Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigating death in Sheetz parking lot

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death after a body was found at the Sheetz parking lot on East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike. A caller contacted police yesterday afternoon to report a man was in a car and appeared not to be breathing. Deputies are working to notify his next of kin. No foul play is suspected.

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Lynchburg man charged with stealing two cars and crashing them both

Christopher Houston

Lynchburg Police say a city resident stole two cars yesterday and crashed them both in hit-run accidents. Police say 38-year-old Christopher Houston first stole a vehicle from the Auto Connection on Lakeside Drive and crashed it later in the day Virginia Beach. At that point, say police, Houston stole a second vehicle and crashed that one as well in Virginia Beach. He faces multiple charges.

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Man charged with animal cruelty for shooting neighbor’s dog; dog’s owner also faces charges

More charges have been filed against a Bedford County man who authorities say shot a neighbor’s dog in front of children — and the dog’s owner faces her own charges. It surrounds an incident earlier this month in Goodview when a man told sheriff’s deputies he shot the dog after it bit his grandson. 60-year-old Fred Dooley was charged at the time with reckless handling of a firearm, and now, he faces an animal cruelty count. The sheriff’s office says Natasha Simpson is charged with failure to vaccinate for rabies and failure to register the dog.

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Photos: Campbell County Sheriff’s Office seeks grocery thieft

From the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office: On Sunday, July 23, between 3:30 and 4 p.m., an unidentified man with a basket of groceries walked out of the Walmart on Timberlake Road without paying for them. The man is shown in the surveillance video. He appears to have a tattoo on his cheek. He is believed to have gotten into a white Chrysler 300, also pictured in the surveillance video. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9580.

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Now on line: a map that shows every accident location in Virginia — and the cause of each

You can now go on line and see exactly how many accidents have occurred on any Virginia roadway or intersection. You can search by street — or by accident cause like speeding, texting or alcohol use. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story;

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Click here for the DMV interactive accident map

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Mystery behind GOP Senate healthcare vote today draws concern

The Senate is expected to vote today on whether or not to repeal – or repeal and replace – the Affordable Care Act, but as WFIR’s Ian Price reports they won’t have any support from senators here in the commonwealth:

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