Virginia State Police http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Virginia Gun Sales Hit Record High on Black Friday http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginia-gun-sales-hit-record-high-black-friday <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is on pace to break its annual gun sales record following record transactions on Black Friday.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/1hxsNWT">Richmond Times-Dispatch</a> says Virginia State Police statistics show 3,902 gun transactions in the state on Black Friday. That broke the previous record of 3,856 transactions on the same day in 2012.</p><p>As of Monday, gun transactions totaled 431,693. The record is 432,387 set in 2012.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:27:18 +0000 Don Rush 45716 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginia Gun Sales Hit Record High on Black Friday Charles Smith: Set Accomack County Fires for Love http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/charles-smith-set-accomack-county-fires-love <p>Charles Smith says he set the fires in a series of arsons in Accomack County from November of last year to April of this year out of love for his fiancé.</p><p>Smith and Tonya Bundick were arrested April 2<sup>nd</sup> .</p><p>Since then Smith has pleaded guilty to 67 arson counts and one count of conspiracy to commit arson.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:36:53 +0000 Don Rush 44290 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Charles Smith: Set Accomack County Fires for Love Another Fire in Accomack County (Update) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/another-fire-accomack-county-update-0 <p></p><p>Virginia State Police are investigating another fire in Accomack County. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It occurred last night at 9:15 pm when emergency workers responded to a blaze at the intersection of Drummondtown Road and Folly Farm Road near the town of Accomac.</p><p>Authorities say the fire took out an abandoned two-story wooden structure that was located off the roadway in the woods.</p><p>No injuries were reported.</p><p>WBOC reports that officials have not yet confirmed if this fire is part of a series of more than 70 arsons since mid-November.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:44:27 +0000 Don Rush 31706 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Another Fire in Accomack County (Update) Fire Over the Weekend in Accomack County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/fire-over-weekend-accomack-county <p></p><p>There was another fire in Accomack County.</p><p>Virginia State Police said units responded to a blaze early Sunday morning at 1 a.m. at a single structure on Bullbegger Road in Withams.</p><p>Police say the building was not occupied and there were no injuries.</p><p>So far, police say they do not know if it is related to the recent series of more than 70 arson fires since last November on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:46:01 +0000 Don Rush 31303 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Fire Over the Weekend in Accomack County Community Aids Firefighters in Accomack County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/community-aids-firefighters-accomack-county <p></p><p>The firefighters struggling with more than 70 arson fires in Accomack County are getting some help from community groups and even those outside the state.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that local residents have stepped up by gathering items that fire companies need to restock their rehab unit as they&nbsp; find their resources strained by the string of blazes.</p><p>The offering range from things like hot chocolate and water to sports drinks and snacks that are coming through local businesses across the Eastern Shore.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:31:38 +0000 Don Rush 31050 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Community Aids Firefighters in Accomack County Weekend Brushfire in Accomack County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/weekend-brushfire-accomack-county <p></p><p>Virginia State Police are looking into whether a brush fire in Parksley early Saturday morning is connected to the recent spate of arsons that have hit Virginia’s Eastern Shore.</p><p>They say the blaze on Dennis Drive and County appears to be the result of arson.</p><p>Police are urging the public to come forward with any leads on the fires with a $25-thousand reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:05:21 +0000 Don Rush 30899 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Weekend Brushfire in Accomack County Fire Reported in Accomack County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/fire-reported-accomack-county <p></p><p>Another fire in Accomack County.</p><p>This time Virginia State Police say it occurred around 10 pm last night at the intersection of Paige Fisher Road and Nocks Landing Road in Oak Hall.</p><p>Police say they suspect arson caused the blaze, if so it would be the 65th such fire in the region since last November.</p><p>Authorities have set up checkpoints and are handing out flyers with information about a tip line and the $25-thosuand reward leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the arsons.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:09:35 +0000 Don Rush 30579 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Fire Reported in Accomack County Virginia State Police Set Up Check Point in Accomack Arson Fires http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginia-state-police-set-check-point-accomack-arson-fires <p></p><p>The Virginia State Police have set up a checkpoint in Accomack County hoping to catch those responsible for 64 arson fires in the region.</p><p>On Saturday the police say that they had divided the county in half creating only one way in and out.</p><p>Officers are handing out flyers with the tip hotline and an explanation of the reward for those who help lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.</p><p>There have been no arson fires since the stepped up surveillance.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:12:33 +0000 Don Rush 30509 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginia State Police Set Up Check Point in Accomack Arson Fires New Blaze in Accomack County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-blaze-accomack-county <p></p><p>In Accomack County another fire broke out.</p><p>Just after 9 p.m. last night firefighters were on the scene of an abandoned building fire&nbsp;at the intersection of Saxis and Wessells Farm Roads in Temperanceville.</p><p>WBOC reports that when fire companies arrived on the scene the building was fully engulfed in flames.</p><p>It is still under investigation by Virginia State Police, and has not yet been confirmed as arson.</p><p>There have been upwards of 50 arson fires set in Accomack County since November of last year.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:43:57 +0000 Don Rush 29787 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New Blaze in Accomack County Another Fire in Accomack County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/another-fire-accomack-county-0 <p></p><p>HALLWOOD, Va. (AP) - The authorities are investigating another fire on Virginia's Eastern Shore.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/VVl9fZ">Virginian Pilot</a> reports that the fire was reported Thursday night in Hallwood. No one was injured in the structure fire, which was described as minor.</p><p>Investigators have not said whether the fire is linked to the nearly 50 that have been set since November.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:29:28 +0000 Don Rush 29251 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Another Fire in Accomack County Two More Fires in Accomack http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/two-more-fires-accomack <P>There were two more fires in Accomack County.</P> <P>The blazes by an apparent arsonist resurfaced Sunday night after being quiet for several weeks.</P> <P>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that authorities were called to a fire at a storage shed in Nelsonia and brush and a tire pile fire at F&amp;G Automotive on coastal Boulevard in Onley.</P> <P>Virginia State Police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya said these fires have been included in the investigation into a string of more than 40 arson fires that started November 12<SUP>th</SUP> at an abandoned house.</P> <P>Until Sunday the last arson Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:15:18 +0000 Don Rush 27851 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Thanksgiving Weekend Takes Toll on Highways http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/thanksgiving-weekend-takes-toll-highways <P>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say 13 people were killed on Virginia's roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.</P> <P>That's an increase over the past two years, when 11 died in 2011 and 10 in 2010.</P> <P>The holiday ran from Wednesday through Sunday.</P> <P>Three of those killed were pedestrians, while one was on a motorcycle. A crash in Fairfax County killed two. It was the only fatal crash on an interstate.</P> <P>State police say alcohol was a factor in at least three of the crashes. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:13:25 +0000 Don Rush 25207 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Thanksgiving Weekend Takes Toll on Highways