Lynchburg Police investigate bomb threat at Heritage High School

Lynchburg Police are investigating a bomb threat toward Heritage High School yesterday afternoon. Lynchburg City Schools placed the high school and Heritage Elementary School next door on restricted entry and exit while police investigated. Lynchburg Police worked with the Liberty University Police Department to search the grounds. They lifted the restrictions after not finding any threat.  Here’s more from LPD: Bomb […]

Truck carrying turkeys overturns in Amherst County

Virginia State Police say a truck full of turkeys overturned on Route 29 in Amherst County around 9am yesterday. The truck’s driver, 46-year-old Michael W. Kimble of North Carolina received minor injuries. He’s charged with reckless driving.  The truck was hauling several hundred live turkeys and several of them escaped into the nearby woods. Amherst County […]

Pedestrian killed in Campbell County crash

The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at 8:08 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, in Campbell County.    A 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was traveling south on Route 29, near FNB Dr., when it encountered a pedestrian in the travel lane attempting to cross the road. The […]

Lynchburg teen injured in Cabell Street shooting

Shooting Incident in the 100-Block of Cabell Street  LYNCHBURG Va. — The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 100-block of Cabell Street, tonight.   On December 3, at 6:28 p.m., LPD officers responded to Cabell Street for a person with a gunshot wound. When officers arrived on scene, a juvenile male was located with a non-life-threatening injury. The […]

Undefeated No. 18 Liberty faces No. 8 Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Liberty’s undefeated season will take the Flames to the Fiesta Bowl to face Oregon. Liberty (13-0) will play in a bowl game for the fifth straight season, but first under coach Jamey Chadwell. The Flames moved up to No. 18 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday and were No. 23 in the […]

State regulators OK Appalachian Power rate hike

Here is the story from Cardinal News: State regulators on Thursday signed off on a request by Appalachian Power to raise electricity rates, which will increase the average residential customer’s bill by about $16 a month, or about 10%. The State Corporation Commission order said the new rates will take effect 60 days from the date of […]

Lynchburg City Council votes 4-3 to extend curfew for teenagers

Lynchburg City Council voted last night to extend the 11pm citywide curfew on teenagers for another six months.   It went into effect earlier this year after the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy on Floyd Street. Police chief Ryan Zuidema gave an example of how it’s been working:      Zuidema says vehicle larcenies are down […]

Lynchburg City Council votes 5-2 to censure Councilman Marty Misjuns

Lynchburg City Council last night voted 5-2 to censure Council member Martin Misjuns.   The censure says Misjuns threatened city staff and insulted their professional reputations, lacked decorum and decency while engaging fellow members of council, and attempted to solicit assistance for conducting a setup for a colleague’s town hall meeting with the intent of […]

UPDATE: Matts Creek Fire 100% contained

UPDATE: More than two weeks after it broke out, the Matts Creek Fire in the Jefferson National Forest is now fully contained.  The Appalachian Trail and other nearby areas closed by the fire reopened this morning.  The Forest Service is reminding hikers reentering the burned area to watch for fire-weakened trees and unstable, burned ground.  […]