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Highway safety better over holiday

Virginia’s highways proved to be considerably safer over the 2010 Labor Day weekend than in 2009. Last year over the holiday weekend 14 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in Virginia. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, through midnight Monday, Sept. 6, preliminary reports indicate eight people died in six traffic crashes statewide. Troopers responded to a total of 378 traffic crashes; 141 fewer than the 2009 Labor Day holiday weekend.

South Boston police chief details numbers of arrests

Officers with the South Boston Police Department arrested 570 people on various charges during 2009, with the largest number of suspects — 87 — charged with drunkenness. The next largest category of arrests was for simple assault (84), followed by shoplifting (66). Police also arrested 44 suspects on larceny counts and 17 on burglary counts.

Two crashes in Virgilina investigated

Firing into apartment leads to arrest

A 30-year-old Scottsburg man has been arrested and charged with breaking and entering, felony child endangerment and assault of a family member.

Former county man dies in auto accident

A former Halifax County resident, 50 year old Gary Wayne Beard died Friday, Aug. 27 from injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident which occurred in Franklin County.

Letters with powder sent to office, found not hazardous

Virginia State Police are investigating the receipt Wednesday of two letters by the Public Defenders Office in Halifax that contained what authorities termed a “suspicious substance.”

Suspicious letters sent to Public Defenders office

Virginia State Police are investigating the receipt Wednesday of two letters by the Public Defenders Office in Halifax that contained what authorities termed a "suspicious substance."

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