Virginia murder suspect’s defense requests mental test redo
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a Virginia man accused of killing his sister and stabbing his pregnant girlfriend is challenging a psychologist's opinion deeming the suspect competent...
Students, community members to go on ‘Freedom Rides Tour’
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The University of Mary Washington is inviting members of the Fredericksburg, Virginia, community to join students on a trip tracing the route of history-changing bus...
Road work underway on I-95 near Fredericksburg
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says motorists should expect daytime and overnight road work this week on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area.
Atlantic Shores Christian 19, Isle of Wight Academy 13
Trial delayed for man charged with stealing WWII dog tags
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to postpone a trial for a Virginia National Guard soldier charged with stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records...
Man accused of stealing WWII-era dog tags seeks trial delay
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant is asking a federal judge to postpone his trial on a charge he stole World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records...
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State officials say the first phase of a study on how to improve Interstate 95 through Virginia has pinpointed problem areas, mostly in Northern Virginia and around...
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder after attacking a police officer with a box cutter last year has been sentenced to 20 years in...
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia men have died and three others were injured after their SUV crashed on Interstate 95 in central Virginia.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second...
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ten years ago, about 60 miles south of Washington, the early evening skies over Lee Hill Park in Fredericksburg, Va., were sunny and blue when the lives of two children...
Fox News to host town hall meeting with Amy Klobuchar
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed on Wednesday to become the second Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel, and others are soon to...
Study to tackle congestion on parts of I-95 in Virginia
FREDRICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The congestion on Interstate 95 in Virginia can be nightmarish, and any solutions are complex.
It's an issue that state transportation officials say they'll tackle...
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A study by Virginia Tech has found that state parks in Virginia contributed about $267 million to the economy in 2018.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia man who authorities describe as a person of interest in a homicide investigation has shot and killed himself after a police chase near...
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A high school student in Virginia has died after collapsing during gym class.
Media outlets report that the 10th grader had been playing basketball on Monday at...
Crash victim’s mother, man who received her son’s heart meet
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Zack Kelly always had a strong heart_and 13 months after the young man died in a horrific car accident, his mother desperately wanted to hear his powerful heart beating inside another person's body.
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Abingdon 63, Central Wise 54
Altavista 49, Nelson County 46
Amelia County 43, Nottoway 40
Atlantic Shores Christian 61, Isle of Wight Academy 38
Bishop Sullivan 72, Hampton Roads 21
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot 63, Veritas Christian Academy 57
Man takes journey to reunite dog with boy fighting cancer
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jennifer Reynolds was scrolling through her Facebook feed on Jan. 1 when a post caught her eye.
"We need ideas," wrote Donna Javaras, of Spotsylvania County. "Anybody familiar with transporting dogs? We need to get Frank out to Salt Lake City for Perryn's emotional support dog. We got a quote of $3,600. There has to be a better way.....anybody know of any services/resources that can assist us in getting him there??????"
Virginia man crafts his own banjos, guitars
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Some people can accomplish amazing things just by deciding that's what they're going to do.
Don Embrey of Lake Land'Or in Caroline County is one of those, deciding five or so years ago that he was going to make himself a banjo.
He didn't take classes, intern with a master or do much beyond watching a handful of YouTube videos.
Couple whose home was destroyed by fire moves to Virginia
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Patti Clifford woke up unusually early on Nov. 8.
Pacific Gas and Electric, the company that provided electricity to the home she shared with her husband, Ken, in Paradise, Calif., had notified residents they might shut off power at 4 a.m. that morning because the strong, dry wind blowing up the ridge posed a fire risk.
But when Clifford woke up suddenly around 7 a.m., the power was still on.
She went outside and was struck by the dusky orange sky.
Fredericksburg dentist, 81, combines old and new approaches
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As a dentist, Dr. John Willhide combines old-fashioned customer service from the last century with the ever-changing technology of this one.
His dental practice has continued to change and evolve during the 51 years he's worked in Fredericksburg. Instead of shying away from new products and procedures as some others his age might do, Willhide embraces them.
Police: Teen breaks into house, falls asleep naked on couch
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police say a teenager broke into a house in Virginia, ignored the homeowner's warning gunshot and fell asleep on the couch naked.
The Free Lance-Star reports that the incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday outside Fredericksburg.
Muslim nonprofit wants ordinance blocking cemetery waived
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Muslim nonprofit is asking a Virginia county to waive an ordinance that essentially blocks a proposed cemetery and has led to a federal investigation into religious discrimination.
Students win national first-place prize for gingerbread art
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — December is when everyone else in the country is assembling gingerbread houses — but the students in Courtland High School's German program are done with gingerbread by then.
You won't find them fumbling with icing to glue a roof together or getting frustrated as gum drops refuse to stick to walls.
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Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Virginia
FREDRICKSBURG, Virginia (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man has died in the crash of a single-engine plane.
A spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said in an email that the crash occurred early Friday in Spotsylvania County.
Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the plane had taken off from Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg when it banked to the left and was caught by the wind. She says that forced the plane to crash into the ground.
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Atlantic Shores Christian 54, Gateway Christian 40
Banner Christian 73, Grove Avenue Baptist 33
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot 49, Veritas Christian Academy 41
Caroline 81, Washington & Lee 62
Dominion 85, GW-Danville 47
Fauquier 59, John Champe 57, 2OT
Flint Hill 85, Saint James, Md. 64
Fort Chiswell 73, Marion 55
Fredericksburg Christian 62, Fredericksburg Academy 38
Virginia city scores minor league team of its own
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city has scored a minor league team of its own.
The Free-Lance Star of Fredericksburg reports the City Council Tuesday unanimously approved the development and shared use agreement with Potomac Baseball, LLC for a $35 million multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South.
Artisan writes tale of success with handmade pen business
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Albert Einstein was dedicated to his M150 Pelikan writing pen. It's rumored that Queen Elizabeth has used the same Parker 51 since she was crowned in 1953. Samuel Clemens always used a Conklin Crescent, signing his books in longhand with his pen name, Mark Twain.
Parents accused of riding moped with baby between them
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two parents in Virginia are accused of riding a moped with their 5-month-old baby held between them.
Woman cares her mother who has Alzheimer, raises awareness
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jennifer Murphy had to stop calling her mother "Mom" four years ago.
It made the older woman so scared and confused, Murphy referred to her by her first name of Joy instead.
Difficult as that was, things only got worse as the Alzheimer's progressed.
The disease took away all memories the once-loving mother and wife had of her family and made her forget how to do the most basic bodily functions.
Family focuses on awareness after daughter’s death
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As family and friends of Austen Dunn work to increase awareness of the medical condition that unexpectedly took her young life two years ago, they're comforted by others' memories of her.
Video of high school student’s gift to janitor goes viral
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Angel Echevarria, 31, was homeless for four years.
Tristan McAlister, 17, had a closet full of sneakers worth hundreds of dollars.
Despite their different backgrounds, these two struck up a friendship in the halls of Stafford High School that led to a random act of kindness that led to a viral video that's been viewed by at least 1 million people.
Inmate sentenced for possessing child porn in federal prison
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal prison inmate already serving time for trafficking in child pornography has been sentenced to another lengthy term for possessing child sex abuse videos inside the prison.
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Jacob Good received a 10-year sentence on Tuesday.
Company has new deals to sell power from planned solar farm
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A company planning to build the state's largest solar project has signed new agreements to sell energy the facility would produce.
Apartment complex threatens eviction over Bible studies
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A battle is brewing at a Virginia apartment complex over a semi-retired pastor's Bible studies.
Woman,80, deals with loss of legs, vision
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Maria Cabey couldn't see the boxing gloves being put on her hands; she's been blind for more than a year.
Nor could she stand up and face the punching bag; she's lost both legs, along with her vision, to diabetes.
But the 80-year-old could hear the music, and when a Latin song came over the airwaves at a Spotsylvania County gym where she exercises almost daily, Cabey started dancing in her wheelchair.
Chronic pain patients says they’re ‘treated like criminals’
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the former nonprofit director_a woman with a master's degree in social work_moved from North Carolina to Spotsylvania County last fall, she brought detailed medical records about her chronic pain and the opioids she takes to treat them.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police say a man who shot and wounded a woman outside a Virginia McDonald's killed himself later that evening.
Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Sarah Kirkpatrick tells news outlets that police heard a gunshot in the woods Wednesday evening and found 22-year-old Anthony William Ellis with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Ellis was wanted in connection with an afternoon shooting in the parking lot of a McDonald's.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family says they returned from a trip to find a man's dead body in their yard.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ask Brenda Murray what makes her pickled beets so good, and the talkative and outgoing Stafford County woman suddenly acts like she's protecting state secrets.
She gives a sly look, her blue eyes get even bigger and she seems to momentarily lose her voice. While she's happy to share every other recipe she's found on the Internet or inherited from her late mother, the formula for preserving the bright purple root vegetables is known only to her family.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A police officer who fired his weapon after being stabbed by a man with a box cutter has been cleared by Virginia state police and prosecutors.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Fredericksburg police officer D.M. Cabrera's actions were determined to be "appropriate in the circumstances."
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have charged a man who they say attacked a police officer with a box cutter.
Fredericksburg police said in a news release an officer responding to a domestic disturbance Monday encountered a man who attacked him. The police officer fired a shot at the man, who fled on foot.
Det. Aimee Lynch said the unidentified officer was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
Bus drivers to lead bullying prevention program
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Even though their backs are facing the students, school bus drivers are aware of almost everything that happens on their buses.
And they know which kids are being bullied.
"We see everything. We see the ones who come in crying or who cower down in their seats. Or who lash out," said Dawn Hawkins, a bus driver for Caroline County Public Schools.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A teen landscaper pulling weeds ran into one that should have come with a "Don't touch me!" warning. His literal brush with what was believed to be the "giant hogweed" plant earlier this week left him with serious burns on his face.