RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Hurricane Matthew will cost Virginia more than $2 million in bridge and road damage and cleanup costs. The Virginian Pilot reports that the state Department of Transportation said the final addition of the storm’s cost could take several days. Southampton County had more than $1 million in damage to its roads, while Isle of Wight County had $300,000. A VDOT official said nine roads will require major repairs, including U.S. 58 in Southampton
From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: On August 10, 2016, Bedford County Sheriff’s Animal Control Deputies received a complaint regarding an incident that occurred at the Bedford County Animal Shelter. Animal Control Deputies were informed that a shelter worker, identified as a Bryan Skinnell, had injured a cat while performing cleaning maintenance at the facility. Upon investigation, it was found that Skinnell had injured the cat after he grew frustrated because it kept escaping its cage. The cat was taken to a local veterinarian clinic where it had to be euthanized due to its injuries. The cause of death was consistent with blunt force trauma. Skinnell was terminated immediately and has been charged with felony Animal Cruelty. On September 26, 2016, Skinnell was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Facility. He was released on a Personal Recognizance bond.
From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: At 12:30 p.m. today, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the 4500 block of Dickerson Mill Road, Bedford. The caller said he heard gunshots come from a house on Wheatland Road and that the young man that lived there has a history of mental issues. The caller also called the stepfather of the male subject and told him that he saw his stepson walking up the road with a rifle. The step father called 911 and advised that there were two rifles in the house and one of them was loaded. He also said both guns were supposed to be locked up. Dispatchers also received a call from 5301 Wheatland Road and the caller said a subject with blond hair was ringing his door bell and holding a rifle. He then said the subject had run down there the woods. Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies along with Bedford Town Police officers and Conservation Police responded to the area and attempted to locate the subject.
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From the US Attorney’s Office: LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – Months after 56 guns were stolen from TNT Outfitters, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Appomattox, three of the men who took part in the break-in have been sentenced in federal court on related charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today. Jaquan Tyree Harris, 21, of Amherst, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer and one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Yesterday in the United States District Court in Lynchburg, Harris was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison. Dequan Montez Kelso, 23, and Kwamane Jarrae McCoy, 22, both of Appomattox, Virginia, had each previously pled guilty to one count of stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer and one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Yesterday in District Court, Kelso was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison. In a separate hearing, McCoy was sentenced to 60 months in prison. All three defendants were ordered to pay restitution to the gun shop owner for damages stemming from the break-in.
A new statewide poll shows Virginia voters continue to view both major-party presidential candidates in highly-unfavorable numbers — and that’s before what happened over the last weekend. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
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