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Deputies train in administering heroin antidote

Rich Cooley/Daily

February 12, 2016

A life-saving drug for heroin addicts and others who overdose on opioid drugs will soon be available for Frederick County sheriff’s deputies to administer on emergency calls.

2015 overdose deaths adjusted higher

February 11, 2016

The number of deaths in the area caused by opioid overdoses has been revised upward as a result of new information gathered since Jan. 1.

Meth seizures surge in Shenandoah County

Tim Carter

February 10, 2016

The amount of methamphetamine seized in Shenandoah County soared in 2015 as activities associated with the drug shifted away from trafficking to production in small, mobile laboratories.

Bail set for man accused of aiding terrorism

Colt Hardic

February 10, 2016

A bond of $10,000 was set Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court for a man accused of making phone calls that involved harassment of employees and patrons in a Mount Jackson restaurant and disruption of air travel and other activities at government facilities.

Man convicted on child molestation counts

Mark Darnell

February 9, 2016

A Mount Jackson man is facing up to 30 years in prison after entering Alford pleas of guilty Tuesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of taking indecent liberties with children.

Stephens City store robbed

Surveillance video of a robbery at Dollar General in Stephens City is shown..

February 9, 2016

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed the Dollar General store at 310 Fairfax Pike around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Raley: Strasburg boys team probe nearing an end

Jeremy Raley

February 8, 2016

The investigation into accusations of physical misconduct on a bus carrying members of the Strasburg High School’s boys’ varsity and JV basketball teams is nearing a conclusion, Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley said in a message to parents Friday.

Man arrested on meth charges

Joseph Carr

February 8, 2016

Law enforcement officials have arrested a Strasburg man after discovering what they say were several methamphetamine laboratories in his residence at 290 N. Massanutten St.

Man dies in Basye fire

An area man was killed Thursday in a fire west of Mount Jackson that left the rest of his family homeless.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2016

A fire that sent home oxygen cylinders sailing hundreds of feet through the air took the life of a 56-year-old man in his home Thursday afternoon.

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.

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.

Man indicted on attempted murder

Phillip Wilson

February 1, 2016

A Warren County grand jury Monday indicted a local man on attempted second-degree murder and several related charges linked to a shooting that left the victim with a serious gunshot wound.

Storm survivor grateful for helpers

Mona Bowden, 88, left, holds her pill box while she chats with Warren County Sheriff's deputy Jesse Henry inside her home near Shenandoah River Estates in Front Royal on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 29, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Mona Bowden lives at the end of narrow dirt road that snakes more than a mile through pasture and woods before reaching her four-story house. The deck leads out in to a backyard that drops nearly straight down to the Shenandoah River flowing far below.

Jail auditors call for changes

January 28, 2016

An outside audit of the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has found discrepancies between bank statements for fiscal year 2015 and the authority’s general ledger, the record that summarizes an organization’s financial transactions.

Hupp denies bail for accused child molester

Richard Keller

January 27, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A Strasburg man charged with five counts related to child molestation was returned to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on Wednesday after Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp denied the man’s request for bond.