A Staunton River High School student faces a disorderly conduct charge for a Facebook post officials say he made as the school was sending off its football team for tomorrow’s state championship game. The Bedford County Sheriff’s office says 18-year-old Joshua Amos posted a message saying “He’s got a gun” on the school system’s Facebook page. Officials say no one had a gun at the school and no one was ever in any danger.
(Continue reading for the full Bedford County Sheriff’s office news release.)
75 years after Pearl Harbor, local historian says it was a day that changed the U.S. and the world ever since
This is the 75th anniversary of the day that profoundly changed the United States and the world — the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. At the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, educators say many people wondered at the time if our country had the resolve and ability to successfully meet the challenges and sacrifices needed to prevail. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
The Virginia Lottery encourages the purchase of its scratcher game tickets as Christmas gifts — especially as stocking stuffers — but lottery officials say it is illegal to give them to minors. And as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, don’t count on getting any share if you give away a big winning tickets:
Liberty University has hired former Baylor University Athletic Director Ian McCaw to direct Liberty’s athletics program. McCaw helped lead Baylor to national prominence in several major college sports — but he also left the university amid a scandal involving student-athletes. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the holiday season is prime time for criminals and scammers — one reason his office has revamped its Consumer Protection Section. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones.
Click here for the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection website.