Top Headlines on April 3

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most viewed headlines on for April 3rd. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

New Grocery Store To Create 40 Jobs in Harrisonburg

Reporter: Estephany Escobar


HARRISONBURG, Va---The opening of a new grocery store will bring nearly 40 jobs to Harrisonburg.

Food Maxx, which will open its doors on West Market Street, is now accepting applications ranging from cashier to meat counter staff.

Manager Jin Oh said the store will open in a month and a half, if it passes all the inspections. Currently, crews are finishing construction and electrical work.

The store manager said owners picked this location because there are no grocery stores on that side of town..

"We're going to bring a lot of imported goods so that brings a lot of parts that Harrisonburg doesn't carry so we're hoping to cater to the diversity," said Oh.

He said Food Maxx also wants to attract people from Roanoke and Charlottesville who may travel as far as Centreville to get groceries,

This Food Maxx is not from the California chain, the owner is from Virginia. There is another store located in Winchester.

Investigators Say Man Had Sexual Relationship with 13 Year Old

Reporter: WHSV News Staff


AUGUSTA COUNTY -- A man, who once lived in Augusta County, faces several charges of having a sexual relationship with a teenager.

Kevin Vanzant, 28, faces four charges of carnal knowledge of a child and four counts of taking indecent liberties with child.

Investigators say he was the neighbor of the alleged victim's family in Fishersville. The victim was 13-years-old at the time of the alleged abuse.

The sheriff's office said Vanzant moved to Texas.

Once the victim's mother contacted police, Vanzant turned himself in to investigators in Augusta County.


Fire Destroys Family's Mobile Home
Reporter: WHSV News Staff


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- A family is without a home after a fire destroyed their mobile home and a car parked outside.

Fire crews responded to the fire on Ruby Drive at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rockingham Fire and Rescue investigators said the fire started because of an electric problem.

A mother and her 21-year-old son were home when the fire started. They smelled smoke from the kitchen.

The fire was out of control by the time fire crews arrived.

Fire fighters said basic safety measures can prevent big losses.

“From a safety standpoint, we always encourage folks to have working smoke detectors and they need to test those monthly. They need to insure that there are batteries in those detectors,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Mike Armstrong.

Neither the home nor the car had insurance.

The American Red Cross is helping the family. The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to help with meals and clothing, and will continue to follow up with the family in the days ahead.





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