WPD investigate a shooting in Winchester

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting in a strip mall in the 800 block of North Loudoun Street.

The 24 year old victim who was not identified was shot in the upper body early Sunday morning.

He is in serious but stable condition at Winchester Medical Center.

WPD did get a description of the assailant but no motive for the shooting has been disclosed.

The victim and shooter reportedly did not know one another.

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LCSO arrest murder suspect

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is investigating the stabbing death of a woman near Route 7.

Round Hill resident Stone L. Colburn has been arrested and charged with second degree murder.

The 23 year old Colburn is also under investigation for unlawfully stabbing and cutting and wounding in the commission of a felony.

A woman and child were also wounded in the incident.

The woman and child are recovering from minor injuries.

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WCSO make arrest in theft ring

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) made three arrest involving a suspected criminal enterprise operating in Warren County.

After raiding two Warren County properties, one at River Isle Lane the other at Western Drive a number of items were discovered.

Authorities confiscated firearms, drugs, vehicles and a number of stolen items from the properties.

Children and animals had to be taken into custody for their protection as well.

Troy Michael Brill, Christina S. Hottinger and Philip V. Robertson are some of the first to be arrested in this ongoing investigation.

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Middletown sees biggest July 4 yet

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With over 250 parade entries and an estimated 5,000 plus people to enjoy the festivities Middletown held one of the biggest July 4 celebrations yet.

Mayor Harbaugh called it the most attended festival since his involvement with it in Middletown.

The celebration commemorated not just America’s 245 birthday but the 225 anniversary of Middletown itself.

The town celebrated all day Sunday with Washington Football team members, beauty queens, bands, tournaments, hot air balloon rides and fireworks.

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Strasburg held Mayfest this past weekend

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Strasburg decided to hold Mayfest this past weekend amid the other celebrations.

The celebration brought hundreds of people into the town to enjoy live bands, exhibits and parade.

The event was canceled twice last year and postponed this year.

Mayfest was not just postponed but instead of the usual three day event it was held over two days.

The last day was reserved for the July 4 celebrations.

The changes did not dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm or the festivities.

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An Acquired Taste

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Greetings From The Booth!

With the Fourth of July weekend in the rear view mirror, we now slug our way through the heat and humidity of the Shenandoah Summer as we make our way to Fall and Football. On this 95-degree day, that seems far away. To get us there, concerts and county fairs are back, and it was great to see the seats filled at Nats Park for this weekends’ Dodgers series. I cannot wait to get to a ballgame or two!

Something that also occupies my sports-viewing calendar this time of year is the Tour de France, the “Super Bowl”of cycling. The Tour is a grueling 3-week bicycle race, a lot of which climbs through the Alps and the Pyrenees mountains, and might be the most demanding sporting event there is. There are 21 “stages” in all, culminating with the mostly ceremonial ride on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 18th. To put this event in perspective, think of running a marathon just about every day for three weeks. Uphill. Which might be the reason that when you play word association and someone says “Tour de France”or “cycling,” most people say “doping.” I’m not sure human beings are meant to do something like this.

For the record, I know little about the Tour de France. I don’t understand team strategy, individual strategy, the races within the races, and so on. With no American of any relevance in the Tour since Lance Armstrong (and we all know what happened to him), I don’t really know any of the athletes. However, I do enjoy the visual beauty of the Tour, the incredible mountain scenery, the small villages, the fans who line the roads (many dressed in costume) for a glimpse of their favorite cyclists, and the occasional crash, although I’m not one who watches a race hoping for an accident.

My only association with cycling is having taken part in three MS 150 Bike Tours in the 90’s, 2-day, 150-mile events that started in Charlottesville and ended at the Virginia-North Carolina border. I’m still numb in unmentionable places.

I also did radio updates for the “Tour de Trump” cycling event which made it’s way through the area back in the day. I was a fish out of water as I hung out in the media area with lots of very snobby European cycling aficionados who, when I would ask a question, looked at me as though I was pairing up caviar with Boone’s Farm. I was truly the Dumb American.

Still, every Summer I tune in to watch these incredible athletes compete in an event that I’m totally clueless about. Hey, I’m just trying to get to football…the American kind.

Until the next visit from The Booth…GO HORNETS!


Sports: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

VBL Scoreboard, Nats End 4-Game Losing Streak, Wimbledon Results

In the Valley Baseball League last night, Front Royal out-slugged Winchester 14-9, New Market pounded Purcellville 12-3, and Strasburg stopped Woodstock 6-1.

Tonight in the VBL, games include Purcellville at Front Royal, Winchester at Strasburg, and New Market at Woodstock. The Valley League plays it’s annual All-Star Game Sunday in Harrisonburg.

After being swept in a 4-game weekend series by the Dodgers, the Washington Nationals started a 7-game road trip last night with a 7-5 win at San Diego. Josh Bell led the way for the Nats with 3 hits and 2 RBI. 6 Washington pitchers held the Padres in check, including Brad Hand, who picked up his 19th save of the season. The two teams play again tonight starting at 9:40 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles had the day off yesterday. They’ll return to action tonight against Toronto. First pitch is 7:05 at Camden Yards.

And top-seed Novak Djokovic advanced at Wimbledon, as did sixth-seed Roger Federer, and top-seeded woman Ash Barty. At 39, Federer is the oldest to make it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in the Open era.