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Bunker Hill man indicted in city man’s killing

The suspect accused of fatally shooting a Winchester man on Oct. 6 in Bunker Hill, W.Va., over allegations the man made sexual advances toward the shooter’s girlfriend has been indicted on second-degree murder charges by a Berkeley County, W.Va., grand jury.Joshua Clyde Newill had been charged with

WINCHESTER STAR - 2018-05-22 02:20:22

Man gets probation for choking girlfriend

Aaron Dwayne Pugh, 41, of 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court where he entered an Alford plea of guilt to one felony count of strangulation. A defendant who enters an Alford plea maintains his innocence but feels that pleading guilty is in his best interest.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAILY - 2018-05-22 00:00:00

Martinsburg woman sentenced to 35 years in fatal shooting

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg woman charged in the fatal January 2017 shooting and robbery of a city man was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County (W.Va.) Circuit Court to 35 years in prison.Destiny A. Baker, 20, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree robbery stemming from the slaying of Ramon W

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-05-21 22:23:00

Man to face shorter prison sentence due to plea bargain

In a plea bargain on Friday in Winchester Circuit Court, Dontrell Roberts pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and fleeing police with a suspended license.

LOCALDVM.COM - 2018-05-21 21:30:56

Va. hardware store at center of Boy Scout controversy fires employee accused of making anti-gay slur

A historic hardware store in Purcellville, Virginia, announced Tuesday morning it has fired an employee accused of using an anti-gay slur while kicking out a teenage Boy Scout seeking donations for a service project.

LAREDO MORNING TIMES - 2018-05-22 18:18:21

Berkeley County grand jury indicts 92

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The following individuals were indicted last week by a grand jury seated for the May term of Berkeley County (W.Va.) Circuit Court, according to the offices of Circuit Clerk Virginia M. Sine and Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Delligatti.An indictment merely indicates that a d

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-05-22 20:45:00

Pet of the Week: Loveable Brandon is ready to share his affection with new owner

“Brandon’s a sweetheart – and he likes to give hugs,”said animal caretaker Emily Gochenour while scooping up the cat, who then wrapped his front paws around her neck in a gentle embrace.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAILY - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

Commentary: Front Royal and Japan: Friends, partners making Warren County stronger

I will be in Front Royal to celebrate the opening of a new $40 million manufacturing facility built by Japanese-affiliated Toray Plastics (America), Inc. This new manufacturing plant, which will strengthen the economy of Front Royal and Warren County, is an example of Japan’s commitment to the econo

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAILY - 2018-05-22 00:00:00

Purcellville hardware store worker denies help to scout, instead unleashes anti-gay, anti-scout rant

A historic hardware store in Purcellville, Virginia, is at the center of a community controversy over allegations that one of its employees used an anti-gay slur after refusing to help a Boy Scout asking for donations for a service project.


Warrenton Middle School student taken into custody for threatening to “shoot up the school”

“Detectives identified the individual, a 14-year-old male, and took him into custody,” Hartman said. “The SRO at Warrenton Middle School is working together with school administration to maintain a safe and secure environment. The incident remains under investigation.”

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2018-05-22 16:43:00

Virginia’s strawberry harvest is right on track and looking good

The strawberries at the Delaplane Festival are not local. However,althoughspringmay havebeen a little late this year, at least according to the thermometer,strawberry growers say 2018 is a return to normal compared to the last fewyears,aripening.Gail MoodyMilteer, regional marketing manager and stra

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2018-05-22 17:08:00

Grand jury indicts 99 in Berkeley County

Trevon Anthony Barron, 25, of Kearneysville was charged with arson in the second degree, two counts of grand larceny of checks, and 17 counts of petit larceny of checks, the release said.


Man robs Charles Town bank

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Police are seeking the public's help in solving a bank robbery in Charles Town, W.Va.


9-year-old boy dies after being crushed by motorized room partition at Virginia school

According to police, a teacher and Wesley both simultaneously pressed a button to open the large, motorized room partition that splits in the middle.


Police seize more than $15K, handgun, crack cocaine in drug investigation in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police seized more than $15,000 in cash, a handgun and about 3.5 grams of crack cocaine as part of a drug investigation and traffic stop last week, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.Lloyd Anthony Black, 32, of Sumpter Drive, Martinsburg, is charged with singl


Town man faces up to 13 months after plea bargain

WINCHESTER — A Stephens City man will be imprisoned up to 13 months for striking the Winchester Inn with his car and then fighting with and trying to flee police.In a plea bargain Friday in Winchester Circuit Court, Dontrell Roberts received a 30-month sentence with 17 months suspended over the Oct.


Warren County transportation system makes getting around easier for senior citizens

"A lot of times when they get older they feel like they bother, even if they're not , they feel like they're bother to family members or friends so having the corridor connector will allow them to have their independence." Angela Richards of Virginia Regional Transit says.


Front Royal Police Department welcomes new K-9

The Front Royal Police Foundation had been raising money for a second k-9 for the department before their beloved k-9 Boone passed away on march 5th. Following Boon'es death, community members contributed funds in Boone's memory. The foundation has been able to purchase Bosco, a 14 month old Germa


Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran off.


Flood warning in Northern Virginia on Saturday

Aflood warningis in effect for several Northern Virginia communities.The warning is in effect until noon for communities that include Arlington, Alexandria, Centreville, Dale City, Reston, Annandale, Springfield, Fort Washington, Herndon, Fairfax, Fort Hunt, Vienna, Groveton, Falls Church, Huntingto