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Former Jail Employee Sentenced for Sex With Inmate


From working in the jail, to being held in it. A former food service employee at Augusta Correctional Center has been given a two year sentence for having sex with an inmate.

Charge Upgraded After Shooting Victim Dies


It's now a capital murder charge. The Augusta County Sheriff's Office reports that a man shot in Mount Sidney yesterday has died. They have upgraded charges against Richard Smith of Weyers Cave to capital murder.

Alleged Antique Mall Burglar Nabbed


An arrest has been made in last months break-in at the Verona Factory Antique Mall.

Clover Hill Market Up For Auction


If you've got 17,500-dollars and make the highest bid, you can own a convenience store next to one of the area's most iconic baseball stadiums.

Sex Charges Against Former JMU Student Advance


It is a step closer to trial for a former JMU student accused of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer.

$32M Dollar Apartment Complex in Fishersville


Augusta County expected and planned for Fishersville to be a growth area. They're getting it...in the form of a $32M apartment complex.

Bank Robbery Suspect Gets Jail Time


A man the courts failed to convict for robbing an Augusta County bank is still going to be spending some significant time in jail.

Group Calls For No Kill Shelter


Too high of a euthanasia rate at the Harrisonburg Rockingham SPCA. That's what a pair of no-kill advocates told Harrisonburg City Council this week.

Melinda See says while the Harrisonburg shelter has a 52 percent euthanasia rate for their animals, the Augusta pound has only an 18 percent death rate.

Lisa Hensley told Council that the local SPCA needs to have a major change of policy

Cops Seek Man for Shooting & Robbery


It's now being called attempted first degree murder and the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Pilot Killed In F 15 Crash


Military officials in Massachusetts say they've confirmed that the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains was killed.

 

 

HPD Searches for "Face"


Forget putting a face to a name, Harrisonburg Police want to put some handcuffs on a man called "Face."

Fatal Motorcycle Accident


An Elkton man is dead following a motorcycle accident. The man has been identifdied as 58-year old Carl Nicol.

Plane Crash Under Investigation


Augusta County authorities are investigating what appears to be a military plane crash. An explosion took place in the Deerfield area just after nine this morning.

Evicted Tenant Takes Parting Gifts


Police say a Waynesboro man didn't take his eviction very well, but he did take some things from the house he was renting.

Governor Swings Through Valley


Governor Terry McAuliffe will be in the Shenandoah Valley today.

Goodlatte Pushing Balanced Budget Amendment


Bob Goodlatte says it is time to pass a balanced budget amendment.
 

Meth Bust in Waynesboro


One person is under arrest and another on the run after Waynesboro Police find meth at a city home.

Gas Prices Slip


The price of crude oil is down four dollars in the last week, that's amounted to a three cent drop in gas prices here in Virginia.

No Charges For Deputy


Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Virginia deputy sheriff who shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder.

 
 

Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he knows in his heart he's innocent of the federal corruption charges he's facing.

 

   

Democrats Dinner Sunday


The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Labor Day Dinner  this coming Sunday evening at the JMU Festival Center

Murder Suicide In Verona


"This is the strangest one!"

 

Over 300 For Walmart Meeting


 

Over 300 came out last night to the Plains District COmmunity Center for a public hearing on the proposed Wal Mart in Timberville.

Surpreme Court Delays VA Gay Marriage


The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia.
 
 

Former Va. governor to address marriage at trial


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.
 
 

Wal-Mart Meeting Friday Night


In anticipation of a packed house tomorrow night to talk about a proposed Wal-Mart, Timberville officials are tweaking the agenda a bit.
 

Waynesboro Break Ins


A  rash of break ins to food service related businesses including two restaurants in downtown Waynesboro over two days this week has police investigating.
 

New Shenandoah County Chamber Director


Cheri Wright has been named the new Executive Director of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce.

Former Va. governor's finances examined at trial


 A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.

 

   

Gay Marriage Preparations


Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that gay marriages could soon be legal in Virginia.

 
 

Eagle Release Planned


Three bald eaglets rescued in May following storms are being released back into the wild.

 

  

Drunk Driving Case Back In Court


Indictments have been handed down to a Harrisonburg woman who reportedly tried to run over a police officer.

 
 

Memorial Service Held for Shot Teen


An unofficial memorial service for a Staunton man recently shot to death.

 

 

Update On Road Worker


A road worker was taken to the hospital after being struck by a passing car late Monday.

 
 

Georges Chicken Pays


It will cost George's Chicken some money and some trees after leaking chemicals into Blacks Run.

 
 

EMU Student Dies


 

School is starting on a sad note at Eastern Mennonite University, especially for those connected to the softball team.

 

Witness: Ex-governor sought no favors for donor


 

 A cabinet secretary for Bob McDonnell tells jurors she wasn't instructed to give preferential treatment to the owner of a dietary supplement company at the heart of the former governor's ongoing corruption trial.

 

 

Delay responses filed in Va. gay marriage case


The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

 

    
 

School Employee Indicted


A former Harrisonburg City School employee has been indicted on a charge that he stole from a charity.

 
 

Road Workers Hit By Car


A contract employee was struck by a car this morning at a work zone along I-81.

 

 

Bond Denied For Murder


Three men accused in this past weekends murder in Fort Defiance are not going anywhere.

 
 

Post Office Crash


No major damage and no major injuries after a van hits the Elkton post office.

 

 

Four Year Sentence for Break In Spree


A four year prison sentence has been handed down to one of two sisters accused in a local break-in spree.

 
 

Burglary Suspect Sought


Harrisonburg Police are asking for help from you and me as they look to catch a burglar.

 

 

Former Attorney General Takes Stand


Virginia's onetime attorney general will be back on the witness stand when the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.

 

     

Urgent Need For Blood


The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donors.

 

  

TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 3 A.M.



A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EDT TONIGHT FOR PORTIONS
OF THE LOWER POTOMAC HIGHLANDS...CENTRAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND
CENTRAL VIRGINIA FOOTHILLS. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TONIGHT FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL MARYLAND...THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE AND THE
NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING

Redskins Trademarks Canceled


 

The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans"
 

Economics Professor Beats Majoirty Leader Cantor


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says his supporters should continue to fight for the conservative values he championed in Congress despite his defeat at the hands of a little-known tea party candidate.
   

Cantor Defeated


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday by a little-known economics professor in Virginia's Republican primary, a stunning upset and major victory for the tea party.