Bridgewater, VA

One killed, three with serious injuries in Verona crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Thursday evening in Augusta County. Spokesperson Shelby Crouch reports the single-vehicle crash happened just after 7:30 on Limestone Road about a mile and a half north of Quicks Mill Road near Verona. The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Wallace Blackwell...
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Annual Tomatofest returns to Downtown Harrisonburg

Tomatoes are in season and what better way to enjoy fresh local produce than at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market’s annual Tomatofest on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Turner Pavilion in Downtown Harrisonburg. Live music, raffles, demos and more are planned for this year’s...

Deerfield man cuts deal on felony charges

It appears that an Augusta County man will spend two years and eight months in jail for leading authorities on a chase. According to online records, Robert Paul Haines of Deerfield cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to two of the five original felony charges stemming from an incident on December 27th of 2020.

Broadway hosts Junior League Baseball Southeast Regional

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - This week, Broadway is hosting young baseball players for the Junior League Southeast Regional, where eight teams are competing for a spot in the World Series in Taylor, Michigan. The tournament is played as a double elimination draw that culminates in the final game on Tuesday....

Illuminating Styles in Crimora holds back to school event

CRIMORA, Va. (WHSV) - Sunday was Illuminating Styles back to school event. The salon and barber academy in Crimora has been holding this event for years. Kids in kindergarten through 12th grade can get free haircuts and school supplies all while enjoying activities and refreshments. While kids waited for a...

17-year-old charged with ‘Driving Under the Influence’ in fatal Rockingham County two-vehicle collision – speed also cited as factor in ongoing investigation

According to Virginia State Police (VSP) a 17-year-old driver has been charged with “Driving Under the Influence” in the death of a 71-year-old driver in a mid-evening two-vehicle collision Wednesday, August 3, in Rockingham County. According to the VSP press release on the accident the northbound 2008 BMW driven by the unidentified 17-year-old minor male was “traveling at a high rate of speed” when it and a 1997 Mercury Villager attempting to make a left turn onto Route 42 after stopping at a westbound stop sign on Route 765, collided. There was one passenger in each vehicle, another 17-year-old male in the BMW, and a 78-year-old female in the Mercury. The investigation into the accident continues.

Man dead, 3 children seriously hurt, in Augusta County crash

VERONA (WINA) – A Mount Sidney man is dead and 3 children seriously hurt in a Thursday night crash in Augusta County near Verona. State Police say 36-year old Wallace Blackwell was driving a Honda Civic north on Limestone Road around 7:30pm when it ran off the right side of the road a-mile-and-a-half north of Quicks Mill Road, overcorrected, than ran off the left side into a tree. Blackwell was wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

Win tickets to see Dustin Lynch and Drew Parker

This week, listen to Fact or Fake! We’re giving away tickets to see Dustin Lynch and Drew Parker at the Rockingham County Fair on Wednesday, August 17!. – Listen weekdays to the Real County Morning Show at or around 8:10am to the Fact or Fake Trivia Quiz. Chappy & Ivy Lee will ask a Fact or Fake trivia question. The first caller at 540-434-1128 with the correct answer will win a pair of tickets to see Dustin Lynch and Drew Parker at the Rockingham County Fair on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Former NBA player releases autobiography

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Former Michigan basketball standout and Detroit Pistons guard Wayman Britt has released a book detailing his journey on and off the court. In 1972, Britt was a Class A All-State basketball player at Northern High School in Flint, Michigan. He went on to play at the University of Michigan, where he switched positions from guard to power forward. At 6′2, Britt consistently faced taller opponents on the national stage. However, he had a noteworthy college career, helping lead the Wolverines to the 1976 NCAA Championship finals.
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Staunton District Traffic Alert: Week of Aug. 8-12

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren. Scheduled work...