Marijuana Arrests Rise Slightly

Amherst County saw a slight uptick in marijuana arrests last year. According to statistics obtained by the Sheriff’s Office, there were 83 marijuana violations in 2014— compared to the 78 in reported in 2013. Arrests, offficials say primarily occurred in the Madison Heights area. Roughly 60 percent of offenders during both years were men under […]

State Senate Considering Stiffer Penalties for Trespassing

The state Senate is considering stiffer penalties for trespassing on train trestles and bridges. According to the News & Advance, since 1969, there have been at least 13 fatalities locally, on the trestle over the James River between Lynchburg and Amherst County. The two most recent incidents, occurring in November 2011 and November 2014. Senate […]

LCS Releases Early Draft of 2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Lynchburg City School officials, on Tuesday, reviewed an early draft of the 2015-2016 academic calendar. If the measures are passed as laid out then classes would start one week earlier in August and end one week later in June. Administrators say, it would shorten summer, and reduce the summer learning loss, while still giving students […]

LU Student Facing Charges After Being Hit By Car

A Liberty University student is facing charges after police say he was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon. Police say the student, Michael Bryant wasn’t paying attention when he stepped into the road. The accident occurred on Odd Fellows Road, the same place another student was hit in October. Bryant had no broken bones and […]

Female Realtors Need to Take Precaution

Authorities are warning female realtors in Central and Southern Virginia after several suspicious calls. The Virginia Association of Realtors tells media outlets, in the past week, a man has called several female agents across the region requesting them to show him homes properties that are located in remote places at night OR in areas they […]

Five Rescued From Burning Home

Five people were rescued from a burning home in Lynchburg early this morning. Crews were called to a home on Dudley Street, off of Florida Avenue just before 3:00 am. Officials say two adults and three children were able to escape out a second floor window onto the porch roof, where crews were able to […]

Four Teenagers Require Emergency Medical Assistance

Four Pittsylvania County teenagers required emergency medical assistance, some needing hospitalization after ingesting a mystery drug. Sources say the teens, ages 15 to 19 took an unknown, “unprescribed chemical or synthetic substance” in the past week. Media outlets report, investigators are working with chemist to identify the compound and the source behind the distribution. The […]

Man Who Led Car Chase To Spend Next 5 Years in Prison

A man who led police on a high speed car chase that ended in a crash in Nelson County last summer will spend the next five years in prison. 31 year old, Kenneth Michael Moore Jr., had been linked to a methamphetamine ring operating in Nelson County, Waynesboro and Charlottesville. On Wednesday, he pled guilty […]

Board of Supervisors Prioritizing Capital Improvement Projects

The Appomattox Board of Supervisors, today, will be prioritizing capital improvement projects, and deciding what the county hopes to accomplish during the upcoming fiscal year. The News & Advance reports, among the documents up for consideration during today’s work session are items from the county’s planning commission and about $500,000 worth of school projects. According […]

Bill to Keep Training Centers Open Picking Up Support

A bill that would require the state to keep at least three of the four remaining training centers open is picking up support from more legislators. SB 1300, doesn’t specify which locations must be preserved; but does delay action on a training center in Northern Virginia that is currently marked to close next. It would […]