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Feb 23, 2013
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Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee dies
The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died.
Spotsylvania woman accused of defrauding Belvedere Plantation
A Spotsylvania County woman is facing charges after police say she was involved in the selling of fraudulent vouchers to the Belvedere Plantation.
Lawyer says Stafford slaying was self-defense
A Stafford County jury began hearing testimony Tuesday that will help determine if Mark T. Howsare was justified when he shot and killed William Conner early this year.
Project FAITH lawyer presents $300,000 claim to King George Supervisors
A lawyer's presentation Tuesday is the latest formality in an ongoing lawsuit between the nonprofit agent, Project FAITH, and King George County.
Police seek help in fatal hit-and-run in Culpeper
Robert Lee Walker, 72, of Locust Grove was found dead in the median of State Route 3 early Friday between Lignum and the Rapidan River.
Police mum on next step in Harrington’s 2009 slaying
Will Jesse L. Matthew Jr., the suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance, now face charges in the 2009 killing of Morgan Harrington?
Election countdown: Voting advocates fear impact of Virginia voter ID law
Voting rights groups are worried that Virginia’s new voter ID law, which will require people to show a photo ID to vote, will disenfranchise some in next month’s midterm elections.
Woman cut in attack at Fredericksburg homeless camp
Fredericksburg police are investigating a knife attack that left a 26-year-old woman with a three-inch laceration on her neck.
DeSHAZO: Former UMW Eagle has had hand in Kansas City run to World Series
Jin Wong, a former All-American outfielder for the University of Mary Washington, has more than a casual rooting interest in the series. He’s spent nearly 15 years working in the Royals’ front office, the past eight as director of baseball administration.
Two men pull overnight robbery in Fredericksburg
Robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of money following an armed robbery late Monday at a Fredericksburg gas station and convenience store.
Not so fast cord cutters, cable's not going anywhere
Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable? Well, don't sound the death knell for cable companies yet.
Spotsylvania murder lands man back in prison
A Caroline County man who already spent nearly 20 years in prison will serve a 43-year sentence for killing a Spotsylvania man.
Witnesses: Teen in UMW fall took LSD
Witnesses told police that a 17-year-old boy who jumped through a fifth-floor window at a University of Mary Washington residence hall Oct. 11 had taken LSD, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in the case.
Redskins: McCoy to start if RG3 not ready; Orakpo out for year
Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.
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?