Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com October 17

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for October 17. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Two Charged for Breaking and Entering in Page County

Reporter: Estephany Escobar

PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Two suspected gang members are out on bond in Page County.

The Page County Sheriff's Office said the two may be connected to several larcenies in the county since July.

Jillian Pangle from Shenandoah and Gregory Good from Luray each face one count of larceny and more charges are pending.

Sheriff John Thomas said that they are part of a group of ten people who have stolen minor items from unlocked cars, abandoned houses and outbuildings. He said under Virginia law, if two or more people work together to commit a crime, they are considered a gang.

"We dealt with it about seven years ago with a homegrown gang in Stanley area and we are dealing with it again," said Thomas.

Thomas also said that it seems they are committing these crimes to impress other group members. More arrests are expected in this case.

Thomas said these incidents are different from the 13 breaking and enterings that happened from May to September; two heroin addicts have been charged for those.

 

Bear Cub Slows Traffic

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. -- A cub with a broken paw was the center of attention on Wednesday.

Police had to close off one lane on Jefferson Highway (Route 250), near exit 222.

They were eventually able to get the cub onto the side of the road so that traffic could move along.

"The cute little baby bear is so adorable," said Ashton Lam who stood on the sidelines with her mom watching the cub as it sat in the road.

 

New Restaurant Opens in "Cursed" Location

Reporter: Charles House II

HARRISONBURG -- A new restaurant will open Friday on Main Street in Harrisonburg.

Because of previous failed restaurants at 95 South Main Street, some say it is cursed.

The restaurant is called "The Downtown." The owners got their start with a food truck in Charlottesville. They said they are aware of the location's history, but feel their product will make the difference.

"I mean the reputation of this place is not our reputation, I mean our reputation everyone knows who works for us we take care of our people and at the same time, we give the product, it's a good product. So that's part of the reason why we're not too worried about the cursed corner," said Samer Gaber, The Downtown's general manager.

The restaurant has a soft opening planned for October 18. The owners intend to serve Mediterranean food and offer delivery until 4 a.m.

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