Police in parts of Virginia and across the country are dealing with a rash of “creepy clown” calls. A Radford University criminal justice professor says dressing up as a clown isn’t illegal, but police have an obligation to follow up on such calls, because some of the activities associated with this may be criminal. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Former Virginia Senator John Warner — a Republican — is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton. He announced his endorsement yesterday in northern Virginia. Our political analyst says most endorsements have minor impacts, but some have the potential to hold greater importance. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Two new statewide polls — both released yesterday — show Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump cut by about a half in the last month. The Quinnipiac and Roanoke College polls find a Clinton lead of six to seven percentage points in our state. The polling suggests Donald Trump still faces some challenges — and opportunities — in his efforts to even the race in Virginia, as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports.
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Two Amherst men are charged for allegedly growing marijuana. The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office says deputies located about 35 marijuana plants earlier this month along Scotts Branch Road. 43-year-old John Maddox is charged in connection with that find. And on Tuesday of this week, 52-year-old Jeffery Bryant was arrested on similar charges after officials discovered 23 plants growing near Dug’s Hill Road. The sheriff’s office says the street value for both finds is close to $70,000.
(Continue reading for the sheriff’s office news release.)
Four people are charged with an armed robbery at an Amherst County home. The sheriff’s office says the call came in around 4:30 am last Friday to the home along US 60 about five miles east of Amherst. Two men and two women faces various counts; officials say all have prior felony records. The investigation led to unrelated charges against two others.
Lynchburg Police say gunfire from a car struck four people early Sunday morning along the 400 block of Rivermont Avenue, leaving one person dead and three others wounded, one of them critically. Police say it happened shortly after 2:00 am near the Ellington Building, the gunshots fired from a dark-colored four-door sedan. 21-year-old Shawn Johnson Jr. was pronounced dead at Lynchburg General Hospital. Officials say 30-year-old Kevin Foxx is in critical condition there and 28-year-old Jamall Randolph and 25-year-old Angelena Garland are hospitalized with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Kroger has brought its on-line shopping service to Lynchburg. The grocery chain unveiled its “Clicklist” today at the Timberlake Road store. It lets you order on line and pick up your order, delivered to your car, at the time you choose. George Anderson is Kroger’s E-Commerce Manager for this region, and he tells Reporter Andre Whitehead the Timberlake store was a good place to start here in Lynchburg because it was expanded in 2013.
Anderson says the Clicklist service answers a growing customer demand for on-line shopping, and in return, it helps develop more Kroger customer loyalty.
Click here for Kroger’s Clicklist web site