Winchester homicide suspect appears in court

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Homicide suspect Demetrius Brown appeared in Winchester General District Court via video yesterday.

A court date of July 21 was set by Judge Mary Daniel with the 18 year old to continue to be held without bond.

Brown is accused in the shooting death of Jaiden Myers and the wounding of another.

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WPD needs help in naming it’s latest addition

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) adds a therapy canine to its Special Victims program.

The pup joins the force thanks to a generous donation from the Frederick County/Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation.

Canines are known to reduce anxiety in a young victim of a crime.

A canine has been known to open communication between officers and young victims as well.

The Department is struggle with a name for the pup.

Should he be named Sam or Leo, make your choice at the WPD Facebook page.

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City of Winchester appoints new Parks and Recs Director

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Winchester City Manager Dan Hoffman appointed Christopher Konyar of Winchester as the City’s new Parks and Recreation Director.

Konyar has 20 years experience having served as Superintendant of Recreation and Program Supervisor both with Frederick County Parks and Recreation.

Konyar begins his new position with the City of Winchester July 6.

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VSP have a reminder after a rough weekend last week

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Virginia State Police (VSP) are reminding motorist that rules of the road have not changed.

VSP blames the reduction in driving last year that may have led to our being less attentive and rusty behind the wheel this year as 14 traffic deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.

Virginia Troopers issued over 5,000 speeding and 1,800 reckless driving citations.

They arrested 79 impaired drivers with 740 individuals cited for seat belt violations with almost 300 felony arrests made.

VSP assisted over 2,000 disabled motorists.

This was significantly higher than anything reported last year.

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Gardenfest returns to Belle Grove Plantation

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Gardenfest returns to Belle Grove Plantation Middletown tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m..

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association will offer information on gardening as well as plants and children’s activities.

Admission to the event is free.

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River Report: 6-4-21

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In this edition of our twice-weekly Shenandoah River Reports, our own Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf give you a heads-up on Free Fishing Days in Virginia through Sunday. Our River Reports are sponsored by Front Royal Outdoors. Let Don Roberts help you stay cool on the beautiful South Fork this weekend, when temps will be in the 90s! Visit them at

Sports: Friday, June 4, 2021

VBL Season Begins, Nats’ Bats Silenced, O’s Back In Action Tonight

After a year without Valley League Baseball in 2020, the VBL returns to area ballparks this weekend. The NCAA-sanctioned league starts it’s 2021 campaign tomorrow with 5 games on tap, including New Market at Front Royal, Winchester at Purcellville, and Strasburg hosting New Market. All of those games begin at 7.

The Nationals’ bats went silent yesterday in a 5-1 loss to Atlanta. Washington managed just 4 hits against Braves’ pitching, 2 of those by second baseman Jordy Mercer. Nats’ starter Patrick Corbin threw shutout ball until the sixth inning, when he was touched up for 4 runs, as he suffered his fifth loss of the season. The Nationals now head to Philadelphia for a weekend series. Air time tonight is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles are back in action tonight against Cleveland. First pitch at Camden Yards is 6:35.

And, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer have all advanced at the French Open tennis tournament. On the Women’s side, American Coco Gauff moved on to the third round.