Local News

Soggy Start to Week but Sunny Days Ahead

April 26, 2017

Sally Strosnider, of Stephens City, walks along this alley off Main Street in Front Royal on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Skies are expected to clear today, with warmer temperatures in the forecast. Rich Cooley/Daily

Rainy Day Rinse

April 25, 2017

Aaron Buracker, a maintenance employee for the Town of Front Royal’s Horticulture Department, power washes outside the visitors’ center on Main Street during the afternoon rain on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Surgery for witness could delay murder trial in cab driver’s death

April 25, 2017

FRONT ROYAL–Chief Judge Clifford Lynwood Athey Jr. granted a continuance on Tuesday to revisit the prosecution’s pretrial motion to postpone the trial for Clay Marshall Curtis, the man indicted for the December 2014 murder of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk.

RSW jail losing officers, plans pay boost

April 25, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Officers at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail likely can expect pay raises as the facility tries to keep employees.

Council OKs exceptions for academy

April 24, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Developers move forward and build a criminal justice academy facility that doesn’t need to meet all local design standards.

Rainy route

April 24, 2017

Bobby Spiker walks his postal route along this stretch of North Massanutten Street in Strasburg on a rainy Monday afternoon. Another rainy day is expected on Tuesday but warmer temperatures and partly sunny skies are in the forecast for Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Judge allows DNA evidence in rape trial

April 24, 2017

WOODSTOCK–Judge Dennis. L Hupp denied a motion defense attorney William B. Allen, III filed to exclude Y Chromosome DNA evidence in the trial of Patrick Joseph “P.J.” Wakeman, 40, of Edinburg, who has been charged with two counts of rape.

Soaring like a bird

April 23, 2017

A hang glider pilot takes advantage of clear skies to soar over Massanutten Mountain east of Woodstock recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Stephens City man leads police on multi-county chase

April 23, 2017

Warren County deputies, along with the Frederick County deputies, arrested David Dill, 39, of Stephens City, after a pursuit along US 522 on Friday morning, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Woodworking 101

April 20, 2017

A pileated woodpecker works on a tree along Sandy Hook Road near Strasburg recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Kayaking the South Fork

April 20, 2017

Bradley Wildridge, of Santa Rosa, California, kayaks down the south fork of the Shenandoah River near Front Royal on a spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Two charged in Strasburg with assaulting police

April 20, 2017

Police arrested two people on April 14 on charges of assaulting law enforcement after the two allegedly attacked Strasburg police officers during a traffic stop at the intersection of Old Valley Pike and Radio Station Road.

Del. Webert to seek another term

April 20, 2017

Virginia Del. Michael Webert announced his intentions this week to seek re-election as the delegate for the 18th District.