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, July 30, 2015

  • Boone Lake Property Association: 5 - to 7 - Years to Fix Dam "More Than Devastating"
  • Police: "Secret Service" Terrorist Killer From Hawkins County Demands Cash for Services at Local Bank
  • TVA: Five to Seven Years to Repair Boone Dam, $200 to $300 million Cost
  • Wanted Hawkins County Teen Arrested After Police Alerted to His Facebook Updates
  • Teen Accused in July 2014 Murder Will Have Other Charges Tried First in Carter County
  • Clark Informs Judge He Plans to Seek Death Penalty in Azotea Case
  • Jeep Rollover In Lebanon Takes Woman's Life
  • Rogersville Man Caught By Police After Posting Pictures Online
  • Two People Arrested for Overnight Triple Stabbing
  • Call for Cleaning House at BVU Falls on Deaf Ears
  • Ball Corporation Closing Bristol, VA Packaging Plant, 230 Jobs Lost
  • Beer, Wine Sales to Begin in Luxury Seating at Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech
  • Indicted Kingsport Pharmacy Robber Due in Federal Court Aug. 12
  • BVU Opposes Shyster's Payment Plan
  • Joint "Branding" Study Tabled for Second Time in Bristol, Virginia
  • Bristol, Virginia School Board to Discuss Vacancy for Elected Position
  • Hawkins County Motorcycle Rider Hits Triple-Digit Speed in Chase
  • Retired Ohio Teacher Charged in SW Virginia For Soliciting a Child Over the Internet
  • New Licensing Law Will Have Bristol Motor Speedway, Dragway Getting Operating License in Blountville
  • Blountville Man Indicted for Sexually Abusing a Dog
  • Hawkins County Man Arrested For Attempted Bank Robbery



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