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Cole apprehended by police, baby still missing

Cole apprehended by police, baby still missing

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Police took Howard Samuel Cole into custody around 10:30 a.m. after finding him near the Fairlawn Walmart. Authorities received a report Wednesday accusing Howard Cole…

Police seek Pulaski man, missing infant

Police seek Pulaski man, missing infant

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Police are seeking the whereabouts of a man charged with felony child abuse and his missing infant son. Officer Megan Jennings said Howard Samuel Cole,…

Puckett splits from Dems on coal issue: Says new regulations put livelihoods of Virginians at stake

Puckett splits from Dems on coal issue: Says new regulations put livelihoods of Virginians at stake

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RICHMOND – Sen. Phillip Puckett (D-38th District) was the only Democratic legislator to break from his party Tuesday by signing a letter opposing proposed regulations…

Board of Supervisors discuss Newbern traffic concerns

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Highway matters became a big topic of discussion at Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting, as the Board received work updates as well as larger…

Winter weather putting chill on blood donations

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When the mercury drops and flakes start to fly, venturing outdoors becomes more difficult. However, the need for blood doesn’t change with the weather. Virginia…

Analysis: Obama’s agenda more bite-sized than bold

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count 2014 as the year President Barack Obama’s agenda went from bold to bite-sized. The president’s State of the Union address Tuesday was an amalgam of modest…

Kidnapping suspect nabbed in Pulaski County

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A reported child kidnapping that started in Christiansburg Tuesday evening ended in Pulaski County when the suspect was apprehended at a store off Interstate 81.…

Good in the neighborhood: CommUnity Table

Good in the neighborhood: CommUnity Table

By ANGIE M. AUSTIN Special to The SWT   RADFORD –  On a corner of Tyler Ave., surrounded by RU campus, sits an unsuspecting surprise. In a great dining hall,…

Privacy concerns table search, seizure bill

By JAMES GALLOWAY Capital News Service RICHMOND — A bill that would give Virginia police power to search private computers without a secondary search warrant was tabled after a committee…

Bills seek e-cigarette ban for minors

By DANA CARLSON Capital News Service   RICHMOND — Electronic cigarettes could be banned from the hands of minors as Virginia legislators in the House and Senate push for regulation.…