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Mengelt will spend eight years in prison

A Floyd County woman whose aunt left her to live with another relative in Wytheville while she cashed more than $16,000 in Medicaid checks intended for the older woman’s care will spend at least eight years in prison with another 17 years of suspended time hanging over her head.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-12-11 20:38:00

Floyd County Sheriff's Office seeks identities of 2 suspected robbers

FLOYD COUNTY, Va. - The Floyd County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying two people wanted in connection with a robbery. The robbery happened Friday at Willis Village Mart in Floyd County.

WSLS - 2018-12-08 20:55:05

Young girl named Virginia leaves letter to Santa at Mt. Juliet Kroger

From: Virginia.” “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” reads the famous 1897 publication. But this child needs no convincing, she just needs to be found. “It was just heartbreaking it really was,” Krouse said. She posted the letter to Facebook, attracting hundreds of comments from people eager to

WBIR - 2018-12-16 17:47:00

Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Virginia

FREDRICKSBURG, Virginia - A Virginia man has died in the crash of a single-engine plane, authorities said Saturday. The crash took place early Friday in Spotsylvania County, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said in an email.

WSLS - 2018-12-15 22:23:49

Virginia State Police say one woman is dead after crash in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police say one woman is dead after a crash in Bedford County. "Virginia State Police Trooper T.M. Wertz is investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Sunday (Dec 16) at 10:05 a.m. on Route 460, one quarter mile east of R

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-12-17 00:52:00

Supervisors approve loan to EDA for purchase of facility

Floyd County Supervisors Tuesday agreed to loan the county’s Economic Development Authority $825,000 interest free to acquire the closed Dreaming Creek facility at the Commerce Park on Christiansburg Pike to use it to attract new business to the area.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-12-13 14:11:00

NRV Biker Church donates to feed school children, extends challenge to community

The New River Valley Biker Church in Fairlawn, presented checks to the nutrition directors of all five New River Valley public school systems: Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski counties and the city of Radford hoping to inspire civic and faith-based groups to do the same.

RADFORDNEWSJOURNAL.COM - 2018-12-07 21:42:31

Four things to watch for when Virginia returns to action against South Carolina

Virginia returns to the court Wednesday evening after a 10-day break, its longest hiatus of the season. The Cavaliers defeated in-state rival VCU, 57-49, the last time out, using a late run to fend off the upset.

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-12-17 14:00:00

Virginia EMT Worker Suspended Without Pay After Making Racist Remarks on White Supremacist Podcast

A Virginia emergency medical technician who likened Black people to gorillas and claimed to take immense pleasure in “terrorizing” a Black child with a needle has been placed on unpaid leave, CNN reported.

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR - 2018-12-16 13:00:18

‘Christmas Comet’ may be visible on Sunday night in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - If clouds clear out in time, people in Virginia may have a chance to see the ‘Christmas comet’ on Sunday night into the early morning hours of Monday.

NBC12 - 2018-12-16 02:10:00

Virginia State Police launches Instagram site with K-9 name reveal

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. The Virginia State Police is expanding its digital footprint in the social media environment with the launch of an official Instagram account.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-12-16 20:07:33

Boy who jumped off Virginia bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else.

There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake in the state's Fairfax County.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-12-14 16:00:00

Multiple accidents causing delays on I-81

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA (WFXR News) - Multiple accidents along Interstate 81 are causing major delays on this rainy Friday night. According to VDOT 511, there's a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 127 in Mongtomery County. Because of the crash, the north left shoulder and left lane are closed.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-12-14 22:49:00

Can heavy rains ease the pain of snow?

Rain, some of it heavy at times, is forecast to start falling about 6 a.m. Friday and start eating away at the piles of frozen snow that still cover much of our landscape. Floyd County public schools remain closed Thursday — the fourth straight day — along with many other localities in Southwestern

BLUE RIDGE MUSE - 2018-12-13 07:14:23

Virginia EMT allegedly makes racist comments, now getting national attention

PATRICK COUNTY, Va. - There’s national media attention on Patrick County this week after reports of racist comments allegedly made by a first responder on a white supremacist podcast.

WSLS - 2018-12-14 23:33:31

22-year-old man charged with rape after apparent weekend assault in Radford

RADFORD, Va. - A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with rape and other charges after a sexual assault investigation, according to the Radford Police Department. Police say Andre Birke was arrested in connection with an incident that happened overnight from December 7 to December 8 in the

WSLS - 2018-12-13 21:36:07

Goodview man convicted of involuntary manslaughter for death of wife

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA (WFXR News) - A Goodview man pleaded guilty and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on Thursday in a Montgomery County courtroom. According to the Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney, 49-year-old Danny Lee Ferris was convicted for the death of his wife, Patricia Lyn

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-12-13 22:31:00

Montgomery County shelter celebrates the "paw"-lidays

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center is in the midst of a busy holiday season. The shelter received a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation on Friday for being selected as a winner in the 2018 Holiday Wishes campaign.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-12-15 04:45:00

Schools remain closed Wednesday as snow still covers

Schools remain closed for a third straight day in Floyd County, along with many other cities and counties in the New River and Roanoke valleys Wednesday as the area remains buried in more than a foot of snow kept in place by sub freezing overnight temperatures.

BLUE RIDGE MUSE - 2018-12-12 06:54:59

Virginia EMT worker suspended after racist comments on white supremacist podcast

An emergency medical technician has been placed on unpaid leave after racist comments surfaced of him comparing black patients to gorillas and claiming to take “immense satisfaction” as he “terrorized” an African American boy with a needle.

WTKR - 2018-12-13 13:45:14