• Contraband prompts lockdown of Powhatan prison

    Powhatan Reception and Classification Center has been on lockdown for more than two weeks after law enforcement foiled an attempt to smuggle in contraband that included weapons and ammunition hidden inside a basketball.

  • State police: High-speed chase leads to fatal crash

    A trooper noticed the vehicle was driving 79 mph in a 35 mph zone in the Cumberland Courthouse area.

  • Police: Thieves steal 30 handguns from Virginia pawn shop

    POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — Police say thieves have stolen 30 handguns from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Virginia. Multiple news outlets report the break-in occurred early Monday morning at American Family Pawn & Guns…

  • Va. woman and family dog killed in DUI crash

    A Virginia woman and her family dog are dead
    following a car crash
    late Saturday night and another Virginia woman
    has been charged with driving under
    the influence.