HARRISONBURG — City police will unveil a new crime-fighting strategy this week aimed at reducing crime in the Port Republic Road area.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
HARRISONBURG — A Boston company plans to move its local software-development operations from the outskirts of Harrisonburg to downtown to make room for growth and hopefully attract more employees.
HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County will take up a contentious proposal for a cell tower near McGaheysville this week.
HARRISONBURG — The crowd at the presidential debate at Hofstra University agreed to hold their applause, but there was no such restriction on Republicans and Democrats who gathered for watch-parties in the city Monday night.
ELKTON — Rockingham County Superintendent Carol Fenn received a standing ovation after announcing her plans to retire during Monday night’s School Board meeting.
Monday, September 26, 2016
HARRISONBURG — Five members of the Kiwanis Club of Harrisonburg are receiving the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Award at noon today.
HARRISONBURG — Crews will close lanes on Reservoir Street on Wednesday night to install traffic signal pole masts.
LURAY — Despite the school day not ending until 3:15 p.m., 30 cars lined up outside Luray Elementary by 2:30 p.m. on a recent day, with more coming.
HARRISONBURG — Each morning, Janelly Lopez and Anna Kocka, like most of Waterman Elementary School’s 25 kindergarten- through fourth-grade teachers, arrive bright and early and prepare for their students to arrive.
HARRISONBURG — Security will be tight at Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s polling places Nov. 8 for this year’s contentious presidential election. But it also will be stealthy, police and voting officials said Monday.
HARRISONBURG — About three months ago, Harrisonburg Police Department’s Lt. Chris Rush headed to Quantico to participate in the FBI National Academy — an elite training program only 1 percent of police officers are invited to attend.
HARRISONBURG — Many people would call Sue and George Wooten headhunters for the hospitality industry.
HARRISONBURG — Another proposed student housing complex could be coming to Rockingham County.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
HARRISONBURG — The best way for the city to avoid the risk of running out of fresh drinking water in the future would be to spend $21.5 million to $27.5 million to complete a 17-year-old project to tap the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.
HARRISONBURG — Police are searching for a suspect after an early Sunday morning stabbing in Harrisonburg.
Monday, September 26, 2016
New Market is launching a 5K during Veterans Day weekend to raise money for new fitness equipment in the town park.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
HARRISONBURG — Bob Goodlatte pulls no punches discussing John Koskinen.
HARRISONBURG — If you want to get a taste of a culture, you sample its cuisine.
HARRISONBURG — John Whitbeck embraces Democrat Hillary Clinton’s recent description of Republican Donald Trump’s supporters.
Friday, September 23, 2016
HARRISONBURG — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday filed by a former James Madison University student who accused the school of mishandling her sexual assault complaint.
HARRISONBURG — It was one of those autumn days in the Valley where the sky is so blue it just aches, and Chad Layman could identify with that.
HARRISONBURG — Michael Stoltzfus said it took 23 years for Dynamic Aviation to reach 75 full-time employees.
HARRISONBURG — In March 1982, when an addition to James Madison University’s Carrier Library opened, the original entrance on the building’s west side was closed.
BROADWAY — First-grader Noah Kinman doesn’t normally get a chance to walk to school.
HARRISONBURG — A Valley agritourism initiative is seeking to capitalize on the booming bicycling industry.
HARRISONBURG — An internal memo sent last week from the Virginia State Police superintendent to his employees indicates a serious manpower shortage and drastic decline in job applications.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
HARRISONBURG — George Hirschmann has clarified questionable comments he made at a City Council candidates forum earlier this week.
HARRISONBURG — After spending the summer planning a class, many teachers wouldn’t be happy to hear that they needed to revamp their curriculum.
A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted a Roanoke man last week on a charge of soliciting a minor stemming from his arrest in July.
SHENANDOAH — Still reeling from last year’s loss of McDonald’s, another major business is eyeing an exit from town.
BRIDGEWATER — A few caterpillars and monarch butterflies are making North River Library their temporary home this fall.
WOODSTOCK — A Shenandoah County man accused of shooting another man made his first court appearance in Shenandoah County General District Court last week.
BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater will host a “Tournament Of Champions” for participants in four categories on Oct. 13-15.
HARRISONBURG — Shenandoah National Park and the Barlow family of Stanley will host the 83rd annual Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Reunion this weekend.
HARRISONBURG — Commonwealth voters can start casting absentee ballots in the 2016 presidential election at 8 a.m. today in person and through the mail, just as polls nationally and in the critical state of Virginia are tightening.
HARRISONBURG — A Quicksburg man is accused of pointing a BB gun at a school bus.
HARRISONBURG — A long-discussed park in downtown Harrisonburg is one step closer to reality.
HARRISONBURG — The question came from the back of the room: “What if Hillary dies?”
HARRISONBURG — With Harrisonburg’s sixth elementary school slated to open next fall, officials are looking ahead to potential issues that could arise — traffic being one of them.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
WEYERS CAVE — When Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, the U.S. Supreme Court lost one of its most powerful conservative voices and a pretty reliable pro-business vote, Erin Ashwell said Wednesday afternoon.
HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg area received $280,000 to boost its response to regional emergencies.
HARRISONBURG — Two Valley initiatives to increase tourism in the region have received a financial boost from the state.
WEYERS CAVE — A local farmer buys large numbers of beef cattle from across the state for a Canadian farm and ships them north of the border.
HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Community College could be ending its five-year major gifts campaign three years early.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
HARRISONBURG — A Monday house fire in Rawley Springs has been ruled accidental.
MOUNT JACKSON — A 27-year-old Bowman Andros Products employee received local and federal recognition Tuesday for being the region’s first graduate of the American Apprenticeship Initiative.
HARRISONBURG — A Rockingham County grand jury indicted a Harrisonburg man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.
HARRISONBURG — Twenty years is long enough for cooling units at six Rockingham County schools.
HARRISONBURG — Heavy black smoke from a recreational vehicle fire filled the Rockingham County skyline northwest of Harrisonburg on Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The failed attempt by the U.S. and Russia to revive a cease-fire in Syria stole the spotlight at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders but every other global hotspot had its moment.
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — After a half-century of combat that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump:
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brothers and fellow filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns have received an honorary prize from the New-York Historical Society.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A report on New York City Airbnb rentals has found cases of air mattresses in kitchens, bunk beds in a dining area and listings for up to 32 people, showing the need for tighter rules on the popular online home rental service, according to the two state lawmakers who issu…
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says the economies of developing countries in Asia are holding up despite stubborn global headwinds, and that earlier forecasts that the countries as a group will grow 5.7 percent in 2016 and 2017 remain unchanged. The group grew 5.9 perc…
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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends of the victims' teenage daughter. And according to friends and their social media pages, all five attended "furry" events where participants dress up in colorful animal costumes.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply concerned" about escalating political tensions in Venezuela as he holds his first official meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four-time Iditarod champion and cancer survivor Lance Mackey has dropped out of next year's nearly 1,000-mile race for health reasons, organizers said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are separating after 11 years together.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge says two former sailors convicted of a 1997 rape and murder are innocent.
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord to end half-century conflict.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's hard to imagine a more prime location for an out-of-town Ryder Cup spectator to spend the night than Jason Wendlandt's two-bedroom home.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey dropping out of the 2017 race (all times local):
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a high-flying Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants over the last five years.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislator and civil rights attorney who has represented a group of black families in a long-running school desegregation lawsuit was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing governmental operations after filming a traffic stop.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, North Dakota (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is committed to correcting what he calls decades of shortchanging its nuclear forces.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Now that Bronco Mendenhall has his first victory as Virginia's coach, the Cavaliers want to end a 17-game road losing streak that stretches to November 2012.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia police have charged a man with stealing a car, abducting a woman and intentionally crashing into a police vehicle in Wyth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch potatoes.
MIAMI (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine whether Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was at the wheel of his sportfishing boat when it slammed into a jetty in the early-morning darkness, killing him and two others on board.
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police are warning residents not to give any money to individuals claiming to be representatives from the DC Fraternal Order of Police because they are scam artists.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday.
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city's most enduring tourist attractions.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police fatally shot a suspected drug trafficker Monday who had stunned Rio de Janeiro by pulling off a violent escape from a hospital three months ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. has made significant progress improving conditions for Native Americans but has more work to do.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday released his informal documentation on drug arrests and they don't back up his claim that out-of-state blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of Maine's trafficking arrests for heroin and similar drugs.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Monday he will argue that his client has been the victim of torture.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Marshals are looking for a woman they believe married a man charged with the murder.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army says it has fired the commander of Fort Riley and is continuing an investigation opened last week at the Kansas base. No details have been provided.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition vowed Monday to press forward with its bid to recall President Nicolas Maduro this year and promised street demonstrations should the government continue to stymie the vote.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slumping Monday and banks are taking the biggest losses. Shares of Deutsche Bank hit an all-time low and interest rates are moving lower. Pfizer is pulling drugmakers down after it announced it won't break up into two companies.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church on Monday harshly criticized what it called a campaign to smear three priests murdered in less than a week by suggesting the victims had been involved in questionable behavior.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman is reducing the salaries and benefits of senior officials and the Cabinet cut bonuses for public employees on Monday, as lower oil prices continue to pinch the kingdom's economy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted possible water plumes spewing from one of Jupiter's icy moons.
NEW YORK (AP) — Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act?
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week made way for young talent on the last day of preview shows for next spring and summer Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's top naval officer said Monday he is open to resuming engagement with China's navy despite strong concerns about Chinese activities near disputed islands in the East China Sea.