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Tractor-trailer accident affects traffic on Interstate 81 near Harrisonburg

An overturned tractor trailer has blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near mile marker 243 in the Harrisonburg area. The northbound left lane is also closed.


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Waynesboro fire causes $4,500 in damage

The Waynesboro Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 589 N. Delphine Ave. early Friday morning.


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VCU, Swedish study finds genetics, environment equally contribute to major depression transmission

Parent-to-offspring transmission of risk for major depression is the result of genetic factors and child-rearing experiences to an approximately equal degree.


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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Dec. 18-22

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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A gold-standard cancer treatment is in decline, and money may be why

The evidence is clear: Cervical cancer is best treated with brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy. Yet the use of this potentially lifesaving treatment has been declining.


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Paramount hosts 2018 Community MLK Celebration keynote event with Joy Reid

A free Community MLK Celebration keynote event at The Paramount Theater will feature MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid on Tuesday, January 23.


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St. Anne’s-Belfield students hosting second Greenway Rise Symposium

St. Anne’s-Belfield School students will host the second annual Greenway Rise Symposium on Jan. 21, highlighting more “big ideas” from members of the Charlottesville community.


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Hopewell man sentenced for possession of child pornography

Christopher Scott Ellis, 33, of Hopewell, was sentenced yesterday to seven and a half years of active imprisonment after pleading guilty to 15 counts of possession of child pornography.


charlottesville

Charges certified for four in Aug. 12 Charlottesville incidents

James Fields will face first-degree murder charges in the death of Heather Heyer after the Aug. 12 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.


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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office investigating Staunton Mall robbery

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with a robbery investigation.


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New 460 Southgate interchange opening

A grade-separated, diverging diamond interchange at the intersection of U.S. 460 and Southgate Drive debuted during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.


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Water quality in Chesapeake Bay approaches record high

The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that estimated water quality in the tidal Chesapeake Bay has reached a near-record high.


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Shenandoah National Park announces launch of curriculum on park establishment

Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jennifer Flynn announced the release of “The Spirit of the Mountain,” a new web-based interactive curriculum designed to tell the complex story of the Park’s establishment.


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Think twice before giving pets as holiday gifts

Anyone considering a household pet as a gift this holiday season should take the time to carefully think the decision through, says a veterinarian at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.


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Shenandoah University McCormick Civil War Institute releases inaugural issue of Civil War Journal

Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute has released its inaugural volume of the Journal Of The Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War Era.


augusta county

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office shares details on new scam

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints that someone is falsely representing themselves as being a member of the Augusta County Civil/Criminal Warrants Division.


court

Operation Hardest Hit defendants sentenced to prison time

Two Portsmouth men were sentenced today to a combined 35 years in prison for their role in a massive heroin and fentanyl drug trafficking conspiracy.


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Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel meets Thursday in Charlottesville

The Route 29 Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel will hold its next meeting from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, 530 Edgemont Road in Charlottesville.


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Lab instructor Craig Tollin fulfills lifelong dream with appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’

Craig Tollin grew up watching the popular game show “Jeopardy!” with his family, competing with them as a child to see who could solve the answers first.


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Augusta County searching for teen runaway

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a 17-year-old runaway from Rockbridge County. 


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W&L recognized for national excellence in teacher preparation

The Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium has received accreditation for its teacher preparation program by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing teen

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing juvenile who was last seen at his Greenville home on Dec. 10 at approximately 2 p.m.


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Accident in Augusta County claims two lives

Two West Augusta residents are dead after a crash near Churchville today.


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Three dead in fatal crash in Mecklenburg County

Three people are dead after a fatal crash reported Monday around 5 p.m. in Mecklenburg County.


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Street closures, court information for Dec. 14 Charlottesville cases

Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday will hold four preliminary hearings related to the events of August 12, 2017.