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Reports Say Howell Will Retire

(Richmond)- There are reports that House Speaker Bill Howell of Stafford will not run for re-election this November. Howell will retire after 29 years in the House, the last 14 as Speaker. Howell is expected to make

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150 Jobs Coming To Spotsy At Old GM Plant

(Spotsylvania)- A business for the old GM Fredericksburg Powertrain facility on Tidewater Trail. Governor McAuliffe today announced that idX Corporation will invest $7.2 million and create 150 jobs to establish its Virginia manufacturing operation in Spotsylvania. idX

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VDOT Road Work This Week

VDOT HOT SPOTS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT Feb. 5 – Feb. 11, 2017   Stafford County   Interstate 95 Northbound at Exit 133 (New) Wednesday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3 p.m. Motorists should be alert to crews and

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No Injuries In Spotsy Townhouse Fire

(Spotsylvania)- No injuries in an early morning townhouse fire in Spotsylvania. Fire fighters were called to 9804 West Midland Way just after 5am. It took crews about an hour to bring everything under control. An occupant on

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Community Foundation: Scholarships For High School Seniors

(Fredericksburg)- The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region will award more than $120,000 in scholarships to area high school seniors this spring. Seniors are encouraged to apply now through the foundation’s online application portal at www.cfrrr.org/apply-for-grants-and-scholarships.

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Coming: Night Work On Falmouth Bridge

(Falmouth)- From VDOT: Motorists can anticipate overnight travel delays on Route 1 at the Falmouth Bridge over the Rappahannock River next week for bridge deck repairs.    Traffic on northbound and southbound Route 1 between the city

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Fatal Accident In King George

(King George)- A Fredericksburg man died late Friday afternoon in a two vehicle crash in King George on Route 301 northbound–near Route 616.   State Police say a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling north on Route 301

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High Tech Jobs To Spotsy

(Spotsylvania)- From Spotsylvania County: Spotsylvania County announces approval of a new agreement that will bring 79 high tech jobs to the county over the next ten years. HDT Expeditionary Systems, Incorporated, has signed a Performance Agreement with

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Stafford Authorities Seek Info On Murder

(Stafford)- From the Stafford Sheriff’s Office: The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the January 22, 2017 shooting death of  Jorge Melo on Madison Court. We are seeking the public’s  assistance in identifying any persons

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Road Work Around The Area This Week

(Stafford)- VDOT HOT SPOTS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT Jan. 22 – Jan. 29, 2017   Stafford County   Interstate 95 Southbound (New) Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.  Two lanes will be closed on I-95 southbound at

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Caroline Deputy Kills Armed Man

(Caroline)- A Caroline County man is dead in a sheriff’s deputy involved shooting. The shooting happened last night around 8:30 in the 13-thousand block of Long Branch Road when Caroline County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a

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City Police: Bank Robber Steals Second Car

(Fredericksburg)- Fredericksburg Police say an armed bank robber is believed to now be driving a stolen Ford Escape with license number JLU-2050. The vehicle has a black-and-white circular sticker on the rear window that says “718 Venue.”

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Don’t Fall Victim to the Overpayment SCAM

Stafford, Va.  The Sheriff’s Office was recently contacted by a citizen to report a possible scam.  The citizen had listed a product on craigslist for $150.00 and received an inquiry from a subject who identified himself as

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Ground Broken In Stafford For Habitat Home

(Stafford)- Cold and windy on Sunday but that didn’t stop the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity from breaking ground for the region’s first Veterans Build in Lake Arrowhead in Stafford. Once the land is cleared (and it

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