Joe Beck

Corps of Engineers changes command

December 8, 2016

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered Thursday at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District to mark a change of command.

Man sentenced in dog’s death

December 8, 2016

A Strasburg man who pleaded no contest to torturing an animal and causing its death was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two months in jail.

Cigarette tax defendant sentenced

December 7, 2016

A New York City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two counts of selling thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes, the latest in a string of defendants snared by an elaborate undercover operation conducted by the Sheriff Office over several years.

Woman sentenced on drug charges

December 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A woman who was present at the time another individual overdosed on heroin was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to nine months in jail on narcotics-related offenses.

Murder defendant wants trial moved

December 6, 2016

Attorneys for accused murderer Clay Marshall Curtis are asking that his trial scheduled for April be moved elsewhere, citing adverse pre-trial publicity.

Man accused of attacking girlfriend

December 6, 2016

A man accused of knocking his girlfriend unconscious was determined to be eligible for a court-appointed attorney Tuesday.

Two Central teens face charges

December 2, 2016

Two students at Central High School in Woodstock were arrested Friday and charged with offenses related to what Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter as “credible information regarding threats against students and staff at Central High School.”

Man charged in abduction case

December 2, 2016

Authorities have arrested and charged a man with abduction as a result of an investigation that began when a woman reported that he had punched her in the face and would not let her leave his residence.

Police say groggy suspect used heroin

December 2, 2016

Town police arrested a Maryland man whom they described as under the influence of heroin while they investigated a report of a vehicle theft and credit card theft early Friday morning.

Fire destroys two houses

Mark Showers, assistant fire marshal and accelerant canine handler for Frederick County, holds his dog Walker outside a fire scene on Trumpet Vine Drive in Stephens City on Thursday afternoon. A fire Wednesday night started in the house under construction on the right,  destroying that home and the occupied house on the left. A house located in the rear of these homes suffered siding damage from the heat of the blaze. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2016

A fire Wednesday night destroyed one house and another that was under construction.

Heroin deaths, overdoses increase

November 30, 2016

The last month of the year arrives with the number of non-fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioid drugs already well over twice the level for all of 2015.

Shooting defendant pleads guilty

Brandon Cline

November 30, 2016

A Mount Jackson man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to attempted first-degree murder of his father in a shooting incident that left the victim with a bullet that remains lodged in his face.

Chase defendant deemed mentally unfit

William Grim

November 30, 2016

The ability of William Walter Grim Jr. to stand trial in the foreseeable future on charges linked to a harrowing police chase was thrown into doubt at a hearing Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to review his mental competency.

Meth case began with traffic stop

November 29, 2016

A case that began as a routine traffic stop in Strasburg led to the arrest of a man who was later identified as a heavy trafficker in methamphetamine, court documents filed Tuesday say.

Truck driver dies in crash

November 28, 2016

A Mount Jackson man driving a tractor-trailer with a tanker filled with gasoline died in a fiery crash Thursday night on Interstate 81 near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.