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Legal Expert Explains Sex Crime Stings vs. Entrapment Video included

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NBC29’s legal analyst explains why it’s unlikely someone arrested after a sting operation can claim entrapment. More>>

Frmr Western Albemarle Teacher Charged with Online Solicitation of Minor

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Former Western Albemarle teacher John Daniel Patterson Jr., has been charged with online solicitation of a minor. More>>

Forum Introduces Staunton City Council Candidates Video included

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Eight people are vying for three spots on Staunton City Council about to be up for grabs. More>>

VA Boasts Over 240 Farmers Markets

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Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers markets. More>>

Tours Mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26

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Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. More>>

Staunton Performing Arts Center Hosts Open Mic Night Video included

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The Staunton Performing Arts Center will be hosting acoustic-only open mic nights the third Wednesday of every month. More>>

Public Weighs in on Proposed Tax Hike in Augusta Video included

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People shared mixed opinions Wednesday night about an increased tax rate Augusta County is considering. More>>

Staunton Valley Mission Hosts Open House Video included

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Wednesday, Staunton's Valley Mission is celebrating a fresh space for families and children with an open house. More>>

Pageant Winner Talks to Wilson Elementary Students about Bullying Video included

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Miss Virginia Junior Lexi Crosen of Culpeper talked to kids at Wilson Elementary School about bullying. More>>

Augusta Man Arrested on Charges of Molesting a Child

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A 23-year-old Verona man has been arrested and faces charges of forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, and aggravated sexual battery. More>>

Augusta Historical Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary Video included

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The Augusta County Historical Society is celebrating 50 years of preserving the heritage of the Shenandoah Valley. More>>

Judge Throws Out Fishersville Woman's Malpractice Suit

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 An Augusta County judge threw out Judy Desetti's malpractice suit against Francis Chester Tuesday in More>>

Valley Runners Prepare for Boston Marathon 1 Year After the Bombings Video included

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Runners from the Shenandoah Valley are gearing up for the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21. More>>

Staunton Man to Serve 5 Years on Aggravated Sexual Battery Charges

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Justin Cole Smith pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual battery while the victim was incapacitated. More>>

Waynesboro Man to Serve 100 Days for Threatening Phone Calls

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A 39-year-old Waynesboro man has been sentenced for an incident back in February involving threats made to the 911 dispatcher. More>>

Another Suspect Arrested, Charged in Kevin Quick Case Video included

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Kweli Uhuru has been arrested and charged with gang participation in relation to the murder investigation of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick. More>>

Central VA Boasts Some of State’s Favorite Architecture

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Virginia's most treasured architecture features 10 sites right in our own backyard. More>>

Stuarts Draft Man Faces Multiple Child Sex Charges

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Police arrested James Edwards on 12 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, another 12 for aggravated sexual battery, and one for object sexual penetration. More>>

Fire Destroys Historic Shenandoah Alms House

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Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the historic Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm. More>>

Waynesboro Woman Charged After School Bus Incident

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A woman has been charged after she boarded a school bus and cursed and threatened the driver in front of a busload of students. More>>

Annual Community Safety Awareness Event Held in Waynesboro Video included

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Hundreds of people in Waynesboro came out Saturday to see some life-saving skills put to the test at the annual community safety awareness event. More>>

14th Annual Fly Fishing & Wine Festival Kicks Off in Waynesboro Video included

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Crowds are enjoying a weekend of fly fishing on the South River in Waynesboro. More>>

United Way Week of Caring Yields 1,500 Volunteer Hours Video included

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People in the valley are helping their neighbors in need as the United Way of Greater Augusta's Week of Caring comes to a close. More>>

Organizers Gear Up for Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival Video included

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The Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival kicks off Saturday morning, and organizers say the weekend offers something for everyone. More>>

Augusta Sheriff Investigates Suspected Antifreeze Poisoning Death Video included

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Augusta authorities are investigating a possible homicide after a Verona woman died with a large amount of antifreeze in her system. More>>

Quilts Up for Bid to Benefit Hospice of the Shenandoah Video included

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More than 50 quilts are up for bid at Augusta Health's biggest fundraiser of the year. More>>

Valley Event Recognizes Victims’ Rights Week Video included

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The people of the Shenandoah Valley observed Crime Victims’ Rights Week with words, awards and a vigil. More>>

Waynesboro Police Make Theft Arrest after Brief Chase

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The Waynesboro Police Department has made an arrest in a multi-state crime spree involving larcenies of thousands of dollars of property from vehicles in “smash & grab” thefts. More>>

Staunton Celebrates Commitment to Staying Green Video included

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The city of Staunton is celebrating being named a tree city by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 18th time. More>>

Conference in Staunton Designed to Empower Teenage Girls Video included

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The All Girl Conference at Booker T. Washington Community Center in Staunton provides a day of workshops to middle and high school girls. More>>

United Way, nTelos Donate TVs to Valley Nonprofits Video included

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The United Way of Greater Augusta partnered with nTelos Wireless to give 37 flat-screen TVs to nonprofits in the Shenandoah Valley. More>>

Augusta Chamber of Commerce Holds Awards Ceremony Video included

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The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday night. More>>

VDOT Vigil Remembers Those Killed in Work Zones Video included

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A somber crowd gathered on Afton Mountain Wednesday evening for an annual Virginia Department of Transportation vigil. More>>

Waynesboro Schools Face State Funding Shortfall Video included

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Enrollment rates in Waynesboro schools are down while costs are up, and that means the district will lose at least $365,000 in state funding. More>>

Waynesboro Man Facing Child Sex Charges Enters Plea Agreement

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Terry Crouse entered a guilty plea Wednesday for sex offenses against a child, but will not serve any prison time for the abuse. More>>

Waynesboro Man to Serve 2 Years for Unlawfully Photographing a Minor

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Melvin Templeton, Jr., pleaded guilty Wednesday to inappropriately recording a 10-year-old on his cell phone while he was babysitting her last July. More>>

Vigil to Honor VDOT Workers Killed in Work Zones

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The Virginia Department of Transportation plans a vigil to honor workers who have been killed in work zone crashes. More>>

3 Facing Charges After Standoff in Augusta

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Three people are facing charges after a family fight escalated into a standoff with police overnight Monday in Augusta County. More>>

Waynesboro Man Faces Strangulation, Assault Charges

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Waynesboro police arrested a Waynesboro man on a couple of charges after a night of alcohol-fueled violence that led to the assault of his girlfriend and significant damage to their apartment. More>>

VA Community Colleges Suspend Speech Policy

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The Virginia Community College System is abandoning a policy that was challenged by a student who was barred from preaching on a Hampton campus. More>>

Staunton’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ Announced Video included

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A teacher at Robert E. Lee High School was honored Monday night as Staunton’s teacher of the year. More>>

Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School Holds Open House Video included

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The Shenandoah Valley Governor's School gave its students a chance to celebrate and showcase their work Monday night. More>>

Valley Residents Wake Up to KKK Fliers Outside Homes Video included

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KKK fliers appeared overnight on front porches, driveways and streets in Waynesboro and Staunton. More>>

Police Investigate Double Fatal Accident Outside Blue Ridge Community College Video included

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A man and a woman have died following a car crash outside Blue Ridge Community College on U.S. 11 in Weyers Cave Monday morning. More>>

Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Snow

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NBC29 viewer photos of the St. Patrick's Day Snow. More>>

Verizon Spends $711M on VA Telecom Upgrades in '13

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Verizon says it spent more than $711 million on telecommunications and information technology improvements in Virginia in 2013. More>>

Hearings Continued for Suspects Linked to Kevin Quick Case

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Four gang-related cases linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer have been continued until May 19. More>>

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