Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com January 30

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for Jan. 30. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

One Dead After Accident In Page County

Reporter: Jeff Williamson

PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A Luray man is dead after a car crash Thursday morning.

Daniel Lee Frank, 40, of Luray, crashed at about 5:25 a.m. while traveling northbound on Route 340 in Page County near Rockingham Drive.

Frank drove his car, a 2001 Ford passenger vehicle, across the center line and struck a 2102 Ford truck head on, according to Virginia State Police.

Frank died at the scene. No one in the truck was hurt.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

 

Man Arrested, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

Reporter: Khiree Stewart

LYNDHURST, Va. (WHSV) -- A Lyndhurst man is in jail after authorities said he committed lewd acts with a child.

James Moses, 23, was arrested at this house on Mount Torrey Road.

He was charged with three counts of forcible sodomy, one count of rape and one count of taking indecent liberties with a child.

All the charges involve the same child.

Officers say they received a tip from the victim's mother which led them to charge Moses.

He also faces past unrelated charges of battery.

"Currently the accused is being held at the Middle River Regional jail on unrelated charges, stemming from a domestic assault which resulted in a probation violation," said Michael Roane, an investigator with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.

Moses is currently being held without bond and if convicted, he faces life in prison.

The case is still under investigation, according to police.

  

Gun Laws Being Proposed By Legislators Likely to Fail in General Assembly

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

Harrisonburg, Va. (WHSV) -- Several bills having to do with pro and anti gun laws are being looked at in the General Assembly.

According to a list compiled by the National Rifle Association (NRA), more than 30 of them.

Some of which one local gun shop owner thinks is going too far.

"Restrictions on the types of fire arms that individuals may purchase. There were some proposals for some tightening of conceal carry processes," said Dennis Golden, who is the owner of Ashby Arms.

"All things we believe are anti-liberty, anti-freedom," said Golden.

Tuesday, during The State Of The Union, President Obama said he will pursue gun control measures, even if it means without Congress.

"You're not going to see any progress in any additional restrictions on guns in Virginia and you're not going to get any further relaxation of guns in Virginia," said Dr. Bob Roberts, a political analyst at James Madison University.

"In the state of Virginia it is legal for you to load a rifle and drive around with it. The problem is a few localities have decided that it is illegal," said Golden.

Something Senate Bill 368 was calling to reverse.

More than half of the gun laws proposed in the 2014 general assembly were relaxed gun laws, according to the NRA's list.

It's already been decided that many of them will not become a law.

With the senate now under Democratic control, Roberts thinks many of the pro-gun legislation will fail.

"These deregulation bills will get out of the house. They will then be sent over to the Senate. They'll die in committee," said Roberts.

He is doubtful there will be any gun regulations on the federal level this year, despite the President's efforts.

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