Lynchburg city manager announces indictments against former Deputy Fire Chief

The following is a statement from Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek regarding an ongoing investigation involving the misappropriation of City funds. Due to the nature of the ongoing   investigation and the filing of criminal charges, no additional statements will be issued by the City Manager’s Office or the Fire Department regarding this issue. “On September 21, 2016, I issued a statement regarding the possible misappropriation of Lynchburg Fire Foundation funds and ensuing investigation into the matter by the Virginia State Police.  At that time, it was believed that the discrepancies were limited to Fire Foundation funds only.

Shortly after the discrepancies were identified, Deputy Fire Chief Jason Campbell resigned from his position with the Lynchburg Fire Department.  Subsequent to his resignation, the Fire Department conducted a review of Campbell’s City issued credit card.  The review indicated that Campbell has used the card inappropriately.  This information was immediately forwarded to the Virginia State Police for further investigation. Earlier today, May 1, multiple indictments were obtained against Jason Campbell for the misappropriation of public funds.

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Dorothy McAuliffe … for Congress?

Governor McAuliffe may not be the only elected politician in the family – his wife may consider a run for Congress. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Man who made Lynchburg bomb threat apprehended

Timothy Santiago

At approximately 9:07 am today officers of the Lynchburg Police Department were dispatched to both Lynchburg General District Court and Lynchburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for a suspected bomb threat. The threat was called in to the 911 communications center of the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services. The caller also made bomb threats to the Charlotte Courthouse, Va General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts. Officers and Detectives of the Lynchburg Police Department were able to identify and locate the suspected caller, Timothy Zachariah Santiago, a 22 year old resident of Lynchburg. After an interview Santiago was charged with a Threat to Bomb a Building. Santiago is currently being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.

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Lyrics on the Lake is underway

wlni-fbThe five day songwriting festival Lyrics on the Lake is underway at Smith Mountain Lake. Singer/songwriters from all over the country are performing their works for a good cause WLNI’s Denise Allen Membreno has more:

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Goodlatte reflects on primary win

Bob-GoodlatteIn the end it was no contest: incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte won the 6th district primary handily last night as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Academy plans to honor campaign donors

Academy of MusicThe Campaign to restore and reopen the historic Academy Theatre in downtown Lynchburg has met – and exceeded – the original fundraising goal set in 2012. Now a free “Donor Recognition party” is planned this Saturday as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Goodlatte wins big in primary

Bob-GoodlatteIn the end it was no contest: incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte won the 6th district primary handily tonight by a margin of 78 to 22 percent in the sprawling 6th district over challenger Harry Griego – who suffered from lack of name recognition and a lack of campaign funds. At Hotel Roanoke tonight Goodlatte thanked his supporters early – and saluted his constituents. The 12-term Congressman – who will face a Democratic challenger in November – says he took the Griego primary challenge seriously – hitting the campaign trail and spending money on advertising.  Harry Griego did not respond when asked for a comment on his losing   bid for office.

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Goodlatte ready for primary tomorrow

Bob-GoodlatteHe’s considered a likely winner in tomorrow’s 6th District Republican primary but Congressman Bob Goodlatte is quick to defend himself against charges from his challenger. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Goodlatte sees positive signs from Trump

Bob-Goodlatte6th District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he sees some encouraging signs in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as Trump prepares to become the party’s nominee. WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Brain Injury Services expands into the region

WLNI-HEALTH-NEWSA non-profit that refers clients with brain trauma to the services they need for recovery has stretched its wings again. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more on Brain Injury Services:

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