Lynchburg City Council to interview school board candidates

From the City of Lynchburg: On Wednesday, January 18, Lynchburg City Council will interview candidates to fill a vacancy of an unexpired term that exists in School District II on the Lynchburg City School Board.  The interviews will be held in City Council Chamber, 900 Church Street, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Although the interviews are closed to the public, they will be videotaped, and copies will be made available upon request once the appointment has been made.

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UPDATE: Bedford releases new information on fatal house fire

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Bedford County’s fire marshal says it is too early to determine what started this morning’s fire that killed a four-year-old girl, but they know the fatal blaze began in the back of the house near Bedford Middle School. There were eight people in the home — two adults and six children ranging from five months to 17 years old. Firefighters rescued four of them, but the young victim died on the way to the hospital. Fire officials say one adult male was airlifted to Wake Forest Medical Center.

(Continue reading for the Town of Bedford news release.)

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Search is on for two Forest meat thieves

From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: At 7:45 p.m. Monday evening January 16, 2017, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Kroger Store located in Forest reporting shoplifting. A deputy responded to the store and spoke with the loss prevention manager. The manager reported that two white females, see attachments, entered the store at around 7:30 p.m. Both females concealed $100.00 worth of packaged meat and left the store. They were seen leaving the parking lot in a black crew cab pick-up truck, possibly a Chevy Silverado. Anyone with information on this crime can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00.

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Man arrested for hiding two bottles of booze in pants, walking out of ABC store

Update from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office:  Trenton Poindexter was arrested in Roanoke City this afternoon.

Previously: Shortly after sending out the Press Release this morning the suspect was identified as Trenton Marquise Poindexter, age 21, of Franklin County Va. A Bedford County Sheriff’s Deputy was able to identify the suspect due to having knowledge of him while working at another law enforcement agency. Two felony warrants were obtained for Poindexter for having previously been convicted two or more times for petit larceny. Bedford County deputies have notified the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office of the warrants for Poindexter.

Previously: On Wednesday January 11, 2017, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Virginia ABC Store located at 14807 Moneta Road. The caller reported a black male wearing a red hoodie and khaki pants and a white female with blonde curly hair came into the store together. The caller said that the black male subject placed two bottles of liquor in his pants and left the store. Anyone with information on this crime can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00.

 

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Suspects sought in Campbell County armed robbery

From Campbell County: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery. The armed robbery occurred at the old 699 Market, S& S Market today at 1:49 p.m. The market is located at the intersection of Route 699 (Gladys Road) and Route 696 (Marysville Road.) Any information concerning identity or location of these subjects please call Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9580 or the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

 

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Photo: police search for man who stole Christmas packages delivered to Lynchburg homes

In the two weeks leading up to Christmas 2016, a number of parcel delivery thefts were reported in the area of Rivermont Avenue and Early Street. The suspect stole packages from residential porches after they were delivered to the intended recipient.  The attached photograph of the suspect was recovered from the area of the thefts.  It shows the male suspect as he approached a victim’s residence. Anyone who can identify the suspect should contact Detective H. G. Blomquist at 434-485-7267, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.

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Monday update: icy roads remain a hazard until thaw arrivess

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UPDATED Monday AM: Virginia State Police responded to more than 770 traffic crashes and aided more than 1,230 disabled vehicles statewide during this weekend’s snow storm. State Police have only investigated one reported traffic fatality, one that occurred in Greene County , and the majority of crashes involved only damaged vehicles. State Police say they also received nearly 4,000 calls for service during that time.

The big danger Monday is icy roadways, often in places you cannot easily see. But a warming trend begins tomorrow. WLNI’s Evan Jones has more.

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Some Lynchburg precincts are part of special State Senate election – see the list

From the City of Lynchburg: On Tuesday, January 10, a special election will be held for the purpose of electing a candidate for the office of Senate of Virginia (District 22).  The only City of Lynchburg precincts included in this election are: Ward I, Precincts 2-5; Ward II, Precincts 1-4; Ward III, Precinct 1 and Ward IV, Precincts 2-3. This election is not city-wide and includes only certain polling locations.

(Continue reading for the list of special election voting locations.)

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Two charged with overnight home break-in, knifepoint robbery

Quincy Hairston

Trevor Calloway

From Lynchburg Police: On January 5, 2017 at 1:37 a.m., the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a Burglary in the 900-block of Perrymont Avenue. The victims reported that they were asleep in their residence when two black males entered the residence demanding money. The suspects robbed the victims at knifepoint of an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects then fled the area in a vehicle. With information obtained on possible suspect and vehicle information, officers located the suspects a short time later and took them into custody. They were identified and charged as follows: Quincy Scott Hairston, a 33 year old resident of Lynchburg, Va and Trevor Lamont Calloway, a 24 year old resident of Lynchburg, Va. No one was harmed during the incident and this was an isolated event, not a random act.

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UPDATE: Driver of Halifax County crash that killed two teens is identified, speed determined a factor

UPDATED January 4 — From State Police: Based on the extensive investigation conducted by Virginia State Police Trooper J.A. Williamson into the Dec. 22, 2106, fatal crash in Halifax County, the driver of the 2008 Honda Civic has been identified as Casey N. Pulliam. Also, it has been confirmed that excessive speed was a factor in the crash. The crash investigation remains ongoing. Pulliam, 16, of South Boston, Va., was one of two killed in the crash that occurred at 10:47 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 22), on Bethel Road less than a mile east of Route 626 in Halifax County. The Honda was traveling west on Bethel Road when it ran off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail. The vehicle continued and then struck several trees. All three occupants were ejected from the car. Pulliam and Olivia G. Noblin, 16, of Scottsburg, Va., were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A third occupant, a 16-year-old male of Scottsburg, Va., was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was then transported to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was treated and released.

(Continue reading for the previous State Police news release.)

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