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Culpeoer man sentenced to 7 years for area heroin ring

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-03-20 20:03:00

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

Palmyra woman killed in crash on Interstate 64

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police says a Palmyra woman was killed in a crash late Monday night. According to police, the crash occurred around 11:50 p.m. on Interstate 64 near mile marker 141 in Louisa County. Police say the driver, identified as 27-year-old Danielle Fran

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2018-03-21 07:03:00

Utility pole fire closes Route 3 in Spotsylvania

State Route 3 in Spotsylvania County has been closed in both directions near the intersection of Bernstein Road due to a utility pole fire, the Virginia Department of Transportation said in a release at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Crews are working on the problem. The intersection is just east of Chewning La

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-03-20 14:03:00

Man pleads guilty to having an explosives stash in Spotsylvania

A man who had a "substantial" amount of explosive materials and bomb components when police raided his Spotsylvania County residence in August pleaded guilty to three charges Monday. Kenneth James Francis Jr., 52, was convicted of possession of explosive materials with the intent to manufacture, pos

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-03-21 01:00:00

Dozens injured, 20 vehicles involved in crash after tractor trailer lost load on I-270

GERMANTOWN, Md. - Dozens are injured after a tractor trailer carrying stones and gravel lost its load in a crash early Monday in Montgomery County causing a multi-vehicle collision involving at least 20 vehicles. (525a) SB I270 near Middlebrook Road, multi-car collision, lanes closed pic.twitter.com

FOX5DC.COM - 2018-03-19 13:02:00

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

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

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-03-19 15:33:25

More winter weather could make for messy commute

Rain, snow and sleet are expected to fall throughout the Fredericksburg region Tuesday and Wednesday as winter lingers, just more than six weeks after Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. The wintry mix could lead to messy driving conditions, mostly late Tuesday and throughout Wednesday. The Virginia D

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-03-19 22:05:00

Woman Raped, Terrorized For Months In Woodbridge: Police

WOODBRIDGE, VA-A man was arrested Friday for terrorizing, assaulting and raping a female acquaintance over several months at a Woodbridge residence, according to Prince William County Police. Khurram Abbas Chaudhary, 31, of Woodbridge, was charged with rape, malicious wounding by caustic substance a

PATCH - 2018-03-19 20:48:31

Snow forecast for first days of spring

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-03-20 13:30:00

State law leads to farmer collecting $900 from county

In January, Lignum beef farmer Melvin Danner watched in horror as a pair of wild dogs attacked his pregnant cow back, leading to the animal's eventual death and that of her unborn calf. "They took the jaw off it before I could get my gun," said the 82-year-old on Monday morning. "I shot my gun up in

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-03-19 19:11:00

WaWa Working with Albemarle County to Build New Location Along Rt. 29

Proposed plans for a WaWa in Albemarle County Caroline Coleburn joined the NBC29 News Team in September of 2017, while finishing her B.A. in media studies and government at the University of Virginia. You can reach Caroline via email or on Twitter. Caroline Coleburn joined the NBC29 News Team in Sep

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:51:00

Special job fair offering opportunities for teens

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Area teens and young adults are invited to attend a special job fair this week. The Virginia Workforce Center's Teen Opportunities Fair features dozens of potential employers looking to fill immediate and summer positions, including internships and volunteer op

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2018-03-19 22:34:00

Lectures for March 20 through March 26

Blue Ridge Chapter United Nations Association hosts Ahmed H. al-Rahim presenting "Political Islam and Jerusalem" during its monthly meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church at 717 Rugby Road. (434) 409-0264. Charlottesville Aviation Luncheon Club hosts Bob Coolbaugh spea

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-03-19 20:14:00

Mother of Madison County crash victim reflects on daughter's short life

ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Fighting back tears, Jemimah Williams looks through her daughter's room waiting for her to return home. 'It's been really hard," said Williams. "I just feel like she's going to walk back through the door and say 'Hey mom, I was at my friend's house.'" Twelve-year-


A miracle on Viewtown Road

As the Amissville Full Gospel Church congregation began arriving at a recent Sunday morning service, sister Jane Pittman, Pastor Jimbo Pittman's wife, suddenly collapsed while making her way across the parking lot. Her heart stopped, and within seconds of her fall - miraculously - a gentleman in a w


Masked Woman Busted For Knife-Point Robbery In Stafford: Police

STAFFORD, VA-A Fredericksburg woman is being held without bond after being arrested Thursday for robbing someone at knife-point outside the Walmart at 11 Village Parkway, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. Amanda Jo Colavito, 38, was charged with robbery and wearing a mask in public.


Police intercept 10 pounds of marijuana, arrest Harrisonburg man

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - A Harrisonburg man has been arrested after police intercepted a shipment of ten pounds of marijuana bound for his apartment. Earlier this week, a Virginia State Trooper alerted the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office to a suspicious package that had been intercepted. A narc


Stafford woman accused of robbery outside a Walmart

A Stafford County woman was arrested Thursday shortly after police said she robbed a Walmart employee with a box cutter. Amanda Jo Colavito, 38, also known as Amanda Jo Mitchell, is charged with robbery and wearing a mask in public. According to Stafford Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amanda Vicinanzo