Author: Jay Atkins

COACH KILLED

Alleghany High School basketball coach killed in wreck COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Students and teachers at Alleghany High School in Covington are mourning the death of the school’s girls’ basketball coach. Principal Dwayne Ross tells local media that coach Danny Keene died Sunday in a two-car crash near Caldwell, West Virginia. Ross says police told him another driver crossed the line and hit Keene’s car. He did not provide further details. Keene was a special education teacher at Alleghany and coached the girls’ varsity program for 24 years. The team was scheduled to open the 2016-17 season Monday against...

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GOLDEN EAGLE RELEASE

Golden eagle to be released into wild WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — A golden eagle that was sick earlier this year is set to be released back to the wild. The Wildlife Center of Virginia will release the bird on Monday at Big Walker Lookout in Wythe County. The center rarely admits and releases golden eagles. This eagle hatched earlier this year, and was rescued in August. The bird was in poor health at the time and had mild eye inflammation. The eagle has recovered after being treated with anti-inflammatories and pain medications. Officials have placed a transmitter on the...

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BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT-BABY’S DEATH

Police: Bank robbery suspect also wanted in son’s death NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they’ve linked a man arrested after a bank robbery to a string of holdups and discovered he was wanted in the death of his 1-year-old son. Newport News police spokesman Lewis Thurston says 25-year-old Artur Kharendzyuk (ka-RIN’-zik) was arrested Tuesday in Petersburg. He is wanted on a second-degree murder charge in Newport News. Thurston says Petersburg police arrested Kharendzyuk as he fled a bank robbery there Tuesday. He says investigators connected Kharendzyuk to five other robberies. Federal investigators had dubbed him...

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VIRGINIA-RISING FLOOD FEARS

On Virginia’s vulnerable coast, fear of flooding on the rise VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — When floodwaters swamped Holly Furlong’s home in Virginia Beach in October, she rushed her four children upstairs and anxiously waited two days for the water to recede. Now she says she’s being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. Virginia Beach and six neighboring cities near the Atlantic coast are seeing flood worries rise after the heavy rains — and for good reason. Experts say the land is sinking and the sea is rising at the highest rate on the East Coast. And they add there’s...

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ROBBERY SUSPECT SHOT

Police: Robbery suspect shot after firing at officer CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Chesterfield County police say an officer shot a man who fired at him after a robbery at a Chester convenience store. The department said in a news release that officers were called to the APlus Convenience Store on Chester Road about 5 a.m. Thursday. Police spokesman Capt. Michael Louth tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that one officer found the suspect in a wooded area nearby, and the suspect shot at the officer. The officer was not hit. Louth says the officer returned fire, hitting the suspect. Police say...

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