Joe Beck

Mother of murdered child faces heroin charges

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The biological mother of a murdered child has been charged with two counts related to heroin distribution in Shenandoah County after a traffic stop drug bust.

Charges filed in burglaries

January 28th, 2015

Two Strasburg men are each facing a total of 14 felony counts stemming from a wave of burglaries in the town in mid-November.

Shafer to get mental exam in murder case

January 28th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Accused murderer Claude Shafer Jr. will be examined by a psychologist to determine his understanding of questions asked by law enforcement officials and his grasp of Miranda rights when he waived them after his arrest.

Self-inflicted cuts contributed to death of man found

January 26th, 2015

Authorities have tentatively concluded that a man from Texas who was found dead in a recreational area in Shenandoah County on Jan. 11 died from a combination of self-inflicted cuts and exposure to sub-freezing temperatures.

Woman gets 50-year sentence for child’s murder

Nicole D. Miller

January 23rd, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Judge Dennis L. Hupp Friday sentenced Nicole Dawn Miller to 50 years in prison for the first-degree murder of a 20-month-old boy she was caring for in a local apartment.

Witnesses spar at sentencing hearing

Nicole D. Miller

January 22nd, 2015

A psychiatrist hired by defense attorneys testified Thursday that Nicole Dawn Miller couldn’t escape a harsh past that left her desperate and socially isolated on the afternoon she hit a 20-month-old boy who later died from his injuries.

Locals see little impact from rules

January 21st, 2015

Local law enforcement officials said Wednesday they foresee little impact on their departments from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement last week that he was ending part of the U.S. Justice Department’s asset forfeiture program.

Vogel downplays missed vote on immigrant bill

Jill Holtzman Vogel

January 21st, 2015

State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Upperville, downplayed a vote she missed Tuesday on a bill that would have scrapped in-state tuition for public college students who came to this country years ago as illegal immigrants.

Two men linked to burglary

January 20th, 2015

Two men have been charged with offenses linked to the burglary of a lawn care and repair business.
The Shenandoah

Sheriff: Homicide investigation continues, no charges yet

January 19th, 2015

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the homicide of Simon Funk Jr. but authorities are not ready to file charges more than a month after his shooting death, Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said Monday.

Comstock settling into duties

January 16th, 2015

Barbara Comstock’s first days as the new congresswoman from the 10th District have been filled with committee assignments, her first votes and floor speeches and getting to know her House colleagues.

Fadley resigns as Mount Jackson police chief

J.D. Fadley

January 15th, 2015

Mount Jackson Police Chief J.D. Fadley resigned Thursday morning, less than a week after he was placed under a protective order that banned him from having any contact with a woman who said she was afraid of him.