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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.

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-17 22:00:00

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

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-17 02:29:00

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!

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-06-17 11:30:00

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

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-17 01:00:00

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

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-06-17 12:46:00

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

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-06-16 19:51:00

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