Tweedy, Zuidema remark on weekend protests; violence

At an hour-long news conference today Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy, police chief Ryan Zuidema, other City Council members and community leaders address this weekend’s protest over the death of George Floyd and the violence that occurred in some cases. Here are excerpts from Tweedy and Zuidema wtih WLNI’s Gene Marrano: 6-1 Lynchburg Presser recap  

Forest Farmers Market open – with precautions

The Farmers Market in Forest has opened for its 10th season, but with some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the market first opened for the year in April vendors could only sell pre-ordered items because of the pandemic restrictions. The Farmers Market is outdoors and won’t be requiring customers and vendors to wear masks […]

Senator Kaine, wife Anne Holton test positive for coronavirus anitbodies

US Senator Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton – the interim president of George Mason University – have tested positive for antibodies to the coronavirus, a blood test that indicated previous exposure to COVID-19. Kaine says they decided to have the antibody testing after they both felt ill earlier this year. (see release below) […]

Northam okays phased-in re-opening of Virginia Beach

Governor Northam said today those thinking about heading to the beach this Memorial Day weekend can do it in the Commonwealth – Virginia Beach and First Landing State Park beaches will both be open for swimming and sunbathing, with parking lots set at 50% capacity. No group sports or large gatherings will be allowed. 05-18 […]

The latest COVID-19 numbers from VDH

The Virginia Department of Health reports 885 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, that’s up from the 854 listed as of yesterday by 10am. The state now has 24,081 COVID-19 cases. 12 more people died from complications related to the Coronavirus, down 3 from yesterday and a sharp drop from the 43 reported […]

Suspect in Custody after Shooting, Barricade

(from Lynchburg PD) LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department has taken a suspect into custody after a barricade lasting more than three hours. On May 8, 2020 at 4:50 p.m., officers responded to the 400-block of Hillside Court for a report of a disorderly situation.  When officers arrived, they attempted to speak with the […]

Latest coronavirus numbers from VDH

The Virginia Department of Health reports 23,196 cases of coronavirus as of this morning. That’s up from 22,342 reported Friday. 1,110 of Saturday’s cases are listed as “probable.” There are 827 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 812 reported Friday, and 3,164 people have been hospitalized. 136,039 people have been tested.

Northam signs bills on energy, min. wage, election day holiday, criminal justice

RICHMOND (from Governor’s office release) —Governor Ralph Northam has signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act and amended the Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act that requires Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. It requires new measures to promote energy efficiency, sets a schedule for closing old fossil fuel power plants, and requires […]