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Suspect linked to Harrington death

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Forensic evidence has linked the disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington to an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax, according to Virginia State…

VT unveils car for the blind

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, today, unveiled the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person…

Elliston meth lab raided

ELLISTON – A 21-year-old man was arrested early Thursday after police raided an alleged methamphetamine lab at 4161 Bradshaw Road in the Elliston section of Montgomery County. According to Lt.…

Several new laws take effect today

Today marks the day that numerous new laws go into effect for Virginia citizens. Many of these laws are vehicle and road related and impact drivers, passengers, and owners of…

Gun laws also change

A National Rifle Association-backed measure signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell also takes effect today. Individuals with right-to-carry permits for a concealed firearm may now carry weapons into restaurants.…

Mother goes on trial today in death of son

A Pulaski woman accused of murder in the death of her three-year-old son is slated to go on trial this morning in Pulaski County Circuit Court. In addition to second…

Unemployment claims increase slightly in May

On the whole, unemployment figures rose slightly statewide and in Southwest Virginia in May, while the national jobless market showed a slight improvement. Pulaski County’s unemployment rate dropped by nearly…

New jobs coming to Wytheville

WYTHEVILLE – Eighty-four new jobs will soon be coming to Wytheville when a company formed in 2009 breaks off from its parent company and expands into a new facility. Lt.…

Pulaski approves 2010-11 budget

Pulaski Town Council unanimously approved its 2010-11 Fiscal Year Budget Tuesday, and voted 5-1 to approve a $200,000 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The budget includes a six-cent increase in the…

Train Station completion expected in the fall

Pulaski officials had hoped to have the train station completed in time for a June dedication, but it looks as though it will be a bit longer before the job…