Kansas newspaper's lawyer says police didn't follow warrant in last month's newsroom search
The lawyer for a small Kansas newspaper raided by police last month said he believes officers didn't follow the search warrant's requirements to only seize computers believed directly involved in suspected identity theft.
Court documents suggest reason for police raid of Kansas newspaper
The police chief who led the raid of a Kansas newspaper has alleged in previously unreleased court documents that a reporter either impersonated someone else or lied about her intentions when she obtained the driving records of a local business owner.
Kansas police and a small newspaper are at the center of a 1st Amendment fight after a newsroom raid
A small newspaper and a police department in Kansas are at the center of a dispute over freedom of speech after police raided the office of the local newspaper and the home of its owner and publisher.
Mount Rogers Health District suspends COVID-19 contact tracing as daily cases rise
MARION, Va. – The Mount Rogers Health District announced Friday it is making major changes to the COVID-19 contract tracing process, effective immediately. I mean, people need to take precautions – safety for themselves, their families and their loved ones,” said Dr. Karen Shelton, Director of the Mount Rogers Health District. Bland County, Wythe County, Carroll County, Galax and other localities outside of the WSLS 10 News viewing area make up the health district. “When you double your cases, you can’t provide the same level of thorough case investigation and contact tracing,” said Dr. Shelton. Information on isolation, quarantine, contact tracing, and other relevant COVID-19 topics is listed on the Mount Rogers website, https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mount-rogers/.
Police: woman, 3 children dead in murder suicide in Smyth County
MARION, Va. – Police in Virginia say a woman and three young children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office said authorities discovered the bodies of a 27-year-old woman, a 10-year-old and 3-year-old child after responding to a call Friday morning in Marion, a small town in Virginia’s southwest. Police said a preliminary investigation shows the woman killed the children and that there are no other suspects. Police did not immediately release the names of the woman and children. Police did not say what the woman’s relationship was to the children.
Grandson of Harding and lover wants president's body exhumed
FILE - In this April 13, 1921, file photo, President Warren G. Harding throws out the first ball to open the Washington Senators' baseball season. The illegitimate grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding has gone to court seeking to dig up the Republican's remains from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. (AP Photo/FIle)COLUMBUS, Ohio – The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court that he is seeking Harding’s disinterment as a way “to establish with scientific certainty” that he is the 29th president’s blood relation. The openings of the renovated historic sites in Marion and of the Warren G. Harding Presidential Center have been indefinitely delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Beach said.
Two groups of protesters come face-to-face in Marion
MARION, Va. – A small town in Southwest Virginia became the backdrop for a opposing protests on Friday. As Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ protesters were marching Friday evening, counter-protesters with the American Patriots followed them. Police asked the Black Lives Matter protesters to keep walking up one side of the road. It all started back in June, one day after a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest was met with counter-protesters. The family organized that Black Lives Matter protest and the one on Friday.
One woman dies, man hospitalized after Interstate 81 crash in Wythe County
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened early Wednesday morning on Interstate 81. At 3:54 a.m., near mile marker 63 in Wythe County, police responded after a car traveling south ran off the road and came to a stop on Radio Drive, which runs parallel to the interstate. The driver of the vehicle, Borve Carlyle Fisher Jr., 33, of Marion, Virginia, was transported to Wytheville Community Hospital for treatment; however, the passenger, Jessica Roberts, 39, also of Marion, died at the scene. Police said neither person was wearing a seat belt. Charges are pending, according to police.
Virus outbreak in Ohio prisons highlights risk at US lockups
This Monday, April 20, 2020, photo, shows the Marion Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio. Systemwide in Ohio, 3,762 inmates have tested positive and nine have died, including seven at the Pickaway Correctional Institution, southwest of Columbus. The head of the prison guards’ union is in self-quarantine after his wife, a guard at the Lorain Correctional Institution, tested positive. State Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee said more 90% of prisoners testing positive were asymptomatic. Several Marion inmates also charged that guards initially handled the outbreak as a security situation, appearing on cell blocks with pepper spray pistols.
Texas baby dies after mother’s boyfriend says he stuffed her in backpack
That man, 27-year-old Trevor Rowe, is in the Lubbock County Detention Center. She was, she was actually learning to walk," said Emlilio Montoya, Marion’s father. Marion Montoya was just two months away from turning one, but the birthday party her grandmother was planning isn’t going to happen. “It was going to be Minnie Mouse,” said Sheila Montoya, Marion’s grandmother, when talking about the party’s theme. She wouldn’t be gone,” said Katrina Montoya, Marion’s aunt.
Man wanted after stealing Yukon Denali parked at downtown Virginia bank in broad daylight
MARION, Va. - Police are searching for the man who they say stole someone's car while it was parked at a bank. On Aug. 5, at about 4:30 p.m., Marion police responded after they said a man stole a black 2006 GMC Yukon Denali from in front of the Bank of Marion main branch. Police described the suspect as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds and being in his late 20s or early 30s. The vehicle was equipped with OnStar and was found abandoned that evening, 26 miles away at the Abingdon Lowe's. Wes Thomas, with the Marion Police Department, at 276-783-8145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.