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At VDOT hearing in Culpeper, people prefer U.S. 29 signal - Free Lance-Star
The Virginia Department of Transportation on Thursday night found little support for its intersection proposal on U.S. 29 at Mountain Run Lake Road just south of the town of Culpeper. The majority of those who attended Thursday’s design public hearing in ...
Virginia counties near D.C. fuel population gain - Free Lance-Star
RICHMOND—Virginia counties near the nation’s capital and most of the state’s largest cities saw population increases last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. Fairfax County remains the state’s largest, gaining 3,100 ...
Terror suspect wins Irish case, walks free - Free Lance-Star
DUBLIN—An Algerian-born terror suspect has walked free from a Dublin court after winning a two-year legal battle to avoid being extradited to the United States. U.S. authorities had hoped to convict Ali Charaf Damache on two counts of conspiring to ...
Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray - Free Lance-Star
BALTIMORE—A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state’s attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of ...
REGION BRIEFS: Man found dead near I-64; police investigating - Free Lance-Star
NORFOLK—Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near Interstate 64 in Norfolk. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the body of 31-year-old Garrett P. Fetterly of Norfolk was found on Wednesday afternoon ...
Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle - Free Lance-Star
WASHINGTON—In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment.
Spicy Jatropha prized for non-stop blooming until winter - Free Lance-Star
Blooms, birds and butterflies are the attributes everyone experiences when growing the award-winning spicy jatropha. Spicy jatropha, also commonly known as peregrina and firecracker jatropha, is really a must-have plant for the long hot season ahead.
Police: Woman held in box for months found dead, man sought - Free Lance-Star
SEDALIA, Mo.—The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western Missouri, where the man was charged last month for ...
Letter: Boys and Girls Club provides positive message to area youth - Free Lance-Star
We wish to thank Forrest A. Parker and Jackie Smith of the Boys and Girls Club Rappahannock Regional Chapter for giving us the opportunity to volunteer as presenters at the 11th Annual Teen Summit on May 9 at the Walker–Grant Middle School. We’ve ...
Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable - Free Lance-Star
NEW YORK—The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s long-standing ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent “the end of us as a ...
Robin Gwathmey - Free Lance-Star
Robin Griggs Reilly Gwathmey, 60, of Bruington was born Nov. 8, 1954, in Richmond and, on May 19, 2015, heaven gained another angel with Robin’s passing. Known for her contagious laugh, smile and genuine willingness to lend a hand wherever she was needed ...
Man accused of 3 Alexandria slayings opposes separate trials - Free Lance-Star
FAIRFAX—The man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span complained about his ankle, his lawyers and the judge at a pretrial hearing Thursday. Charles Severance of Ashburn had his first pretrial hearing in Fairfax since the judge ...
Drew Peterson's lawyers appealing murder conviction - Free Lance-Star
OTTAWA, Ill.—Drew Peterson’s murder conviction in his third wife’s 2004 death should be overturned because of improper use of hearsay evidence and mistakes by his former attorney, lawyers for the former suburban Chicago police sergeant told a state ...
Comfort Medical Supply opens Tuesday - Free Lance-Star
Comfort Medical Supply, a new business selling upscale medical items, will open Tuesday in Central Park. The retail operation was started by two local respiratory therapists, Larry Filkoski and Sean Magill. Located in 4,000 square feet at 1273 Central Park ...
A clean air conditioner is an efficient one, too - Free Lance-Star
I was thinking the other day that it’s been warm enough to turn on the air conditioning. And it was only early May. Because of this, I naturally was thinking about maintaining the indoor evaporator coil attached to my furnace. But what about the outdoor ...