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Feb 12, 2013
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High school football: Who are your top teams?
See this week’s Varsity 360 Gridiron Report, the FLS Varsity Power Poll and more. Plus, take our weekly poll to tell us who your top teams are this week.
Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack in Washington state
Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said Friday the shooter was a student and could not say if anyone else was wounded.
Shooting leads to discovery of meth lab in Stafford
An investigation into a shooting in southern Stafford last week has led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab and a subsequent drug investigation, court records show.
Howsare guilty of second-degree murder
A Stafford County jury has found Mark T. Howsare guilty of second-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the Jan. 19 shooting death of William Conner outside Howsare’s White Oak home.
Hackers use Ebola fear to infect computers
E-mail circulating which purports to contain Ebola safety information from the World Health Organization is actually a virus.
Recent Caroline shootings are gang-related, police say
An arrest was made within hours of an early Thursday morning shooting that authorities say is the third gang-related shooting in Caroline County in the past month.
Residents displaced, officer treated for smoke inhalation after Fredericksburg fire
A fire at the Fall Hill apartments last night started with a kitchen stove.
Competition isn't over for Fredericksburg celebrity chef Crump
Local chef eliminated on "Top Chef" hopes to win "Last Chance Kitchen" contest for chance to return to the show.
Candidates in Virginia's 7th District race meet in forum
For the first and only time, all three candidates for the 7th Congressional District shared a stage Thursday, and they each made the case that they would be the most independent voice if sent to Congress.
Police seek man in Spotsylvania pharmacy heist
Spotsylvania County authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a local pharmacy Wednesday.
Stafford woman sentenced for selling drugs
A Stafford woman has been ordered to serve nearly 12 years in federal prison for selling drugs authorities allege she received from an indicted county doctor.
Two convicted in Fredericksburg shooting
Two men who tried to rob a suspected drug dealer and ended up shooting him earlier this year pleaded guilty to multiple charges Thursday in Fredericksburg Circuit Court.
Stafford planners outline concerns about 561-townhome proposal
The Stafford Planning Commission considered a preliminary subdivision plan Wednesday for 561 townhomes, but deferred the matter after commissioners brought up a number of concerns.
EDITORIAL: Richard III’s remains unearthed
Now how about his reputation?
TODAY'S EDITORIAL CARTOON
LETTER: Spotsy schools serious about attendance
LETTER: Spending, not saving, seems the modern way
LETTER: Raising gas tax won’t fix transportation woes