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Bomb Threat at South Main Wachovia

Monday, July 12, 2010

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Bomb Threat at South Main Wachovia

Harrisonburg police have diverted traffic on South Main Street between South Avenue and Mosby Road Monday morning as reports roll in of a bomb threat at the Wachovia Bank on South Main Street.

HPD Investigating Graffiti Spree

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating an “extensive amount” of graffiti that was spray-painted in several areas of town Friday night.

Breeze, CA office reach settlement

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Breeze, CA office reach settlement

The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office has agreed to limit the scope of its request for photographs related to the civil disturbance on Village Lane from The Breeze and to reimburse The Breeze for $10,000 in legal fees.

Employee Charged After Storing Pot at Work

Friday, May 21, 2010

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A Broadway man has been charged with distribution of marijuana after his boss reportedly found 230 grams of pot in his filing cabinet at work, according to a search warrant. Pete DeLea reports in today’s Daily News-Record that Jonas Diener has been charged with felony sale or distribution after his managers at Rosetta Stone found […]

Cuccinelli supports seizure of Breeze photographs

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Cuccinelli supports seizure of Breeze photographs

The state attorney general told the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce that he didn’t believe the seizure of more than 900 photographs from the campus newspaper was a first amendment issue, the Daily News-Record reports.

JMU students charged in Village Lane riot

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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JMU students charged in Village Lane riot

The Harrisonburg Police Department release 15 names of those charged from incidents related to Saturday’s civil disturbance Wednesday. The list includes eight that appear in the JMU People listings, one of whom was charged with assault on a police officer and participating in a riot with a deadly weapon.

HPD investigation moves forward

Monday, April 12, 2010

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HPD investigation moves forward

Harrisonburg Police are continuing their investigation into Saturday’s civil disturbance in the Village Lane area during the “Springfest” block party representatives said in a press conference Monday. At the press conference Monday afternoon, Lt. Kurt Boshart, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the HPD, Sgt. Les Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State […]

Police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse block party

Saturday, April 10, 2010

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Police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse block party

4/12 Press conference updates The “Springfest” block party was broken up Saturday evening by police using tear gas and pepper spray after party-goers threw beer bottles and rocks at police officers. The confrontation occurred in the Village Lane area of Harrisonburg during an annual block party that police estimate drew 8,000 revelers. Criminal Investigation Division […]

Bill would allow concealed guns in restaurants

Saturday, March 6, 2010

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The Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would remove the restrictions prohibiting gun owners with concealed carry licenses from carrying in restaurants and would allow police officers to drink while carrying.

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