Thousands without power as winter weather hits Southwest, Central Virginia
AEP outages as of 5 p.m.Thousands are without power as Southwest and Central Virginia are experiencing wintry weather. Below are the worst outage areas among the 2,724 Appalachian Power customers in Virginia without power:County/City Customer Outages Pulaski County 1,347 Montgomery County 500 Wythe County 162 Roanoke County 148 Giles County 144 Pittsylvania County 94 Carroll County 28 Smyth County 20 Franklin County 41 Grayson County Fewer than 5Here’s a breakdown of the Dominion Energy customers in our region without power:Charlotte County: 44Halifax County: 169Alleghany County: 36Danville officials say that 1,200 customers on Memorial Drive, Lanier Avenue, Park Avenue, Bishop Road and across the river on Piedmont Drive are without power. Here’s a breakdown of the Mecklenburg Electric customers in our region without power:Halifax County: 608Pittsylvania County: 459Here’s a breakdown of the BARC Electric Cooperative customers in our region without power:AdHighland County: 109Here’s a breakdown of the Southside Electric Cooperative customers in our region without power:
Man goes over 140 mph in stolen car on Interstate 81 trying to escape authorities, says Sheriff’s Office
SMYTH COUNTY, Va. – A man is in a Southwest Virginia jail after leading police on a high-speed chase, according to the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office. At about 12:35 a.m. on Wednesday, a Smyth County deputy monitoring southbound traffic on Interstate 81 clocked a vehicle going 103 mph. The chase went 24 miles down I-81, from mile marker 54, near Atkins, to mile marker 30, near Glade Spring. He is currently being held at the Abingdon Regional Jail without bond pending an arraignment in the Smyth County General District Court. Smyth County deputies were assisted by officers from the Chilhowie Police Department and the Virginia State Police.
Riding for hope: How a bike ride is giving back to the NRV
WYTHEVILLE, Va. – HOPE Inc. in Wytheville is asking you to grab your bike out of the garage or hop on an exercise bike to ride the distance and give back along the way. Friday, Oct. 16 is the first day of The Fast and the Fiorini 17th annual charity ride. The ride was created in 2004 and was originally named The Big Walker Ride, but was renamed after Ian Fiorini who was instrumental in starting the first ride. Before the pandemic, HOPE was housing one to two people in motels but since the COVID-19 outbreak, they hit a peak of 44 people a night. So know when you register to ride that fee will help fund hope when people need it the most.
Virginia sees 736 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 146,144 statewide
Published: September 27, 2020, 9:11 am Updated: September 27, 2020, 11:13 amRICHMOND, Va. – As of September 27, Virginia is now reporting 146,144 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March. [Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The latest from the health department]Sunday’s total of 146,144 marks an increase from Saturday’s total of 145,408 cases. The Virginia Department of Health has previously told 10 News that numbers on the website are preliminary, and changes of this nature are due to inaccurate residency information that was later corrected. of Health reports there have been 2,150,896 total testing encounters.
Bridge dedicated in honor of fallen Virginia State Police trooper
CHILHOWIE, Va. - Dozens gathered Friday afternoon to remember and honor a Virginia State Police trooper who died in the line of duty earlier this year. Virginia legislators, Smyth County and Chilhowie officials, state and local law enforcement and transportation officials and family and friends gathered in Chilhowie to ceremoniously dedicate the Interstate 81 bridge over Whitetop Road as the Trooper Lucas B. Dowell Bridge. Virginia state Sen. Charles Carrico and Virginia State Police Association Executive Director M. Wayne Huggins were among the speakers, which also included Dowell's mother, Rebecca. Virginia State Police Dowell's parents, Mike and Rebecca, as well as his sister, Erica, pictured with the newly installed sign. On Aug. 2, the town of Amherst dedicated the South Main Street/Route 29 Business bridge over Route 29 as the Trooper Lucas B. Dowell Bridge.
Two Crips gang members arrested after 3-county police chase in stolen car in southwest Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. - Two confirmed members of the Crips in North Carolina were arrested and charged after a three-county police chase through southwest Virginia, according to the Wythe County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say a Wythe County deputy saw two men in a 2017 Toyota Prius going 97 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-81 on Wednesday. The deputy also ran the plates and discovered that the Prius was stolen out of Raleigh, North Carolina. A Smyth County deputy then reportedly spun the car out in the yard and the two men ran away from the car. Sinclair was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule 1 or 2, possession of a schedule 1 or 2 while in possession of a gun.