HARRISONBURG — Gov. Ralph Northam announced budget proposals this week that include $268.7 million in new money for education.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
PENN LAIRD — Over the 11 years that Cub Run Elementary School has been open, hundreds of students have come through and gone on to attend Spotswood High School and graduate.
Friday, December 14, 2018
HARRISONBURG — The Monday morning commute on Interstate 81 will be a little worse than usual.
he Dukes hired Curt Cignetti to be the eighth coach in program history, the school announced on Friday. A source told the Daily News-Record that Cignetti signed a six-year, $425,000 per year deal with Madison.
HARRISONBURG — Come Monday, the Westover diving pool will reopen for the winter swim season, according to a press release.
BROADWAY — J. Frank Hillyard Middle School offers students time to work on projects outside of their regular class time and schedule. It’s called genius hour.
BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater Town Council isn’t taking any chances; it’s prepared for the potential arrival of electric scooters and the headaches they entail.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
HARRISONBURG — Vic Bradshaw, a former awarding-winning reporter for the Daily News-Record and The Winchester Star, died unexpectedly this week at age 57.
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg businesses and organizations were among an untold number of recipients across the U.S. of bomb threats emailed Thursday seeking to extort money.
HARRISONBURG — The search for a Harrisonburg director of communications has begun.
HARRISONBURG — City Council postponed voting on appointments to four boards and commissions at Tuesday night’s meeting.
HARRISONBURG — It may have “mock” in the title, but the mock trial put on Wednesday by students from city middle and high schools had many elements of the real thing.
HARRISONBURG — Skyline Literacy has raised enough money to keep its doors open at least through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
HARRISONBURG — More than 20 applications have been received for the position of Harrisonburg City Public Schools superintendent with a month to go before the application period ends, said Deb Fitzgerald, School Board chairwoman.
HARRISONBURG — It would be “a nice Christmas present” if the scooters started disappearing off city sidewalks, according to Chris Jones.
HARRISONBURG — Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, formally announced Tuesday his intention to seek re-election next year for the 26th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
HARRISONBURG — A city man accused of crashing his vehicle into an apartment and assaulting its residents early Saturday morning was targeting his ex-girlfriend, according to court records.
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg police have arrested a former city firefighter, charging him with breaking into a fire station.
Monday, December 10, 2018
HARRISONBURG — At this time last year, influenza was widespread in the Valley as it was statewide.
HARRISONBURG — Pat Doorenbos is ready to see the Bird and Lime scooters disappear completely.
HARRISONBURG — Like the children’s game telephone, in which a message typically is warped as it gets passed from one person to the next, 34 visual and literary artists played their own version at Larkin Arts.
HARRISONBURG — City Council will have a full agenda at tonight’s meeting, which includes public hearings, special event application requests and candidates applying for seats on five city boards.
Sunday, December 09, 2018
HARRISONBURG — With the midterm elections in the books, the focus among local political parties has shifted to next year’s city and county races, including those for constitutional offices.
HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County General District Court building will likely see some changes in 2019 in an attempt to alleviate overcrowding.
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg police charged a city man claiming he crashed his vehicle into an apartment and assaulted its residents early Saturday morning.
HARRISONBURG — While the first major storm of the season blanketed the central Shenandoah Valley with several inches of snow, it pummeled the Southeast throughout the day Sunday.
HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond recognized 16 educators on Friday for financial and economic education, including four area teachers.
Saturday, December 08, 2018
HARRISONBURG — City police arrested a third suspect Thursday accused in an assault outside Hotel Madison last month.
HARRISONBURG — A Rockingham County judge sent a Bridgewater man to prison for having thousands of lewd photographs and videos of prepubescent girls on his computer.
BRIDGEWATER — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? While many would likely agree with that sentiment, the holidays can be a difficult time or even a stressful one, for adults and children alike.
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg city staff are scooting forward with scooter regulations.
Friday, December 07, 2018
BRIDGEWATER — No one knew John Wayland Elementary School better than Karen Hedrick. This is a fact agreed upon by everyone who knew her.
HARRISONBURG — Interstate 81 could be widened to three lanes in each direction through Harrisonburg under a state proposal seeking to identify solutions to traffic woes on the artery.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man, who is known to have an obsession with Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst, after an outburst Thursday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
HARRISONBURG — A Harrisonburg man was convicted of murder Thursday in the October 2017 shooting of 18-year-old Kamau Imani.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
HARRISONBURG — Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, announced the addition of a legislative district office in Woodstock. The office, which will serve constituents in the northern part of the 26th Senatorial District, opened Wednesday.
HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County School Board will consider an update to its therapy dog policy that would open the door for allowing students to bring therapy dogs to school, said Assistant Superintendent Doug Alderfer.
HARRISONBURG — A day after a jury heard testimony from eyewitnesses to Kamau Iman’s slaying, prosecutors on Wednesday turned to social media posts, cellphone evidence and jailhouse informants in their case against Olmedo Pena Pinedo.
HARRISONBURG — Three state lawmakers representing parts of the Shenandoah Valley discussed a wide range of issues they hope to tackle in the upcoming General Assembly session with local business leaders on Wednesday.
KEEZLETOWN — Bartholomew Johnson, who grew up on a Keelzetown farm, wants to help preserve the scenic beauty of his hometown. To protect it from development, he donated a chunk of his farmland as an open-space conservation easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
HARRISONBURG — For the past few months Myron Blosser and his STEM Academy students at Harrisonburg High School have been asking for deer hearts and lungs to test for lead fragments.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
HARRISONBURG — Alberto Pinedo Lafferty Jr. was angry a 17-year-old girl stole $5,600 from him minutes after they had sex, Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst told jurors Tuesday during opening arguments of his cousin's murder trial.
HARRISONBURG — Another Democrat is throwing her hat into the ring in next year’s election to challenge incumbent Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway.
HARRISONBURG — A group of more than 20 stakeholders in the discussion of parole and parole reform met at James Madison University’s Festival and Conference Center on Tuesday, including Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran and Virginia Parole Board Chair Adrianne Bennett.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
DENVER (AP) — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group's establishment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a detained activist who died last week was a member of terrorist group planning attacks.
VELISTSIKHE, Georgia (AP) — The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who had congregated around the European Union's headquarters in Brussels after marching against a new United Nations migration pact.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's up to President Donald Trump whether the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday over his border wall.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president says the decision to transform the country's security force into an army is "irreversible" but assures neighboring Serbia it doesn't have to worry about ethnic Serbs living in Kosovo.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the…
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country's police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia.
BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in a series of attacks along the border where Turkey has troops.
MOSCOW (AP) — A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who says the nation's capital must only be known as a political town?
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The small bakery sits tucked just off Granby Street, bars covering its windows. It looks as if it could be closed at first glance as cars zip by only a few feet from its door and a few occasional pedestrians pass its doors.
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Austin Beaty said eight seconds seems a lot longer when you are sitting on top of a 1,600-pound bull that has only one thing on its mind — throwing you off its back.
BOSTON (AP) — A once-run-down historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled after she was spared the noose is on the market after an extensive renovation project.
LONDON (AP) — A zoo in northwest England says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Prime Minister Tony Blair have exchanged sniping attacks as Britain's divorce from the European Union keeps getting uglier.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In his first liturgy as head of the newly christened Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius called for Ukrainians to unite under the new church and pray for peace in Ukraine.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official.
BERLIN (AP) — Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction.
PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters are occupying dozens of traffic roundabouts in France, even as their movement for economic justice appears to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country's medical emergency service crashed.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expressing hope that the new U.N. global pact on safe, orderly migration spurs solidarity toward migrants.
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015 Paris climate accord into action.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants.
BEIJING (AP) — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai have voted for a new governor after previous election was tainted by fraud.
PARIS (AP) — A memorial is being held at a square in the eastern French city of Strasbourg to remember the four people who were shot dead and the dozen who were wounded by a gunman several days ago.
BERLIN (AP) — Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say a bus has skidded off the road and overturned amid wintry weather, killing three people and injuring 32 others.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasse.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule has shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Virginia Tech handled some late pressure to earn a big victory Saturday night.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow scored 29 points with seven assists and Hampton defeated Division-II St. Leo 72-60 on Saturday night.
PARIS (AP) — The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week's deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador detailed plans Saturday to "rescue" the national oil industry by boosting crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Riller and Jarrell Brantley combined to score 56 points and Brantley added a career-high 17 rebounds to power the Cougars to an 83-79 victory over VCU on Saturday.