Fire causes extensive damage to Spotsy home
Spotsylvania Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management says crews responded Tuesday afternoon, just after 12:30, to a report of a residential structure fire in the 1800-block of Stoney Creek Drive. On arrival, units found a two-story residence with the back of the home completely involved in fire, with flames rapidly spreading...
FRA Grants $3M to Virginia for Rail Crossing Updates
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth of Virginia receives over $3 million from the FRA for rail crossing upgrades. According to a press release from the Virginia DRPT, funding from the US Department of Transportation’s Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program will provide upgrades in several counties across the Commonwealth, including Hanover, Stafford, and Spotsylvania:
Spotsylvania, June 09 High School Baseball⚾ Game Notice
There are 2 high school Baseball⚾ games in Spotsylvania. The James Wood High School baseball team will have a game with Hanover High School on June 09, 2023, 09:00:00 CST. The Tuscarora High School baseball team will have a game with Smithfield High School on June 09, 2023, 12:00:00 CST.
Home invasion reported in Spotsy
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident late Wednesday where a county man was shot twice by an unidentified assailant or assailants. Sheriff’s Major Liz Scott said the home-invasion shooting took place about 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Southgate Avenue. The 39-year-old victim and his parents say they heard loud pounding on the door before someone forced their way inside the home.
Black bear spotted in Spotsylvania County
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. - A black bear was spotted in a Spotsylvania County community Thursday evening. A FOX 5 viewer wrote us and said her husband was walking their dog when he spotted the bear. The husband grabbed the dog and ran inside their home in the Lee's Parke Subdivision.
Let the games continue: Smithfield High soccer, baseball teams to pursue state titles despite hazy skies
Turns out that the Canadian wildfires won’t interrupt Smithfield High School’s pursuit of three state championships this weekend. The Virginia High School League announced Thursday that the Class 4 state semifinals and finals – also known as the Spring Jubilee – will be played as scheduled Friday and Saturday in Spotsylvania County, near Fredericksburg. VHSL officials had said Wednesday that they were monitoring air pollution caused by wildfires in Canada and might reschedule if conditions worsened.
Search For Man Missing Since 2021 Renewed In Northern VA
The search for a 28-year-old man missing in Northern Virginia since 2021 is going strong.Manassas City police have asked the public for help locating David Stuart, who was last seen on Feb. 11, 2021, walking along I-91 in Spotsylvania County.Anyone who has information or has seen Stuart is urged to…
Virginia County Considers New Data Center Amendments
(TNS) — As data center development interest grows, Spotsylvania County officials are working on Comprehensive Plan amendments that incorporate the giant tech warehouses into its development concept. The county's Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday evening for proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan concerning data...
Driver in fatal car crash sentenced to six years
A Spotsylvania man was ordered Wednesday to serve six years in prison for running a red light last year in the county and killing a married couple. Jonathan Roger Hanson, 28, pleaded guilty in Spotsylvania Circuit Court to two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The charges stem from a Jan. 12, 2022, crash on State Route 3 that took the lives of Peggy Proffitt, 76, and Larry Proffitt, 75.
Belmont Club of Women: Scholarship winners
The Belmont Club of Women announces its 2023 scholarship winners. Each year, the club awards scholarships to area high school seniors in the counties it represents—Louisa, Spotsylvania and Orange—to help them reach their goals though higher education. The $2,000 scholarships are presented to students who have demonstrated a...
New Spotsylvania Park & Ride adds 700 commuter spaces
Commuters now have nearly 700 additional parking spaces in Spotsylvania County at a new Park and Ride that VDOT cut the ribbon on today. Located at Rt. 1 and Commonwealth Drive about 2 miles from I-95 Exit 126, the site offers 14 accessible parking spaces, 10 spaces for motorcycle parking plus a bicycle rack. A dedicated area is provided for transit arrivals and departures and carpool and vanpool pickups and drop offs.
HUD provides $46,608 to public housing authority in Virginia to address homelessness
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today the third group of communities to receive housing vouchers to address homelessness among people in unsheltered settings and rural communities. According to HUD, this funding builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to coordinated efforts to address unsheltered homelessness and homelessness in rural areas.
Police still searching for man last seen on I-95
Manassas police are searching for a man they said on Monday, June 5, 2023, was last seen walking on Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County four months ago. The department did not respond when we asked what ties the man had to Manassas. Manassas City Police: “The Manassas City Police Department...
Spotsy man arrested in connection with Woodbridge robbery
A Spotsylvania County man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery last month in Woodbridge, police said. Jovanta L. Verdun, 28, was arrested Friday and is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail pending transfer to Prince William County. According to Prince William police, the charge stems from...
700-space commuter lot opens in Spotsylvania
VDOT Fredericksburg: “A new Park & Ride commuter lot in Spotsylvania County opened today at the intersection of Route 1 and Commonwealth Drive, providing nearly 700 parking spaces for ride sharing within two miles of Interstate 95.”. “With the completion of this $16.5 million project, there are now a...
Poor air quality won't deter local sports schedule
While smoke and pollutants continue to shroud the eastern seaboard, high school sports fans can breathe easy in the sense that state championship games will still be played this weekend. The Virginia High School League announced Thursday afternoon that the Class 3 and 4 Spring Jubilees in Spotsylvania County will...
Police: Man shot during home invasion in Spotsylvania
Spotsylvania detectives are investigating an incident late Wednesday in which a county man was shot twice by an unidentified assailant or assailants. Sheriff's Maj. Liz Scott said the home-invasion shooting took place about 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Southgate Avenue. The 39-year-old victim and his parents reported hearing loud pounding on the door before someone forced their way inside.
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