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City eyes e-summons proposal
NORTON — City council wants more information before approving collection of a fee on criminal and traffic offenses to help fund an electronic summons system. During council’s Nov. 18 meeting, Wise ...
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Norton adopts new rule on remote meetings
NORTON — City council on Nov. 18 passed a resolution allowing members to participate remotely in meetings by electronic means under the provisions of section 2.2-3708.1 of the Virginia Freedom of I...
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Several indicted for crimes involving violence, sex
The Coalfield Progress does not publish information that could identify the victim of a sexual crime. Several individuals have been charged with alleged crimes of violence, violent threats or sexua...
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Allegations involve drugs, drink, driving
A Wise County grand jury has indicted six people on charges involving drugs, alcohol or driving. Indicted Wednesday were: • Douglas Eugene Stephens, 63, 11605 Alfred Cox Rd., Pound: One count of di...
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Indictments allege various forms of theft
Fifteen people were indicted last week for alleged crimes of theft. A Wise County grand jury handed down indictments Wednesday against the following: • John M. McCoy, 31, 1018 Front St., Coeburn, a...
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Emma Baldwin fund gives to center
Law enforcement officers and the Wise County commonwealth attorney’s office on Friday presented a check for $6,130.67 to the Southwest Virginia Children’s Advocacy Center at Mountain Empire Older C...
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Marshall new state trooper
Wise native Joshua Scott Marshall is among 50 new Virginia state troopers who graduated Friday from the State Police Training Academy in Chesterfield County. Marshall’s first assignment will be in ...
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Warner, Kaine introduce black lung measure
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced legislation to help level the playing field for miners battling black lung disease. The Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2014 reforms the ...
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Alpha training center wins national award
Alpha Natural Resources’ Running Right Leadership Academy has been named the Best in Class among internal training organizations and corporate universities by the Corporate Learning Network. The Co...
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