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Friday, December 13, 2019
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A Harrisonburg woman has filed a lawsuit against two city police officers, alleging the use of excessive force during a 2018 incident that sparked a city-wide conversation about racial motivations in law enforcement.

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The trial of a Harrisonburg man accused in an August 2018 hit-and-run that seriously injured a James Madison University student ended Friday with a mistrial in circuit court  after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

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Stretching over 2,000 miles, the Appalachian Trail has enticed outdoor explorers to flock to the woods for as long as the trees have stretched their branches to the clouds. For those looking to explore the deep-rooted history and rich colors of the Valley beyond the pine greens and muddy bro…

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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The trial of a Harrisonburg man accused in an August 2018 hit-and-run that seriously injured a James Madison University student began Thursday in circuit court.

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At Thursday’s Planning Commission work session, members made the final draft over how short-term rentals and homestays should be regulated moving forward.

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BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater residents will soon be able to reach town staff anytime of the day after Town Manager Jay Litten announced that B-Connected will be available 24/7 as soon as Monday.

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On Wednesday, the Harrisonburg Electric Commission connected the home solar-energy system of Mike Tedross and Marianne Saeed to the city grid, making HEC the first municipally-owned utility in the state to have an installed capacity of solar reach 1% of annual peak load.

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The flu virus has hit Virginia early this year, with cases being categorized as widespread as of the last week in November.

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As District 1 Supervisor Pablo Cuevas took his seat on the board for the last time Wednesday, he was joined by a room full of co-workers, legislators, family and friends to recognize his 30 years of service to Rockingham County.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wire News

Friday, December 13, 2019
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Between 2006 and 2012, more than 71 million opioid pills flowed into Henrico County. For the county’s 320,000 residents, that represented about 32 pills per person per year.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Medical System paid $500,000 to buy the self-published books of Baltimore's now disgraced ex-mayor, but there's no evidence any system executives ever read them or that a process was in place to determine their fair market value, an audit rele…

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.