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Va. Couple Charged After 4-Year-Old Shoots Self

A Fredericksburg woman and her boyfriend are facing charges after the woman’s 4-year-old son shot himself through the hand.


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Plane Runs Out of Fuel, Lands at Virginia Wawa

Picture this: You’re fueling up for your Monday morning commute and a small plane makes an emergency landing in the gas station parking lot. That was a real-life scenario for some people at a gas station in Fredericksburg this morning.


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Va. Man Hauls in 3-foot ‘Frankenfish’

A Virginia man hauled in a 3-foot northern snakehead that could be world record for the predator fish known as “Frankenfish.”


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U.S. National Slavery Museum Debated in 2 Va. Courts

A federal judge will decide within days whether the U.S. National Slavery Museum’s largest creditor can legally challenge deed restrictions on the museum’s proposed home in Fredericksburg.


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Fredericksburg Couple Claims $217M Jackpot

A Fredericksburg couple has claimed the second-largest jackpot ever won in Virginia.


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After Incident, Fredericksburg Looks to Amend Nudity Law Loophole

A loophole in the City of Fredericksburg code was brought to light recently when a man was cited for walking around town naked from the waist down.


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Best Family Friendly New Year’s Parties In Washington DC

Enjoy First Night activities, New Year’s Eve celebrations and a safe, family friendly environment perfect for celebrating 2013 together.


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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Fredericksburg, VA

From museums and trolley tours to distilleries and art galleries, there’s always something to do in Fredericksburg, Va., and all of it lies less than a tank of gas away. Head just an hour south to discover everything historical Fredericksburg has to offer, including an old-fashioned plantation and historic battlefield.


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Germanna Community College And University Of Mary Washington Enter Student-Transfer Agreement

Germanna Community College and the University of Mary Washington have entered an agreement that allows community college students to take classes at the four-year school, and to be admitted if they earn an associate’s degree and meet grade-point average requirements.


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Michelle Obama Cancels Virginia Campaign Events Following Mass Shooting In Colorado

The first lady canceled two scheduled campaign stops in Virginia following a mass shooting in Colorado.