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The Last 30 Stories Posted
  • Go Online…On The Bus
    County officials announce free public Wi-Fi is now available…onboard The Kaua‘i Bus. Most of the fleet of jitneys already have the gear onboard, now. The rest of the fleet, they say, will be fitted with wi-fi by year’s end. When you see that wi-fi sticker on the passenger door of the bus…just go to kauaibus […]
  • Great Time For A Swim
    The Waimea swimming pool is back open…repairs have been completed, officials say. Here’s the schedule…Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m….then Wed thru Fri, 7:30 to 3:45. And on Saturdays?…9:30 to 4:30.
  • Ricketson Faces Charges
    A family argument leaves two people dead in Washington County, Virginia. Albert Ricketson, 29, of Abingdon, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and weapons charges. Officials say Misty Bishop and Trevor Sweat, of Bristol, Tennessee, both died of gunshot wounds at a home on Peaceful Valley Road, between Abingdon and Bristol. Apparently, Ricketson […]
  • Prosecutors Mull Sentencing For Boswell
    Sullivan County prosecutors are considering an enhanced sentence, including the possibility of the death penalty, for an area woman, charged with murder in the death of her daughter. During an arraignment hearing in Blountville, court officials confirmed no decision has been made on which sentence will be sought for Megan Boswell, who has plead not […]
  • Two Interim Principals In SC
    Two Sullivan County schools in the Kingsport area have new interim principals. District officials announce Jennifer Wilburn will serve at Sullivan North Middle and High School. She replaces Josh Davis, who was selected earlier this year as principal for the new West Ridge High, set to open in August 2021. Also, Greg Harvey, the retired […]
  • Person Rescued In Area Fire
    In Kingsport…crews are dispatched to a house fire on Fort Robinson Drive. When they got to the location the house was fully involved…with somebody still inside. They got the resident out of harm, and to the hospital…no word on the extent of the injuries. It didn’t take long after that to extinguish the flames. State […]
  • Light Bill Due Dates Pushed Back
    The state Public Utilities Commission orders the continued suspension of service disconnections for Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative members…coronavirus. The suspension applies to both residential and commercial customers through the end of the year. KIUC members are reminded that bill payments have not been waived, and past-due amounts will grow over time if no payments are […]
  • A Time For New Business On The Island
    Here, on the island…a new business pilot program is looking for those who want to apply for a cohort business project. It is managed by a Northshore business and instructed by a college professor. The program has teamed with an area credit union, to help boost the agricultural economy and food and beverage industry on […]
  • Ballard Faces Charges
    TBI agents arrest a Kingsport man, accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in Lake County, this week. Investigators tell reporters the suspect has been identified as Jordan Ballard…now charged with one count of kidnapping…aggravated rape…assault, and interfering with officers. Ballard has been booked into the Lake County Jail
  • Early Release…Coronavirus.
    The Hawai‘i Supreme Court issues a list, naming 10 Kaua’i County Community Correctional Center inmates released…coronavirus. The court agrees to the order for the release of inmates serving sentences of 18 months or less…as a condition of a felony deferral or probation, or pretrial detainees charged with a felony…all in an effort to keep exposure […]
  • Movie theater reopens with “safe cinema”
    Park Place Cinema has reopened. The movie theater shut down in July because of COVID-19 and a lack of new movies. The theater says it’s implementing a program called “cinema safe,” that will block off every other row and requires customers to have three seats in between groups. Face masks are also required.
  • Nitro City Hall closed after employee tests positive
    Nitro City Hall is closed to the public after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The facility will be closed to the public Monday and Tuesday. A limited staff will be working in the building, and will provide assistance over the phone.
  • Jackson County funeral linked to COVID-19 outbreak
    A COVID-19 outbreak linked to a funeral in Jackson County is prompting two days of testing. At least fourteen people have tested positive. A testing event will be held today at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, and again next week.
  • Mingo Central High School putting football practice on hold
    Football practice at Mingo Central High School is being put on a hold after the team was exposed to a person identified as a probable COVID-19 case. Officials say the risk of exposure is low, but they’re canceling practice as a precaution.
  • 200 New COVID-19 cases in WV
    There are nearly two-hundred new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia, bumping Kanawha and Mingo counties from yellow to orange on the state’s advisory map. Two more people in Kanawha County, three people in Logan County, have died from the virus. The state’s positive test rate is over three-percent.
  • Boil Order Ends In Whitehall
    After being hit with severe storms and flooding, Washington County has canceled the State of Emergency and lifted the boil water advisory, declared for the Village of Whitehall. During Monday’s storm that flooded village hall and damaged school buildings and homes, a falling tree hit a main feeder line for the village’s water system and […]
  • Mann Case Update
    In Clifton Park…new details in the MyPayrollHR scandal. The New York Attorney General says former CEO, Michael Mann, laundered more than $1 billion dollars in stolen funds from employers, employees and financing companies…all this, between 2016 and 2019. Mann was convicted earlier this week and faces up to 24 years in state prison. He has […]
  • Big Damage At Area School
    The high school in Whitehall will be closed for at least a couple of months, as officials try to figure out how to pay for repairs…that will cost millions of dollars. Water poured in at the elementary school Monday night, but it was the high school that got the worst of it. Officials say sewage […]
  • Funds For The Front Line
    NYRA and the city of Saratoga Springs present a $20,000 donation to several non-profits on Friday. Officials tell reporters the money was raised through the sale of Saratoga Race Course face masks. It included $5,000 each for AIM Services, the Franklin Community Center, and Shelters of Saratoga. All of those organizations provide food, shelter, and […]
  • Big Mess In Whitehall
    In Whitehall…the high school will be closed for at least a couple of months, as officials try to figure out how to pay for repairs…that will cost millions of dollars. Water poured in at the elementary school Monday night, but it was the high school that got the worst of it. Officials say sewage water […]
  • Covid In AC…Now.
    Albany County health officials report 10 new cases of coronavirus…following 15 on Thursday and an additional 16, on Wednesday. County Health Commissioner, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen says it’s not related to college students returning to campus. Instead, it’s a case of fatigue about taking precautions against the virus. Dr. Whalen reminds everyone to mask up, keep […]
  • Group Wants Doctor Out Of His Office
    Protestors gather outside an Albany doctor’s office, on Lark Street. This, as Dr. Victor Tulchinsky, a family medicine specialist, is charged with forcibly touching a patient Wednesday. They are upset he was back in his office on Thursday, accepting and treating new patients. Protestors want to see his license suspended, until he’s proven innocent or […]
  • Funds For The Front Line
    NYRA and the city of Saratoga Springs present a $20,000 donation to several non-profits on Friday. Officials tell reporters the money was raised through the sale of Saratoga Race Course face masks. It included $5,000 each for AIM Services, the Franklin Community Center, and Shelters of Saratoga. All of those organizations provide food, shelter, and […]
  • New Meal Program In Estill
    Estill County Schools has launched a new meal service program to deliver meals to students using the district’s bus routes. Breakfast and lunch are prepared and packaged by cafeteria workers in the morning. Transportation workers then load up the number of meals they need to service every child on their route. More than 9,000 meals […]
  • Mountain Pkwy Project Update
    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet geotechnical experts share their goal to have repairs on the Mountain Parkway to be completed and fully reopened by mid-fall. After evaluating the location and developing plans for repairing the roadway, bids will be taken for the repair work. The westbound lanes were closed on July 22 after a sinkhole developed beneath […]
  • KY Help Is In LA
    Hurricane Laura has left swath of devastation across Louisiana…and help is on the way. Utility crews from Kentucky have been deployed to help with restoration efforts. Kentucky Utilities officials tell reporters 208 employees and contractors from KU and LG&E are doing everything from line repairs to fixing broken power poles, clearing trees and more, to […]
  • Adams Clarifies Things On The Hill
    Shortly into his testimony before Congress, Kentucky Secretary of State, Michael Adams reminds members of the Committee on Homeland Security that just a few months ago, unfair accusations were made about Kentucky’s Primary. He pointed out opponents in Hollywood, New York…and in Congress…predicted bad things would happen…coronavirus. He reminded lawmakers…many voting experts across the country […]
  • Lyon County added to state’s ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 transmission list
    Lyon County makes a list no one wants to be on…they’re now considered “high-risk” when it comes to COVID-19 transmission. The state’s two largest counties Washoe and Clark remain on the list while Humboldt County dropped off. If Lyon County remains on the list for a second straight week, county officials will have to submit […]
  • 600 students in 10 schools are home after possible COVID exposure
    Six-hundred students in Washoe County School District currently couldn’t take in-person classes if they wanted to — they’re participating in distance learning after possible exposure to COVID-19. The cases are tied to 10 different schools.
  • Washoe County adds 3 COVID-19 deaths for a total of 136
    Washoe County’s death toll from COVID-19 didn’t hold steady for the week. We added three deaths, including a man in his 70s with no underlying health conditions, and two men–one in his 50s and one in his 70s–both with underlying conditions. The death toll now stands 136. The county added 73 new cases and 45 […]