High school basketball scores from Friday, December 6:
BOYS Central 55, Strasburg 29 Western Albemarle 73, Harrisonburg 69 (3 OT) East Rockingham 74, Turner Ashby 38 Broadway 57, Monticello 37 Rockbridge County 43, Fort Defiance 38 Waynesboro 61, Wilson Memorial 43 Buffalo Gap 66, Stonewall Jackson 45
GIRLS Spotswood 56, Albemarle 39 Stuarts Draft 50, Broadway 37 Fort Defiane 61, Rockbridge County 48 Wilson Memorial 51, Waynesboro 16 Luray 50, Riverheads 45 Staunton 48, Stonewall Jackson 43 William Fleming 63, Harrisonburg 52 ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow in The Star (12/7): The Harlem Globetrotters (pictured) are coming back to play at Shenandoah University on March 19, Anna Merod writes.
For a generation since Virginia abolished parole in 1995, it has relied on state sentencing guideline recommendations. The guidelines have provided statewide uniformity in sentencing, but disparities in sentences for non-violent and violent offenders continue, Evan Goodenow reports.
Also, the Frederick County Board of Supervisors plans to approve a resolution Wednesday night making the county a Second Amendment sanctuary, Josh Janney writes.
Pictured: Harlem Globetrotters forward Sweet Lou II, son of former 27-year veteran Harlem Globetrotters player and now coach Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar, appeared in Shenandoah University's James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center Friday for a news conference where it was announced the Globetrotters will play in the venue March 19th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Such an honor to participate in this press conference with the men and women who protect our roadways from drunk and impaired drivers. And also honored to meet other victims of drunk driving crashes. You all are so brave and resilient!!! Amanda Frazier Petrylak, Michell Taylor Pulley, Susan VanDenburgh, Racell Broadnax , Kristen Nicole Mallory 💕
American law enforcement should drive and ride American vehicles.
Thank you for your SERVICE
MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone.
I volunteer my services for people who want to drink
They should making drinking and driving illegal this way it would stop all this senseless killing #commonsensedrinkinglaws maybe if they made it so we could sue ford or chevy or whatever car maker for the driver under the influence
Congratulations Sgt. Erin Brogan on your Instructor Spotlight in the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy newsletter. Thank you for your determination and commitment to the agency. ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget, the Harrisonburg Parade is tonight at 7pm! Please see the City's post below for information on the event and street closures. The weather looks pretty decent this evening so we hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
The Harrisonburg Holiday Parade starts at 7pm this evening in downtown Harrisonburg!
The parade begins at the Rockingham County Office Building on Gay St and travels South on Main Street ending at Ci...
SCSO would like to remind you of the ongoing drug dump in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.
It is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The drug dump is completely anonymous and we accept all over the counter and prescription medications. Just please no inhalers, no glass, and no syringes. ... See MoreSee Less
Some of our guys having a good time helping kids in the community. “Holidays with a Hero” was held tonight at Luray Wal-Mart. Deputy Baugher, Deputy Cubbage, Deputy Hull and Deputy Cook take a minute to tell Santa what they want for Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less
Join us in congratulating the following deputies on their promotions:
Lieutenant B.F. Hall was promoted to Captain Sergeant A. Burns was promoted to Lieutenant Corporal C. Thompson was promoted to Sergeant Corporal K. Yoder was promoted to Sergeant Deputy C. Farmer was promoted to Corporal
They were promoted during a recent pinning ceremony surrounded by friends, family, and co-workers. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for the shout out!This Holiday Season, we want to show how thankful we are for the men and women who keep our communities safe! We love being able to support the Page County Sheriff's Office! The officers and everyone else who works with the Sheriff's department truly show what it means to protect and serve! ... See MoreSee Less
I was reading yesterday someone kept posting about it an the post kept getting deleted an then suddenly that afternoon Sheriff puts out a statement..?? Weird
What seems funny to me is they know it’s an isolated case but they don’t know who the dead person is?? Something just doesn’t sit right with me with this whole situation.
He was found in a freezer cut up!!! They didn’t even release anything until yesterday and they are still out there at the discovery spot.
Not many people know where that Landing is I grew up out there that's a private boat landing and makes you wonder
Glenna Karen Fadeley I read somewhere the body was found in pieces in a freezer🙃
But let’s make guns illegal.
Epstein didn't kill himself
I’ll tell ya what is an immediate threat, warreny county government
Media Release: Waynesboro Police Conduct Week of Drug Raids
For the past week, the Waynesboro Police Department has conducted several drug investigations to target street-level narcotics trafficking. During that time, police have executed seven search warrants at various locations throughout the city, resulting in the following charges:
Kinta Tyjuan Clore, 25-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248.1, Possession with intent to distribute more than one-half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana. Clore is currently on bond from Middle River Regional Jail.
Mariah Shavone Smith, 27-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, Possession of a schedule I/II drug. Smith is currently on bond from Middle River Regional Jail.
James Dustin Showers, 32-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, Possession of a schedule I/II drug. Showers is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
Selena Bernice Durrette, 20-year-old Esmont, VA, resident, charged and arrested for violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2- 248.1, possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana; 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine), 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine). Durrette is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
David Johnathan Smith Jr, 28-year-old Esmont, VA, resident, charged and arrested for violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2- 248.1, possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana; 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine), 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine). Smith is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
Jesse Hamilton Balin, 31-year-old Waynesboro resident, currently wanted for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Balin remains at large after the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team raided his residence on North Delphine Avenue on December 4th and recovered methamphetamine.
Denise Urbanna Smith, 24-year-old Stuarts Draft, VA, resident, currently wanted for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Smith remains at large after the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team raided her residence on North Delphine Avenue on December 4th and recovered methamphetamine.
All seven of the search warrants were executed in the City of Waynesboro as part of the department’s multi-faceted drug enforcement strategy aimed at targeting the full spectrum of the drug trafficking problem in the city. Several of these investigations were supported by complaints received directly from citizens via direct phone contact or through the use of the department’s online program at www.reportadrugdealer.com. Citizens who are aware of ongoing drug problems in their neighborhoods are encouraged to continue to contact the Waynesboro Police Department either via phone or by utilizing the online complaint form found at www.reportadrugdealer.com.
Thank you WPD.... But really look at these people. Not the most upstanding citizens you might say.
Needed to bump those numbers up for the end of the year quotas I see. 🙄 #EndTheWarOnDrugs
Wonder how many of them are on foodstamps
I think the worst thing is... haven't most of them been arrested for exactly the same issues prior?
Great job WPD! And from what I’ve seen in the past where there’s smoke there’s fire. So your next investigation tip might be spurred from this thread. A persons reaction to the arrest of multiple life, soul, health, and future corrupting drug dealers should be positive and entirely supportive in my book. The normal average everyday Joe would support & be ecstatic that their streets are getting cleaned up. And if their reaction isn’t supportive? Why, would that be? I could be wrong, but just a thought.
Good job trust the Judge will give the highest penalty possible! Officers be safe out there and thank you all for your service! God Bless!
Good job keep them off the streets
Did you pull their records...How do you know MOST of them
Keep up the good work.
More no counts wantin some easy....💰💰💰
Looks like karma hit a few here
Great job. Back the blue
It's great cleaning up drugs.but where r these petty little people get their drugs from. RICHMOND, BIG CITY...PA.MD.WV
Omfg look who it is
Maybe the should be kept this time
Brian Hastings Mikolay hmmm...
Devan Ariana Dedrick
Lindsay Raye Vines
Douglass Brown Juanita Sprouse
Dusty again, ?
Thank you WPD for a Great job and Protecting our children, grandchildren, our community and us all while putting Your lives on the line. You are appreciated. Lord protect and Shield All of our Police as they protect us.
Get them some help they all been on here before for drugs
We are grateful for our community that gives...Reminder: donations of food and toys for the annual Timbrook Drive will be taken until December 12. Please consider dropping off food and new toys at one of the following locations: Timbrook Public Safety Center, Rouss City Hall, Joint Judicial Center and Handley High School. ... See MoreSee Less
Raise your hand if you're a Virginia Certified Officer looking to join a new department! Apply today to become the next School Resource Officer for the Winchester Police Department.
Winchester is situated near the top of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, comfortably close to the conveniences of Northern Virginia yet quaint and full of small town charm. Our officers enjoy a close-knit relationship with the community we serve, fostered by numerous community outreach projects for residents of all ages. For a full list of reasons why you should join our team, call 540-545-4700 and ask to speak to our recruiter today! Or, apply at agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm
Please note: In order to apply, you MUST already be a Virginia Certified Officer. ... See MoreSee Less
Please join our deputies in raising money for the Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center in Martinsburg. The Safe Haven, the local Child Advocacy Center, offers a child-focused program, encouraging a team approach to the investigation and treatment of child abuse. Team members include prosecutors, law enforcement, child protective service workers, mental and medical health and victim advocates.
Our deputies will be wearing beards during the month of December to support this program. Each deputy is donating $20 to participate. Female deputies can also participate and will be wearing colorful fingernail polish designs.
If you would like to donate money to Safe Haven as part of our Santa beards behind the Badge program, please write a check to the Children’s Home Society of WV with SBBTB in the subject line. Checks can be dropped off to Captain B. Hall at the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office is located at 510 S. Raleigh Street in Martinsburg, WV. ... See MoreSee Less
MPD Patrol Officers Shut Down Virginia Avenue Drug House
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of their latest case under the city’s innovative “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 727 Virginia Avenue after a drug investigation and search warrant by MPD Patrol Unit officers.
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Main Street Martinsburg will be holding their annual Christmas parade at 7pm. No parking will be permitted after 5pm in the 100 block of North Queen Street and the 100 block of South Queen Street on. The entire parade route will be closed at 6:30pm. A map of the parade route is below ... See MoreSee Less
Next time I’ll have a “leak”. 🤣. Ps you missed the part about my son getting a water bill for Christmas. That was a good quote lol.
So sad this has been going on for many, many years and this is all we ever here. "I am so sorry, I have had this happen to me, we had to pay it, We have to shut it off if you cannot pay ,and we have to charge the reconnect fee , We do not care if you have children ,or how old you are, you must pay or you will have no water, No we will not work with you , Bill must be paid in full, You must have a leak."
Thank you to the City of Staunton Information Technology department for these cyber safety tips!
Online Shopping Tips
1. Do not use public Wi-Fi for any shopping activity. Public Wi-Fi networks can be very dangerous, especially during the holiday season. Public Wi-Fi can potentially grant hackers' access to your usernames, passwords, texts and emails. For instance, before you join a public Wi-Fi titled "Apple__Store," make sure you first look around to see if there's actually an Apple Store in your vicinity, and thus, confirm that it is a legitimate network. To help stay secure, you should always be on the lookout for the lock symbol on your webpage.
2. Look for the lock symbol on websites. When visiting a website look for the “lock” symbol before entering any personal and/or credit card information. The lock may appear in the URL bar, or elsewhere in your browser. Additionally, check that the URL for the website has “https” in the beginning. These both indicate that the site uses encryption to protect your data.
3. Know what the product should cost. If the deal is too good to be true, then it may be a scam. Check out the company on “ResellerRatings.com”. This site allows users to review online companies to share their experiences purchasing from those companies. This will give you an indication of what to expect when purchasing from them.
4. One-time use credit card numbers. Many banks are now offering a single use credit card number for online shopping. This one-time number is associated with your account and can be used in place of your credit card number. This way, if the credit card number becomes exposed, it cannot be used again. Check with your credit card company to see if they have this option available.
5. Keep your computer secure. When using your computer to do your holiday shopping, remember to keep your Anti-virus software up to date and apply all software patches. Never save usernames, passwords or credit card information in your browser and periodically clear your offline content, cookies and history. You will want to keep your computer as clean as possible for online shopping. The world of online shopping can bring lots of new products to your door step and can prove to be a lot of fun finding that special gift. Just remember to be careful so that you don’t make your data a special gift to cybercriminals.
In-Store Shopping Tips
6. Always use credit cards for purchases. Avoid using your ATM or debit card while shopping. In the event that your debit card is compromised, criminals can have direct access to the funds from your bank account. This could cause you to miss bill payments and overdraw your account. When using a credit card, you are not using funds associated with your bank account. This means you are better protected by your credit card company’s fraud protection program. If you pay off the credit card balance each month, you won’t pay interest and your banking information will be protected.
7. Don’t leave purchases in the car unattended. Criminals can be watching and will consider breaking into your car to get the merchandise you just purchased. If you must leave some items in your car, consider leaving them in the trunk or glove compartment rather than in a visible location.
8. Beware of “porch pirates.” When shopping online and receiving purchases by mail, make sure you are always tracking your packages. The US Postal Service, FedEX and UPS all have systems to track your packages, and all three utilize tracking numbers that can be used to figure out where your item is and when it should be delivered to your home. However, the only surefire way to thwart porch pirates is to not have packages delivered to your home at all. Consider having your holiday packages delivered to a family member, your workplace, or a trusted neighbor! Remember, always trust your instincts. If an email or an attachment seem suspicious, don't let your curiosity put your computer at risk! ~ Happy Holidays and safe shopping! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your service and sacrifice...stay safe out there and come home soon. God bless and watch over you. 💙🇺🇸🙏
Thank you for your service! May God watch over you and keep you safe! Congratulations !
Well I cant even think right now.Where does time so.THANK YOU OFFICER STEVEN.PRAYERS GO TO YOU THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER YOU AT ALL TIMES.PRAYER GOING UP.GOD THIS YOUR CHILD PROTECTION OVER HIM AT ALL TIMES.
WORDS CAN'T COME OUT ONLY TEARS COME DOWN .SO PROUD OF YOU.LOVE YOU ..
Thank you for service, sir.
Thank you for your Service
Thank you for your service and looking good as always
The Christmas season is quickly approaching and this time of year theft usually increases. Just a friendly reminder to please keep your vehicles locked and valuables kept out of view . And remember, i...