A Shenandoah Valley Bloods gang leader was sentenced Wednesday to 53 years in prison for felony gang participation, aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of the felony, and cocaine possession. He has also been ordered to pay the victim, a 22-year-old Augusta County man, $3,500 in restitution for medical expenses.
Shenandoah Valley Network announced on Tuesday its strong support for a new legislative caucus created in Richmond. Nine members of the General Assembly representing the Shenandoah Valley have joined forces in a Northern I-81 Caucus to address problems with the state’s plan for widening Interstate 81 through the Valley.
The Shenandoah Valley is under a Winter Storm Watch Thursday with snow accumulations of 5 inches or more possible by Thursday evening.
Superstorm Sandy began affecting portions of the Commonwealth late Saturday, and snow and rain associated with the system continue in parts of the state.
Gov. Bob McDonnell today asked for a federal emergency declaration to help Virginia’s state and local governments and other agencies respond to and recover from the widespread impacts of Hurricane Sandy.
The Greater Augusta County area is under a high-wind warning through 8 p.m. Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy move inland in the Mid-Atlantic.
After last year’s pre-Halloween trick from Mother Nature (a rare October snow storm affecting most of the Northeast which followed a hurricane and earthquake in the Commonwealth), one would think our area would be due for a treat this year. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has another trick up her sleeve this year by the name of Hurricane Sandy.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has advice for Virginians about food safety before, during and after power outages that may be caused by Hurricane Sandy. Sandy appears to be on track to cause power outages in eastern Virginia, and depending on the track she takes up the east coast, throughout the entire state.
Sandy will be moving away from the Bahamas this afternoon, allowing conditions to improve in that area. As it moves northward, squally weather will spread to the eastern Carolinas late tonight Saturday, with gusts near 50 mph, according to AccuWeather.com.