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Louisa County Parents Identify Clues that Kids are Using Drugs and Alcohol

On Tuesday, November 13, hundreds gathered for the free community initiative to help parents identify clues that might indicate students’ drug or alcohol use at home.

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-11-14 02:48:00

Fire Crews Respond to Massive House Fire in Keswick

Albemarle County fire crews are investigating what sparked a massive blaze at a Keswick home early Wednesday morning, causing $936,000 worth of damage.

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-11-14 10:28:00

High school football: Playoffs - Region Semifinals... This week's games, LIVE Scoreboard and more

H.S. Football: FLS Varsity Fans' Choice Game of the WeekLAST WEEK'S RESULTSThursday's GameREGION 5DNo. 2 North Stafford 60, No. 7 Halifax County 19No. 1 Massaponax 62, No. 8 Albemarle 14Friday's GamesREGION 6BBYE—No. 1 Colonial Forge (10-0)REGION 5DNo. 4 Brooke Point 35, No. 5 Harrisonburg 23No. 3 M

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-11-13 23:00:00

Defense attorney seeks removal of Confederate portrait

LOUISA, Va. (AP) — A defense lawyer in Virginia made oral arguments seeking removal of a portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee for his African-American client's upcoming trial on a murder charge.The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports defense attorney Douglas Ramseur argued before a Louisa County j


Louisa schools to host Hidden in Plain Sight, a program to help parents identify risky behavior

If you were to walk into your child’s bedroom today, would you know how to identify signs of potential high-risk behaviors?


Robert E. Lee portrait causing controversy in court

“It would be equally important the spectators of the trial or to the jury members, any one of whom may be equally offended or upset," Benjamin said. “Whenever you have a serious trial, especially a capital trial, the judges of Virginia know they should do everything in their power to avoid an appear

NBC12 - 2018-11-14 03:45:00

DOJ: Atlanta Man Sentenced for Threatening Charlottesville-Area Schools

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA – A federal judge here sentenced an Atlanta man today to 12 months and one-day in federal prison as a result of his October 2017 posting of threatening messages against Charlottesville-area schools that caused Charlottesville City Schools to go into a modified lockdown for

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-11-13 21:23:00

Louisa library takes its books on the road

Children at Harvest of Little Seeds Day Care enjoyed a visit from Jolyn Bullock of Louisa Library. Brittan Rackley, McKenzie Valentine, Jamill Jackson, Liam Charles, Logal Shifflet, Laylah Gross, Jaylin Johnson, Kali Harper and James Culmer eagerly await each of Jolyn Bullock’s visits.


Two minor earthquakes rattle Louisa County

Twenty minutes later, a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded about six miles ENE of Goochland, about five miles below the surface.


Driver charged in crash that killed 3 pleads not guilty

Claire C. Carr, 53, entered a not guilty plea to three counts of involuntary manslaughter. Those charges each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

WRIC TV - 2018-11-13 19:25:30

Louisa rolls past Huguenot in playoff opener

Robbie Morgan took the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, setting the early tone in the Louisa County football team’s 36-3 win over visiting Huguenot in the first round of the Class 4 playoffs on Friday night in Mineral.After a Huguenot field goal trimmed the Lions’ lead to 7-3, Louisa ripped


Man charged with firing gunshot during argument

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A man is behind bars Tuesday after police say he fired a gunshot during an argument in Henrico overnight.Officers were called to 11 North Apartments on Laburnum around midnight because two men were arguing.One of the men was arrested for firing a single gunshot. He’s now charge

NBC12 - 2018-11-13 09:58:00

A young soldier from Louisa left for World War I soon after his wedding day. His life - and that of his wife - would never be the same.

Pvt. Richard L. Grubbs died at his family’s home, back in the woods along Bethany Church Road in Louisa County. He returned from the war not shot nor wounded by artillery shrapnel; he left this world in agony from mustard gas. Lucy, his young bride, waited with him as he passed.


Caroline woman receives $20,000 settlement check after mistaken-identity arrest

U.S. District Judge John Gibney signed an order last month dismissing the suit in light of a confidential settlement agreement. The Virginia Division of Risk Management confirmed that it sent a $20,000 settlement check Oct. 10 to a “Brittany Jenkins.” The lawsuit requested $250,000 in damages.

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-11-13 02:00:00

Two Small Earthquakes Shake Virginia

GOOCHLAND, VA — Two small earthquakes rumbled the Goochland area Nov. 9, the same region where a 5.8 earthquake in August 2011 originated that was felt up and down the East Coast, and caused damage to hundreds of homes and structures including the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.


ACPD: Dump Truck Crash Closes Portion of Garth Rd., No Injuries Reported

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -Crews are working to clean up a crash scene on Garth Road in Albemarle County.Police were called out near the intersection of Garth Road and Old Garth Road around 8:20 a.m. Monday, November 12.Authorities say the driver of a dump truck went off the road to avoid cars th

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-11-12 15:36:00

Louisa County forestland protected forever

Protecting a property from development takes on added significance when your family has been managing that land since 1742, when it was part of a 5,000 acre land grant from King James III.


54 Violations At One Place: Fredericksburg Restaurant 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 can

PATCH - 2018-11-12 16:58:00

Endangered Missing Child Alert: 'At risk' 5-year-old girl missing from Spotsylvania

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 5-year-old missing girl from Spotsylvania County who is considered endangered. Virginia State Police issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert for Scarlett Kathleen Belle Lago. The child was taken by her father,


Louisa judge hears argument for taking down Robert E. Lee portrait

“The Civil War was really fought primarily over slavery and the racial supremacy of whites,” Douglas Ramseur, told Louisa County Circuit Judge Timothy K. Sanner.