Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com January 20

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Virginia State Police Investigating Serious Accident Near Grottoes

Reporter: Channing Frampton

Grottoes, VA -- UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. 1/19/2014

Virginia State Police say the female driver of the car involved was thrown from the car when she went off the right side of the road hit an embankment, two trees, and rolled multiple times.

From there, she was taken to UVA Medical Center by helicopter and is being treated for serious injuries.

The cause of that crash is still being investigated.

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. 1/19/2014 -- According to Virginia 511, Route 340 is open again.

Virginia State Police are investigating a serious accident that happened Sunday evening near Grottoes.

Augusta County dispatchers say there is one vehicle involved, and they have gotten reports of someone being thrown from the car as well as someone being trapped.

According to Virginia 511, drivers can expect delays on 340 in near the County/City/Town Line of Grottoes.

The north left lane and right lane are closed. We're working to confirm more about this accident.

 

"I'm Shmacked" leaves JMU Early

Reporter: Nicole Stephenson

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- I'm Shmacked left Harrisonburg early after receiving backlash, especially from the Greek Life community.

This was not the first time the group, known for showing up to parties and making videos, visited James Madison University.

While some people were excited about the groups return, many worried about the bad reputation the video could give their school.

Leaders in the Interfraternity Council at James Madison University sent out an email to the more than 3,000 members of Greek life, warning them they could face consequences for any poor decisions made, specifically referring to I'm Shmacked.

Quinn Bonta, who works in the main office for Madison's Interfraternity Council, said it has been important for them to strengthen relationships within the community.

"We are here. We are part of this community. And, we don't want to be separated from that," said Bonta. He said the office sent out an email discouraging participation.

"With the Springfest parties, everyone across the country heard about it. It just gives a bad reputation to James Madison University. So, you never know how big a video online is going to be. Or, who is going to see it," said Bonta.

Hunter Rheaume, the outgoing Interfraternity president and the former president of Sigma Nu, said the group tried to visit their house over the weekend.

"Basically their response was, 'why are you going to disrespect us like this. Madison is a lame school. You guys don't know how to party'" said Rheaume.

Rheaume said, it is worrisome for high school students to base their college decision off of this "highlight reel."

"It is not really a reel at all. They don't see the work that you do in the classroom, all the community service, and all of the clubs that James Madison University has to offer," said Rheaume.

After leaving James Madison University, the group went to Old Dominion University.

 

Man Arrested For Allegedly Fighting Deputies

Reporter: Jeff Williamson

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A man faces multiple charges after he fought with sheriff's deputies at Augusta Health Saturday morning, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.

Stewart Weaver, 37, faces six charges, including three for assault and battery related to the incident.

He went to the Augusta Health for a mental health evaluation; however, when he showed up, he was very drunk, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies said health workers contacted the sheriff's offices and when deputies arrived, Weaver fought with them until they took control.

Law enforcement said Weaver is now getting mental health treatment under an emergency custody order.

There is no mug shot of Weaver because was too intoxicated to get a proper photo done, according to an officer.

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