VSP investigate a death in Harrisonburg

ABC News reports the finding of a body near James Madison University (JMU).

Virginia State Police (VSP) were called in by the JMU Police Department to assist in investigating the death of a male subject found near the school.

The body was discovered in the 2500 block of East Grace Street Harrisonburg.

The body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for examination and identification.

At this stage of the investigation the death does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Pending identification JMU officials do not believe the person is a student, faculty or staff member.

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Page County Deputies make an arrest after a chase

A Page County Sheriff’s Office social media post announced the arrest of Jerry Lee Campbell.

Page County Deputies responded to reports of cars being vandalized near Deerfield Estates.

The suspect failed to stop for the deputy and was pursued until he crashed on Stonyman Road.

After a short foot pursuit the chase ended with the arrest of 32 year old Jerry Lee Campbell the second.

Campbell faces 5 charges including Driving Under the Influence, Eluding, Driving Suspended, Petty Larceny x 2, and Tampering with a Vehicle x 2.

Campbell is being held without bond with further court proceedings pending.

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Civilian Response Casualty Care Training is being offered

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A social media post from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced a Civilian Response Casualty Care Training Course is offered Mar. 12.

The 4 hour course will be held at the Spirit and Word Fellowship Church starting at 8 a.m..

The church is located at 1275 Tasker Road in Stephens City.

The course offers a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event as well as Emergency Response programs.

Registration for the course and more information is available by contacting Mike Dumais at miked@swfhome.org.

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Governor Youngkin praises the senate on mask mandates amendment

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin praised the overwhelming adoption of an amendment to Senator Siobhan Bunnavant’s sponsored bill.

Senator Chap Petersen’s Amendment to the bill was called a victory for both children and parents statewide by the governor.

Petersen’s amendment was adopted by the Senate in a 29 to 9 vote yesterday Feb. 8.

The amendment would help to create an opt-out from local school mask mandates in Virginia according to the governor’s email.

The governor called the amendment a chance to give parents the right to decide whether their children should wear a mask in school.

Republican Governor Youngkin sited Democrat led states like Oregon, Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware were already moving away from the universal mask mandates in schools.

The governor stated in the email that he was pleased to see there is bipartisan support for doing the same in Virginia.

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Funeral services for fallen officers expected to cause heavy traffic

A social media post from James Madison University (JMU) confirms that the school will host the joint funeral service for Officers J.J. Jefferson and John Painter today Feb. 9 at 11 a.m..

The two officers were killed in the line of duty at Bridgewater College on Feb.1.

The service is open to the public and expected to draw thousands including law enforcement and first responders from across the state.

Both JMU Officials and Harrsonburg Police are asking for patience with traffic and parking today Feb. 9 around the Atlantic Union Bank Center at the school.

Both Shenandoah University and Bridgewater College posted on social media that they will host a livestream of the service starting at 11 a.m. as well.

Bridgewater College is offering a livestream of the service beginning at 11 a.m. at bridgewater.edu/live.

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News Maker Barbara Dickinson on a Handley Library event

Handley Regional Library Systems and Friends of Handley Library are hosting a virtual event Sat. Feb. 12 at 11 a.m..

We spoke with the Executive Director of the Friends of Handley Library Systems Barbara Dickinson about the event in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Barbara tells us about the Creative Women of Fisher’s Hill session at the library.

Barbara tells us of the origin of the historical discovery of three ladies that lived in and around Fisher’s Hill at the turn of the century.

She also tells us about how successful the ladies were.

Barbara also includes information about future plans for a genealogy workshop at the library.

Click here for Barbara’s interview.

Registration for Sat’s. event and information about future events at Handley Library Systems can be found here.

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