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Staunton Man Convicted in Morris Mill Rd. Murder Receives Life Sentence

A Staunton man who admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend's fiance will spend the rest of his life in prison. Christopher Luke Simmons pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, abduction, armed breaking and entering, use of a firearm in the commission of murder and use of a firearm in an abduction in Au

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-01-18 22:26:00

Augusta County killer sentenced to life in prison

STAUNTON - A man who hid inside a home before killing his ex-girlfriend's fiance in 2016 was given life in prison plus 36 years Thursday in Augusta County Circuit Court. Prior to his sentencing, Christopher "Luke" Simmons, 37, of Staunton, tearfully apologized to the family of the victim, 50-year-o

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-01-18 18:06:27

Convicted Killer Gets Life Sentence

STAUNTON - Christopher L. Simmons, 37, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in Augusta County Circuit Court for the December 2016 murder of his ex-girlfriend's fiance. In September, Simmons pleaded guilty to murder and five other counts related to the shooting death of Christopher Miller, 50, of

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-01-19 02:28:00

Waynesboro Inmate Receives More Jail Time for 2017 Escape

An inmate that escaped Middle River Regional Jail last year will spend four more years behind bars for it. Coty Grey Johnson of Waynesboro received his latest sentence in Augusta Circuit Court Thursday, January 18. Johnson and Daniel Gordon Henderson escaped the jail around 3:20 a.m. on June 12, 201

NBC 29 NEWS - 2018-01-18 21:21:00

Grottoes Man In High-Speed Chase Appears In Court

HARRISONBURG - A Grottoes man accused of leading deputies on a high-speed chase appeared in Augusta County Circuit Court on Thursday. Zachary E. Talley, 32, faces more than a dozen charges, including felony eluding and two felony counts of assault on a police officer. During a brief hearing, a judge

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-01-19 02:31:00

Valley women prepare for Women's March this weekend

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- This Saturday, millions of women are expected to join in marches all across the country. Last year, it was one of the largest single-day protests ever in American history. Paula Taylor is one of the few women from Staunton, who will join millions of others in Washington

WHSV - 2018-01-19 09:40:00

Police: Shotgun blast hits Staunton home

STAUNTON - Police have charged a Staunton man after he accidentally fired a shotgun and struck his neighbor's home, according to a police report. On Jan. 4 shortly before midnight, police said a couple in the 300 block of Mary Gray Lane heard a peculiar noise inside their home. Upon further inspecti

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-01-17 13:30:10

Waynesboro couple purchases Valley League's Generals

WAYNESBORO - The Waynesboro Generals have been purchased by Brent Ward and Kathleen Kellett-Ward. The two are long-time supporters of the baseball team. Ward was born and raised in Waynesboro and has played baseball since he was a child. His grandfather spearheaded the building of Wayne Hills baseba

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-01-18 18:42:00

Couple indicted for alleged role in crime spree

KINGMAN - A Mohave County couple has been charged with more than a dozen felony counts in connection with a crime spree that took place in four cities and two states. A Mohave County grand jury indicted Jack Edward Charles Wilder, 49, last week in one case on charges of fraudulent schemes and artifi


Humane Society gathers for year's first major fundraiser

Lake Havasu City animal lovers gathered Saturday night at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center for the Western Arizona Humane Society's 2nd annual "Woof, Wag and Wine" event. The event is the Humane Society's first major fundraiser of 2018, and supporters met for an evening of song, dance and


Lake Havasu City's first police officer dies

Lake Havasu City's first police officer has died. John Alexander was hired by the newly-incorporated Lake Havasu City in 1979, and ended his career as Havasu's chief of police in 2006. Alexander's death was announced through social media on Jan. 9 by his wife, Kimberly Alexander. When former Lake Ha


Single vehicle accident sends two to hospital

LAUGHLIN - A woman remains in critical condition after a single vehicle accident took place at mile marker 13 on Highway 163 at about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 9. The man, who was driving the Dodge Ram pickup, sustained non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants were wearing seatbelts but the woman was trap


BATS offers free ride day on Tuesday

BULLHEAD CITY - Passengers will have the opportunity to take a bus ride for free, thanks to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center. City officials announced a Free Ride Day for Tuesday, sponsored by WARMC. Passengers will be treated to free rides all day throughout Bullhead City on the Red, Blue, G


Lake Havasu man arrested for child abuse, 2-year-old in critical condition

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ - Lake Havasu City police say 21-year-old Andrew Lamorie has been arrested for child abuse among other charges, and his two-year-old daughter is in critical condition. Police say that on January 11 they responded to a home in Lake Havasu City and found a two-year-old girl not b


Two dead in apparent homicide in Fort Mohave

FORT MOHAVE - The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double homicide. Wednesday evening, deputies responded to a report of a dead body found near a burnt vehicle in a desert area east of Fort Mohave. Deputies discovered a second body at the scene, sheriff's office spokeswoman Sue Call


Mustangs lose won, win one

NEEDLES - Two games that came down to the wire had different results for the Needles High School Mustangs basketball team. The Mustangs fell to the High School Lions 47-46 on Jan. 9 and beat the Calvary Chapel High School Lions 56-51 on Jan. 11. With the win and the loss the Mustangs record stands a


Potsdam man charged with felony after burning toilet seat, computer chair following domestic violence incident

POTSDAM - A Potsdam man faces multiple charges after he allegedly lit fire to a toilet seat and a computer chair during a domestic violence incident. Nicolas H. Scott, 27, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment following a state police investigation into a Jan.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-01-17 19:40:00

Potsdam police cite two following property-damage accidents

POTSDAM - Potsdam police cited two motorists following property-damage accidents in the village on Wednesday. Those charged included: Justin B. Glover, 49, Potsdam, was cited for failure to yield right-of-way entering a roadway on May Road at 8:15 a.m. following a two vehicle property-damage accide

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-01-18 15:05:00

Potsdam police cite four motorists for driving infractions

POTSDAM - Potsdam police said they charged four motorists with driving infractions on Tuesday. Those charged included: Jordan L. Stewart, 23, Brooklyn, was cited for speed in zone on Maple Street at 11:50 p.m. after being observed driving 50 miler per hour in a 30 mph zone. Thomas R. Burns, 28, Po

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-01-17 15:45:00

Two Sunmount cases postponed, one set for dismissal

TUPPER LAKE - Three Sunmount employees charged with fighting with a resident and cover-up had their trials postponed in Tupper Lake town court Wednesday evening, with one set to be dismissed under certain circumstances. Joshua D. Beitter, 35, and Magnus S. Stalhammar, 44, both of Tupper Lake are e