Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Appomattox County.
The crash occurred Saturday at 9:33 a.m. on Route 26, approximately 1.5 miles south of Route 60. Officials say a 2011 Mazda 6 was traveling northeast on Route 26 when it ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times before striking a tree.
The driver, Kevin A. Angus, 30, of Gladstone, Va. died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A trade mission to Europe involving Gov. Terry McAuliffe cost the state of Virginia more than $186,000. Citing state records, The Daily Press reports that the governor and state economic development officials made expenses on travel arrangements, hotels, restaurants and professional photography. The governor met with officials across Europe to discuss potential business deals. He spent time in Belgium, England and Germany, and attended the Hannover Messe, an industrial technology trade show. The trade team dined in restaurants as they tried to woo potential importers of Virginia products in Europe. During a trip to Brussels, Netherlands beer importers met with officials about potentially bringing in beer from Virginia. McAuliffe says international trips are crucial for making deals between Virginia and other parts of the world.
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – Authorities say an inmate at the Danville City Jail has died. Sheriff Mike Mondul said in a news release that inmates notified deputies Saturday evening that a fellow inmate wasn’t feeling well and needed help. The inmate, 58-year-old Larry Andrews, told a deputy he was OK, but the deputy called for supervisors, who helped Andrews to the nurse’s station. Rescue personnel were called after his vital signs were found to be abnormal. Officials say Andrews was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Andrews was incarcerated in November 2015 for a parole violation and a probation violation from Campbell County. Officials say he had notable health issues when he entered the jail. Andrews’ body was taken to the medical examiner’s officer to determine the cause of death.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in an attempted burglary yesterday on Cedar Lane Court in the Boonsboro area of Bedford County. The vehicle is dark in color and appears to be a General Motors product.
This same residence was burglarized in April and a number of items were stolen. Anyone with information of these crimes should call Investigator Christian Edmondson at the 540-586-4800 ext. 4061 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.
The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Wendy’s on Memorial Avenue.
An employee tells police the suspect walked into the restaurant just after 11:00 p.m. last night with a gun and demanded money. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was hurt during the incident. Authorities say the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Continue reading for the full press release.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s emergency rooms are seeing a dramatic spike this year in the number of patients seeking treatment for heroin overdoses. Data provided by the Virginia Department of Health shows that the state’s emergency departments reported nearly 500 visits in the first four months of 2016 with heroin overdose as the primary complaint or discharge diagnosis. That’s roughly two-and-a half times the number of emergency department visits for heroin overdoses reported over the same period last year. Health officials say the figures point to a surge in heroin abuse in Virginia and elsewhere due in part to policies that have made it harder for addicts to get prescription painkillers. The data captures visits at most of Virginia’s hospitals and free-standing emergency departments.