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Couple Charged for Gio's Treasures Vandalism

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Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Waynesboro couple for the vandalism at Gio's Treasures. More>>

Sureno 13 Member Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Waynesboro

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Gustavo Guillen Cruz pleaded guilty to drug charges in Waynesboro Thursday. More>>

Virginia Gets NASA Funding for STEM Education

Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools. More>>

'Free Food Fest' to Focus on Agriculture without Government Interference Video included

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Food Freedom Fest, an upcoming conference in Staunton, is working to educate people on how to eat food without government interference. More>>

Waynesboro Police Investigate Restaurant Break-Ins

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The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of break-ins to food service related businesses, including two downtown restaurants, in a two-day period. More>>

VA Students Improve, Beat National Average on ACT

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Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. More>>

Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Virginia Counties

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer in additional counties in the Commonwealth. More>>

Police Renew Investigation into 1984 Trooper Murder

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Police say advancements in forensic technology have renewed the investigation into the 30-year-old murder of a Virginia Trooper. More>>

Waynesboro Police Alert Drivers of Back-to-School Traffic

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Waynesboro Public Schools resume classes this Wednesday. Motorists traveling throughout the city should expect more congested roads in the morning and afternoon due to school buses and additional school related traffic. More>>

VA Lottery Earns Record $538.6 Million

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The Virginia Lottery says it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December. More>>

Virus Prompts Cat Quarantine at Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center

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The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center has temporarily stopped accepting cats following the death of a kitten from a virus. More>>

AAA: Auto Theft Hits Historic Lows in DC, MD, VA

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Crime statistics from AAA Mid-Atlantic show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the region. More>>

Augusta Residents Ask Dominion Reps about Pipeline Video included

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Hundreds of Augusta residents came out Wednesday night to ask Dominion representatives about a gas pipeline proposed to cut through the county. More>>

Fed Court Clarifies Date for Gay Marriage in VA

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A federal appeals court is clarifying when same-sex marriages could begin in Virginia. More>>

Valley Children’s Camp Focuses on Helping Community Video included

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A big group of campers is getting out to help the community in Staunton this week. More>>

Waynesboro Police Crack Down on Meth-Related Crime Video included

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In the wake of a major meth lab bust last week in Waynesboro, law enforcement has a message for dealers: if you cook meth, you will be caught. More>>

Study: Senior Citizens can Easily Become Malnourished Video included

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Forty-four percent of senior citizens may become malnourished, according to a new study from UNC. More>>

Staunton Stabbing Victim Faces Child Sex Charge, Drug Charge

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Days after leaving the hospital, a 19-year-old stabbing victim turned himself in on charges including indecent liberties with a child and distributing drugs to a minor. More>>

Delay Denied in Ruling on VA Gay Marriage Ban

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A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

Staunton Student Receives $1,000 Kroger College Scholarship

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The Kroger Foundation has awarded 15 $1,000 college scholarships to children of Kroger associates in the Mid-Atlantic region. More>>

VA Awarded $358K to Help Cover Costs of AP Tests

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Slightly more than $358,000 is headed to the VA Dept. of Education to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests. More>>

Deadline to Clear up Health Law Eligibility Nears

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The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. More>>

Staunton Performing Arts Center Aims to Restore Dixie Theater Video included

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Soon, the Staunton Performing Arts Center aims to restore the Dixie Theater, which recently closed after 100 years, to its former glory. More>>

VDOT Researches Wildlife Patterns to Increase Roadway Safety Video included

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VDOT is working to make roads safer – for wildlife and motorists alike – by researching animal travel patterns. More>>

Valley Animal Shelter Drops Rates Due to Low Space Video included

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The Shenandoah Valley Animal Service Center is running out of space so it's dropping the price of some animals for now. More>>

Staunton Man Sentenced in Attempted Extortion Case

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A Virginia man has been sentenced to six months in prison for trying to extort $12,000 from a police investigator. More>>

Waynesboro Police Department Short-Staffed Video included

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The Waynesboro Police Department is short 11 officers, and the staff continues to dwindle as it loses them to more competitive localities. More>>

Carolyn Bragg GOP Nominee for Augusta BOS Election Video included

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Voters from the South River District of Augusta County chose Carolyn Bragg as the GOP nominee for this fall’s Board of Supervisors election. More>>

Meth Lab, Marijuana Growing Operation Busted in Waynesboro Video included

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When police raided a meth lab in a Waynesboro neighborhood, they found marijuana growing in the backyard next door. More>>

Waynesboro Seeks Input on Federal Spending within City Video included

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The city of Waynesboro wants public input on how it should spend federal dollars over the next few years. More>>

Staunton Stabbing Victim Says He Forgives Suspect, His Friend Video included

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Alex Kolland, the 19-year-old victim of a brutal stabbing in Staunton, sat down with NBC29 to share his story. More>>

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