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Officials: Lynchburg intersection blocked due to fallen traffic light

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Officials report that the intersection at Campbell and Florida Ave is partially blocked due to a fallen traffic light. Emergency Communications said they received a call around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police are letting vehicles through from Route 501 back on to Campbell

WSET - 2018-03-20 05:21:15

Police: Driver taken to hospital after losing control, knocking down light poles

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A driver was taken to the hospital in Lynchburg after losing control while driving on Park Avenue Monday morning. Lynchburg Police said the driver lost control and took out a couple light poles near the roundabout in the 1800 block of Park Avenue. Police said they are invest

WSET - 2018-03-19 12:22:49

Officials: Tractor trailer overturned on VA-130 in Amherst Co., all lanes closed

MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. (WSET) -- Officials said Officials say all lanes of Route 130 near Scott's Mansion Road are closed due to a tractor trailer accident. According to officials, the tractor trailer was carrying wood chips when it overturned at around 7:58 a.m. Monday. There is no word of current in

WSET - 2018-03-19 08:25:20

Local cold case for missing man gets new attention from state police

ROANOKE, Va. (WDB7) - A cold case in Vinton is getting a fresh set of eyes from law enforcement and officers say they are already learning new information. In 2013, Christopher Douthat, 24 at the time, disappeared after what his family said was a very typical day. They have not see or hear from hi

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-19 19:00:00

Bedford County dispatchers help police solve robbery

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- A man is in jail tonight for robberies spanning from Waynesboro to Bedford, and a few places in between. Bedford County 911 operators connected the dots that police say helped lead to the arrests. When you walk into the Bedford County E911 call center, there are four c

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-20 07:14:00

Two hospitalized after Bedford County crash

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Crews rescued two people from a crash in Bedford County on Monday morning. At 10:53 a.m., a Bedford Fire Department crew responded to the 3200 block of Moneta Road for a single-car crash that involved a rollover. Crews had to extricate the two people still inside the SUV. Bot

WSLS - 2018-03-20 02:33:09

Poll shows Virginia real estate market favors sellers

ROANOKE, Va. - It's a seller's market, according to a real estate poll Roanoke College released Monday. The findings show both prices and sellers' confidence are on the rise as the number of homes on the market is dropping. The poll shows all major cities in Virginia have rising home prices. The me

WSLS - 2018-03-19 21:56:00

Martinsville Police investigating domestic violence related homicide

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A man is dead after being stabbed by a woman during a domestic dispute. Police say, Michael Antonio Lightfoot, 29, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital after being stabbed by Katelia Shavon Beal, 31 during a domestic dispute. Beal was arrested and

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-18 21:35:00

Winter Storm Watch issued for parts of region

ROANOKE, Va. - There is potential for significant snow may impact travel later this week, according to the National Weather Service. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for multiple counties in our area, these include Bland, Giles, Wythe, Pulaski, Montgomery, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd, Craig, Allegh

WSLS - 2018-03-19 20:16:55

Man wanted for hit and run involving a pedestrian

LYNCHBURG, VA - Lynchburg police are looking for the man responsible for a hit and run involving a pedestrian. Officers said it happened on Saturday just after 10:00 a.m. in the 3700 block of Campbell Avenue in Lynchburg. The suspect's car could possibly be a white or silver Oldsmobile Alero with Vi

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-03-18 19:53:47

Man hospitalized after Langhorne Road crash

A man was hospitalized Friday after crashing his Buick LeSabre into a tree on Langhorne Road. The man suffered a serious injury and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, according to Lynchburg Fire Department Capt. David Jackson. Jackson said the fire department responded around 7:50 a.m. t


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


70-year-old woman dies in Montgomery Co. crash; charges filed against Roanoke driver

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Evelyn Martin, 70, of Dublin died after a vehicle crash in Montgomery County on Thursday. Deputies said they responded to the 3600 block of Peppers Ferry Road after receiving a report of a crash. When they arrived to th


Bedford County deputy saves co-workers' lives

BEDFORD, Va. - Deputy Rachel Cocke is an evidence technician for the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. "It comes into a secure location at the Sheriff's Office. I retrieve it, and I enter it in my system. Putting it in a secure location, and to keep the chain of custody," Cocke said. Dec. 28 was an


21-year-old hospitalized after shooting in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. - A 21-year-old man is in the hospital after a shooting in Roanoke on Thursday evening. At 5.02 p.m. police investigated at the 800 block of Jamison Avenue SE for a report of shots fired. While responding, officers received another call that the 21-year-old victim, who was shot in the


Rocky Mount man dies after crash in Franklin County

FRANKLIN CO., Va. (WDBJ7) According to Virginia State Police, Gregory Michael Muse-Berger, 24, of Rocky Mount died after a crash in Rocky Mount Tuesday. Ty-Shaun Maurice Benguche, 26, of Rocky Mount was driving his 2007 Dodge Caliber north on Route 640 near Route 800 in Franklin County when the vehi