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Woman to be sentenced in 2017 Craigsville killing

In December, Tina Matheny, 49, of Lexington, initially charged with first-degree murder, was facing a jury trial in the killing of 36-year-old Peggy A. Woods of Augusta Springs.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-05-23 16:45:00

Harrisonburg man charged with murder months after shooting

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —At least one man is now charged with first degree murder after the victim of a shooting in Harrisonburg last fall died following months in a coma.Backon October 19, Harrisonburg police responded to Hunters Road and Bradley Drive for a report of an 18-year-old man suffering

WHSV - 2018-05-22 18:05:00

Man Gets 10 Years For Child Porn

Jonathan David Turner, 33, entered guilty pleas to five felony counts of possession of child pornography.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-05-24 02:27:00

Motorcycle collides with Harrisonburg Transit Bus

The motorcyclist was taken to Sentara RMH and, according to Cpl. Scott Drugo, with the Harrisonburg Police Department, will likely be transported to UVA Medical Center for more treatment.


Investigator Says Suspect Confessed To Killing

HARRISONBURG— Hours after he was charged with the murder of a Broadway man, deputies say, Phillip Ritchie confessed.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-05-23 02:39:00

Interstate 81 southbound on-ramp at Exit 247 closed Wednesday night

Milling and paving continue tonight (Wednesday, May 23) along the on-ramp from Route 33 (East Market Street) to southbound Interstate 81 at exit 247 in Harrisonburg. Inclement weather delayed this work earlier in the week. It is now scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thursd

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-05-23 19:46:30

City Residents Urged To Keep Grass Clippings Off Roads, Sidewalks

People must keep their grass clippings out of roads and sidewalks, according to a Tuesday press release. Grass can pose a safety hazard for bicyclists and motorcycles and clog Harrisonburg’s storm sewer system, the release states.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-05-24 02:12:00

City Driver Injured In Bus Crash

HARRISONBURG— A 26-year-old city man sustained serious, though not life-threatening injuries, after he drove his motorcycle into the side of a moving public transit bus Monday evening.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-05-23 03:24:00

Plane crashes just outside of Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

According to Sgt. Sean Simmons, with Virginia State Police, the plane suffered a power failure and a flight instructor from Blue Ridge Aviation maintained control of the craft to crash land it before it could return to the airport where it had departed from.

WHSV - 2018-05-22 15:53:00

Target warehouse employee charged with embezzlement

The sheriff's office was notified late Monday afternoon that Paredes, formerly of Staunton, had allegedly stolen three iPhones and an Apple Watch during a four-month period while working at the distribution center in Stuarts Draft. He was also accused of taking an iPhone case.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-05-22 15:28:00

No plans to restart curbside recycling in Harrisonburg, official says

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —Residents of the Friendly City who wish to recycle will need to continue dropping off their items at a center on Beery Road for the foreseeable future.A public works official briefed Harrisonburg leaders on Tuesday evening about the solid waste management program. Earlier t

WHSV - 2018-05-23 02:01:00

Deputies: Runaway teen may be in the Waynesboro area

Tumajah Lakeithia Howard, 16, was last seen in Verona on Friday, April 13, at about 5:30 p.m.

WHSV - 2018-05-23 12:08:00

Exit 247 on-ramp on Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg closed May 21-22 for repairs

The on-ramp from Route 33 (East Market Street) to southbound Interstate 81 at exit 247 in Harrisonburg will close during the night ofMay 21-22. This closure is for milling and paving scheduled to take place from9 p.m.Monday, May 21, through5 a.m.Tuesday, May 22. All work is weather permitting.


Suspect in meth ring denied bond in Waynesboro

Virginia Mae Chavez, 41, of Penn Laird, was indicted May 8 by a multi-jurisdictional grand jury headed by Chief Prosecutor Phil Figura of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General.


Four charged in racketeering, drug probe

The federal RICO Act was adopted in 1970 and at that time was used primarily to take down members of the Mafia. Since then, states have passed their own RICO statutes and the law is now used primarily on street gangs suspected of drug dealing, prostitution or other crimes, as well as businesses accu


Victim Of October Armed Robbery Dies

Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst said the victim, Kamau Imani, 18, of Harrisonburg, died May 10 at an undisclosed rehabilitation center. Police say he was shot at the Hunters Ridge apartment complex off Port Republic Road.


Fishersville man charged with sexually assaulting young girl

Walter McCallop, 41, was indicted on a felony charge of object sexual penetration, according to Sergeant Fred Smith of the Waynesboro Police Department.


Overnight Paving To Close I-81 Lanes North Of Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG — Paving on Interstate 81 northbound from mile marker 252 to 253 north of Harrisonburg in Rockingham County will close the right lane from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation announcement.VDOT also reports that the right lane of I-81


LPD looking for two people in connection to shooting

The shooting suspect has been identified as 31 year old Reston, Va resident, Mark Anthony Goldring Jr.


Questions remain in 2017 shooting on South First Street

It was a pleasant, early spring evening, around 7:30 on April 11, 2017, when Howard, 31, took his son to Howard’s mother’s house on Charlottesville’s South First Street. Dozens of people from the neighborhood were enjoying the evening with a cookout and block party. Howard stuck around to talk with