Man arrested for displaying weapon atop the Bristol Hotel rooftop bar. The call came in Tuesday night in reference to a man acting strange, with what appeared to be a gun pointing it off the roof of the bar. Upon arrival, officers found 35-year-old Brendon Scarbrough, of Meadowview, Virginia, started to reach for the weapon, which was in his waistband, and told officers "Let's do this." Police were able to retrieve the weapon and place Scarbrough into custody. The weapon was an air pistol.
Bullet pierced window at Virginia Attorney General's Office. Virginia Capitol Police reports that a bullet hit the window at the Office of the Attorney General in downtown Richmond Monday evening. They were called to the Barbara Johns Building and found a small round hole at the top of the window. The AG's office says that there's no indication that this incident was targeted at the OAG specifically or any individual employee. Housekeeping staff found the bullet in a sixth-floor office, which is where the Attorney General's office is. There will be additional patrols in the area in the coming days and an increased presence at the building for the foreseeable future.
New law in Virginia will crack down on 'Farm Use' tags. A new Virginia law will require farmers to purchase their 'farm use' plates at the Department of Vehicles. Farmers in the past have been able to buy their tags at a store or insurance provider to indicate a vehicle designated for agriculture purposes. The new law is considered a protection for farmers. The DMV issued farm-use plate is significantly cheaper than buying standard plates and does not have to be renewed. The new law goes into effect July 1, 2023.
Nickelsville man dead in Scott County crash last week. Virginia State Police report that a crash occurred on Sinking Creek Highway just west of Route 716 at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. A Honda Civic was going east when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree. The driver, 54-year-old Lawrence E. Dean Jr., died at the scene. Dean was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
A Wise County man has been charged in a November 2021 hit-and-run case. Virginia State Police reports that Dustin Sean Salyer has been charged with misdemeanor hit and run. Salyer is accused of hitting Ryan Gardner, a Coeburn police officer, while he was running off duty. The VSP issued his charges last week. Salyer's court date has not been set.
One Person Was Found Shot And A second stabbed In a home In West Gate City. Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies Responded To The Call Sunday Where They Found Both People Injured. They Were Transported To The Hospital For Treatment. The Sheriff’s Office Says There Are No Known Threats To The Public. The Investigation Is Ongoing.
RAM Set for Free 2-day Clinic in Emory, Va. Free medical, dental and vision services set for May 21-22 EMORY, VA
Remote Area Medical – RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need – will hold a free, two-day clinic on May 21-22. RAM will be set up at Emory & Henry College located at 12228 Itta Bena Rd., Emory, VA 24327. This clinic is in collaboration with Emory & Henry College and Emory & Henry College’s School of Health Sciences. All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental, vision and medical services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The patient parking lot will open no later than 11:59 p.m. (midnight) on Friday night, May 20, and remain open for the duration of the clinic. Once in the parking lot, additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps will be provided. Clinic doors open at 6 a.m. Due to time constraints, patients should be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services. Medical services are offered, in addition to dental or vision services, free to every patient attending the clinic. All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530. Additional Information: • Services available at the free RAM clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women's health exams and general medical exams. Free take-home colon cancer screening test kits will also be available.
Brett Hall Beat Out Interim Commonwealth’s Attorney Steven Davis In Saturday’s Firehouse Primary At Central High School. Both Hall And Davis Served As Assistants Under Former Prosecutor Chuck Slemp Who Left The Post To Become Chief Deputy Attorney General Under State Attorney General Jason Miyares In January. Hall Has Until June 21st To File His Candidacy Paperwork. If Elected, He Will Serve The Remaining One Year Term Of Slemp’s Four Year Term
RAM Needing Volunteers for Hazard Free Healthcare Clinic Call for volunteers for 2-day pop-up clinic coming to East Perry Elementary HAZARD, KY.
(March 11, 2022) – Remote Area Medical – RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free dental, vision and medical care to those in need – is seeking volunteer medical, dental and vision professionals and general support staff for its June 11-12 clinic. The two-day clinic is to be held at East Perry Elementary School located at 301 Perry Circle Rd., Hazard, KY 41701.
This clinic is in collaboration with University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health We are also in need of interpreters and general support volunteers to help set-up and take-down. If you or your organization would like to volunteer your time to help provide free healthcare services to the Hazard, Ky. community, please visit our website at www.ramusa.org or call us at 865-579-1530.
Additional Information: • All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental, vision and medical services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. • Services available at the RAM free clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women's health exams, flu shots and general medical exams. Free take-home colon cancer screening test kits will also be available. • About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free dental, vision and medical services to individuals in need who do not have access to, or cannot afford, a doctor. Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 888,000 individuals with $181.5 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its foundation, nearly 183,000 volunteers – comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff – have supported RAM’s mission.
Pedestrian injured after being hit by tractor-trailer in Wise County. Virginia State Police reports that Sunday night at around 7, a pedestrian was hit by a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of Highway 23 near mile marker 35. The pedestrian was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and no further details have been released.