Local News

Malaria found in local deer population

February 5, 2016

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute researchers in Front Royal have discovered the malaria parasite in the local white-tailed deer population.

Sheriff’s Office: Parking lot death was a suicide

February 5, 2016

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has concluded that a male found dead in a pickup truck Thursday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Warren County died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Rape case set for trial

Dale Baldwin

February 4, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – A 2 ½-year-old rape case was set Thursday for a trial in Warren County Çircuit Court at 9 a.m. April 29.

Flooding closes some roads, schools

Floodwaters from the Shenandoah River flow over the Artz Road bridge east of Woodstock on Wednesday. Area rain and melting snow made waters rise throughout the region.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 4, 2016

The combined effects of melting snow and heavy mid-day rain caused scattered flooding Wednesday that led to early dismissal of Shenandoah County Public Schools at 1 p.m.

VDOT awards contract for bridge project

February 3, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – State transportation officials recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract for replace the Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County.

Officials keeping an eye on skies, roads

A truck drives through standing water from the North Fork of the Shenandoah River along South Hollingsworth Road in Woodstock on Tuesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting rain for most of today with temperatures in the mid 60's and the potential of flooding. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 2, 2016

Local and state officials were watching the weather forecast closely Tuesday for any signs of heightened flood risk to an area where rain, sodden ground and lingering piles of snow could interfere with drainage.

Two charged with dealing heroin

Deanthony Warrick

February 2, 2016

A man and woman from Maryland are facing heroin distribution charges after their arrests Friday by investigators with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.