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)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Update on ETSU Meningitis Alert
  • Unicoi County Reaches Budget Breakthrough
  • Federal Warrant Leads to Meth Arrests in Bristol
  • Several Serious Injuries Reported in Kingsport Accident
  • ETSU Student Arrested for Shooting at a Johnson City Home
  • Man Arrested in Church Hill For Marijuana Possession and Stolen Car
  • A Hampton Man is Arrested in Johnson City for Selling Drugs
  • A Man is Arrested After JCPD Find Thousands of Pills Under Ex-Wife's Name
  • Kingsport Woman Arrested for Selling Drugs She Obtained From TennCare
  • SWVA Mother Pleads Guilty After Child Injests Meth
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop As We Approach Labor Day
  • Kingsport Authorities Investigate a Vehicle Burglary
  • Pretrial Diversion Granted for Hampton Teacher Accused of Theft
  • Sullivan County Considers Highway Dept. Settlement
  • Bacterial Meningitis Case Confirmed at ETSU
  • Bristol Virginia City Council Gives Final Approval to Tax Increase
  • Months after Police Kill Unarmed Bristol Man, Grand Jury Rules Killing was Justified
  • Bristol Woman Indicted for Embezzling from Elderly Woman
  • Erwin Man Murdered in Colorado
  • Planning Commissioner Speaks Out on Natural Gas Drilling Proposed in Washington County, Virginia
  • Police Seek Man Who Escapes in Gate City
  • Norton Man Involved in Shooting, Assault, Remains Critical
  • Johnson City Police Officer Accused of Assault; Remains on Duty
  • Man who Escaped in Handcuffs in Damascus Captured



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