From Lynchburg Police: On October 23rd, 2016 at approximately 07:41 Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Food Zone located at 1221 Rivermont Ave. An employee and witness reported that an unknown subject entered the business and demanded money.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Jurors are heading back to court for the second week of the defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its 2014 story about a rape at the University of Virginia.University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo is seeking $7.8 million from the magazine over its portrayal of her in Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article “A Rape on Campus.”The story told the harrowing account of a woman identified only as “Jackie,” who claimed she was brutally gang raped by seven men. A police investigation later found no evidence to back up Jackie’s claims.Jurors are expected this week to watch a video of “Jackie’s” deposition, which was taken in April. The trial, which began last Monday, is expected to last 12 days.
The Virginia Department of Elections says more than 27,000 people registered to vote during a brief extension of the state’s voter-registration deadline.A federal judge granted the deadline’s extension Thursday after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton had ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday.Election officials said in a statement Saturday that as of the 11:59 p.m. deadline for online registration, 27,952 voter registration applications had been submitted since the court order. Officials said the final number of applications submitted during the window will be higher when in-person and mailed voter registration applications are processed in the coming days.Mailed voter registration applications had to be postmarked on or before Friday.
A traffic death in Amherst County earlier this month has led to an on-line petition to install a traffic light where a mother of three died. It’s the intersection of US 29 and State Route 151 where 47-year-old Cynthia Martin was killed after two vehicles collided there in late September. As of mid-afternoon Friday, almost 700 people had signed the petition. Click here to see the petition web site.
Appomattox High School football coach Doug Smith is currently the leading vote-getter in a national competition for most valuable coach. Smith was one of 50 coaches U.S. Cellular chose for the first round, and he and is now one of the 15 finalists. The two coaches receiving the most on-line votes will be honored lived on ESPN during the Under Armour All-America Game. Click here for a link to The U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach website.