Winchester homicide suspect arrested

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Homicide suspect Demetrius Brown has been taken into custody.

US Marshals apprehended the 18 year old in Fairfax County near noon yesterday Thur. May 27.

The suspect has been arrested on a murder warrant obtained by the Winchester Police Department (WPD).

Brown is a suspect in the death of Jaiden Myers of Wilson Blvd. Winchester.

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Shenandoah County Schools name a new Superintendent

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The Shenandoah County School Board approved the appointment of Melody Sheppard as the new Superintendent of Shenandoah County Public Schools.

Sheppard has 23 years experience as a school administrator.

For 8 years Sheppard served as the Assistant Superintendent of Warren County Public Schools.

Sheppard takes over for the retiring Superintendent Mark Johnston July 1.

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VSP ask for safety first over the holiday

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The Virginia State Police (VSP) are reminding travelers to bring their Safety First Mindset to the roadways this Memorial Day Holiday.

The National Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign is in full force throughout the holiday.

VSP will be especially watchful for distracted driving, speeding as well as impaired driving.

With 22 lives having been lost in accidents since Wed. May 26 safety is imperative over the holiday weekend.

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The house arrest for Clarke Co. Capitol insurgents suspect reduced

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The house arrest of the  Clarke County resident accused of being a part of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurgents has been reduced.

Thomas Edward Caldwell is now allowed out weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The change is to allow Caldwell to visit his lawyer and doctor.

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Memorial weekend events around the region

Memorial day programs in the region include the Healing Field of Honor at Handley High School through Mon. May 31 with a closing ceremony beginning at 3 p.m..

Stephens City’s ceremony is Sat. May 29 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial followed by the Newtown on the Net event.

Front Royal’s ceremony will be at the courthouse beginning at noon Mon. May 31.

A Mon. May 31 remembrance will be held at the Veteran’s memorial in Middletown beginning at 1.

Strasburg’s service will be at 11 a.m. Mon. May 31 at the Capon Street Cemetery.

Woodstock’s service at W.O. Riley Park begins at 10 a.m. Sun. May 30.

Fisher’s Hill will hold a service at 5 p.m. Sun. May 30 at Fisher’s Hill cemetery.

Edinburg’s service will be Mon. May 31 at 11 a.m. at the VFW Post.

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River Reports: Memorial Weekend

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In this edition of our twice weekly Shenandoah River Reports, our resident Riverkeeper, Mark Frondorf, has some great safety reminders as you get out for the Memorial weekend holiday. Have fun, but be safe on our beautiful waterways!

We’ve also included a special Memorial Day edition of the River Report, as we remember what Memorial Day is all about.

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Sports: Friday, May 28, 2021

Nats Split With Reds, O’s Losing Streak Reaches 10, Indy 500 Sold Out

The Washington Nationals split a pair of games with Cincinnati yesterday, winning the resumption of the suspended game from Wednesday 5-3, then falling flat in the nightcap 3-0. In the opener, Austin Voth picked up where Joe Ross left off, pitching 2 scoreless innings for his first win of the year. In the nightcap, the Reds’ Sonny Gray tossed 6 scoreless innings, as the Nationals had no run support for Stephen Strasburg, who took the loss. The Nats start a weekend series against the Brewers tonight at 7:05 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles lost their 10th straight game, falling to the White Sox last night 5-1. The O’s managed just 5 hits off Chicago pitching, as their record dropped to 17-33. The two teams play tonight at 8:10.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is sold out for Sunday’s Indy 500. There will be a reduced crowd of 135-thousand fans for the iconic race, which is about 40 percent capacity. The race was held last year with no fans.

And, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth share the first round lead of the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth Texas. After winning the PGA Championship last week, Phil Mickelson is 10 shots back.