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Historic King George plantation shares stories of the enslaved

Over the years guests at Belle Grove Plantation, James Madison's birthplace in King George County, have asked if anything is known about the slaves who once lived and worked there.


Virginia State Police respond to weather-related crashes

RICHMOND, Va. — With winter weather hitting Virginia Wednesday, Troopers with the Virginia State Police have been busy. From midnight to 8:45 a.m., state troopers responded to 171 traffic crashed and 143 disabled vehicles. A majority of the crashes have only involved damage to vehicles and few injur


Police ID driver killed on I-95

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A King George man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover. Brendon J. Cook, 29, was driving a 2003 Ford Mustang south on I-95 at about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday when he crashed near Atlee Elmont (the 86 mile marker), according to police.


Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.


Virginia's SNAP program adjusts release of March benefits

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients will receive benefits on Friday, March 1, 2019. For the month of March only, SNAP will be suspending its usual staggered issuance and release benefits to all recipients.


Another lawsuit looming for zip line operator at Virginia Aquarium

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Another possible lawsuit is looming for a local zip line park. 10 On Your Side first told you about a Virginia Beach family that claimed their child was hurt on the line at the adventure park at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach.


The return of winter weather

* WHAT…Sleet and freezing rain expected, possibly mixed with. snow at onset. Total snow and sleet accumulations less than one. inch. Ice accumulations less than one tenth of an inch.


Thousands lose power in Southwest Virginia due to winter weather

Thousands of Appalachian Power customers are in the dark Wednesday morning due to issues related to winter weather. More than 3,500 customers have lost power in Virginia, as of 6 a.m.


Tractor-trailer hauling Teslas crashes on highway in Virginia

ROCKBRIDGE, Va. (WFXR/WNCN) - A car hauler carrying Tesla vehicles was involved in a wreck on Interstate 81 northbound in Augusta County. According to the Raphine Volunteer Fire Company, one car came off of the top of the hauler during the Friday crash at mile marker 210.


Virginia dentists suspended for alleged drug activity in exchange for dental work

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Two Virginia Beach dentists have been forced to close up shop after the VA Board of Dentistry suspended their license to legally do dental work. According to the summary of suspension, made public on the board of dentistry website, Dr. Gary Hartman is accused of having prescri


What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family's 2018 tax return but hasn't filed it yet. Local CPA's said that may be a good


Road closed for pole repairs

WALDORF, Md. - On Wednesday, Feb 20. at 8:30 a.m., authorities advised that Billingsley Road between Middletown Road and Hanson Road is shut down in both directions for approximately 3-4 hours while SMECO makes repairs to a pole.


Fake $100 bills circulating in Northern Virginia officials say

STAFFORD, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fake $100 bills are making their way around Northern Virginia, according to authorities. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said they’ve noticed an uptick and fake $100 bills and $20 bills circulating in the area.


Burglars ram box truck into Virginia gun store

DANVILLE (WDBJ) - Guns Gears and Ammo has had attempted burglaries before, but the owner says he’s never seen anything like this. "Well they rammed the building four times with a box truck, which is beyond what most people think of as normal," said Josh Jennings.


UPDATE: More than 3,800 without power in Southwest Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - More than 3,800 people are without power in Southwest Virginia due to the winter conditions Wednesday morning. The outages follow a winter storm that passed through the Virginia area on Wednesday, according to the Appalachian Power Company (APCo).


Virginia woman hid mother’s decomposing body under blankets, air fresheners: police

A Virginia woman hid her mother’s decomposing body inside their home for weeks, covering the corpse with dozens of blankets and surrounding it with air fresheners to mask the smell, authorities said.


Polar vortex may have killed 95% of stink bugs, Virginia Tech researchers say

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech researchers say extreme cold from events like January’s polar vortex may have killed off a majority of invasive insect species like stink bugs.


Man killed, several injured in crash on Indian Head Highway in Accokeek

ACCOKEEK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A man was killed and several others were injured after a crash along one of the region's deadliest roadways. Police say the crash was reported around 10 p.m. Monday on Indian Head Highway (MD-210) near Berry Road in the Accokeek area of Prince George's County.


Stafford County Sheriff's Office daily incident report (02/19/19)

Dollar Tree, 1100 Stafford Market Place, 02/16, 5:00 a.m. Store employee reported a breaking and entering after arriving at the store and finding the front door broken. Deputies canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The incident remains under investigation.


Police investigating fatal crash on dangerous road in Prince George's County

ACCOKEEK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Another life has been lost on what’s known as the ‘Highway of Death.’ Juan Menedez Castillo, 59, of Waldorf, was killed Monday night on Route 210 Indian Head Highway and Berry Road in Accokeek.