Winchester Police investigate potential stabbing

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The Winchester Police Department is investigating a possible stabbing that occurred on Thursday around 4:30 pm in the 300 block of East Piccadilly Street.

Officers responded to a report of an altercation where they spoke with a 27 year old female victim who claimed she was in a verbal altercation that turned physical.

The victim displayed two puncture wounds likely caused by a bladed item.

She was transported to a medical facility with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim was known to the suspect, Kennedy Broy, 21, of Winchester.

Detectives obtained charges of malicious wounding and a warrant is outstanding for her arrest.

For a picture of the suspect, click here.

If you have information on this case, contact WPD’s Detective Bansal or use the P3 Tips app.

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Valley Health joins Peak Health ownership

Valley Health is joining West Virginia University Health System, Mountain Health Network, and Marshall Health as an owner of Peak Health.

The mission of this new partnership is to make healthcare more accessible, understandable, and collaborative.

Peak Health currently serves 32,000 WVU Health System employees and their dependents and plans to add 8,000 additional Valley Health employees and dependents by January 1, 2024.

Peak Health will also enter the consumer market in West Virginia that year with low-cost Medicare Advantage Products and services for self-funded employers.

To learn more about Peak Health, click here.

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VSP investigate fatal crash in Fauquier County

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday at 11:19 am at the intersection of Route 29, James Madison Highway, and Route 15 Business, N. James Madison St.

A 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser traveling south attempted a left turn onto Rt. 15 where the driver crossed into the northbound lane and crashed into a 1995 Mack Dump Truck.

Diana Esry, 62, of Remington, died at the scene.

The 20 year old dump truck driver was not injured in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

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Front Royal fills Town Council seat

Front Royal has filled their vacant Town Council seat after appointing Dr. Melissa DeDomenico-Payne to the role.

She was born in New York and then moved to Front Royal where she is a graduate of Warren County High School.

She received her Bachelors Degree from Shenandoah University, Masters from Marymount University, and her Doctorate in Public Administration from Capella University.

Her career experiences include work in executive and administrative roles in non-profits and educational organizations.

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News Maker Sue Lawrence on the Chocolate Crawl

The third annual Chocolate Crawl will begin February 3rd in Front Royal and Warren County.

We spoke to the  organizer of the event Sue Lawrence of Key Move Properties White Picket Fence in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Sue tells us of the expansion at this year’s crawl.

She also tells us of the added incentive to get involved.

Sue also tells us that funds raised from the crawl will benefit a nonprofit in the area.

Click here for Sue’s news maker.

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Furever Friday: Meet Ranger


Welcome back to Furever Friday! Each week, we spotlight an adoptable Pet from the Humane Society of Warren County.

This week we’re featuring Ranger who was found by a Park Ranger after being dropped off at the Appalachian Trail. Ranger is about 5 years old very sweet with a sleek black coat. Ranger deserves a good home instead of being dropped off and forgotten.      

If you would like to give Ranger his forever home please full out an applications at  Once you apply and are approved, a staff member will contact you with the next steps. 

You can also check out the Humane Society of Warren County’s adoptable pets on

Furever Friday is proudly sponsored by Shear Elegance Pet Boutique. Shear Elegance Pet Boutique has been giving pets the love, care and respect they deserve since 2011. Visit them today off John Marshall Highway and on Facebook.

The Humane Society of Warren County offers their Pick of the Litter Thrift Store at 450 S. Commerce Ave. Front Royal.

A great way to support the Humane Society of Warren County by way of both purchase and donations.   

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WCFR announce arrangements for Chief Cross

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) have announced by email the funeral arrangements have been made for the late Fortsmouth Volunteer Fire Chief Homer Larry Cross.

Maddox Funeral Home 105 West Main Street Front Royal will be handling the arrangements.

Family night is scheduled for Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 P.m.

The funeral service will include Fire and Military Honors on Jan. 31 at noon at the Riverton United Methodist Church 55 East Strasburg Road.

A procession will follow the service to Panorama Memorial Gardens.

The Cross Family will receive guest after the service at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Station at 221 North Commerce Avenue Front Royal.

Chief Cross was found unresponsive Jan. 23 while on duty at the Fortsmouth Volunteer Fire Department.

The 74-year-old was pronounced deceased after lifesaving response was unsuccessful ending his more than 40 years of service to the communities.

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Authorities make an arrest in gaming machine robberies

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Fairfax County Police arrested two men who are accused of stealing a gaming machine from a convenience store.

Lenard Jones and Terrell Hardy both of Maryland were arrested Jan. 25 after a call from a 7 11 employee reporting the robbery according to ABC news.

Officers arrived at the 7 11 on Frye Road in Mount Vernon where the clerk reported the two men picked up the machine and loaded it into a silver truck.

This was the second time in less than a week that particular store had been hit.

Police stopped a truck matching that description not far from the store and parts of a gaming machine were clearly visible in the back of the truck.

According to a Fairfax Police report the two men are believed to have been a part of at least 7 other robberies of gaming machines.

The culprits have either opened the machine on site or literally carried the machine from the store.

Authorities are attempting to determine if the pair are a part of the same group that have done similar robberies along Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County and beyond.

In the meantime, authorities are suggesting that store owners secure the gaming machines and ATMs to the floor and make sure security cameras are operational.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact their local law enforcement.

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