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'Like a family': Amherst teenager eager to serve fire department

“I can’t wait to go into burning buildings,” said Mackenzie in a recent interview at the department’s fire station on Second Street in Amherst. “Ever since I was little, that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, if I could. Just help people.”

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-10-15 04:00:00

Sheriff: Man, woman dead after shooting in Bedford Co., no search for suspect

BEDFORD., Va. (WSET)- Two people are dead after officials responded to a shots fired call in Bedford County Monday morning.The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is investigating in the 1100 block of E Lois Court.According to officials, a male and female were found dead in the home.They said deputies a

WSET - 2018-10-15 01:35:54

Man dies in single-car Augusta County crash

The Virginia State Police said the fatal crash happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Stover School Road, less than a mile north of Route 673, in the Greenville area in the southern part of Augusta County.

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-10-15 14:13:00

Two dead after late night shooting in Bedford County

ByKelvin Whitehurst|Posted:Mon 6:01 AM, Oct 15, 2018|Updated: Mon 6:19 AM, Oct 15, 2018BEDFORD Co., Va. --Bedford County Sheriff's Office confirm that two are dead after a late night shooting.The sheriff's office received a call last night at 11pm of a shooting at 1100 block East Lois Court in Bedfo

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-15 06:01:00

Attorney to continue representing suspect in Forest homicide

Tevante Deshaun Pannell, 23, of Evington, is represented in general district court by attorney Gary Straw, and Bedford Circuit Judge James Updike Jr. said he would ask Straw to continue representing Pannell.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-10-15 17:16:00

Police: Greenville man killed in crash

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) —A Greenville man was killed in a crash late Friday evening, according to State Police.

WHSV - 2018-10-14 21:04:00

Adult playground in Nelson County attracts thousands

“That’s what they all tell me anyway,” said Emily Fiorini, festival manager for Sunday’s Spartan Race in Arrington. “They say that the muddier it is the more fun that it is for them.”

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-10-15 01:01:00

‘Waltons’ celebration coming soon to Schuyler

LYNCHBURG — The Walton’s Mountain Museum and Hamner House will celebrate the museum’s 26th anniversary this coming weekend.Earl Hamner Jr. created the popular TV show “The Waltons” based on his life growing up in Schuyler during the Great Depression and the Second World WarFrom 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-10-14 22:50:00

One person dead after Roanoke County crash involving dump truck

ROANOKE Co., Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke County rescue crews say one person is dead after a crash involving a dump truck.They say the crash happened at 2:50 p.m. Sunday. A dump truck with a load of dirt and gravel travelling north in the 8200 block of Bent Mountain Road hit a four-door sedan traveling in

WSET - 2018-10-14 17:20:13

One dead after accident on Bent Mountain Road

ROANOKE CO., Va. (WDBJ7) --Roanoke County authorities say one person is dead following an accident on Bent Mountain Road.Authorities say at approximately 2:50 p.m., a dump truck with a full load of dirt and gravel traveling northbound in the 8200 block of Bent Mountain Road hit head-on a four-door s

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-14 17:16:00

Decision on Amherst County landfill's fate looms

The landfill, a 280-acre site on Kentmoor Farm Road in Madison Heights, is nearing the end of its current cell in use and a second cell with an estimated lifespan of 14 years is needed if the county continues operating it. Rodgers recommends closing the landfill, capping it and constructing a transf


Cincinnati pilot killed in Virginia air show crash

The crash occurred in a field in the 12,500 block of Beverly Ford Road in Brandy Station, Va., at about 8:10 p.m, according to Virginia State Police.

CINCINNATI.COM - 2018-10-14 02:09:00

One arrested, another wanted after recent Madison Heights break-ins

Deputies need your help finding Shawn Wojdyla, 43, of Lynchburg. He's wanted on charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny.


Police identify officers involved in shootout with Campbell Co. murder suspect

Kidd is accused of killing Robin and shooting her husband, Dale, before fleeing their home in their truck.


An intoxicated, naked man was arrested at Busch Gardens amusement park in Virginia

Officials said the 21-year-old was aggressive and tried to fight bystanders and the officer at the scene. A video that was posted on Facebook shows the moment the man was arrested, A bystander is heard saying “That’s what you get, you got tased.”

CIRCA.COM - 2018-10-14 20:48:48

Amherst Co. Sheriff's Office looking for missing 16-year-old

Caleb Jackson, 16, of Madison Heights has been entered as a runaway and the sheriff's office is hoping you can help locating him.


Man in custody of barricading himself inside Lynchburg home, setting it on fire

LYNCHBURG, Va.- A man is in custody after barricading himself inside of a Lynchburg home and setting it on fire, severely burning himself in the process, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.


Winter's coming: West Virginia sees first snow of the season

Summer turned to fall overnight, with temperatures in the D.C. area dropping 20 to 25 degrees between Friday and Saturday mornings.But at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia, it went straight to winter.The webcam at Snowshoe, WV, captured evidence of some higher elevation snow across parts of

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-10-14 01:45:00

Man hospitalized after large hay bale falls on him in Amherst County

A man was hospitalized Wednesday after a hay bale fell on him in Amherst County, according to county officials.The incident occurred between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. near U.S. 29 across from Sweet Briar College in the area the Amherst County Fair was held in August, Public Safety Director Sam Bryant said T


AEP: 10,000 remain without power across Virginia, restoration expected by Sunday

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Appalachian Power reports that 10,000 customers still remain without power in many areas.