Camping for Hunger concludes 11/19

The 14th annual Camping for Hunger campaign to benefit the Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP) of Front Royal Warren County wraps up Nov. 19 at 8 a.m.

Monetary donations and nonperishable food donations are still being accepted at the Camping for Hunger bus at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center through early morning Nov. 19.

All donations help C-CAP provide food for those in need in Front Royal Warren County through the winter months.

A safe secure monetary donation can be made right now here.

Royal Broadcasting and C-CAP are grateful for any and all donations for the annual campaign.

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BRNGTF make another major drug arrest in Culpeper

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The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force (BRNGTTF) and Virginia State Police confirm by email the conclusion of an investigation with an arrest.

On Nov. 16 60 year old Jesse O. Williams and 31 year old Jamie L. Cottoms both of Culpeper were taken into custody.

The pair were arrested without incident in the 1300 block of Orange Road with 20 grams of cocaine and over $1100 in currency were seized.

Williams faces charges of 2 felony counts of possession with the intent to distribute a schedule 1 2 drug.

Cottoms faces a felony count of possession of a schedule 1 2 drug and one count possession with intent to distribute the drug.

The pair are being held without bound at the Culpeper County Jail.

The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is comprised of agents from Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock Sheriff’s Offices.

Members of the Culpeper, Warrenton, Orange Police Departments and Virginia State Police are also a part of the task force.

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FCSO responds to shots fired barricade situation

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports responding to a shots fired and barricade situation in Stephens City on Nov.16.

Shortly after 5 p.m. FCSO Deputies responded to shots
being fired inside a residence at 400 Westmoreland Drive.

All
other occupants of the home were able to evacuate safely leaving the shooter alone
in the house.

The subject continued to fire shots despite attempts to get him to
surrender.

Neighboring homes were evacuated and streets were shutdown with
additional law enforcement arriving to assist.

The shooter was identified by family
members as 45-year-old Daren Eugene Sullivan who was believed to be under the
influence of alcohol and upset about an undisclosed domestic matter.

Over the next
several hours Sullivan would continue to fire shots randomly inside the home.

At
one point some shots appeared to be directed towards two Deputies along with
Sullivan saying he might do harm to himself.

Over time Shots continued to be fired
but less frequently.

Sullivan would occasionally speak to Authorities when he would
answer the phone or respond to them, but he continued to refuse to surrender.

Eventually non-lethal gas was used then a robotic camera device and drone found
Sullivan appeared to be incapacitated.

A SWAT team entered the home at
approximately 10:20 p.m. and found Sullivan laying on the floor unresponsive and
took him into custody without further incident.

Sullivan was transported to
Winchester Medical Center for evaluation.

Criminal charges are expected pending
consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

FCSO Deputies saw assistance from Virginia State Police, Warren
County Sheriff’s Office as well as Middletown and Stephens City Police
Departments.

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VH Hospitals receive “A”s in safety

Valley Health (VH) reports by email that Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH) have
earned “A”s in Hospital Safety.

The independent national watchdog group Leapfrog

recognized the two hospitals for achievements in protecting the patients from
harm.

Twice a year the Leapfrog group assigns grades “A” through “F” to nearly 3,000
hospitals across the country based on 30 evidence-based patient safety
performance measures.

Measures that include errors, injuries, accidents and
infections as well the systems in place to prevent harm.

This is the sixth
consecutive “A” grade for WMC which makes the hospital the highest
graded facility in Northern Shenandoah Valley Eastern Panhandle region.

Nationwide only 29 percent of the hospitals earned an “A “in the fall of 2022.

In
Virginia 37 hospitals received an “A” this past fall.

These Leapfrog results are
available for patients to find the safest hospital at Hospital Safety Grades dot org.

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News Maker Todd Jones on Warren Co.’s Help with Camping for Hunger

Warren County is working with the River 953 Fox Sports Radio 1450 Camping for Hunger (CFH) campaign.

We spoke with Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones in our latest news makers.

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

Todd tells us the plan for Government, Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s Office efforts to collect nonperishable food items for CFH and C-Cap.

He also tells us the efforts go on through Nov. 18 and they have a little contest going.

Todd also tells us of the upcoming festivities for the Christmas season.

Find out about CFH and making a secure donation  here.

Click here for Todd’s news maker.

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