Clinton’s lead in Virginia drops to 7 points, 46-39, as Republicans rejoin the party, especially women
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Republican Donald Trump has pulled to within 7 points of Democrat Hillary Clinton in Virginia, according to a tracking survey released Friday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Clinton leads Trump among likely voters in Virginia, 46-39 percent. Her lead had been as high as 15 points earlier in the tracking series.
From Campbell County: On Friday, October 21 at approximately 12:55 p.m. volunteer fire departments (including Rustburg, Lyn-Dan Heights, Evington and Concord) and Campbell County Department of Public Safety staff responded to a structure fire at 346 Village Highway, Rustburg; the building was commonly known to local residents as the “Old Mill.” The structure was classified as a total loss by the Campbell County Fire Marshal, Randall Johnson. No occupants were in the building at the time of the fire; no injuries were reported. Johnson indicated the cause is still undetermined, but the fire is being treated as accidental. “Local firefighters’ swift response contained the blaze, minimizing risk to the public and surrounding buildings,” said Johnson. “It took fire teams approximately 5 hours to clear the scene. Due to the location of the fire and its proximity to Route 501, traffic flow was temporarily impacted.
From Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: On 10/25/2016 at approximately 2:55 a.m. deputies from the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office responded to a parking lot at the intersection of Maple Dr. and Old Wright Shop Rd. in regards to a shooting. Upon their arrival deputies located Troy Tyrone Roberson, 41, of Spout Springs with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is being actively investigated as a homicide. No other information is being released at this time. If you have any information please contact Captain Elliott at 434- 946-9373 ext. 1. You can also remain anonymous by contacting Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or text your tip to 274637. There is a reward available for information that leads to prosecution.
From Lynchburg Police: On October 23rd, 2016 at approximately 07:41 Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Food Zone located at 1221 Rivermont Ave. An employee and witness reported that an unknown subject entered the business and demanded money.
From Amherst County Sheriff: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office needs your help with locating Matthew Jade Ogden, 23, of Madison Heights. Ogden is wanted on Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny charges related to separate incidents in Madison Heights. If you have any information about his whereabouts please call the Sheriff’s Office at 434-946-9300 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or text your tip to 274637.
Trump recovers slightly from ‘Access Hollywood’ depths, but Clinton still holds 12-point lead among Virginia voters
From Christopher Newport University:NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Republican Donald Trump rebounded slightly from his low point after the “Access Hollywood” tape disclosure, but Democrat Hillary Clinton still holds a double-digit lead in Virginia, according to a tracking survey released Friday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Clinton leads Trump among likely voters in Virginia, 45-33 percent.
From the Virginia Department of Health: (MONETA, Virginia) – The West Piedmont Health District (WPHD) will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special drive-thru clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Scruggs Fire, Rescue, and Dive Squad (2180 Bluewater Drive, Moneta, VA 24121). Only 300 doses of injectable vaccine will be available and will only be offered to adults 18 years and older on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to wear clothing that is loose around the arm so that a public health nurse can give you the flu shot in your upper arm, while you enjoy the comfort and convenience of your vehicle. Please do not have pets in the vehicle (controlled service animals are allowed).
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From Lynchburg City: Lynchburg residents have the opportunity to answer the City’s question, “How are we doing?” in a short community survey. Information gathered from the survey will be used several ways. According to Mayor Joan Foster, the results will serve as one of the tools in helping City Council and staff understand how citizens gauge collective efforts in making Lynchburg “A great place to live, work and play.” The deadline for participation in the survey is October 25, 2016. “The results of this community survey, along with the input we receive from citizens when we conduct the biennial Citizens Survey in 2017, will give City Council a wealth of information and will help us make better decisions regarding how we consider funding choices for services, programs and capital improvements,” said Mayor Foster.
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From Lynchburg Police Department : On 10/14/2016 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the area of the BB&T bank located 2120 Langhorne Rd for an attempted robbery. Upon arrival the victim reported that while she was attempting to make a nightly deposit drop, an unknown male appeared displaying a firearm and demanded money. The victim was able to flee in her vehicle, causing the suspect to flee from the scene on foot. There were no injuries reported. The suspect is described as follows: A black male who was approximately 6’0” tall. He was described as wearing all dark clothing with a hooded coat with the hood pulled over his head.
On August 19, 2016 at approximately 11:08 a.m., the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the 1000-block of Floyd Street after 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report that a burglary and robbery had just occurred. The victims reported that they were inside of a residence when four black males in their late teens to early twenties entered the home and robbed the three victims at gunpoint. The four suspects then left the residence and fled on foot. No one was harmed during the incident. After a thorough investigation the following subjects were arrested in connection with the incident mentioned above: 1. Dontae Spinner, 18 yrs old, from Lynchburg, Virginia. 2.Marcus Antonio Parker, 22 yrs old, from Lynchburg, Virginia 3.Christopher Deomotia Tucker, 20 yrs old, from Lynchburg, Virginia.
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