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Multiple vehicle fires in Forest Wednesday morning

FOREST, Va. (WDBJ7)-- According to the Forest Volunteer Fire Department Twitter, multiple vehicles were reported on fire Wednesday morning at townhomes in the area. The Forest Volunteer Fire Department says in a tweet that crews arrived to the scene of a truck fire, as pictured above, as well as a s

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-17 15:22:00

Police: Woman charged after accident on 460 in Appomattox

APPOMATTOX, Va. (WSET) -- Police say a woman is recovering at the UVA Medical Center after an accident on Route 460 in Appomattox Tuesday afternoon. Officials say Donna Dixon crashed at around 4 p.m. They had to call in a helicopter to fly her to UVA. Currently, officials have no word on the exten

WSET - 2018-01-16 22:52:07

Overnight snow closes Lynchburg-area schools, coats roads

The Virginia Department of Transportation's Salem District office, which includes Bedford County, warned of snowy and icy spots on area roads. "As of 4:30 a.m. this morning, drivers will find the interstates, most primary roads (those numbered 1-599), and secondary roads (those [numbered] 600 and ab

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-01-17 10:34:00

City of Lynchburg prepares for winter weather

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The City of Lynchburg is anticipating snow beginning late Tuesday, January 16 into the morning of Wednesday, January 1 with up to three inches of snow accumulating on the streets. The Public Works Department is prepared for the winter weather event and plans to have crews w

WSET - 2018-01-16 18:38:29

Police: Shotgun blast hits Staunton home

STAUNTON - Police have charged a Staunton man after he accidentally fired a shotgun and struck his neighbor's home, according to a police report. On Jan. 4 shortly before midnight, police said a couple in the 300 block of Mary Gray Lane heard a peculiar noise inside their home. Upon further inspecti

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-01-17 13:30:10

New retail stores headed to Waynesboro Town Center

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Some new places to shop and eat could soon be on the way for those living in Waynesboro. Greg Hitchins, the Economic Development Director for Waynesboro said land in front of McDonalds, in the Waynesboro Town Center has been bought. Charlottesville-based Seven Development

WHSV - 2018-01-17 11:00:00

New trial denied for ex-Fairfield teacher convicted of sex crime

A new trial has been denied for a former Fairfield High School teacher found guilty of a sex crime involving a student. Tyler Conrad, 27, was convicted in May of sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor, during a bench

JOURNAL-NEWS - 2018-01-17 12:35:37

Police: Car accidents increase during snow fall Wednesday

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Highways across much of western and central Virginia continue to be impacted by the falling snow on Wednesday. Virginia State Police troopers are responding to 61 traffic crashes and 6 disabled vehicles statewide. 33 of those 61 traffic-related crashes are in the Appomattox a

WSET - 2018-01-17 11:24:30

Police: Missing 22-year-old found dead in Baltimore County

A missing 22-year-old was found dead in Essex on Tuesday. Baltimore County Police said the death of Omaire Akmal is being investigated as a suicide. Baltimore Police sent out a missing person alert shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, saying family and friends were concerned about him. He had last been

BALTIMORE SUN - 2018-01-17 00:00:00

Rally in Annapolis calls for raise in minimum wage

Supporters want minimum wage raised to $15 an hour Updated: 10:54 AM EST Jan 16, 2018 Supporters want minimum wage raised to $15 an hour ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Two Maryland lawmakers and the Fight for $15 coalition lead a packed rally in Annapolis Monday night, calling for a raise in the minimum wage to

WBALTV.COM - 2018-01-16 15:54:00

Warming centers open across Anne Arundel County

With temperatures expected to take a dive once again Anne Arundel County is working to keep people safe in the cold. The Anne Arundel County Police will designate District Station Community Rooms at the following Precincts as warming centers are open from Tuesday, January 16, 2018 beginning at 6:00

ABC2 NEWS - 2018-01-17 12:28:13

Crofton Woman's Boyfriend Enters Plea In Her Murder

CROFTON, MD - A Crofton man entered a plea Tuesday to charges that he stabbed and beat his girlfriend to death last March and faces a life sentence in prison for her murder. The attacker should never have been free, the county prosecutor said previously when he criticized the judge who released Ryan

PATCH - 2018-01-16 21:04:50

Baltimore robbery leads to gunfire exchange with police

BALTIMORE - Police say a robbery in downtown Baltimore led to an exchange of gunfire between officers and the suspects, who have not been apprehended. Baltimore police said in a statement that officers responding to an in-progress robbery at a 7-11 store around 1:10 a.m. Tuesday were fired upon by t

FREDERICK NEWS-POST - 2018-01-16 20:05:00

Bowie Snowfall Was A Total, Complete Bust - Here's Why

Our area got just a light dusting despite projects of up to 3 inches or more, and an amazing graphic shows why. Well, that was pretty pathetic. After reports that we might get as much as 3 inches of snow or more, we got about as light of a dusting as you can imagine. Even though forecasters always s

PATCH - 2018-01-17 16:09:24

As Howard snow days start to pile up, no word on school makeup days

With its second snow day of the year on Wednesday, Howard County school officials said there is no decision on what adjustments will be made to the school calendar. About a half-inch of snow coated the Baltimore area on Wednesday morning, causing the school system to announce a two-hour delay and la

BALTIMORE SUN - 2018-01-17 17:25:00

Unreliable Police Data Complicates MD Racial Profiling Tracking

BALTIMORE - In an effort to track how police officers are treating minorities, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law requiring police departments to report whom they stop and search. But 17 years later, the statistics that the police departments around the state are filing are incomplete and un

PATCH - 2018-01-17 15:26:30

What color is the news?

Like most elderly gentlemen, I am guilty of watching too much news. My night is not complete without a small dose of Fox News, accompanied by the latest from Paducah and Jackson. Did you ever stop a think how much of our daily news is influenced by color? Our age of political correctness is surely p

PARIS POST-INTELLIGENCER - 2018-01-17 16:27:00

Escape the snow in the Caribbean Saturday in Jackson

The Dream Center of Jackson's biggest fundraiser is this Saturday at the Carl Perkins Civic Center just south of downtown Jackson. Gail Gustafson is the director of the Dream Center, and she said the fundraiser, Night in the Caribbean, is sure to be a fun night. "We've got the Atlantic City Boys com

JACKSON SUN - 2018-01-17 17:56:41

Rules for snow and ice removal

JACKSON, Tenn. - Snow and ice causes problems for people in West Tennessee. Who is responsible for clearing private parking lots and side walk? Madison County Attorney Steve Maroney said state law does not require land owners to keep their property clear of ice and snow at all times, but they must t

WBBJTV.COM - 2018-01-16 23:56:38

Beer Board denies permit appeal

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 11. Alderman Donna Butler was absent. The board discussed acceptance of a grant for $10,000 in dog park equipment from PetSafe. The grant would provide equipment to the proposed dog park, which has already been approved f

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-17 14:47:00