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Crumbling rural bridge concerns Spotsylvania resident, officials
Joyce Ackerman has lived in the 18th century Roxbury Mill in Thornburg since 1969, when she and her late husband, George Ackerman, bought the property.
Man pleads guilty to grisly killing of Spotsylvania store clerk
David Junior Washington, 52, also pleaded guilty to robbery and will be given life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is formally sentenced June 22 in Spotsylvania Circuit Court.
Stafford woman killed in accident on White Oak Road
A 21-year-old Stafford woman was killed Friday in a crash in the southern part of the county.The accident took place on White Oak Road near Town and Country Drive.Police had not released the name of the victim as of Saturday evening, though the name was all over social media.Sheriff’s spokeswoman Am
Mama and her 3 bear cubs visit Culpeper backyard
On a recent early evening before dark, a momma bear and her three cubs visited the backyard of local author and animal activist Tamira Thayne, of Amissville in northern Culpeper County. The photos she took were not too hot, not too cold, but just right!
Spotsylvania derby gets kids hooked on fishing
Luckily, other people and staff at the county’s Parks and Recreation Department event were willing to share some tips and bait, he said. He and his boys had so much fun that they came back the following weekend to fish some more. They ended up getting a seasonal pass to the reservoir and began catch
Prepare for summertime heat and humidity to begin the week around Fredericksburg
This extreme level of stickiness will last through mid-week so take standard hot weather precautions. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in the shade as much as possible, and keep an eye on neighbors who are especially vulnerable to the heat (the elderly in particular). Also remember that pets are suscept
Man Overdoses On Heroin In Stafford Walmart: Police
STAFFORD, VA—A man who overdosed on heroin in a Walmart bathroom Saturday afternoon later tried to smuggle heroin into Rappahannock Regional Jail, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Richard Carlton Garner, 29, of Stafford, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and poss
Construction worker in Stafford loses three fingers in work site accident
A construction worker was airlifted to a Reston hospital after several fingers were caught in a piece of equipment in a work site accident.STAFFORD FIRE AND RESCUEA 39-year-old construction worker lost three fingers Friday morning after his hand got stuck in a piece of drilling equipment in Stafford
Fredericksburg Crime Report, 06/14/18
600 block Greenbrier Court, 6/13, 11:45 p.m. A City resident reported that an unknown person scratched her vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.300 block Palmer Street, 6/13, 1:30 p.m. A City resident reported that an unknown person shattered several of her vehicle’s windows. No suspects o
Deputies: Man found passed out in Walmart bathroom admitted to using heroin
STAFFORD, Va. – A man found passed out in a Walmart bathroom admitted that he was high on heroin, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
Spotsylvania man guilty in road-rage shooting
Jonathan Ray McDonald, 30, pleaded to charges of malicious wounding, assault and battery and shooting into a vehicle, all felonies. Six other charges against him were dismissed.
$1.285 billion plan funds 44 Northern Virginia transportation projects
Northern Virginia’s regional transportation board has agreed to a six-year plan that funds 44 projects totaling $1.285 billion, the first time such a long-range blueprint has been adopted.The plan covers projects from fiscal 2018 to 2023 with an overarching goal of relieving congestion throughout th
Perjury trial in Ciccone case delayed after Spotsylvania judge steps aside
Joshua C. Williams, Danielle S. Long and Clinton E. Williams are all charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit perjury. The charges stem from taped phone calls Joshua Williams made to Clinton Williams, his brother, and Long, the mother of his children, on Dec. 6 from the Rappahannock Regiona
Killer admitted leaving second wife's remains along I-95 in Stafford. Now police allege he dumped his first wife's remains there, too
Rodriguez was 28 years old when she was reported missing in 1989. Her remains were found in the I–95 median about a mile north of the Courthouse Road exit in Stafford on Feb. 3, 1991, by Civil War relic hunters. The identity of the victim remained a mystery until recently, when DNA testing confirmed
Stafford carjacking suspect apprehended in Prince William
Robert H. Leegrand III, 25, of Woodbridge, is charged in Stafford with carjacking, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless handling of a firearm. He is being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
BRIEF: Culpeper man dies in Route 3 crash in Orange County
Bristol, a 43-year-old Culpeper resident, died at the scene. Police said he was not wearing a seat belt.
Culpeper man arrested for making counterfeit bills
Then on Monday, police executed a search warrant at a home in the 600-block of Yancey Street discovering additional fake currency and equipment used in the production of counterfeit bills, according to a press release by the Culpeper Police Department.
Vangie Williams wins 1st District Democratic primary
Vangie Williams prevailed Tuesday night in the Democratic primary election for the 1st Congressional District, which includes Stafford, Fredericksburg, portions of Spotsylvania, the Northern Neck and on to Hampton Roads.Williams went up against Prince William County’s John Suddarth and Stafford Coun
Stafford man accused of blackmailing girl for naked pictures
Dustin Christian Gonzales Villagomez, 28, is charged with two counts of carnal knowledge and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was arrested earlier this month and is being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Carjacking on I-95 after shots fired, chase in Stafford
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man allegedly involved in a carjacking on Interstate 95 in the middle of the day on Monday, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Amanda Vicinanzo.Law enforcement personnel are still searching for Robert H. Leegrand III as a person of interest in t