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  • Fredericksburg rules the roost; pesky vultures driven away

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Fredericksburg is the ruler of the roost after a removal effort drove off a flock of pesky vultures. Agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services banged on trees with…

  • Case of accused killer in Mary Washington co-ed murder goes to grand jury

    WASHINGTON — The case of the man accused of killing a Fairfax County woman who was his University of Mary Washington roommate is going to a grand jury in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on Monday. Steven Vander…

  • Man to serve nearly 51 years in prison for child molestation

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man who filmed himself molesting a 3-year-old girl has been ordered to serve nearly 51 years in prison. The Free Lance-Start reports (http://bit.ly/1Bo2pL4 ) court records show 23-year-old Kenneth J.…

  • Brother of teen charged in fatal stabbing arrested

    WASHINGTON — A second teen has been arrested in connection with a brawl outside a Fredericksburg drive-thru restaurant that left two men dead and put a third in the hospital. Fredericksburg police say the 17-year-old…

  • Va. teen charged with murder after fatally stabbing 2 men

    WASHINGTON — A Spotsylvania teen had attended a graduation party before he stabbed three unarmed men, killing two of them, in a fight outside a Fredericksburg burger joint Sunday, police say. The 15-year-old boy has…

  • Va. slavery museum site sold to baseball tournament firm

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Undeveloped land that was once the planned site of a slavery museum and later a minor league baseball stadium in Fredericksburg has been sold. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1AKYXcC) reports a deed…

  • Fredericksburg police release video of taser, pepper spray incident

    WASHINGTON — Newly released police body camera videos show a Fredericksburg police officer use his Taser and pepper spray on a motionless, silent driver who was having a medical emergency. That officer, Shaun Jurgens, resigned…

  • Va. cop who tased, pepper sprayed man with medical emergency resigns

    WASHINGTON — A Fredericksburg police officer has resigned after attempting to tase and then using his pepper spray on a 34-year-old man who was suffering from a medical emergency during a traffic stop. The Fredericksburg Police Department…

  • Trial set for 3 arrested during protest at Mary Washington

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — An Aug. 4 trial is set for three people who refused to end a protest at the University of Mary Washington. Noah Goodwin, Adam Wander and Yanina Angelini are each charged…

  • 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 (http://bit.ly/1FNGHvH ) 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…