Frederick County

Planning Commission OKs village proffer amendment

The Middletown Planning Commission issued its final stamp of approval Monday on a proffer amendment from the Village at Middletown before sending its recommendation to the council to accept. Commission Chairman Mark Davis briefly read aloud excerpts from a letter from a representative of the ...

Police identify woman who died in I-81 crash

A driver who was killed Friday afternoon when she was ejected from her vehicle following a crash on Interstate 81 near Winchester has been identified as Scarlett L. Campbell, of Middletown. Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police public relations manager, stated in an email that Campbell, 43, ...

Man sentenced in heroin overdose case

WINCHESTER – A Winchester man pleaded guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court on Friday to dealing heroin that led to an overdose death. David Anthony Proctor Jr., 26, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin, possessing heroin with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm with intent ...

Man charged with attempted murder

A Manassas man was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder Wednesday after deputies spoke to an injured victim. John Eric Sims, 32, appeared in Frederick County General District Court via video call Wednesday to receive court-appointed council and set a preliminary hearing ...

Study pushes bus service to LFCC

An effort by the Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization could bring public transportation to Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. LFCC remains the only community college out of the state’s 23 without public transportation. Localities likely would need to ...

Police cracking down on drivers passing buses

Area police will be watching for drivers who don't stop for school buses. The Woodstock Police Department has reported an influx of calls concerning vehicles that fail to stop on the southern end of Main Street for school buses dropping off or picking up students. Police Chief Eric ...

Trial set for man charged in attempted murder case

WINCHESTER – A Clear Brook man who was indicted in March on attempted capital murder charges told Frederick County Circuit Court that he wanted law enforcement to shoot him. Charles Cook Jr., 43, has been charged with four counts of attempted capital murder, four counts of using a firearm ...

Winchester murder case results in two life sentences

WINCHESTER – A Winchester man convicted of first degree murder was sentenced Monday to two life sentences plus 25 years' imprisonment. Christopher Baker, 41, was convicted of first degree murder, unlawful stabbing, armed burglary, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit ...

School divisions receive funding for security upgrades

The Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick county school divisions have been awarded grants from the state to purchase school security equipment. Gov. Terry McAuliffe awarded $6 million in school security equipment grants this week to protect 434 schools and instructional facilities across the ...

Many schools approaching accreditation benchmarks

The Virginia Department of Education released the accreditation status for schools throughout the state for 2016-2017. These accreditation ratings are based on achievement results from 2015-2016. According to the Virginia Department of Education website, elementary and middle schools are ...

Officials respond to threat at school

STEPHENS CITY -- A threatening call to Aylor Middle School drew more than a dozen police cars and forced the transportation of around 600 students to Sherando High School on Friday afternoon. Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland said the middle school received a threatening call ...

Woman sentenced on heroin charges

WINCHESTER – A Stephens City woman accused of distributing heroin was sentenced according to a plea agreement in Frederick County Circuit Court on Monday. Kiri Akela Ann Green, 33, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute and a misdemeanor ...

‘Little Helper’ receives first Gold Star Award

WINCHESTER – With a number of community service projects already under her belt, 11-year-old Sarah Ryan became the first ever recipient of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office’s Gold Star Award. Recruiting a little help from her parents, Melissa and Jamie Ryan, Sarah’s collected ...

Robbery suspect withdraws bond motion

WINCHESTER – A Stephens City man accused of robbery withdrew a motion for bond in Frederick County General District Court on Friday. Micah John Macbeth, 19, was arrested on Aug. 5 by Frederick County sheriff’s deputies. He was charged with grand larceny, robbery, felony destruction of ...

Man accepts plea deal in heroin death case

WINCHESTER – A man pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to distribute heroin in connection with an investigation of a June 2015 heroin overdose death in Frederick County. Michael Dane Carter, 32, pleaded guilty to a total of seven charges in Frederick County Circuit Court as part of a ...

New state rule affects local power over building

Area planning officials continue to consider how changes to state law affect local government oversight of development. Legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly that took effect July 1 likely could limit how planning officials interact with developers. Some critics say the wording ...

SOL results released for local school divisions

Public school divisions have received their 2015-2016 Standards Of Learning test results from the Virginia Department of Education. The Virginia Assessment Program includes Standards of Learning tests and other statewide assessments in English, history/social science, mathematics and ...

Jury to deliberate on child porn case

WINCHESTER – After two days of hearing and viewing evidence, jurors serving in the trial of a Stephens City man accused of possessing child pornography will deliberate on a verdict today in Frederick County Circuit Court. David Anthony Donatoni, 36, has been charged with 16 counts of ...

Man convicted in child porn case

A three-day jury trial for a Stephens City man accused of possessing child pornography ended Thursday evening with his conviction and sentencing in Frederick County Circuit Court. The jury deliberated for almost three hours on evidence presented in the case of David Anthony Donatoni, 39, who ...

Students head back to school in Frederick

WINCHESTER – Some Frederick County middle schoolers will be starting their new school year in a brand new school when they walk into class this morning. The new Frederick County Middle School building, located next to Gainesboro Elementary School on North Frederick Pike in Winchester, is ...