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Embezzlement, other theft charges filed
Old charges have been refiled along with new charges against a former Mountain Empire Community College employee accused of embezzlement. Those are among grand jury indictments handed down Feb. 15 ...
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Traffic stop leads to arrest
A Norton man has been arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop on U.S. 23. Pound Police Department reports that Joshua Dale Dotson, 35, of Alexandria Circle, was arrested at around 9:3...
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Lintz to be sentenced
Former Norton parks and recreation maintenance supervisor Mike Lintz will be sentenced for two felonies this morning in the U.S. district court in Abingdon, according to a press release from the U....
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Burglary sentence imposed
A Coeburn man will spend nine years in prison for a string of burglaries in early 2016, according to Wise County Commonwealth Attorney Charles Slemp. Michael Jason Sluss, 26, pleaded guilty Friday ...
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Indictment: Noose meant to intimidate
A Norton business owner has been charged with hanging something that looked like a noose on a person’s vehicle to intimidate them. A Wise County grand jury Wednesday handed down an indictment again...
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Kentucky man leads police on chase
A Thornton, Ky., man is under arrest after having led Pound police on a car chase Feb. 11 and ultimately being nabbed by a Kentucky state trooper. According to Pound Police Chief Tony Baker, two Po...
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Town presses building demo issue
COEBURN — Town council and Town Manager Drew Mullins still want Wise County to help get rid of a dilapidated former motel on the west side of downtown. Mullins has previously said a county supervis...
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Lawmakers differ on college building projects
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise continues to hope the General Assembly will approve major funding for construction projects before it adjourns Feb. 25. The college seeks state approval...
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Monday holiday schedule changes
Most local government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The city of Norton notes that there will be regular garbage pickup Monday. Residents are asked to have...
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