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Drug Enforcement Administration and Virginia State Police Host Joint Fentanyl HAZMAT Exercise

Dublin, VA - The Opioid Epidemic is claiming lives across the country and is also posing an extreme health risk to first-responders and law enforcement agencies. That risk has greatly been increased by the fact that drug dealers are increasingly using fentanyl and other fentanyl-related compounds as

WVNT-TV - 2018-01-18 19:26:40

3 tractor-trailers crash on I-77 North in Fancy Gap

All lanes on Interstate 77 northbound are closed in Carroll County, Virginia. The closure will impact drivers in North Carolina. Virginia State police say three tractor-trailers crashed at Fancy Gap Mountain. Officers did not know the extent of the crash, but did recall the area being 'very curvy' a

WXII 12 - 2018-01-18 13:35:00

Woman faces multiple charges, including arson, after 2 fires in Piney Creek

A Sparta woman is facing numerous charges, including arson, in connection to two fires in Alleghany County. Jennifer Lynn Williams 28, is accused of starting two fires in an area off Highway 93 in the Piney Creek community, deputies said. Deputies motor home was burned on Dec. 15, and on Jan. 1, a m

WXII 12 - 2018-01-18 22:05:00

Wind, wrecks have caused I-77 shutdown in Carroll County, Virginia

FANCY GAP, Va. - Officials have shut down I-77 northbound from Cana to Fancy Gap after high winds have caused several tractor-trailers to overturn on the mountain. John Shelton, Surry County emergency services director, said Virginia officials advised him they will not be removing the wreckage until

ELKIN TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 13:56:52

UPDATE: Sheriff withdraws police coverage plan for Glade Spring

Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman says discussions to provide police protection in the town of Glade Spring are now off the table. (K. Roberts, WCYB) Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman has withdrawn a proposal to provide the town of Glade Spring with law enforcement protec

WCYB.COM - 2018-01-19 11:02:55

Assisted living staffer charged with drug trafficking

BOONE - A Boone woman was arrested Jan. 10 for obtaining prescription medicine by false pretense and trafficking opium or heroin. Katherine Campbell Godsey, 39, of 294 Natures Way, Boone, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense by fraudulently representing herself as someone that neede

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-18 22:45:00

High winds knock over trucks on 77

FANCY GAP, Va. (WDBJ7) High winds pushed over three tractor trailers on interstate 77 in Carroll County Thursday morning on Fancy Gap Mountain. The drivers are all OK, but the overturned trucks backed up traffic for several hours. All three tractor trailers were removed by Thursday afternoon, but wa

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-19 02:27:00

Bob Hege, business and civic leader, dies Sunday

Hege, a Davidson County native and Army veteran, came to Wilkes County when he was named manager of the Duke Power district office in North Wilkesboro in 1973. He held that position here when he retired about 18 years later and became active with Meadows Mills in North Wilkesboro, which he and other

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2018-01-19 17:01:00

Firefighters Battling Multi-Alarm Blaze At High-Rise Apartment Building In Montgomery County

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (CBS) - Firefighters are battling a multi-alarm blaze at a high-rise apartment building in Montgomery County on Thursday evening. Crews responded to Regency Park Towers on the 1100 block of Easton Road in Willow Grove around 5:30 p.m. The fire has reached three alarms. The building

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-18 18:17:36

Trenton couple charged with trafficking teen girl into sex slavery

LAWRENCE >> A Trenton couple has been arrested on allegations they forced a 17-year-old girl into sex slavery. Alleged pimp Breon Mickens, 26, and alleged madam Ashley Gardener, 29, have each been hammered with human trafficking charges in the case, authorities said Thursday in a news release. State

TRENTONIAN - 2018-01-18 05:00:00

Woman Struck, Killed While Crossing Bristol Pike In Bensalem

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) - A woman was struck and killed while crossing Bristol Pike in Bensalem on Wednesday morning. It happened along the 3100 block of Bristol Pike, just after 5:30 a.m. Bensalem police say 30-year-old Catherine Gaffney stepped into the northbound lane of Bristol Pike when she was str

CBSLOCAL.COM

Man hit in midday shooting in Trenton

A stretch of Brunswick Avenue was roped off by crime scene tape following a midday shooting. TRENTON >> A 29-year-old man was shot once, possibly in the chest, Thursday afternoon behind a restaurant on Brunswick Avenue, witnesses and cops said. The shooting happened inside a residence behind the P

TRENTONIAN - 2018-01-18 05:00:00

Man Crashes Into Delaware River and Leaves Girlfriend to Die: Police

Jacon Garrett asked witnesses to "help my girlfriend" before fleeing the scene New video shows rescue crews pulling a car out of the Delaware River after a man allegedly crashed into the icy water and left his girlfriend to die in the passenger seat. NBC10's Cydney Long has the details. (Published

NBC PHILADELPHIA - 2018-01-17 23:37:39

Bullets riddle homes, car in Hamilton drive-by shooting

HAMILTON >> Someone shot up homes and a vehicle during a drive-by shooting overnight in the township, cops said. Investigators are looking for a white sedan, possibly a Toyota, witnesses described leaving the first block of Victor Avenue after the Wednesday night shooting, which happened around 7:35

TRENTONIAN - 2018-01-18 05:00:00

Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling

AP Photo / Seth WenigNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks at the audience during an inaguation ceremony in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Democrat Phil Murphy become the state's 56th governor, succeeding Republican Chris Christie after he was sworn in at the War Memorial in Trenton Tuesday.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-01-18 20:21:00

MULLANE: From "just Walt" to social media phenom on Facebook

A longtime Bensalem bagel shop customer falls ill, launching the #FindWalt campaign. JD Mullane @jdmullane For as long as anyone remembers, Walt went to Redhouse Bagels in Bensalem. Short guy, glasses, maybe in his early 70s. He came through the door every Sunday at 7 a.m., after attending early Ma

THEINTELL.COM - 2018-01-18 11:00:00

Knott Co. man dies in single vehicle crash

MALLIE, Ky. (WTVQ) - A man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Knott County Friday morning. According to Kentucky State Police, the crash happened just before 7 a.m. on KY 160, near the junction of Highway 899. KSP says Kelly Pigman, 48, was traveling north on KY 160 when he lost control of his

WTVQ - 2018-01-19 17:48:53

At least one dead in Knott County crash

HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - We're following a breaking story out of Knott County. Kentucky State Police are on the scene of a deadly crash. It happened Friday morning on Highway 160 near the junction of Highway 899, about 1 mile past Knott County Central High School. Few details are known right now, but

WYMT.COM - 2018-01-19 16:56:00

Hornets drop home game to Morgan County

SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County was unable to work its way back into the win column at home on Wednesday, Jan. 10 as visiting Morgan County held on to win 63-59. However, the Hornets, under the direction of new head coach Scott Castle, continued to show much improvement. Magoffin County suffered its

SALYERSVILLEINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

KY National Guard called in to help with water crisis

BUCKHORN, Ky. (WTVQ) - The Kentucky National Guard is helping bring relief to residents in one city in Perry County that has been without water for weeks. According to the Kentucky National Guard Facebook page, soldiers with the 201st Engineer Battalion have prepared two 400-gallon water tanks to be

WTVQ - 2018-01-18 19:43:18