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Black Bear incidents may be on rise

Ugarte ran to open a gate and allow the bear to escape. The incident went unreported, except on social media. Many incidents go unreported, but judging from social media bear sightings seem to be increasing, both in the county and within Front Royal. When asked about black bears, Deputy April Morris

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-10-18 17:40:00

Police: Man arrested after attempted abduction in Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —A Massachusetts man was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon after an attempted abduction at a Harrisonburg store, according to the city's police department.


Fishersville resident arrested for connection to methamphetamine smuggling ring

Fishersville resident Jessica Ann Lopez, 32, was the latest to be arrested in a string of Waynesboro arrests related to a local methamphetamine smuggling ring that reaches from Mexico to Central Virginia.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-10-18 20:00:00

Police: 16-year-old girl killed in T-bone crash, two others injured

They said Jamie Grayce Martin, 16, of Lexington was going south on Forest Grove Road when she failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Old Buena Vista Road.

WSET - 2018-10-18 11:53:53

Abduction Suspect Undergoing Mental Evaluation

The woman, who sustained minor injuries, escaped, and the suspect fled the scene, according to the release. Police searched the area, but he wasn't found.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-10-18 03:45:00

No Bones About It — Skeleton Festival Returns To Downtown

HARRISONBURG— Miniature witches, superheroes, zombies, Disney princesses, black cats and pirates will haunt downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday in search of candy.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-10-18 10:00:00

Waynesboro will rely on a Halloween age restriction to curb mischief, sort of

Patrolling officers will not be carding anyone for age verification, said Sgt. Fred Smith with the Waynesboro Police Department. Instead, the ordinance acts a preventative measure that gives officers the authority to handle mischievous behavior if it becomes a problem.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-10-18 15:16:00

Bird scooters land in Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —If you've driven around Harrisonburg lately, you've probably seen them — the electric scooters by the name of "Bird."People in the city have been zipping through the streets on them since Friday."They are faster than I expected them to be," said Dave Sloop, a first-time rid


Fishersville woman charged in connection with widespread drug ring

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) —A Fishersville woman has been arrested in connection with a drug smuggling ring that reaches from Mexico to central Virginia.According to the Waynesboro Police Department, 32-year-old Jessica Ann Lopez was taken into custody for conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of m

WHSV - 2018-10-18 15:24:00

14 indicted on charges of meth distribution in eastern West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WHSV) —Thirteen people from West Virginia and Virginia, including parts of the Shenandoah Valley, have been indicted on drug and firearm charges after a large-scale sting by the Department of Justice.According to United States Attorney Bill Powell, the individuals, plus one from

WHSV - 2018-10-17 13:58:00

Woman Arrested After Newborn Tests Positive For Meth

Helena Christine Warner-Breeden, 39, is charged with violating her probation on a previous drug charge. It’s unclear if she will face additional charges.


Dog park reopens after flooding, city searches for solutions

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —Harrisonburg City is looking into solutions to prevent future flooding at Smithland Dog Park after having toclose it twicethis year due to flooding issues.The park had to close first in June when part of it was under up to 16 feet of water. A few weeks ago in September, it

WHSV - 2018-10-17 16:28:00

Man Admits To Shooting At Vehicle

As the vehicle passed 8652 Kiser Road, deputies say, Foster reached out the window, pointed a gun at a vehicle and opened fire. The vehicle was not hit.


Charges Added To Driver Accused Of Killing Fetus

Christopher Michael Armentrout, 33, was previously charged with felony eluding in connection with the June chase that led to the head-on crash that seriously injured two women on U.S. 340 near McGaheysville.


Faith groups march for criminal justice reform in Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) —Faith groups, led by Faith in Action, the Northeast Neighborhood Association and the Valley Justice Coalition, marched in Harrisonburg ahead of a discussion about criminal justice reform on Monday evening.The Community Criminal Justice Board meeting was held at Memorial Hal

CBS19NEWS - 2018-10-17 10:41:00

Chronic Wasting Disease: DGIF warns of growing threat

CWD has been detected in 37 deer from Frederick County and three deer from Shenandoah County since 2009. DGIF is continuing intensive CWD monitoring of the deer populations in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke and Warren counties this fall. In addition, DGIF has partnered with approximately 60 taxidermi

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-10-18 00:11:15

New doughnut shop opens in Draft's Cheese Shop

STUARTS DRAFT - Ryan and Danae Huffer sold nearly 4,000 doughnuts on their opening day. They said it was truly out of this world, which kind of goes with the whole theme of their new doughnut shop — The Galactic Donut.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-10-17 18:01:00

Police search for man who failed to register as a sex offender

Alexander was first convicted as a sex offender in 2010. He is a black male, has black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weight 170 pounds, according to the press release from the Virginia State Police.


County Man Indicted On Murder Charge

John Doljac, 42, was indicted Monday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.


Police: Cash, drugs, guns seized in traffic stop

WINCHESTER— A traffic stop about 12:45 a.m. Friday resulted in two arrests, two guns seized — one a stolen AK-47 semi-automatic pistol — and the seizure of crack cocaine, marijuana and approximately $2,000 in cash, according to police.Police said the car was stopped on Millwood Avenue near Front Roy