No, Craigsville Elementary School is not closing. A rumor made the rounds this week that the school might shutter its doors in the next couple years. That's not true, officials say. ... See MoreSee Less
Sprint and Samsung confirmed the breach in emailed statements, with Sprint writing, “Information such as customers’ account Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) may have been compromised." ... See MoreSee Less
It’s the middle of July in Shenandoah County and we all know how hot and humid it can be. If you wouldn’t leave your cell phone in a vehicle don't leave a loved one or a pet? Be sure to look before you lock your vehicles. ... See MoreSee Less
Okay, #VSP FB Fans...now's your chance to let everyone know the Virginia State Police has the best-looking cruiser! Vote today online by clicking on the link below...Thank you! #BlueandGray #ValorServicePrideIt is officially time for our annual Best Looking Cruiser Contest. This year voting will be done through SurveyMonkey, You will scroll down to the bottom of the page and select which state you think has the best looking cruiser from the drop down menu. You may only vote once from each of your devices, and voting will close on July 30th at 3 pm EST. www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestlookingcruisercontest
The following states chose not to participate in this year's contest: Maryland, Georgia, Oregon. If you do not see your state, we are waiting for their photo submission. ... See MoreSee Less
The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office was notified of a scam. A resident received an automated call stating they are calling with the Social Security Administration. During this call they threaten to freeze your social security account. If you receive the same call hang up. This is a SCAM. Do not give your information to anyone over the phone if you are not sure who they are. Please share with your family and friends so they do not fall victim of this scam. ... See MoreSee Less
Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s multiple times this week. That, coupled with high humidity, can create a dangerous situation and even life-threatening conditions such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke if the proper precautions are not taken.
Residents also should be mindful of the impact of extreme heat on children and pets. A child’s body temperature can heat up three to five times faster than an adult, and children and pets should never be left in a parked vehicle under such heat conditions.
Threats: Dangerous heat and humidity, isolated threat for severe thunderstorms and flooding.
Timing: · Heat Wednesday through Sunday. Dangerous heat and humidity is most likely Friday through Sunday. · A few thunderstorms may become capable of producing locally damaging wind gusts or isolated instances of flooding Wednesday and Thursday.
Overview and Impacts: · A warm front will lift north of the area today, resulting in increasing heat and humidity; heat index values of 100 to 105 are likely Wednesday, and are possible Thursday. · The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Barry will bring increasing moisture Wednesday and Thursday. This increasing moisture may fuel thunderstorms capable of producing a few damaging wind gusts or isolated instances of flooding, particularly Wednesday afternoon and evening. · Dangerous heat and humidity are becoming increasingly likely for Friday through Sunday. Heat indices around 105 to 115 degrees are possible each afternoon and early evening. Heat indices may hold in the 80s and 90s at night (especially near and east of Interstate 95). If the prolonged heat and humidity are realized, it will become a significant threat to anyone exposed to the heat for an extended period of time. ... See MoreSee Less
We have received numerous complaints in the past few days about telephone scams. We urge the public once again to not give out any personal information. Callers are posing as family members claiming they have been in accidents or even arrested, in order to get money. Just hang up !!! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank goodness! This has become a serious problem in Winchester. Besides the safety issue it presents when drivers block intersections and ignore traffic signals because they are interacting with pan handlers, this also contributes to funding illegal activities.
Finally! Thank you!
I couldn't hear any of this & my media/phone was on MAX. Very annoying.
With that written, any time you can truly help a person in crisis & the community at large, it's a good day.
Thank you 😊
Thank you Winchester City Council
I am glad.
I'm glad they did this!!
It about time at the dollar store i had them come right to my truck while i was putting my bags in the truck wanted money
I have never seen them in Winchester.
About time !
Took long enough
Alisha Lotz, no more annoying people standing around off 81 and in Winchester!
This will get challenged in the courts 😕. As annoying as panhandling is, it has been judge to be protected speech.
If you don't like panhandlers, banning the action is not going to accomplish much. Instead, why is no one trying to manage the root problems of homelessness? A problem like this is not solved with a simple solution.
Last week, 3 of our Deputies at the ACSO attended the Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center camp with over 400 children from Augusta, Rockingham, Allegheny, Bath and Highland counties. They had a fun week interacting with the children while attending the many classes with them. The children learned valuable skills throughout the week that ranged from pillow making, cooking, first aide, kayaking, to sports, rilflery, archery and craft activities. Pictured below is the Augusta County 4H attendees and our own Deputy Leslie Snyder, Deputy Chris Pultz, and Deputy Bob Hildebrand. ... See MoreSee Less
Harrisonburg, Va. – On July 14, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers with the Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD), responded to the 400 block of South Main Street for a complaint of two victims with gunshot wounds. At this time, the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received reports of shots fired on West Grattan Street as well.
When officers arrived, they were able to eventually locate the victims, who had been travelling in a vehicle in search of assistance, in the area of East Johnson Street and Community Street. Both victims were transported to Sentara RMH Medical Center before one victim was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life- threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation has shown that the victims were in the area of West Grattan Street when approached by two males. A struggle ensued between the victim in the passenger seat and one of the males after a firearm was displayed. The gun was fired, and both victims were struck.
Witnesses nearby and security footage in the area led officers to a townhome on West Grattan Street where the suspects were believed to have fled. Officers arrested two suspects at this time in connection with the shooting.
Aaron Christopher Gordon Jr., 20, of Harrisonburg, and Za’Jaun Page, 20, of Harrisonburg, were each charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Malicious Wounding.
This incident is believed to be isolated in nature with no additional risk to the public.
The incident is still under investigation and more charges may be forthcoming. HPD is requesting that anyone with information about the incident contact the Major Crimes Unit by calling (540) 437-2650. Those who wish to remain anonymous may do so by calling Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or by texting “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637). ... See MoreSee Less
Barry made a shift almost 50 miles west overnight and put us in a slightly different position than anticipated. Radar has showed heavy rain remaining offshore and toward the Mobile area all day. That trend is expected to continue tonight.
While this is the case, it doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet. Forecasts show a bulk of the rain moving across the area tomorrow. Based on all the new data we have today, all of the threats have been lowered some.
Rainfall will continue tonight and tomorrow. We'll have some leftover rain on Monday before everything clears out on Tuesday.
The possibility for a tornado and flash flooding Sunday exists. Please remain weather aware tonight and through the rest of the weekend into Monday. ... See MoreSee Less
The fun starts in a little over an hour. Be safe and have a great time!!!It's almost Summer Extravaganza time at Ridgeview Park! Friday, July 12, from 5-9:30pm, and Saturday, July 13, from 3-10:30pm ... See MoreSee Less
Patrolman Ryan Fritz and Police Canine Atlas have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for July 2019.
Officer Ryan Fritz and Atlas form MPD’s Canine Unit—a vital resource in implementing our Department’s community policing strategies. The unit is directed to accomplish an essential but challenging task—effectively focusing on aggressive, proactive, and effective drug enforcement while also engaging positively with schools, youth, and community residents. The Canine Unit supports all MPD Units including Patrol, Downtown Unit, School Resource Officer, and Special Response Team; our Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; and neighboring law enforcement agencies.
After further investigation the Waynesboro Police Department obtained additional warrants against the suspect in this case, Guy Carlyle Venable Jr.
In addition to the charges already placed he has been charged with Attempted Capitol Murder of a Police Officer, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of Schedule II Drugs. The new warrants were served on Mr. Venable at Middle River Regional Jail where he remains held without bail.
July 9, 2019
A fugitive has been taken into custody after shooting at police trying to arrest him early this morning near downtown Waynesboro.
Shortly after midnight today a Waynesboro Officer observed Guy Carlyle Venable Jr., 29, of Waynesboro walking on W. Main Street near the Quality Inn parking lot. The officer knew Venable was wanted on outstanding warrants and attempted to stop him, however the suspect fled on foot. As the officer called for back-up, he engaged in a foot pursuit through the motel parking lot and down the stairs between the buildings when he observed that Venable had a firearm in his right hand. The suspect continued running through the motel parking lot crossing into the Ace Hardware parking lot, and then crossed Alexander Lane. At this point, another officer drove his patrol vehicle down Alexander Lane to assist the pursuing officer as the suspect, now beside the former Animal Hospital, fired two shots at the officers who then lost sight of him.
Officers did not discharge any weapons.
A few minutes later a witness notified police that the man they had been chasing was picked up by a vehicle. Armed with a description of the vehicle and the suspect, Waynesboro and Augusta County Officers located the vehicle and executed a traffic stop on Bradley Lane in Dooms. Venable was positively identified and taken into custody by Augusta County Deputies who then turned him over to Waynesboro Authorities.
Mr. Venable has been charged with the following offenses and is being held at Middle River Regional Jail.
1. Two counts of Shooting at an Occupied Motor Vehicle 2. Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony 3. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Violent Felon 4. Brandish a Firearm at or Near a School 5. Two Counts Fail to Appear in Court, Virginia Beach and Staunton, respectively.
May God keep watch over you WPD. Thank each and everyone of you whom dedicate and risk your lives to make our town safe . Excellent job so proud of you !
Prayers for protection over Waynesboro PD !
Thank you for doing a good job! Be safe out there! God Bless!
Thank you Waynesboro PD! 💙
Excellent job, WPD.
Thank you for your service!!
He is lucky to be alive. Great job officers!
So proud of our guys and girls and k9’s
Thank you officers-- men/women/K9's-- for risking your lives daily to protect myself and the citizens of our town and community! God bless and protect you all!
Great job WPD.
Thank you for the important work you do. Please be careful.
Good job guys
Nice job WPD
Good Job Waynesboro PD, And Augusta County Depties. Thank you cleaning up the streets and keeping us safe !!! =)
Thanks to a citizen for getting involved the individual was found and now where he belongs. Good job community and officers involved.
I am so grateful no one was hurt and the bad guy was captured.
Listened to the entire episode unfold on police scanner. When you hear an officer yell “Shots fired, shots fired” you hope & pray no one is hurt. Officers demonstrated great restraint during the pursuit knowing they had already been shot at twice. Augusta County canine unit was called in to assist. Next thing you know witnesses volunteered they had seen person fitting the description picked up by unknown person in blue SUV. An alert W’boro officer spotted a vehicle also fitting that description & proceeded to follow such on North Delphine. Augusta County units were also in area by that time & they fell in behind W’boro with no real reason to pull over suspect vehicle other than witness reports. Finally after crossing over county line Augusta County took pursuit lead with W’boro following. After suspect vehicle turned onto “Bradley” Augusta County made decision to initiate a traffic stop knowing that possible suspect inside had only moments earlier opened fire on W’boro PD Officer. Waynesboro PD scanner frequency basically went silent because Augusta County had taken over. Eventually local scanner picked up traffic verifying that wanted suspect was in fact a passenger in stopped vehicle. Great coordinated effort to apprehend an armed & wanted suspect (Staunton & Virginia Beach) with no shots fired in the wee hours of the morning. We should all give a BIG shout out to Waynesboro & Augusta County law enforcement for protecting their citizens 24/7. Great job!!!
And for those that continue to disrespect and rail against the police, these police darn near and could have sacrificed their own lives tto keep the publioc safe
Glad you got him in custody. I hope the CA will bring additional charges for the shots directed at the officers.
It’s gotten so dangerous in the city even for a police officer just dangerous it’s just not a safe place to live anymore maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from all this
Thank you for getting this reckless person off the streets of Waynesboro!
Thankful no one was killed when he shot at my brother's in blue how about attempted Capitol murder since he shot at LEO
What the hell City of Martinsburg!! You said 930! Some of us Martinsburg tax paying citizens were on our way because YOU SAID 930. We missed a great portion of them because you didn't stick to the time you told us! My little one, who was super excited to see a great show was disappointed. Thanks for that. Please don't do thus to us next year. If you say "rescheduled to 930", stick to your time. We have to stick to the times you set for us to pay our taxes/bills, you should be respectful to us and do what you say too. Shameful!!
Ok thank you
noooooo ! i was waiting all year long for that today
Any updates for tonight or are they cancelled again?
Can you come to west John st and stop all the fireworks some of us have to get sleep for work
Come out to north end. Plenty going on out here.
This was a lie they tell you 9:30 but they started at 9:00 what a waste of gas trying to find a place to watch them..🤬🤬
They are going just fine on Rosemont.
Plenty going off on Woodbury ave. If you want to see them
Where do they set off the fireworks at? New to the area.
There were plenty of people setting off fireworks near Circle Drive.
What if it rains tomorrow night? Do the kids not get to see fireworks if tomorrow doesn't work? Cause it's suppose to rain I think
July 2, 2019 Update: Madison was located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance.
The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Madison Colvin is a 14 year old white female. She is approximately 5’00 and 120 pounds and has pierced ears. Madison was last seen on June 30, 2019. She may be in the Waynesboro or Harrisonburg area.
If you have information regarding Madison Colvin’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842. ... See MoreSee Less
Prayers for her safe return! I taught Madison in 3rd grade. Wonderful young girl.
Prayers and shared
Love you my sweet girl.
Shared from Verona. Hope she's soon found safe.
Shared , prayers she is found safe !!
Thankfully she was found safe
Praying for your family. She is within the Lords sight. Praying she will see Him too.
Hope she's found safely
I hope she makes a home safely there's a lot of crazy people in this world
Shayla she could pass for someone in your family she looks a lot like you and Haley pray that I find her safe
I think she is home safe
Well apparently there is a parenting issue this is the second time in 2 months that she has ran away
🙏🙏🙏 for a safe return. I can't even imagine the pain the family is going through right now.
Instead of arguing over how many times this girl has ran away & it’s been posted or saying negative comments, PRAY FOR THIS FAMILY AND A SAFE RETURN HOME FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL. Imagine being in their shoes, imagine how terrifying it would be to have to worry about your child the way they are. Have some compassion people. Praying hard for your family. I hope your little one comes home soon 💕
SPD: I sent you a pm
Girl get yourself home now! You think you are grown but you are not! To the people you are hanging with they are your enemies!