Fatal shooting in Bedford County; suspect in custody

From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: At 4:20 p.m. Sunday May 10, 2015, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting a shooting at 961 Summit Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge. Bedford County deputies arrived on the scene at 4:38 p.m. and found a deceased white male lying in the driveway of the residence. It appeared […]

Goodlatte writes letter to federal government agency heads on Ebola outbreak

House Judiciary Committee Chairman and 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, of Roanoke County, says he wrote a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Transportation seeking answers about the Ebola outbreak. (Continue reading for news release from Congressman Goodlatte and text of letter) Click HERE […]

Goodlatte asks President to ban travel from Ebola-ravaged countries to the U.S.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman and 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, of Roanoke County, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he use his authority to temporarily ban individuals traveling to the U.S. from affected West African countries. (Continue reading for news release from Congressman Goodlatte, including letter to President Obama) Click HERE to […]

Parts of Va. battlefield to be preserved

MIDDLETOWN, Va. (AP) _ More than 180 acres of the Cedar Creek Battlefield will be preserved through two recent land acquisitions. Media outlets report that the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and a coalition of community groups have acquired a conservation easement protecting 179 acres in Strasburg known as Island Farm. A Confederate division crossed the […]

VDOT reschedules public hearing for Goode Road bridge

Updated: Tues., 10/14/14 8:22 a.m. From the Virginia Department of Transportation: VDOT TO RESCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON ROUTE 668 (GOODE ROAD) IN BEDFORD COUNTY SALEM — The Virginia Department of Transportation will reschedule the previously announced public hearing for a proposed project to replace the Route 668 (Goode Road) bridge over the […]

UPDATE: Second child dies in Lynchburg day care fire

Thurs., Sept. 25 7:44 a.m. There is another fatality from last Friday’s fire at an unlicensed home-based day care. Lynchburg Fire Department Battalion Chief Jason Campbell tells WDBJ7 that a child still in the hospital died Wednesday night. Another child died on Sunday and at last check, a third child remained in critical condition at […]

Former LU ROTC professor killed in Afghanistan

Liberty University says a graduate and former ROTC professor was killed this week in Afghanistan, the result of Taliban attack. The university issued a news release saying that Major Michael Donahue, 41, died from wounds suffered in a suicide bombing at a base outside of Kabul. Donahue’s numerous decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze […]

Man sentenced to 14 months in case of young girls being tattooed

  A Campbell County man charged with trying to remove tattoos from two young girls with a razor blade has pleaded guilty. Daniel Janney, 32, pleaded guilty on Thursday to a pair of lesser charges just as his trial was set to begin. A Campbell County judge then sentenced Janney to 14 months. The girls’ […]

Lynchburg Humane Society finalist in 2014 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge

The Lynchburg Humane Society is one of three finalists in the running to win the $25,000 Community Engagement Award in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced Wednesday the other finalists as Clay County Animal Care & Control in Green Cove Springs, Fla. and […]

Forest man charged in attempted abduction of child and other crimes

A Bedford County man is charged with attempted abduction, three counts of assault and battery, as well as other charges, after several incidents on Monday. The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of the attempted abduction and assault of a 13-year-old boy at a bus stop in Forest. While on that call, dispatchers received two […]