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Fredericksburg police investigate possible threat at Walker-Grant

Fredericksburg police investigated a possible social media threat against Walker-Grant Middle School that surfaced on Thursday night, but it turned out to be a misunderstanding. Captain Rick Pennock of the Fredericksburg Police Department said a parent called the police and a school administrator ab

FREDERICKSBURG.TODAY - 2018-03-23 18:30:06

Stafford woman missing since Tuesday night may be wearing black boots

Ashley Gilmore (SOURCE: Stafford County Sheriff's Office) STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. - Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a 31-year-old woman missing since Tuesday night in Stafford County. Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office posted Thursday on Facebook that Ashley Gilmore

WTVR-TV - 2018-03-22 16:19:06

Fired Louisa County emergency services lieutenant appeals dismissal

Note: This article has been revised from its March 22, 2018 print version to reflect that the staff member's appeal has not been dropped in circuit court, but merely put on hold pending the outcome of a county grievance hearing. A lieutenant fired from his Louisa County emergency services job becaus

CENTRAL VIRGINIAN - 2018-03-23 22:06:00

Here's How Much You Need To Earn To Live In Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, VA-While Fredericksburg isn't close to being the cheapest place to live in Virginia, it falls in the low- to mid-range when you include it among Northern Virginia counties, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The organization recently released its 2018 family budget calculato

PATCH - 2018-03-22 22:12:07

Man charged in Fredericksburg sexual assault now being investigated for similar attack in Spotsylvania

A Spotsylvania County man who is already facing serious charges in connection with a sexual assault at a Fredericksburg store last year is now being investigated in connection with another sexual attack last year at a Spotsylvania business, court records show. Jeffrey Clarence Johnson, 50, accused o


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


New population estimates for Northern Virginia counties, cities

Falls Church grew faster than any county or city in the nation last year, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. An additional 715 residents added 5.2 percent to the population of the small Northern Virginia city. The census estimates were released Thursda

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-03-23 15:30:00

Stafford man to serve 20 years for child porn

A Stafford County judge has ordered a man convicted of multiple child-pornography charges to serve 20 years in prison. The sentence handed down Thursday by Judge Victoria Willis to 41-year-old Jason Charles Sulser represented the maximum penalty Sulser could have received under a plea agreement he s

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

UPDATED: Armed standoff continues in Bealeton

An armed man remains barricaded in a home on Morgansburg Road in Bealeton tonight, hours after authorities were called to a domestic dispute. Deputies arrived and encountered "several individuals" who advised a man was inside the house, armed with a handgun, said Fauquier County Sheriff's Office Sgt

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-22 02:00:00

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


Four arrested after body found in car fire in Woodbridge

Prince William police have made four arrests after a body was found in a burning vehicle at Veterans Memorial Park in Woodbridge on March 15. Two suspects were arrested in Prince William County and two others were taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Wilson, North C


Missing Woman Sought In Stafford: Police

STAFFORD, VA-Police are looking for a missing endangered woman last seen around 11 p.m. Tuesday near Wind Ridge Drive, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. Ashley Gilmore, 31, is described as white, 5-4, 115 pounds with long red hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a burgundy

PATCH - 2018-03-22 20:41:18

Fredericksburg's first full day of spring will be a snowy one

The spring equinox occurred at 12:15 pm today while many folks were eating lunch. So is S-N-O-W really in the forecast?!! Yes, white stuff is on the way tonight - Tuesday - and tomorrow. Although some folks in the Fredericksburg area may have experienced some wintry precipitation today, the main eve


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


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


Car Thief Busted After Story Falls Apart In Stafford: Police

A man driving a stolen car lost police during a chase but later was found walking nearby and provided a phony story that quickly fell apart. STAFFORD, VA-A man driving a stolen car lost police during a chase but later was found walking near the area and provided a phony story that quickly fell apart


Man charged with eluding, driving stolen car after Stafford chase

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Locals Reveal the Best Places to Eat in Bowling Green, VA

Bowling Green, VA is home to some of the world's best restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for a family size feast, a small romantic bistro for two, or a fun place to go with friends, Bowling Green, VA offers a everything to accommodate your budget and taste. Sometimes hunger strikes unexpectedly


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


State Police respond to two fatal crashes

Virginia State Police are investigating two separate, fatal crashes on Wednesday. One fatal crash involving multiple vehicles happened around 7:12 p.m. in Caroline County, at the intersection of Ladysmith Road and Landor. A victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second fatal crash involving