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Bedford dispatch says Route 460 is blocked due to a mudslide.

Bedford County dispatch confirms a mudslide is blocking parts of Route 460.Dispatch added the debris is near where Routes 122 and 460 meet.Drivers are encouraged to be cautious.We'll keep you updated on traffic delays and changes.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.

WSLS - 2018-05-20 01:58:12

Jimmy Carter gently jabs Trump at Liberty commencement

"I don't know if President Trump would admit that or not," Carter said, drawing laughter. The remark harkened back to controversies over Trump's claim of a massive inauguration crowd exceeding 1 million, despite photographic evidence suggesting otherwise.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-05-19 20:35:44

Lynchburg police searching for man connected to shooting

Police said Phelps is wanted on charges of brandishing a firearm, discharge of a firearm in an occupied dwelling, reckless handling of a firearm, and attempted murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

WSLS - 2018-05-19 16:09:54

Amherst County woman facing animal cruelty charges again

A deputy went to Butler's property on St. Mary’s Road where they found: "two horses, one black and white, and one tan, both with ribs showing and protruding hip bones, which is an indication of malnutrition."

WSLS - 2018-05-18 22:07:57

Tornado no match for owners of Appomattox farm house

“After the tornado, this structure was demolished,” Traci Davids said from her kitchen this week. “We had a massive pecan tree over here, and she was tall as the house and she came tumbling down. The roof all disappeared, the walls were like, wet for months. We didn’t have a whole roof for eight mon

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-05-18 21:29:00

No serious injuries in Appomattox three-vehicle accident

The Appomattox County Rescue Squad arrived and checked the driver of a small white station wagon, which received heavy front-end damage. The driver was not seriously injured, however, but appeared to have sustained minor bruising on a hand. No other injuries were reported.


Lynchburg celebrates the Royal Wedding with a tea party

LYNCHBURG, Va., (WSET)--- People in Lynchburg celebrated the Royal wedding with a watch party at the Ploughcroft Tea room downtown Saturday afternoon.

WSET - 2018-05-19 22:14:31

Wannabe youth pastor in Buena Vista guilty of federal child porn charges

Christopher Collins, 32, of Buena Vista, entered guilty pleas on Wednesday in the United States District Court in Lynchburg to charges of possession of child pornography and attempting to send obscene material to a minor under the age of 16.


Lynchburg Police searching for man wanted for attempted murder

Police say an argument among family members and acquaintances at 4602 Hartford Street led Christopher Phelps, 27, to shoot his gun.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-05-19 11:25:00

Police: 2 wanted for taking $300 from 7-Eleven ATM with stolen card number

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police are searching for two men involved with credit card fraud at 7-11 on Bedford Avenue.They said the men withdrew $300 from the ATM with a stolen card number.If you have any information on this incident, contact Officer Metzger at james.metzger@lynchburgva.gov.


Body found in Forest Lake woods

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Swift water rescue underway in Bedford County

Crews are responding to Turner Branch Road, which is near Stewartsville, according to the National Weather Service.


Appomattox County Public Schools names new superintendent

Dr. Bennett will replace current Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dorinda G. Grasty, who will be retiring on July 1.

TIMESVIRGINIAN.COM - 2018-05-19 09:02:00

MANHUNT: Man wanted on grand larceny, breaking & entering charges

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police are looking for a man on felony grand larceny and breaking and entering charges.Jeffrey Marlando Johnson, 47, is this week's manhunt subject.Johnson is wanted on a felony grand larceny charge and a felony breaking and entering charge, according to Lynchburg


Amherst County woman faces new animal cruelty charges

Gerri Butler, 65, of Lowesville, is charged with two counts of cruelty to animals, according to Amherst County Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Grieser.


Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: May 21-25

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-05-19 04:00:23

Buena Vista man, studying to be youth pastor, pleads guilty to child porn

LYNCHBURG, Va.- A 32-year-old Buena Vista man, who was studying to become a youth pastor, pleaded guilty to child porn charges.


Lynchburg traffic stops fall 50 percent since 2013

In 2013, city police stopped a total of 21,606 vehicles, but by 2017, the total fell to 10,779.


Central Virginians find detours around the roadblock of license suspension

Hertig left prison in mid-February, and like thousands of other people in Central Virginia, he is prohibited from driving a car because his license has been suspended. To get to work in Madison Heights from Lynchburg, he bought a $500 moped in March with money he received from working while incarcer


Two shot, one pistol-whipped in domestic incident in Lynchburg, police say

LYNCHBURG, Va.- Three people were taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning after what Lynchburg police are calling a domestic incident in nature.At 2:17 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Cabell Street for a reported malicious wounding.When officers arrived, they found a 33-year-old m