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Rocky Mount Police Dept. Gets $2000 Donation

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

donation2ROCKY MOUNT - The Rocky Mount Police Department got a $2000 boost thanks to a donation from Nelson Auto last week. The money will be spent on community policing.

"That work lets us help businesses focus better on crime prevention, making the job easier for patrol officers and investigators who can then focus more on street patrols and getting more tips about criminal activity rather than spending time on property crimes," said Chief Ken Criner.

 

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SML Runway Crash May Not Have Been Pilot's First, Records Show

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

58e94478dc263.imageMONETA - State Police say a Culpeper man flying a North American T-6 airplane was not injured when the aircraft he was trying to land ran off the runway, hitting a group of trees Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. at the Smith Mountain Lake Airport on Cutlass Road in Moneta.

Daniel Allen Haug of Culpeper, Virginia was flying the plane, state police say.

Cable 12 found records that show another plane crash involving a similar type and yellow color plane flown by a Daniel Allen Haug of Culpeper from April of 2017. In the 2017 crash, Haug was also trying to land - this time at Culpeper Regional Airport when the plane ran off of the runway and turned over, according to a 2017 Virginia State Police news release (see photo). 

In the 2017 crash, Haug, then 56, and his passenger, John Reed Reavis, Jr., 74 at the time, were both hurt. Haug was taken to Culpeper Hospital and Reavis had to be flown by helicoptor to INOVA Fairfax Hospital, according to the 2017 news release.

 

 

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Update: 2-Year-Old's Body Found in Smith Mountain Lake

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Screenshot 20180705-134514 FacebookUPDATE: 1:45 P.M. - Officials say the boy's body was found in the lake a short time ago.

 

HUDDLESTON - The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says a group of people from Texas renting a house at Smith Mountain Lake called 9-1-1 this morning to report a missing 2-year-old boy. The group is renting a house on Rosewood Lane in Huddleston. 

The child has long brown hair, blue eyes and is wearing dinosaur pajama pants and a yellow PJ shirt, the sheriff's department says. He was last seen around 6 a.m.