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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 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

Jury suggests 18 months for Fredericksburg man convicted of child abuse

A Fredericksburg jury Thursday recommended an 18-month prison sentence for a city man after determining that the man went too far in disciplining his 4-year-old son. Leonides Dorestal Jr., 25, was convicted of two counts of felony child abuse and one count of child cruelty following a trial that sta

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-03-24 01:00:00

Woodbridge man arrested for inappropriate relationship with minor

Woodbridge, Va. - A man has been arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a teenager in Prince William County. Police say 30-year old Abel Romero was involved in an inappropriate relationship that allegedly happened at a home in Woodbridge on Thursday. Family members of the victim, who police say i

LOCALDVM.COM - 2018-03-24 03:20:39

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

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

1st District Dems find a lot to agree on in Stafford debate

STAFFORD - The trio seemed more like old colleagues than competitors as they took center stage at the Stafford County Government Center. The candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District congressional race didn't say anything bad about one another, seemingly a rarity in

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-24 11:00:00

Woman found dead in burning car was stabbed more than 30 times by suspect, prosecutors say

GERMANTOWN, Md. - A man has been arrested and is facing charges in the murder of a woman whose body was found inside of a burning vehicle in Montgomery County. Officers say 29-year-old Stephan Leroy H. Lunningham, of Germantown, was charged with first-degree murder of 49-year-old Angela Fay Thomas,

FOX5DC.COM - 2018-03-22 17:35:00

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

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

'No life left in her': 16-year-old Md. shooting victim to be taken off life support, family says

16-year-old Jaelynn Willey will be taken off life support on Thursday night after being shot in the head at Great Mills High School, her family said. "As of now Jaelynn is still on life support, but she will not make it. We will be taking her off life support this evening. She has no life left in h

WUSA - 2018-03-23 02:23:00

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


4 people arrested after body was found in burning vehicle

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Police in Virginia say four people have been arrested after a body was found in a burning vehicle. A Prince William County police news release says 23-year-old Erick Alexander Contreras Navarro and 19-year-old Denis Ludwin Espinal Alvares were charged with murder and arrested Tuesd


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


Dumfries man, 19, charged in Stafford police pursuit

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect on Friday for leading deputies on a pursuit following an attempted traffic stop on southbound Warrenton Road. On March 16, 2018 at approximately 10:18 p.m., Deputy J.J. Bryan initiated a traffic stop in the area of Warrenton Road


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


15 New Job Openings In Fredericksburg Area

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - Businesses across the region are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have listed tons of openings on our searchable jobs board. Here are recent job postings in Fredericksburg. Click on the job title for complete information. See hundreds of openings at our Fre


Stafford woman accused of robbery outside a Walmart

A Stafford County woman was arrested Thursday shortly after police said she robbed a Walmart employee with a box cutter. Amanda Jo Colavito, 38, also known as Amanda Jo Mitchell, is charged with robbery and wearing a mask in public. According to Stafford Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amanda Vicinanzo


Man Killed In Woodbridge Crash: Police

WOODBRIDGE, VA-A man was killed early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash at Prince William Parkway and Noble Pond Way, according to Prince William County Police. The victim, 23, died at the scene and his identity hasn't been released. Three people in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. Sho