Page County receives a grant from Virginia ABC

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An email from Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) announced that Page County has received a $500 grant.

The funds will be used to help support the Youth Page County Alliance program toward raising $25,000 to create a community center in the county.

The community center hopes to offer a safe place for teens in Page County to hang out in a drug and alcohol free environment.

The grant is a part of the Wheeler Award which is granted annually to a school or organization participating in the Virginia Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project.

More information on the Youth Alcohol and Drug Prevention Project and grant opportunities is available here.

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River Report: 9-19-22

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf recaps this past weekend’s Riopalooza.  Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. Don Roberts and his crew can help you plan a great outing on the South Fork this Fall. Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com and start your River adventure!

An aircraft makes emergency landing in Warren County

Saturday Sept. 17 at approximately 10:45 a.m. Front Royal Police reported  a small private aircraft  made an emergency landing on Interstate 66 west.

State Police, Front Royal Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Department of Transportation had portions of the interstate partially blocked until approximately noon.

The only occupant was the pilot who made a safe landing at mile marker 6 in Warren County.

The preliminary investigation revealed the aircraft suffered engine failure.

No one was injured in the incident.

Special equipment was brought in to move the aircraft off the highway.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continue to investigate the incident.

Video of the incident can be found here.

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FCSO arrest a suspect in a Frederick County fatal shooting

The Frederick County Sheriff Office (FCSO) announced the arrest in a shooting death on Whitlock Lane in Frederick County.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 authorities  received and responded to a report of someone being shot following an argument.

Both law enforcement and emergency medical crews were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival deputies located the subject later identified as Jeffrey Behneke Jr. lying near the residence with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim had no pulse and was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel at the scene.

Thorsten Schulze who lives at the residence was detained at the scene.

During the investigation it was determined that Schulze and Behneke got into an argument that escalated to gunfire and the shooting of Behneke.

Schulze has been preliminarily charged with second degree murder and is being held in the Adult Detention facility.

The investigation into the incident continues with no other details available at this time.

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News Maker Anthony Crosen on Blue Ridge Hospice Pop Up

Tomorrow Sept. 17 Blue Ridge Hospice will open a pop up store in Winchester.

We spoke with the Vice President of Blue Ridge Thrift Anthony Crosen in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Anthony explains what the Pop Up Store will offer and how long it will be available.

He also tells us about the upcoming annual Butterfly Run which is Oct. 15.

Anthony also explains that if you wish to be a part of the Butterfly Run now would be a good time to sign up right here.

Of course all of this benefits Blue Ridge Hospice of Winchester.

Click here for Anthony’s interview.

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