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Feb 23, 2013
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Roads update: Downed power lines reported
Power lines reported down in several areas, causing road closures.
Check here for the latest weather-related closings and cancellations.
More winter weather on the way
Another weather system is on the way which could bring snow, sleet or rain to the Fredericksburg region.
Two teens charged in Spotsy shooting
Two teens, aged 15 and 17, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Jayson Syrkes in Spotsylvania County.
Spotsy seeks input on raceway noise exemption
Spotsylvania County residents will have another chance to weigh in on a proposal to loosen noise restrictions for the planned Dominion Raceway in Thornburg.
Spotsy teen has lots of horse sense
The Spotsylvania County teen is trying to master every aspect of the equine world, from perusing veterinary journals to being the best groomer she can be. Based on the year she’s had, she’s doing a good job.
Volunteers help keep parade-goers in line
The city of Fredericksburg instituted safety standards for this year’s parade to try to prevent accidents that have happened elsewhere—like in Florida, where a girl was run over by a float a few years ago.
VIDEO: 2013 Fredericksburg Christmas Parade
Click here to see video from the 2013 Fredericksburg Christmas Parade.
18 ways you can help for the holidays
The Salvation Army is among several area charities that could use some help this holiday season. See our list of ways that you can lend a hand.
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?