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Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Suspect in theft spree is caught

A Dobson police officer apprehended Todd Emerson Collins, 36, of Ararat, Va., who is in the Surry County Jail in Dobson with an $855,000 secured bond. Dobson Police Chief Shawn Myers said Officer Ryan Adams from his department checked for outstanding warrants on Collins after catching him and found

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2018-03-16 19:00:00

Wytheville man shot by police is convicted of felonies

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-03-16 15:44:00

Police warn of scammer claiming to be with AEP

GALAX, Va. (WSET) - The Galax Police Department wants to warn people of a scam making the rounds. They say a man is calling people claiming to be with American Electric Power from 844-235-4804. Police say if you call the number back, it sounds like AEP's automated line, but it's not. They say the m

WSET - 2018-03-15 21:24:32

'Violent offender' arrested after December 2017 shooting in Mount Airy

A violent offender is behind bars as the result of a multiple agency manhunt in the Flat Rock community on Friday morning. On December 22, 2017, detectives from the Surry County Sheriff's Office responded to Timothy Don McMillian's residence on the 100 block of McMillian Lane in Mount Airy to invest

WXII 12 - 2018-03-16 21:12:00

Man arrested on abduction and assault charges in Pulaski

PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) - A man has been arrested in connection to a reported assault in Pulaski. The police department was called to the 100 block of South Washington Avenue on March 14 at about 8:24 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a victim that was injured but not able to give a statement bef

WVNT-TV - 2018-03-17 01:14:16

Mother faces felony charges after 13-year-old killed in Surry County fire

Felony charges have been filed against the mother of an autistic child who died in a Surry County house fire earlier this year. The Surry County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate the deadly structure fire when it occurred on Jan. 27. The fire consumed the home at 1695 CC Camp Road outside o


Rose sentenced for burglary, protective order violation

INDEPENDENCE - David Christopher Rose was sentenced to serve two years in prison on March 8, after being found guilty of grand larceny, burglary and violation of a protective order last month. Copyright 2018 The Galax Gazette is your source for local news, sports, events and information in Galax,

GALAX GAZETTE - 2018-03-16 03:11:00