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  1. Weather warning: Fall freeze on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A freeze warning is going into effect in D.C. and areas to the east of Interstate 95, from Fredericksburg, Virginia, up to Delaware starting from 10 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sunday. A freeze warning is going into effect in D.C. and areas to the east of Interstate 95, from Fredericksburg, Virginia, up to Delaware, starting from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.

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  2. Fredericksburg, VDOT discuss changes that could shave time off trip through Route 1Read the original story

    Aug 28, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Changes along Route 1 through Fredericksburg could speed up trips for regular users and those diverted off Interstate 95, while also reducing crashes, the Virginia Department of Transportation finds. A study focused on intersections, bottlenecks and safety in the area north of Route 3 - also known as William Street - and south of the Rappahannock River estimates that around $15 million in projects could reduce the amount of time spent in delays by 34 percent.

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  3. Virginia deputies arrest two for driving stolen car with counterfeit cash newRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Stafford County, Virginia deputies arrested two men found driving a stolen car carrying counterfeit money, officials said in a news release. The driver - an unnamed juvenile - and one passenger, identified as Donavin Lee Powell, 20, of Stafford, Virginia were detained following a traffic stop Aug. 22 around 10 a.m. The men were pulled over after a deputy saw them leave a parking spot at the Motel 6 on Warrenton Road.

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  4. Construction begins on I-95 widening over the Rappahannock RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The four-year $132 million project will build three new southbound lanes over the Rappahannock River by the summer of 2022. A similar northbound span that had been canceled will now be built later as part of a deal tied to the extension of the 95 Express Lanes 10 miles south to just north of U.S. Route 17, but that project remains in development.

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  5. Man shoots woman at McDonalda s then kills self after chase: PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A woman is in critical condition after a man allegedly opened fire outside a Fredericksburg McDonald's Wednesday afternoon and then led police on a chase before shooting himself in a wooded area of Spotsylvania County.

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  6. Police officer injured after domestic disturbance call in Fredericksburg newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The patrol officer was injured a little before 6 p.m. when he responded to the situation in the 1900 block of Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg police said. It's unclear how he was hurt, but police said he was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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  7. Driver charged after holding up gun, yelling at Woodbridge intersectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Fredericksburg, Virginia, man was arrested Tuesday more than a month after he allegedly held a gun and yelled at another driver at an intersection in Woodbridge.

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  8. Public hearing scheduled for Va. mosque expansion planRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A mosque in central Virginia is seeking to expand at its current location after its initial plans for a new facility faced an intense backlash. The Spotsylvania County Planning Commission is holding a public hearing Wednesday on the request from the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg.

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  9. More misassigned voters found in Va.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Virginia's Department of Elections has found even more voters likely assigned to the wrong districts across the state following tight House of Delegates races last fall, including one tie determined by a random drawing , where the problem could have determined control of the chamber. The department has helped several local registrars and electoral boards identify misassigned voters since the significant issues were revealed following November's election, according to a presentation set to be given Tuesday to the State Board of Elections.

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  10. Arlington officials take lost plush bunny on adventures in search of its humanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Do you recognize this bunny? If so, the Arlington Department of Environmental Services wants your help in finding its home. This little bunny was found as Arlington officials were cleaning up after the 28th annual Taste of Arlington event.

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  11. Amtrak boost in Va., more VRE service part of final DC2RVA recommendations newRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A plan to significantly increase the number of Amtrak trains between Washington and Richmond, add to VRE commuter rail service, and allow for more freight traffic along the Interstate 95 corridor is moving forward with new recommendations solidified this week from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The recommendations being presented Tuesday to a Commonwealth Transportation Board subcommittee include pieces approved in December and additional comments asking the Federal Railroad Administration to support building an additional track from Arlington to Ashland in the hopes of providing a better, more frequent and more reliable alternative to sitting in Interstate 95 traffic.

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  12. What does Mother Nature have in store for Mother's Day? newRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The D.C. area will get a preview of sweltering summer heat on Saturday with forecast highs just a few drops of mercury shy of century-old records, before a northern front moves in bringing a strong likelihood of showers and a range of temperatures across the region. Starting Saturday, temperatures start out in the 60s first thing in the morning and continue climbing through the day into the low 90s.

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  13. Spotsylvania Co. aims for armed deputies in all elementary schools newRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Spotsylvania County's Sheriff's Office plans to have armed School Resource Officers in all 17 county elementary schools by the end of next school year. Most Virginia counties have SROs - typically local police officers or sheriff's deputies - at all high schools and middle schools, but Virginia had just 37 full-time elementary SROs last year, according to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, as reported in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.

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  14. Impersonator followed woman across 3 states in fake police cruiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Fredericksburg, Virginia, man is being held without bond after police say he followed a woman through three states in a car which looked like it was a police cruiser. "The thought is, was she going to follow her when she stopped to get gas or to pull over to rest and initiate contact.

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  15. $60K tool thief from Stafford Co. arrested in New York newRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A man who stole $60,000 worth of tools in Stafford County, Virginia, and sold them at truck stops on the way to New York, has been arrested. Harry Herman Lamb, 53, had been sleeping in a room connected to the Fredericksburg Public Auto Auction on Warrenton Road, where police responded to a call regarding the theft of tools from a locked box.

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  16. How Virginia police might use drones in the future newRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    As more local police departments purchase drones, Virginia lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would expand law enforcement agencies' abilities to use unmanned aircraft systems. Virginia's state Senate has approved a conference committee report on a proposal, originating in the House, that would allow local and state police, as well as the Virginia Department of Transportation, to use drones in accident reconstruction.

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  17. Gardening: How liquid corn gluten product can help your lawn this spring newRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Although most people are more familiar with the granular form of the natural pre-emergent corn gluten meal, the "inventor" of the product, Iowa State University turf grass professor Dr. Nick Christians, has always felt that the liquid form is even more effective at preventing dormant weed seeds from sprouting. I will appear Saturday, March 17 at noon and 3 p.m., and Sunday, March 18 at noon and 2 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Home & Flower Show at the Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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  18. Fredericksburg voters who were given wrong ballots drop lawsuit newRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Fredericksburg-area voters who had sued for an election do-over after dozens voted in the wrong Virginia House of Delegates races Nov. 7 have dropped their lawsuit. In a joint filing earlier this month, with the numerous state and local officials named as defendants in the suit, Dolores and Kenneth Lecky and other plaintiffs agreed the case should be dismissed.

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  19. How much wood ash is OK to use in your garden? newRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Wood ash texture. Wood ash texture. A little wood ash goes a long way in the garden, according to Mike McGrath.

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  20. Hundreds more Northern Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds newRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Hundreds more Northern Virginia voters were assigned to the wrong state House district over the last few months, according to local reviews aimed at avoiding problems exposed during November's elections. And while the percentage of misassigned voters is extremely small, November's election has demonstrated that even a small percentage can have a major impact.

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