Front Royal, VA


Luray man charged with poisoning, filming non-consenting adult and distributing images

LURAY, Dec. 7 — A Page County grand jury issued 25 indictments against a Luray man on Wednesday in Page County Circuit Court. The charges against David Howard Wright II include a Class 3 felony for poisoning someone, as well as 24 Class 1 misdemeanors for filming a non-consenting nude person (14 counts) and then distributing those images (10 counts).
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Hundreds attend funeral service honoring the life of Jesse Dove

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (WHSV) - On Thursday hundreds of people gathered at Riverton United Methodist Church in Front Royal to honor the life of Jesse Dove. Dove was a former Strasburg Police Officer and Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy who worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Dove passed...

Page County Authorities locate a wanted fugitive

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO0 announced the location of wanted fugitive Marcus Lee Lewis. Lewis has been wounded by Reno/Sparks Police Officers in Nevada. Page County Authorities have been seeking Lewis officially since Oct. 11 when a warrant was issued for being an ex-felon illegally possessing a weapon.

Family remembers fallen officer from Front Royal

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Jesse Dove from Front Royal passed away this weekend after a drowning accident during a hunting trip in Kansas. Dove lived a life of service. “He loved his community, he loved being a part of it anyway that he could serve he would be there for you,” Joshua Dove, Jesse’s brother said.

Town Talk: A conversation with Shane Goodwin, Danelle Sperling, Robert Hupman – Reaching Out Now, Christmas Meal at Skyline HS

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Shane Goodwin, Danelle Sperling, and Robert Hupman about the Linda Kroll Community Meal Program. On December 15, 2022, at 4:30 pm, Reaching Out Now and its partners will host a Christmas meal for families with children in our local school system at Skyline High School School.

Man Shot by Reno Police Named Person of Interest in Virginia Disappearance

Authorities say the man shot by Reno Police last weekend is a person of interest in the disappearance of a Virginia man. The Page County Sheriff’s Office says a felony warrant was issued in October for Marcus Lee Lewis in the disappearance of Joshua Dee Bradford who was last seen getting into Lewis’ car on September 3.

Luray native takes command of U.S. Navy warship

MAYPORT, Fla. — Daxton Moore, a native of Page County, became the commanding officer of the combat ship Cooperstown during a change-of-command ceremony last Tuesday aboard the ship at the U.S. Naval Station in Mayport, Fla. Commander Moore assumed leadership from Commander Evan Wright of the Freedom-variant littoral combat...

Manassas man is arrested after a reckless high speed chase

Fauquier County and Culpeper Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Manassas man after an extremely reckless high speed chase. Tony Darrell Payne of Manassas is facing a number of charges after a high-speed chase through Fauquier County. The 41-year-old was observed driving erratically at the intersection of Catlett...

Firemen pay off debt

December 9, 1965 — The Luray Fire Department paid the balance due on its building fund debt this week, it was announced by Robert Lillard, treasurer, at the Department’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. The final building fund notes marked “paid in full” were burned in a brief...

‘One of the most fortunate escapes from death’

December 8, 1911 — J. Thos. Miller, of Elkton, who was called to Luray on Tuesday by the illness of his mother says that one of his sons shot another recently while the two were out hunting. The young men, Irvin and John Miller, were separated and the latter...

Funeral arrangements for WCSO Deputy Dove

Maddox Funeral Home Front Royal reports that they will be handling the services for Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO)Deputy Jesse Walker Dove. The 31 one-year old’s family will receive friends on Wed. Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral service will be...

Strasburg purchases building for new Police Department

The Strasburg Town Council Unanimously approved the purchase by the town of the former BBandT/Truist bank building at 115 West King Street. Also approved Tues. was the allocation of $1,150,000 from the general fund balance for the purchase. The plan is to convert the building into the new Strasburg Police...

Considering the ‘State of the Economy’

More than 175 participants attended the inaugural Economic Summit held at Shenandoah University on Nov. 9. Hosted by the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and sponsored by First Bank and the Shenandoah University School of Business, the event focused on economic perspectives from experts at the federal, state and local levels.

FCPS announce a plan to find a School Superintendent

The Frederick School Board announced that they will hold closed meetings to find their candidate for the job. The meetings will be held at an undisclosed location within the next 15 days to interview perspective candidates to fill the position. The Frederick County School Board expects to have a new...