Police are asking for assistance in identifying the person involved in passing counterfeit currency at a number of different businesses in the City of Lynchburg. He is described as an adult black male with dreadlocks and was wearing a Nike shirt underneath a black jacket.
Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to contact Detective R. G. Miller with the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6160, 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.
A Madison Heights man died in a crash early Friday morning in Amherst County. The Lynchburg Police Department says an officer stopped a Ford Focus driven by Keith Harris for suspicion of DUI just after 12:30 a.m. Friday. Police say Harris was stopped on the John Lynch Bridge and sped away as the officer approached the driver’s side window. By the time the officer got in his patrol car to try and catch up with Harris, the car had already crashed on Route 163, South Amherst Highway. For more details continue reading to see the full press release.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Heritage Preservation Association has argued its appeal against the city of Danville in the Virginia Supreme Court, hoping to convince the court to agree to hear the case involving the Confederate flag. The Danville Register & Bee reports HPA attorney Kevin Martingayle argued Tuesday that the latest version of a state statute protects the flag that flew at Danville’s Sutherlin Mansion. In August the Danville City Council approved an ordinance that allows only certain flags to be flown on city-owned property, excluding the Confederate flag. The HPA filed a lawsuit claiming breach of contract in Danville Circuit Court. In October a judge ruled in the city’s favor and dismissed the case. Martingayle filed the appeal in December. If the court decides to hear the appeal, both sides will have 15 minutes to argue their cases.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A state agency has informed the developers of two multi-billion dollar natural pipelines proposed in Virginia and West Virginia that their projects will have to meet specific environmental standards. Media outlets report the Department of Environmental Quality sent letters last week to Dominion Transmission Inc. and EQT, saying they will be required to meet certain erosion and sedimentation standards, if they build their pipelines. Dominion Transmission has proposed building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, while EQT has proposed constructing the Mountain Valley Pipeline. DEQ spokesman Bill Hayden said Tuesday that their agency wants to make sure that appropriate steps are taken to protect the environment if the projects are built. Both proposed pipelines, which are pending approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, are facing opposition from dozens of organizations.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – An attorney for Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the federal investigation into the governor has focused on his business dealings before he took office. Attorney James W. Cooper said Department of Justice officials told him have been looking into McAuliffe’s foreign sources of income before he became governor and whether he violated the law by lobbying the U.S. government on behalf of foreign governments. Cooper told The Associated Press that federal officials said they have found no evidence McAuliffe engaged in such lobbying. Cooper said federal officials did not mention concerns about campaign contributions. Cooper said he said he believes the investigation should be closed “promptly” because there’s no evidence McAuliffe violated the law.