A Franklin County family is trying to bring new life to a nearly 2 year old missing persons case. Christopher Douthat vanished in October 2013, but family, friends and investigators are still looking for new clues.
The Rescue Mission of Roanoke is hosting the event from 3-6 p.m. August 9. Event organizers believe donations are down this year because this year’s event falls on the same weekend as the Virginia tax-free weekend.
A misunderstanding of school policy is causing an uproar in Grayson County. Some school staff recently let go from their positions say they can't apply for work again in the school system. Others who understand the police says it needs clarification.
Virginia State Police Special Agent Mark Scarce says they are seeing more situations where people are crushing up pills and shooting them like heroin. Scarce says every day, police are responding to cases involving the abuse of prescription narcotics.