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by Deirdre Blake posted Aug 27 2014 12:15PM
A recall to look out for in the computer world from Hewlett-Packard. It's recalling over 5 million notebook computer AC power cords because of possible overheating. It's gotten 29 reports of them melting or charring and two people getting minor burns. The Hewlett-Packard LS-15 AC power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers. 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Aug 27 2014 12:11PM
How do you feel about the planned minor league baseball stadium in Fredericksburg? One resident brought a petition with names of more than 100 locals against it to lawmakers last night, but negotiations will still continue.
Fredericksburg's Mayor and City Manager will start today working with reps for the Hagerstown Suns to come up with the additional $18 million needed. The partners are now offering more of the profits from it to the city from the first 10 years it's open to help. 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Aug 27 2014 12:03PM

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Military officials say the jet that crashed in western Virginia was an Air Force F-15C based in Massachusetts, and the pilot’s status is unknown.

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Crosson says the pilot of the single-seat aircraft was with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.

Guard spokesman Maj. Matthew Mutti says the jet was on a standard training exercise Wednesday with no munition onboard. He didn’t say where it was headed or release the pilot’s name.

Augusta County dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported an explosion-like noise just before 9 a.m. She says military officials in Washington reporting losing communication with a jet.

Police say they located a crash site in Deerfield, about 135 miles northwest of Richmond, with smoke coming from a mountainside. No injuries are reported on the ground

by Deirdre Blake posted Aug 26 2014 4:23AM
UPDATE: If you are in and around the Dale Boulevard McDonalds in Prince William County, you were on edge this time yesterday, after a shooting at a nearby McDonald's Monday night. Today you can rest easier. Police arrested Woodbridge resident and suspect DeWayne Williams in Montclair and Stafford County accomplice Jamie Lea Bowyer turned herself in. The manhunt went on until last night.

STORY: 8-26-14

Residents near Neabsco Mills Road in Prince William were asked to be careful this morning, as a police search wrapped up for a shooting suspect.
The man's accused of shooting the victim in the parking lot of the McDonalds on Dale Boulevard last night after an argument. The man was flown to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect sped away and abandoned the car near Freedom High School. He ran away on foot and then allegedly hijacked another car at Neabsco Mills Road and Dale Boulevard. That victim says he was flagged down by the suspect and got into the passenger seat. After he drove him away, to Route 1 and Delaware Drive, Dwayne Williams got out and ran off again.
Officers set up a perimeter and used K-9s, going door to door until just after 3:00 a.m. He still has not been found and police have several addresses where he was known to stay, but a warrant is issued for his arrest.
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by Frank Hammon posted Aug 25 2014 10:41AM
Did you drive north of Fredericksburg toward the I-66 merge in Fairfax today? If you did, you might have been a little confused.
Crews attempted to do some line striping in the area over the weekend and things went a little wrong. Transportation officials say they used a temporary white tape that started peeling off the road. Many of the lines were wavy and traffic got backed up with drivers confused about which lane to be in and where to merge.
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by Associated Press posted Aug 25 2014 10:04AM
     FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - The all clear has been given at Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia after an active shooter was reported there.
     Army officials said the base was on lockdown and personnel were told to enact active shooter protocols.
     The four-story building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command.
   The Army says a female soldier with a gun inside the key building turned it on herself, causing an injury, but didn't hurt anyone else. The Army says early reports indicate she fired one shot this morning, causing the temporary lockdown. The woman was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and her condition is not known.
Fort Lee is 25 miles south of Richmond and 130 miles from Washington.  According to the military's website, Fort Lee is the Army's third-largest training site. Its daily population is 34,000, with service members, families, civilians and contractors.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Aug 21 2014 8:36AM
The Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney says police have caught a the man accused of stealing appliances from houses that were sitting empty or for sale, earlier this year.
Rusty McGuire saysthat Dallas Kellison of Bumpass plead guilty to two counts of burglary and two counts of larceny. of items from vacant properties. The first time they found a refrigerator, gas stove and heat pump missing. Then Kellison was caught with washer/dryer units and heat pumps from another house and addresses of other homes. He faces up to 61 years in jail during sentencing October 20th.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Aug 20 2014 6:09AM
Another local case of FLESH EATING BACTERIA in the Potomac River!!
This time a Stafford man, Steven Strong, got cut when he slipped getting out of his canoe at Aquia Creek. He was on a return trip home after a sunset paddle. To make matter worse, he was already going through chemotherapy to treat cancer. The FDA says an aeromonas hydrophila bacteria got in and caused his leg infection. It is always present in freshwater environments and can be found in brackish water, like the Potomac. Strong
 had surgery to have some flesh removed and is recovering on antibiotics.
Another man, that got cut on a deck nail in the water in Callao, in the Potomac this summer, got the vibrio strain. That same bacteria prompted a warning on Florida beaches, this month, from Jacksonville to the Panhandle, and has infected 32 people.


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