Lynchburg Police say nine people are now charged for a series of armed robberies in July, two of them on Euclid Avenue and one on Fillmore street. Two of holdups involved pizza delivery drivers and one was a woman whose car had become disabled. The suspects range in age from 12 to 24, and most of the suspects are minors.
(Continue reading for the full Lynchburg Police news release.)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state’s Supreme Court. McAuliffe’s announcement Monday came nearly a month after the court ruled that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must handle them on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a previous executive order that had restored the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences.
If you are looking for a new place to call home, an Appomattox County property will go up for auction the evening of Thursday, September 8th. But Stone Ridge is probably out of most buyers’ price range — a 22,000 square foot mansion on 2,500 acres, along with two miles of James River waterfront. Other amenities include a bowling alley, indoor tennis court, indoor pool and much more.
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Lynchburg officials say new procedures are in place after juvenile offenders run off from program activity
Lynchburg officials say new procedures are now in place for a city juvenile offender program after three juvenile detainees ran off last week from a program activity. All three have since been apprehended. It’s called the “Post-Dispositional Program”, and the event in this case was an outing at Riverside Park. City officials say the new procedures are intended to prevent a repeat occurrence.
(Continue reading to see the full Lynchburg City statement.)
The percentage of Virginia public school students meeting reading, math and science Standards of Learning inched upward in the most recent school year. But state education officials say one continuing concern is the gap in SOL pass rates between white students and other groups. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.