U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart catches up with The Morning Line

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Stewart talks about the Governor’s new state budget, Congressional leaders $1.3 trillion budget, the Maryland shooting, Austin bomber, and his upcoming visit to the area.

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Police seek suspect for Lynchburg hit-run that critically injured pedestrian

Stanford Hailey

At last word, Lynchburg Police were still looking for 32-year-old Stanford Hailey. He faces charges for Saturday’s hit-run accident on Campbell Avenue that critically injured a pedestrian. Along with felony hit and run, charges include driving with a revoked license.

UPDATE from Lynchburg Police: On March 20, 2018 the Lynchburg Police Department obtained warrants for Stanford Mercel Hailey age 32 resident of Lynchburg in reference to the hit and run that occurred in the3700 block of Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg Virginia. Stanford Mercel Hailey is  charged with the following:  1.  Felony Hit and Run  2.  Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle  3.  Driving while License Revoked. Stanford Mercel Hailey is currently wanted on the above charges and may possibly be driving a silver Oldsmobile Alero. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Lynchburg Police Department 434-455-6041.

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Liberty University plans to build a new arena

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Trey Falwell talks on The Morning Line about exciting things happening at the university and the new arena to come.

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Liberty to build multi-use arena next to Vines Center

A new, 125,000-square-foot arena at Liberty University will provide additional space for sporting events, concerts, and other events that don’t require a venue as large as the 10,000-seat Vines Center.

Construction on the Liberty Arena, which will be located between Arthur S. DeMoss Hall and the Vines Center, is expected to start this fall. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the first basketball game in 2020. The arena is the latest project in Liberty’s nearly $1 billion campus rebuilding, which has included several new, world-class, academic, athletics, and housing facilities.

The new arena will seat up to 4,000 — with bleacher, club, and loge seating options — and up to 4,500 with floor seating. It will host men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as women’s volleyball games. (The Vines Center will continue to be used for any games in which attendance is expected to exceed 4,000). The facility will become the operations center for the volleyball program, with expanded locker rooms and office space.

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UPDATE: Standoff ends, suspect in custody

James Kirk

UPDATE: The lengthy standoff in Lynchburg is over. Officials confirm the person at the center of it is James Kirk, and he was taken into custody around noon today, almost 21 hours after police first tried to serve a warrant. Kirk is wanted for involuntary manslaughter that’s related to a DUI accident.

FROM LYNCHBURG POLICE: On March 15, 2018, after over 20 hours of actively working to resolve the incident on Lakeview Drive, 27 year old James Robert Kirk, of Goodview Virginia, was safely taken into custody at 11:55 a.m. and transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail. He was arrested on outstanding Bedford Grand Jury indictments for 1) Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter related to a DUI (18.2-36.1(B)) and, 2) Driving While Intoxicated (18.2-266). He is currently being held without bond. A firearm, as well as drug paraphernalia, was discovered in the vicinity of where James Kirk was taken into custody. This matter remains under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department, and charges are pending at this time.

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Republican candidate, Ben Cline, runs for U.S. Congress in the 6th District

Cline talks about becoming a Convention Delegate for May 19 and the latest from Richmond.

Ben Cline interview

Independent Republican, Albert Billingsley, runs for Lynchburg City Council

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Janet and Larry learn about his concerns on The Morning Line.

Albert Billingsly interview

Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster talks on the Morning Line

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Mayor Foster talks about the proposed 2019 budget, her years on City Council, and being the first female Mayor in Lynchburg.

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Mrs. Lynchburg, Amanda Powers, visits the Morning Line

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Powers shares her amazing story about winning the title and representing the Hill City.  She’ll compete for the Mrs. Virginia title in April.

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6th District Republican Candidate Kathryn Lewis visits the Morning Line

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Lewis is the youngest of eight Republican candidates competing for Bob Goodlatte’s seat in the 6th District.  Here’s the Morning Line interview:

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