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Waynesboro man killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-64

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A Waynesboro man was killed in a three-vehicle crash along Interstate 64 Sunday night. According to Virginia State Police, a little before 9:30 p.m., a 2012 Nissan Murano driven by 56-year-old Kenneth T. Owens, of Waynesboro, was heading west on I-64 near MM 134, in Louis


Virginia DMV Sued for Suspending Licenses of People With Unpaid Fees

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Attorneys involved in a battle over whether it's unconstitutional for Virginia to suspend somebody's driver's license if they don't pay court costs and fines went before a federal judge on Monday.


Search warrant: Jail superintendent used inmate for home job

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Records show the former superintendent of a Virginia jail is under investigation for using an inmate for work at his home and lying to investigators. The Staunton News-Leader reports Middle River Regional Jail Superintendent Jack Lee was fired in December over the jail’s authori


Virginia officers avoid prison time for shooting man

LYNCHBURG, VA (WDBJ) - Two Lynchburg police officers have pleaded no contest to amended charges in a plea agreement stemming from in a 2018 shooting incident. Edward Ferron, 41, and Savannah Simmons, 22, were indicted last year on felony counts of Reckless Handling of a Firearm Resulting in Serious


JUSTICE STORY: Virginia wife uses lover to bump off hubby — and later gets pardoned by governor

Thomas McKown, a 27-year-old ex-Marine, drove off one night in a Chevy Chevelle from his home on Fontana Ave. in Chesapeake, Va., and simply never returned. At least that’s the story his wife told police when she reported him missing on Jan. 7, 1969.


Exhibit honors legendary country music group The Statler Brothers

STAUNTON — A new exhibit at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library examines the commonality between President Wilson and three original members of country music’s The Statler Brothers.


Desperate for jobs, one of Virginia’s most conservative cities turns to marijuana and casinos

BRISTOL — There are two big projects slated for a vacant shopping mall here. One, a medical marijuana production center and dispensary, has been utterly uncontroversial. The second, a destination casino resort, has divided the city.


Environmental organization looks to plastic recycling alternatives

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va. (WHSV) — On Thursday, Sonoco Recycling announced they will no longer recycle plastics or glass. Sonoco Recycling services Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro.


Friends of the Middle River begin water quality testing

CHURCHVILLE, Va. (WHSV) — Friends of the Middle River, an environmental nonprofit in the Valley, began water quality testing on Sunday and taught a course on how others can properly test water ways in their area.


Virginia State Police are investigating a three-car crash

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police is investigating a three-car crash that killed one and seriously injured another Friday afternoon. Police have identified 44-year-old Jamie F. Fitzgerald as a victim in the crash. The investigation shows that as Fitzgerald was traveling southbound on Rout


Free Tax Preparation Service Still Available

United Way of Greater Augusta’s Free Tax Program, Valley VITA, still has walk-in hours available. Valley VITA utilizes Volunteers to provide FREE Tax Services for residents of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County whose household income is less than $56,000 a year. So far this year, we have filed


'Dangerous' Mexican cartel allegedly placed people in Henry County to help with drug distribution

HARRISONBURG, Va. - A dozen members of what the Department of Justice considers one of the most dangerous international crime organizations were indicted in Virginia. Twelve members of Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), a Mexican-based criminal organization, were indicted on federal drug conspira


‘BRITE’ provides new payment options

The BRITE (Blue Ridge Intercity Transit Express) public transportation service can take people from Waynesboro to Blue Ridge Community College, Augusta Health, Stuarts Draft, Staunton and more — and vice versa. With new fare cards, a new bus stop shelter in Waynesboro and online tools, BRITE is stri


Virginia Beach dentist who got patients to help him get drugs will plead guilty to federal charge

A Virginia Beach dentist traded some of his patients free dental work for their help in securing prescription painkillers, court documents said. Dr. Gary Hartman, whose license to practice dentistry was recently suspended, plans to plead guilty later this year to one count of conspiracy to distribut


Police say water main break near Valley Mall has been resolved

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — The Harrisonburg Police Department says a problem that left large amounts of water flowing over Route 33 near the Valley Mall on Monday afternoon has been resolved.


City May Prohibit Lingering On Certain Medians

HARRISONBURG — City Council could pass an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting that would prohibit pedestrians from lingering on medians at certain intersections in Harrisonburg.


Symposium Tells Stories From Civil War

BRIDGEWATER — As a historian, Charlie Knight loves to tell stories. While discussions about military strategy might intrigue the true history buffs, it’s the stories of the men who fought in the Civil War that capture most people’s attention.


Students plant 200 trees to protect Parrot Branch Creek

CROZET, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Students from Crozet Elementary School and Western Albemarle High School teamed up to plant trees and prevent runoff from getting into Parrot Branch Creek.


Plastic and glass recycling on hold in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County

Avid recyclers will have to come up with a new plan. Sonoco Recycling, the area’s only recycling processor, announced Thursday it will not collect plastic or glass in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County beginning March 30.


Back For Another Year, Rowe Excited For Key Offseason

HARRISONBURG — Unlike the rest of basketball-loving America, Louis Rowe turned off his TV Sunday at 5 p.m., blissfully unaware as the nation turned its collective attention to breaking down NCAA Tournament brackets and discussing matchups.