WSWV News Archive

Former Lee County school official arrested on child porn charges

A retired Lee County educator was arrested Tuesday night in a case involving child porn. Robert Edward Widener, Jr., 60, of Ben Hur, Va., is charged with 20 counts of using a communications device to possess child pornography and 20 counts of solicitation of the production of child porn, according to the Lee County Court […]

AIMS TV show to feature Lee County

A new season of the Destination America show Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) will begin on Saturday. This season will include a trip to Lee County to search for supernatural forces. The show will air on Saturday, April 22 at 10 p.m. on Destination America.

LCSO March Activity Report

Total calls received by Lee County Dispatch Office 5,265. Total calls received, deputies responded to 990. There were 465 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 205 rescue squad calls and […]

Route 58 bridge repairs

Repairs to the Route 58 bridge over Town Branch in the Jonesville area of Lee County are underway and have restricted east and westbound traffic to one 12-foot-wide lane controlled by traffic signals. Motorists should use caution in the area and wide loads over 12 feet should plan alternate routes while repairs are underway. (Completion: […]

Human remains found in trailer on Reed Patch Road

An investigation is underway by Virginia State Police after human remains were found inside an abandoned, single-wide trailer on Reed Patch Road in Jonesville. The remains were found on March 26 and have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination, autopsy and positive identification. Foul play does not appear […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE March 23, 2017 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 03/13/2017 through 03/19/2017. … Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,502 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 299 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this […]

Two USP Lee inmates receive additional prison time

Two inmates at USP Lee have received additional prison time after being found in possession of prohibited objects inside the prison. Stanely Curtis Gillom, 31, previously pled guilty to one count of being an inmate of a federal prison in possesssion of a prohibited object, specifically marijuana. Gillom received 36 months of additional time for […]

Felons petitioning to restore gun rights after McAuliffe restores voting rights

Felons in Wise County are petitioning to get their gun rights back. Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp said when Governor Terry McAuliffe's move to restore thousands of felon’s voting rights opened a legal pathway for felon’s gun rights to be restored. Two cases are now moving through the Circuit Court of Wise County. Both individual petitioners are […]

McAuliffe vetoes religious freedom bill

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has now vetoed a record-setting 91 bills. His latest veto was on a bill carried by Senator Bill Carrico that would have shielded those whose refused to perform same sex marriage ceremonies or allow clerks to deny licenses. McAuliffe said the legislation prefers one religious viewpoint over all others and would effectively legalize […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE March 23, 2017 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 03/13/2017 through 03/19/2017. … Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,502 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 299 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this […]