Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com July 23

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for July 23rd. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Wife of Luray Pastor Charged

The wife of a Luray pastor charged with sexual battery of a minor faces charges of her own.

Margaret Daley is charged with failure to report child abuse or neglect and cruelty and injury to children. Page County Sheriff John Thomas said Margaret Daley operated an in-home daycare, with more kids in it than she was legally licensed to have. Thomas says parents should do their homework on any daycare.

"Make arrangements to drop in during the day when there are no parents there, just randomly, even if you have to work five days a week. Get a family member to drop in. See how things are going. See what's going on in the home and draw your own conclusions," said Thomas.

A grand jury handed down an indictment against Daley's husband, 70-year-old James Richard Daley, the pastor at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Luray. He faces 12 charges of aggravated sexual battery of a victim younger than 13.

 

Luray Pastor Charged With Sexual Battery

Luray, Va. -- The Page County Sheriff's Office has charged a local pastor of sexual battery.

Sheriff Thomas of the Page County Sheriff's Office says that James Richard Daley, pastor of Luray's Beth Eden Lutheran Church, has been charged with with two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

He says the victim is younger than 13. Daley is currently being held without bond at the Page County Jail. The Page County Sheriff's Office would like anyone with any additional information to call 540-743-6571.

 

Safety Concerns at Augusta County Fair

AUGUSTA COUNTY -- The recent roller coaster accident in Texas has many people worried about ride safety. The Augusta County Fair which has many rides and will open in a few weeks.

The fair uses Rosedale attractions for its 12 different rides. The fair marketing director Ellen Shaver-Shank said the group has three ride inspectors to look at the rides. Then additional inspectors from the county look at the rides. Shaver-Shank said there hasn't been any injuries.

"It's a good clean ride. It's just apart of the county fair. Everybody wants rides. Everybody wants to see the animals. Everybody wants to see the petting zoo. It's all apart of the safety and fun of the Augusta County Fair," said Shaver-Shank. The fair opens August 6-13.

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