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Fatal shooting trial rescheduled

October 7, 2015

The trial of Shawn Jason Nicely on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting case was postponed Wednesday until mid-February.

Obenshain, Moore eye campaign differences

October 6, 2015

Democrat April Moore and State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, drew sharp contrasts with each other Tuesday over their priorities and stances on issues affecting the 26th Senate district.

Boy charged with producing pornography

October 6, 2015

A 15-year-old boy from Toms Brook is facing a dozen child pornography related charges in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Jail superintendent open to lawsuit settlement

October 5, 2015

The superintendent of the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester said Monday he is open to allowing inmates to receive a publication that is the subject of a censorship lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisonburg.

Prison publication challenges censorship

October 4, 2015

The publisher of a monthly journal and other printed materials advocating for the rights of prisoners has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester of illegal censorship.

Gunshot death ruled a homicide

October 2, 2015

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide shooting of a man whose body was found Sept. 22 lying in the middle of a private gravel road in the Mountain Falls Park area.

Judge upholds earlier finding in campground case

October 1, 2015

A campground owner’s challenge to a state agency’s valuation of her land remained intact Thursday after Circuit Judge Ronald L. Napier rejected a motion to reconsider an earlier ruling in favor of the campground owner.

Chemical in fatal drug overdose identified

October 1, 2015

Authorities have identified the chemical in a synthetic drug that caused the overdose death of a West Virginia woman in Winchester early Saturday morning.

Man charged with malicious wounding

September 30, 2015

A Strasburg man faces a charge of malicious wounding after the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fight between him and another man.

Fire refocuses attention on hoarding

September 30, 2015

The dangers of hoarding have been weighing on the minds of emergency responders after a fire in Front Royal Sunday night partially destroyed a house and sent an elderly woman to the hospital.

Warren County deputies don body cameras

Warren County Sheriff's Office Deputy Charles Brogan holds one of the new body video cameras that patrol deputies are wearing in the field.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has joined the growing number of law enforcement agencies outfitting their members with body cameras.

Man arrested on child molesting charges

John Bohen

September 28, 2015

Sheriff’s deputies in Bedford County arrested a former Woodstock resident Sept. 22 after a Shenandoah County grand jury indicted him recently on charges linked to the molestation of two 6-year-old girls.

Local GOP divided over resignation

September 25, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise announcement Friday that he will resign from Congress at the end of October drew mixed reactions from area Republicans in Congress and a Tea Party activist.

New designer drug appears in area

September 25, 2015

Agents of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force have issued a warning about a new synthetic drug that left a woman unconscious from an overdose in Winchester.