UPDATE: Lynchburg DES reports the issue with wireless carriers not being able to get through to 911 has been resolved.
EARLIER: From the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services: If you are a Verizon Wireless or US Cellular customer, you may have problems contacting the City of Lynchburg’s Emergency 9-1-1 services. According to Emergency Services Director Melissa Foster, they have been made aware that customers of these two wireless companies have been experiencing difficulty contacting 9-1-1. “We have contacted the carriers and made them aware of the situation and are hoping they will have the issue resolved as soon as possible,” said Foster. In the interim, anyone who needs emergency assistance and is not able to contact Emergency Services using 9-1-1 should call the non-emergency number at (434) 847-1602.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Two former Virginia Tech students have been indicted in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl. Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said a grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers, who authorities say plotted to kidnap and murder Nicole Lovell last January. Eisenhauer was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and hiding the body. Keepers was charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. Trial dates were set Tuesday in both cases for March 2017. Pettitt says Eisenhauer and Keepers both face up to life in prison. Prosecutors haven’t discussed a possible motive.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Tim Kaine’s wife has resigned as Virginia’s Secretary of Education. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Tuesday that Roanoke native Anne Holton stepped down from the cabinet-level post because her husband had been picked to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. McAuliffe said Holton’s resignation was effective Monday. Holton is the daughter of former Gov. Linwood Holton and is a longtime child advocate and former Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge. Prior to joining the McAuliffe administration, Holton directed a Virginia Community College System initiative that helps young people who are aging out of foster care continue their education. She and Kaine met at Harvard Law School and have three children. McAuliffe announced Holton’s replacement is Dietra Trent, a former deputy secretary of education.
From the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: The Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying 2 males involved in a shoplifting incident at the Madison Heights ABC store in June 2016. They may reside or hang out in the Wright Shop Rd area of Madison Heights. If you can help with the identification of these individuals please contact us by Facebook Messenger or the Sheriff’s Office at 434-946-9300. You can let the dispatcher know you want to remain anonymous.