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Teacher, high school student arrested in beer theft

RESTON, Va. (AP) — A teacher and student at a Fairfax County high school have been arrested after police say they teamed up to steal a case of beer. Police say that 30-year-old Fabiana Ciammaichella (see-AH’-meh-SHELL’-eh), a Spanish teacher at South Lakes High School in Reston, and an 18-year-old male sophomore at the school have both been charged with drug, alcohol and larceny offenses. According to Fairfax County Police, on Monday night Ciammaichella was caught on surveillance video distracting a cashier at a gas station in the Reston area while the student steals the case of beer. Police say...

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Police nab man accused of assaulting sleeping women in hotel

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A man accused of sneaking into hotel rooms and sexually assaulting his victims as they slept has been arrested following a sting operation in northern Virginia. Prince William County police said Monday that 31-year-old Brandon C. Murdock of Front Royal was charged with burglary and attempted aggravated sexual assault. Police believe Murdock entered rooms at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Manassas and sexually assaulted a 63-year-old woman visiting from overseas in September and two teenage girls on a school-related trip from South Korea last October. In both cases, the victims said they woke up to...

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Man ‘lucky to be alive’ after metal rod impales windshield

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man walked away unharmed after narrowly missing a nearly 50 pound metal rod that pierced through the windshield of his car. WWBT-TV reported Tuesday that John Wyatt says he’s lucky to be alive following the incident which happened while he was driving on Interstate 64. Wyatt says he saw the rod fly off a truck traveling in front of him. The rod, which was at least two feet long, slammed into Wyatt’s windshield, impaling itself through the glass, missing Wyatt by inches. Wyatt says the incident happened so quickly, he had little time...

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From Paynefield to Teec Nos Pos @ Tappahannock Art Gallery
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm
On Feb 18 Ms Linda Shields an artist-member of the Tappahannock Artists’ Guild will discuss the unlikely travels of Hambleton Noel. Mr. Noel was an early Essex County resident who travelled west to the Four-Corners area of[...]
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Vendors are still needed for the Northumberland High School Farm & Field Day on Saturday April 14th. 10×10 spaces are still available for only $10. for more information, call Lee Meadows at 804-580-5192.
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Merman the Magician
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Join Chesapeake Academy on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. as they host Merman the Magician who amazes and delights with incredible illusions and magic which includes floating an audience member in mid air! This[...]
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Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
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The Tappahannock Tides are looking for High School Seniors along with current & former college players to join the team. The season runs from June to Mid-August Players must register before April 1st. If interested,[...]
10:30 am Out of School Morning Movie @ Upper King William Branch Library
Out of School Morning Movie @ Upper King William Branch Library
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Upper King William Branch Library will hold an Out of School Morning Movie showing on Monday February 19th from 10:30am – noon. Snacks to be provided by Friends of the Upper King William Library[...]

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