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Police: One arrested, one at large in armed robbery
WINCHESTER — One suspect was in custody and a second was at large Monday night after a reported armed robbery outside the Pizza Hut at 814 S. Cameron St. about 3:10 p.m. Two men, one displaying a pistol, approached a man and a woman as the two waited for an Uber outside the restaurant, according to
Valley Health's decision to lay off 20
The Winchester Star reported on Wednesday that Valley Health will be laying off 20 employees. I’m quite sure they forgot to mention that management will be taking a pay cut since they made the decisions that resulted in the losses necessitating the layoff.
Embezzler pleads to stealing $1 million
WINCHESTER — Besides the financial toll of having $1 million embezzled from his business, Carlton Newlin said there was an emotional and physical price. “I put my heart and soul into a business and I’d grown it until me and my employees were making a decent living,” said Newlin, the former owner of
Frederick County fire displaces family of six
A mid-morning fire in Frederick County, Va. displaced a family of six on Monday. The homeowner, Mike Anderson, was already at work when he got the call that his house was on fire.
Driver sought in crash probe
WINCHESTER — A driver who police say stopped on Va. 37 and caused a chain reaction crash on Friday, then fled the scene, is being sought by authorities. Witnesses said the driver of a black vehicle stopped in the middle lane of a three-lane southbound stretch where the speed limit is 65 mph, accordi
Police Blotter: Warren County
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:. Nov. 25: John James Shifflett, of Front Royal, was charged with domestic assault and battery. Nov. 26: Doris Jean Stambaugh, of Front Royal, was charged with contempt of court.
Tribute to fallen officers provides perspective
WINCHESTER — When Jeph Embrey began taping photos of each police officer killed in the line of duty on his office door at the beginning of the year, he had no idea that one photo would be of a colleague.
Winchester Model Railroad Club has their first open house of the holiday season
The Winchester Model Railroad Club is open only 5 days out of the year and this Sunday was one of those days. The club held its first open house of the holiday season. Every year the railroad club is open on the two Sundays before Christmas, New Years Eve, the second Saturday of March and the second
Berkeley County woman charged with DUI after leaving scene of crash
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hedgesville, W.Va.-area woman is accused of leaving the scene of a vehicle crash Saturday that resulted in an injury to a 12-year-old male passenger and also allegedly being involved in a separate hit-and-run crash earlier.
Winchester City Sheriff's Office takes children in need on a holiday shopping spree
The Winchester City Sheriff's Office works closely with the Evans Home throughout the year and continues to take the children on an annual holiday shopping spree. "Right now we have 10 kids but we can have up to 15. We house kids who are foster kids, in the homeless population and private placements
Leesburg sex offender pleads guilty
A 34-year-old Leesburg man confessed to having sex with a 16-year-old girl. He also confessed that he was planning to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Brandon Butcher pleaded guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court to attempted indecent liberties with a minor, contributing t
Crash injures six, including deputy
WINCHESTER — A chain-reaction crash on Va. 37 about 3:15 p.m. Friday injured six people including a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputy whose police cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer.
A Trip To This Little Known Ancient Ruin In Virginia Is Truly One In A Million
The term “ancient” may be relative, yet what remains at the old Midlothian Mines can only be described as ruins. Tucked away in the woods just outside of Richmond, you’ll find a fascinating park that will take you deep into Virginia’s mining history. It all began in the 1730s, when Virginia began th
Winchester-Frederick County convention ask for public input on tourism
The Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau opened their doors not only to visitors, but to residents in order to get input on future plans. The bureau has just wrapped up a two-day session where they got feedback from businesses, attraction representatives and interested resident
Northern Virginia Weather: Vast Improvement For Work Week
STERLING, VA—With the three-day weekend deluge finally in the rear-view mirror, folks in the Northern Virginia area will be treated to a work week with lots of sun and scant chances of rain until Thursday. That's the word from the National Weather Service and other area forecasting outlets.
Help and Serve calendar Dec. 15
The Treasure Box Thrift Shop of Christ Episcopal Church, 114 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, is open today with a Saturday sale of 50 percent off on all clothing, and 20 percent off most everything else. All sales benefit local charities.
CCHS students celebrate Christmas by giving
BERRYVILLE — Students in the DECA and Latin programs at Clarke County High School (CCHS) say that helping less-fortunate people have a joyful Christmas is the most meaningful part of the holiday season.
New dangerous mobile meth lab details surface after van pulled over at Oceanfront
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A man was in court Thursday for charges he is facing in connection to a mobile meth lab. The driver, 47-year-old Michael Steven Whalen of Winchester, Virginia, was charged with Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Manufacture, Sale, Possession of a Controlled Subst
Welcome home: Frederick hosts naturalization ceremony
The journeys of 23 people from 15 countries converged in Winchester Hall on Thursday afternoon as federal and local leaders welcomed new citizens to the United States. Melvis Atongwe was among those raising their hands during the oath of allegiance. The 29-year-old said the ceremony was beautiful, t
Jessica Phillips and Nathan Shoemaker
Jessica Phillips and Nathan Shoemaker were married Oct. 29, 2018, in a private ceremony officiated by Pastor Arnold. A celebration reception was held Nov. 17, 2018, at The Barn at Mahogany Hill.