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The reason it’s smokey outside

It is believed the smoke is from this fire in Speedwell, Virginia. From the USDA Forest Service:   Location:  The Landfill Fire is located on the north slope of Horse…

Charges reduced against man accused of raping child

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 49-year-old Florida man will serve less than half of a 24-month jail sentence after his felony rape and sexual abuse charges were reduced to…

Man on the Street

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving…

Jail time given for copper theft

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Radford man will serve more than a year in prison for stealing copper from a Pulaski County home, even though it had been abandoned…

Researchers discover how retinal neurons claim the best brain connections

ROANOKE – Real estate agents emphasize location, location, and – once more for good measure – location. It’s the same in a developing brain, where billions of neurons vie for…

Bond denied for man with multiple probation violations

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Bond was denied Thursday for a Pulaski man facing multiple probation violations, some being his third or fourth alleged violation. James Eugene Smith is facing…

Virginia Supportive Housing and VHDA win National Housing Award

Richmond – Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH), the statewide non-profit organization that serves homeless adults by providing permanent, supportive housing, recently received a national housing award recognizing outstanding achievement from the…

Fundraiser slated for injured dispatcher

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Spaghetti Dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, to raise money to help with medical bills of Pulaski County dispatcher Autumn Duncan, who was…

Stabbing case advanced to grand jury

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A malicious wounding charge has been certified to a grand jury against a 52-year-old man accused of stabbing another man in a wooded area off…

BBB alert: Philippines typhoon charity scams

Roanoke –  The BBB is alerting consumers that charity scams have already begun in the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Considered one of the most powerful typhoons…