• Staunton students to start school earlier in 2016

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Staunton School Board unanimously approved an earlier start date to the 2016-2017 academic calendar. The News Leader ( reports the board voted Monday night to begin the school year almost…

  • Frequency of general aviation accidents still troubling for NTSB

    WASHINGTON — Transportation safety has been generally improving across the board except in one area: general aviation. “We’re troubled that the general aviation safety trend has been flat for few years,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart told…

  • Report: Loudoun County paramedic made inappropriate contact with minor

    WASHINGTON – A volunteer paramedic was arrested Friday night after making inappropriate contact with an underage girl, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. Timothy Ward, 31, of Sterling, Virginia was charged with indecent liberties with…

  • Mary Baldwin College to become Mary Baldwin University

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Mary Baldwin College will have a name change next year. The Daily Progress ( ) reports the college’s board unanimously voted Monday to change the name from Mary Baldwin College to…

  • Staunton to demolish former state hospital building

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton officials plan to demolish a four-story building on the former Western State Hospital site. Constructed in 1950, the building formerly housed a program in which hospital residents learned industrial trades.…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Va. man donates ambulance to Liberia for Ebola

    FISHERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — 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…

  • 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.

  • Staunton dog deaths ruled as accidental

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton police say the deaths of two dogs found hanging by their leashes in a kennel have been ruled as accidental. Staunton police spokeswoman Jennifer Stevens says three dogs escaped from…

  • 2 dogs in Staunton found hanged in kennel

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton police are investigating the deaths of two dogs that were found hanging by their leashes in a kennel. Police tell media outlets that the chain link kennel was upright but…

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.