FCSO seeks a man with ties to Frederick County after chase

Fauquier Co. Sheriff's Logo used by permission by Fauquier County Deputy Jeffery Long

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) report that they are seeking Dylan John Knouse who has ties to Frederick County and Richmond.

Knouse is wanted for felony eluding law enforcement in several counties.

The 30-year-old Knouse most recently was tracked in a rental vehicle Thanksgiving Day traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Winchester Road in Fauquier County.

After a Fauquier County Deputy attempted a traffic stop Knouse sped up to well over 100 miles per hour.

From Winchester Road Knouse sped to Interstate 66 heading west with speeds of at least 120 miles per hour.

Knouse passed several other vehicles including on the right shoulder of the interstate.

Eventually Knouse took exit 13 into Linden and east onto John Marshall Highway.

After numerous erratic maneuvers Knouse turned on to Fiery Run Road and finally abandoned his vehicle on Harrels Corner Road.

Several warrants have been issued by the magistrate for Knouse’s capture.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the FCSO at 540-347-3300.

A picture of Knouse is found here.

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VSP report on the Thanksgiving weekend travel

Virginia State Police (VSP) report on the 2023 Thanksgiving Holiday weekend has been released.

The report indicates a 53 percent decrease in fatal crashes over the holiday.

Last year over the same period 19 fatalities occurred on Virginia roadways.

This year 9 citizens lost their lives with the majority of those found not using their seat belts.

Eight traffic crashes were reported in Virginia which produced the 9 fatalities none were in the Shenandoah Valley region.

State Troopers responded to a total of 1,359 crashes which is nearly 100 less than last year.

Citations were issued to over 4,500 speeders.

Reckless driving tickets were issued to over 1,800 people with 89 arrests for driving under the influence.

VSP Superintendent Gary T. Settle called the reduction in fatalities encouraging and commended drivers for making extra efforts to drive safely and hopes the trend continues into the winter holiday season.

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Laurel Ridge partners with JMU to address teacher shortage

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Laurel Ridge Community College is entering a partnership with James Madison University and Germanna Community College to give aspiring teachers a jump start on their degrees while still in high school and address the ongoing teacher shortage.

The Future Educators Academy will help students earn associate degrees while completing their high school advanced studies diploma.

Students will then receive guaranteed admission into JMU’s highly acclaimed College of Education program and can earn their bachelor’s degree within two years.

This opportunity will be available through both Middletown and Fauquier campuses at Laurel Ridge in the fall of 2025.

Laurel Ridge President Kim Blosser said, “All of the public school divisions in our service region are experiencing teacher shortages, and our rural school divisions are often hit the hardest. We are very excited to help meet that need by educating high school students who live and work in our region.”

For more information on the new program, click here.

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News Maker Susana Calley of BRH on coping with loss

Christmas can be a stressful time for people who have lost a loved one.

We spoke to Susana Calley Family and Support Services Manager at Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) about coping with loss in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Susana tells us of one of several events to cope with loss happening November 29.

She also tells us about some of the services offered at BRH for coping.

Susana also encourages volunteers to share some of the joy of the season with BRH residents.

Click here for Susana’s news maker.

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