WSWV News Archive

Wise man receives two and a half years prison for child abuse and other charges

A Wise, VA man was sentenced Tuesday morning in Wise County Circuit Court to two years and six months in prison. Christopher Todd Clark, 50, was sentenced on charges of felony child abuse, allowing a minor to drive, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a schedule IV drug, inhaling a noxious substance, public […]

Duffield inmate found after escaping custody

An inmate at the Duffield Regional Jail escaped custody on Monday after walking away from work release detail at a construction site in Big Stone Gap. Authorities asked for the public's assistance in fiding 38 year old Anthony Dean Craft. He was located and placed back in custody with additional escape charges on Tuesday.  

USP Lee inmated pleads guilty to assaulting CO

A federal inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Lee County has pleaded guilty to resisting and assaulting a corrections officer. Darren Wall, 24, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of forcibly assaulting and resisting an officer. The officer was injured in the incident. A sentencing hearing is set for July 6. Wall faces a […]

Jonesville PD arrest woman after firing a gun while in possession of drugs

Stars and Stripes Charity Run planned for 4th of July

Students taking SOLs will see shorter math and reading tests

Students taking their Standards of Learning (SOLs) this Spring will now see shorter reading and mathematics tests. In addition, a new version of the commonwealth’s test-delivery system is allowing students to take SOL tests on a wider array of devices, including iPads and Chromebooks. “This upgrade simplifies the logistics of SOL testing for many schools because […]

Lee Rescue Squad explains why patients cannot be transported to preferred hospitals

The Lee County Rescue Squard has released a statement after questions have been raised as to why they cannot transport patients to preferred hospitals. The statements clarified that in keeping in compliance with National EMS standards and as a result of the unfortunate situation of not having a hospital in our county, they must transport to […]

Drug Drop Boxes in Southwest Virginia

Man wanted in Wise County arrested in Florida

A  man who has been on run from Wise County authorities for nearly four years has been captured in Florida. Frankie John Smith, 61, was accused of firing a shotgun at a man in 2013. He was apprehended in Miami Thursday by the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service in conjunction with the […]

Sheriff’s Deputy arrests two after chase and avoiding being struck by car

A Wednesday afternoon pursuit in the Stickleyville section of Lee County has led to multiple charges against two individuals. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons reports that Deputy Roger Gates was traveling in Kane Gap when he observed two vehicles following each other and traveling at a very high reate of speed. Gates then turned on […]