Stephens City man is arrested for his Jan. 6, 2021 involvement

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Facing charges of entering and remaining in or on the grounds of a restricted building and disorderly and disruptive conduct in said building Miles Adkins was arrested yesterday.

Adkins also faces charges of disorderly conduct in a capitol building and parading and demonstrating or picketing in said building.

The 40-year-old Stephens City resident was seen on video and social media inside the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.

Adkins is seen in some stills from video footage assisting others to enter the building.

Other stills from videos show the Frederick County School Board member holding a beverage can while inside the building.

According to a confidential source in evidence submitted by the FBI Adkins is recorded on social media bragging to a friend that he was drinking Coors lite and Fireball inside the Capitol Building.

Reportedly Adkins was chanting let’s get beer as he left the building around 3:30 that afternoon.

After appearing in court for these misdemeanor charges Adkins was released on his own recognizance.

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A W.VA. couple are convicted in the death of a Winchester resident

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A couple from Hedgesville were convicted by a Berkeley County grand jury in the death of a Winchester resident.

John Beavers and Ariel Akers both of Hedgesville delivered a controlled substance resulting in the death of a Winchester resident according to the Journal.

The couple were convicted by the grand jury on February 23.

Beavers contacted Akers by social media about purchasing fentanyl capsules and having them delivered to the Pikeside Motel outside of Martinsburg.

Amber Owens of Winchester arrived and was given the fentanyl and died of an overdose.

West Virginia State Police arrived on the scene on March 6, 2023 and pronounced the 36-year-old Owens deceased at the scene.

An autopsy confirmed that Owens died of an overdose of the drug.

Beavers and Akers will be facing a possible 15 years at sentencing.

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One of FBI’s Most Wanted has ties to Martinsburg

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that one of their Most Wanted has ties to Martinsburg and surrounding area.

The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Samuel Lee Rose.

Rose is wanted for his connection with a drug trafficking operation that has moved large quantities of illicit drugs through the region.

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for the 44-year-old Rose who has been known to frequent the Martinsburg, Virginia, Maryland, and DC area.

Crimes of trafficking drugs and laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars are included in his charges.

Rose has been known to be armed and should be considered dangerous if you see him contact your local law enforcement immediately.

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News Maker Joanne Koszyk on grants provided for C-CAP

Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP) has received some assistance from Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB).

We spoke to C-CAP’s Executive Director Joanne Koszyk about it in our latest news maker.

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Joanne tells us that BRAFB chose this C-CAP because they are already ahead of the game.

She also tells us what the funding will do for the organization.

Joanne also tells us that the Front Royal Warren County C-CAP is ready for some gardening and looking for volunteers.

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JCSO responds to a 3-vehicle fatal crash

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) reports by email responding to a three-vehicle fatal crash on February 24.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. emergency services out of Jefferson County arrived at the intersection of Berryville Pike and Smith Road.

On arrival authorities found a black Honda Civic overturned with occupants trapped inside.

A black Jeep Cherokee showed some front-end damage and was found facing north but blocking southbound lanes on Berryville Pike.

A blue Chrysler Sebring was south of the crash with front end driver side damage.

Further investigation indicated that the Honda may have been attempting a left turn onto to South Road but passed the intersection.

As the Honda attempted to correct it went over the double yellow line and was struck by the Jeep.

The impact caused the Honda to overturn and the Chrysler was unable to avoid the vehicles and made contact.

The driver of the Honda was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger of the Honda was transported to Jefferson Medical Center where they succumbed to their injuries.

The driver of the Chrysler was also transported to Jefferson Medical with no report available on their current condition at the time.

The driver of the Jeep was checked by Emergency Services at the scene but did not require transportation to a medical facility.

The names of those involved are not being released pending notification of next of kin.

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Loudoun County murder suspect is apprehended

The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) opened a murder investigation on February 14.

On that date investigators found 19-year-old Sterling resident Michai Dandridge-Carter suffering from a gunshot wound.

Despite lifesaving attempts Dandridge-Carter was pronounced deceased at the scene in Ashburn Virginia.

Further investigation revealed the identity of a suspect in the shooting and requested the public’s help in locating Rashaun D. Owens.

February 26 the LCSO reported that Owens turned himself into authorities at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Owens is being charged with 2nd degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

In addition, Owens in charged with attempted robbery with a firearm.

Anyone with any further information regarding the incident is asked to contact the LCSO at 703-777-1919.

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Plans announced for 7th annual Virginia Women Veterans Week

The Commonwealth will recognize Virginia Women Veterans Week March 17-23 to highlight contributions of women who have served and continue to serve the U.S. Military.

This is the 7th year that Virginia has set aside the third week of March to honor over 108,000 women veterans in the state representing the largest percentage of any state in the nation.

During a ceremony held by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the new “Support Women Veterans” license plate will be unveiled and a presentation of a special lapel pin will be presented to women veterans.

This event will be held at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond on Thursday, March 21st.

Additional virtual events will be held at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Gregg-Adams.

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News Maker Dr. Jen Riley of BRWC on Feb. fundraiser

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) in Boyce has a unique fundraiser going on for the month of February.

We spoke to veterinarian Dr. Jen Riley about it in our latest news maker.

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Dr. Riley tells us what is included in their Very Important Protectors (VIP) of Wildlife package if you sign up before the end of February.

She also tells us that BRWC is offering internships but you should sign up by March 1 for the summer session.

Dr. Riley also tells us what it takes to become a rehabilitator.

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