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13 years in prison for killing seven year old

A Harrisonburg man will spend 13 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a seven-year-old boy nearly a year ago. According to online records, Tony Nolasco was actually sentenced to 20 years in prison during a hearing Friday in Rockingham County Circuit Court. However, seven of those years were suspended.
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Twenty-six Virginia health centers to receive $1.7 million in federal funding

The American Rescue Plan will provide $1,768,500 in federal funding for health centers across Virginia. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday that the funding will enable health centers to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting, as well as support data modernization efforts to better identify and respond to patient and community needs through improved data quality.

Bridgewater Town Council approves pharmacy and townhome projects

BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) - Bridgewater’s Town Council had the chance to hear from residents Tuesday night. The council held two public hearings before beginning its regularly scheduled meeting. The public hearings were for the sale of land that would turn a portion of the former Sergio’s pizza property into a Rite Aid.

Coronavirus cases remain high

While new cases of coronavirus continues to be high in Virginia, hospitalizations and deaths due to the virus are dropping. In fact, the WSVA listening area has seen just one COVID-related death in the last 10 days. That was in the city of Harrisonburg. COVID patients being treated in hospitals...

VDH warns of algal mats on the Shenandoah River

STRASBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The Virginia Department of Health is asking water recreators in Shenandoah County to be on alert for potentially toxic algal mats along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in the Strasburg area. VDH sent out the alert at the end of last week for an...

Applied Public History and Archaeology

Grace Gordon is from Alexandria, Virginia, a city brimming with historic sites and museums on the Potomac River waterfront. Still, she largely took the city’s history for granted until enrolling in a World History course taught by Maritza Mullervy at Bishop Ireton High School. Mullervy’s class changed Gordon’s perspective on history: transforming it from a litany of names and dates into a fascinating story of human development and the movement of cultures. “Choosing not to learn and understand the history that came before us is like opening a book in the middle. You can’t just read from there and expect to make sense of it. You need to know what happened before in order to make sense of the world that exists now.”

Former residents of The Hills apartments share mold horror stories

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Some JMU students and their parents have expressed concern over the conditions at The Hills at Southview apartment complex. One student and her family are trying to raise awareness after they said she became ill from mold in her apartment. “I was constantly having colds and...

JMU quarterback battle continues as fall season approaches

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - On Tuesday, the Dukes took the field for official practice as they prepare to make their Sun Belt debut this fall. The three-way competition for the quarterback position continues as the Dukes look to fill the void left by veteran James Madison alum Cole Johnson, who finished his JMU campaign second in career passing touchdowns.

Arsenal Blue win summer baseball tourney

The Arlington Travel Baseball 12-under Arsenal Blue won the Shenandoah Valley Athletics Summer baseball tournament in Harrisonburg. For the spring/summer season, the Arsenal Blue had a 24-4-1 overall record, ending on a 14-game winning streak. In Shenandoah, the Arsenal finished 2-0 in pool play by defeating the Augusta Rampage and...