Public open house to be held for Lynchburg College lake dam study

City of LynchburgFrom the City of Lynchburg: The city and Lynchburg College will hold a joint Open House for residents and city and college stakeholders on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more about the Lynchburg College Lake Dam study. The Open House will take place in the Community Meeting Room at the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue.  Earlier this summer, the City, in close collaboration with Lynchburg College, began a study to investigate potential solutions to the spillway inadequacy at College Lake Dam. The outcome of this study will help the City determine what actions should be taken to comply with new dam safety regulations adopted by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Bedford County investigators continue Lyon sisters’ probe in Maryland

Lyon sisters-thumbFrom the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: “Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz and investigators for the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police traveled back to Montgomery County Maryland this week. The team from Bedford County continues to work with Cold Case Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department interviewing witnesses and reviewing the large amount of case files in the Lyon Sisters’ case.”

10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon vanished from a mall in Wheaton, Maryland, March 25, 1975.

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Credit card fraud at Forest Food Lion; surveillance photos released

From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: The office is investigating credit card fraud that occurred on October 10, 2014 at the Food Lion in Forest. Investigators are seeking the assistance from the public in identifying the female who is the suspect in the fraud.  Anyone with information on this crime or knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00 for information that solves crimes.

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Jefferson Forest student arrested for writing threat on bathroom wall

Bedford CountyFrom the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday morning, Bedford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officers arrested a Jefferson Forest High School student and charged him with writing a threat against the school and students, which is a felony. The threat was found Monday afternoon written on a restroom wall in the school. The student was taken into custody and transported to the Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Home.

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Sheriff’s office investigates “threatening message” at Jefferson Forest HS

Bedford CountyFrom the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s School Resource Officers are investigating a threatening message found on a restroom wall at Jefferson Forest High School today around 1:50 p.m. The SROs, from Jefferson Forest and Forest Middle School, worked with school officials to ensure the safety of the students and staff at the school. Bedford County Sheriff’s field services deputies along with Virginia Game Commission Conservation Police Offices were at the school during dismissal assisting the SROs. The investigation into the threat will continue.

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Pittsylvania County man is first $1 million winner in newest VA Lottery game

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From the Virginia Lottery:  Earl Kirks, Jr. of Dry Fork was just about to leave for work when he discovered he’d won $1 million in the Virginia Lottery’s new $1,000,000 Money Ball game. That’s a pretty good way to start the day. “Nothing bothered me the rest of the day,” he said.  Mr. Kirks is the game’s first $1 million winner. His ticket matched all five winning numbers in the October 1 drawing, and the Gold Million Dollar Money Ball was drawn. The Gold Million Dollar Money Ball increased the top prize from $100,000 to $1 million.  He bought the winning ticket at Apple Market, 4168 Franklin Turnpike in Danville. On October 8 he returned to the store to receive his million-dollar prize from the Virginia Lottery. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. The winning numbers for the October 1 drawing were 5-9-29-30-32.

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Eletronics, hazardous waste recycling this Saturday for residents of Lynchburg, most surrounding counties

WLNI-SFrom the City of Lynchburg: Collection for household hazardous waste and electronic recycling will be conducted on Saturday, October 11 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Concord Turnpike Regional Landfill, 2525 Concord Turnpike in Lynchburg. This is a free service for residents of the City of Lynchburg, the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Nelson, and the Towns of Altavista and Brookneal.  Residents must present a photo ID and bring items in non-returnable containers. Amherst, Appomattox and Nelson County residents must bring a voucher from their county solid waste department. Residents can save time on collection day by completing the verification form online at www.lynchburgva.gov/hhw and bringing it with them. For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, visit www.region2000.org. The next collection date will take place on April 11, 2015.  For more information call Citizens First at 856-CITY (2489).

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Lynchburg’s Human Services Department to participate in Toys for Tots

City of LynchburgFrom the City of Lynchburg: The city’s Human Services Department – Division of Social Services will participate in the Toys for Tots program again this year. The application process for the Toys for Tots program runs October 8 through December 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Staff will accept applications at the Human Services Building, 99 Ninth Street, third floor as follows:

October:                               Tuesdays and Thursdays:   1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 4 – December 2    Tuesdays and Thursdays:   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Lynchburg Humane Society 2nd Place in Division One of 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

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From the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

NEW YORK-The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that Lynchburg Humane Society in Lynchburg, Va. has won 2nd Place in Division One of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. They found homes for 728 pets during the three-month competition; an increase of 378 lives saved over the same period last year, and was awarded a total of $30,000 in grant funding from the ASPCA and Rachael Ray today.

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Poll shows Warner with 12-point lead in U.S. Senate race

A poll released Tuesday shows Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner leading Republican challenge Ed Gillespie, 51-39%. Read the rest of this story »

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