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  1. Transgender Student in Va. Sparks Debate Over Restroom RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NBC Washington

    Which restroom should a transgender student be able to use? The question has generated controversy in rural Stafford County, Virginia, where the school board has now voted to prohibit a transgender elementary student from using the restroom associated with their self-identified gender. The child at the center of the issue -- a student at Hartwood Elementary School -- was initially allowed to use the restroom of the gender that the student identifies with.

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  2. U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect in Saturday Shootout Near DumfriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Patch.com

    A suspect involved in a shootout Saturday between two speeding cars near Dumfries was arrested Monday by U.S. marshals in a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Members of the U.S. Marshals' Fugitive Task Force apprehended Deante Maurice Gaines, 19, of the 500 block of Widewater Road in Stafford County, according to the Prince William County police. The task force located and arrested Gaines without incident at a residence in the 4600 block of Benning Road in Washington.

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    Tuesday Mar 24 | Switched

    ... 29 , according to WTVR. Mesa admitted to having sex with several students at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County last year, police said. In a confession obtained by Stafford Sheriff's deputies, Mesa said she had sex with the boys, one of ...

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  4. Police: Increased Work Zone Patrols Begin MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Patch.com

    ... Week. This year's theme, provided by the Federal Highway Administration, is "Expect the Unexpected." The Stafford County Sheriff's Office has announced that it will have additional units patrolling the multiple active work zones that affect everyone ...

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  5. VDOT says this bridge over I-95 in Stafford County is still safe to useRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Potomac Local

    Traveling on Interstate 95 in Stafford County, it's easy to spot the deficiencies on the bridge that carries traffic on American Legion Road. Reinforced steel bars or rebar, is exposed on two one of the concrete pylons that support the two-lane bridge.

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  6. Fredericksburg Man Arrested in Homicide Early FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Patch.com

    Fredericsburg police arrested a local man early Friday on a charge of first-degree homicide following the stabbing death of another man in his apartment complex. Chance Robby Sumter , 22, of Fredericksburg is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford County, police said.

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  7. Man Sentenced For Exposing Himself in Aquia HarbourRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Potomac Local

    Raymond Roy Frye, a previously-convicted rapist, was convicted and sentenced in Stafford County General District Court on Wednesday for his most recent arrest. On Dec. 27, 2014, Frye was reportedly standing in the driveway of the house he had moved into just days earlier in Aquia Harbour wearing only a shirt - no pants or underwear - exposing himself to passersby.

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  8. Local Woman Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of HusbandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Patch.com

    A Spotsylvania woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband Monday evening, according to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. Laurence Marie-Flora Smith, 37 , is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford County.

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  9. SONIC Drive-In Breaks Ground in StaffordRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Patch.com

    SONIC Drive-in has broken ground on the construction of a new restaurant at 240 McWhirt Loop, on Route 17 in Stafford County near the GEICO complex. The location will be under construction for about two months, with plans to open in May, the company said in a press release.

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  10. Dad waits all night outside Spotsylvania shelter to adopt dog for son's 5th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | TBD.com

    ... Animal Shelter. Smaller dogs tend to be more popular, said Mike Null, animal control officer for Stafford County. Many local residents live in apartments or townhomes, where there is a weight limit for dogs, he said. "It's not uncommon for us to ...

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  11. Dad waits all night outside shelter to adopt dog for sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... Animal Shelter. Smaller dogs tend to be more popular, said Mike Null, animal control officer for Stafford County. Many local residents live in apartments or townhomes, where there is a weight limit for dogs, he said. "It's not uncommon for us to ...

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  12. VDOT announces lane closures at Falmouth intersection next week in StaffordRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | Potomac Local

    Motorists traveling through the intersection of Route 1, Route 17 Business and Route 218 in Stafford County can expect brief overnight travel delays next week due to ongoing construction work to improve the Falmouth intersection. Route 1 northbound will be reduced to a single lane at the intersection so crews can place traffic signal poles at the intersection corners.

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  13. Spotsylvania Man Arrested for Theft of GunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Patch.com

    Michael J. Foley Jr. , 23, is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford County, according to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. He was arrested by sheriff's deputies and detectives Thursday after several guns were reported stolen from a home in the 7000 block of Monument Court, in the Bloomsbury subdivision in Spotsylvania.

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  14. I-95 lane closures next week in StaffordRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | Potomac Local

    Southbound Interstate 95 traffic will be affected next week by overnight lane closures at the Route 17 overpass in Stafford County at Exit 133/Falmouth, just north of the Rappahannock River bridge. For real-time updates on lane closures and work zones, please visit VDOT's 24-hour traffic information website, www.511virginia.org .

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  15. Va. House speaker tries to fend off primary challenge with rosy messageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Washington Post

    ... hiked taxes repeatedly and spent recklessly. "Bill's political career is in jeopardy because Republicans in Stafford County and Fredericksburg are coming to understand that Bill Howell isn't who they thought." Stimpson, 43, is a former chairwoman of ...

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  16. Police: Baby Boy in 'Very Critical' Condition; Parents in JailRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Patch.com

    ... County Sheriff's Office. Both suspects are being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford County. The condition of the infant is listed as very critical, the sheriff's office said. The baby boy is being treated at the ...

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  17. Speaker Howell launches "We Know Bill" campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... or 757-446-2398. It features quotes from activists, officials and Average Joe's from the Fredericksburg and Stafford County areas talking about why they like Howell, who's taking steps to try to ensure he doesn't ending up losing in a GOP primary ...

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  18. New landfill workers would keep out Stafford trashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Potomac Local

    ... after The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) instituted a new disposal fee for Stafford County and Fredericksburg City residents who use the Stafford County Regional Landfill. Residents can purchase an annual pass that ...

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  19. U.S. Marshals, Stafford Police Nab Robbery SuspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Patch.com

    Agents from the U.S. Marshals Service and Stafford County police apprehended a Manassas man on Sunday who was wanted for an attempted robbery in January. Members of the Marshals' Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Stafford Sheriff's Office, arrested Jake Thomas Love, 21, of the 7500 block of Pine Street in Manassas, on charges of attempted malicious wounding, attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to the Prince William County police.

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  20. A Sea of Blue rally at the State CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 7 | WTVR Richmond

    ... badge. It's just not fair," said Romaine Cheney, whose sister was killed in the line of duty. "She was in Stafford county directing traffic at the scene of an accident when a motorist didn't see all of the lights on. There were several marked cars ...

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