Over a dozen homes threatened due to 500-acre wildfire in Buchanan County. The Virginia Department of Forestry reports that a 15-member crew responded to the fire at 4 p.m. Friday and are still fighting the fire. A helicopter doused the fire from above, allowing crews to build fire lines all the way around the flames that at one point threatened dozens of structures. Damage was prevented to any homes. Crews are now in the mop-up phase, which entails going back to the lines and looking for hotspots and other concerning areas. This is the third wildfire in Southwest Virginia recently, as last week there was a 400-acre fire in Lee County and another 200-acre fire in that area over the weekend. The VDF encourages community members not to burn anything outside, especially with dry weather and windy conditions.
Big Stone Gap man accused of setting a fire in bathroom at field in Pennington Gap. The Pennington Gap Police Department reports that 42-year-old Michael Newberry was found on video leaving a restroom at Leeman Field after setting a trashcan on fire. The footage also showed Newberry damaging Halloween lights on a nearby stage. He has been charged with arson to an unoccupied building, entering the property to damage, and destruction of property.
Three adults and a juvenile have been charged in Wise County assault investigation. The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports that their investigation into an assault that reportedly occurred on October 30 in the Mill Creek area of Pound has led to the arrest of four people on felony assault charges. Kennedi Addington,18, of Pound, Gage Alexander Bowman, 18, of Wise, and Desirae Brook Mullins, 25, of Wise, along with a juvenile whose name is not being released were charged. No further details have been released. The investigation remains ongoing.
Millions of Americans are bracing For higher winter heating bills this year due to inflation, the Biden administration has announced a 4.5 billion dollar funding to help Americans who are struggling, the money will go into nonprofits across all 50 states that provide assistance to those in needs if you're interested in applying you can contact the National energy assistance referral project at LIHEAP. Org or the National energy assistance referral project at 1 866-674-6327
The famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses will be in the Tri-Cities region this December and will be making several appearances with the first being the Bristol Christmas parade on December 1st at 5 p.m. On December 2nd they'll be at the Food City off of State of Franklin Road in Johnson City at 6 p.m. Then on December 3rd the Clydesdales will be in the Johnson City parade at 10:30 a.m. final chance to catch the scene of the Clydesdales of Budweiser will be at December 4th at the Ingles on West Jackson Boulevard in Jonesborough Tennessee from 2 until 4