Bethany Stephens

When Bethany Lynn Stephens, of Glen Allen, Va., was mauled to death last week by her 2 pit bulls while out for a walk, rumors swirled that she was killed by a different predator — perhaps a bear or coyote.

The rumors were so widespread on social media that Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew decided to reveal information that his office had withheld from the public.

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Danica Roem

Virginia elected a cross-dressing man for Delegate in the state’s district 13 on Tuesday. Danica Roem, 33, a gender confused man, defeated 13-term incumbent Republican Robert G. Marshall, who dubbed himself the state’s “chief homophobe.”

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Karen A Turner

A popular Richmond, Virginia hair stylist who worked on the set of Love & Hip-Hop: NY was killed after she confronted another woman over a man.

Police say 33-year-old Karen A. Turner, pictured above, was armed when she arrived at the Blue Ridge Estates apartment complex on Green Cove Drive around 10:40 p.m. Thursday night.

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Charlottesville

Vigils were held all over the country for the victims of the violent ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 12. The KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups assembled at Lee Park on Saturday to protest the planned removal of the Gen. Robert E. Lee confederate statue.

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James Fields

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia arrested the man who drove his car into a crowd of an anti-fascist protestors at a white supremacist rally near Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed.

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Nabra Hussein

A 22-year-old man who abducted and murdered a 17-year-old girl near a mosque in Virginia was in this country illegally, according to an ICE detainer request.

Nabra Hussein, of Sterling, North Virginia, was reported missing after she and a group of friends left an all-night prayer session at a mosque to walk to a McDonald’s at 4 a.m. on Sunday.

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fake bags

A Virginia woman pled guilty to purchasing fake designer bags online, returning the bootleg bags to stores for refunds and selling the originals on Instagram.com for over $2,000 each.

Police say Praepitcha Smatsorabudh, 41, of Arlington, ran an online scam that netted her $1 million in profit from late 2014 to the end of 2015.

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Chef Ty Johns

A 19-year-old man is charged with stabbing a popular lesbian caterer during an argument over missing folding chairs.

Chef Tyonne Johns, 35, had just finished catering a gay wedding at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Fairfax County, Va., when she was confronted by Kempton Bonds, of Clifton, Md.

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