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Baby Boxes now at Staunton Library

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — The Staunton Library is partnering with the Virginia Department of Social Services to offer some help to new and expecting parents. The library is offering Baby Boxes, which is a box that parents can use as a safe space for their babies to sleep in. The box also comes with a f


Delegate Bell will not seek reelection in 2019

STAUNTON — Del. Richard “Dickie” Bell will not seek reelection to Virginia’s House of Delegates this year. He issued the following statement Dec. 19, explaining his decision:


Sheriff office plans to ask for more deputies

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve it not only ushers in the next year but the start of budget season for Greene County leaders. One of the most controversial issues for fiscal year 2019 was the decision to keep level staffing for the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.


Virginia lawmakers will consider expanding protections for pet owners

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia lawmakers will consider expanding protections for pet owners and animals. A Virginia Senate committee will hear legislation Thursday by Attorney General Mark Herring.


Woman Charged In Overdose Case Denied Bond

HARRISONBURG —A city woman charged in connection with the December 2017 overdose death of the son of a former RUSH Drug Task Force commander was denied bond again Thursday. Iza Rosario Cruzado, 30, appeared in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg during her fourth bond hearing in about a year.


Narcan and opioid prescriptions go hand-in-hand in Virginia

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — If you are prescribed an opioid pain reliever by a doctor in Virginia, you may also get a prescription of Naloxone or Narcan (brand-name) — a medicine to reverse opioid overdoses.


Shenandoah LGBTQ Center set to open in historic building

The Shenandoah LGBTQ Center, which began operating in temporary office space in Staunton, Va., in August 2018, is scheduled to open its new offices and meeting space on Jan. 26 in Staunton’s historic Masonic Building.


Area closings for Lee-Jackson Day

Federal government offices: Open. State government offices: Closed. Local government offices: City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, open; Buckingham, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange counties, closed.


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pushes for racial reconciliation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is leading a group trying to promote racial harmony as Virginia commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in the state.


Senators introduce I-81 bill that details improvements, tolls

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, along with Sen. Bill Carrico R-Grayson, introduced a bill Wednesday that spelled out funding options for a massive Interstate 81 corridor improvements project.


Family of Virginia mom killed after Snapchat post pleads for change in driving law

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A family pleading for change visited the Virginia State Capitol Wednesday, holding a photograph of Lakin Ashlyn Gabel that was uploaded to Snapchat in 2017.


Shakespeare grad program at MBU moves into a new spot downtown

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — A downtown Staunton building that has transformed from restaurant to restaurant over recent years is getting new life as a performance space for Mary Baldwin University graduate students.


SVGS students collaborate for two theatre productions

STAUNTON — Students from Waynesboro, Augusta County and Staunton are collaborating to put on the plays of two contemporary female playwrights: “Sense and Sensibility” and “Silent Sky.” The plays, performed by made up of Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School students, will run Thursday through Sunday.


Phone scams more popular than ever, according to local police

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Local police and tech experts agree — phone scams are more common now than ever. They say there are some warning signs you can watch for to make sure you don't become a victim.


On the Road Again: Cold Springs was once a summer escape

Augusta County and its two cities have more than 4,000 miles of roads, lanes, circles, and courts. For a long time I have been obsessed with trying to learn the stories behind the names of those public rights-of-way. Many of them are deeply rooted in our history.


Proposed plan would bring tax breaks for some Virginians

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — In Wednesday night's State of the Commonwealth address, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam discussed a proposal that would give money back to some Virginians.


Virginia Family Terrified After Mysterious Double Homicide

A Virginia mother and daughter are terrified a killer or killers could be looking for them after a father and son were killed in a Fauquier County home in November. “My husband a very good guy, and he worked so hard for my family,” My Nguyen said. “And my son, he very good boy. I don’t know what hap


Verona Community Center Serves 40,000 People

VERONA — What started as a seed for a new church grew into a tree that’s roots run deep in the Verona community. Nestled in a strip mall lies the Verona Community Center. Inside the community center, among other things, a cafe is equipped with laptops and puzzles, tables and chairs, and last but not


Refugees serve food to local homeless community

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Thursday night, a group of African refugees served food to the homeless in Harrisonburg. The event was hosted by Open Doors and was held at the Faith in Community Church.


Weed legalization, decriminalization bills for Virginia die in committee

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A local delegate's push to legalize marijuana for recreational use was shot down, as well as several other major bills aimed at decriminalizing or legalizing the drug before they even reached the full General Assembly this year.