ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — After a Virginia man was reported missing, then found hours later on the side of the road, he told police he was kidnapped, drugged and held against his will by members of a motorcycle gang. The FBI says he fabricated that story and several others so he could disappear and start a new life with his mistress.Larry Wayne Price Jr. was arrested last week and charged with lying to federal authorities. He was being held on a $500,000 bond. Price's lawyer, Justin Lugar of Roanoke, declined to comment.Prosecutors said after Price's wife reported him missing April 14, police in his hometown of Bluefield and the county sheriff's office launched a massive search that included the use of state police helicopters and dogs.Price, 38, was located that night by a driver who noticed him on the side of the road on Route 61 near Gratton, Virginia.An affidavit written by an FBI agent says that when Price was taken to a hospital, he told police he was kidnapped by two strangers, … [Read more...] about Virginia man charged with making up kidnapping story
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump spent an hour with Senate Republicans over lunch in the Capitol Tuesday, he talked about the party's legislative and foreign policy accomplishments as well as their future policy agenda. According to senators in the room, the president also spent a good chunk of time talking about the GOP's prospects in the midterm elections, with an almost singular focus on one state — West Virginia, where he predicted victory in November. For sure, Republicans have a good shot at winning back a Senate seat from Democrats in the state, but political handicappers think that Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana and maybe even Florida are as good or even better opportunities to gain seats. So why is Trump focused on West Virginia? “He’s popular there. That was the message,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said. Trump does … [Read more...] about Trump has his sights set on West Virginia for the fall
Sixty years is a long time to sing. The Virginia Beach Chorale has pulled it off, though, and invites you to celebrate with them Saturday.In 1958, five years before Virginia Beach joined with Princess Anne County to take its current form, about 50 men and women decided they wanted more than singing in the shower, or the car, or church choirs. They came together as the Virginia Beach Civic Chorus and gave their first performance in May 1959 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center – the Dome.Besides its own concerts, the chorale has performed at the Norfolk Azalea Festival, Sunrise Easter services at Fort Story, and at the first Neptune Festival.How has the group survived? One element is stable leadership.For its first 10 years, the group had two directors, Charles Daws and Charles Oliver, and it has had three directors since then: Walter Noona, Lou Sawyer and Don Krudop. The most populous city in the state has had skilled professionals willing to step up.Jeanette Winsor, … [Read more...] about Virginia Beach Chorale celebrates 60 years of making music
When Larry Price Jr.'s wife reported him missing in the early morning hours of April 18, the disappearance set off a massive search. Helicopters, canine teams and investigators at the state and federal level scoured the state of Virginia for Price, a 38-year-old Bluefield businessman with ties to the coal, restaurant and motorcycle industries.It didn't take long to find him. That same night, a driver spotted Price on the side of the road near Gratton, Virginia. When he was taken to the hospital and interviewed by a detective, Price told a terrifying tale of an abduction at gunpoint, according to an FBI affidavit. Two strangers, Price claimed, kidnapped him, held him against his will and stole his keys and 9mm pistol before tossing him out of a van and onto the street where he was found.FBI agents expressed skepticism, in part because there seemed to be nothing to corroborate the story.So they questioned him again. This time he came up with a new story, according to the affidavit. Price … [Read more...] about A Virginia man said a pagan biker gang kidnapped him. The FBI says his vanishing involved a mistress.
VIRGINIA BEACH Just before 8 a.m., a school bus carrying about 30 students from Shelton Park Elementary School was involved in a crash with two other vehicles, according to police and school officials.The bus involved was bus 190 and the school will contact parents, said Virginia Beach schools spokeswoman Eileen Cox.The crash was at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Shelton Road, said police spokeswoman Tonya Pierce. She did not have details on how the crash happened.Piece said seven students were complaining of injuries and at least one of the drivers was also injured.This is a developing story. Check back to PilotOnline.com throughout the day for updates. … [Read more...] about Virginia Beach school bus involved in crash, students injured