Fire damages downtown Bedford businesses

From the Bedford County Fire Marshal’s Office: On January 27th at around 10:45 a.m. Bedford Communications received multiple 911 calls that reported a commercial structure on fire in the 100 block of South Bridge Street in the Town of Bedford.  Bedford Communications alerted the Bedford Fire Department, Forest Fire Department, Moneta Fire Department, Bedford County […]

Lynchburg Police arrest teenager, seek another suspect in carjacking

Lynchburg police say a teenager is behind bars and they’re looking for another suspect in a carjacking in the 800 block of Graham Street last night. Two males robbed the victim at gunpoint and drove away toward Bedford Avenue in the stolen car. They eventually led police on a chase that ended on Aaron Place where […]

The Best of the Burg – 01/27/2023

Best of Burg

Mari and Anthony are joined by the man, the myth, the legend, Rich Roth for the fourth Friday in January! We talk about some more Firsts in the Burg including the Craddock Terry Shoe Company and their importance in the Lynchburg area. In the Partnering for Good segment brought to you by Bank of the […]

Virginia Senate committee kills bills to limit abortions

A Democratic-led Virginia Senate panel has defeated several bills that would have restricted abortion access in the state. Among them was a measure that was a priority for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The bill sponsored by Lynchburg Senator Steve Newman would have banned abortions after 15-weeks, with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the […]

Two inmates, including double murderer, escape Abingdon jail

Two inmates are on the loose after they escaped from jail in Abingdon yesterday. Authorities say 51-year-old Johnny Shane Brown and 31-year-old Albert Lee Ricketson escaped from a recreational yard. Ricketson is serving time for a double homicide.  Brown escaped from another jail, in Tennessee, last year. They’re both white men last seen wearing red […]

EC Glass football coach Jeff Woody stepping down after eight seasons

E. C. Glass High School Head Football Coach Jeff Woody is stepping down from the team after 8 seasons. School officials credited him with elevating the program into a consistent playoff team, including the past season where the Hilltoppers reached the Class 4 State Semifinals.   Lynchburg City Schools is beginning a search to replace Woody right […]

Lawyer: Admins were warned 3 times the day boy shot teacher

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — An attorney says a Virginia teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old student during class plans to sue the school district. Diane Toscano, a lawyer for the 25-year-old teacher, Abigail Zwerner, said Wednesday that on the day of the shooting, concerned teachers and employees warned administrators three times that the […]

Lynchburg City Council members clash over tax relief

Lynchburg City Council is discussing tax relief for residents.  Republicans in the majority on council have said the city overtaxed residents when it left the real estate tax rate at 1.11 as home values were going up.  They’ve been divided on how to provide tax relief.  Vice Mayor Chris Faraldi wants to hear some different […]

UPDATE: 14-year-old boy arrested for threatening phone call to EC Glass

UPDATE: A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for making a threatening phone call to E. C. Glass High School. Around 7:40 yesterday, someone called the school claiming to be armed and saying he was going to harm the  principal.   E. C. Glass was on lockdown for most of the school day with nobody allowed in or out. […]

Virginia Senate panel OKs gun bills after campus shootings

Summary RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Democrat-led Virginia Senate panel is advancing a range of gun control bills, including legislation meant to address recent campus shootings at the University of Virginia and a Newport News elementary school. The Senate Judiciary Committee signed off Monday on measures that would tighten Virginia’s gun storage regulations and ban […]