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Tracking device helps nab poachers

Law enforcement officials used new technology in a painstaking investigation that led to more than a hundred hunting and wildlife violations against three men, two of whom must pay hundreds of dollars in fines and other costs after their sentencings.
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Pastor's wife given 10 days in child molestation case

The wife of a former area pastor has been sentenced in Page County Circuit Court to 10 days in jail in a child molestation case in which her husband was sentenced to six years in prison.
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Police seek suspects in theft, attempted fraud

Winchester police are seeking information on what they believe are two connected incidents that occurred on Monday involving a theft at one store and attempted fraud at another.
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Parent questions authorities' response to school weapons case

The school year got off to a jarring start for Tina Tanner's son when another boy allegedly pulled a gun on him in a restroom at Skyline High School.
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Three arrested after heroin overdose

A heroin overdose in Mauertown on Wednesday led to the arrests of two women and one man on drug-related charges.
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Student suspended, charged in weapon incident

A student at Skyline High School in Front Royal has been charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and destruction of property after authorities accused him of firing a BB gun or pellet gun into a toilet in the school on Sept. 4.
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Man sentenced after escaping arrest with three-story leap

A South Carolina man who jumped out of a three-story window while escaping from a police officer was sentenced to three months in jail Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court after the defendant was returned from his home state.
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Man sentenced to six years in prison

Eric Lamont Garris stabbed his girlfriend several times in the early morning hours of Feb. 16, then drove her to Warren Memorial Hospital and waited for police to arrive and arrest him.
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New bail set for defendant in malicious wounding case

The last of a group of defendants facing charges stemming from a melee on Coal Mine Road on Sept. 5 had a $5,000 secured bond set Friday in Shenandoah County General District Court.
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Bank robbery suspect sought

Winchester police are searching for an armed robber who fled from the United Bank on Valley Avenue just before 1 p.m.
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Marijuana ring defendant pleads guilty

The eighth of nine defendants in a marijuana distribution and money-laundering ring that extended from Shenandoah County to south Texas has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court.
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Man accused of injuring father

Woodstock man was returned to jail and ordered held without bond after he appeared Wednesday in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on a charge of malicious wounding.
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Violence against girl, inmates brings almost 20 years in prison

A Front Royal man has been sentenced to 19 years and 10 months in prison for offenses involving rape, fights in the jail and probation violations.
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Two charged in armed robbery case

Two people have been jailed in Fauquier County after authorities linked them to an armed robbery on Sept. 7 on Milldale Road in Warren County.
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Traffic stop fugitive captured, turned over to immigration officials

Law enforcement officials took a man into custody and turned him over to immigration officials after he eluded them on foot in the New Market area for several hours Thursday night.
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Armed robbery suspects sought

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects who took $356 and a cell phone from a man who reported they beat and robbed him at knifepoint Sunday.
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Woman, child injured in domestic dispute

STRASBURG -- A local man is facing several felony charges stemming from what police describe as a fight with his girlfriend that left her with cuts requiring 30 stitches.
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Man charged with malicious bodily injury, hit and run driving

A New Market man has been charged with drunk driving, malicious bodily injury, felony hit and run and drunk driving in connection with a collision Friday between his three-wheeled motorcycle, a pedestrian and a car.
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Brawl leaves 2 injured, 3 jailed

Three men went to jail and two were hospitalized with facial fractures as a result of a brawl at a residence in the 300 block of Coal Mine Road on Friday night.
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Police conduct seizure at stores

WOODSTOCK -- Authorities in Shenandoah County executed search warrants in late August at five convenience stores and seized thousands of items that law enforcement officials believe to be connected to the illegal drug trade.
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Three injured in stabbing incident

Three Strasburg residents were taken to Winchester Medical Center early Sunday morning after being injured in what police say was a family fight during which the father stabbed his stepson and wife.
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Same suspect sought as bank is robbed again

A man who authorities believe held up the United Bank at 199 Front Royal Pike in Winchester on July 28 appears to have robbed the same bank again Friday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
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First responders learn ideas for easing traffic management woes

The unwelcome spectacle of vehicles backed up for miles on the area's interstate highways usually begins with a law enforcement officer deciding to close one or more lanes of traffic in the aftermath of an accident.
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Kota cleared for duty

Kota, the celebrity police dog, captured hearts around the world with his heroism earlier this year.
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Heroin defendant sentenced to five years in prison

A man who took up selling heroin after moving to Front Royal from Delaware several years ago was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court.
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Missing man is found

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies report that a man missing from his home on Friday was found in good health this morning.
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No charges to be filed in breaking of store window

No charges will be filed against two men involved in the breaking of a plate glass window at People's Drug Store on King Street in Strasburg on Saturday night.
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Hearing sheds light on cigarette case

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office piled on dozens of charges without justification against two New York City men in an undercover anti-cigarette smuggling operation involving transactions totaling $10 million, the attorney for the two defendants said Wednesday in circuit court.
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Prosecution seeks to close cigarette trafficking hearing

The prosecution in a cigarette trafficking case is planning to propose an order that the next courtroom hearing scheduled for Aug. 6 in Shenandoah County Circuit Court be closed to the press and the rest of the public.
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More indictments issued in cigarette smuggling cases

Law enforcement's efforts to crack down on the smuggling of cigarettes from Virginia to other states continued Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court with the grand jury indictments of three more men from other states.
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Two more men facing cigarette trafficking charges

Two Brooklyn, N.Y. men appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court Friday, both on charges of selling, transporting, receiving or possessing 500 or more packages of improperly stamped cigarettes for the purposes of evading taxes on them.
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Supervisors, sheriff clash over asset forfeiture spending

WOODSTOCK -- Sheriff Timothy C. Carter and several members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors argued heatedly Tuesday over items Carter is proposing to purchase with asset forfeiture funds in fiscal year 2015.
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Three cigarette smuggling cases emerge in court

WOODSTOCK -- Hearings in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Thursday on three cases involving defendants facing a long list of charges linked to cigarette smuggling shed new light on an extensive investigation mounted by the county Sheriff's Office against illicit cigarette sales.
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Defendant contests charges after videotaping police while armed

Andrew Charles Studds insists he wasn't doing anything wrong when he videotaped Front Royal police while carrying a holstered gun on his right hip as they conducted traffic stops a few weeks ago.
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Excessive force cited as reason for officer's dismissal

Former Strasburg police officer Aaron H. Lewis lost his job over accusations that he used excessive force against a suspect in a drug case, falsification of records and violation of safety rules without a threat to life, according to documents in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.
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Three sentenced for roles in Winchester crack dealing ring

A man described in court documents as the leader and enforcer of an extensive crack cocaine ring in Winchester was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to life imprisonment.
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New Market police looking for home invasion suspect

New Market police are searching for a man who took an undisclosed amount of money during a home invasion in the 9600 block of John Sevier Road early Monday morning.
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Winchester police investigate infant's hospitalization

City police are investigating the circumstances that led to a young baby being taken to Winchester Medical Center on Wednesday.
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Nurse suspended following arrest

The Virginia Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse from Winchester.
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Police: Gun fired in self-defense

A Berryville police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense when a town man attacked him with a metal pipe on April 20, state police said Friday.

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