Accidents/Fires/Floods

High crash area

Virginia State Trooper B.R. Johnson investigates a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon on a notoriously sharp curve of U.S. 211 inside Shenandoah National Park. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Rough landing

A two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle occurred around 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Highways 211 and 522 in Sperryville. The rider on the Harley-Davidson was medevaced by helicopter, which touched down at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Speeding brings five days in jail

Speeding one too many times can earn you jail time and a suspended driver’s license, a consequence discovered Tuesday by an Amissville resident who was found guilty in a bench trial of reckless driving by speeding. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Down to the river

Neither of the two occupants of the late-model sedan was injured when it crashed through the fence separating the Burgers ‘N Things parking area from the low-running Thornton River in Sperryville on Saturday afternoon. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 18

Tuesday, Aug. 9 7:42 p.m. — Black Locust Lane, Sperryville, public service, companies 1 and 7 7:55 p.m. — Water Street, Sperryville, public service, companies 1 and 7 Wednesday, Aug. 10 9:00 a.m. — Castleton […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 4

Tuesday, July 26 10:28 a.m. — Davidson Lane, Amissville, general illness, companies 1, 3 and 4 4:57 p.m. — Lee Highway, Sperryville, chest pain, companies 1, 3, 4 and 7 Wednesday, July 27 7:04 p.m. […]

By Ellen Berg
Accidents/Fires/Floods

Man down

Medics attend to motorcyclist Wayne L. Katz, 48, of Harrisonburg, at midday Saturday before he was flown to U.Va. Medical Center with a broken leg and unknown other injuries, after his motorcycle collided with a SUV on 211. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Motorcycle speeders sentenced

Three northern Virginia men on motorcycles pleaded guilty to reckless driving by speed and were sentenced in District Court and alcohol-related cases top the July 12th docket. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Fellow volunteers start fundraiser for Jenkins

The Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has begun a fundraising effort for one of its own, Gary Jenkins Jr., a 19-year-old volunteer who sustained serious injuries when his truck skidded off the road as he responded to a late-night ambulance call on July 12. […]