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State police say Occoquan man killed in Spotsylvania plane crash
An Occoquan man died from injuries suffered when his ultralight plane crashed just outside Shannon Airport, Virginia State Police confirmed Saturday. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Leonardo Ospina Villada was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries F
Mid-Term Exams Cancelled For Spotsylvania County Schools
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA—With students having yet to attend a complete day of school this week because of inclement weather conditions, Stafford County Public Schools has decided to cancel mid-term exams. Here are the details, per the school system:
Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Virginia
FREDRICKSBURG, Virginia (AP) - Authorities say a Virginia man has died in the crash of a single-engine plane. A spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said in an email that the crash occurred early Friday in Spotsylvania County.
Small plane crashes after leaving Shannon Airport
FREDERICKSBURG — A small plane crashed this morning after taking off from Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg. At 7:45 a.m. Friday (, Virginia State Police responded to a report of a crashed plane in Spotsylvania County.
Spotsylvania repeals solar tax break
The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to repeal local tax exemptions for large solar facilities. The decision was made as Utah-based Sustainable Power Group, known as sPower, is asking the county for special-use permits to build a 500-megawatt solar facility in the western part
Spotsylvania Public Schools Makes Thursday, Dec. 13 Weather Call
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA—Because of residual effects from this week's snowfall, all Spotsylvania County public schools will be on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, December 13, 2018. The midterm exams planned for Dec. 17-Dec. 20 will take place as scheduled.
Henrico County woman killed in Louisa County crash
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A Henrico County woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Louisa County Friday morning. The crash occurred at around 9:10 a.m. on Route 522, just north of Route 629 (Catersville Road).
Pilot injured after plane crash in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- A pilot is suffering from serious injuries after a plane crash near Shannon Airport in Spotsylvania County, Virginia Friday morning, police said. Around 7:45 a.m., a small, private plan was found on federal property. The pilot, the only person on the plane, was taken to M
Counterfeiters Arrested In Fredericksburg: Police
FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Two people sought for passing counterfeit bills were arrested Wednesday after doing the same at one of the businesses they already had hit, according to Fredericksburg Police. The clerk recognized them from police "wanted" flyers circulated through various means in the area.
County, planners support Route 3 senior living rezoning
As the baby-boomer generation is aging, services for that population are becoming more necessary. That is why the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a rezoning application that would allow developers to construct a 55-and-older development in Locust Grove. The supervisors will c
Suspect's voice leads to his arrest, convictions in Fredericksburg attack
A teenager who was connected to a September attack in Fredericksburg because he didn't keep his mouth shut has been convicted of four felony charges. Davonn A. Tweed Figueroa, 18, pleaded guilty in Fredericksburg Circuit Court on Wednesday to robbery, unlawful wounding and two counts of conspiracy.
29-year-old woman faces felony charges after high-speed chase injures Virginia State Trooper
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE. A 29-year-old woman from North Carolina faces felony charges in connection to a high-speed chase that sent a Trooper to the hospital, according to Virginia State Police.
Louisa County Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder Charges
Louisa – A Louisa County Jury today convicted Gregory Veres of 1st Degree Murder and felony Hit and Run while recommending the maximum sentence under the law of life plus 10 years. Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty E. McGuire said: “This is a tragic case where the Defendant killed his girlfriend
Missing Teen Sought In Fredericksburg: Police
FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Authorities are looking for a girl not heard from since three months ago, according to Fredericksburg Police. Phoebe Guanciale, 17, is described as white, 5-0, 150 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She may be with Matthew Batty.
Spotsylvania County Schools Closed Again Wednesday
Spotsylvania County schools will be closed again Wednesday due to the lingering impact of the winter storm that dumped snow on parts of Virginia and southern Maryland. According to the school district, a significant number of secondary roads in the souther and western parts of the county remain affe
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
Spotsylvania, Va., Residents Outraged Over Massive Solar Plant Proposal, About Half the Size of Manhattan
(CNSNews.com) -- More than 300 residents of rural Spotsylvania County, Virginia gathered at the Spotsylvania Courthouse on Dec. 5 to protest plans for a massive solar energy plant – half the size of Manhattan -- which would be built close to residential areas and the historic sites of three Civil Wa
Spotsylvania Co. schools cancel midterms after snow storm
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- Spotsylvania Co. public schools have canceled midterms due to a recent winter storm that kept students out of school for three days. The announcement came Wednesday night after the SCPS announced school would open on a two-hour delay on Thursday.
COMMENTARY: Protect Spotsylvania from mega solar industrial complex
THE application for a 500- megawatt solar industrial complex by an out-of-state solar company, sPower of Utah, is now in the hands of the Spotsylvania County Planning Commission, and after that, it will be before the Board of Supervisors.
LETTER: Solar farm will destroy wildlife homes
Regarding Scott Shenk’s Dec. 2 article, [“As public hearing looms, questions remain about Spotsylvania solar farm proposal”]: Sustainable Power plans on clearing almost 6,000 acres of woods to place 1.8 million solar panels there in order to sell all the energy from them to Microsoft and Apple.