BREAKING: Train derailment being investigated in Eggleston

Virginia State Police have confirmed that they are currently working a train derailment in the Eggleston area of Giles County. Details are scarce, however, an anonymous source tells WLNI that hazmat crews have been contacted. We’ll have more as details become available.

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Three men charged in Lynchburg for launching paintballs at buildings and cars

Between January 5th and January 12th The Lynchburg Police  Department has taken dozens of reports of vehicles, residences, businesses and billboards being struck by paintballs.
On January 12th between 9:00 p.m. and 9:10 p.m., officers with the Lynchburg Police Department received multiple reports of individuals launching paintballs from a moving vehicle at other moving vehicles, residences and businesses in the area of Wards Rd and Fort Ave.

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McAuliffe entertains the idea of debating Trump in 2020

Governor Terry McAuliffe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been mum on running for president. But he’s entertained the idea of debating President Donald Trump in 2020.

Appearing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” McAuliffe did not directly answer Jake Tapper’s question about a presidential run. McAuliffe said he’ll spend 2018 focused on a redistricting project, “and we’ll see what happens after that.”

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Liberty University student dies in car crash

From News Release: Liberty University is mourning the loss of 24-year-old Porchia Henderson in a traffic accident on Sunday, January 7th. Police reports indicate Henderson was driving North on Route 29 near Altavista, VA, around 8:30 a.m. when her car ran off the side of the road and into a tree. She died at the scene.

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The Latest: Northam signs order outlawing discrimination

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Ralph Northam’s inauguration as Virginia’s 73rd governor (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed an order outlawing discrimination in the state workforce as his first official act. Northam, a Democrat, signed the executive order Saturday shortly after taking the oath of office as the 73rd governor of Virginia. The executive order mirrors one previously issued by Northam’s predecessor, Terry McAuliffe. The order also directs state agencies to try and recruit qualified minority, women, disabled and older job applicants. Northam, who won last November’s election thanks in part to a strong surge in voters unhappy with President Donald Trump, has pledged to make Virginia more welcoming.

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NY law enforcement thanks Bedford Co. authorities for help in gang investigation

From News Release: MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that 17 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang have been indicted by a grand jury on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking in Nassau County and nationally.

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