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Campus evacuated in Fishersville after suspicious backpack reported to police

The Murphy Deming Health Sciences complex in Fishersville was evacuated Tuesday after a backpack with exposed wires was found inside a classroom on campus. A 911 call was placed shortly before noon to report the finding, prompting a response that included the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Woodrow Wilson Police and the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office.
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Two men struck by lightning in Mt. Solon Sunday

MT. SOLON, Va. (WHSV) - Deputy Chief Bryan Mace of Augusta County Fire and Rescue confirmed two men were struck by lightning at the Stokesville Campground at 464 Stokesville Rd, Mt. Solon over the weekend. The call came in Sunday, June 26, at 1:45 p.m. One man refused transport and...
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Ashton Colson, Jr. of New Hope, June 28

Ashton “Skeeter” Colson, Jr., age 66, of New Hope, NC died on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Currituck Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barco, NC. Born in Pasquotank County, NC on January 13, 1956 to the late Ashton Colson, Sr. and Grace Etta Leonard Colson, Skeeter was a carpenter by trade and worked in construction.
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Augusta County nonprofit receives $250,000 in state funding

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) - A nonprofit in Augusta County scored some major funding on Tuesday to go toward its educational programs. RISE is a nonprofit focused on supporting African American communities in the Valley and on Tuesday it received $250,000 in state funding. “Anytime I can see programs where it...
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Chances to watch Celebrate US! Cville fireworks on TV

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- People who want to watch the July Fourth fireworks but who might be able to go out to do so might be able to watch them on television instead. CBS19 will be broadcasting the Celebrate US! Charlottesville fireworks show from Carter Mountain on Independence...
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Crews respond to electrical fire at Bonnycastle House

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- University of Virginia officials reported an electrical fire at Bonnycastle House on Tuesday night. The fire was first reported around 9 p.m., and then an update saying the fire was out was sent about 10 minutes later. Police officers and fire crews remained on the...
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Roe v. Wade walkout in Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was announced Friday, people across the country have been making their voices heard at rallies and protests. People participated in a walkout Monday morning from Harrisonburg City Hall to the steps of Court Square. “We...
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ACSO investigates report of suspicious item at Murphy Deming campus

FISHERSVILLE, Va. (WHSV) - On June 28, 2022 just before noon, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious item inside of the building at Murphy Deming Health Sciences complex, located on Baldwin Boulevard in Fishersville. An unknown male called 911 and stated he found...
FISHERSVILLE, VA
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Albemarle hosts first youth football camp

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- With dozens of kids scattered across the field at Albemarle High School, Patriots junior running back Noah Grevious was reminded of the camps he and his brother went to as kids. "When we were younger we had summer camps like this to go to and...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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AHIP, Tiger Fuel volunteers to help Crozet couple be safe at home

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Volunteers will be at the home of a Crozet couple of Wednesday to help keep their home safe. Tiger Fuel and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program teams will be helping to rebuild the deck, stairs and landing for an older couple who have been living in their home since the mid-90s.
CROZET, VA
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Roe v. Wade reversal benefits Democrats in November, analysts say

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The overturning of Roe v. Wade may create a big impact on the elections in November. Analysists had been predicting a tough road for Democrats due to inflation and other economic factors. Now, the ruling from the Supreme Court’s six conservation justices may have given Democrats a fighting chance.
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AARP warning people about car rental scam

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - AARP is warning people to watch out for car rental scams. Scammers are posing as rental companies and posting low prices online to lure victims. Victim Support Director Amy Nofziger says some people have already been scammed out of thousands of dollars. “With the supply chain...
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Prosecutors don’t expect big impact from Virginia’s new marijuana crimes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Two new criminal charges for marijuana possession are now on the books in Virginia. Being caught in public with 4 ounces of marijuana will now result in a class 3 misdemeanor charge and up to a $500 fine. Subsequent offenses would be punishable with six months in jail and up to $1,000 fine. Previously, there was only $25 civil penalty for being caught with less than a pound of marijuana.
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JMU baseball assistant coach hired as Radford head coach

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - After seven seasons with the Dukes, James Madison assistant baseball coach Alex Guerra will be the new head coach at Radford. This past season, he helped the Dukes to a 27-26 overall record. Seven Dukes earned all-conference honors and JMU captured the most conference wins since 2016. The team posted a .971 fielding percentage, the second-highest in program history.
RADFORD, VA
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New Market shuts out Tom Sox in doubleheader

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The Tom Sox could not put a run on the board over the course of 14 innings as the New Market Rebels sweep the doubleheader with back-to-back 3-0 wins. Charlottesville has now lost four-straight games and sit at .500 on the season, third in the...
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RWSA picks a path for the Central Water Line Project

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is working to provide a consistent and reliable water source to the Charlottesville area. RWSA is in the next steps of choosing a path for its Central Water Line Project. In a vote on Tuesday, April 28 RWSA chose the...
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