Virginia marijuana legalization timetable has many confused

The date for legalizing marijuana possession is drawing near in Virginia, and people have questions. Advocacy groups have been flooded with calls from people trying to understand exactly what becomes legal in July. State lawmakers voted in February to allow up to an ounce of marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when […]

3 dead, 2 missing after tubers go over North Carolina dam

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead and two remain missing after a group floating a North Carolina river on inflatable tubes went over a dam. Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates said Thursday that a group of nine people were tubing on the Dan River and went over a Duke […]

UPDATE: Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting in Amherst County

The investigation continues into a fatal shooting involving Virginia State Police personnel that occurred Wednesday evening (June 16, 2021) in Amherst County.  The incident began at approximately 5:39 p.m. Wednesday, when state police received a request from the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office for assistance with apprehending Kendall A. Jamerson, 35, of Dillwyn, Va. The sheriff’s office advised […]

Bedford Co. Sheriff’s Dept. retires K-9, makes other changes over new marijuana law

Beginning July 1st, marijuana will be legal in Virginia, and that means changes for police departments across the state and their K9 units who are trained to detect marijuana.   Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller says the new law has affected his department’s three police dogs: Sheriff Miller says the dogs cost upwards of $15,000.   He […]

Family Dollar murder investigated as domestic incident; infant uninjured

Lynchburg police say they don’t believe Monday afternoon’s homicide at the Family Dollar on Fort Avenue was a hate-crime. The victim, 23-year-old Erica Jade Boykin, was a transgender man.  Police say they’re investigating it as a possible domestic incident.     The homicide marrks Lynchburg’s seventh of the year. Journalist Andre Whitehead joined the Morningline with more […]

Lynchburg Fire Marshal’s office asks for help in solving curbside fires

Someone’s been setting fires in Lynchburg – and the Fire Marshal’s Office is asking for the public’s help in its investigation.   The Fire Marshal says the fires have been set among household items that have been set out curbside for brush and bulk pickup.  It’s been happening primarily in the middle Rivermont Avenue area and […]

Woman rescued from James River in Amherst County

The Amherst  County Sheriff’s office says a missing woman has been found – after an overnight search.    The woman was reported missing last night shortly after 8 o’clock and sheriff’s officials found her vehicle in the Monacan Park near the James River.  Numerous local agencies came in to help, and after an extensive air, water […]

Lynchburg Police investigate homicide at Family Dollar on Fort Avenue

Lynchburg Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at the Family Dollar on Fort Avenue just before 6pm yesterday.      The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Erica Jade Boykin of  Lynchburg.   Police have no suspects.  Councilman Chris Faraldi is concerned about the trend:

Liberty University announces plans to expand Hydaway Lake

Liberty University announced plans today to expand Hydaway Lake – from six acres to 31 acres by next fall.   The lake is located on Candler’s Mountain – above Liberty’s campus.    School officials say over the next ten years they plan to develop the lake into new educational and recreational opportunities for students – which could […]

Two people injured, woman charged in Brookneal shooting

The Campbell County sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting in Brookneal yesterday. Around 3am, dispatchers received a distress call indicating that two subjects had been shot and injured at a residence on Caroline Avenue.  41-year-old Sherry Marie Wright, of Brookneal, VA has been charged with two (2) counts of malicious wounding, and two (2) counts […]