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Mitt Helps McDonnell


     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year.
 
     Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave $10,000. Coal baron Richard Baxter Gilliam gave $50,000, the single biggest

Apple Blossom Traffic


     WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) - Police are planning a one-day traffic safety enforcement blitz during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
 
   

New Market Film Opens Thursday


Tomorrow, the GI Film Festival will launch with the World Premiere of a new Civil War epic film Field of Lost Shoes.

 

Prostituion Ring Charges


A Harrisonburg man is one of nearly a dozen caught up in a prostitution sting.

Thirty-eight year old Jose Suazo has been charged by Winchester Police.

Cops say the defendants responded to an online ad by showing up at a Winchester hotel. Police arrested them after they exchanged money for sex.

The arrests are the third in a series police have made since January involving undercover

I-81 Lane Closures


Sunday will not be a day of rest for VDOT, so it might be a bit of a headache for you and me on I-81.

 

Dental Office Embezzlment


A former employee is accused of embezzling more than 100-thousand dollars from a Harrisonburg dental office.

 

Fair Announces Music Acts


A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.  That’s one way you could sum up the entertainment at this year’s Rockingham County Fair.  

Bridgewater Man Meth Case


A Bridgewater man is closer to being tried for allegedly being caught running a mobile meth lab.

 
 

Earth Day Salutes


On this Earth Day the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club is recognizing nine Legislative Leaders it says have distinguished themselves in the 2014 General Assembly Session as patrons of environmental bills.

 

Goo Goo Dolls Play Fair


The Goo Goo Dolls jumped the gun and ruined the Rockingham County Fair's surprise.
 

Missing Teenager In Augusta County


The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager. 

Cyclist Collides With Deer and Dies


A freak accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway has left a man dead.

 

Best Paid Professors At JMU


Professors at James Madison University are the best paid in the valley.

 

 

Finding State Data Made Easier


The state has announced the launch of Data.Virginia, a website that will provide easy access to Virginia's open data and keep Virginians informed on the state's major big data initiatives.
 

Growth Equals Jobs?


Last week Harrisonburg was named one of the fastest growing cities in the country, but can the job market keep up?

 

Maybe.  The latest information from the Virginia Employment Commission shows that between February and March, the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a fancy way of saying the city and Rockingham County, added 100-jobs.  The area has added

6000 Acres To Be Burned


A more than 6000-acre fire will burn through the National Forest in Augusta County this week, but there's no need to worry.

 

Country Club Road Closure


If you use Country Club Road as part of route you can expect some delays on Tuesday.  

4460 Pounds Of Trash Collected


 

Harrisonburg officials are pleased with the latest edition of Black's Run Clean-up Day.

 

Meth Lab Charges Dropped


The same week one man had charges dropped, another gets indicted for his alleged roll in operating a meth lab in New Market.

 
 

Guilty Pleas For SNP Break Ins


Two Florida residents have pleaded guilty to a string of vehicle break-ins and thefts in the Shenandoah National Park.

 
 

20 Years of Deadly Dose


A Harrisonburg man who sold a deadly dose of heroin has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

 

 

Heroin Meeting


Community leaders came together in Winchester today to discuss what police call an alarming increase in heroin use.

 
 

Blood Hound Joins Sheriff's Office


The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office has it's first canine officer, a 10-week old Red Bloodhound named "Lucy".  

Two Injured At White Wave Plant


Two employees of Perry Engineering were injured this morning when a pipe they were testing exploded at Mount Crawford's Whitewave plant.  

More Bears For Wildlife Center


While we have seemingly seen more of them this year than most, it has been a very tough winter on bear here in the valley.

 

 

New Jail Discussed


With no deal in sight to become partners in the Middle River Regional Jail in Verona, it appears Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are headed towards building a new jail of their own.

 

 

Homeless on City Council Agenda


Harrisonburg's homeless will be a topic of discussion next week.

 

 

Guilty Plea In Investment Scheme


 

A Harrisonburg man has admitted to bilking nearly 20 investors out of more than $1 million dollars through a fraudulent investment scheme.

 
 

Another Arrest in Quick Case


GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) - A fifth person faces gang-related charges linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer.

     Media outlets report that 23-year-old Kweli Uhuru of Front Royal is charged with felony gang participation. Uhuru also is known as Travis Leon Bell.

     Uhuru is being held at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention

Gillespie Raises 2.2 Mil


     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Republican Ed Gillespie has raised $2.2 million in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.

     

Prostitution Ring Hearings


The seven people arrested in a Mount Jackson prostitution ring will have to wait for preliminary hearings.

 

New Sidewalks For East Market Street


It will soon be easier to walk along a section of East Market Street in Harrisonburg.

 
 

Historic Alms House Destroyed By Fire


Fire has claimed a historic home in the valley.

 

Be Careful Out There


Harrisonburg City Police are watching for those who are driving dangerously in good Spring weather.

 

New Market Home Burns


The Red Cross is helping a family of three with temporary housing after a fire at their New Market home.

 
 

Bad Example Leads To Charges


A Waynesboro woman has been charged after not setting a very good example for her child or any other kid for that matter.

 

Virus Attacks Horses


A contagious herpes virus, that attacks only horses, has caused the death of a horse in Northern Virginia.

 

JMU Alum New State Forester


Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named a new state forester.

 

     

Lee Student Charged


Police charged a RE Lee High School student yesterday for allegedly threatening to shoot everyone at the school on Thursday. 

Mental Health Spike


Admissions at mental health facilities have spiked following the high profile suicide of a state senator's son.

 

 

New Court Date for Hockman


A Shenandoah County man accused of trying to set fire to a woman's home has a new court date.

 

More Drug Arrests


 

Federal and local authorities says they continue to chip away at the what had been the largest heroin and crack distribution system in the western part of Virginia.

 
 

Job Numbers Down


February was a not a very good month for much of the Shenandoah Valley as far as jobless numbers are concerned.

 

Strasburg Fire Arson


In Shenandoah County, officials say a recent fire was thew work of an arsonist.

 

Porn Shop Becomes Ministry


A now closed porn shop in Harrisonburg will get a second life...one about as different as you can get from it's former use.

 

 

Staunton Cigarette Tax Could Double


While local governments have shy'd away from raising taxes on property owners during the most recent budget cycle, they don't seem to have a problem targeting smokers.

 

Police Investigate 17 Year Old


Police are investigating a local high school student accused of threatening to shoot other students.

 
 

Chestnut Ridge Apartments Burn


Investigators are not yet ready to name a cause for a fire that burned a half dozen apartments in Harrisonburg.

 

 

Goodlatte On Budget


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the House Budget Vote for the new federal budget provides a much needed path to balance and eliminates funding for Obamacare.

Waynesboro Road Closure


Short and McElroy streets in Waynesboro will be closed from 8am this morning thru 5pm Sunday April 13th due to the 14th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival.Public access to COnstitution Park will also be limited due to the event .