One confirmed death in Bedford County crash

Update: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S.M. Krantz is investigating a fatal crash in Bedford County. The crash occurred at 4:20 p.m. Monday (July 16) on Goode Road at the intersection of Goode Station Road.

A 1997 Jeep Wrangler was traveling north on Goode Road when it swerved to the left to avoid striking a deer in the roadway. The Jeep crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the highway. The vehicle then struck a ditch and overturned. It came to rest on its wheels.

The driver of the Jeep, a 17-year-old Bedford, Va. female, was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.
The passenger, a 16-year-old Bedford, Va. female, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the Jeep. She died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.

Previously: At 4:30 p.m., Monday (July 16), Virginia State Police responded to a traffic crash in Bedford County. The crash occurred on Goode Station Road when a vehicle ran off the road and overturned. There is one confirmed fatality. The crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Woman sought for using stolen driver’s license to pawn goods is ID’d

Photo; Campbell Co. Sheriff

UPDATED news release: The subject referenced below has been identified. The Campbell County’s Sheriff’s Office would like to thank those who provided information for their assistance and rapid response.

PREVIOUS: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a female subject using a stolen Virginia Driver’s License to pawn items at local pawn shops. The female subject may also be using the stolen ID to cash stolen checks.  If you have any information regarding the true identity of this female subject, or leads on this case, please call Central Virginia Crime Stoppers @ 1-888-798-5900 or visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at  Enter a tip ONLINE at or  use the P3 app on your mobile device. You may also contact Investigator M. Bryant at Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9707  or via email at


Liberty University hosts Virginia Commonwealth Games

Dan Foutz, president of Virginia Amateur Sports, talks to The Morning Line about the upcoming Virginia Commonwealth Games.

Dan Foutz Commonwealth Games (071218)

Bedford County man charged with Forest rape

News release: The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation of an alleged rape that occurred on July 5, 2018 in the Forest area of Bedford County. The victim and the suspect were acquaintances. During the course of the investigation Joshua Adam Caudill, age 27, of Thaxton was identified as the suspect. Caudill was arrested on July 11, 2018 and charged with Rape and Object Sexual Penetration. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Facility without bond. The investigation is on-going.

Madison Heights woman killed, Appomattox man charged in Amherst Co. accident

From State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper C.A. Sheron is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday (July 10) at Route 130 and Dixie Airport Road. A 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck was eastbound on Route 130 when it was making a left turn onto Dixie Airport Road. As the pickup was turning, a westbound 1995 GMC Safari van failed to stop for its red light, continued into the intersection and struck the turning the pickup truck. The impact of the crash caused the pickup truck to spin around and overturn onto its roof. The driver of the pickup truck, Linda B. Perry, 63, Madison Heights, Va., was flown to UVA Hospital, where she later died. She was not wearing a seat belt. The driver of the van, Russell G.M. Lynch, 37, of Appomattox, Va., was not injured in the crash. Lynch was wearing a seat belt. Trooper Sheron charged Lynch with reckless driving.

‘The Morning Line’ talks about the Lynchburg Police Foundation

Paul Whitten and Eugene Wingfield visit the show to share about the Lynchburg Police Foundation and how you can be a member.

Lynchburg Police Foundation Interview (071018)

MLB star Stephen Strasburg pitches in Lynchburg Tuesday

Photo: Washington Nationals

News release: Lynchburg, Va. – The Lynchburg Hillcats are excited to announce that Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will pitch at City Stadium on Tuesday, July 10, as part of a rehab assignment with the Potomac Nationals. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Strasburg, 29, has been sidelined with shoulder inflammation since leaving a start on June 8 against the San Francisco Giants. The right-hander is scheduled to start, and throw 50-60 pitches in his rehab outing.A native of San Diego, Calif., Strasburg was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Nationals in the 2009 MLB Draft. He is a three-time All-Star (2012, 2016, 2017) and was the National League strikeouts leader in 2014. Strasburg becomes the first MLB player to rehab in Lynchburg since Edinson Volquez in 2010. It will be 2Fur Tuesday at City Stadium, featuring buy one-get one free tickets and $2 concession deals. Read the rest of this story »

‘The Morning Line’ talks with City Councilman Jeff Helgeson

Helgeson talks with about the recent vote for Mayor and Vice Mayor in Lynchburg.  Listen to the full interview here:

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Janet’s Five and Dine sponsored by F&L Market

F&L Market has North Carolina sweet potatoes for .59 a pound. Use them to make this deliciously different potato salad!

Sweet Potato Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery hearts
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions

For the Mustard Dressing:

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced*
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Bring a large bot of salted water to a boil, then add the sweet potatoes. Simmer just until fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes depending upon the size of your potato chunks. Drain, gently and quickly rinse with cold water, then set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon. Once cool, crumble it into a large bowl. Add the celery and green onions.
  3. Prepare the mustard dressing: In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the jalapeno, mustard, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes to the bowl with the bacon, drizzle with the dressing, then toss gently to combine. Taste and season with additional salt/pepper as desired. Serve warm, chilled, or at room temperature.

State police issue critically missing adult alert for 39-year-old woman

From News Release: The Virginia State Police has issued a critically missing adult alert on behalf of the Virginia Beach Police Department on 07/05/2018 at 1801 hours.

The Virginia Beach Police Department is looking for Bellamy Malaki Gamboa, an Asian female, 39 year old, height 5’01”, weight 135 lbs, with brown eyes, and black hair. She has a tattoo of a band of roses on her right arm and “Bellamy” tattooed on her right ankle.

She is believed to have been abducted and in danger. She was last seen on 07/01/2018.

Please contact the Virginia Beach Police Police Department at 1-757-385-8175 if located.

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