U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy to step down

Tim-HeaphyFrom the U.S. Attorney’s Office:  Timothy J. Heaphy announced today that he will step down as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia at the end of 2014, after serving more than five years in office. Mr. Heaphy has informed President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of his decision. After leaving office, Mr. Heaphy will become Chair of the White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice at an international law firm based in Richmond, VA. First Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Giorno will become Acting United States Attorney on January 1, 2015.

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Harvard Street to be closed to through traffic for two months at CVCC

City of LynchburgFrom the City of Lynchburg:  In order to accommodate the final phase of construction at the intersection of Harvard Street and Wards Road, Harvard Street will be closed as follows:  Beginning Monday, November 24 and continuing through Friday, November 28, Harvard Street will be closed, and the only access to the Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) campus will be from Wards Ferry Road. Access to CVCC from Wards Road will not be allowed. Beginning Monday, December 1 and continuing for approximately 60 days, Harvard Street will be closed to all through traffic. The entrance and exit to the main campus of CVCC can be accessed via the intersection of Wards Road and Harvard Street into Parking Lot #1 and then into the remaining parking lots adjacent to buildings on campus. The entrance and exit to Parking Lots #2 and #3 can be accessed from Wards Ferry Road. During this time, CVCC will be installing traffic calming measures on Harvard Street.

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Web site ranks Liberty as “most popular” U.S. college

Liberty University logoFrom Liberty University: Liberty has recently been named the most popular college based on growth in admissions applications, by Mic, a news website geared toward young people. The site looked at the top 25 colleges where the number of applications increased the most from 2003-2013, with Liberty earning the top spot at an exceptional 993 percent growth. Liberty outperformed the rest of the schools, with second-place St John’s University in New York City coming in far behind with 321 percent growth. The article also included U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking for growth of applications during the same period, showing that Liberty is far outgrowing Princeton University (No. 1 at 65 percent), Harvard University (No. 2, 67 percent), and Yale University, (No. 3. 87 percent).

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Investigators seek woman for phony check attempt at Forest bank

From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: The office is investigating an attempted forging and uttering at the First Bank and Trust located at 17011 Forest Road. Today, Monday November 17, 2014, a female entered the bank and produced a check in the amount of $7,560.00. The female also produced an identification of a Ashley Memborn with a South Carolina address. After the teller refused to cash the check, the female left the bank, leaving the teller with the check.  Attached is a photo of the suspect taken on the bank video. Anyone with information on this case or knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could received a cash award up to $1,000.00.

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Amherst Co. Sheriff: series of Madison Heights vehicle break-ins

Amherst-CountyFrom the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: The office is investigating a string of vehicle break-ins in the Lakeview Subdivision area of Madison Heights. The majority of these thefts occurred the night of November 11th and the early morning hours of November 12th. The suspect(s) are entering unlocked vehicles and removing various personal items. Stolen in these incidents are wallets, debit/credit/ebt cards, and a hand gun. The Sheriff’s Office requests anyone with information pertaining to these thefts or other crimes to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division at 434.946.9373. The Sheriff’s Office also reminds everyone to secure their vehicles not only at home but also while shopping this Holiday Season. If valuables must be left in the vehicle, place them out of sight. AND PLEASE DON’T leave firearms unattended in your vehicles. Remember to record serial numbers, along with the make and model of expensive items or take pictures if they do not have unique identifiers.

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350 new jobs coming to former Thomasville plant in Appomattox

Town of AppomattoxFrom Governor McAuliffe’s Office: Governor McAuliffe announced today that Lindenburg Industry, LLC, a subsidiary of a Chinese-owned corporation, will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing operation in the Town of Appomattox in Appomattox County. This project, which represents the first new company announcement in Appomattox in 15 years and the largest since Thomasville Furniture began construction in 1972, is a direct result of the Governor’s meeting with company officials in Beijing, China during his Asia Marketing Mission last month. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project, which will create 349 new jobs.

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How to check your vehicle for recalls

DMVWith millions of vehicles under recall for defective airbags, Virginia DMV is urging car owners to check their vehicles regularly for recalls. DMV recommends checking vehicle VIN numbers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall lookup site.

John Saunders, director of DMV’s Highway Safety office, says you can get instant recall information on your vehicle for the past 15 years.

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Virginia Election Returns

ELECTION-2014Here are the latest election returns from the Virginia State Board of Elections

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Bedford County shooting victim identified

state police logoState Police have officially identified the man killed in Bedford County last month in an officer-involved shooting. He is 37-year-old Richard Bergeron of Bedford. Officials have already said a Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy fired the fatal shot where a woman had been attacked with an ax. The deputies involved in that call have not been identified.

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Red Cross encourages blood donations

red crossThe American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. The Red Cross says blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org.

 

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