How law enforcement handles hoax threats to schools
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - On Tuesday, Elkton Middle School had to be evacuated and closed for the day after a student called in a hoax bomb threat. This was the third such threat at a Valley school since the start of the year, with a similar incident at Harrisonburg High School in mid-February, and one at Beverly Manor Middle School in late January.
Landlord program expands to accommodate homeless
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board has a variety of programs to help underserved people in the community. The Permanent Supportive Housing division of the board focuses on finding the chronically homeless stable homes in the community. PSH was recently allocated more funds from the Virginia Department...
Luray Middle School students teach kids about dental hygiene
LURAY, Va. (WHSV) - Students from Luray Middle School visited the elementary school to teach those students about the importance of dental care and hygiene. “A lot of kids don’t know how to brush their teeth and don’t know the steps on how to brush your teeth properly,” said Kendall Ager, a 7th grader at Luray Middle School who was part of the presentations.
Augusta County makes history with approval of contract for new courthouse
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The Augusta County courthouse is officially ready to get underway. Wednesday night, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors awarded the contract for the courthouse. “This vote to build a new courthouse facility in this county hasn’t been taken in 120 years, so this doesn’t happen...
Tracking gusty winds, downpours and plunging temperatures
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - It’s a First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday afternoon and evening. This is to give you a heads up for gusty winds, downpours, thunder and a big drop in temperature ahead. Temperatures are more like April or even May than the end of February. Tracking...
Moving towards a future where every girl is visible on field
This is a special op-ed from Odicci Alexander in collaboration with Athletes Unlimited. If someone would have told me that I could inspire young women to go for their dreams and follow their hearts, I would have said that one could wish, but that would not happen to me. Growing...
Man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 officers at Virginia college in 2022 and is sentenced to life
HARRISONBURG, Va. — A man who had been scheduled for trial in the shooting deaths of two popular police officers at a Virginia college in 2022 instead pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. Alexander Campbell, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder in...
Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Broadway Man
A search warrant that was executed earlier this month by multiple law enforcement agencies has led to the arrest of a Broadway man. 35-year-old Vladimir Petrovich Mazur was arrested and taken to the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail on 16 felony charges, including grand larceny and drug possession. Harrisonburg Police Lieutenant Chris...
Harrisonburg City Council Denies Request for Collective Bargaining
HARRISONBURG, Va – Harrisonburg City Council voted to deny a request from certain members of the Harrisonburg Police Department for a collective bargaining ordinance. City Attorney Chris Brown explained during Tuesday night’s meeting that city staff recommended denying the request because the city pays all of its employees with competitive rates and benefits.
Staunton man who beat toddler to death in 2022 will be sentenced Thursday for murder
STAUNTON — A man who beat a 2-year-old girl to death in 2022 will be sentenced Thursday in Staunton on a charge of second-degree murder. In a plea deal that was made earlier with the Staunton Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Christopher S. Hoover, 25, of Staunton, will not face more than 30 years in prison.
Staunton teen, 17, guilty of shooting, sentenced as an adult to a decade in prison
STAUNTON — A Staunton teenager was sentenced to a decade in prison Monday after pleading guilty to shooting a 16-year-old boy last summer in Augusta County. Dustin R.G. Simmons, 17, was convicted in Augusta County Circuit Court on charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Savor the Flavor: Top 5 Sandwiches You Must Try in Staunton
In this article, we'll explore five delightful sandwiches that you can find in Staunton. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Jury Must Decide If Virginia Sheriff’s Killing of Dog Was Constitutional
A Virginia deputy sheriff must face a jury over whether his shooting to death of a dog was justified or if it was unconstitutional before it can be determined if he is entitled to qualified immunity, a federal appeals court has ruled in reversing a lower court decision letting the sheriff off the hook.
Vehicle crash on I-81S in Augusta County cleared
UPDATE AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – VDOT reports the vehicle crash on I-81S in Augusta County has been cleared. All lanes of traffic are now reopened. AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation says there is currently a vehicle accident on I-81S near mile marker 229.3 in Augusta County.
Bad news for Augusta County taxpayers: The deck is stacked against you
Augusta County homeowners are being hit with property reassessments that are increasing, on average, 54 percent, according to information from the Commissioner of Revenue, George Price. This will almost certainly lead to an increase in your tax bills, absent action by the Augusta County Board of Supervisors to lower the...
Missing Augusta County Teen Found Safe
VERONA, Va. — The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to keep an eye out for a runaway teen from the Mount Sidney area. In a release, Lieutenant Leslie Snyder said that 13-year-old Bryan Levi Rowe has not been seen since 5 o’clock last night at his home.
How to Watch JMU vs. Coastal Carolina Women's College Basketball | February 28
Find betting info and how to watch the women's college hoops matchup between JMU and Coastal Carolina on February 28.
Valley man finds newspaper that reveals a dark past about slavery
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Clarence Fuchs Jr. found a newspaper that dates all the way back to June 19, 1863. The local newspaper in Rockingham County back then was called “The Rockingham Register.”. While many might find it cool to find a piece of history dating back more than...