WASH CO VA SHOOTING—UPDATE

 

AN UPDATE ON AN EARLY MORNING SHOOTING IN WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA.  THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS BILLY LITTLE OF ABINGDON CUT HIS GIRLFRIEND WITH A KNIFE AT A RESIDENCE ON HARMONY WAY.  LITTLE THEN ALLEGEDLY USED A SLEDGEHAMMER TO ATTACK HIS LANDLORD—ALFRED ROBBINS—WHO THEN SHOT LITTLE WITH A HANDGUN.  LITTLE IS HOSPITALIZED IN SERIOUS CONDITION—AND INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SHOOTING WAS SELF-DEFENSE.  LITTLE IS CHARGED WITH MALICIOUS WOUNDING AND ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING.  THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

 

 

CARTER FIRE

 

FIREFIGHTERS FROM THE HAMPTON, STONEY CREEK AND WATAUGA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE CALLED TO A HOUSE FIRE SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE SIAM COMMUNITY OF CARTER COUNTY.  THE SCENE ON DOGTOWN ROAD WAS CLEARED BEFORE 9:00 AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES.

 

 

CRASH—DRUG ARREST

 

ONE PERSON WAS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER A TRAFFIC CRASH IN WASHINGTON COUNTY.  IT HAPPENED SUNDAY EVENING..ON HIGHWAY 81 SOUTH—AND THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOUND THE VICTIM AT HER RESIDENCE.  DEPUTIES SMELLED MARIJUANA—AND AFTER A SEARCH, OFFICERS FOUND 51 GRAMS IN THE BEDROOM OF THE VICTIM’S SON—WILLIAM ANDREWS.  HE WAS TAKEN TO JAIL ON SEVERAL CHARGES.

 


SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS MCDONNELL CONVICTION

A UNANIMOUS SUPREME COURT HAS OVERTURNED THE CORRUPTION CONVICTION OF FORMER VIRGINIA GOVERNOR BOB MCDONNELL.  THE JUSTICES RULED IN FAVOR OF MCDONNELL, WHO WAS FOUND GUILTY IN 2014 OF ACCEPTING MORE THAN $165,000 IN GIFTS AND LOANS FROM A WEALTHY BUSINESSMAN IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT.  THE FORMER GOVERNOR SAYS HE DIDN'T TAKE ANY OFFICIAL ACTION TO BENEFIT STAR SCIENTIFIC CEO JONNIE WILLIAMS.  HE SAYS HE SIMPLY PERFORMED ROUTINE COURTESIES LIKE SETTING UP MEETINGS AND HOSTING EVENTS.


 

 


WASH CO TAX INCREASE—CITY GAIN


AS WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECIDE WHETHER TO RAISE PROPERTY TAXES, PART OF THE HIKE WOULD GO FOR NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION—AND THE CITY OF JOHNSON CITY WOULD ALSO BENEFIT.  ANY DEBT ISSUED FOR SCHOOLS MUST BE SHARED WITH THE CITY.  PETE PETERSON IS CITY MANAGER AND SAYS RAISING TAXES IS SOMETIMES NEEDED, "IT'S LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS--IF YOU DON'T REINVEST INTO YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR BUSINESS WON'T BE AS PRODUCTIVE AS ITS POTENTIAL IS."  COMMISSION MEETING STARTS AT 6:00 IN JONESBOROUGH.


 

 

 

 

MAN FACES CHARGES OVER FISHING POLES

 

A PENNINGTON GAP VIRGINIA MAN FACES A LONG LIST OF CHARGES—AFTER HE BECAME ANGRY OVER SOME FISHING POLES.  THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS ANTHONY RIVERS SHOWED A HANDGUN AND A KNIFE DURING AN ARGUMENT. OFFICERS SEARCHED RIVERS’ HOME AND FOUND MARIJUANA.  HE’S IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND.


 


 



 


 

 

 

 

 

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