Top Headlines on WHSV.com April 19

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for April 19. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Harrisonburg Intersection May Become a Roundabout

Reporter: David Coy

 

HARRISONBURG -- A busy intersection in Harrisonburg could soon give you more headaches when you're on the road. The road may soon look different.

The intersection of Reservoir and South Carlton can become backed up especially at peak hours. One driver said it would be nice to see a change.

"That stop sign is always backed up, both sides pretty much and you have to deal with it every single day," said Alejandro Alegre.

Alegre plays tennis on the nearby courts on South Carlton. He said getting there is a pain and the idea of a roundabout being installed would help.

"A roundabout would be great, a perfect one would be a stop light but a roundabout would really help traffic flow a lot," said Alegre

Harrisonburg City Council Member Richard Baugh said roundabouts could be safer for everyone.

"I think they can take a little bit of getting used to. But as my sense as people do get used to them, you realize that they actually tend to be more efficient ways of traffic flow," said Baugh.

John Timberlake plays tennis at the courts also. He said the intersection can be dangerous.

"I've seen my share of accidents here. There's no lights and it's not really any direction on who goes first when you are coming out, who gets the right away," said Timberlake.

A roundabout may take care of most of the trouble for drivers. Alegre said he has other ways of bypassing the stop sign.

"Some times we actually we drive into McDonalds and drive by so we can get out the other which flows a little bit better," said Alegre.

The date for possible construction is still unknown. 

 

One of Two Mass. Bomb Suspects Dead; Boston Area Shut Down

Reporter: National AP

 

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- State police: Officers going door-to-door, but Boston Marathon suspect still on loose.
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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing -- identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya -- killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said.

A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

Two law enforcement officials told AP that Tsarnaev and the other suspect who was not immediately identified have been living legally in the U.S. for at least one year.

Russia's North Caucasus region has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars in Chechnya.

 

Man Leads Police on Car Chase

Reporter: WHSV News Staff

 

HARRISONBURG -- A man is facing several charges for leading police on a chase Thursday afternoon.

It began when police attempted to stop Jefferie W. Wilson for a speeding violation. Police said that's when Wilson didn't stop and recklessly led officers in pursuit through the northeast section of the city on Vine Street, Mason Street and East Market Street.

Officers arrested Wilson after he stopped the car he was driving in a parking lot and attempted to run away.

Wilson's driver's license had been revoked for multiple driving under the influence charges before this incident.

 

 

 

 

 

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