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Amherst County Sheriff's Office investigates alleged armed robbery

AMHERST Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged armed robbery that occurred April 12 in the parking lot of the BB&T branch location in Madison Heights.


Monroe couple accused of stealing mail from Amherst County residents

An Amherst County couple facing multiple felonies in Amherst and Lynchburg for vehicle thefts and other related offenses now is accused of stealing mail from residents in Amherst County, according to the county’s sheriff’s office.


Portion of James River trail closed in Amherst County

A paved section consisting of about a few hundred feet on the James River Heritage Trail in Amherst County has been closed to public use in recent months after the county discovered paving went into a private landowner’s property, according to county officials.


Suspects charged in alleged mail theft in Amherst County

AMHERST Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Amherst County Sheriff's Office has identified two suspects in a string of alleged larcenies from mailboxes around the county late last year. According to a news release, the sheriff's office began receiving complaints of the thefts in December 2018, primarily in the


Body found in James River identified as missing Lynchburg man

BIG ISLAND, Va. - The medical examiner has determined that the body recovered from the James River last week is that of a missing Lynchburg man. Nathan Faidley's body was found on April 11 in the James River in Bedford County.


Report: New Amherst County schools' program reducing suspensions

The recently launched Alternative Suspension Center program in Amherst County Public Schools has led to a 63% reduction in out-of-school suspensions in the division’s high school and two middle schools during a two-month period, according to school officials.


Colleagues remember Nelson County Deputy Rose Clark

NELSON COUNTY, Va. - For Deputy Aaron Harris, walking through the Nelson County Courthouse will never be the same. "One day, we were down in circuit court. I ran down like, 'Rose, we got to bring this guy up, that guy up, how the world are we going to get all this done?' She looked at me like, 'Why


Perrow is moving to Amherst County; Win or lose, his time on City Council is limited

Lynchburg City Council member Turner Perrow says his family will move out of the city to Amherst County, and whether or not he wins the 23rd House of Delegates seat, his future time on Council is limited. He spoke with Reporter Andrew Whitehead:


Speakertree Records opens new café in Lynchburg

Speakertree Café opened its own coffee shop last Friday, which sells coffee in collaboration with local and national bands and artists. The new café, Backline Coffee, is located at 901 Jefferson St. inside the record store and is a “music-drawn coffee brand,” owner Blake Gederberg said.


Two arrested after Campbell County man found dead

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. - Two men face multiple charges in connection with the murder of a 54-year-old Campbell County man this past weekend, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.


Lynchburg police, community members holding Spring Festival Saturday

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg police are calling all parents and children this weekend. On Saturday, April 20, police officers and members with One Community One Voice will host a free Spring Festival at Miller Park in Lynchburg.


Virginia police sergeant fired after being linked to white supremacy

A Virginia Capitol Police sergeant was fired this week following an internal investigation into social media posts that apparently referenced white supremacist groups, according to The Washington Post.


Virginia couple left dog abandoned in garage after move, animal control says

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- A couple is facing animal abandonment charges after officials in Virginia believe they moved and left their dog behind. Chesapeake animal control officers found the dog in the garage after they got a call from a concerned neighbor.


Murder charge against city man moves forward in court

A murder charge against a Lynchburg man from a late November shooting will go before a grand jury, a judge decided Thursday. Tyler Andrew Dabney, 19, is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in a felony from a Nov. 28 shooting at the James Crossing Apartments. He appeared Thursday in


Roseland man seriously injured in single-vehicle crash

A Roseland man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Rockingham County on Wednesday morning. At 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Rockingham County on Virginia 259, one mile west of Virginia 820.


'It's not a prison': Children physically restrained and isolated In Virginia schools

8News Investigates takes an in-depth look at children who are being physically restrained and isolated in Virginia schools. While it's legal, some parents say their children have been hurt in the process.


Amherst County Deputy uses Narcan to save a life one day after training

AMHERST, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Field Deputy Mark Jordan has worked with the Amherst County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is trained to handle a variety of calls, from a cardiac arrest to a traffic violation.


Lynchburg man denied bond following weekend shooting

A man charged in a city shooting from last weekend was denied bond Wednesday. Leon Rufus Rose, 45, is charged with malicious wounding, possessing a firearm as a felon and using a firearm in a felony.


Lynchburg Humane Society executive director leaving after less than 5 months

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A woman who moved to Lynchburg less than five months ago to lead the city's non-profit humane society is leaving "to pursue new opportunities," according to a statement released by the organization Thursday.


Man accused of raping child in Currituck arrested in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A man charged with statutory rape of a child in Currituck County has been arrested in Chesapeake. The Currituck County Sheriff's Office said earlier this month Howard S. Bendigo was wanted on that charge as well as sexual battery. The circumstances surrounding the charges ar