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Key witness takes stand in ex-governor's trial


The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified that he gave McDonnell and his wife money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.

 
 

Voter Registration Mistake


The Virginia Department of Elections has mistakenly told about 125,000 registered Virginia voters that they may no longer be eligible to vote.

 

 

24 Months For Heroin Distribution


29 year old Christopher Haack of Winchester was the last of seven defendants convicted of conspiring to distribute large amounts of heroin in and around Winchester. 

Easier Returns For Library Books


Returning books to the Augusta County Library just got easier.  

Unemployment Up In Area


A rise for the third straight month in our area's unemployment rates in June.

 

 

Virginia Tax Free Weekend


Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.

 
 

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage


Lawyers defending former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife against corruption charges say the couple couldn't have been scheming together to accept bribes from a businessman because their marriage was falling apart.

 

    

Closed Court Ask For


The press and the public may not be invited to the next hearing in a cigarette trafficking case.

 

More Post Office Meetings


The tour of local post offices continues.  Next up is Thursday in New Hope.

 

 

Staunton Stabbing Trail Date Set


A trial has been set for a Staunton resident accused of stabbing another man a half dozen times.

 
 

Sex Offender Case


The legal hot water has been turned up on a convicted sex offender accused of trying to lure an eight year old Verona boy into his van.

 
 

Easier Cell Phone Changes


Saying it's something we've been asking for, Congressman Bob Goodlatte is touting a bill that has made its way to the Presidents desk.

 
 

Jury chosen in former Va. gov's corruption trial


 A jury has been selected for the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife.

 

   

Lottery Pays 15


This isn't how it normally works...players of one Virginia Lottery game won more than they spent recently.

 

Party School Survey Ranks JMU


Despite efforts to shed the image, James Madison University is getting some more pub as a party school.

 

Strasburg's Pigeon Problem


A valley town's partnership with the USDA to get rid of some unwanted guests seems to be working.

 

Wal-Mart Comes To Timberville


Already rumored to be building a new store in Harrisonburg, WalMart is looking to increase its presence in the area further with a new Super Store in Timberville.

 

Gas Prices Fall Again


Gas prices continue to slide, now costing us five cents less a gallon than a week ago.

 

Search On For Stuarts Draft Man


Waynesboro Police are asking for your help as they search for a wanted man.

 

Motorcycle Crash Kills Maryland Man


A fatal motorcycle accident in nearby Nelson County.

 

July 28th Sports Page


It was Jeff Gordon Day at Indianapolis for a record fifth time. Gordon won his fifth victory at the Brickyard 400 exactly 20 years after he won his first Brickyard race. The win moved Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher, whose five Formula One victories at Indy had been the gold standard at the famed Brickyard.

Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-0 Nationals' win Sunday. Fister allowed just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts.

Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Orioles a 3-2 lead.  Zach Britton struck out the side in the 10th for his 20th save to make the one-run difference stand up.

Valley League:  Waynesboro beat Staunton 8-4.  Charles Town knocked off Strasburg 6-1 and Woodstock fell to Front Royal 5-2.  Harrisonburg's game with Covington was cancelled and the Turks are regular season champs.  The playoffs start tomorrow.

RCBL:  Stuarts Draft clinched the regular season title with a 14-11 win over Elkton.  The other games on the slate were rained out.

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.

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

Two Killed By Tornado At Campground


Virginia State Police say a New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground.
 
   

Immunizations Available


Beat the back to school rush by getting your kids vaccinated by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Health Department.

Augusta County Businesses Broken Into


The Verona Factory Antique Mall was broken into late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Falcon to Undergo Surgery


The Wildlife Center of Virginia says a young peregrine falcon that flew into a building in downtown Richmond will undergo surgery to remove its left eye.
    

Forest Road Closed


The USDA Forest Service will temporarily close a six mile section of Hite Hollow Road in Augusta County.

Dentention Center Was Planned For Harrisonburg


We almost had many more illegals from Central America in this part of the Valley.

Our Community Place Program Closes


A community farm and addiction recovery program in New Market has closed.
 
   

Bowling Alley Short On Funds


Lyme Disease & Salmonella Increasing


The not so nice rights of summer...ticks and food poisoning.

 

Waynesboro Hit & Run


The driver in a weekend hit and run outside a local restaurant has turned himself in.
 

Gas Prices Fall Again


Gas prices continue their tumble.

 

Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper


 A photo has emerged of a key figure in the household of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
 
   

Motorcycle Crash Kills Staunton Man


Virginia State Police say a 59 year old Staunton man was killed early Saturday morning

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.
 
   

Don Beyer Wins Primary


Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer has won a seven-way Democratic congressional primary in Northern Virginia.
 
 

Page County Murder First In 2 Years


The Page County Sheriff's Office is not saying a whole lot about what could be the county's first murder in more than two years.

 

 

Election Day


It's election day for some of you.

 

Wolf Ask For Benhazi Investigation


10th District Congressman Frank Wolf has been after his fellows to create a House Select Committee to invesitigate the September 11th 2012 terrorist attack in Benhazi that killed four Americans since November of that year.

Flash Flood Watch Tonight and Wednesday


There's a lot of concern about flooding tomorrow as heavy rain is expected to hit the area.

 

 

More Black Bears Here


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.

 
 

Take a Bite Out of Crime....Or An Officer


Waynesboro Police says they have arrested and charged 23-year old Skylor Burnette after she crashed her car into a tree.  

Ag Secretary Speaks Out On Immigration


Immigration can be a dirty word in the valley, but without it one official says agriculture would take a big hit.

 

 

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.

 

Heroin Meeting


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

 
 

Constructions Slow Start


Construction is off to a slow start in Rockingham County.

 


 

Constructions Slow Start


Construction is off to a slow start in Rockingham County.