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State police investigate Nelson homicide, officer-involved shooting in Amherst

According to VSP spokesperson Corinne Geller, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police responded shortly before 11 a.m. to a residence in the 1700 block of Avon Road in Nelson County, where a deceased person was located. The incident is being investigated as a homicide and search


Man arrested after explosive materials found in Madison Heights homes

AMHERST CO., Va. (WDBJ7) --A man has been arrested after deputies found explosive materials in two homes in Madison Heights on Monday.According to the sheriff's office, Virginia State Police bomb techs responded to the area in Madison Heights where they blew up the explosive materials that were foun

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-15 13:03:00

Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old Madison Heights girl

Madeline Loving, of Madison Heights, has not been seen by family since Monday.

WSLS - 2018-08-14 17:29:55

Lynchburg police searching for two men who store electronics from Best Buy

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for two men who they say stole electronics from Best Buy.Officers responded to Best Buy on Wards Road on July 31 on a report of shoplifting and property damage, police said.According to the Lynchurg Police Department, two black ma

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-14 12:25:00

Greenville man missing for 3 to 4 months

Before going missing, the sheriff's office said Whitmore had minimal contact with his family.He was last seen by an acquaintance in the Greenville area about three to four months ago, according to the sheriff's office.Whitmore is 5 feet,10 inches tall and weights approximately 185 pounds. He has bro

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-08-15 15:42:00

Madison Heights mother indicted on felony charges in infant son's death

Maegan Elaine Collier, 24, was arrested in late April following an investigation into the March 6 death of her son, Kolton Collier, who was a month and 24 days old when he died. She also is charged with another felony count of abuse/neglect of a child involving her other son, a toddler.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-08-14 19:57:00

Lynchburg names Ryan Zuidema interim police chief

This comes after the current police chief, Raul Diaz, announced in June he would be retiring from law enforcement to take a position with the U.S. Air Force.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-08-14 19:56:23

17-year-old Country Cookin server in Lynchburg shows how small acts of kindness can have a priceless impact

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --Have you ever had someone pick up your tab at a restaurant just because? That's exactly what Cohen Naulty did except he picked up a bill in mostly quarters!Naulty is a 17-year-old server at Country Cookin in Lynchburg. He was originally highlighted on social media after he p

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-14 17:31:00

U.S. 29 South blocked in Nelson and Amherst counties

Drivers on U.S. 29 South in Amherst and Nelson counties will face delays this afternoon according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The department reports that U.S. 29 at Virginia 56 in Nelson County is blocked as of 1:35 p.m.In Amherst County U.S. 29 North is blocked at Virginia 151. D


Lynchburg names Zuidema interim police chief

Lynchburg Police Department Capt. Ryan Zuidema displays a police body camera during a presentation at the City Council on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016 in Lynchburg.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-08-14 18:34:00

Missing teen last seen wearing Wendy’s uniform

MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. — The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office has asked for help finding missing teenager Madeline Loving.Loving, 16, of Madison Heights, was last seen August 13.“She was reported missing when she did not show up for work and failed to return home,” an Amherst County Sheriff’s Office sp

WTVR-TV - 2018-08-14 17:51:54

Waynesboro man dies following an incident on Route 29 in Amherst | NewsRadio WINA

A Shenandoah Valley resident who was wanted in connection with a homicide died Sunday in a shootout with Amherst County sheriff’s deputies. State Police say a woman’s body was found in a Nelson County home Sunday morning, and Amherst County deputies spotted a car linked to the victim’s home about


Amherst County deputy taken to the hospital following shooting

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) --An Amherst County deputy has been hospitalized following a deputy-involved shooting Sunday afternoon.According to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office, deputies are asking citizens to avoid Route 29 north of Route 151 for the "immediate future".Authorities from the Amher


Police investigate after two people shot in Lynchburg

This incident is under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call Lynchburg Police at 434-45-6161, or crime stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.


Two men shot in Lynchburg

The men, a 19-year-old Lynchburg resident and an 18-year-old Gladys resident, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Lynchburg Police Department said in a news release Sunday morning.


I-81 south closes all lanes due to crashes

This location is between exit 188 at Route 60 near Lexington and Buena Vista and exit 180 at Route 11 near Natural Bridge and Fancy Hill.Southbound traffic will detour off I-81 at exit 188 and will re-enter I-81 at exit 180.Numerous vehicles are involved in this crash. The Virginia Department of T


Liberty U president calls to 'lock up' several Trump political foes

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr called on Friday for the apparent jailing of several people who have been the target of President Donald Trump's ire in the past. "Are there any grownups w/ integrity left in the DOJ?" Falwell tweeted. "When I was a kid, I watched


Man arrested for assaulting Amherst County deputy

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Lynchburg attempted-murder case sent to grand jury

Christopher James Michael Phelps, 27, turned himself in to the Lynchburg Police Department May 29 and was charged with attempted murder and four gun-related charges.


Lynchburg officials say possible weekend storms may cause more evacuations

LYNCHBURG, Va.- Lynchburg may have to order another evacuation, depending on this weekend's weather.