Deadline nears to enroll in Prepaid 529 program in current form


One of Virginia’s current college savings programs is about to undergo some fundamental changes, and it is ending in its current form next week for anyone not yet enrolled. The “Prepaid529” program will cover full tuition and fees at any Virginia public university, and the deadline to enroll in the present prepaid program is next Tuesday. Other 529 programs remain unchanged, as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports:

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Click here for the Virginia529 website. There is a link on the home page to full information on coming changes to the current prepaid program.

UPDATE: Names of dog attack victims released

UPDATE: Investigators believe it was a pit bull terrier that attacked and seriously injured two Bedford County women yesterday, and it may be a month or more before knowing if the dog had rabies or some other contributing condition. Officials identify the victims as 43-year-old Jamie Bryant and her 24-year-old daughter Peyton Bryant. The two were attacked outside a home several miles southeast of Bedford.

UPDATED news release: The names of the two females involved in the dog attack yesterday are Jamie R. Bryant, age 43, and Peyton M. Bryant, age 24. Both victims remain hospitalized this morning. The investigation is ongoing into this incident. Results of the testing of the dog could take up to 4 to 6 weeks to be completed. At this point it appears the breed of the dog involved in the attack yesterday is a pit bull terrier.

PREVIOUS: A Bedford County mother and adult daughter were severely injured when a dog attacked them. The sheriff’s office says it happened today along Falling Creek Road several miles southeast of Bedford, and when deputies arrived, the two victims were lying on the ground with the dog circling them. Under the circumstances, a deputy felt lives were in imminent danger and shot the dog. A 43-year-old victim was airlifted for hospital treatment, her 24-year-old daughter taken by ambulance. The sheriff’s office says deputies found two small children unharmed in a nearby car.

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Truck slams into farm tractor; tractor driver killed

State Police say the operator of a farm tractor has died from his injuries after a tractor trailer plowed into his tractor as it attempted to turn from US 221 onto Centerville Road in Bedford County. The victim is identified as 75-year-old Ralph Reynolds Junior. Troopers say the rig tried to pass the tractor yesterday in a no passing zone, and charges are pending.

From State Police: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper M.D. Mayhew is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Tuesday (Apr 23) at 4:35 p.m. on Route 221, two tenths of a mile north of Route 671 in Bedford County. A AGCO model 5960A was traveling north on Route 221, when it attempted to make a left turn and was struck by a 2019 Peterbilt tractor trailer, which was also traveling north and attempted to pass the tractor in a no passing zone. The driver of the farm machinery was identified as Ralph Edward Reynolds, Jr., 75, of Bedford, Va.  Mr. Reynolds was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he later died. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Charges are pending.

The race for Sheriff in Bedford County

David Wells shares why he wants to be the next Sheriff of Bedford County.

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It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month

Robert Day with Patrick Henry Family Services discusses the End! Child Abuse Gathering today at 12N.

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QB prospect believes Redskins have serious interest

Dwayne Haskins

One of the top Quarterback prospects in this week’s NFL Draft has ties to the Washington D.C. area. This week speculation that the Buckeyes one-year starter could be kept in the area playing for the Washington Redskins, as WLNI’s Ian Price reports:

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