Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Virginia Will Ground The Aerial Speed Enforcement Program
Itís official that cost and other factors have caused the Virginia State Police to cut back on their aerial speed limit enforcement program. Over the past five years about 87 tickets have come from troopers patrolling interstates in Cessna airplanes. Over 5-thousand tickets have been issued since the General Assembly approved the program back in 2000. State police were forced to reduce expenses with less federal funding and facing a manpower shortage due to state budget cuts the decision was made for them. Most of the hours spent in the air last year were for surveillance, pilot training and administrative transports anyway and with a cost of fuel and maintenance at 150-dollars an hour it wasnít cost effective. Each flight took on average about five hours using a trooper-pilot, a trooper to calculate speed and a trooper on the ground to pull the speeder over. (bg)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Virginia State Trooper Being Investigated for "Snow Doughnuts" in Abingdon
  • TVA Official Suggests More Access Points on Boone Lake During Repairs
  • Boone Lake Property Owners Stunned by TVA Prospect of No Summer Season
  • TVA Elects to Keep Boone Lake at Winter Pool Levels Indefinitely For Sinkhole Repairs
  • Dozens of Crashes Reported as More Snow Slams Region
  • National Guard is "Godsend" in Wise County
  • AEP Customers in Virginia Could See $10 in Savings With Rate Cut, Refund
  • Missing Abingdon Man Found Dead Under Snow
  • Christmas Time Sales Tax Receipts in Kingsport Best in a Decade
  • Governor Brings Aid to Snow Stricken Wise County
  • TVA Schedules News Conference to Discuss Boone Dam Situation
  • Sullivan County Schools Likely to Add Days to End of Year If More Snow Days Occur
  • Mixed Results in Fourth Quarter Labor Report for Tri-Cities
  • SWVA Man Gets 7 Years for Robbing Drug Dealers
  • Man Arrested in Stolen Pizza Delivery Truck
  • Johnson City Police Use Fingerprint Evidence To Identify Murder Victim



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