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Former Orange County Rescue Squad turns over building to county
The town and county in December filed a joint legal complaint against the volunteer rescue squad, claiming the entity “has an equitable duty to convey its assets” to them because those assets were paid for through donations the town, county and citizens provided.
Fredericksburg Crime Report, 05/23/18
900 block Princess Anne Street, 5/22, 7:30 p.m. A City resident reported that he left his cell phone unattended on a bench and a person stole it. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
2 toddler boys killed in separate gun accidents in Virginia
LOUISA, Va. (AP) —A 2-year-old boy whose brother shot him was the first of two toddlers to be killed in gun accidents in Virginia on Tuesday.Credit: WDBJ7Louisa County Sheriff's Office Maj. Donald A. Lowe tells news outlets that Tyson Aponte's 4-year-old brother mistook a gun for a toy Tuesday morni
Deputies: Runaway teen may be in the Waynesboro area
Tumajah Lakeithia Howard, 16, was last seen in Verona on Friday, April 13, at about 5:30 p.m.
Louisa County 2-year-old accidentally shot
A 2-year old Louisa County child was shot this morning, reportedly by a young sibling, and is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center, according to Louisa County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Virginia 2-Year-Old Shot, Killed By 4-Year-Old Sibling: Reports
LOUISA, VA — A 2-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 4-year-old brother in Louisa, authorities told media outlets. It happened Tuesday morning on Shannon Hill Road. The older sibling thought thegun was a toy, Maj. Donnie Lowe, of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, told WTVR-TV.
Target warehouse employee charged with embezzlement
The sheriff's office was notified late Monday afternoon that Paredes, formerly of Staunton, had allegedly stolen three iPhones and an Apple Watch during a four-month period while working at the distribution center in Stuarts Draft. He was also accused of taking an iPhone case.
Two woman charged with lying during Fas Mart shooting trial in Spotsylvania
Linda Lou Hall, 68, of Spotsylvania and Melinda Frances Garr, 23, of Champlain were both indicted Monday by a Spotsylvania grand jury. Hall is charged with five counts of perjury and Garr is charged with three counts. Each charge carries a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Former Orange coach receives 184-year sentence in child sex abuse case
Circuit Court Judge Daniel Bouton on Monday upheld the sentencing recommendation from the jury that in March found 57-year-old Cathy Rothgeb guilty on 30 counts of forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, cruelty to children, taking indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery.
Tyson Aponte Virginia toddler shot to death after four year old brother found loaded gun
Two year old Louisa, Virginia boy, Tyson Aponte is shot dead by his four year old brother after believing a loaded gun was a toy. No arrests made.
Dropped cellphone helps police make arrests in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania robberies
Officers had the home under surveillance last week when a Volkswagen pulled up. Police said two males matching the robbers’ descriptions got out of the vehicle, along with 20-year-old Gloria Blas, who lived at the Greenbrier address.
Attorney asks Spotsylvania judge to step down from trial of man charged with killing Heather Ciccone
Jonathan J. Vejarano, 29, is charged with first-degree murder and other offenses tied to the Dec. 6, 2015, slaying of Ciccone, who was shot in the back of the head in a car parked in a driveway on Piney Branch Road in Spotsylvania. A co-defendant, Joshua Christopher Williams, has already been convic
Police investigate fatal shooting of Louisa toddler
A two-year-old boy has passed away from injuries sustained after being shot this morning in Louisa County. Law enforcement and rescue crews responded at about 10:30 a.m. to a reported shooting at a residence on Bakers Branch Road.The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed the details surro
Stafford Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash
A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Jaguar driven by Richard Lee Davidson, 56, of Stafford ran off the left side of the road and struck a downed tree.
Richmond man enters plea deal in crash that killed Albemarle teacher
On Nov. 22, 2016, a black Chevrolet Camaro was traveling south at a high rate of speed when it slammed into a Mazda 3 that was making a left turn at the intersection of Fifth Street Extended and Harris Road. The driver of the Mazda, 43-year-old Eric Betthauser, who taught music at both Western Albem
Louisa High star linebacker Brandon Smith picks his college
Smith visited the State College, Pa., campus and walked away without a scholarship offer.
Culpeper Crime Solvers for May 20
Last known: 804 Fairfax St. 3, Culpeper, Va.
Crash victim died hours before graduating from Germanna
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. when Goonan made a left turn from westbound Route 3 to Orange Plank Road, crossing in front of oncoming traffic, where the speed limit is 55 mph, according to the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office.
9-year-old boy dies after being crushed by motorized room partition at Virginia school
According to police, a teacher and Wesley both simultaneously pressed a button to open the large, motorized room partition that splits in the middle.
Fredericksburg WOW House: $1.375M For Pool, 7 Bedrooms, Waterfall
FREDERICKSBURG, VA—This isn't so much as home as it is a rare find. The new listing on comes with a waterfall, a giant pool, a huge pool house, a separate structure that could double as an old-fashioned general store and a circular driveway that frames it all. The house itself isn't too shabby, eit