.m. rain await SWFL travelers

Sunset over Lake Farrell, Broadmoor Park, Rotonda West (Photo via Marsha Welch) FORT MYERS, Fla. Patchy fog will spread during the morning, meteorologist Matt Devitt said. But that will give way to sun and isolated rain as the high temperature hits 83.Sunset over Lake Farrell, Broadmoor Park, Rotond

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 10:40:40

2-year-old girl rescued from drowning

A 2-year-old girl nearly drowned in a pond but was rescued by a neighbor who got to her just in time. Wesley Northrup said he was leaving his apartment at the Seven Palms complex in Punta Gorda Monday morning when he spotted the toddler floating facedown in the water. "I immediately just ran into th

WZVN-TV - 2017-11-22 03:59:00

Gas prices decreasing in Southwest Florida as 51 million Americans plan holiday travel

There are no Black Friday deals to be had at the gas pump. But gas prices are decreasing after an unseasonable spike, good news for motorists traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Prices jumped suddenly Nov. 7, due to a rise in the cost of oil in part caused by the lingering effects of hurricanes

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-11-21 17:50:09

Wire transfer fraud targets homebuyers in SWFL

CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Scammers and fraudsters are making the momentous event of closing on a house terrifying by tricking homebuyers into wiring them the money. Just ask Pamela Legacy and Chuck Sweeney. "I was about ready to puke on my shoes, really," Legacy said. The couple was ready to close on a hom


2-year-old girl nearly drowns in pond at Punta Gorda apartment complex

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A 2-year-old girl nearly drowned Monday in a pond at Seven Palms Apartments on Slash Pine Circle, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said. Nearby resident Wesley Northrop found the child unresponsive and floating in the pond at the apartment complex on the 1200 block of Slash Pi

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 04:13:41

Punta Gorda names new police chief

Pamela R. Davis, a Baltimore police official and former Anne Arundel County deputy police chief, has been named the next Punta Gorda Police Chief. She will start Jan. 2. Davis is director of the Professional Development and Training Academy for the city of Baltimore Police Department. She previously

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-21 13:50:37

New Police Chief selected in Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA, FL (WWSB) - Pamela R. Davis is the next to serve as the Punta Gorda Police Chief. Former Chief, Tom Lewis, was terminated in the wake of the fatal shooting of a retired librarian during a citizens academy demonstration in August, 2016. Davis has 26 years of experience in police service


Meigs woman faces 5th round of TennCare fraud charges

A Meigs County woman is now facing her fifth round of TennCare fraud charges. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Elizabeth A. Lamb, 39, of Decatur. She is charged in a McMinn County indictment with fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance by doctor shopping. The charg

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

VCA kindergartners have answers to question, 'How do you cook a turkey?'

Kindergarteners at Valley Christian Academy in Riceville were asked, "How do you cook a turkey?" Their insightful and informative answers are as follows: Carson Moody: "On the stove. Only Nana cooks the turkey and probably on the oven maybe a little salt and pepper on it." Molly Finch: "First you ki

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

Roby Helm recall petition likely to be approved

A recall petition against Etowah City Commissioner Roby Helm will likely be in circulation soon. On Tuesday evening, the McMinn County Election Commission was presented with a recall petition submitted by Cat Pate, who wrote on the petition its purpose is to recall Helm due to what she called his "u

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

McMinn High's Erick Innis named Tennessee's science teacher of the year

Erick Innis, biology teacher at McMinn County High School, was recently named the Tennessee Science Teachers Association High School Science Educator of the Year. He was presented the award at the TSTA Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in Murfreesboro. Innis is in his fifth year teaching biology at

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00