The reward for information leading to the arrest of man accused of killing ex-wife in Wise County five years ago has been raised. The Wise County Sheriff's Office announces that the U.S. Marshal's Office is now offering $15,000 for a tip leading to the arrest of Eric Monroe Jones. Jones is accused of shooting his ex-wife, Janina Jefferson, multiple times while she was working the overnight shift at the Town of Appalachia Water Treatment Plant on November 27, 2016. He is a black man, who weighs 175 pounds, and is 5'7. If anyone has any information on Jones' whereabouts, they are asked to call 276-328-3566.
Heritage Hall names new facility after fallen Big Stone Gap police officer. Heritage Hall, in Big Stone Gap, will name its new expansion "Chandler Hall," in honor of Michael Chandler, a Big Stone Gap police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty in November. Chandler Hall will house 36 patients and specialize in the care of those living with Alzheimer's, dementia, neurocognitive disorders, and other neurological conditions. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for January 6 at 2 p.m. Heritage Hall invites first responders, health care workers, and families to attend to honor Chandler and launch a legacy that aims to assist its community members. The expansion recognized the need for an upgrade of the specialized memory unit.
A Gofundme Account Has Been Setup For A Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Deputy Who Suffered A Neck Injury During A Car And Foot Chase On Monday In Abingdon. Deputy Tyler Arnold Suffered A Neck Fracture During The Incident. He Remains In The Intensive Care Unit At Bristol Regional Medical Center. The Fundraising Goal Is 10-Thousand Dollars And As Of Yesterday, More Than 65-Hundred Dollars Had Been Raised. If You’D Like To Donate, Visit Gofundme.Com
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Ballad Health Is Implementing New Visitation Restrictions. Patients In Ballad Hospitals, Outpatient Centers And Doctor’s Offices Will Only Be Allowed Two Visitors At A Time. Pediatric Patients Are Still Allowed Two Visitors. Visitors Will Only Be Allowed On Site From 8 Am To 8 Pm.
Stray dog rescues family from house fire in Big Stone Gap. A home off Silver Creek Road caught on fire Thursday morning. Charity Golloway and her two children lived at the home and were rescued by a stray dog, Butter, who was staying around their home. The fire started in Butter's dog shelter, which was less than five feet away from the house. An electric lamp apparently caught on fire. The dog noticed the fire and went to Golloway's bedroom window and started barking. Her son was able to use the garden hose to douse the flames and the home only received minor exterior damage, melted vinyl siding and a broken window. The Valley Volunteer Fire Department arrived shortly after, but the fire had already been put out. The VVFD posted a picture on Facebook with Butter, which is when the family found out that the dog has another name. A family saw the picture and recognized the dog as their family dog who ran away this summer, named Cooper. The dog will now be returning to his owners.