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Virginia man wanted on several charges arrested after ‘extensive manhunt’

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia man wanted on several charges, including abduction and three counts of malicious shooting, was arrested Thursday in Greene County following “an extensive manhunt.”. According to a release from the county’s sheriff’s office, Jonathan M. Morris had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest before...
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Warren County,

22 people indicted for meth distribution in Shenandoah Valley

A 10 month investigation resulted in 22 people being indicted by a grand jury for their involvement in distributing methamphetamine. The investigation included arrested of people suspected of distributing in Central Virginia as well as the Shenandoah Valley. The Grand Jury returned indictments of racketeering and distributing methamphetamine within a...
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Augusta County, VAWHSV

Domestic homicide victim’s family starts GoFundMe

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - An Augusta County woman lost her life Tuesday, June 19 at the hands of her husband. Officials said Dwayne White has been charged with allegedly killing his wife Kelin Mirei Pacheco, called Mirei by her loved ones, in their home after an argument. Her family...
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Augusta County, VANBC 29 News

I-81 North reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Augusta County

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - I-81 North in Augusta County re-opened after crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash near Verona. According to VDOT, the crash involved three tractor-trailers and a pick-up truck and happened just after 9 a.m. near mile marker 228. Virginia State Police reports one person was injured....
Augusta County, VAcbs19news

One injured in crash involving three tractor-trailers on I-81

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- One person was injured in a crash involving three tractor-trailers Thursday morning. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 at the 228 mile marker around 9:25 a.m. The crash is under investigation by the Virginia State Police. A photo below of...
Augusta County,

UPDATE: Northbound 81 reopens, but delays continue

1:30 PM UPDATE: STAUNTON – (12:50 p.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Augusta County have reopened, following cleanup from a multi-vehicle crash at mile marker 228. The detour at exit 227 (Verona) has been lifted. Motorists using northbound I-81 should continue to expect delays as traffic backups gradually diminish. Route 11 (Lee Highway) is experiencing related congestion between Staunton and Weyers Cave.
Augusta County, VAWHSV

Wanted: Ronald Elwood Thorn Jr.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Ronald Elwood Thorn Jr., is wanted the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office for possession of controlled substances. Thorn is known to be from Churchville, according to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. If anyone has information concerning his whereabouts, contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at (540)...
Greene County, VANBC 29 News

Wanted Stanardsville man caught in Greene Co.

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says a wanted Stanardsville man is now in custody. GCSO announced Thursday, July 29, that Jonathan Michael Morris was found today after an extensive manhunt. The 36-year-old is charged with:. Strangle another causing wounding or injury. Abduction by force. Malicious...
Augusta County,

Northbound I-81 closed in Augusta Co due to multi-vehicle crash

STAUNTON – (10:00 a.m.) A multi-vehicle crash involving tractor trailers and passenger vehicles is blocking northbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 228 in Augusta County. The crash was reported about 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 29. Emergency responders are working to clear the scene, but there is no estimated time for reopening travel lanes. Motorists are advised to avoid this area, which is just north of exit 227 (Verona).
Rockingham County, VADaily News-Record

Lack Of Rain Hurting Local Farmers

KEEZLETOWN — Mary Jo Mitchell looked out over one of her and her husband’s cattle pastures Wednesday and let out a sigh. “It’s pitiful,” she said. One small patch of green stands out in a sea of otherwise brown, dead grass. “Bone dry,” Mitchell said. Rockingham County farmers are grappling...

Savor the Sweet Staunton Summertime

Can you believe there are only a few weeks of summer vacation left before everyone heads back to school? If you’ve already been camping, cheered at a baseball game, and spent a week at the beach, here are a few more ways to savor the sweet Staunton summertime!. County Fairs...
Greene County, VAcbs19news

Search over for Stanardsville man wanted on several outstanding warrants

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The search is over for a Stanardsville man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants that were issued the beginning of June. The Greene County Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Unit with the help from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Albemarle County Police Department K-9 unit were able to find 36-year-old Jonathan Michael Morris in Greene County and take him into custody.
Augusta County, VAWHSV

Augusta County Board of Supervisors discuss body cameras

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Protesters began pushing for the purchase and use of body and dash cameras in Augusta County about two months ago. Sheriff Donald Smith had said he supports the use of body cameras, but he said there are other priorities to take care of first. The Board of Supervisors said they can’t work it out in the budget at this time in the fiscal year.