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Board picks firm for reassessment

Local News

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders kicked off the next round of real estate reassessments Tuesday and made a change to the process. The Board of Supervisors voted at its regular meeting to approve a contract with Wingate and Associates Ltd. to perform the county’s 2019 general ...

Woodstock man charged with sexual battery

Local News

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Woodstock man on Saturday on an aggravated sexual battery charge. Domingo Reynoso Bautista, 18, is accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl the day before his arrest, the criminal complaint states. He is being held at ...

Edinburg woman arrested on fraud, assaulting an officer charges

Local News

WOODSTOCK -- An Edinburg woman was arrested on Sunday on four separate charges including obtaining money under false pretenses and assaulting law enforcement. Kimberly Carol Moore, 50, allegedly went to an Edinburg residence on Water Street on Sunday to, “retrieve some of her belongings due ...

Front Royal man pleads guilty to prison drug delivery

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- A local man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to being involved in a plot to deliver drugs to a prisoner in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. The grand jury in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday indicted Joshua Allen Cook, 27, on a charge that stems from a January ...

Strasburg Town Council moves toward asphalt plant decision

Local News

STRASBURG —  Members of the Strasburg Town Council expressed some concerns at a public hearing Monday about a proposal to build an asphalt plant in the town’s business development park. A Strasburg-based company, Kickin’ Asphalt, has sought the council's approval for an asphalt plant in ...

Teen indicted on murder charge

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- A grand jury on Monday indicted a teen accused of stabbing his girlfriend in March in Front Royal on a second-degree murder charge. Bailey Lincoln Powell, 18, of Gore, is charged in the March 23 stabbing death of Leah Marie Adams, 19, of Front Royal. Powell was 17 when he ...

County deputies take 31 cats from Fort Valley home

Local News

A Fort Valley man likely faces criminal charges after authorities removed 30 cats from his home Sunday night. The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 7 p.m. about a large number of cats not receiving proper care at a home in the 100 block of Paige Lane in the northern ...

Woman pleads guilty to drug distribution charges

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- As part of a plea agreement, a Paw Paw, West Virginia, woman on Monday pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution, trespassing and assault and battery charges. Sarina Bryson was facing charges from a June 2016 incident where she sold a $50 bag of crack-cocaine to a confidential ...

Police blotter: Shenandoah County

Valley 911

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: May 30: Victoria Lynn Helsley, of Lebanon Church, was arrested on charges of appearing drunk in public. Court date is 11 a.m. June 16 in Shenandoah County General District Court. May 30: Aaron Matthew Branham, of ...

Fire & Rescue Report

Valley 911

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for May 29-June 4: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Cardiac: 1 Cardiac arrest: 1 Chest pain: 2 Difficulty breathing: 4 Fall: 9 General illness: 5 Hemorrhage: 2 Hypertension: ...

Front Royal teen indicted on bomb hoax charge

Local News

FRONT ROYAL -- A grand jury on Monday indicted a teen accused of bringing a hoax bomb device to Warren County High School in January. Caleb Daniel Sutphin, 18, of Front Royal, was indicted on a felony bomb hoax charge. He is accused of making a fake bomb device out of gears, a phone charger ...

Motorcycle, car involved in Interstate 81 crash

Courts & Legal News

A motorcycle and a car were involved in a crash on northbound Interstate 81  Sunday evening in Shenandoah County. According to Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler, at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, a 2004 Pontiac was traveling in the left lane at mile marker 292 when the driver slowed for ...

Middletown selects new police chief

Crime

MIDDLETOWN -- The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved Gary Benedict Jr. as the new police chief. According to Town Manager Rebecca Layman, Benedict is “currently a police chief in Avon, New York. He's had 35 years of law enforcement experience and he will be relocating down ...

Great Meadow shortlisted for international competition

Local News

THE PLAINS -- Great Meadow has been home to some of the most illustrious equestrian competitions in the world. Now, sometime this summer, it may get to add to its resume – the  course was chosen as just one of two U.S. finalists to play host to the Concours Complet International four-star ...

Local tractor club celebrates 28th annual show

Local News

MOUNT JACKSON – Community members and visitors alike were treated to pieces of history this past weekend at the Conicville Fire Department as the Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club held its 28th annual show. Tractor lovers, young and old, were treated to an array of ...

Man stabbed at truck stop in Toms Brook

Local News

A 32-year old man was stabbed at a truck stop on Mt. Olive Road in Toms Brook at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect described as a “black male, wearing a white t-shirt, red shorts,” according to the department's website. After the victim ...

Getaway driver found guilty on diner robbery charges

Local News

WOODSTOCK -- More than week after postponing his verdict, Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Friday found a Woodstock woman guilty on three charges after determining she was the getaway driver in the attempted robbery of Ben’s Diner in January. Hupp delivered his verdict after hearing ...