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Lynchburg officers use K-9, baton against man resisting arrest
While officers were writing multiple traffic tickets against the driver, 31-year-old Larry Booker, of Winston Salem, North Carolina, a narcotics K-9 walking around the vehicle noted the presence of drugs in the car, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.
Virginia jobs program to aid Bedford business in expanding product line
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR News) - Blue Ridge Optics, a Bedford County-based business, will receive funding from a state program to develop a new product line.
Blue Ridge Optics creating new product line in town of Bedford.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Blue Ridge Optics, a producer of high tech optic lenses used in aerospace engineering, medicine and surveillance located in Bedford County, will invest $750,000 to develop a new product line in the town of Bedford.
UPDATE: Bedford teen dies after driver swerves to avoid deer, police say
The girl, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene, Geller said.
UPDATE: One person in custody, another still wanted in search of Galts Mill Road area of Amherst County
Lynchburg police were blocking off Styles Road, off Galts Mill Road, in Madison Heights as authorities searched for a person Thursday.
Empty K-Mart building could become self storage units in Roanoke
Phoenix Partners, LLC submitted a special exception application to the Roanoke Planning Building and Development department to turn the former K-Mart into an indoor, climate-controlled self-storage building.
Restaurant Ridicules Teen on Social Media for Paying With Coins
17-year-old Cohen Naulty went to Beer 88 restaurant in Lynchburg, Va., with some friends. He wanted to pick up the entire tab, but only had a $20 bill. Naulty paid the rest of the $45 bill in quarters that he got from tips working at a different restaurant.
MANHUNT: Man wanted for violating probation on felony drug charges
Moll is wanted after police said he violated his probation on charges that include felony eluding police, felony possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule I or II drug, and felony possession of a schedule I or II drug with the intent to distribute.
Altavista man arrested for attempted murder at Lynchburg apartment complex
Police say they suspect, 21-year-old Calvin Traquan Harrison, of Altavista tried to shoot the victim.
Driving instructor offers tips after Bedford teen dies in car accident
Her Facebook page says she's a Liberty High School student. On Tuesday, her church, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford opened their doors to friends and family who may need prayer or want to talk.
One dead in Bedford County crash
The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. when a vehicle ran off Goode Station Road and overturned, according to Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.
U.S. marshals help arrest man after Lynchburg apartment shooting
LYNCHBURG, Va.- A 21-year-old Altavista man faces a charge of attempted murder after a shooting in Lynchburg on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.
Community celebrates the life of 16-year-old Bedford County girl killed in car crash
BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7)--Today, dozens of people gathered to honor 16-year-old Quincy Plattus in Bedford County.She was riding with another teen Monday when the driver swerved to miss hitting a deer on Goode Station Road. She was not wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene of the crash.One day later
Restaurant shamed him for paying bill with quarters. Now he’s buying food for others
Cohen Naulty, a 17-year-old from Lynchburg, Va., said he only wanted to pick up the tab for his friendsafter they had dinner at the Beer 88 restauranton July 16, WSET reported.
New aerial rope course opens in Bedford County to encourage children to stay active
The course is geared toward elementary through high school age children. "So, this is just another way to get them [children] outside in an exciting, unique opportunity to challenge themselves physically, emotionally, mentally and just get them out from behind the screen and enjoy the outdoors," sai
Girl dies as car swerves to avoid deer in Bedford County, witness says
While a car was heading north toward U.S. Route 221, a deer came out in front of the driver, who swerved and lost control of the car, which ran off the road and overturned, according to a witness.
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line performing in Bedford on Friday
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line will play material from her newest record, "Champion." It chronicles her first year of marriage to bandmate Joe Overton and their struggle to begin a family in light of her diagnosis of premature ovarian failure, which she received as a teenager. Struthers says s
Virginia restaurant says post shaming customer for paying with coins was just a 'joke'
The Lynchburg, Va., restaurant, Beer 88, was called out for shaming a teen customer on social media for paying in quarters.
Bedford County residents raise concerns over a nearby construction site after increased flooding
Gregg Zody, Director of Community Development for Bedford County, walked through the area to see the damage on Monday. Neighbors told him water from construction flows off-site when it rains, and hurts their property. They showed him banks that are destroyed and covered in silt.
Judge Denies Manafort's Request to Move Trial Away From Washington
A federal judge on Tuesday denied Paul Manafort's request to move the first of his two criminal trials hundreds of miles away from Washington. Mr. Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, had asked to move his trial to Roanoke, Va., to avoid political bias and intense media coverage. Bu