WSWV News Archive

Virginia lawmaker wants designated school employees to carry handguns

Virginia Republican Del. Bob Marshall of Prince William County wants school boards in the state to designate employees who can carry concealed handguns on school property. The bill would require those who carry guns on school grounds to be trained and certified by either the state or the National Rifle Association. Some have argued that school shootings like the […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE January 12, 2016 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 01/02/2017 through 01/09/2017. … Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,485 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 290 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this […]

LCSO Warning about IRS Scam

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a phone scam in which you receive a phone call reporting tax fraud and misconduct on your taxes that you are hiding from the Federal Government. The Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens that this is an IRS scam and no personal information should be […]

School board elects Kidwell as Chairman

The Lee County School Board elected District 1 member Michael Kidwell to serve as chairman last week. District 5 representative Pam Fannon will serve as vice-chair. Superintendent Dr. Brian Austin said repairs had been made on all schools during the holidays. The board also approved the 2017-2018 school calendar. They'll meet again on February 9th […]

Lee County man receives 12 years for distributing meth

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE January 5, 2016 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 12/26/2016 through 01/01/2017. … Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,476 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 294 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this […]

LCSO 2016 Annual Activity Report

Total calls received by Lee County Dispatch Office 73,885. Total calls received, deputies responded to 10,880. There were 3,543 calls dispatched to the Fire Warden, Conservation Officer, V.D.O.T., Juvenile Services, Department of Social Services, Animal Control, State Police and the Towns of Jonesville and Pennington Gap Police Departments. There were 2,293 rescue squad calls and […]

LCSO December Activity Report

Total calls received by Lee County Dispatch Office 5,141. Total calls received, deputies responded to 825. There were 383 calls dispatched to the Fire Warden, Conservation Officer, V.D.O.T., Juvenile Services, Department of Social Services, Animal Control, State Police and the Towns of Jonesville and Pennington Gap Police Departments. There were 214 rescue squad calls and […]

Governor McAuliffe Proposes Criminal Justice Reforms for 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe has proposed a legislative package of commonsense reforms to Virginia’s criminal justice system for the 2017 General Assembly session. The package includes reforms aimed at better aligning Virginia’s justice system to keep people safe and connect punishments with the severity of crimes: preventing Virginians from having their driver license suspended due to the […]

WCSO looking for suspect in armed robbery

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance for any information they may have on the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at Mountain Top Deli on Coeburn Mountain Road in Wise on Tuesday. The crime occurred at approximately 10:00 pm and the subject fled on foot. Click here to view […]