WCFR offer basic storm spotter training

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) announced that they are partnering with the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) to provide free Skywarn basic storm spotter training.

After training weather spotters help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the NWS.

The practice can help reduce injuries and possibly even deaths along with preventing damage from serve weather.

The session will be at the Warren County Public Safety Building Community Room December 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The location is 200 Skyline Vista Drive Front Royal.

Registration is suggested and can be made here.

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VSP release their 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday report

Virginia State Police (VSP) report 14 individuals lost their lives during the 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

During the 2021 Thanksgiving Holliday 5 people were killed on the Virginia highways in the traditionally 5 day long counting period.

Virginia State Police Superintendent Colonel Gary Settle noted that of the 14 fatalities 8 were not using seatbelts which could have saved some lives.

Settle urges everyone to use their seatbelts as we head deeper into a holiday travel season in which we already have 14 families grieving the loss of loved ones.

Over the 2022 holiday Troopers cited close to 500 people for seatbelt violations.

More than 4,400 speeders and just over 1,800 reckless drivers were cited.

Just short of 100 people were cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs.

Almost 1,450 traffic accidents were reported with 138 of those resulting in injuries.

With more holiday travel on the horizon Law Enforcement across the state will be on the alert and urge everyone to drive with caution.

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Scotty Stumper: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Trivia

On this week’s Scotty Stumper, we highlight the gold standard of Holiday movies, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, a flick we just cant get enough of! Let’s see how Scott did with some Christmas Vacation trivia. Give it a try yourself, and let’s hope you don’t get The Jelly Of The Month Club this year!

 

Front Royal Police Detective is recognized for his work

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The Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) announced the recognition of one of their Detectives.

Front Royal Town Councilman Wayne Sealock with the Virginia Safe Surfin’ Foundation have recognized Detective Marc Ramey of the FRPD.

Ramey was awarded a plaque of recognition for his work in combatting the exploitation and solicitation of minors in the Warren County.

Since March of 2022 Ramey made 8 arrests and placed 31 charges against solicitors of minors so far.

The Front Royal Police Department is an active member of the Northern Virginia DC Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Anyone with information regarding the solicitation or exploitation of minors should contact the FRPD.

Call the FRPD at 540-635-2111 to report a concern.

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BRNGTF conclude a lengthy investigation with arrest

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Virginia State Police (VSP) announced the conclusion of a length investigation with an arrest.

On Nov. 28 the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force (BRNGTF) arrested Daniel Ruiz-Torres.

The 29-year-old Culpeper resident was apprehended during the execution of a search warrant in the 200 block of Jenkins Avenue of Culpeper.

Ruiz-Torres has been charged with a felony count of possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a scheduled 1 2 drug.

During the investigation a small amount of cocaine was seized along with drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, scale and almost $9,000 in currency.

Two of Ruiz-Torres’ vehicles were also confiscated in the investigation.

Officers from Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock Sheriff’s Offices are active members of the BRNGTF.

The BRNGTF also includes Police Officers from Culpeper, Warrenton and Orange Virginia along with the Virginia State Police.

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News Maker Todd Jones on changes with the BOS and more

The Warren County Board of Supervisors (BOS) are rearranging their schedule for 2023.

We spoke with Warren County Director of Technology Todd Jones about that and the coming Christmas activities in our latest news maker.

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

Todd tells us of the changes in the schedule of the BOS in the upcoming year.

He also tells us of the Christmas activities planned that begin this weekend Dec. 3.

Todd also tells us about activities that will also be available between Christmas and the New Year holiday in Warren County.

Click here for Todd’s news maker.

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