Funeral arrangements announced for Deputy Chief Lauck

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Funeral arrangements have been announced for Frederick County Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Chester T. Lauck. Lauck passed away on April 23rd after working on the scene of a wildfire in Gore.

Visitation will be held at Omps Funeral Home on Amherst Street Sunday from noon till 9 pm.

A service will be held at Winchester Church of God on Monday at 11 am with a burial following the service at Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Heavy traffic is expected in the area of the funeral home, church and cemetery.

Papermill Road will be closed from the roundabout to Route 522 from noon to 4 pm on Monday.

Motorists should use Crossover Boulevard as an alternative route.

Be aware of those wishing to show their respects who may be lining the road ways of the processional route.

Full information on the arrangements are available here.

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Patsy Cline Remembrance Weekend in Winchester


Patsy Cline Historic House is hosting a Weekend in Remembrance for the country music legend with events today and tomorrow.

From 1 pm to 3 pm today a Meet and Greet will be held at Patsy Cline’s childhood home at 608 South Kent Street with her daughter, Julie Fudge.

This event is admission by donation which will go to the Historic House.

Tomorrow is the 60th anniversary of the plane crash and a celebration of life will be held at 3 pm at Omps Funeral Home.

They will then visit Cline’s nearby resting place in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

The Chapel Ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook.

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FCSO led on high speed chase

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Frederick County Sheriffs responded to a report identifying a wanted man, Michael Paul Warner of Chesapeake.

When officers attempted to stop and search the vehicle on Cedar Creek Grade, the suspect fled.

The suspect traveled throughout Winchester city streets then towards 522 where he drove through a funeral procession and into Shenandoah Memorial Park where he damaged grave plots.

The suspect then traveled to 81 North and continued to West Virginia.

WV State police pursued through Berkeley County and into Jefferson County before the vehicle was disabled using tire deflation devices.

Throughout the chase the driver committed a hit and run, drove into oncoming traffic and reached speeds of 95 mph.

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