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Delegate holds town hall meeting, without a hall

Delegate holds town hall meeting, without a hall

By Janeal Downs Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Several legislators representing Southwest Virginia discussed their plans to help the coal industry and fielded complaints about cellphone service and gun…

Senate OK’s Bill Outlawing Mugshot Extortion

By: Meghan Gaffney Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would make extorting individuals by publishing their arrest records and photos online…

Murder case advanced to grand jury

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   A first-degree murder charge against a Snowville man accused of shooting his father to death has been certified to a grand jury. Pulaski County Juvenile…

Pulaski woman jailed for injuries to 1-year-old

A Pulaski woman has been jailed without bond and is facing charges related to burns inflicted on a 1-year-old child. Pulaski police arrested Logan Hunter Quesenberry, 22, of Pulaski, Tuesday…

Town leaders become ‘Big for a Day’

Town leaders become ‘Big for a Day’

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Wednesday afternoon, the people who are usually busy managing Pulaski’s major departments got to take a couple hours out of their day to spend quality…

Public meeting planned to discuss Barren Springs waterline

WYTHEVILLE – Representatives of the Wythe County Water Department and Engineer’s Office will host a community information meeting to discuss the process of registering for the Barren Springs Extension waterline.…

Body found in Elliston

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   ELLISTON – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office found human remains at a home in Elliston Tuesday. According to Captain Robert New, the Sheriff’s office received…

Health insurance info sessions scheduled

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Those who still have not signed up for health insurance under the affordable care act – even as 2015 has started – may want to…

Bill Denying In-State Tuition to Immigrants Fails

By Michael Melkonian Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate on Tuesday narrowly defeated a bill to deny in-state tuition to so-called “DREAM-ers” – young adults who immigrated…

Advocates Seek Help for Low-Income Workers

By Kelsey Callahan Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Democratic legislators, union officials and advocates for low-income Virginians urged the General Assembly on Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage…