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Woman files lawsuit after being secretly filmed in the nude at Spotsylvania massage parlor

A Fredericksburg woman is seeking $500,000 in damages from a local massage spa whose representatives allegedly filmed her in the nude without her consent. Jason Pelt, the attorney for Caress Holloway, filed the lawsuit Friday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. The suit seeks $250,000 in compensatory dam


Public hearing nears for massive Spotsylvania solar farm proposal

The public hearing is looming for the proposed 500-megawatt solar facility in the western part of Spotsylvania County. The Board of Supervisors public hearing, for three special-use permits, is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Tractor-trailer crash closes southbound Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County

A crash involving two tractor-trailers has shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 just pass the Massaponax exit in Spotsylvania County. The Virginia Department of Transportation says traffic is getting by slowly using the left shoulder, and motorists are advised to find an alternate route.


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Patriots' owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

JUPITER, Florida — The New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged with two counts in a human trafficking bust. According to WPEC police say Kraft visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter in January 2019.


Accused molester gets bond in Spotsylvania

A man charged with sexually abusing a young girl in Spotsylvania County between five and 10 years ago was released from jail Tuesday after being granted a $60,000 bond. Carlos Anibal Berrios, 40, of Spotsylvania was arrested last week and charged with aggravated sexual battery and two counts of obje


Defendant in Metzger slaying is cussing mad after Spotsylvania judge denies request for a different jail

The man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman inside a Spotsylvania County residence during the summer unleashed a stream of profanity Tuesday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court after a judge denied his request to be moved to another jail.


Police locate suspect after cameras found in Virginia Tech restrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Police have arrested a person accused of installing secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus. According to the Virginia Tech Police Department, two separate video recording devices were found in restrooms this week.


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Deputy’s traffic stop leads to drug distribution charge

A Fredericksburg man faces drug distribution and possession charges after a sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle Thursday night in Warrenton. Deputy 1st Class Corey Lillard stopped made the traffic stop in the area of John E. Mann and Robinson streets at 7:34 p.m., according to Sgt. James Hartman.


Fredericksburg-Area Restaurants: 38-Plus Violations At Two Places

FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Rappahannock Area Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the Fredericksburg area. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Two Virginia Beach eagles found injured after likely mating season fight over female

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two male eagles were found injured and exhausted by a group of concerned citizens on Thursday. Virginia Beach Animal Control said they got a call about the young bald eagles that were likely fighting over a female, as this is their mating season.


Stafford County Sheriff's Office daily incident report (02/22/19)

Target, 1090 Stafford Market Place, 02/21, 6:58 p.m. Loss prevention reported a male subject who stole over $200 worth of video games from the store. The subject exited the store and took off on foot in the direction of Chili’s. The incident remains under investigation.


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


Plea deal reached in Orange marijuana operation

A Unionville man awaits sentencing after he pleaded guilty to operating a marijuana business out of his home. He faces a maximum of 45 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.


Ex-Prince George’s Co. officer accused of trying to have hit man kill witnesses

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A former police officer is accused of trying to hire a hit man to take out witnesses against her. The Free Lance-Star reports 38-year-old Cassie Crisano was already charged with 21 counts before she had four more charges certified Thursday.


Murder for hire plot exposed in Stafford court hearing

A former police officer accused of trying to hire a hit man to eliminate witnesses against her in connection with numerous charges in Stafford County had already paid $5,800 by the time she realized she’d been set up, according to evidence presented Thursday.