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Health department investigates Smithfield Foods after worker contracts TB

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A Smithfield Foods employee contracted tuberculosis (TB).

Amal Patel, an Epidemiologist with the Western Tidewater Health District, confirmed the case of tuberculosis was identified and they were alerted during the first week of October. 332 more words


Jet leaves runway, crashes at Smithfield airport

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a small corporate jet left the runway and crashed after landing at North Central State Airport in Smithfield. 354 more words


Man electrocuted while working on power lines in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD, Va. – A man was electrocuted while working on power lines Monday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office said a man was working on power lines near the 16000 Block of Benns Church Blvd. 57 more words


Preparing to Vote

I love voting. There’s something about walking into a polling place and showing my voter registration card, reciting my name and address and then going into a private space to cast my vote that is life affirming. 655 more words

Smithfield man charged with killing 'confused' 80-year-old neighbor

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. — A 33-year-old Smithfield man was charged with killing his 80-year-old neighbor. Justin Keith Burch, of Water Oak Drive, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony voluntary manslaughter. 190 more words


Neighbors argue, fight and now an 80-year-old man is dead and a 33-year-old is in jail

SMITHFIELD, Va. – A man was arrested Wednesday after a verbal altercation ended in the death of his neighbor.

Isle of Wight County Deputies were called to the 14000 block of Water Oak Drive on August 31 on a report that a man was lying in the street. 283 more words