Virginia halts J & J vaccine over clot concerns

 Virginia is ceasing the use of all Johnson & Johnson vaccines while the federal government investigates rare reports of potentially dangerous blood clots among recipients of the vaccine. Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula said in a statement Tuesday morning that the state was halting use of the vaccine until the federal investigation is […]

Appomattox Co. Sheriff’s Office arrests 14 people on drug charges

The Appomattox County Sheriff’s office has arrested 14 people on drug charges.  They were arrested after a 6-month investigation by the sheriff’s department and the Central Virginia Narcotics Task Force.  The 14 are charged with distribution and possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine. Here is the news release from the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office:

Three Lynchburg police officers injured in weekend police car collision

Lynchburg Police

Three Lynchburg police officers were slightly injured when two police cars crashed Saturday morning.  It happened around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Biltmore and Fort Avenues.   Police were responding to a call with their emergency lights and sirens activated. The three officers were treated for minor injuries.    This marks was the second collision in  a […]

Wanted Campbell Co. man in custody

A man who has been wanted in Campbell County for almost a month is now in custody.  Authorities had been looking for 33-year-old Joel Cory White of Evington since March 11th when he ran away from Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies near the Sprint Store on Timberlake Road. White was  wanted for multiple charges including failure to […]

WLNI dealing with signal challenges; thanks for your patience!

Hi listeners – it’s not your radio! A wonky tube (that’s the technical term!) is making our signal fuzzy in some remote areas. We’re working on fixing the problem and we appreciate your patience. In the meantime, you can always listen live at, via the tunein or wlni apps, or through your smart speakers. […]

LPD warns of identify theft for unemployment claims

The Lynchburg Police Department recently has received multiple unemployment identity theft reports. Scammers are using stolen identities to file unemployment claims for Virginia residents in Virginia and in other states.      If you have been a victim of this type of fraud, report it to the appropriate state’s labor or unemployment board. You may also need to file […]