UPDATE: Missing Lynchburg man is found

UPDATE from Lynchburg Police: On February 1, 2018 Detectives with the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit were able to locate Steven Gerald Atkinson in Lynchburg. He was found to be in good health.The Lynchburg Police Department is seeking information in reference to a reported missing adult. PREVIOUS: On January 31st, family members of Steven […]

Evington man wanted for shoplifting alcohol in Bedford Co. shopping center

From Press Release: Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies have obtained an arrest warrant for Stephen M. Sutphin, age 37, of Evington. The warrant charges him with shoplifting a bottle of alcohol from the ABC Store located in the Graves Mill Shopping Center on January 24, 2018. The warrant in a felony for third of subsequent offence […]

Trump signs bill giving recognition to 6 Virginia tribes

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law granting federal recognition to six Native American tribes in Virginia. The law gives the six tribes access to federal funds for education, housing and health care. The congressman who introduced the bill, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Virginia, says in a press release it […]

Ex-Virginia state trooper sentenced in forgery case

ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) – A former Virginia state trooper who admitted writing summonses for nonexistent offenses has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service. Forty-three-year-old Johnny Godwin was originally charged with six felony counts of forging public records and signing names on three of them. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Godwin pleaded […]

Failed hospital bill revived by Virginia Senate committee

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A failed bill seeking to help reopen a shuttered hospital in Virginia has been given another chance by a state Senate committee. The Roanoke Times reports the Senate Education and Health panel passed the refiled bill by Republican Sen. William Stanley 11-to-0 on Thursday. The emergency legislation was short of the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.

Bill would let Virginia cities remove Confederate monuments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia cities would have the authority to remove or alter Confederate monuments under a proposal from a top Democratic state lawmaker. House Minority Leader David Toscano filed a bill this week that he said aims to clarify what’s allowed now under a law designed to protect war memorials.