Angels of Assisi caring for 15 dogs rescued from ‘inhumane’ hoarding situation
ROANOKE, Va. – Angels of Assisi needs your help as it cares for 15 dogs it rescued over the weekend. The animals were hoarded in a rural Southwest Virginia home in inhumane conditions with no water, according to the organization. Angels teamed up with a rescue group in Wise County to bring in six puppies and nine adult dogs and is now trying to nurse them back to health. They’re on fluids and medication and we’re hoping they’ll pull through and then the adult dogs so far are pretty healthy,” said Dayna Reynolds, director of communications for Angels of Assisi. Angels is asking for donations to help fund the extensive medical treatments needed.
Motorcyclist dead after a Route 58A crash in Wise County
WISE COUNTY, Va. – A Lee County man is dead after a fatal motorcycle crash in Wise County Saturday night. Virginia State Police said the crash happened at about 11 p.m. on Route 58A at the Wise County and Lee County Line, but police weren’t notified until 12:08 a.m. early Sunday morning. According to authorities, a 2005 Victory motorcycle was traveling east on Route 58A when it slid off the right side of the highway and hit the guardrail. The motorcyclist, Robert A. Phillips II, 34, of Pennington Gap, was thrown off the motorcycle and died at the scene, police say. The crash remains under investigation.
Virginia inmate dies in apparent attack by cellmate
WISE COUNTY, Va. – An inmate in a Virginia supermax prison is dead after an apparent attack by his cellmate on Friday, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections. VDOC announced Friday night that a 47-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at Dickenson Community Hospital after an apparent attack by his 54-year-old cellmate in Red Onion State Prison in Wise County. The man who died was in general population, according to the VDOC. He was serving a life sentence without parole for first-degree murder. The inmate suspect of killing his cellmate is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, carjacking and robbery.
Coeburn man killed in Friday afternoon crash
WISE COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash in Wise County. Police said the crash happened just before 1 p.m. Friday on Route 58A near mile marker 52. According to police, a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling west on Route 58A when it ran off the left side of the road. The driver over-corrected, which caused the Chevrolet to cross back over the travel lanes, run off the right side and continue over the guardrail. The driver, Hazel Mullins, 80, of Coeburn, Va., died at the scene.