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Feb 27, 2013
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Brooke Point football game canceled due to choking incident; Sherrif's department investigating
Brooke Point's football game against North Stafford scheduled for Friday night has been canceled as officials investigate a locker-room choking incident.
Extra sleep this weekend: Don't forget to set your clocks back
Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.
Poll: Warner holds 7-point lead in Virginia Senate race
A new poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Warner with a seven percentage-points lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.
Attorney wants psych evaluation for Hannah Graham suspect
An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.
Homeless years have ended on a high note for Massaponax High grad
Massaponax High School graduate finds salvation, and college scholarship, in cello.
Bridal shop opens in Spotsylvania Towne Centre
"That's My Dress" sells a full range of bridal and prom dresses.
McAuliffe accepts Sailor's Creek, High Bridge land from Civil War Trust
The national, nonprofit Civil War Trust conveyed 115 acres to High Bridge and 12 acres to the Sailor's Creek park to Virginia.
Man cleared of murder, guilty of robbery
Wesley Carlton Smith was cleared of a first-degree murder charge Thursday in Fredericksburg Circuit Court, but is still facing a 25-year prison sentence on other convictions.
Tips for keeping your kids safe this Halloween
Follow these simple tips for a safe and fun Halloween. Tag your photos with #FXBGHalloween on social media to be a part of our online photo gallery.
'Crumb & Get It Cookie Co.' plans opening in Central Park
Customers can pick a cookie dough and various additions such as chocolate chips, and then watch as their cookies are being made and baked. They can eat them there, take them home or have them delivered.
Tip brings arrest in Spotsylvania armed robbery
Spotsylvania County authorities have charged two local men in connection with an early-morning armed robbery Wednesday.
New signs ready on I-95 express lanes
Drivers on the Interstate 95 High Occupancy Vehicle lanes can expect to see new express lane signs being unveiled over the coming weeks.
Fraud involving cereal sales lands Fredericksburg man in jail
A Fredericksburg man will spend one year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy that resulted in a $1.8 million loss to cereal giant Kellogg Co.
Redskins' Gruden: 'every intent' of starting RG3 vs. Vikings
Washington head coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that the Redskins feel Robert Griffin is 100 percent recovered from a dislocated left ankle suffered in Week 2.
Public invited to celebrate Stafford's Trail to Freedom this weekend
The Trail to Freedom Motorcoach Tour & Jubilee Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1, will offer an engaging and interactive depictions of significant events in America's history affecting Stafford residents of African descent.
EDITORIAL: Remembering Dr. Koop
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop dies at age 96.
TODAY'S EDITORIAL CARTOON
LETTER: Church’s decline not due to abortion
LETTER: Thanks, all who helped preserve Redoubt No. 2
LETTER: Liberalizing grading scale leaves kids unprepared
LETTER: ‘Drop-kick’ verdict a true miscarriage!
LETTER: Sequestration: Smokescreen for socialism
LETTER: Washington leaders fail at governance
LETTER: Proof ‘Today in History’ column, please!
LETTER: We took a 2 percent cut; why can’t Washington?
LETTER: Parents don’t bring kids to church anymore!
LETTER: Wittman, Cantor to blame for cliff!