• Campus celebrates life of slain student

    WASHINGTON – A week after a University of Mary Washington student was killed, the campus community is taking time to remember and celebrate her life. Grace Mann, 20, was found strangled to death in the…

  • Authorities say Mary Washington student was strangled

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a University of Mary Washington student found slain in a Fredericksburg house had been strangled. Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia L. Bledsoe says the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s…

  • UMW drops test requirement for high-achieving applicants

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Students with a high school grade-point average of at least 3.5 won’t have to take standardized admissions tests to be admitted to the University of Mary Washington. The Free Lance-Star reports…

  • 3 people arrested at protest of Mary Washington investments

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — University of Mary Washington police have arrested three people who refused to leave a sit-in protesting the school’s investments in fossil fuels. The Free-Lance Star ( ) reports that students Noah…

  • UMW rugby team suspended over chant

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – The University of Mary Washington has suspended activities for its men’s rugby team after officials there said an audio recording captured some team members chanting a song with violent and sexually…

  • Area community college bans electronic cigarettes

    WASHINGTON – Germanna Community College is joining a growing list of colleges and universities that have banned e-cigarettes on campus. Students learned over the weekend that the school had banned e-cigarettes via social media, says…

  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • Fredericksburg man facing 30 years for investment fraud

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Fredericksburg man faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to misappropriating millions of dollars from investors in a proposed office park. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old James Ashby…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    home makeover.

  • Police ID 2nd person of interest in Lyon sisters investigation

    Montgomery County investigators plan to release more information about their Virginia search for evidence related to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters.

  • Teacher charged with having sexual relationship with student

    A 27-year-old teacher and coach at Colonial Forge High School
    in Stafford County faces charges in connection with an inappropriate
    relationship with a student.

  • Fairfax County mom dies after hornet sting

    On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
    Creason decided to trim back the
    azaleas in front of her family\’s Annandale home before running an errand.

    It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

  • Fredericksburg first-grader to get possibly life-saving drug (Video)

    Josh Hardy, the Fredericksburg first-grader who is battling a possibly life-threatening virus, will receive the drug that may save him.