Frederick County inmate is served murder warrant out of W.VA.

West Virginia state seal. Used by written permission by Chief Deputy and Chief of Staff of West Virginia Chuck Flannery

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department reports the serving of a murder warrant on a Frederick County inmate.

David Antonio Calderon is also facing 2 malicious assault charges out of Jefferson County.

Video footage shows Calderon in a vehicle in the same area and at the same time as the GPS tracking unit located on the body of a female victim that was missing out of Jefferson County.

The victim was discovered deceased last week in the 100 block of Golf Course Road Martinsburg and has been tied to Calderon.

Calderon had been arrested in Frederick County on the Jefferson County warrants previously.

The suspect is an illegal alien out of El Salvador who had been stopped in March of 2023 at the New York Canadian border seeking asylum in Canada but was turned away.

The victim in the incident was discovered in a Martinsburg couch fire.

The identity of the victim is pending the medical examiner’s DNA analysis.

Calderon is currently in custody awaiting extradition to West Virginia to face the murder and assault charges.

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Sports: Wednesday, May 15. 2024

Nats Split 2 With Chicago, O’s-Toronto PPD, PGA Championship Gets Underway Tomorrow

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WCFR with other authorities conclude fatal house fire investigation

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Maiatico reports by email the conclusion of a 2023 fatal house fire investigation.

Authorities from around the region assisted with the report on the November 24, 2023, house fire that took the life of a Front Royal resident.

When firefighters arrived, they found the home in the 200 block of Blue Ridge Avenue fully involved.

The significance of the fire forced a call for assistance.

During the fire fight crews were told that a person was trapped inside the home.

Firefighters entered the home in an attempt to rescue the victim but were driven out due to the intensity of the fire.

After suppressing the fire, firefighters were able to locate a victim and the scene was turned over to the Fire Marshal’s Office and other authorities.

After intensive investigation by all agencies involved it was determined the victim was the sole occupant and has been identified.

The 72-year-old victim was identified as Linda Watkins.

The fire was determined to be accidental in nature with the improper use of smoking materials as the cause.

Anyone with information pertaining to this fire is still encouraged to contact the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office at 540-636-3830.

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Governor Youngkin signs Virginia state budget bills

Governor Glenn Youngkin signed Virginia’s state budget bills in Richmond on Monday.

The two year, $188 billion budget was passed by the State Senate 39-1 and the House of Delegates 94-6 before Youngkin’s signature.

The budget includes over $2 billion for K-12 education with 3% per year raises for teachers and state supported local employees.

Funding will also support expanded behavioral health services and crisis support.

Youngkin and legislative leaders also agreed to stop the implementation of a new sales tax on digital goods like streaming services and computer software.

Following the signing, Youngkin said, “This is an important day for Virginia. While Virginians’ elected officials can sometimes be far apart on policy, today demonstrates and reiterates that we can come together to deliver for the Commonwealth.”

To view the Governor’s announcement, click here.

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News Maker Jen Avery on the Ride with Rotary

The third annual Warren County Ride with Rotary event is Saturday May 18.

We spoke to Warren County Rotarian Jen Avery about the event in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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

Jen tells us how the event works and how to get involved.

She also tells us the funds raised in the ride will go toward fixing the playground at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School this year.

Jen also tells us how successful the event has been in the past and who benefited from it.

Click here for Jen’s latest news maker.

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