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Protective order petition Bedford County school resource officer withdrawn
A hearing for the petition was held Friday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Bedford County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. According to court documents, the order to dissolve the protective order was signed that same day after the teen asked to withdraw it.
Protective order against Bedford deputy dismissed as case continues
A 15-year-old has asked to end a protective order she took out against a Bedford County sheriff's deputy who was working as a school resource officer.After a hearing Friday in Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, a petition for the order was dismissed without prejudice, which means an orde
Bedford hearing draws dozens to debate over future of 'Old Yellow' campus
The property has four buildings — a two-story main building that was built in the 1930s, the three-story “Old Yellow” that was built in 1912, a one-story cafeteria building built in 1964 and a two-story gymnasium built in 1999. Data from Bedford County’s website lists the property’s value as $7.6 mi
Man charged with attempted murder makes bond
A Liberty University employee charged with attempted murder of his wife was granted $50,000 bond Tuesday and ordered to stay out of Virginia.Michael James Hiskey, 27, is also charged with abduction and two counts of assault and battery against his wife. Court records show he was arrested Nov. 4 from
Winter storm watch issued for parts of viewing area
Freezing rain will be most likely west and north of Lynchburg. This includes any county that touches Interstate 81 plus Floyd, Franklin, Bedford, Amherst and Nelson counties. Freezing rain creates the worst driving conditions as freezing rain is “regular rain” that freezes to objects 32° or colder.
Parents hope embezzlement charges won’t hurt Timberlake Dixie Youth
Richard Lee Mathews, 44, of Campbell County, the president of Timberlake Dixie Youth and April Lynn Mathews, 50, of Campbell County, the treasurer of Timberlake Dixie Youthhave been charged with two counts of embezzlement and two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.
Health center transportation service drives up need for second van for Campbell, Bedford counties
A little more than one year after launching its first free transportation service, Johnson Health Center has given patients 1,600 rides to and from their doctor’s appointments.What started as a dream in 2016 became a reality when a 15- passenger van was donated to the federally qualified health cent
Two arrested, charged in Franklin Co. break-ins
On Nov. 8, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office executed multiple search warrants in the Glade Hill and Union Hall areas, recovering 37 items that had been reported stolen, according to a news release.
PREP FOOTBALL: High school football playoffs lineup
High school football playoffs lineupRegion 3CFirst RoundSign up for breaking news emails & contest alerts! Click here to sign up.Heritage-Lynchburg 34, Rustburg 13Liberty-Bedford 40, Spotswood 38Western Albemarle 33, Rockbridge County 17Brookville 16, Fluvanna County 6Friday’s Games Regional Semifin
LU director suspended after arrest on charges including attempted murder, assault
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) – An employee at Liberty University has been suspended from his position due to assault and battery, attempted murder, and abduction charges.
One person trapped in crash, taken to the hospital after suffering minor injuries
BEDFORD, Va. - In Bedford , one person was taken to the hospital after being trapped in a crash.This is a picture from the Bedford Fire Department's facebook page.The Bedford Fire Department says they responded to a three vehicle crash at the intersection of Moneta Road and Bunker Hill Loop Saturday
Bedford County firefighter training dedicated to fallen firefighter
BEDFORD Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- Firefighters from all over the state will be participating in hands-on training in Bedford County on Saturday. It's the second annual "Truck School;" and the event isn't just about learning. It's hands-on firefighting training. An idea Forest Fire Chief Monty Coleman b
KFC introduces chicken and waffles to menu for limited time
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A southern staple is making its way into fast food restaurants.KFC is added chicken and waffles to its menu on Monday, November 12. The chain said it's pairing their extra crispy fried chicken with Belgian-style waffles topped with Mrs. Butterworth’s maple-flavored syrup.Pri
37-year-old Bedford woman dies in car crash
BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR News) - A 37-year-old woman is dead after a crash in Bedford County on November 6.According to Virginia State Police, Laurie A. Overstreet from Bedford, Virginia died at the scene, she was wearing a seatbelt.The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 122, less than a mil
State police identify driver in fatal Bedford County crash
Laurie A. Overstreet, 37, of Bedford died at the scene of the crash on Virginia 122, about a mile south of Virginia 643, police said.
Father, son found dead in Virginia home ruled homicide
Father, son found dead in Virginia home — BEALETON, Va. -- Fauquier County Sheriff's Office said the death of a father and son that were found in a residence in Virginia has ruled a homicide.
"Six dollars too much": Inside a Bedford County woman's fight for a kidney transplant
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Last year in Bedford County, more than 4,000 people applied for Medicaid. According to Andrew Crawford, Director of Bedford County Social Services, 2,150 applications were accepted. Kimberly Taylor, 43, was one of 2,400 who were denied. She makes just enough to not qual
Police ID woman killed in Bedford County crash
Laurie A. Overstreet, 37, of Bedford, died at the scene of the crash, according to an emailed news release from state police spokesperson Corinne Geller.
Attorney: Alleged MS-13 gang member fears assassination
BEDFORD — An attorney representing an alleged MS-13 gang member charged as an accessory in the death of a Lynchburg teenager intends to ask a judge to ensure his client’s safety while in jail, saying his client fears assassination.In a letter to Bedford County Circuit Court filed Thursday, Charlotte
Three arrested, charged in property damage to Bedford Co. school
Three people have been arrested and charged with trespassing and property damage at a Bedford County school, authorities say. On Nov. 2, Bedford County Sheriff's deputies arrested Chance E. Taylor, 18, and Austin J. Andrews, also 18, according to a release from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. B