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Past articles by Bria:

Man arrested for selling explosives to undercover officer

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A Shenandoah County man was arrested for selling explosives to an undercover agent. Paul Shell, 52, of Edinburg was charged with the sale of explosives and the possession of ammunition as a felon. According to the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office, during the investigation Shell made statements that he knew […] → Read More

New Market man taken to hospital with stab wounds

NEW MARKET, Va. (WDVM) — A New Market man was transported to the hospital with multiple stab wounds. Jakob Harpine was arrested for one count of malicious wounding and is currently being held at RSW Regional Jail without bond. Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies arrived to the 200 White Mill Road to the report of a […] → Read More

Winchester Medical Center dedicates new specialty units

WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — The construction of Winchester Medical Center’s new neuroscience and orthopedic unit is complete. The 56-bed space is designed for the needs of patients, their families and hospital staff. “You probably noticed things look a little bit different. We’re fortunate to be able to design this unit in 2018 going into 2019. […] → Read More

Former little league treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (WDVM) — A former Front Royal Little League treasurer plead guilty to embezzlement. In September 2017, a new little league staff came on board and they noticed discrepancies in their finances and filed a police report. After an investigation, police discovered treasurer Robert Binnix had been transferring money to his personal accounts. […] → Read More

Congresswoman Wexton visits Winchester to discuss education

WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton visited Winchester to discuss education. Wexton visited Handley High School’s new Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center that will open in fall 2020. The center will prepare students with skills that lead to high-paying employment in the regional job market. She answered the community’s questions about education during […] → Read More

Serial hotel robber sentenced for 2017 robberies

WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — A serial hotel robber saw himself on a WDVM newscast and turned himself in, pleading guilty in Frederick County, Virginia circuit court Tuesday. Marcel Williams was charged with robbery, wearing a mask and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Williams held up the Aloft hotel in Winchester, […] → Read More

Body found in Great Falls Park

GREAT FALLS, Va. (WDVM) –United States Park Police say a body was found Saturday morning in Great Falls Park. A kayaker discovered the body of a man in the area of Sandy Landing, said U.S. Park Police Sgt. Eduardo Delgado. Officials are still waiting on the medical examiner report for more information. → Read More

Shenandoah University hires Hollywood director ahead of nationwide film premiere

WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — Blayne Weaver was introduced to Shenandoah University when he flew out from Los Angeles to shoot “Santa Girl” with university students. Now, he’s making Winchester his home. “Santa Girl is a family, Christmas, romantic comedy,” said Blayne Weaver, the film director. “Basically, I was hired by a company in California called […] → Read More

Woodstock man arrested in connection to 2015 shooting

WOODSTOCK, Va. (WDVM) — Woodstock Police arrested a man for a shooting that happened in 2015. Manuel Griffin was charged with four counts of shooting from inside a vehicle and one count of shooting into an occupied building. The incident occurred in the area of Morrison Drive in January 2015. Woodstock Police Chief Eric Reiley […] → Read More

Animal park closes after 120+ animals seized

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Wilson’s Wild Animal Park in Winchester is closed after 127 animals were seized. Frederick County General District Court records say these animals were believed to have been subject to cruel treatment or neglect. “They are confined in very small, very inadequate cages and enclosures. That on numerous occasions there have […] → Read More

Frederick County looks to expand broadband service

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Frederick County is looking to expand broadband service across the region. The county will be applying for 2020 the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Telecommunications Initiative grant. The grant would be used to expand service in the Apple Pie Ridge area. According to the grant requirements, anything 10 […] → Read More

Clarke County Sheriff’s Deputy shoots suspect, reason unknown

CLARKE COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A Clarke County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and wounded a suspect on Harry Byrd Highway Monday morning. The shooting happened where Harry Byrd intersects with Hawthorne Lane. The deputy was not injured and the suspect was transported to Winchester Medical Center. The suspect’s identity and condition are unknown at this time. […] → Read More

Winchester Family Day celebrates 47 years

WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — What started out as a small cookout, has turned into something much larger. “Family Day started 47 years ago, it started very small in the backyard of a community member at that time and then it expanded into the park it got so large,” said Family Day committee member Tina Stevens-Culbreath. […] → Read More

Winchester police investigate shots fired

WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — Winchester Police are investigating a report of shots fired on North Kent Street. On Thursday night, officers arrived on the 500 block of N. Kent and began locating and processing evidence. They discovered firearm cartridge cases around the 500 block of North Kent Street. No one was injured during the incident […] → Read More

School system alerts parents of data breach

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — The Shenandoah County Public School system is alerting parents of a third-party data breach. Shenandoah County schools were notified by Pearson, who is the parent company of a product called Aimsweb, that a third party had breached their security system. Obtaining names, date of birth and email addresses of students. […] → Read More

State recognizes Frederick County Public Schools for career preparation courses

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — For the first time, the Frederick County Public Schools system was recognized by the Virginia School Boards Association for the success of their comprehensive career preparation program. “Career and technical education courses are offered in our three comprehensive high schools, our CTE center which is Dowell J. Howard and in […] → Read More

Fourth suspect arrested in William Anderson Murder case

CLARKE COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) –The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office arrested a fourth person in connection to the 2017 murder of William Anderson. Michael Curry was charged with several crimes including felony murder, felony robbery and abduction. Police discovered Curry was staying at the Econo Lodge Hotel in Frederick County, Virginia and they were able to […] → Read More

Two women charged with distributing drugs to inmates

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Two women were charged with distribution of a controlled substance into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. Bryanna Hunter of Washington D.C. and Stephanie Balcazar of Sterling are charged with distribution and attempted possession of a chemical compound by a prisoner. Over a two week period, deputies intercepted several letters […] → Read More

Four candidates run for Warren County Sheriff

WARREN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — There are four candidates running in the 2019 Warren County Sheriff’s race and some of them say this election is the most important one in the county. Mark Butler has lived in warren county for 25 years. He has a military background, has worked for the Fairfax County Police Department […] → Read More

Third person arrested in connection to EDA embezzlement case

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (WDVM) — A third person was arrested in connection to the Front Royal-Warren County EDA embezzlement case. Donald Poe was charged with two felony counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and perjury. Donald Poe is the co-owner of Earth Right Energy Solar-Commerical LLC. He and the company were named as defendants […] → Read More