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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Former teacher pleads no contest to felony child sex charges

FRONT ROYAL — Former Skyline High School teacher Steven Roger Bretsch escaped a lengthy jail term Monday when Warren County Circuit Judge Ronald L....

Skyline teacher indicted on child sex crimes, likely to enter plea

FRONT ROYAL – Former Skyline High School teacher Steven Bretsch was indicted Wednesday by a Warren County grand jury, accused of improper sexual contact...

Hoyle indicted for stepfather’s murder

Front Royal resident David Glynn Hoyle Jr., 33, was indicted Wednesday by the Warren County Grand Jury on a charge of murder in the...

Court authorizes defense motions in Bailey Powell murder case

Defense motions in the Second Degree Murder case of 18-year-old Bailey Powell were heard in an early-morning hearing on Thursday, June 29.  Defense co-counsel...

Curtis sentenced to life for murder of Simon Funk, Jr.

After one hour and 50 minutes of deliberation on Thursday, June 29, a Warren County Circuit Court jury came in with two guilty verdicts...

Cabbie murder trial heads to jury on Thursday (June 29)

The prosecution and defense rested their cases in the First Degree Murder trial of Clay Marshall Curtis late Thursday morning (June 29).  Curtis is...

Skyline High teacher Steven Bretsch waives preliminary hearing on sex charges

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School teacher Steven Bretsch was in Warren County Juvenile Court Thursday morning, for a scheduled preliminary hearing, accused of...

Explosive inmate testimony rocks third day of Curtis murder trial

FRONT ROYAL – After two and a half days of testimony the prosecution case is nearing a close in the First Degree Murder trial...

Vivid descriptions mark first day’s testimony in cabbie murder trial

During opening statements shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, the prosecution and defense teams painted outlines of the cases they will present to a 16-person...

Cabbie murder trial will go on as scheduled this week

Following a brief hearing and recess totaling seven minutes Monday morning, Circuit Court Judge “Clay” Athey ruled that defense co-counsel John Bell could continue...