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by Raphael Okure posted Oct 2 2014 11:55AM
It's not always the woman abused in domestic violence. During this awareness month, experts say you need to talk through problems before they turn dangerous.
A Fredericksburg woman will spend eight months in jail after running her husband overwith the family van. He was treated for serious head, ankle and some other injuries, but told the cops he didn't remember it and didn't think his wife would do that to him.
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by Raphael Okure posted Oct 2 2014 11:52AM
Whether you've thought about a Halloween or not, some things that walk in the night are already here and more are on the way to the region.
King's Dominion's annual Halloween Haunt is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through November 1st. It's got an all-new Maze of Madness and three new live shows throughout the night. The Haunted Hill in Partlow and Wicked Woods in Spotsylvania open this Friday.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Oct 2 2014 11:51AM
This might make you less warm and fuzzy about loading your kids on the school bus in the mornings.
A Stafford bus driver is charged with reckless driving this week after the bus hit two trees, going about 50 miles an hour in a 35 mile an hour zone, on Truslow Road. Thankfully, there were no kids on board. The driver was treated for minor cuts and bruises, is being tested for drugs and waiting to hear on charges.
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by By EILEEN SULLIVAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press posted Oct 1 2014 3:38PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that Pierson offered her resignation, and he accepted it.

The move came one day after her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a congressional hearing focused on recent security lapses at the White House.

Pierson had worked at the Secret Service for 30 years.
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Location : Washington
by Frank Hammon posted Sep 30 2014 11:39AM
Three bank robberies in the Fredericksburg area are under investigation this morning.
Two happened in Stafford County earlier this morning. The first happened at 9:11 a.m. at the Wells Fargo on Garrisonville Road. The teller told the robber she didn't have the denominations he requested and he left the bank.
The second robbery happened at the BB&T on Warrenton Road at 9:41 a.m. where the robber left with an undisclosed amount of cash. 
The third occurred about 10 a.m. in Spotsylvania County when the suspect came into the PNC Bank on Jefferson Davis Highway and demanded money. While he did not have a weapon visible, he did tell the teller he was armed. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A second suspect is believed to have been the driver of the getaway car a maroon Toyota Corolla.
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by Frank Hammon posted Sep 30 2014 11:16AM
A teacher at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County faces multiple sex charges after having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. 
According to the Stafford Sheriff's office 27-year-old Erica Lynne Mesa is charged with three counts of Custodian Indecent Liberties and three counts of Solicitation of a Minor Using a Computer Device. she is jailed without bond.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Stafford County
by Deirdre Blake posted Sep 30 2014 7:26AM
A Virginia man has donated an ambulance to Liberia to help combat the Ebola outbreak.
Ken Nethken of Fishersville says he decided to donate the ambulance after he heard about the outbreak in West Africa. His brother bought the vehicle 12 years agoand he'd been using it to transport supplies for his business. An embassy spokesman says it was impressive to see a regular person who wanted to do something to help protect people.
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Location : FishersvilleWest Africa
by Deirdre Blake posted Sep 30 2014 7:25AM
The new Miss State Fair of Virginia has some big high heels to fill.
Taylor Reynolds of Chesterfield has been crowned as Courtney Garrett's successor. Garrett, of Prince Edward County, went on to win the 2014 Miss Virginia pageant and was first runner-up in the Miss America pageant earlier this month. Newly crowned 19 year old Reynolds is a sophomore biology student and track-and-field star at Queens University in Charlotte.
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