Gunshot victim is among two men charged in early morning Lynchburg shooting

Two men are under arrest after a shooting in the 6000-block of Edgewood Avenue early this morning.  Lynchburg Police went to the scene around 2:30 for a report of shots fired and found one suspect, 23-year-old Samuel Christopher Reeves with a gunshot wound to the leg. They said an occupied home and several unoccupied vehicles were also […]

UPDATE: Two more men charged in Timbers Apartments shooting; both still hospitalized

UPDATE: Two of the men who were shot at the Timbers Apartments in Lynchburg last week now face charges. 25-year-old Ardrius Kendrick Dews and 23-year-old Markeem Devante Dance were among four people shot when police say two groups of people fired at each other in the parking lot. Both men are both charged with malicious wounding, possession […]

Senator Tim Kaine to seek re-election

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says there’s “a whole lot more” he wants to do and he’s seeking reelection next year. Kaine’s plan to run eases Democratic worries about holding onto the seat in a state now led by a Republican governor. Kaine said Friday he had grappled with the decision to seek a […]

Bedford County authorities seize meth during traffic stop

A Vinton man is behind bars after the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office seized more than a pound of methamphetamine from his car.  The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Blue Ridge Regional Drug Task Force, conducted a traffic stop at H&H Market on Lee Jackson Highway on January 10th…  They found one and a quarter pounds of […]

Bedford County extends tax deadline

The Bedford County Treasurer has extended the due date for personal property bills and real estate bills to February 28th.  Officials say it will give them more time to give a rebate/credit to all taxpayer accounts and give taxpayers more time to pay their bills once they receive the updated statements.  Late last year, Bedford County […]

Bedford County authorities catch homicide suspect from Minnesota

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office helped arrest a Minnesota man who’s wanted for homicide. The sheriff’s office received information from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota that Benjamin Richardson III was at an apartment complex in the 5000 block of Waterlick Road in Forest. On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s office took him into custody without incident, and they also […]

Jury mostly backs police sued by soldier over a traffic stop

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A jury in Virginia has found mostly in favor of two police officers who were sued by a U.S. Army lieutenant after he was pepper sprayed, struck and handcuffed during a traffic stop. The jury in federal court in Richmond on Tuesday found former Windsor police officer Joe Gutierrez liable […]

Va. Senate Democrats kill effort to repeal electric car rule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats have defeated several Republican efforts to repeal a law that aims to reduce carbon pollution through the adoption of California’s stringent rules for vehicle emissions. Tuesday’s committee vote marked a critical juncture in the GOP effort to repeal the 2021 law. While there are still similar measures expected […]

One person burned, family dog killed in Campbell County house fire

A house fire in Rustburg left one person injured and killed a family pet this morning. It broke out just before 8am in a single wide home at 216 Treadway Circle. Numerous fire crews responded and put out the fire by 8:20.  Two people were home at the time with multiple animals, and officials say […]

Lynchburg Police Department names officers involved in New Year’s Eve shooting

Lynchburg Police have released the names of three police officers who fired their weapons in a shooting on New Year’s Eve. Police have said the officers fired on 29-year-old Jonathan D. Poe after he nearly ran over two pedestrians on Main Street, led police on a chase, then began firing at them after he crashed […]