Joe Beck

Four boys charged in sex video case

May 23, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Four Woodstock area boys received juvenile petitions Monday charging them with sex offenses that authorities have linked to an incident involving the video recording of sexual intercourse and transmission of the video by cell phone and text messaging.

Drug court awarded United Way grant

May 20, 2016

Frederick County’s Drug Court, less than three months from taking its first case, got a boost Friday with the awarding of a $25,000 grant.

Cocaine dealer sentenced to 13 years

May 18, 2016

A Mount Jackson man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to drug charges stemming from a series of cocaine deals made with a confidential law enforcement informant.

Opioid bills pass House

May 17, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed 18 bills intended in various ways to dampen the effects of illegal opioid drug use in the nation’s communities, but funding remains uncertain.

Man convicted of attempted murder

Phillip Wilson

May 16, 2016

A town resident pleaded no contest Monday in Warren County Circuit Court to attempted murder and three related charges in a shooting that left the victim hospitalized for several weeks.

School Board votes at disciplinary hearing

Jeremy Raley

May 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Monday upheld recommendations by Superintendent Jeremy Raley for the expulsion of three students involved in an incident on a school bus carrying members of the Strasburg boys’ JV and varsity basketball teams.

Woman gets prison in hit-and-run case

May 16, 2016

A woman identified as a passenger in a hit-and-run vehicle that ran over another woman during a drug deal was sentenced Monday in Warren County Circuit Court to two years and two months in prison.

McAuliffe responds to critics

May 13, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe blasted legislative Republicans on Friday for their scorn and planned lawsuit in the two weeks since he announced an executive order restoring voting rights for ex-felons.

Warren teacher investigation lists sex offenses

May 12, 2016

A search warrant describes the outlines of a law enforcement investigation into a Warren County High School teacher suspected of sexual activity with an underage student in her classroom and home.

Lawmakers hit McAuliffe on ex-felon rights

Delegate Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, speaks during the legislative breakfast held by the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 12, 2016

Republican legislators from Warren, Shenandoah and Frederick counties hammered Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday for his sweeping restoration of rights for felons.

Local fallen officers honored

Velma Whitmire plants a flag in a memorial to honor her grandfather, James M. Newcome, who was a Frederick County sheriff. The memorial was part of the 13th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held Wednesday at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy.   Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 11, 2016

The 13th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held Wednesday at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy was more than just another guest speaker appearance for Del. Chris Collins, R-Winchester.

Heroin dealer sentenced to almost 14 years

Tyrell Anton “Weezy” Jones

May 11, 2016

A man at the center of a ring that distributed heroin and crack cocaine in Baltimore and Winchester in amounts that may have exceeded a combined 100 pounds was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 13 years and nine months in prison.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for chase suspect

Brandon Deshawn McClaney

May 10, 2016

A man charged with 22 counts stemming from a police chase on Interstate 81 was scheduled Tuesday in Shenandoah County General District Court for a preliminary hearing on July 19.

Shentel completes nTelos acquisition

May 9, 2016

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company announced Monday it has completed its acquisition of nTelos Inc., a transaction that Shentel executives say will not affect the company’s cable or Internet customers in the area.