Ben Finley, Associated Press Updated 3:02 pm, Monday, May 14, 2018 Photo: Ben Finley, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Lorri Flythe holds a photo of her son Willie Marable outside their house in Portsmouth, Va., on Monday, May 14, 2018. Police said Marable was an armed home-invasion suspect who was shot and killed by an officer after he refused to surrender. Flythe said her son didn’t own a gun and would have had trouble shooting it because he had an impaired hand. The shooting remains under investigation. less Lorri Flythe holds a photo of her son Willie Marable outside their house in Portsmouth, Va., on Monday, May 14, 2018. Police said Marable was an armed home-invasion suspect who was shot and killed by an officer ... more Photo: Ben Finley, AP Police in Virginia fatally shoot suspect, 1 other in custody … [Read more...] about Police in Virginia fatally shoot suspect, 1 other in custody
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WASHINGTON — Police have found two Virginia children after an Amber Alert was issued earlier in the day. Hours earlier, authorities had asked for the public’s help in locating the two kids, whom they said were abducted by their mother early Monday in Roanoke. Bailey Crumbly, 5, and Gauge Clinton, 4, were “safely located” Monday afternoon, according to a tweet from Virginia State Police. Mother Camille Marie Crumbly, who is not allowed to have contact with her children, was taken into custody. Also believed to be with the children was Crumbly’s friend, Tineshia Monae Mack. #Virginia #AMBERAlert CANCELLED: 2 missing children safely located & Camille Crumbly taken into custody. TY for the RT of the original AMBER Alert message. @rpdsafercity pic.twitter.com/o6g3alUZsK — VA State Police (@VSPPIO) April 30, 2018 Authorities believed the four were traveling to Indiana in U-Haul pickup. Unrelated warrants had also been issued for both Crumbly … [Read more...] about 2 Va. children found, mother arrested after Amber Alert issued
WASHINGTON — A helipad at the Virginia State Police administrative headquarters in Chesterfield County now bears the name of one of its own officers. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined some 200 people Wednesday to dedicate the Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates Helipad. It was named in memory of Berke M.M. Bates. Bates and Lt. H. Jay Cullen were in a helicopter assisting law enforcement officers monitor the clashes in Charlottesville last August when they crashed. Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Gary T. Settle said in a statement that he hopes that the helipad will serve as a “lasting tribute to Berke’s incredible spirit and legacy.” Bates, 40, was born in Manassas, Virginia. He became a trooper-pilot with the state police in July 2017, a news release said. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. … [Read more...] about Va. State Police dedicate helipad to trooper killed in chopper crash during Charlottesville protest
WASHINGTON — A tow-truck driver was badly hurt after he was struck by a car that lost control on Interstate 395 early Monday in Alexandria, Virginia, but a good Samaritan helped get him to a hospital. Virginia State Police said the tow-truck driver was outside his truck trying to clear an accident scene when he was hit at around 4 a.m. near Seminary Road. A 2004 Honda Accord was traveling northbound when the driver lost control, investigators said. The car hit a concrete jersey wall, then crossed the interstate to the right shoulder of the road, striking the tow truck and its driver. The crash happened on a morning when heavy rains fell over much of the area, resulting in slick roads. The tow-truck driver works for Henry’s Wrecker Service in Falls Church. The towing company’s owner, Fred Scheler, said his employee’s leg was severed below the knee cap in the crash. The tow-truck driver remains in stable condition at the hospital, Scheler said. Scheler is also … [Read more...] about Man helps tow-truck driver seriously injured in Va. crash
By Dave Dildine | @DildineWTOP April 16, 2018 3:04 pm 04/16/2018 03:04pm Torrential downpours and flooding led to an extended closure of the Interstate 95 Express and Interstate 395 HOV lanes Monday morning. For a time, nearly 20 miles of the carpool facility was off-limits to morning commuters, backing up traffic on the mainline for miles. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Torrential downpours and flooding led to an extended closure of the Interstate 95 Express and Interstate 395 HOV lanes Monday morning. For a time, nearly 20 miles of the carpool facility was off-limits to morning commuters, backing up traffic on the mainline for miles. Over 2 inches of rain fell across portions of Arlington and Alexandria during the early morning hours. A deep pool of muddy water developed between the Duke Street and Seminary Road exits, forcing authorities to close the I-395 HOV lanes before dawn because of safety concerns. The high water formed between temporary concrete … [Read more...] about Extreme flooding affects commuters in DC, Va.