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Take a virtual view of a senior living center

WINCHESTER, Va. - A firm out of Chicago is offering the Winchester community the chance to go on a virtual tour to see their proposed plans for the former Winchester Memorial Hospital.


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


"Project Life Saving" donation

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Virginia regional chamber presented a check to the Winchester sheriff's office foundation for the office's project life-saving scholarships Thursday. The over $5,000 will be used for a tracking system which will help people who suffer from Alzheimer's or autism that causes them


Two cameras found hidden in public bathrooms at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two hidden cameras have been removed from two separate bathrooms on Virginia Tech's campus. Campus police recovered the two devices, which were found in public bathrooms.


2 West Virginia women plead guilty to drug charges in U.S. District Court

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Two West Virginia women pleaded guilty to drug charges in U.S. District Court, the U.S Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday. Carissa Moore, 27, of Morgantown admitted to her role in a drug distribution operation, attorneys announced. Moore pleaded guilty to one count of unlaw


Winter weather may trigger Raynaud's Disease for some

WINCHESTER, Va. - After shoveling or playing in the snow many people may run warm water over their hands for comfort. "We make a snowman with our bare fingers we get cold fingers we come in and warm up, not a big deal" Valley Health Rheumatologist, Greg Kujala said.


Winchester driver killed in crash

WINCHESTER — City resident Santos A. Arguetta Rivera died after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a light pole on Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11) at Welltown Road in Frederick County about 10 p.m. Sunday, according to a Virginia State Police news release.


Sailor dies in Virginia Beach motorcycle accident

A junior sailor died late last month in a Virginia Beach motorcycle accident, according to Navy and police officials. Fire Controlman Seaman Isaiah Rashon Johnson, 19, was riding a motorcycle southbound on Oceana Boulevard at about 5 p.m. on Jan. 30 when it crossed the median into oncoming traffic a


What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family’s 2018 tax return but hasn’t filed it yet. Local CPA’s said that may be a good t


Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in March 2019

There’s a lot of new music coming to Virginia in March 2018. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, celebrate the season with your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth.


Virginia ranked as 21st most sinful state in America

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia is the 21st most sinful state in America, according to a study done by WalletHub. WalletHub took a look at each state’s rank on anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.


George Washington's office open for one day to celebrate his birthday

To celebrate George Washington's birthday, the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society opened up his office for a one day open house during their off-season. Washington used this office during the French and Indian War while he was building Fort Loudoun at the north end of Winchester. At the


Virginia student arrested in hoax emergency call to school

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student has been arrested after allegedly making a hoax emergency call reporting an active shooter. The 911 call made to Henrico County police Wednesday afternoon prompted a massive police response to The Academy at Virginia Randolph. Police said the cal


Virginia State Police search for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert after a woman was reported missing to the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, 24-year-old Olivia Oliver was reported missing to Norfolk police at 5:30 p.m.


Protester who bared her chest for women's rights in Virginia is detained without bail

Virginia's state seal depicts the deity Virtus, breast bared with a spear and a sword in her hand, standing over a man – Tyranny – who is splayed on the ground with his crown fallen nearby. So for the two activists advocating for the ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment – which would e


Saturated soil leads to rock slides and road closures in Southwest Virginia

BRISTOL, Va. — Two rock slides happened within minutes of each other in Southwest Virginia Thursday morning. VDOT responded to a large boulder and debris that blocked the right lane of traffic on Interstate 81 near Chilhowie.


Justin Fairfax accuser calls on Virginia lawmakers to probe sexual assault claims 'immediately,' with clock ticking

The legal team for one of the two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault blasted the state General Assembly for not addressing the allegations, calling for an investigation into the matter “immediately” before the legislature adjourns on Friday.


Cost of living comparison between Virginia and Florida

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Are you thinking of moving to the Sunshine State? Have you had enough of the cold weather and do you wish for a year without seasons? Then this is a great i


Virginia governor signs ban on people under 21 buying tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


Virginia Beach gave 3 residents reserved parking signs for their homes. Neighbors want to know why.

For 10 years, Whitt Sessoms has enjoyed a rare privilege in his North End neighborhood where street parking is sought-after and scarce: reserved signs — courtesy of the city — in front of his 1935 home.