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Report cites weak reporting on missing, killed Native women
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls asconcernsmount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday.
Thursday's forecast calls for snow, ice
As of Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service had placed the area under a winter storm watch from late tonight through late Thursday. It was predicting snow and sleet accumulation of 1-3 inches, with up to a quarter-inch of ice accumulation.
Biology institute in Front Royal sees birth of new deer
Dolores Reed, the supervisory biologist for ungulates at the institute, said that the 2-week-old fawn has been gaining about 1 pound every other day, within the normal range for the endangered deer species.
Man convicted of sex crimes against child
Justice Morgan Henry appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Tuesday where he stood charged with aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration and forcible sodomy, all three involving a child under the age of 13, as well as one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Site work underway on new Warren Memorial Hospital
The 177,000-square-foot, three-story hospital will replace the nearly 70-year-old Warren Memorial Hospital at 1000 N. Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal. The new hospital is slated to open in 2020. It will be located off Leach Run Parkway in Front Royal, occupying about 28 acres of a 150-acre site, which
Shooting victim charged with assault
Jimmy Lamont Tucker, 42, of Victorville, Calif. — a city about an hour north of Los Angeles — was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of assault and battery. Lt. Keith Covert, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said Tucker sustained a wound that was not life-threatening.
Deputy injured in traffic stop
Driver Benjamin Lonsdale Hill was stopped for driving 35 mph in a 25 mph zone on Woodrow Road, according to a criminal complaint written by Sgt. Brian C. Smith. The stop was random, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Keith Covert.
Breaking news: City Council OKs Shentel cellphone tower in Jim Barnett Park
The decision came Tuesday night in a 6-3 vote, with councilors Les Veach, Milt McInturff and Kevin McKannan standing in opposition because of their unwillingness to allow a for-profit company to further its revenues by using city-owned park space.
Hidden homeless: when working full-time just isn't enough
The 22-year-old hits the ground running, organizing a food distribution program at the Winchester Rescue Mission's Cameron Street location, which picks up food items from local restaurants and grocery stores.
Mount Airy man denied bail after arrest on drug charges
Benjamin W. Boehl, 36, of the 1300 block of North Oak Cliff Court, was pulled over at 1:25 a.m. when a sheriff's deputy saw him driving a black Nissan Altima against oncoming traffic on Kline Boulevard near West Patrick Street, according to charging documents filed in Frederick County District Court
Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets
Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn’t make it.Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the str
Area likely to see first wintry precipitation on Thursday
“It’s too early to get into too many specifics, but confidence is increasing” there will be frozen precipitation during the latter part of the work week, said Brandon Fling, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sterling.
Report: Amazon chooses Northern Virginia, NYC for new headquarters
WASHINGTON - Amazon has chosen Northern Virginia and New York City as the locations for the company's newest headquarters, according to a new report. The announcement is expected to be made as soon as Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reports. Other cities could also receive major sites, according to
High school football: Playoffs - Region Semifinals... This week's games, LIVE Scoreboard and more
H.S. Football: FLS Varsity Fans' Choice Game of the WeekLAST WEEK'S RESULTSThursday's GameREGION 5DNo. 2 North Stafford 60, No. 7 Halifax County 19No. 1 Massaponax 62, No. 8 Albemarle 14Friday's GamesREGION 6BBYE—No. 1 Colonial Forge (10-0)REGION 5DNo. 4 Brooke Point 35, No. 5 Harrisonburg 23No. 3 M
Loudoun County man dies in Clarke County crash
More from Northern VirginiaNova Top StoriesNova ForecastHow to Watch Nova NewsMore from Northern VirginiaA Loudoun County man died in a single-vehicle crash in Clarke County, Va. Sunday morning, November 11.Virginia State Police say, Joseph L. Kittiver, 24, of Round Hill, was traveling north on Rout
Person killed in Sunday morning crash in Clarke County
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, and John H. Enders and Blue Ridge fire and rescue companies responded.
Two Small Earthquakes Shake Virginia
GOOCHLAND, VA — Two small earthquakes rumbled the Goochland area Nov. 9, the same region where a 5.8 earthquake in August 2011 originated that was felt up and down the East Coast, and caused damage to hundreds of homes and structures including the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.
Wildcats one win away from return to state final
“Last year when we traveled (in the state semifinals) we had the whole school line up and everyone got out of class for when we got on the bus,”Foulks said. “They lined the halls and everybody was cheering. There were balloons, posters, everything. And (the state final) is on a Friday this year. So
Spiritual first responders hit the streets amid drug crisis
They can be reverends, rabbis, priests or pastors. Though their faiths differ, they invariably approach people with addiction as equals. No Bible-thumping, no blaming. Quite a few are in recovery themselves.
Holiday Events: Nov. 13
St. Mary’s Pine Church in Mount Jackson will hold a free Thanksgiving dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday for anyone in need. There is no charge, however, tickets are required for admittance. Information, tickets: 410-310-0874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.