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Fire damages trailer, sends one to hospital

The Danville Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a blaze that caused heavy damage to a singlewide trailer and sent a resident to the hospital Monday afternoon. The Danville Fire Department responded to a call at about 12:35 p.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the trailer, according to

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-01-15 23:48:00

The public, the police and trust

Most police officers go their entire careers without having to draw their weapons, much less fire them in the line of duty. It's even rarer when an officer is involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect. Even for big-city departments like New York or Chicago, an officer-involved shooting is somethin

GODANRIVER.COM - 2018-01-16 05:00:00

Expert shares important items to prepare for this week's snow

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Local businesses are gearing up to prepare the community for this week's snow event. Appropriate attire, ice melt and de-icer for your vehicle are some of the items that Nathan Lancaster, Asst. Store Manager of Danville Lowe's recommends. "The past few days we've been seein

WSET - 2018-01-15 23:14:18

Mayor's Wife Dies in House Fire

Officials have confirmed Ruth Byrd has died in a fire at the house of Chatham Mayor Roy Byrd Jr. on Thursday. Firefighters located the body in the basement of the house at 249 Davis Road. Mayor Byrd was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Published inHeadlines


Efforts to take land for the Mountain Valley Pipeline challenged by property owners

Even as it asks a federal judge to allow it to run a natural gas pipeline through land it does not own, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC is considering changes to the pipeline's route. In October, the company invoked its power of eminent domain to seek easements on nearly 300 pieces of private property


Local sports: WHS girls, AHS boys top county swimming championships

ASHEBORO - The Wheatmore High School girls and Asheboro High School boys captured Randolph County swimming championships in a meet held recently at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA. The WHS girls finished with 380 points, while Asheboro had 310, Providence Grove 213, Trinity 129, Eastern Randolph 114, Ran


Records show police called to suspect's home numerous times

Police were already familiar with Richard Towler's home by the time of a reported early morning shootout with him Jan. 7. A review of 911 records from the last two years show police were dispatched to his home at least a dozen times before he was reportedly shot to death by an officer. The Danville


Crews battle afternoon blaze in Danville

DANVILLE, VA - Firefighters battled an afternoon blaze that left a mobile home with heavy damage. It happened in the 200 block of Eastwood Drive Lot 12 in Danville around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Crews were able to get the fire under control just after 1:00 p.m. Officials said the person living in the

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-01-15 21:01:26

Medford Zoning Board approves conversion of Tufts-owned homes to dorms

The Medford Zoning Board of Appeals approved Tufts' conversion of 13 university-owned properties to student housing at its meeting on Jan. 11, ruling that Tufts' requested dimensional changes to the homes to accommodate 145 students are reasonable. The houses, located on Capen Street, Winthrop Stree

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-15 21:52:28

Medford appoints first Recreation Director for new Recreation Department

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke plans to hire additional staff soon. Mayor Stephanie M. Burke appointed Kevin Bailey as the Recreation Director for the City of Medford on Jan. 2, according to a press release from the Mayor's Office. During her first term, Burke had appointed a Recreation Focus Group to hel

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-15 21:21:45

Medford health coach receives national board level certification

Priority Wellness founder Chris Vasiliadis, of Medford, was among more than 1,100 professional health and wellness coaches who passed the first Health and Wellness Coach Certifying Examination to earn the new credential, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. The certification examination


REMEMBER WHEN? '70s statesmen

Each week we intend to bring you a rare and vintage glimpse into Malden's glorious past. Rarely seen photographs and images that we hope you, the reader, will enjoy and share with fellow Maldonians. This week's photo is an 8-by-10-inch, black-and-white snapshot from 1970. Pictured, from left: former

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-15 15:57:15

Flynn: Haitian showed what makes U.S. great

This year was not one of my most pleasant Martin L. King Jr. holidays, but it did give me the opportunity to reflect on one of the best. I have spent the past week at Massachusetts General Hospital after collapsing at Brae Burn Country Club in Newton following my speech to a group of distinguished m

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Malden resident, McDonald's manager receives Ray Kroc Award

Malden resident Tabish Iqbal, manager of the McDonald's restaurant in Everett, recently won a Ray Kroc Award, an accolade that recognizes the top performing McDonald's restaurant managers globally. Iqbal was one of 340 McDonald's restaurant managers around the world, from 60 markets, (representing t

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-15 18:37:51

Mayor vows to get to bottom of 'uncharacteristic' violence

Mayor Martin J. Walsh says the recent surge of violence and murders is "uncharacteristic for this time of year," and he says he's determined to get to the bottom of it. Between last Thursday and early yesterday evening, there have been four homicides in the city, including two fatal daylight shootin

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Melrose schools continue shift to new strategies with eye toward competency-based education

Melrose schools took another step toward transforming the way students are taught and evaluated recently, by joining the New England Secondary School Consortium. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education joined NESSC last month, clearing the way for individual districts to s

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-15 18:38:50

Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For Tuesday Snow In PA

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook across the Philadelphia region for snow on Tuesday afternoon and evening, but don't panic yet: just one inch of accumulation is expected. According to the NWS, "light snow is likely from Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening with a

PATCH - 2018-01-15 14:48:34

Man Serving Life In Jail For Doylestown Murder Kills Cellmate: AP

A man serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of a homeless veteran in Doylestown is accused of killing his cellmate, the Associated Press is reporting. According to the report, Dale Wakefield, who was convicted of killing 71-year-old George Mohr, has been charged with criminal homicide after hi

PATCH - 2018-01-16 02:33:13

No School, But No Day Off For Student Volunteers On MLK Day

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) - While a day off from school might mean sleeping in, hundreds of school students across the region used the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to volunteer and serve their communities. Perkiomen Valley elementary, middle, and high school students took part in activities Monday ra

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-15 14:52:11

Hot, made-to-order doughnuts from a mall kiosk

What's behind that new, made-to-order doughnut kiosk outside LEGO Land at Plymouth Meeting Mall? On the cusp of 40, Berwyn couple Janet Malin, an executive at Urban Outfitters, and her husband, Josh Morey, who co-owns an IT company, had an entrepreneurial itch. "We were looking for the next step in

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-01-15 11:30:00