Archives for July 2018

Daniel Boone Softball Headed to Little League World Series

A local softball team from Gray is headed to the pacific northwest and the Little League Softball World Series.

The Daniel Boone Little League Softball team beat a team from Rowan, NC yesterday to win the southeast regional title.

The group of 11 girls from Gray range in age from between 10 to 12 years old.

They will now head to Portland, Oregon for the world series starting a week from tomorrow.

Elderly Abingdon Woman Hit by Freight Train Dies

A woman who tried to beat a train through a crossing in Abingdon over the weekend has died.

Police say 76-year-old Ruth Ellen Horne of Abingdon died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Officials say Horne was driving her small Kia sedan through the intersection of Preston and Colonial Road when she went around the crossing arms and drove directly into the path of a Norfolk Southern freight train.

Kentucky Pharmacist Arrested, Has Ties to Wytheville ‘Pill Mill’

A Kentucky pharmacist is accused of making custom pills to supply to two pill mills in West Virginia and one in Virginia.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail cites court documents that say Karl O’Dell met with the managers of an unnamed pain clinic with locations is Charleston, Raleigh County and Wytheville, Virginia, in late 2013 or early 2014. O’Dell is the owner and operator of Boyd County Pharmacy in Ashland, Kentucky, which was licensed to compound pharmaceuticals.

The criminal complaint says the clinic’s patients were having problems getting prescriptions filled, as they weren’t written for actual medical purposes. O’Dell agreed to make oxycodone and hydrocodone pills if the physicians wrote prescriptions for amounts not typically available commercially.

O’Dell is charged with federal conspiracy, misrepresenting medications and interstate commerce violations.

Power Outage In BVA Solved

(BRISTOL, VA) — The power goes out in Bristol, Virginia…Jim O’Reilly…

BVU officials say a downed power line knocked out electricity for around 50 customers along Piedmont, Glenway, Lawrence and Prospect avenues. To ensure the safety of the repair crew, electricity to almost 800 had to be shut down for a time. The power has since been restored. No word on how the utility line failed.

Parts Of BVA Go Dark

(BRISTOL, VA) — The power goes out in Bristol, Virginia.

BVU officials say a downed power line knocked out electricity for around 50 customers along Piedmont, Glenway, Lawrence and Prospect avenues.

To ensure the safety of the repair crew, electricity to almost 800 had to be shut down for a time. The power has since been restored. No word on how the utility line failed.

Doctor Arrest On Sex Charges

(BRISTOL, VA) – A Bristol, Virginia doctor is accused of sexual abuse…Jim O’Reilly has more…

Dr. Shannon Finch was taken into custody at his office on Euclid Avenue. The charges are from a joint investigation between local officers and the Virginia Department of Health Professions. He faces sodomy and sexual battery charges. One of his patients is apparently the victim.

BVA Dr Arrested

(BRISTOL, VA) – A Bristol, Virginia doctor is accused of sexual abuse.

Dr. Shannon Finch was taken into custody at his office on Euclid Avenue. The charges are from a joint investigation between local officers and the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

He faces sodomy and sexual battery charges. One of his patients is apparently the victim.

Campaigning In TN Requires Deep Pockets

(NASHVILLE) — The price tag for the Tennessee governor’s race tops $51 million…Jim O’Reilly…

Adding activity from July 1 to 23, four Republicans have spent $45.7 million, infused $40.2 million of personal money and raised $13.2 million otherwise. For Democrats, ex-Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has outspent House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh $4.4 million to $984,800.

50m Plus Spent In TN Gubernatorial Race

(NASHVILLE) — The price tag for the Tennessee governor’s race tops $51 million.

Adding activity from July 1 to 23, four Republicans have spent $45.7 million, infused $40.2 million of personal money and raised $13.2 million otherwise.

For Democrats, ex-Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has outspent House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh $4.4 million to $984,800.

Ex Trump Aid Resisted At UVA

(CHARLOTTESVILLE) — A University of Virginia official is defending his decision to hire a departing member of President Trump’s administration as a senior fellow…Jim O’Reilly reports…

Miller Center CEO, William Antholis says he’s received significant backlash for hiring ex Trump legislative affairs director, Marc Short. A petition has circulated, opposed to Short’s appointment, by faculty and students still angry about the president’s response to last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, where a woman was killed.