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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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A Florida man accused of breaking into a Mennonite family's home in an attempt to kidnap their children pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg.

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As victims and their loved ones begin to deal with the trauma of a crime, they’re often immediately thrown into the criminal justice system as the case against the perpetrator begins the slow journey to resolution.

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A substantial bump in enrollment for James Madison University in fall 2015 means this December’s graduating class is the largest one it has ever had, said Caitlyn Read, media coordinator at JMU.

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Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is sporting purple and gold after James Madison University President Jonathan Alger announced a new partnership with the Weyers Cave airport.

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GROTTOES — For the last six years, the Blue Ridge Heritage Project has been leading the effort to honor residents who were displaced for the creation of the Shenandoah National Park with monuments across the region.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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City Council voted Tuesday to build a second high school all at once to open in August 2022, with a guaranteed maximum construction price of $87.2 million.

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Grottoes Town Council approved a resolution 4-1 Monday asking the Rockingham County School Board to delay a decision on redistricting and to consider alternatives to the issue of population growth in the Spotswood district of the county.

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The Harrisonburg Planning Commission will hear three rezoning requests and six special-use permit applications at its meeting today.

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DAYTON — Dayton Police Chief Justin Trout announced on Monday that the town’s new lieutenant is Travis “T.J.” Hooker — an officer who joined the force in June.

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After gathering information through surveys on potential changes to Purcell Park, LSG Landscape Architecture and Greenplay presented its findings to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission on Monday.

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Eastern Mennonite University’s campus is about to get a lot brighter as the university starts a new tradition for the holiday season.

Wire News

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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San Diego (AP) — A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a detention facility in San Diego.

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For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang toward an agreement.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden has joined his top Democratic presidential rivals in pledging to end for-profit migrant detention centers that existed while he was vice president. He also acknowledged through his campaign the “pain” caused by deportations carried out by the Obama administration.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen wants his three-year prison sentence reduced as a reward for providing authorities information about alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump, according to court papers filed Wednesday in which he said his incarceration is “a powerful and humbling punishment.”

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial."

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two former University of Nebraska football players accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old fellow student were set to be released from jail Wednesday after a judge allowed them to post bond, and attorneys for both men said they intend to fight the allegations.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A SWAT team in Virginia conducted an exercise Wednesday in a building where a gunman killed 12 people in a mass shooting last spring, rekindling memories and stirring anxiety among the few workers who were inside, a newspaper reported.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Fox News' Tucker Carlson aired a segment describing her congressional district as “filled with garbage,” U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the network on Wednesday for airing “unmitigated racism" with no accountability.