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History: #1 Virginia stunned by #16 seed UMBC

History was made Friday night in Charlotte, as #1 Virginia became the first top seed to lose to a #16 seed. Maryland Baltimore County opened the second half on a 17-3 run, and led by double digits for the last 16:23 in a 74-54 final.

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DEQ takes enforcement action against Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a Notice of Violation to Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC on March 16 for failing to maintain adequate limits of disturbance during tree felling operations in violation of Virginia’s State Water Control Law.

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Update: Wanted sex offender turns himself in

The Virginia State Police Sex Offender Investigative Unit is seeking the public’s help with locating a convicted sex offender known to the Charlottesville/Fluvanna County region. Based on his conviction in Arkansas, he would be required to register in Virginia as a violent sex offender.


Virginia State Police investigating fatal hit-and-run in Greene County

Virginia State Police Trooper D.C. Palmer is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Greene County. The crash occurred Feb. 19, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. on Route 657, less than a mile south of Route 610.

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Northam calls April 11 General Assembly special session to complete work on state budget

Governor Ralph Northam today signed a proclamation calling the members of the Virginia General Assembly into special session on April 11 to complete their work on the Commonwealth’s budget after they adjourned last week without passing a biennial spending plan for Virginia.


Environmental groups: Atlantic Coast Pipeline will cost Virginia $2 billion

The Virginia State Security Commission accepted evidence Monday that the cost of Dominion’s plans for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will indeed be passed on to customers in Virginia.

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Update: Second man dies from injuries in crash involving truck, train

A second man has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident involving a truck and a train on Monday in Staunton.


Virginia unemployment rate unchanged at 3.6 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged again in January at 3.6 percent, but was down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago.

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Waynesboro Police investigating Kmart burglary

Waynesboro Police are investigating a burglary at the Waynesboro Kmart that led to the theft of several items of jewelry.

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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing man

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing person who is considered to be endangered. Tyler Scott Ruppel, 28, contacted his family on Sunday, via text messages, and made some concerning statements that suggest he is suicidal.

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Gas prices drop three cents in Virginia this week: AAA

As drivers along the West Coast and throughout the Mid-West start paying more at the pump, Mid-Atlantic motorists are enjoying another week of lower local gas prices.

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Virginia wins third ACC Tournament title: ‘Hoos defeats UNC, 71-63

An 11-3 run broke open a close game, and top-ranked Virginia closed out North Carolina by hitting on 10-of-12 free throws in the final 1:57, in winning the program’s third ACC Tournament title, 71-63, Saturday in Brooklyn.

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Skyline Drug Task Force arrests Waynesboro man for drug, gun violations

Members of the Skyline Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant in the 400 block of North Magnolia Avenue in the City of Waynesboro on Monday, resulting in the arrest of the 30-year-old Tershay Daquis Wells.

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KIine’s Ice Cream marking 75 years with 75-Cent Cone Day

Kline’s Ice Cream is marking its 75th year with a 75-Cent Cone Day event on Tuesday, March 20, at Kline’s locations in Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro.

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Staunton Police make arrest in murder

Orion Jeffrey Painter was arrested in connection with the murder of Melanie Wade without incident by the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

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Three arrested after lengthy pursuit in Augusta County ends in crash

Members of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division, assisted by members of the United States Marshal’s Service, attempted to contact a pair of wanted females, Ashley Lynn Fortune, 30, and Nicole Elizabeth Glenn, 35, in the parking lot of the Staunton Mall.


New law requiring child safety seats to remain rear facing until two years old passes

The Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 708, which would change the commonwealth’s law to require that child safety seats remain rear facing until the age of two, or the child reaches the minimum weight limit for a forward-facing child restraint device as prescribed by the manufacturer of the device.

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Montgomery Hall Park now on National Register of Historic Places

Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton is now on the National Register of Historic Places, an official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.


Northam announces 56 local tourism programs to receive public-private marketing funds

Governor Ralph Northam today announced more than $840,000 in matching grant funds to be awarded to 56 local tourism initiatives as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). 

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Sen. Warner sponsors legislation to help curb gun violence

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) sponsored a set of bipartisan bills to help curb gun violence, including the Fix NICS Act, legislation which would ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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Kaine: I-81 improvements critical to Valley’s future

Sen. Tim Kaine, in a letter sent yesterday to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, furthered the case for federal support for improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor in Virginia.

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Virginia State Police still seeking leads in Alicia Showalter Reynolds murder case

Despite the passage of more than two decades and having pursued more than 10,000 tips, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office is still confident that the information is still out there to solve the disappearance and murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.

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ACLU to school superintendents: Resist impulse to punish peaceful student protesters

The ACLU of Virginia has advised all public school superintendents in the Commonwealth that they cannot punish students who walk out of school as a form of protest more harshly than if they are absent from class for any other reason.


GasBuddy: Virginia weekly gas price outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have not moved  in the past week, averaging $2.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 gas outlets in Virginia.

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Unanimous: Virginia continues strangehold on #1 spot in AP Top 25

Virginia is again #1 in the AP Top 25, and for the first time, the ‘Hoos are a unanimous choice.