Thursday, March 21, 2013

Saltville Man sentenced on Medicare fraud
Former President of Saltville, Virginia’s rescue squad will spend four years in prison and have to repay over 900-thousand-dollars in restitution. 60-year-old Eddie Wayne Louthian was found guilty of fraudulently billing Medicare by faking transport sheets and medical forms in order to get money. Medicare policies say a patient must be bed confined or in such a medical condition that an ambulance in necessary if the ambulance is making a non-emergency transport. The court also forfeited all bank accounts, cars, real estate, and an ambulance service as partial payment of restitution. A second person in the fraud case, Monica Hicks, was also charged in this scheme. (CC)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Huge Crowd Turns Out for Opening of The Pinnacle in Bristol
  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Flash Floods in Johnson City, other areas
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Bristol's "Pinnacle Development" Opening on I-81
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Uses Name "Pineapple Divine"
  • Organizers Prepare for Annual Asheville Topless Rally
  • Chafin Wins Puckett's Old Seat in Special Election
  • Woman Hits Two Others With Car After Johnson City Fight
  • Virginia Prepares for Same Sex Weddings
  • Smoke Shop Owner's Sentencing Hearing Delayed
  • No Kill Shelter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony Today
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Business Gets $25,000 Incentive to Expand in Downtown Bristol
  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Man After He Fled a Traffic Stop
  • Kingsport Man is Arrested After Cursing a Police Officer and Chasing Her Down
  • New Peoples Bank is Consolidating Four of Its Branches in VA and WV
  • Mother Pleads Guilty in Killing of 2 Year Old in Wise County



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