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Another perspective on the local illegal drug problem

You read about the opioid crisis, about heroin making its return, about the Valley’s problems with meth, and you, of course, know all about the ongoing, strenuous efforts to go after the drug dealers.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-08-17 14:10:03

Rabid groundhog confirmed in Harrisonburg

The Virginia Department of Health confirmed that a pet groundhog has tested positive for rabies. The animal was frequently seen in northeast Harrisonburg, near Jefferson and East Johnson streets., from Aug. 8 through Aug. 11, a release said.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-08-17 20:32:00

Jalapeno Dealt Blow In Lawsuit

HARRISONBURG— A Harrisonburg restaurant that was ordered by a jury to pay a former employee $8,300 in back overtime wages must also pay her attorneys’ fees, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-08-17 04:19:00

Traffic stop nets two suspects in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO - Police got a twofer Thursday after a traffic stop in Waynesboro resulted in the arrests of two suspects wanted in separate cases, one a Staunton man who was at-large on several charges, including felony domestic assault and abduction.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-08-17 19:24:00

Pet groundhog tests positive for rabies in northeast Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —If you've had any contact with any groundhogs in northeast Harrisonburg recently, you should seek out immediate medical attention.According to the Virginia Department of Health, a groundhog kept as a pet in the northeast part of the city, frequently seen near Jefferson and

WHSV - 2018-08-17 15:59:00

Crimora man sentenced to 13 years in child pornography case

Houser denied the sex assault claims, which were never proven, but when questioned by investigators from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office he admitted to watching pornography. When asked if he had any child pornography in the home, Houser reportedly became uneasy, court records show.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-08-16 20:37:00

City Man In 2013 Fatal Released

During a hearing Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court, Adam Evans, assistant commonwealth’s attorney, told Albertson that hospital staff have approved Ringgold for conditional release. If released, he would be monitored by a community service board.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-08-16 03:28:00

Police Release More Details In Abduction

Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, 48, and Angie Caroline Rodriguez Rubio, 12, were last since in Harrisonburg at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5 leaving La Roca Eterna Hermanos en Cristo in the Dukes Plaza shopping center with Hareton Jaime Rodriguez Sariol, age unavailable.


Suspect Faces More Charges In Standoff

Broadway police charged David Wayne Bressette, 31, on Tuesday with four misdemeanor counts of property destruction and misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-08-16 04:13:00

Page County man killed in crash along Rt. 340

According to the Virginia State Police, a 2005 Saturn SUV was traveling south on Rt. 340 when it ran off the right side of the road about 200 feet north of Rt. 661, striking a culvert and overturning.

WHSV - 2018-08-16 17:54:00

Construction Progressing on JMU Athletics Training Center at Sentara Park - James Madison University

HARRISONBURG, Va. – During the summer of 2018, construction commenced on the JMU Athletics Training Center at Sentara Park, an indoor performance facility to be used by all James Madison Athletics programs. The facility is located on the upper terrace level of Sentara Park with anticipated completio

JMUSPORTS.COM - 2018-08-16 12:19:00

Police warn homeowners of driveway paving scams

BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) —Many of you have been calling us here at WHSV about scammers in the Valley taking a more old-fashioned approach: going door-to-door.So we checked in with police on what to look out for and what to check so somebody doesn't scam you out of your hard-earned money.Bridgewater p

WHSV - 2018-08-16 18:14:00

Kids participate in Sunshine Goat Show

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) --On Thursday, seven kids were given the chance to do something that they've probably never done before.

WHSV - 2018-08-16 19:00:00

City Woman Pleads To Check-Kiting Scheme

Rebecca Corbin, 51, entered guilty pleas to felony obtaining money by false pretense and two felony counts of issuing bad checks.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-08-16 03:26:00

Harrisonburg City invites people to give feedback on comprehensive plan

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —The Harrisonburg Planning Commission is hosting an open house and comment period on Wednesday night for folks to come out and review the city's comprehensive plan.They hope to have this plan passed by the end of this year.The plan covers a wide variety of topics, but the ma


Former Grandma's Bait owners' estate up for sale — On the market

ARBOR HILL - Want 20 acres and seclusion just minutes from Staunton? You can get all that for under $500,000 with this home in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-08-16 15:22:00

Crimora man charged with hate crime in assault case

Mallow and the boy were co-workers, according to police, and authorities believe the victim's race played a role in the assault. The victim was Hispanic, according to Lt. Ritchie.


Family struggles with loss of two cousins after weekend shooting

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) —Virginia State Police believe a murder and officer-involved shooting that happened this past weekendare connected. They say a man killed his cousin in Afton before leading police on a high-speed pursuit down Route 29 that ended with him shooting a deputy and being shot and


Transfer turning heads in JMU preseason camp

Hamilton has been a standout in preseason camp, showing off strong footwork and shiftiness from the backfield. He joins an already loaded running back group that includes seniors Trai Sharp, Cardon Johnson, and Marcus Marshall.


Warner, Kaine announce $750K for drug courts in Harrisonburg, Richmond

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $400,000 in federal funding for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Drug Court Program and $350,000 in federal funding for the Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court (RADTC) Program.