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Grand Jury To Hear Case Of Man Vs. Cop

Apr 25, 2017 -- 9:17pm

A grand jury will hear the case of a man accused of trying to kill a Louisa County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Police say Kelly Clark crashed his vehicle on Louisa Road in December.

The responding deputy reports Clark ran into the woods when he arrived.

When the deputy located Clark, Clark allegedly charged the deputy and the two struggled, during which Clark was shot once.

The deputy was not injured in the incident.

The grand jury will hear the case May 8th.

Pedestrian Struck At Hydraulic/29 Awakes From Coma

Apr 25, 2017 -- 9:06pm

A Syrian refugee, who was struck by a car in February, has regained consciousness after nearly two months in a coma.

Feras Alseleh was hit on February 7th at the intersection of Hydraulic Road and Route 29 as he walked to catch an early morning bus to work at UVa.

Now, Alseleh recognizes his family and friends and is undergoing rehab at UVa.

Albemarle County is holding a public meeting at Jack Jouett Middle School April 26th from 6-8pm to discuss the issues at the intersection.

Possible TB Exposure At Richmond High School

Apr 25, 2017 -- 6:00pm

Image result for henrico high school  Over 100 kids at a high school in Virginia may have been exposed to an active case of tuberculosis disease.  The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that students at Douglas Freeman High School in Henrico County received a letter dated Monday explaining that the Henrico Health Department is coordinating evaluation and testing of the faculty, staff and students at the school.  TB is caused by a bacteria that attacks the lungs.  Symptoms may include a bad cough with blood, as well as chest pain, weakness, weight loss and a fever.

Health officials say people with TB infection are not contagious, only those with active TB disease can spread it to others.  And that can be done through a cough, talking or singing.

Attempted Killing Of Sherriff's Deputy Goes Forward

Apr 25, 2017 -- 5:54pm

  A judge in Today’s hearing says the case of a man accused of attempting to kill a sheriff's deputy has the merit to go forward to a grand jury.  NBC 29 reports that Kelly Clark Jr. appeared in Louisa County General District Court late Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing.  Clark is charged with the attempted capital murder of a police officer.  Authorities say Clark crashed his car in the 900 block of Louisa Road a little after 3 a.m. Monday, December 26. A sheriff's deputy caught up with Clark, who had walked away from the site of the crash.  Clark then told the officer that he was going to kill him, and he lunged for the deputy’s gun.  A struggle ensued and Clark was shot once.  The whole incident was recorded on the deputy's body camera. 


Multiple Job Fairs Are Coming

Apr 25, 2017 -- 5:37pm

Image result for job fair If you are looking for a job or how to come across in an interview, the Charlottesville Workforce Center has got you covered at the upcoming job fair.  This one will take place Wednesday at the Virginia Workforce Center on Hydraulic Road from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be an interview etiquette workshop at noon.  Up to 20 employers are expected, including Blue Ridge PACE, Lane Bryant, the University of Virginia, and Keswick Hall and Golf Club.  Can’t make it tomorrow, the Greater Charlottesville Area Community Job Fair is happing on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A variety of fields are schedule to be represented, including administrative, guest services, military outreach, security, retail, heavy equipment operations, IT and more.  Then on May 4, the Charlottesville Community Job Fair will take place at the John Paul Jones Arena from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More than 70 organizations are expected to have representatives at this fair.  And on May 12, about 15 employers are slated to attend the Greene County Job Fair in Stanardsville from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find the links for each job fair at http://www.vec.virginia.gov/node/4148




Prescription Drug Take Back Day Coming To Martha Jeff

Apr 25, 2017 -- 5:21pm

Image result for prescription drug take back day 2017  Time to go through your bedside table, medicine cabinet and where ever else you may store them, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29th.  This is your opportunity to turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal and you can do it this Saturday at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Simply come to the back of the hospital at the Patient Transport Area.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Americans turned in more unused prescription drugs last year than on any of the previous 10 events since the program began in 2010.  In 2016, Virginians turned in just over 31,000 pounds of drugs, ranking the Commonwealth fourth on the east coast.  Texas had the most returned drugs at nearly 80-thousand pounds.

The DEA says the majority of prescription drug abusers report in surveys that they get their drugs from friends and family.

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