Joe Beck

Two charged with 17 offenses

December 15th, 2014

A New Market woman and a man described by authorities as her former boyfriend have been charged with a total of 17 offenses, most of them sex crimes, against an 8-year-old boy.

Va. man charged after police chase

December 15th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A vehicle chase Friday afternoon ended with a Woodstock man under arrest and facing charges of felony

Homicide suspect identified in warrant

December 12th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A man taken into custody Tuesday by members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office told a homicide victim’s girlfriend that, “I’m going to prison forever, and I killed him,” according to search warrant documents filed in the Clerk of Circuit Court office.

Child custody dispute drawn into murder case

December 12th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — An attorney told a judge Friday that the homicide of Simon Funk Jr. was the result of an aborted multiple murder plot in which her client and her client’s family were the intended victims.

Gunshot death ruled homicide

This is the entrance to Kildare Drive in Shenandoah Farms off Blue Mountain Road where the body of a  42-year-old Front Royal man was found on Wednesday.    Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — The gunshot death of a 42-year-old man near Front Royal has been ruled a homicide by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Woodstock man faces charges from shooting

Shawn Knicely

December 10th, 2014

Shenandoah County authorities charged a Woodstock man Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Gina Angela Shoemaker in a Mount Jackson area residence on Nov. 21.

Deputies investigating homicide

December 10th, 2014

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday night in the Shenandoah Farms area, Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said Wednesday.

Jury acquits sex offender on charge

December 9th, 2014

A man prosecuted for a list of sex offenses elsewhere in the state was acquitted by a circuit court jury Tuesday of attempted aggravated sexual battery against a 3-year-old girl.

Man indicted on two counts of malicious wounding

December 8th, 2014

A grand jury has handed up two indictments of malicious wounding against a Woodstock man accused by authorities of injuring a family member in a domestic violence incident.

Man indicted on second-degree murder charge

December 5th, 2014

The gravity of the case against a man accused in a shooting death at a Strasburg hotel deepened Thursday as a circuit court grand jury handed up an indictment of second-degree murder and nine related offenses against him.

Police warn of holiday hazards

December 4th, 2014

Seasonal cheer can turn quickly to sour disappointment when gifts are stolen from vehicles or someone is arrested for drunk driving.

Heroin deaths slowing in area

This graphic shows the number of heroin overdose deaths by locality since Jan. 1.

December 2nd, 2014

The rate of heroin-related deaths and overdoses in the northern Shenandoah Valley has slackened in the last part of the year, but the toll has gone well beyond all of 2013.