Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Higher Fines For Not Wearing Seat Belts Is Dead
A proposal to increase the fine for not wearing a seat belt has failed this session. Members of the House Transportation Committee voted 11-2 on Tuesday to defeat the measure. Earlier in the day, the companion bill passed the Senate Finance Committee 6-4. Currently the penalty for not wearing a seat belt is 10- dollars but the legislation would have bumped that fine to fifty. Sponsors say the measure is simply to encourage people to buckle up but critics say individuals shouldn't be penalized for choosing not to wear a seat belt. (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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