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Stafford County Sheriff's Office is reporting that the 9-1-1 system is experiencing technical problems. Citizens are urged to call 540-658-4400 as alternative for emergencies.


Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies

Former four-time District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, 78, died after midnight on Sunday, Nov. 23 at the District's United Medical Center, after having been released earlier Saturday evening from Howard University Hospital. Full Story

Ferguson braces for grand jury decision

Barricades surround a building where a grand jury considers whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Full Story

Single mother worked as secret escort

A sad end to a mystery involving a mother who turned out to be living a double life working as a prostitute to pay the bills. Full Story

The largest abuse settlement in history

A 'hero' at a pharmacy reported bizarre photos of this man and blew the lid off a school abuse case that spanned 81 victims over decades. Full Story

UVa suspends frat activities amid probe

The campus reacts to a published report in which a student says she was sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012. Full Story

Where to find the best Black Friday deals

Looking for the best deals? A survey has revealed which retailers are offering the deepest discounts on Black Friday this year. Full Story

Warm weather to follow brief cold front

There will be a brief warm up earlier in the week but heading into Wednesday and the Thanksgiving holiday, temps will drop again. Full Story

'Ugly' Christmas Tree

O Tannenbummer: Complaints prompt city to replace spruce.

Queen dethroned

You just can't win 'em all: Queen Latifah gets the royal boot.


Kids send first lady sarcastic "thanks" for lunches on Twitter.

150 Tons

Construction workers struck something big, 30 feet below the surface.

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