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HARRISONBURG -- Law enforcement's spotlight shone harshly Wednesday in U.S. District Court as one Stephens City man and a couple from Strasburg were sentenced to long stays in prison for using and selling heroin in the area.
WOODSTOCK -- The number of deaths in the area attributed to heroin overdoses this year has exceeded the total for 2013, law enforcement officials told the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Law enforcement officials in Shenandoah and Warren counties rounded up a total of 10 people Thursday and Friday in two separate drug busts involving possession of heroin and other drugs.
A former owner of the Strasburg Home Theater has pleaded guilty in Fauquier County to obtaining money by false pretenses in a scheme connected to his efforts to buy the theater.
WINCHESTER -- A Stephens City-area resident stands charged in the shooting death of a man killed in Frederick County on Aug. 3.
A new batch of documents in a cigarette smuggling case could be closed to the public under a sealed motion filed by a defense attorney on behalf of two defendants facing a combined total of 50 charges.
WOODSTOCK -- A preliminary hearing scheduled for two co-defendants accused of seriously injuring a man at his Strasburg residence was postponed Monday in Shenandoah County General District Court after it was disclosed that charges had been filed against the victim.
Years of financial scandal at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging came to an end Friday with the sentencing of former executive director Helen Cockrell to six years probation and three months of home confinement.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie said Thursday a five-point plan at the center of his campaign offers more hope for spurring the state's economy than what he described as failed policies supported by his opponent, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, and President Obama.
The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office piled on dozens of charges without justification against two New York City men in an undercover anti-cigarette smuggling operation involving transactions totaling $10 million, the attorney for the two defendants said Wednesday in circuit court.
FRONT ROYAL - A 30-year-old town resident convicted of sexual penetration of a minor less than 13 years old was sentenced to 11 years in prison and lifetime probation Monday in Warren County Circuit Court.
WINCHESTER -- An autopsy performed on James Trenary after he was found dead in his Stephens City townhouse Sunday confirmed that he died of a gunshot wound, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
The prosecution in a cigarette trafficking case is planning to propose an order that the next courtroom hearing scheduled for Aug. 6 in Shenandoah County Circuit Court be closed to the press and the rest of the public.
A Front Royal taxicab company claims former drivers used customer data and intercepted calls for a competitor.
Andrew Charles Studds insists he wasn't doing anything wrong when he videotaped Front Royal police while carrying a holstered gun on his right hip as they conducted traffic stops a few weeks ago.
Former Strasburg police officer Aaron H. Lewis lost his job over accusations that he used excessive force against a suspect in a drug case, falsification of records and violation of safety rules without a threat to life, according to documents in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.
A man described in court documents as the leader and enforcer of an extensive crack cocaine ring in Winchester was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to life imprisonment.
The Virginia Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse from Winchester.
HARRISONBURG -- The judge presiding over prominent Winchester attorney Paul Hampton Thomson's federal case has rebuked his defense lawyer for "unprofessional conduct."
FRONT ROYAL --A local woman was indicted Monday on charges that she committed sexual acts with an 11-year-old boy in June.
WOODSTOCK -- Search warrants have been executed in the last two weeks to obtain fingerprints of three men in connection with the suspected theft of items from the Toms Brook Post Office in August, according to Shenandoah County Circuit Court records.
NEW MARKET -- A resident of the Blue Ridge Inn is accused of stabbing a neighbor following a dispute regarding a drug transaction.
WOODSTOCK -- A New Market couple played with fire but didn't get burned by having to spend any time behind bars for doing so.
WINCHESTER -- A Washington, D.C., man held his fiancee captive after assaulting her and another woman in Stephens City before fleeing to Warren County on Christmas Eve, authorities said Monday.
HARRISONBURG -- A Winchester man recently convicted of running a check-fraud ring in the area in 2009 pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a federal conspiracy charge, according to court documents.
FRONT ROYAL -- A White Post man who authorities said stole firearms from a relative's home in March, and later threatened to burn down the residence after he broke into it, must serve two months in jail after pleading guilty Tuesday morning to a larceny charge stemming from the incidents.
WOODSTOCK -- A Mt. Jackson man recently charged with incest was released from incarceration only about a month before the sex crimes are thought to have first surfaced, according to Shenandoah County Circuit Court records.
FRONT ROYAL -- A plea agreement could be entered next month for a local man accused of committing or attempting numerous burglaries and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry earlier this year.
WINCHESTER -- State police charged a city man with three crimes Saturday afternoon after he got into a dispute in his car on Interstate 81, walked down the highway and assaulted a driver.
WOODSTOCK -- Sentencing is on hold for a Strasburg man who has admitted to sexually assaulting two girls under 10 years of age until a psychologist who prepared a sex offender report on him can testify.
Loudoun County and Fairfax authorities have joined the Winchester Police Department in pressing charges against accused bank robber Benjamin Luzan Sebastian.
WINCHESTER -- Authorities illegally searched the home of a man accused of killing his mother in February, according to the defendant's attorney.
WOODSTOCK -- Sentencing for a convicted bank robber was delayed on Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court after questions were raised about sentencing guidelines and reports that he had again tried to harm himself.
WINCHESTER -- A Maryland man remained in jail Wednesday after he was accused of holding a woman from Hyattsville, Md., against her will in his vehicle for several hours Tuesday afternoon.
BERRYVILLE -- A Mexican man accused of murdering one person and trying to kill another in Clarke County in 2008 remains in jail without bond.
WINCHESTER -- Two Front Royal men accused of assaulting a city deputy after shoplifting from an Apple Blossom Mall department store were indicted Tuesday by a Winchester Circuit Court grand jury.
WINCHESTER -- A Stephens City man is in custody after fleeing the scene of an crash Monday evening that closed both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Stephenson. Ray Cullen Hackett, 25, turned himself in at the state police office in Kernstown on Tuesday, according to Sgt. F.L. Tyler.
A man charged in an unsuccessful 2008 plot to kill since-slain Berryville Town Councilwoman Gail S. Smith pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge in the case.
WINCHESTER -- A Frederick County man must serve jail time for committing a sex crime against a teen girl in March.
HARRISONBURG -- A Winchester-area man could serve at least five years in federal prison for plotting to deal 10 ounces of cocaine in the Winchester area in August.