From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: On Saturday, 10/3/2015, Investigators with the Bedford Co Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Interdiction Unit obtained a search warrant for 1012 Miller Hollow Rd, Goodview, VA, based on information that Investigators obtained in reference to the occupants possessing and distributing heroin from their home. Upon execution of the Search Warrant, Piotr (Peter) Pawel Korczynski (35 yoa) and his wife, Jessica Korczynski (32 yoa) and juvenile child, 6 years of age, were found in the home.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he is incentivizing Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site. Multiple media outlets report that Deschutes is looking at different places on the East Coast to house its first area location. The Daily Progress of Charlottesville reports that McAuliffe visited the brewery in mid-September to help entice the brewery to break ground in the commonwealth. McAuliffe says he is under a non-disclosure agreement and could not say much about Deschutes and its interest in Virginia, but that they are deciding between Virginia and another state. Deschutes CEO Michael LaLonde says nothing has been ruled out and that they will make a decision by the end of the year.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ A Roanoke County woman has been sentenced to an additional six years and two months in prison for driving drunk in violation of her probation that stemmed from a fatal construction zone crash in 2008. Media outlets report 49-year-old Tracie Nininger’s suspended sentence in the 2008 case was revoked for her guilty plea to driving drunk last year in Roanoke. A judge imposed the new sentence Monday. Nininger was convicted in the 2008 crash that killed 46-year-old construction worker Richard Slone. She served two-and-a-half years in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated involuntary manslaughter. She previously was sentenced to five years in prison in the 2014 case.
From Virginia State Police: Virginia State Trooper J. B. Cline is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County. The crash occurred at 10:44 pm on October 3, 2015 at the 136.1 mile marker on the northbound side of Interstate 81, one mile south of Route 619. A 2003 Ford Explorer was traveling north on Interstate 81 when the vehicle lost control, ran off the left side of the roadway into the median, struck an embankment and overturned. The 2003 Ford Explorer was driven by Natalie Danielle Boatman, 23, of Christiansburg, Va. There were four passengers in the Explorer; Jessica Dawn Ratcliffe, 26, Jason Andrew Bain, 29, Ashleigh Hope Denham, 25 and Crystal Lynn Loftis, 30. The driver and the four passengers were transported from the scene to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Crystal Lynn Loftis later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital from her injuries. The driver, Natalie Boatman and the front seat passenger, Ashleigh Denham, were wearing their seatbelts. The three passengers in the rear were unrestrained.
The region can now begin drying out after a week and a half of almost steady rains — with some astonishing totals of up to 24 inches. The National Weather Service is reporting rainfall amounts for the 11-day period through yesterday, and they include:
Roanoke Airport: 7.89″
Cave Spring: 13.26″
Rocky Mount: 12.55″
Mabry Mill, Floyd County: 24.11″
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UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal — with no written explanation. It was among a list of hundreds of cases that were similarly rejected.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ The U.S. Supreme Court is due to decide whether to hear the case of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. The Daily Progress of Charlottesville reports (http://bit.ly/1LdlZMz ) that the Supreme Court will review a petition Monday that defense attorneys for 27-year-old George Huguely V filed in June. Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is serving a 23-year sentence in Virginia. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love in 2010. Love, from suburban Baltimore, was a member of the women’s lacrosse team at U.Va. The petition says Huguely was denied counsel when one of his attorneys fell ill during his trial and the judge agreed to proceed despite his objections. The Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed Huguely’s conviction in 2014.