AMBER ALERT: Spotsylvania toddler believed to be in extreme danger

Zion Williams

Zion Williams

Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams

From VA-Amerber Alert: THE Spotsylvania County Sheriffs office IS LOOKING FOR Zion Clinton Amir Williams, Black, male, AGE 3 years old, HEIGHT 3 feet 05 inches, WEIGHT 35 lbs, WITH Brown EYES AND Brown HAIR, WEARING blue and whi Cars diaper.

THE CHILD IS BELIEVED TO BE IN EXTREME DANGER AND WAS LAST SEEN AT 421 Cleveland Court, Spotsylvania , VA. THE CHILD IS LIKELY ABDUCTED BY Joshua Christopher Williams, Black, male, AGE 28 years old, HEIGHT 5 feet 11 inches, WEIGHT 160 lbs, WITH Brown EYES AND Black HAIR wearing Navy Blue and Gray Sweatshirt shirt, Blue Jeans pants.

THEY MAY BE TRAVELING IN A 2015 Tan Nissan Altima, LICENSE VHN4346, VA, unknown.

PLEASE CONTACT THE Spotsylvania County Sheriffs office AT (540)582-7115 OR THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AT 1-800-822-4453 (1-800-VACHILD).

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UPDATE: Courtney Moats found safe, man faces charges

Timothy Wigginton

Timothy Wigginton

Courtney Moats

Courtney Moats

UPDATED WEDNESDAY 4:40 pm — The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Lynchburg Police Department, apprehended Timothy Aaron Wiggington, 30, of Amherst in Lynchburg earlier today without incident. In addition, Courtney Paige Moats, 15, who was the juvenile that was reported missing out of Amherst County on 04/29/2016 was also found safe. Wiggington is charged with a count of Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny from a previous incident. Other charges may be filed as the investigation concerning Moats’ continues. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the media and all of you that help spread the information through social media. No other information will be released at this time.

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Man dies when box truck overturns in Amherst County; woman charged with DUI

Amherst CountyState Police say the driver of box truck is charged with DUI after a fatal Amherst County accident overnight that killed a passenger. Troopers say the truck was headed south on US 29 not far from the Nelson County line when it left the roadway shortly after midnight and overturned, spilling household furniture and other items onto the roadway. 63-year-old Peggy Ford of Bluffton, South Carolina faces charges. Police have not yet released the name of the male passenger who died.

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If you thank a teacher this week, he or she might win a nice reward

Education-News1This is “National Teacher Appreciation Week”, and here in Virginia, a first-time effort is underway to to thank public school teachers — and help a few of them win some nice rewards. WL NI’s Evan Jones has more.

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Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons’ voting rights

STATE-NEWSRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican lawmakers in Virginia say they plan to file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s action allowing more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November. GOP leaders announced Monday that they have hired an attorney and will contest the governor’s executive order, which restored the rights of felons to vote, run for office and sit on a jury. Republicans have called the governor’s action a political ploy designed to help his friend and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton win votes in November. Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment said they cannot let McAuliffe’s “flagrant disregard” for the Virginia Constitution to go unchecked. The lawmakers didn’t say when they would file their lawsuit. McAuliffe has said people who have served their time should be given a second chance.

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University of Virginia announces plan to be greener

UVA-LogoCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The University of Virginia has released a new plan to roll back energy use, emissions and waste. The Daily Progress reports that over the next five years, the university will try to eliminate the use of coal as an energy source, increase the use of renewable energy and install building retrofits that reduce the use of lighting and the need for climate control. The university’s Office for Sustainability Director Andrea Trimble says her office hopes to roll back energy use at the school to pre-2010 levels by 2020, despite the fact that the university’s undergraduate enrollment has grown by about 2,000 students since 2010. Trimble says the Committee on Sustainability, which has worked on the plan for the past year, will be analyzing the expected costs over the summer.

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Bedford County man charged after human remains are found in barrel

Robert Wozniak

Robert Wozniak

From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a home owner on Trapper Lane in the Stewartsville area  who reported finding a barrel at their residence containing possible human remains. Bedford County sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded and determined the remains were human. The caller told the investigators that the barrel belonged to Robert Wozniak. Wozniak had rented a room from the caller since January 2016. Prior to moving to Bedford County, Wozniak resided in the City Of Roanoke. Investigators processed the scene and suspect the remains are several months old. The remains were transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for identification and to determine possible cause of death. On Saturday Robert A. Wozniak, age 47, was arrested and charged with Disposing of a Body with Malicious Intent to Avoid Detection and four counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense.  He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center without bond.

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Ted Cruz wins the most delegates at Virginia GOP convention

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Tomorrow’s presidential primary in Indiana is widely viewed as a must win for Senator Ted Cruz, but he scored some much needed support Saturday at Virginia’s statewide convention. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

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Trump campaign chairman in Virginia to run for governor

STATE-NEWSHARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) – The chairman of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign in Virginia says he plans to run for governor in 2017. Corey Stewart, who is also chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, told The Associated Press on Saturday that he plans to launch an official campaign in October. Stewart, best known for taking an aggressive stance against illegal immigration, said his conservative credentials should help him secure the GOP nomination. Republicans are currently scheduled to pick their candidate for governor next year at a convention instead of a primary. Conventions generally favor conservative candidates. Other GOP gubernatorial hopefuls include former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman. Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, an outspoken conservative like Stewart, said Saturday he is not running.

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Cuccinelli says he won’t run for governor in 2017

wlni-fbHARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he won’t run for governor in 2017. Cuccinelli told The Associated Press on Saturday at a state GOP convention that he had decided not to run. The outspoken conservative who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2013 said another gubernatorial campaign would be too taxing on his family life. If he’d decided to run, Cuccinelli could have been a formidable challenge to other 2017 GOP gubernatorial hopefuls – former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman. Cuccinelli has been a key campaign surrogate of presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to be the Democratic nominee.

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