The Virginia Legislation Has Announced An Educational Partnership Between Dominion Energy’s Solar For Students Program And Eight School Systems In Southwest Virginia. The Program Will Serve Students In Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton. It Will Provide Students With The Opportunity To Observe And Learn Firsthand About Harnessing Solar Energy From A Solar Array.
A Multi Million Dollar Deal Is In The Works For A Tri Cities Iconic Treasure To Grow. Barter Theatre In Abingdon Is The Nation’s Longest Running Professional Theatre In Existence. Now The Theatre Has Been Invited To Open A Second Location In Mount Airy, North Carolina. Last Month, The City Of Mount Airy Unveiled Plans To Use 12 Million Dollars To Develop An Old Industrial Site Into A 500-Seat Theatre, Complete With A Hotel And Retail Space. Barter Artistic Director Richard Rose Said Mount Airy’s Tourism Market Is About Twice The Size Of Abingdon’s.
A Southwest Virginia doctor is now facing 25 federal drug trafficking and healthcare fraud charges following an indictment out of Abingdon. 61 year old psychiatrist, Dr. Alfredo Cervantes of Lebanon, Virginia is charged with 23 counts of distributing a controlled drug and one count each of health care and wire fraud charges…Cervantes, is also accused of causing health care providers to pay for unnecessary psychotherapy treatments and prescription drugs
An International Manhunt Is Underway For An Accused Killer From Wise County Virginia. Eric Jones Is Wanted For Allegedly Shooting And Killing His Ex-Wife, Janina Jefferson, While She Was On The Job At The Town Water Plant In Appalachia A Year Ago. Investigators Are Following Significant Leads. The U.S. Marshals Service Has Posted A Five Thousand Dollar Reward For Information Leading To The Capture Of Jones. Anyone With Any Information Should Contact The Wise County Sheriff’s Office.
The Abingdon Virginia Police Department Is Asking For Your Help In Locating A 15 Year Old Girl. Tara Faith Salyer Was Last Seen At Abingdon High School On Monday. Anyone With Information On Her Whereabouts Is Asked To Call Authorities.
...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, are expected.
...From 8 PM this evening to midnight EDT Wednesday night.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Johnson City Police Are Trying To Find The Mother Of A Human Fetus After It Was Discovered Inside A Waste Water Treatment Plant. It Was Discovered In One Of The Facility’s Intake Flows. The Fetus Has Been Taken To The William Jenkins Forensics Center For An Autopsy. Police Are Asking The Public For Help In Finding The Mother To Ensure Her Safety And Make Sure She Has Received Proper Medical Equipment.
HYDEN, Ky. (WYMT) - Coming to cash registers and wallets near you: movie prop bills are acting as legal tender in Eastern Kentucky.
Hyden Citizens Bank made a public service announcement on their Facebook page Monday morning, warning people to watch their cash closely.
The bank says movie prop bills are currently being passed as legal money.
While the prop bills look realistic, they do have tell-tale signs that give them away. On the front and back, the words "This is a replica" can be found in little banners. On the face side of the bill, it says "This note is not legal. It is to be used for motion pictures."
The bank recommends people in the area monitor every bill they get during the next few weeks.
If you find someone has tried using movie prop bills, contact your local authorities.
A Coeburn Virginia Doctor, Who Plead Guilty To Prescribing Ritalin And Hydrocodone To An Undercover Investigator Without A Legitimate Medical Purpose, Has Been Placed On Probation. 78 Year Old Dr. Gurcharan Kanwal Of Wise Admitted To Distributing Controlled Substances And Health Care Fraud And Was Sentenced In U.S. District Court In Abingdon To Two Years Probation. He Was Assessed A 25-Thousand Dollar Fine And Ordered To Pay 472,500 Dollars In Restitution. Kanwal Operated The Coeburn Medical Clinic. Agents Started The Investigation, After Numerous Complaints That Controlled Substances Were Being Diverted By Employees And Patients Of Doctor Kanwal
A Statewide Tornado Drill Will Be Held In Virginia This Week. The Drill, Scheduled For Next Tuesday, Is An Annual Opportunity To Prepare Residents For Tornado Emergencies And To Test Public Warning Systems. At Approximately 9:45 A.M., The National Weather Service Will Send A Test Tornado Warning Test Over NOAA Weather Radios. The Test Signal Will Sound A Tone Alert, Show A Test Message Or Flash To Indicate A Message, Simulating What People Would Hear Or See During An Actual Tornado Warning. The Emergency Alert System Also Will Broadcast The Test Through All Radio And TV Stations.