Crime & Public Safety

Woman may get up to 60 years for child’s death

November 20th, 2014

WOODSTOCK — A local woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to first-degree murder in the death of a 20-month old child she had been caring for at her apartment.

Jail employees face new rules on social media

November 20th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A committee of the Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren County Regional Jail Authority passed rules Thursday for jail employees to follow in using social media.

Police warm up to new coats

Woodstock police officer Stuart Leake shows off one of the department's new winter coats.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19th, 2014

The new winter coats issued to Woodstock police at the end of last week came just in time to help officers fend off the arrival of wintry temperatures.

Body discovered in Warren County

November 19th, 2014

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the Morgan’s Ford low water bridge.

Searching for solutions

Mary Zirkle, left, clinical director of Winchester Community Mental Health Center, listens to a presenter along with Paul Scardino, center,  director of National Counseling Group in Winchester, and Pam Reiman, right, executive director of Bridging the Gaps Inc., during the Community Action Substance Abuse Summit held Tuesday at the  Winchester Medical Center Conference Center. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Drug addiction is everyone’s problem. That’s the conclusion community members stressed at Tuesday’s Community Action Substance Abuse Summit Call-to-Action event at Winchester Medical Center.

Plea expected in murder case

November 18th, 2014

A woman accused of killing a 20-month-old child in June 2013 will plead guilty to first-degree murder Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Wiseley announced Tuesday.

Defendant gets 17-year sentence

November 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – Lakisha Henry urged mercy and leniency for her husband, the man who authorities say nearly stabbed her

Two-vehicle crash follows traffic stop

Shadrick Crowder

November 12th, 2014

WINCHESTER — A local woman remained hospitalized Wednesday with injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Monday on Interstate 81 that

Long-lost grenade found, detonated

U.S. Army explosives experts last Friday detonated a live grenade that was found embedded between two large oak trees on abandoned property in Front Royal. Photo courtesy of Warren County Sheriffs Office

November 10th, 2014

U.S. Army explosive experts detonated a live grenade Friday that was found embedded between two large oak trees on abandoned

Second psychiatric exam planned for defendant

November 5th, 2014

A Fort Valley man charged with voluntary manslaughter in a shooting death at his home will undergo a psychiatric examination to determine whether mental illness could be a factor in his defense.

Drug dealer gets more than two years in prison

November 4th, 2014

A heroin addict who tried unsuccessfully to obtain a drug to help him cope with his withdrawal symptoms while in jail was sentenced Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court to two years and three months in prison.

Police arrest suspect in robbery

November 3rd, 2014

Authorities Friday arrested a man who they believe robbed the United Bank branch at 199 Front Royal Pike in Winchester on Sept. 5.

Warren County Middle School teacher indicted

November 3rd, 2014

A Warren County Middle County Middle School teacher is facing charges of theft by deception in New Jersey for allegedly defrauding the state for $245,130 of disability payments.

Lessons in fatherhood

November 3rd, 2014

The procession of 27 men filing into a ballroom of the George Washington Hotel on Monday morning bore the invisible baggage of incarceration and hope that their lives were changing for the better.

Attorney: Shop owner innocent

October 30th, 2014

Carson Thomas Boita’s attorney declared Thursday her client is an innocent man as police continued to investigate a complaint that someone placed a hidden camera in the unisex restroom of Boita’s Happy Creek Coffee and Tea shop.