Virginia Distilleries Can Sell Bottles at Festivals and Events Effective July 1, 2017

Richmond, VA (February 27, 2017) Last week, Governor Terry McAuliffe formally signed off on Senate Bill 1448 and House Bill 2029 which are identical bills presented by the Virginia Distillers Association (VDA); which will enable Virginia distilleries to sell bottles at events conducted for the purpose of featuring and educating the consuming public about spirits […]

Police Warn of Dangerous Herbal Drug – Kratom

The Winchester Police Department is warning the community about the dangers of an herbal drug that is being sold in our area.  Kratom is most frequently sold as an herbal tea. Investigators have tracked the sale of the drug to adult stores in Winchester, VA and Inwood, WV. “We are very concerned about some recent […]

Police Investigate Shooting on National Avenue

On February 18, 2017 at approximately 9:42 p.m., officers with the Winchester Police Department responded to the 300 block of National Avenue for a report of shots fired. After securing the crime scene and speaking with witnesses, officers determined that a 26-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.  He was treated at the […]

New Restrictions on Pedestrians, Bikes and Slow Moving Vehicles Begin on Route 37

Signs are being installed announcing new travel restrictions on Route 37, also known as the Winchester Western Bypass, in Frederick County. Installation work will begin on Monday, Feb. 13, weather permitting. This action is to enhance the safety of the traveling public by prohibiting pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds and other slow moving vehicles. In recent years, […]

Winchester Metals to Invest $140,000 to Upgrade Technology and Retrain Employees

Winchester Metals, a complete package metals industry partner, has invested $140,000 in new equipment at its manufacturing operation in Frederick County. Through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), 29 existing employees will be retrained to operate the new machinery. The Lincoln Automate 35HS Robotic Welding System can be programmed to perform repetitive welding operations automatically, […]

Suspect Shot During Robbery Attempt at 7-Eleven on Pleasant Valley Road

On January 25th at approximately 11:39 p.m., officers with the Winchester Police Department responded to the 7-Eleven, located at 1851 S. Pleasant Valley Road, for reports of a robbery and shots fired. Police determined that a male wearing a mask had entered the business, displayed a weapon, and demanded money.  He forced a female outside […]

Winchester Medical Center Partners with Advanced ICU to Add Tele-ICU Service in Adult Critical Care Unit

Valley Health Winchester Medical Center (WMC) has partnered with Advanced ICU Care to provide an additional layer of care for patients in its adult Critical Care unit. This afternoon, with the press of a monitor button, a physician in New York and a nurse in St. Louis appeared on-screen and joined the conversation in one […]

Two Suspects Arrested for Robbery at Northside Mart

On January 20, 2017 at approximately 6:12 p.m., officers with the Winchester Police Department responded to 823 N. Loudoun St. for reports of a robbery in progress. Investigators determined a white man wearing a black mask entered the Northside Mart, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the cash register. Witnesses told police that the […]

New Bridge at Cedar Creek Results of Collaborative Effort

At its January 17 meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $6.906 million contract to Perry Engineering Co. Inc. of Winchester, Virginia to construct a new bridge over Cedar Creek on Route 11 in Shenandoah County. The Virginia Department of Transportation will manage the project, which has a November 2018 completion date. “This project brings […]

Public Hearing Scheduled on Body Worn Cameras for Police

On January 25th, 2017, the Winchester Police Department will hold a public hearing to address questions or concerns regarding the Department’s Body Worn Camera policy.  The department is currently in the procurement stage and hopes to have the new equipment operational by late spring. In November, City Council provided consent for the Department to accept […]

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