More than 1,000 people were vaccinated in southwest Virginia on Thursday and Friday, the Bristol Herald Courier reported. The Virginia Department of Public Health announced last week that an employee at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen in Bristol had been diagnosed with the virus.
A woman charged with decapitating a man on Easter 2018 was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder without a recommendation of mercy, meaning she faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Although she graduated with honors from Concord College (now Concord University), Martin elected to pursue the sweet science and turned pro in 1989 while working as a substitute teacher in Tennessee. Martin brought women’s boxing to the mainstream in the mid-1990s, becoming the first woman to sign a promotional contract with promoter Don King and landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
A Mercer County man has been charged with six counts of first-degree sexual assault and 10 counts of first-degree sexual abuse after two male juveniles told investigators that he sexually assaulted them on numerous occasions.
A new report by the Virginia State Board of Education says there remains a persistent achievement gap for certain student groups and the state faces a growing shortage of high-quality teachers.
Authorities say a West Virginia man was caught trying to bring two handguns onto a plane at Yeager Airport. The Transportation Security Administration on Monday said the firearms were found in the man’s backpack at a security checkpoint on Thanksgiving.
Blankenship was charged in August 2018 with plot for felony escape, marijuana possession and other offenses. The arrest was made after the Mercer County Sheriff's Department received information about a possible escape attempt, according to Chief Deputy Joe Parks.
Authorities say they found Blake lying on Lovell Drive in Charleston with multiple gunshot wounds around 7:15 p.m. Saturday. She was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. No arrests have been made.
Several counties have voted to defend gun rights after the Nov. 5 elections put Democrats in control of the Statehouse. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has said his party’s leaders will push for gun control measures.
Young said this authority will include “a prohibition against funding any agency of county government that enforces any law within the boundary of Tazewell County which infringes upon Second Amendment rights.”
The suspects, described as two African-American males in their mid-20s, brandished a weapon and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, Parks said. An injury was reported.
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FOREST [mdash] Kelley Andrew Shoemaker, 86, of Forest, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019. Kelley was born on October 25, 1933 in Ashland, West Virginia to the late James and Beulah Shoemaker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Shoemaker and five brother…
2 p.m., graveside service at the Monte Vista Park Cemetery.
2:45 p.m., graveside service at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell. Burial will follow.
2 p.m., at the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton. Burial will follow at the Bowles Family Cemetery, Speedway.
2 p.m., at the Oakey's North Chapel in Roanoke, Va. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
- Guilty! Jury convicts Mills in decapitation case
- Timeline to murder: Father testifies he lied about finding son’s headless body
- Princeton man charged with sexually abusing two juveniles
- Decapitation trial begins: Defense fires opening salvo at victim’s father
- Left it all on the field: Bluefield dedicates hard-fought season to Lil’ Tony’s memory
- Second Amendment sanctuary: Tazewell County votes to support right to bear arms
- Bench warrant issued after Princeton woman fails to show up for sentencing hearing
- Tazewell County residents, officials honor long-time teacher, public servant Jones
- Monroe County ambulance fee lawsuit voluntarily dismissed
- Bids being accepted at BSC: College looking to begin construction on Heritage Village housing project