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Bill gives officers more options, dogs more chances

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A bill giving animal control officers flexibility in dealing with livestock-injuring dogs is heading to the desk of Gov. Terry McAuliffe…

New River Community College students become targeted by phishing scam

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Students at New River Community College were the recipients of a bogus email sent out Wednesday in an attempt to get them to reveal their…

No bond in child sexual assault case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Although a 61-year-old Fairlawn man “emphatically” denied he sexually assaulted a child in January, a Pulaski County judge Thursday refused to set bond for him.…

Six months given for wounding of son

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski man will have to serve six months in jail for shooting his teenage son in the face with a pellet gun last summer.…

Dublin votes to sell industrial property

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Town Council voted Thursday to sell 3.6 acres of industrial property to Pulaski County Industrial Development Authority to be leased to Alexander Industries Inc.…

Birthday party leads to assault

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski man pleaded guilty Thursday of assaulting the mother of his child when she proceeded with a birthday party while he was asleep. It…

Dublin staying with ‘status quo’ for dispatch

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The town of Dublin will stay with the “status quo” and remain a “sub-member” when area 911 dispatching services are merged. “I think it would…

Company started by students uses innovative 3-D body scanners to track fitness and diet progress

BLACKSBURG – A 3-D body scanner created by Virginia Tech students will soon be a handful of gyms across Southwest Virginia – including McComas Hall on campus – that will…

‘Tebow bill’ sacked in Senate, fails to pass

‘Tebow bill’ sacked in Senate, fails to pass

By DAVID GRAVELY, SWT Sports Editor The ‘Tebow bill’, which was proposed legislation that would have allowed home-schooled children to play varsity sports for public school teams in Virginia, has been…

Fate of ‘Andrew’s Law’ rests with House

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “Andrew’s Law,” named in honor of late State Trooper Andrew Fox, unanimously cleared the Virginia Senate, but the ultimate fate of the legislation rests with…