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Families of JMU students killed in crash want justice
The families of three James Madison University students killed in a car crash in West Virginia in February say they are looking forward to "holding the responsible parties accountable."
Highway improvements slated for dangerous Luray intersection
LURAY, Va. – A busy Page County intersection, seen by many as dangerous, is slated to undergo several safety upgrades. The intersection, located near the Food Lion Shopping Center west of Luray, has been the site of numerous vehicle crashes in recent years.
Early ‘Blue Law’ considered
June 9, 1911 — At a meeting of the Town Council held in the Council Chamber, May 12, 1911. An ordinance to amend and re-enact Sec. 26 of Chapter 5 of the ordinances of the town of Luray:. If a person on the Sabbath day be found within the...
Fifth grade teacher named teacher of the year
Harrisonburg City Public Schools has awarded the Lucy Simms Award for the division’s Educator of the Year to Spotswood Elementary School Fifth Grade Teacher Daniella Buenaventura. During Tuesday evening’s School Board meeting, Jeremy Weaver, the school division’s Director of Human Resources, read a recommendation from former student Greyson Lunsford...
Officers involved in Sunday’s Walmart shooting will not face criminal charges, Commonwealth’s Attorney announces
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg Marsha Garst announced that the officers involved in the shooting at the Burgess Road Walmart will not face criminal charges. The announcement came in a press release sent out on June 7, and says on...
There's A New Way To See Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley–By Rail
Scenic train rides are crowd-pleasers, at least according to Pinterest, which predicted that train travel would be all the rage in 2023. In Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the Virginia Scenic Railway was ahead of schedule, chugging into the station in historic Staunton in August 2022 to offer the first sightseeing train rides across the area’s bucolic farmland and verdant national forests.
Canadian wildfire smoke affecting air quality in Virginia
Smoke from the Canadian wildfires that's blanketed parts of the East Coast, including New York City, is now wafting across inland Virginia. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality tracks air pollution from monitoring stations across the state. As of Thursday afternoon, the air quality dashboard shows:
Gun violence across America and in the Shenandoah Valley
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Across the Shenandoah Valley, gun violence has put schools on lockdown, close businesses and killed children. According to the Gun Violence Archives, there have been over 150,000 deaths associated with gun violence across America since 2020. These deaths can include murder, self-defense, unintentional deaths and suicide.
Harrisonburg Farmers Market rebrands Thursday Evening Market
The Harrisonburg Farmers Market will welcome a new addition to its market lineup on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The Sunset Market rebrands the monthly Thursday Evening Market and will feature vendors, lives music, food trucks, and community and kids activities. The Sunset Market will run June through September on every...
People in the Valley affected by the haze from Canadian wildfires
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - People in the Shenandoah Valley are feeling the effects of the haze from Canadian wildfires. Bradley Dunsmore is a farmer in Augusta County. He said the preliminary effects of the haze are already showing in the crop harvests. He said the haze is blocking sunlight, causing more harm than good for the harvest.
Valley schools continue quest for state championship
(WHSV) - Four schools from across The Valley will compete in the VHSL state semifinals in softball and girls soccer. In Class 2, the Page County softball team takes on Tazewell. The Panthers appear to be playing some of their best softball of the season thanks to pitcher Bailee Gaskins and timely hitting from the offense.
Norfolk Southern Railroad maintenance to detour traffic on Harrisonburg roadways
Railroad maintenance by Norfolk Southern is under way in Harrisonburg and will impact travel through June 21. The project includes significant “side street” road closures from East Gay Street to Charles Street including Kratzer Road, Washington Street and Liberty Street. The railroad company provided this timeline to Harrisonburg...
Community green space brings space to gather, relax in downtown Harrisonburg
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - First Presbyterian Church in downtown Harrisonburg has created a space for the community to gather and relax in the midst of downtown. The green space has been open for about a year now according to members of the First Presbyterian Church, but they hope the space continues to be a sanctuary for people downtown.
Page County 'bag tax' discussion tabled until next BOS meeting
LURAY, Va. — Page County officials remain undecided about adopting a new plastic bag tax in local stores and restaurants. In 2020, the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill allowing counties to implement a five-cent tax for disposable plastic bags provided to customers for the purpose of transporting purchases.
‘Shopping cart killer’ suspect’s first trial delayed, awaiting sanity evaluation
The first trial for “shopping cart killer” suspect Anthony Eugene Robinson, which was scheduled to begin this August in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will be delayed, as his attorney has yet to receive a mental health evaluation to determine whether Robinson was insane when he allegedly killed two women in 2021.
Sentara RMH Wound Healing Center helping raise awareness during Wound Care Awareness Month
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The Sentara RMH Wound Healing Center is helping raise awareness of the risks of chronic wounds during the tenth annual Wound Care Awareness Month. Sentara RMH says the initiative focuses on educating the underserved chronic wound population about the importance of early detection and treatment of chronic wounds.
Fire department buys protective equipment
The Harrisonburg Fire Department recently purchased 29 sets of ballistic protection equipment designed to provide firefighters with needed protection during response to hostile incidents. The ensemble consists of a vest, which will be equipped with critical life-saving equipment to stop uncontrolled bleeding and each vest and helmet are fully adjustable...
Upcoming Juneteenth block party open to everyone
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County branch of the NAACP is ready for everyone to be part of Juneteenth. The annual block party on North Liberty Street is happening for the third year in a row on Sunday, June 18. June 19, or Juneteenth, commemorates the ending of slavery...
Smoke from Canadian wildfires can affect mental health too
Harrisonburg, Virginia — Smoke drifting into the U.S. from Canadian wildfires has resulted in health warnings across the northeast and mid-Atlantic and even caused some professional sports leagues to postpone games. But physical health isn’t the only thing jeopardized by the smoke. James Madison University professor Debbie Sturm says...
Page county road closes for six weeks
Parts of Route 689 east of Stanley in Page County will be closed to through traffic for about six weeks beginning Monday morning. The Virginia Department of Transportation said that the highway will be shuttered between the two intersections with Ida Hollow Road as crews replace the bridge over East Hawksbill Creek.
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