Winchester Man Charged with Strangulation and Attempted Sexual Assault

On April 23, 2017 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Winchester Police Department (WPD) officers responded to the 900 block of Opequon Avenue for reports of an assault in progress. The 51-year-old victim told police her estranged husband physically assaulted her and forced her onto the bed.  She was able to escape when a family member heard […]

Police Arrest Foreign National from Jordan on Sexual Assault Charges in Winchester

On April 14, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Winchester Police Department (WPD) officers responded to 2076 South Pleasant Valley Road for reports of a sexual assault. The victim, a female employee of Sally’s Beauty Supply reported that a man followed her around the business and touched her inappropriately. The man did not speak English but […]

Police Arrest Two Men Connected to Credit Card Fraud

On April 7, 2017 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Winchester Police Department (WPD) officers responded to 1850 Apple Blossom Drive for reports of someone using a stolen credit card to buy jewelry. The victim, a 31-year-old man from another state, received a notification on his cellphone that his credit card had just been used to make […]

Amazon to Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs in Frederick County

Amazon plans to establish an e-commerce warehouse and distribution operation in Frederick County. The company plans to construct a new, one million-square-foot facility in the White Hall Commerce Center. Virginia successfully competed against West Virginia for the project, which will create more than 1,000 new jobs. “Our ability to expand in Virginia is the result of […]

Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects in School Vandalism

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the suspects involved in vandalizing portions of John Handley High School. School staff arrived this morning to find more than a dozen markings on all four sides of the building and worked quickly to remove the graffiti. Surveillance video captured at […]

Late Season Winter Storm Rolls in Tonight

  As the area braces for a late season snow storm, forecasters continue to struggle with predictions for expected accumulations. The classic Nor’easter heading our way has a tricky rain/snow line that will impact some areas to the east, but in the Shenandoah Valley the consensus is 8-12 inches of snow with some isolated areas […]

I-81 Exit 310 Project Ahead of Schedule

The original completion date is May 2018, but the Virginia Department of Transportation estimates a summer 2017 completion for the Interstate 81 Exit 310 interchange project in Frederick County.  Work began in early spring 2015 when General Excavation Inc. (GEI) of Warrenton, Va. was awarded a construction contract valued at nearly $25 million. The project […]

 84 Lumber to Create 100 New Jobs in Frederick County

84 Lumber will invest $3.9 million to establish an operation in Frederick County as part of its manufacturing division, 84 Components. Virginia successfully competed against Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for the project, which will create 100 new jobs. Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, […]

Police Seek Suspect in ATM Skimming Suspect

The Winchester Police Department is asking the public to help identify a man connected to a fraud operation.  Investigators are working with the Bank of Clarke County on a skimming case that compromised debit cards of nearly 80 customers. An investigation from the bank determined someone illegally placed a skimming device on the drive- through […]

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 […]

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