Youngkin lays out ‘COVID Action Plan’ for Virginia

BC-VA–Virus Outbreak-Virginia Jan 20, 2022 6:00 PM Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued an executive order intended to continue offering hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers extra flexibility as they deal with the latest COVID-19 surge driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. The state’s newly inaugurated Republican chief executive also laid out what […]

Lynchburg man charged with murder of his 2-month old daughter

The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested a man for the death of his 2-month-old daughter.   On January 18, at 5:17 p.m., the Lynchburg Police Department and the Lynchburg Fire Department were called to McCausland Ridge Apartments, 2075 Langhorne Road, in reference to an infant with breathing problems. Emergency personnel attempted life-saving measures on scene […]

Youngkin calls on lawmakers to enact “sweeping revision of change”

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is asking the divided Virginia General Assembly to work with him to enact his “sweeping vision of change” for the state. In his first joint address Monday to the Democrat-controlled Senate and GOP-controlled House, the governor reiterated many of his campaign pledges while offering some new specifics. He avoiding certain issues such […]

Centra Health suspends visitation at Lynchburg General Hospital, other facilities

Centra Health has temporarily suspended visitation at Lynchburg General Hospital because of an increase in COVID cases. That includes hospitals,  Emergency Departments, Urgent Care,  Primary Care Practices and all CMG locations. It does NOT apply to clergy, parents of minors, doulas and support personal. Exceptions will be made for end-of-life care.   Here is more […]

Child injured in overnight shooting in Lynchburg

A 10-year-old child was injured when someone fired into his house overnight  in Lynchburg.  Police say around 1:30 this morning, someone fired into a residence in the 700 block of Grady Street.   A 10-year-old boy inside suffered a grazing gunshot wound and was treated at the scene for a superficial injury.  No one else was […]

Omicron variant strains resources at Lynchburg General Hospital

Centra Health officials say the Omicron variant of COVID is straining resources at Lynchburg General Hospital.  The hospital has 133 patients today, surpassing the previous high of 131 last January. Centra officials say they’re only doing surgeries that are absolutely necessary. They say it’s also affecting the Emergency Room, where close to 100 people have […]

Northam issues limited emergency order as virus cases rise

AP-VA–Virus Outbreak-Virginia Jan 10, 2022 1:30 PM RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam has issued a limited emergency order to help hospitals and other health providers address Virginia’s soaring number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. The order lasts 30 days, which means it will be in effect after he leaves office and Republican Gov. […]

New GOP leaders say Virginia to join vax mandate challenges

AP-VA–Vaccine Mandates-Virginia, 1st Ld-Writethru Jan 7, 2022 11:30 AM RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s incoming Republican governor and attorney general are pledging that the commonwealth will join other Republican-led states and business groups in challenging Biden administration mandates intended to increase the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate. In a joint statement,  GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin and […]