Archive for April, 2017

Body Stolen from Morgue

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Harrisonburg, VA-  The corpse of Connor Wilcox, which was being held as evidence in the ongoing investigation into the murder of the local philanthropist,  was stolen from the morgue last night.

Video Captures Urban War Zone in Advertisement for Upcoming Action Film

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Washington, D.C.- The shaky footage depicts a very different image than we all have for small cities in the United States.  This looks like Detroit met Mad Max or Escape from New York, plus a backdrop of a pastoral valley of green space and hills, and with a filming style reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield.  Released as an innovative teaser trailer for the in-production Action movie, Fury Brigade, the video prompted a strong local reaction after it was widely shared online without attribution.  Dark Light Studios has asked for these illegal copies of their video to be taken down.

While the setting is a fictional city, much of the filming has taken place Martinsburg, West Virginia.  “The post-Industrial Revolution boom of the town left a lot of good choices for on-location shooting, and there’s plenty of space to be used,” said Director, Mike Grant, known for his recent film, Clone Force, “It’s been great working in the area.”

Anyone who would like to view the teaser trailer for Fury Brigade, by Dark Light Studios, should go to their official website or YouTube channel.

We had previously reported on this video and would like to issue this article as a formal correction for our error.

 

Teen’s Shocking Video Goes Viral

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Washington, D.C.- A teenaged boy has brought a startling video of violence, taken with his cellphone, to the eyes of the world.  The video, which has spread across social media sites, having been at the time of press shared over two million times, begins with a sandy-haired young man in the back of a car, riding through a city at night.

It opens with a brief introduction, “S***!  Y’all’ve gotta see this”, and then the camera pans to record the scene out his window: an armored SUV, surrounded by armed men on foot, blocks an intersection by a highway overpass.  As the car he rides in turns, sounds of gunfire begin.  In the opposite lane, a man in black leather leaps at one of three armed people in military-style clothing and body armor, beats him, almost faster than the eye can see, then throws his body into oncoming traffic.  Shots continue to be fired at the man, who picks up and throws a car at the two remaining militia members.

The location of the incident shown is believed by our news team to be Martinsburg, West Virginia.  The young man in the first seconds of the video and his family have not been available for comment.  Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact us.

Local Philanthropist Found Dead

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Harrisonburg, Virginia- The body of local philanthropist Connor Wilcox was found in Hillandale Park early this morning.  The Harrisonburg Police Department has put out a request for reports of any unusual activity in that area from 10PM to 3AM.

Accident Closes Route 9 East of Martinsburg

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Martinsburg, WV- A multi-vehicle accident, involving a number of large SUVs has damaged an overpass and forced closure of Route 9 near Kearneysville, both eastbound and westbound.  There have also been reports of gunfire on the scene.

Massive Blackout in Shenandoah Valley

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Harrisonburg, Virginia- The valley went dark tonight as power was lost throughout the region at 11:00 PM.  The grid was brought back up by 2:30, though some isolated areas may still be without power.  A representative from the Valley Electric Cooperative states that initial assessments indicate that this was a wide-scale brownout.

Some area residents have also reported a loss of phone service, but no representatives have been available to comment on or confirm these allegations.  As of the publishing of this article, cellular and landline phones seem to be in normal operation, and our lights are on.

 

Opioid Use at All-Time High

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Charleston- West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services reports that based upon overdose rates, illegal use of opioids across the state has exceeded last year’s statistics.  The epidemic is most concentrated in the eastern panhandle.  There has also been a marked rise in the use of ‘party drugs’ throughout the state.