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Amherst County authorities searching for man considered 'armed and dangerous'

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they consider 'armed and dangerous.'. Deputies responded to Smile Gas at 5201 S. Amherst Highway at Madison Heights around 11:20 a.m. for an assault in progress.


Police seek man wanted on abduction, assault, weapons charges

AMHERST Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help locating a man wanted on assault, abduction and weapons charges. According to a release, the sheriff's office responded around 1:30 a.m. Monday to Smile Gas at 5201 S. Amherst Highway, Madison Heights today


Virginia State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Loudoun County

One person died in a single-vehicle crash Feb. 17 in Western Loudoun County, according to the Virginia State Police. VSP is investigating the crash, which was reported at 10:59 a.m. on Feb. 17.


Lawmakers pass bills addressing eviction rates in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) -- A handful of bills designed to address high eviction rates and unaffordable housing in Virginia are closer to becoming law. The Virginia House and Senate passed four bills -- House bills 2229, 2054, 1681, and Senate bill 1448 -- that seek to address the issues.


Six people arrested on drug charges in Amherst County

AMHERST COUNTY, Va (WFXR NEWS) - Amherst County Sheriff's Office has arrested six people, suspected of drug dealing, as part of Operation Steel Cobra. Cody Wayne Lipscomb - one count of distribution of a controlled substance Schedule I or II.


Bridge to honor Trooper Dowell could happen as early as this summer

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET)-- The Amherst community wants to honor the loss of Trooper Lucas Dowell who had his life stolen away while serving his community. They want the bridge leading into town of Amherst from Route 29 near the Ambriar Shopping Center to be named in his honor.


Virginia winter storm: Significant icing possible

RICHMOND, Va. — A few lingering showers are possible early Monday morning, mainly south and east of Richmond. Then skies will clear, with a rather gusty west-northwest breeze boosting afternoon temperatures into the upper 50s.


Trio receives Valentine's Day gift of 27 total charges from Lynchburg police

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Police seized a variety of stolen items arrested three men on Valentine's Day whom they believe are responsible for multiple crimes in Lynchburg. Lynchburg police have been investigating numerous thefts from vehicles, two burglaries and two stolen cars near the University of Lynchbu


Virginia Beach City Council weighing options to address parking in Cavalier Shores

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Parking can be scarce these days in the Cavalier Shores neighborhood as ongoing nearby construction is sending workers to the neighborhood to find parking.


Prep track & field: Amherst's Coles thrives in Region 4D championships

In Salem, Amherst’s Caleb Coles won a meet-high three events to highlight the local performances at the Region 4D indoor track & field championships at Salem College’s Cregger Center.


Sweet Briar’s IHSA team wins Zone 4, Region 4 Team Championship

The Sweet Briar IHSA team wrapped up the regular season on Sunday at the A. Elizabeth Morrison Equestrian Center by securing the Zone 4, Region 4 Team Championship, while sophomore Kaitlin Duecker earned high-point rider.


Wells Fargo branch in Amherst closing permanently

The Wells Fargo branch at 258 S. Main St. in Amherst will close permanently May 15, according to a notice. The closure of the branch and its drive-up services will take effect at noon that day, the notice states.


Men charged with series of larcenies, burglaries around Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Three Lynchburg men have been arrested and face multiple charges after an investigation into several larcenies from vehicles, burglaries and the theft of cars in Lynchburg.


Multiple people transported to the hospital following crash in Bedford County

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police say multiple people were transported to the hospital following a crash along Route 501 in Bedford County on Sunday. Police tell WDBJ7 that a call came in around 3:41 p.m. for reports of a crash near Holcomb Rock Road.


Virginia Democrat running for state legislature under fire for past anti-Semitic remarks

A Democratic candidate who has apologized after once saying that giving money to Israel was worse than donating to the Ku Klux Klan is looking to win a seat in the Virginia state legislature on Tuesday.


Virginia: Senate votes to repeal Jim Crow exemptions from minimum-wage statute

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Virginia Senate Democrats led a bipartisan effort to overturn a Jim Crow-era exemption from the state’s minimum wage law that has remained in place for deca


Virginia ABC accepting applications for Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. In an effort to reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia ABC is now accepting grant applications for the 2019-2020 Alcohol Education and Prevent


Winter Storm Watch issued for southwest, Central Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. - Monday is starting off soggy, but the wintry weather holds off until Tuesday night. Temperatures climb back to around 50 degrees and we'll dry things out by Monday afternoon.


Meet DC, Virginia's Most Annoying Robocallers

WASHINGTON, DC — Few things are as irritating as seeing your phone buzz, picking it up and realizing it's a robocall, where someone is trying to trick you into giving up your bank and credit card information. With tax season coming up, you can expect even more of those calls to waste your time.


Why do people move to Virginia from other states?

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. All US states have a certain appeal to them. Each one offers unique benefits and can captivate your attention for a number of reasons. However, out of the 5