3 of 6 husky puppies stolen from Va. pet salon found

AP-VA–Puppies Stolen Jan 23, 2022 12:50 PM HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Three of the six newborn huskies stolen from an eastern Virginia pet salon have been found and reunited with their mother. The dogs’ owner revealed the news as police announced Saturday a homeless man was arrested and charged with breaking into the business and […]

Woman found seriously injured in roadway; Lynchburg Police investigate cause

The Lynchburg Police Department is asking the public for assistance with an investigation involving an injured woman.     On January 21, 2022 at 7:38 p.m., the Lynchburg Police and Lynchburg Fire Departments responded to the 1400 block of 10th Street for a woman lying in the roadway. A 24-year-old female was located and transported to […]

Masks will be optional for students in Bedford County Schools beginning Monday Jan. 24th

After voting last week to make masks optional for students beginning February 1st, the Bedford County School Board voted 4-3 last night to change that date to Monday, January 24th. The move follows Governor Youngkin’s executive order to allow masks to be optional for students.  Some Bedford County parents have responded with a petition asking the […]

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 […]

Centra offers COVID testing sites

As the demand for COVID testing has continued to increase, opportunities for testing have been madeavailable:o Centra testing event every Wednesday from 1-4pm and every Saturday from 8-1pm for themonth of January, at Lynchburg Family Medical Residency Practice; 2323 Memorial Avenue,Suite 10, Lynchburg. Testing is for anyone 16 years or older who has symptoms or […]

Centra officials say Omicron may be peaking

Centra Health officials say cases of the Omicron variant of COVID may be peaking in the area. Lynchburg General Hospital currently has 138 COVID patients,  more than the previous high of 131 in January of 2021. But they say while the numbers are straining their system, there are early indicators that this may represent the peak of […]

Madison Heights man killed in crash

A Madison Heights man was killed in a crash in Amherst County early yesterday morning. It happened around 2:30am.  State police say 21-year-old Daniel W. Walker, Jr. was headed north on Colony Road when his vehicle ran off the road, hit a tree, and came to rest in a creek. Police say Walker was thrown […]

Local school systems respond to Youngkin’s order on optional masking in schools

Governor Youngkin’s executive order allowing parents to opt out of classroom mask mandates is set to take effect Monday, but school systems in Virginia are responding in different ways. Campbell County superintendent Bobby Johnson told the Morning line:   The Bedford County School Board had already voted last week to make masks optional. Lynchburg City says […]

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 […]