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Man Cited Minutes Before Fatal Crash

HARRISONBURG — New details emerged Friday about a two-vehicle traffic crash in Page County that killed a Front Royal woman earlier this week. The Luray Police Department announced that an officer cited a Rockingham County man for driving without a license roughly 30 minutes before he was involved in


Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int


West Virginia mother indicted for murder

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - On Monday, a grand jury in Berkeley County indicted a 46-year-old West Virginia mother on several felony charges. Following allegations of killing her 8-year-old daughter and shooting her 11-year-old daughter, Julie Orellana was indicted for murder, attempted murder, malicio


Winchester resident crowned Mrs. Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. - While many people know about the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, a Winchester resident has earned a different title: Mrs. Virginia. Brieanna King-Kulik was crowned Mrs. Virginia in early February, after holding the title of Mrs. Winchester.


Rise of online shopping shifts developer's plans

FRONT ROYAL - The advent of online shopping has a developer seeking the rezoning of 100-plus acres behind the Crooked Run Plaza shopping center to allow for mixed uses, including potentially 1,000-plus housing units.


Fomer EDA executive director sues supervisor

FRONT ROYAL – A case of he said, she said has broken out in local courts. Five months after Warren County Board of Supervisors member Tom Sayre filed a civil defamation suit against Jennifer McDonald, former Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority executive director, she followed su


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Courthouse Notes: Warren County

The following information is from the Warren County Circuit Court:. • Delmarco Nathan Brown, 38, of Woodstock, and Austyn Kristen Boudreaux, 28, of Shoreline, Washington. • Andrew Kyle Davis, 25, of Linden, and Shana Marie Carter, 26, of Linden.


Police locate suspect after cameras found in Virginia Tech restrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Police have arrested a person accused of installing secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus. According to the Virginia Tech Police Department, two separate video recording devices were found in restrooms this week.


Patriots' owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

JUPITER, Florida — The New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged with two counts in a human trafficking bust. According to WPEC police say Kraft visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter in January 2019.


Man pleads guilty to role in heroin ring

Another person arrested in a federal undercover sting targeting drug trafficking in Shenandoah County has pleaded guilty to playing a role in the operation. Jeremy Craig Mays pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg on Feb. 7 to one count of conspiring to distribute and possess with int


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Strategic vision maps out county's future

FRONT ROYAL – The county recently approved a strategic vision, based on feedback from elected officials and a citizen survey, that maps out future goals and how to achieve them.


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i


Two arrested in Warren County on child cruelty charges

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people on Friday afternoon on charges of cruelty and injuries to children. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 stating that a 3-year-old child had been assaulted. The child


UPS parking request returned to Planning Commission

FRONT ROYAL — The Planning Commission will reconsider the United Parcel Service’s special permit request seeking to use a Commerce Avenue parking lot that has irked neighbors.


Large police presence in Virginia Beach neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach Police were called out to Shell Road, off of Independence Boulevard on Friday afternoon. Police tell us they are dealing with a "person in crisis," but could not give any additional information.


Woman seriously injured after Virginia Beach Oceanfront shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – One woman is in the hospital after an early-Saturday morning shooting at an Atlantic Avenue hotel. At approximately 12:48 a.m., dispatch received a report of a firearms violation at the Hyatt Hotel, located at 2705 Atlantic Avenue. When officers arrived, they located an adult w


Virginia Republicans seek testimony from Justin Fairfax accusers before House committee

A top Virginia Republican announced Friday that the state's judiciary committee will invite the two women accusing Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to testify when the legislature returns in April.