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Bedford man killed in US 460 crash

A Bedford man was killed Wednesday after he was thrown from an SUV after a single-vehicle crash, police said. Jason P. Lutz, 40, died after the 2004 Jeep Cherokee he was driving ran off U.S. 460 in Campbell County near the Bedford County line, struck a guardrail and overturned, Virginia State Police


Police: 4 arrested after trying to cash fake check, leading police on chase in Bedford

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Bedfoed Police have arrested a woman in connection with fraud in several Union Bank locations. They said they were notified around 11 a.m. Wednesday of a report of a woman attempting to cash a check that was believed to be fraudulent at the Union Bank Drive through in the


Three generations have served at Fisher's Restaurant in Bedford

Fisher's Restaurant has been serving the people of Central Virginia for more than 80 years. The Fisher's originally opened the restaurant and gas station in 1937, and today it's owned and operated by Lisa and Don Callahan.


Virginia lawmakers will consider expanding protections for pet owners

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia lawmakers will consider expanding protections for pet owners and animals. A Virginia Senate committee will hear legislation Thursday by Attorney General Mark Herring.


Two arrested after alleged fraud attempt at bank

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Bedford police have arrested two people and are investigating two others after an alleged attempt to cash a fraudulent check at a bank. On Jan. 16, police were called to Bedford Union Bank after employees suspected a customer was trying to cash a fraudulent check at a drive-t


Car crashes through Bedford County home

BEDFORD COUNTY, VA. (WFXR News) - Forest Volunteer Fire Department and Bedford County Special Rescue teams responded to a call after a car ran into a house Tuesday night. According to officials, it happened on Colby Drive around 11 p.m.


Wood stove catches mattress, clothes on fire in Lynchburg home

LYNCHBURG, Va. - For the second time in a matter of days, a wood stove has caused a house fire in our area. The latest one was at a home on Mill Lane in Lynchburg. The call came in just before 9 a.m. Thursday.


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Cruiser with K9 inside rear-ended during storm

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Authorities have released dash cam video that shows the moments that a deputy's cruiser with a K9 inside was rear-ended during a winter storm over the weekend.


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pushes for racial reconciliation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is leading a group trying to promote racial harmony as Virginia commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in the state.


UPDATE: One person dead following crash in Campbell County

CAMPBELL CO., Va. (WDBJ7) -- Update:. Virginia State Police identify the driver of Wednesday night's deadly single-vehicle crash in Campbell Co. Police identify the driver of the vehicle as Jason P. Lutz, 40, of Bedford.


Family of Virginia mom killed after Snapchat post pleads for change in driving law

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A family pleading for change visited the Virginia State Capitol Wednesday, holding a photograph of Lakin Ashlyn Gabel that was uploaded to Snapchat in 2017.


Bedford County Planning Commission recommends removal of fence restrictions

BEDFORD — The saying “good fences make good neighbors” may be put to the test in Bedford County if supervisors approve a recommendation from the Planning Commission to no longer limit the height or style of fencing allowed on residential properties.


Snowy surprise closes Amherst County schools

Because of road conditions at higher elevations caused by snowfall, Amherst County schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 18. Persistent snowfall blanketed the area Thursday from mid-afternoon until well into the evening. Bedford and Amherst counties were under a winter weather advisory overnight, with


Master Sergeant BBQ adds a dining area in Vinton

VINTON, Va. (WDBJ7) - Master Sergeant BBQ has just added a dining room next to it's mobile food truck in Vinton. The Vinton Mayor joined the food truck's owners and others for a ribbon cutting to mark the grand opening of the dining area. Now, you can pick up food from the food truck and stay and en


Virginia Family Terrified After Mysterious Double Homicide

A Virginia mother and daughter are terrified a killer or killers could be looking for them after a father and son were killed in a Fauquier County home in November. “My husband a very good guy, and he worked so hard for my family,” My Nguyen said. “And my son, he very good boy. I don’t know what hap


SUV runs into Bedford County home

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Firefighters say an SUV rammed into a Bedford County home Tuesday night. It happened around 10 p.m. on Colby Drive, which is in the Forest area. There is significant damage to the home's attached garage. We're working to find out if anyone was hurt.


Weed legalization, decriminalization bills for Virginia die in committee

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) -- A local delegate's push to legalize marijuana for recreational use was shot down, as well as several other major bills aimed at decriminalizing or legalizing the drug, before they even reached the full General Assembly again this year.


Sears store at Virginia Center Commons mall closes Sunday

Even as Sears chairman Eddie Lampert is trying to salvage what's left of the iconic retailer, the Sears store at Virginia Center Commons mall in northern Henrico County is counting down its last days.


2019 Virginia Tech Hokies Football Schedule

On Wednesday, the 2019 schedule for the Virginia Tech football team was announced. Make your plans now to cheer on the Hokies at Lane Stadium, which is widely considered to be one of the best atmospheres in college football.