Sports psychologist who works with local athletes weighs in on Simone Biles

Sports psychologist Dr. Tiff Jones is a certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) who is on the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Sport Psychology Registry. She’s worked with numerous athletes, including many at the University of Lynchburg, on getting their “head in the game”. The Morningline discussed the Simone Biles situation with Dr. Tiff: WLNI […]

Lynchburg judge dismisses lawsuit challenging transgender guidelines

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by faith-based conservative groups challenging guidelines on the treatment of transgender students in public schools, ruling that the group lacked standing. News outlets report Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge J. Frederick Watson, who dismissed the suit Tuesday, questioned whether policies would actually affect the […]

Professor Eric Goff Breaks Down the Physics Behind Simone Biles

Professor Eric Goff from the University of Lynchburg joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about the physics that goes into letting Simone Biles do every thing that she does in the sport of Gymnastics! WLNI · The Morningline: Professor Eric Goff 07/28/2021

Lynchburg Police investigate car thefts

Lynchburg Police are looking for two men who stole several vehicles from Deacon’s Garage on Tyreana Road earlier this month.     Sometime overnight between July 9th and 10th,   the men stole four vehicles.    The suspects in the thefts appeared to be two white men wearing black pants and black shirts. Both suspects covered their faces with black t-shirts […]

Lynchburg Police seek hit-and-run suspect

Lynchburg Police are searching for a suspect after a hit and run crash on Fort Avenue Friday afternoon. Police say two vehicles collided just before 3pm in the 5500-block of Fort Avenue The suspect vehicle, a maroon four-door Chevy Silverado with tinted windows, black rims, and a short truck bed, fled the scene going down […]

UPDATE: Body found, believed to be that of missing Virginia woman

UPDATE: LURAY, Va. (AP) — Officials say a body believed to be that of a missing Virginia woman has been found in the Shenandoah National Park. The park said Saturday that the search for Julia Christine Devlin has been suspended, based on a preliminary identification of the body. Devlin was a University of Virginia economics […]

Bedford man charged with 2nd degree murder

One man is dead, another charged with second degree murder in Bedford.   Around 7am Wednesday, Bedford Police went to 1107 Pinecrest Avenue and found the body of 18-year-old Braeden Michael Bailey.  They say Bailey’s death was  caused by trauma to the head.  Friday, police arrested 21-year-old Mr. Tyler Lee Booth of Bedford and charged him […]

One person critically injured in Appomattox Co. wreck

One person was critically injured in a wreck in Appomattox County last night.  It happened in the 32-hundred block of Richmond Highway.  Appomattox County and Concord Rescue crews found the vehicle in the median with one occupant that had been ejected. That person was flown to the hospital in critical condition.  Authorities haven’t released a […]

UPDATE: Victim identified in Appomattox County murder

UPDATE: Appomattox County authorities have identified the victim in Wednesday morning’s homicide on Spring Grove  Road.  The sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Carlos Rican Roman Jr. of Spout Spring, was found by law enforcement with a gunshot wound and died at the scene.   36-year-old Charles Roosevelt Abbitt Jr. of Spout Spring is charged with second-degree murder […]

Lynchburg Police offer $10,000 reward in 2011 homicide

Lynchburg Police are offering a 10-thousand dollar reward in connection with a decade-old  homicide.   41-year-old Jeffrey Rhoden was shot and killed the evening of August 1st,  2011 at the intersection of Maple and Poplar Streets.  Lynchburg Police have reopened the investigation and are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.   Here is […]