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Locust Grove man enters plea deal in shooting
CULPEPER — A Locust Grove man who was facing a retrial on gun charges related to a June 14, 2017, shooting has pleaded guilty as part of an agreement with the prosecution. Alonte Pernell, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Orange Circuit Court to amended violations of unlawful wounding and unlawfully s
Blue Bell building donated to county
It wasn’t wrapped in festive paper or even sealed with a bow, but that didn’t keep the county from accepting a gift that came in the form of a 57,000-square-foot building on 2.7 acres in town. The former Blue Bell building, recently owned by the Sedwick family, was donated to the county last week.
Louisa Man convicted of 1st degree murder for running over his girlfriend
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. — A Louisa County jury today convicted Gregory Veres of 1st degree murder and felony Hit and Run for the murder of his girlfriend in September 2017. “This is a tragic case where the Defendant killed his girlfriend and treated her worse than a dog. He killed her in the middle of th
Sheriff’s office investigates armed intruder in Gordonsville
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident involving an armed intruder who entered a Gordonsville-area home Saturday evening and fired a shot before fleeing.
‘Lock your doors and windows’ sheriff tells neighbors after gunman walks into Orange home
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. — Orange County Sheriff Mark Amos has encouraged neighbors who live near Blue Ridge Turnpike to lock their doors and windows after a gunman walked into a home along the 18000 block of Blue Ridge Turnpike at about 7:36 p.m. Saturday.
Boy who jumped off Virginia bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else.
There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake in the state's Fairfax County.
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $200K For Culpeper Woman
CULPEPER, VA—On more or less of a whim, Ricarda Ramos and her husband decided to buy some lottery tickets recently while they were out and about. So they did just that, from the Safeway grocery store at Southgate Shopping Center. Suffice to say, it was a fruitful purchase.
InFive: Missing woman’s car found, Tennessee earthquake felt in Northern Virginia, and local dentist competing on ‘Jeopardy!’
Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia. Police searching for a missing Maryland woman found her car at Great Falls Park. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in Tennessee rattled several southeastern states early Tuesday, with people in Woodbridge and Arlington reporting they felt it, accor
Dragons answer Hornets, fall to Madison
After falling to Orange County High School by 1-point in their first matchup of the season, the William Monroe High School boys’ basketball team redeemed themselves last Tuesday at home with a 57-50 victory.
Armed person enters Orange County home, deputies looking for intruder
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an armed person entered a home Saturday evening. Orange County Deputies, Virginia State Police, and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conversation Officers responded to a home in the 18000 block of Blue Ridge
Orange County home invasion suspect flees
ORANGE (WINA) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office urges anyone seeing someone suspicious on your property to call 9-1-1. This after an armed suspect entered a home in the 18000 block of Blue Ridge Turnpike Saturday night. Deputies were called around 7:30pm and responded to find victims hiding outsi
High school sports: Tuesday night scoreboard
PPD.—Spotsylvania at Mountain View, 7. PPD.—Riverbend vs. Colonial Forge, 6:30 (at Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center) PPD.—Stafford vs. North Stafford, 6:30 (at Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center)
Community briefs for Dec. 12
Wreaths Across America at Culpeper National Cemetery. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate in the local Wreaths Across America placement at noon on Saturday at Culpeper National Cemetery, 305 U.S. Avenue in the town of Culpeper.
Eastern View, Culpeper cheerleading represented on All-State teams
Both Eastern View and Culpeper high school had competitive cheerleaders named to the school's respective classification All-State team. The Cyclones' Jalicia Miranda and Gabrielle Porter were first team All-State selections for the Class 4 All-State team, while the Blue Devils' Amanda Wilson was a s
Main Street shooting case postponed for fourth time
The case involving a daytime shooting on Main Street has been continued for the fourth time. Robert Lee “J.J.” Cottoms Jr., 66, of Lignum appeared briefly in Culpeper General District Court on Wednesday on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and p
Louisa officials say water contamination last month was 'likely' methane gas released from sewer system
Louisa town and county officials on Tuesday attributed the contamination that triggered evacuations and a flush of the county's water supply to a methane gas released from the sewer system.
Orange County Sheriff's Office Investigating Breaking-and-Entering Incident
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is searching for an armed suspect who allegedly broke into a home on Saturday, December 8, around 7:30 p.m. on the 18000 block of Blue Ridge Turnpike.
Jury recommends James Fields spend life in prison, plus 419 years, for deadly car attack
ICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- A jury on Tuesday recommended James Fields spend life in prison for murdering Heather Heyer during last year's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
School closings and late openings over snow continue Wednesday
Area schools are closing or operating on delays Wednesday as Central Virginia continues to cleanup for the weekend’s winter storm. Charlottesville City Schools will have a two-hour delay. Schools in Greene, Madison and Orange counties also will be delayed on Wednesday.
Armed intruder reported at Orange home
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed intruder who on Saturday evening entered a home through an unlocked front door. At around 7:36 p.m., the office received a report of an armed intruder in the 18000 block of Blue Ridge Turnpike, and deputies responded along with