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)

Monday, November 30, 2015

  • Bristol Man Facing Drug Charges
  • Former Bristol, TN Head Shop, Adult Video Store Owner Gets Two Years in Prison
  • No Motion to Remove Judge for BVU Pomrenke Trial
  • Four Including Ringleader Sentenced to Prison for Abingdon Based Meth Conspiracy
  • Man Previously Cited for Fighting with Kingsport Police Arrested Again
  • National Weather Service Data Shows Possible Rise in Clinch, Holston Rivers With Approaching Rainfall
  • TVA Finalyzing Environment Assessment on Boone Dam Repairs Plan
  • Kilgore to Seek Thomas Jefferson Scenic Byway at General Assembly
  • Jurors Resume Deliberations in Mine Disaster Trial
  • Police: Man Lied in Hawkins County Domestic Case
  • TN Forestry Officials Claim Arson Charred Over 40 Acres
  • VDOT Begins Bridge Replacement Project in Russell County
  • National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch Through Wednesday
  • Washington County, TN Crash Sends Two to Hospital
  • Local Jeopardy Contestant Defends Championship Tonight
  • Convicted Synthetic Drug Dealer to be Sentenced Today
  • 4 Face Sentencing Monday in Abingdon for Crystal Meth Ring
  • Another Protest Staged in Abingdon Against Development Near Creeper Trail

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