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Feb 23, 2013
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Moncure enters not-guilty plea
A Fredericksburg-area real estate investor pleaded not guilty Friday to eight federal criminal charges.
Remains belong to missing Virginia student Hannah Graham
Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.
Stafford worker resigns over listing of sex offender’s program
A Stafford Parks and Recreation employee resigned Friday in the wake of a county investigation into whether background checks where done on a company offering youth programs through the county department.
Man convicted in Q Ball killing gets 15 years in prison
The man convicted of killing a security guard outside of the Q Ball Cafe in Spotsylvania County during a drive-by shooting last year will serve 15 years in prison.
Man changes plea while jury deliberates
A lengthy jury deliberation led to a guilty plea in a rape case in Spotsylvania County.
Howsare gets 28 years in Stafford slaying
A Stafford County jury Friday recommended a 28-year prison term for Mark Howsare after convicting him of second-degree murder for the Jan. 19 slaying of William Conner.
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.
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.
Residents displaced, officer treated for smoke inhalation after Fredericksburg fire
A fire at the Fall Hill apartments last night started with a kitchen stove.
Gray winter days hard on those with seasonal depression
Sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder long for sunny days in the winter.
Men suffer ‘the change,’ too
NUTRITION: Eating fish in pregnancy can help babies’ IQ
Scientists concerned about some soaps
Do antimicrobial soaps do more harm than good?
Liquid chemo meds would help young cancer patients
Researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Kansas Medical Center are reformulating cancer drugs.
HEALTH CALENDAR: Feb. 17
A good book can lift your spirits
Therapy dogs calm passengers’ nerves
Good luck learning cost of surgery up front
Who's really qualified to give nutrition advice?