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The heroin epidemic has continued to tighten its grip on five counties in the northern Shenandoah Valley according to new 2014 figures released by the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force earlier this week.


HARRISONBURG -- Law enforcement's spotlight shone harshly Wednesday in U.S. District Court as one Stephens City man and a couple from Strasburg were sentenced to long stays in prison for using and selling heroin in the area.

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WOODSTOCK -- The number of deaths in the area attributed to heroin overdoses this year has exceeded the total for 2013, law enforcement officials told the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.


Front Royal police are investigating vandalism against two storefronts Sunday night or Monday morning, a crime that both store operators are blaming on a bitter dispute over the town's fortunetelling ordinance.


Law enforcement officials in Shenandoah and Warren counties rounded up a total of 10 people Thursday and Friday in two separate drug busts involving possession of heroin and other drugs.


Anticipating Monday's start of public schools in Warren County, town and county authorities have reminded area motorists to pay particular attention near schools, bus stops and residential neighborhoods.


Law enforcement agencies in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties have been among many across the nation that have acquired surplus military equipment through a controversial Department of Defense program.



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The heroin epidemic has continued to tighten its grip on five counties in the northern Shenandoah Valley according to new 2014 figures released by the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force earlier this week.


FRONT ROYAL -- An apartment fire caused by a lit cigarette in Front Royal forced a resident from her home Wednesday afternoon.


Flames seriously damaged a Front Royal home Saturday afternoon.


Friday evening a teenage male was transported to Winchester Medical Center after crashing an all-terrain vehicle.


A West Virginia man died as a result of a single vehicle crash in Warren County on Sunday morning.








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