Augusta

Augusta County- Death By Crossbow

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) –

A Fishersville man is accused of using a crossbow to kill a Staunton man.

Authorities have charged 26-year-old Jeffrey A. Craun Jr. with murder in connection to the death of 26-year-old Zachary A. Porter.

Deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office found Porter’s body face-down in the driveway of a home on Jericho Road just before 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29.

Investigators say Porter died from injuries caused by a crossbow. They have not released a motive.

Craun is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

Anyone with information about this homicide is requested to contact Inv. Patrick B. Fuchs at (540) 245-5333 EXT 380, or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 322-2017.

Media Release from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office:

On May 29, 2016 at 0952 HRS, Patrol Deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 25 Jericho Road in Fishersville, Virginia, for an unknown situation. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the body of an unidentified male lying face down in the driveway of that residence.

The victim was identified as Zachary A. Porter, a 26 year old male of Staunton, VA.

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division from the Sheriff’s Office responded and investigated the situation and processed the scene.

Through investigative processes, it was determined that Zachary A. Porter had been the victim of a homicide and the weapon used was a crossbow. Subsequently, investigators identified the suspect as 26 year old, Jeffrey A. Craun, Jr., of Fishersville, VA and arrested him for the murder of Zachary A. Porter.

Anyone with information about this homicide is requested to contact Inv. Patrick B. Fuchs at (540) 245-5333 EXT 380, or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 322-2017.

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Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder Participant Killed in Sunday Crash

A biker who had participated in the Rolling Thunder ride earlier in the day suffered fatal injuries in a Sunday afternoon crash on Interstate 66 in Arlington.

State police Trooper M.D. Hart was called to the crash in the westbound lanes at the 74 mile marker at 4:13 p.m.

A group of motorcycles was traveling on I-66 when they came upon stopped traffic approaching the Rosslyn Tunnel.

“One of the motorcycles was unable to brake in time and lost control,” state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. “The motorcycle crashed and its rider, who was wearing a helmet, fell from the bike.”

The biker, Craig A. Vanbrunt, 66, of Pendleton, Ind, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he died later Sunday evening.

Geller said rider had been part of a group participating in Rolling Thunder earlier in the day and they were heading out when the crash occurred.

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Prince William

Man Shot to Death Outside of Woodbridge Hookah Bar

Woodbridge, VA-

A 23-year-old man was shot to death early Monday on Golansky Boulevard in Woodbridge.

Police were called to the strip shopping center at the corner of Smoketown Road at 2:20 a.m. for a report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Babylon hookah bar, Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus said.

They arrived to find that friends had taken the victim, Maryland resident Johnnie Pablito Kamara, to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Golansky Boulevard was closed at Smoketown Road this morning for the investigation. Police did not report any arrests.

The case is Prince William County’s 10th homicide of 2016.

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Swimming

17 Virginia Swimming Holes That Will Make For an Epic Summer

When you’ve had enough of swimming pools, water parks and the beach…when you just want something simple, relaxing and refreshing…what you need is a good ol’ fashioned swimming hole. Pardon me, that’s “swimmin’ hole.” These are the places that you go to cool down after a hike, to dip your feet on a hot day or just to be where, maybe, no one else will be. Virginia has dozens, and I mean DOZENS, of these places. Here are 16 of our favorites…

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marines

Marines Guide “Little Buddies” Through Grief

Marines are known for their involvement in their local communities and recently, four active duty Marine Corps Base Quantico Marines volunteered to participate in Camp Rainbow.

Camp Rainbow is a grief camp designed for children ages 6 to 14, where they can spend the weekend working through the loss of a loved one, such as a parent, grandparent, sibling or someone else that they were close to. They do this by sharing their experiences, participating in fun activities and getting help from their assigned big buddies.

Each child is paired with a big buddy, a trained adult, who they can confide in and with whom they can enjoy the camp’s many activities. Quantico Marines participating as big buddies in this year’s camp included Lance Cpl. Bobby Magruder, HMX, whose little buddy was John Clark, age 9; Lance Cpl. Jordan Spears, HMX, little buddy Robert Frederico, age 11; Capt. Andrew Bolla, Wounded Warriors Regiment, little buddy David Wallace, age 11 ; and Sgt. Karla Ibarra, HQMC/ARI, little buddy Paige, age 9.

Although all the Marine volunteers had different reasons for volunteering (some like kids, others wanted to help their community) Ibarra’s personal experience inspired her to volunteer.

“I lost my dad at a young age, and if there is something I can say or do to make it better for someone else, I want to do that,” said Ibarra.

Spears said it didn’t take long for the big buddies and little buddies to get comfortable with each other. “We learned a lot about each other,” he said. “I saw the shyness in all of the little buddies in the green group turn into confidence. During the group activities they all wanted to share their experiences (about their loved ones) and they were excited to share.”

In addition to talking to their big buddies, the campers participate in activities that are meant to be fun and help them work through their grief. For example, the yarn toss is a game in which a little buddy or big buddy holds one end of a ball of rainbow-colored yarn and throws it to another person in a circle. That person catches it and says who passed away and how they died. The activity finishes when everyone has been tossed the yarn and talked about their loved one. The result is a beautiful, spider-web made out of rainbow-colored yarn, which is used to discuss grief. For example, Belinda Tierney, bereavement counselor and social worker for the Mary Washington Hospice, equated the many colors of the yarn to all the feelings one experiences when encountering grief. She also said the tangled yarn looks a little bit like chaos, which grief can feel like.

Marines are known for their involvement in their local communities and recently, four active duty Marine Corps Base Quantico Marines volunteered to participate in Camp Rainbow.

Camp Rainbow is a grief camp designed for children ages 6 to 14, where they can spend the weekend working through the loss of a loved one, such as a parent, grandparent, sibling or someone else that they were close to. They do this by sharing their experiences, participating in fun activities and getting help from their assigned big buddies.

Each child is paired with a big buddy, a trained adult, who they can confide in and with whom they can enjoy the camp’s many activities. Quantico Marines participating as big buddies in this year’s camp included Lance Cpl. Bobby Magruder, HMX, whose little buddy was John Clark, age 9; Lance Cpl. Jordan Spears, HMX, little buddy Robert Frederico, age 11; Capt. Andrew Bolla, Wounded Warriors Regiment, little buddy David Wallace, age 11 ; and Sgt. Karla Ibarra, HQMC/ARI, little buddy Paige, age 9.

Although all the Marine volunteers had different reasons for volunteering (some like kids, others wanted to help their community) Ibarra’s personal experience inspired her to volunteer.

“I lost my dad at a young age, and if there is something I can say or do to make it better for someone else, I want to do that,” said Ibarra.

Spears said it didn’t take long for the big buddies and little buddies to get comfortable with each other. “We learned a lot about each other,” he said. “I saw the shyness in all of the little buddies in the green group turn into confidence. During the group activities they all wanted to share their experiences (about their loved ones) and they were excited to share.”

In addition to talking to their big buddies, the campers participate in activities that are meant to be fun and help them work through their grief. For example, the yarn toss is a game in which a little buddy or big buddy holds one end of a ball of rainbow-colored yarn and throws it to another person in a circle. That person catches it and says who passed away and how they died. The activity finishes when everyone has been tossed the yarn and talked about their loved one. The result is a beautiful, spider-web made out of rainbow-colored yarn, which is used to discuss grief. For example, Belinda Tierney, bereavement counselor and social worker for the Mary Washington Hospice, equated the many colors of the yarn to all the feelings one experiences when encountering grief. She also said the tangled yarn looks a little bit like chaos, which grief can feel like.

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DMV

Water Parks in th DMV to Check Out this Weekend

Most water parks and pools across Northern Virginia open for the season Saturday, May 28.

Washington FAMILY Magazine has compiled a big list of local and not-too-far-away water parks in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Virginia

Atlantis Waterpark

Bull Run Regional Park

http://www.atlantisbullrun.com

703-631-0552

7700 Bull Run Drive

Centreville, VA

Discover all the fun of the fabled lost continent at Atlantis Waterpark, Centreville’s biggest and best waterpark! Loaded with fun features for your campers and kids, Atlantis includes a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket, water slides, waterfalls and squirters! Visitors will find themselves amidst mermaids, dolphins, Greek architecture and images of the deep! And keep your eyes peeled for the mighty Neptune himself!

Cub Run RECenter Aquatics

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/cubrun/

703-817-9407

4630 Stonecroft Blvd.

Chantilly, VA

Cub Run RECenter is a 65,000 square foot facility that includes a 4,860 square foot leisure entertainment pool featuring two water slides and a water playground, a 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool, a 9,600 square foot fitness center and two multipurpose rooms – one a 3,000 square foot room that can be divided in half, the other a 1,700 square foot room, and a 270 square foot party room.

Great Waves Water Park

Cameron Run Regional Park

http://www.greatwaveswaterpark.com

703-960-0767

4001 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA

Great Waves offers some of the most unique and fun water attractions in Northern Virginia! Whether you’re zipping down the speed slides, shooting through the tube slides or body surfing in the massive wave pool, you’ll enjoy hours of water fun the whole family can enjoy! And we certainly didn’t forget the little ones – our Kids Zone is a great place for you and the kids to cool off while having a great time – whether it be speeding down the rock slide at the Lagoon, or relaxing in the waterfalls at Minnow Bay. And don’t forget about the giant splash pad!

Pirate’s Cove Waterpark

Pohick Bay Regional Park

http://www.piratescovepohick.com

703-339-6102

6501 Pohick Bay Drive

Lorton, VA

Make a splash this summer at Pirate’s Cove Waterpark, the largest pirate themed waterpark in Lorton! Loaded with fun features for everyone, Pirate’s Cove visitors will enjoy a large Pirate themed play structure complete with a 300-gallon dumping bucket! Pirate’s Cove boasts a variety of fun features for kids of all ages. Kid friendly waterslides, water spraying palm trees, a large pool for splashing around and swimming and a spacious tot pool with a clam shell slide will entertain the entire family!

Splash Down

http://splashdownwaterpark.com

703-792-8200

7500 Ben Lomond Park Dr.

Manassas, VA

SplashDown is 13 acres of Fun in the Sun. Experience the thrills of our Pipeline Tower with two 4-story waterslides! Shoot through two Cannon Ball Slides and whirl through the Tropical Twister!  Test your skills on the Lilly Pad and the Log Walk.  Children will delight at the never-ending bubblers and spray fountains in Sandcastle Kids Kove, along with the interactive slides and their own play area!

Waterworks Water Park

http://www.waterworkswaterpark.com

(703) 680-7137

5301 Dale Blvd.

Dale City, VA

WaterWorks is located in Andrew Leitch Park in Dale City, VA. and boasts several slides, water obstacles, wading pools, shaded shore lounge cabana areas and a full-service snack bar. Leitch Park also offers local wooded trails, ball park, basketball courts & an outdoor pavilion.

Volcano Island Waterpark

http://www.volcanoislandwaterpark.com

703-430-7683

47001 Fairway Drive

Sterling, VA

Get lost in a tropical paradise at Volcano Island Waterpark, Sterling’s favorite place cool off and have fun! Located within Algonkian Regional Park, Volcano Island is loaded with fun features for adults and kids. Volcano Island includes a 500-gallon dumping bucket, water slides, waterfalls and squirters! Visitors will find themselves amidst tropical foliage and grass hats, at the feet of the mighty waterpark volcano!

Water Country USA

http://watercountryusa.com/en/williamsburg/

176 Water Country Pkwy

Williamsburg, VA

Slides, rides, pools and so much more! Look for the KIDsiderate® icon as you explore our site and plan your Virginia family vacation. It’s there to let you know you’ve arrived at an attraction created specifically for our youngest guests. Of course, the kid inside you will enjoy them, too.

Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/watermine/

703-471-5414

1400 Lake Fairfax Dr.

Reston, VA

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole offers more than an acre of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables and interactive play features, circled by Rattlesnake River with a 2.5 mile per hour current that gently nudges tubes along. A bit of the old west is recreated here. Kids careen off covered wagons, float on rattlesnakes and dash through showers tipped from water-filled ore carts. The centerpiece is Pete’s Peak, a craggy mountain dotted with boarded up mine shafts and tunnels. Twin gang slides – Big Pete and Little Pete – jut from the mountain, giving youngsters a thrill ride they’ll return to again…and again…and again.

Great Wolf Lodge

https://www.greatwolf.com/williamsburg

757-229-9700

549 East Rochambeau Dr.

Williamsburg, VA

Water park fun for pups of all sizes! Our water park has thousands of square feet of splash-and-play action from thrilling, twisting water slides for the adventurous set to splash-filled playgrounds for the little ones and it’s always 84 degrees. Your family water park memories start here.

Ida Lee A.V. Symington Aquatic Center

www.idalee.org

703-777-1368

60 Ida Lee Dr. NW

Leesburg, VA

600’ lazy river, large slide tower with two body flumes, little squirt whale, drop slide, 25 yard lap lane, two gang slides, water pipe fall, floating snake, “beach” area with water fountains and bubblers, shade structures, crossing feature, dumping buckets, picnic area, concession stand and more!

Kings Dominion Soak City

https://www.kingsdominion.com/things-to-do/soak-city

804-876-5000

16000 Theme Park Way

Doswell, VA

Whether you want to relax in the sun or experience tsunami-sized thrills, your family will find it all at Soak City. Beat the heat in this 20-acre splash-tacular, sun lover’s paradise that features water activities for guests of all ages. Plus Kings Dominion is the only Virginia destination offering two parks for the price of one. Featuring Hurricane Heights, Splash Island, Aqua Blast, Baja Bends, Big Wave Bay, FreeStylin’ tube ride, Lazy Rider, Lil’ Barefoot Beach, Paradise Plunge, Pipeline Peak, Soak City Splash House, Thunder Falls, Tidal Wave Bay, Tornado & Zoom Flume.

Ocean Dunes Water Park

Upton Hill Regional Park

http://www.oceanduneswaterpark.com

703-534-3437

6060 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA

Enjoy a day at the beach at Ocean Dunes Waterpark, Arlington’s favorite place cool off and have fun! Located within Upton Hill Regional Park, Ocean Dunes is loaded with fun features for adults and kids. Ocean Dunes includes a 500-gallon dumping bucket, water slides, waterfalls and squirters! Visitors will find themselves amidst dune grasses and the feeling of being at the beach, but without the drive! Waterslides, pool, dumping bucket, mini golf and more!

Our Special Harbor Sprayground

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/leerec/lee-spraypark.htm

703-922-9841

6601 Telegraph Rd.

Alexandria, VA

If you like running through the sprinkler, you’ll love Our Special Harbor spray ground at Lee District Park in Franconia. The fully accessible complex features Chesapeake Bay-themed attractions including a spraying osprey nest, Chessie the sea serpent, misting sunflowers and a lighthouse. The beach area is quieter with softer bubblers and interactive water tables. The computerized water maze and dumping crab basket provide more lively activity. Children will also enjoy the fully accessible tree house and the accessible Tiki Village playground in the nearby Family Recreation Area.

D.C.

The Yards Park

http://yardspark.org/

202-465-7080

355 Water St. SE

Washington, D.C.

While there are a few fountains to run through at the Yards Park in D.C., kids generate their own splash in an 11-inch-deep, 66,000-gallon pool with views of the Anacostia River. A waterfall at one end is a popular place to stand. Allow time to stroll on the boardwalk, relax in wooden chaises in the shady garden, picnic on the lawn, or dine at one of the park’s restaurants. At Ice Cream Jubilee, grab a cool and tasty cone. Part of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, the Yards is a short walk to Nationals Park.

Maryland

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

http://www.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com/

410-257-1404

4079 Gordon Stinnett Ave

Chesapeake Beach, MD

At the resort community of Chesapeake Beach, less than an hour from Washington, DC, you can have a splash-in  fun- in- the- sun time in our eight water slides, fountains, waterfalls, a lagoon, kids activity pool and more, guaranteed to treat everyone to a cool time!

Gaithersburg’s Water Park at Bohrer Park

http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/about-gaithersburg/city-facilities/water-park-at-bohrer-park

301-258-6445

512 South Frederick Ave.

Gaithersburg, MD

A major attraction at the Water Park (for those 48 inches and taller) is the double water slide that is 250 feet long and twists and turns into the main pool. For the adventuresome, the blue slide offers a breathtakingly fast ride, while the white slide offers a tamer, slower water journey. Choose the trip that suits you! The children’s splash pool, designed for children 54 inches tall and under, includes a custom in-water play structure with open and closed flume slides that pays homage to the state of Maryland with Black-Eyed Susan and Blue Heron play features. There are play pieces outside the pool, plenty of shade for little ones, and a special eating area for families. For your convenience, there is even a bathroom located within the fenced area equipped with a changing station.

Six Flags America Hurricane Harbor

https://www.sixflags.com/america/attractions/water-park-rides

301- 249-1500

13710 Central Avenue

Upper Marlboro, MD

Ready to get wet and wild? From large pools and lazy rivers to multi-passenger rafting adventures and speed slides, you’ll find water rides and experiences for everyone in your crew right here. Featuring: Bahama Blast, Bamboo Chutes, Bonzai Pipelines, Buccaneer Beach, Calypso Cannonballs, Castaway Creek, Halfpipe, Hurricane Bay, Paradise Plunge/Reef Runner, Shark Attack Hammerhead, Shark Attack Mako, Tornado, Vortex/Riptide, & ZoomAzon Falls.

Splash Playground & Mini-Golf

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/enterprise/park_facilities/south_germantown/splashplayground_minigolf.shtm

301-670-4680

South Germantown Recreational Park

18056 Central Park Circle

Boyds, MD 20841

The Splash Playground is one of the most popular features of South Germantown Recreational Park. Kids will have an excellent time and stay cool playing in the one-of-a-kind 280-jet water maze, cave with a waterfall, water bucket drops, slide, and spraying animals. Tables and umbrellas provide shaded rest areas. Rest rooms, changing rooms with lockers, and vending machines area available onsite. The park has one 18-hole Miniature Golf course adjacent to the Splash Playground. Designed with delicate contour changes, sloping greens, water features and natural obstacles, this championship course will challenge golfers of all ages (including adults).

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Waynesboro

Waynesboro- Fun Things to Try with Your Kids

Waynesboro Va-
There is always something to do in town, check out some of these places that are very kid friendly this summer. For more activities in your area visit TripBuzz
South River Fly Shop

South River Fly Shop

317 W Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980
FISHING

A guide service as well as a fully-stocked fly fishing outfitting store, the South River Fly Shop offers an array of products and services, both in-store and online. The shop also offers lessons in fly fishing.

Sherando Lake

Sherando Lake

Sherando Lake Entrance Booth, Waynesboro, VA 22980
LAKE

Sherando Lake is at the center of a large recreation area that offers a variety of amenities for visitors. Visitors can swim, boat, or fish in the lake, or hike trails in the surrounding woods.

Wayne Lanes

Wayne Lanes
208 N Charlotte Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980
BOWLING

Wayne Lanes is a bowling alley that also offers food and beverages for bowlers. The alley features a pro shop, bowling leagues, rental shoes, party packages, and special discounts on certain days of the week.

Zeus Digital Theater

Zeus Digital Theater

120 Osage Lane, Waynesboro, VA
MOVIE THEATERS

A wide range of films is shown at the Zeus Digital Theater. Most of the features are popular first-run Hollywood films with some prominent independent movies being shown on occasion, and the state-of-the-art projection is coupled with 3D for certain movies as well.

RATING

Coyner Springs Dog Recreation Area

Coyner Springs Dog Recreation Area

2091 Lyndhurst Road, Waynesboro, VA 22980
DOG PARK

Coyner Springs Dog Recreation Area is a leash free dog park that is a part of Coyner Springs Park. The dog park features fields, trails, and a swimming area for dogs.

War Fields

War Fields

Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesboro, VA
PARKS

Located along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesboro’s historic War Fields is a natural area with a rich history. The area features hiking trails as well as open meadows for exploring.

Y M C A Waynesboro Family

Y M C A Waynesboro Family

648 S Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980
SPORTS FACILITIES/FIELDS

With a variety of group fitness classes offered, visitors at Waynesboro Family YMCA can enroll in kickboxing, yoga, Zumba, and more. The aquatics facility hosts swimming classes with Red Cross certified instructors.

RATING

Wayne Theatre Alliance 'Gateway'

Wayne Theatre Alliance ‘Gateway’

329 West Main Street
THEATERS

The Wayne Theatre Alliance ‘Gateway’ is a non-profit cultural development organization with the goal of enhancing the surrounding area of Waynesboro. The theatre can also be used for conferences as well as for showing movies.

Wayne Theatre

Wayne Theatre

521 W Main Street
THEATERS

Established in the 1920s, Wayne Theatre is a former silent films era theater that hosts cultural events for the community. Visitors can go on a group tour of the theater or watch a musical performance from local musicians.

Star B Stables

Star B Stables

2926 Barterbrook Rd, Staunton, VA 24401
HORSEBACK RIDING

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley are the Star B Stables. Offering guided trail rides and riding lessons, the stables welcome riders of all ages and of all skill level.

 

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Culpeper

Culpeper Man Identified as a Victim in Orange Co. Plane Crash

CULPEPER, Va. (WVIR) –

The Culpeper community is mourning the loss of a longtime airline pilot killed in the crash of a small plane in Orange County.

Virginia State Police identified 57-year-old Charles Neal Caldwell of Apopka, Florida, as the pilot and 81-year-old John Joseph “JJ” Quinn Jr. as his passenger.

Authorities say Caldwell had ties to Madison County.

Records from the Federal Aviation Administration show Caldwell was licensed since 2010 to fly sport planes, like the one that crashed Tuesday, May 24.

Officials say Quinn, an instructor with White Hawk Aviation, and Caldwell took off from Culpeper Regional Airport about an hour before the crash at the intersection of Tinder Lane and Ridge Field Lane in Orange County.

They say Caldwell had owned the Czech-made Jihlavan KP 5 ASA for about a week. The fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft was classified as experimental.

Quinn was Paul Vesely’s flight instructor for the past ten years. He describes the professional pilot as calm, but direct.

“He was just so comfortable in what he did and his method of instruction that it made you feel comfortable behind the controls,” Vesely said.

Vesely says Quinn’s death is a terrible loss to the aviation community.

Quinn built the original hangars at Culpeper Regional Airport with his own money to try to attract more business to the airport

“He was always trying to get people to the airport. I mean, he was the best ambassador we’ve ever had here,” said Culpeper Regional Airport Operations Manager Neil Milofsky.

He retired in the early 1990s after more than 30 years flying for United Airlines.

“JJ just had this way about him. He would bring people in and make them feel at home. Even if you didn’t care anything for aviation, you did after you spoke with JJ for a little while,” said Culpeper Regional Airport General Manager Tanya Woodward.

The Virginia State Police along with the Medical Examiner’s Office, FAA, and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

Officials in Culpeper say Quinn radioed in to the Orange County Airport before the crash and was his usual upbeat, friendly self.

Press Release from the Virginia State Police:

ORANGE COUNTY – At 4:31 p.m. Tuesday (May 24, 2016), Virginia State Police were notified of a plane crash in the 1,000 block of Tinder Lane in Orange County.

The plane was a 2007 Jihlavan KP 5 ASA, fixed-wing,single-engine aircraft, and was classified as experimental.

The crash location was at the at the intersection of Tinder Lane and Ridge Field Lane (both are private roads) located in a rural section of Orange County near Mine Run.

There were two confirmed fatalities: the pilot, Charles Neal Caldwell, 57, of Apopka, Fla., and passenger as John Joseph Quinn Jr., 81, of Culpeper, Va.

The Virginia State Police along with the Medical Examiner’s Office, NTSB and FAA are investigating the incident to determine the causative factors that lead to the crash.

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Woodbridge Murder

Women, Children Found Bound and Gagged in Manassas

Manassas VA-

Police are investigating after two women and two small children were discovered bound and gagged Tuesday in a home outside Manassas.

Officers were called to the 10000 block of King George Drive at 3:16 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing a woman bound inside the house, said Prince William County police spokesman Nathan Probus.

Police arrived and found a 33-year-old woman. Then during a search of the house, they also found a 19-year-old woman, a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy tied up and gagged, Probus said. A 1-year-old girl was found unharmed.

The victims told police that two unknown men forced their way through a rear door sometime after 2 p.m. and demanded money. The 33-year-old victim told police she was sexually assaulted during the robbery.

The victims told officers they were bound and gagged “at some point” before the men fled.

Both women were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. None of the children were physically harmed.

The only description the victims provided to police were that the assailants were two black males, Probus said.

During the investigation, Stonewall Middle School nearby was placed on secure-the-building status as a precaution.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Your Area

Memorial Day Weekend-

May 2016

May 27-28–Lexington.
16th Biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium at Virginia Military Institute, sponsored by the Institute’s Stonewall Jackson House. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the town in which Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson lived and the college at which he taught during the decade before the American Civil War, while learning about the little-known college professor who became a great military leader. Participation is by preregistration only. 540-463-4088.
May 28–Winchester.
Join Dancing Dog Natural Market, 147 North Loudoun Street, with your favorite four-legged friend for the “Dog Gone Scavenger Hunt”. Participant will look for clues to collect dog treats and toys for your sidekick. To register call 540-665-3804.
May 28–Harrisonburg.
16th Annual ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival at Massanutten Resort from 11am-7pm. Enjoy a variety of food and crafters/artisans. All proceeds benefit the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. 540-434-3862.
May 28–Shenandoah.
The 19th Annual Festival and Parade from 8am until 7pm in the Town of Shenandoah. Help us to honor and remember those soldiers who gave their lives for our freedoms!  Young and old alike will enjoy the events planned for the festival. Large car, truck, motorcycle, and antique tractor shows. Memorial Service at 9:30am at the VFW parking lot to honor all military veterans.  Shows begin at 10am.  Children will also enjoy the parade at 3pm. All Festival events are free for spectators and  food and drinks will be available for purchase on site. Racing at Shenandoah Speedway begins at 7pm (cash only at the gate and concessionsmilitary 1/2 off admission). Join us for the day. Come Wave a Flag! 540-652-8164 or visit www.TownOfShenandoah.com.
May 28-29–Staunton.
50th Annual Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill Park. Browse the artwork, listen to live music and enjoy the food. Free event. 540-885-2028
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