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Judge denies furlough in child sex case

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WOODSTOCK -- Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp denied a furlough request on Wednesday for a Fort Valley man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. James Allen Lutz did not appear in court Wednesday, but his attorney, David Downes, argued in favor of allowing Lutz a few hours to attend ...

Shenandoah Animal Shelter sees rise in animal returns

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The Shenandoah County Animal Shelter has had a high number of pets returned after they were adopted recently. Peggy Lahn, manager of the animal shelter, said sometimes the pets are returned within 12 to 24 hours of adoption. “In the last three weeks, it seems like three out of five were ...

Mount Jackson woman gets best anniversary present

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Most people receive a thoughtful present or a card on their wedding anniversary. Evelyn Burner got $1 million. Burner, a Mount Jackson native, won $1 million in the Virginia Lottery's 20X the Money scratch off, according to a Virginia Lottery news release. She also won $10 on another 20X the ...

Stephens City man dies in car crash

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A Stephens City man died Tuesday near Winchester when his Dodge pick-up truck dropped 28 feet, nose-first, onto Interstate 81. Lt. Warren Gosnell, of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said that Charles Perkins Jr. was driving northbound on Interstate 81 and took exit 315, which goes to ...

Funds for psych expert granted in Edinburg stabbing case

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WOODSTOCK -- Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp granted a defense motion on Wednesday for funds to hire a psychological expert in the case against the Edinburg man accused of stabbing a mother and her two daughters in a park. Samual Jacob Homer, 18, was indicted on July 12 on two counts of attempted ...

Front Royal man sentenced in gun larceny case

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FRONT ROYAL -- A local man was sentenced to over a decade of active prison time Tuesday after pleading guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses and larceny charges in late March. Michael Paul Addison, 32, defrauded the Front Royal Federal Credit Union in August 2015. He also stole two ...

Judge grants funds for psychological expert in murder case

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FRONT ROYAL -- Circuit Judge Ronald L. Napier granted a defense motion on Tuesday for funding to hire a psychological expert who will analyze the evidence in the case against a Front Royal man accused in the March shooting death of his stepfather. David Glynn Hoyle, 33, was indicted in early ...

County cuts ribbon on more roads in neighborhood

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LINDEN – Warren County can soon hand over three more roads in a rural neighborhood to the state. County officials announced Tuesday the completion of Rural Addition improvement projects in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District, specifically Pine Ridge Road, Copenhaver Road and Western ...

Board candidates report campaign activity

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WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors collected and spent campaign cash last month. The latest reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections and the county’s Voter Registration Office cover the period for June 2-30. Candidates had ...

Front Royal man found guilty of heroin distribution

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FRONT ROYAL -- A local man was found guilty of heroin distribution after a Monday morning bench trial before Circuit Judge James Lang. James Anthony Rawlings, 22, sold heroin to a confidential informant on Dec. 18, 2015 for $150, the informant and officers in the Northwest Regional Drug Task ...

Man sentenced in drug distribution case

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FRONT ROYAL -- A local man was sentenced on Monday on the two heroin distribution charges he pleaded guilty to in May. Charles Jeremy Henson, 32, sold heroin to a confidential informant in March 2016 within 1,000 feet of a school, a park and a library, and was charged with both heroin ...

Man pleads guilty to larceny, gun charges

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FRONT ROYAL -- A local man pleaded guilty on Monday to a variety of gun, drug and larceny charges as part of a plea agreement. Tony William Hatfield Jr., 27, sold buprenorphine and naloxone -- drugs found in Suboxone, a narcotic pain reliever typically used as a heroin substitute for ...

Council puts off pick for vacant seat

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FRONT ROYAL – The Town Council voted Monday to put off picking a new member to fill a vacancy indefinitely. Councilwoman Bébhinn Egger resigned July 1. Voters elected Egger in November 2014 to a term set to expire Dec. 31, 2018. Egger announced this spring that she would resign because she ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: June 25: Jay Louis Edwards, of Front Royal, has been arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. June 25: Lora Christina Simpson, of Front Royal, has been arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. June ...

County, town to consider joint tourism panel

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County and the town could soon join forces to promote local tourism. County Administrator Doug Stanley said last week that a new panel made up of representatives from both localities would collaborate to push tourism initiatives. Stanley talked about the proposed joint ...

Public funding involved in Strasburg murals

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Public funding for the mural program in Strasburg dates back nearly to the beginning of the program. According to an expenditure report provided by the town, the town has paid for three of the five murals in Strasburg, spending just shy of $6,000 on the artwork. The mural program was started ...