Delegate proposes new bill on college reporting of violent felonies

UVA-LogoStudent boards and college administrators should not be determining whether or not a charge of sexual assault is reported to law enforcement agencies … so says a delegate ready to co-sponsor a bill in the General Assembly session next month… more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Lynchburg wants residents to take a survey

City of Lynchburg“Tell us how we’re doing,” asks the City of Lynchburg … and residents can do that via an on-line community survey … more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Longtime WSLS-TV anchor Karen McNew leaving for Carilion

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Karen McNew (Ieft) and fellow WSLS co-anchor John Carlin at Drumstick Dash

Long-time WSLS-10 news anchor Karen McNew is leaving TV for a communications position with Carilion Clinic; she starts there in January. McNew was with Channel 10 for more than 16 years. “I have accepted the position of Senior Communications Consultant for Carilion Clinic. I have enjoyed my 16 1/2 years with WSLS 10. However, I am thrilled to be part of the Carilion Clinic mission of health and wellness through quality patient care and community programs! I start January 5, 2015,” said McNew on her Facebook page.

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Liberty is going to the big dance

Liberty Flames

Liberty Flames

For the first time in school history the Liberty Flames football team is headed to the NCAA Football Championship Series playoffs after upsetting number one Coastal Carolina…. Liberty plays at number 15 James Madison this Saturday. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more on that:

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Webb announces exploratory campaign for President

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb

Former Virginia
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb

Jim Webb … for president? The former one-term U.S. Senator announced on-line today that he is launching an exploratory committee. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Fourth graders in the city will get to “Experience the James”

lynchburg-museumAll City of Lynchburg public school fourth grade students will have an opportunity by the end of November to “Experience the James,” at the Lynchburg Museum. A grant from the Museum Foundation will help pay for the buses and drivers.  More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Affordable Care Act gears up for new open enrollment period

healthcare.govThe Affordable Care Act’s new open enrollment period, starts tomorrow and runs through February 15th. Governor McAuliffe says he wants 160,000 Virginians sign up by the February 15th deadline … WLNI’s Gene Marrano spoke with a local “certified navigator”:

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United Way Food Drive nets 10,000 lbs

UNITED WAY of C.VATomorrow morning at its Miller Park Square office, United Way of Central Virginia will recognize the private businesses and Lynchburg City departments that contributed to its October food collection drive. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Lynchburg police seek murder suspect

ChavesLynchburg police are looking for Ivan Rico-Chaves … they went to serve a warrant on Chaves for a suspected murder in Mexico this morning but he fled the scene in the 2600 block of Mayflower Drive … he may have been seen around 11-am near Thomasville Furniture.

Suspect name and description: Ivan Rico-Chaves H/M 5’7 140 lbs. wearing a dark hoodie and sunglasses. The suspect has some facial hair (see attached picture). If anyone sees a person matching this description please dial 911 in Lynchburg and do not approach the subject.

 

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What to do about College Lake Dam

City of LynchburgA study team has been looking at alternatives for aging College Lake Dam at Lynchburg College. Thursday night at 7:00, the public can weigh in during a community meeting at the Lynchburg Public Library. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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