Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com January 9

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for Jan. 9. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Working to Stop Welfare Fraud

Reporter: Amelia Nahmias

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Investigator Paul McCormick with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office said people are always trying to beat the system, especially during tough economic times.

Lies on welfare applications can amount to fraud punishable by jail time.

McCormick said everyone needs to pitch in to stop these criminals.

"Law enforcement, social services, and their fraud department rely on people in the community to contact us and give us information. Because it is tax payer money that is being misappropriated. It's not fair to those who legitimately need the money," said McCormick.

McCormick said to report any misinformation to social services fraud department.

 

Voting Open for Best of Virginia

Town and City leaders in the Shenandoah Valley, hope you vote for this region, in Virginia Living’s third annual Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey.

The survey includes voting for your favorite places, restaurants and hotels in the area.

Voting ends on January 24th.

 

Jay Gruden Hired to Coach Redskins

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jay Gruden has agreed to become the head coach of the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins confirmed Thursday that Gruden has accepted the job and will be introduced at an afternoon news conference.

The 46-year-old Gruden has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he helped develop Andy Dalton.

Now he'll have the task of working with another young franchise quarterback, Robert Griffin III.

Gruden, the brother of former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, had drawn interest from at least three other teams seeking to fill a head coaching vacancy.

He interviewed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.

Gruden replaces Mike Shanahan, who was fired last week after a 3-13 season.

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