News Maker Brandon Davis on Shenandoah Rail Trail

Last month Governor Glenn Youngkin signed the Virginia State Budget.

The budget includes funds for the Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail from Broadway to Front Royal.

The Rail Trail hopes to utilize abandoned train tracks to create a walking, hiking and biking trail.

We spoke to the Chairperson of the Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail Partnership Brandon Davis in our latest news maker.

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Brandon explains who was behind the funding.

He also explains the plan for the project.

Brandon also tells us how we can help to make the Rail Trail happen.

Click here for Brandon’s interview.

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Stanley Police arrest a suspect in a case of threats

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Stanley Police report the arrest of Arthur Weber in a case of  threats being made against a Food Lion store.

Weber is facing charges of  threatening to bomb or damage buildings or giving false information endangering a building.

Weber also faces charges of a crime of harassing another person over the phone or other electronic media which is a class 1 misdemeanor.

The accusations against Weber stem from allegations of threats made Sunday morning.

Weber is currently being held without bond.

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SVFC 70 respond to a propane tank explosion

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The Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Company 70 (SVFC70) reports being assisted by the Elkton and Stanley Volunteer Fire Companies as they responded to a structure fire Sunday July 3.

Fire units arrived at approximately 5:15 p.m. to find the single story home in the 600 block of 10th Street Shenandoah Virginia showing heavy fire.

The fire was moving from the rear of the home extending into the living quarters.

No one was home at the time of the fire with all three cats being rescued by first responders.

The fire was quickly contained but the home looks to be left uninhabitable.

Preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by a propane tank exploding.

A completed investigation will confirm the cause of the blaze.

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VSP seek information on a fatal Warren County incident

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report they are seeking the public’s help involving a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 66 in Warren County.

The incident occurred Sunday morning at approximately 3 o’clock near the exit 13 mile marker 14 location near Linden.

About a mile east of the Linden Front Royal exit a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

The striking vehicle pulled over immediately and remained at the scene.

Another vehicle was already on the shoulder with two Hispanic males standing outside of it.

When the driver of the striking vehicle approached the males they got into their 4 door sedan and drove off.

The struck pedestrian died at the scene and has been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for positive identification and autopsy.

Identification on the struck person shows a male Hispanic in his mid 20’s possibly Honduran.

It is possible the victim was in the sedan prior to being struck.

Anyone with any information or witnessed the incident or can identify the victim is asked to contact Authorities.

You can call the VSP by dialing #77 540-829-7766 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov with any information.

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FRPD investigates gunshot death

A news release from the Front Royal Police Department confirms the investigation of a body found in Front Royal.

The Front Royal Police Department responded to a call on North Shenandoah Avenue at 10:30 on Thursday, June 30th.

Officers arriving at the scene discovered a 41 year old white male in the grassy area between First Bank and United Bank.

The person died from what is suspected to be a self inflicted gunshot wound.

The individual is not believed to be associated with the banks and walked there from a nearby hotel.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information should contact Detective T. A. Smith of the FRPD at 540-636-2208 or email tasmith@frontroyalva.com. 

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