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Long-time deputy, K-9 handler announces candidacy for Bedford County Sheriff

Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Kirkland, the longest serving K-9 handler in the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, announced his entry into the race to succeed retiring Sheriff Mike Brown Thursday.


Gift of Hope-inside the case of an abused girl who was locked away from the outside world

Locked in a bedroom, starved, and isolated-that was the experience of one teenager who was held captive in her home for more than a year. Just last month, Sherry Keen, one of the girl's caretakers, was sentenced for her role in the child neglect case. Keen's husband, Wesley, was sentenced last Novem


Snow, ice strand dozens of Virginia drivers

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. - VDOT crews are working to clear roads, but the snow continues to fall on Route 33 in Rockingham County. Virginia State Police have responded to dozens of stuck drivers due to this snow and ice falling on the road, which is near the county line with Greene County.


Bedford County Schools replacing principals of two high schools

BEDFORD — Bedford County Public Schools will be replacing the principals at two of the division’s three high schools at the end of the current school year. As of Wednesday, the division had posted listings on its website for openings at Liberty High School in Bedford and Jefferson Forest High School


Sheriff: 6-year-old found at meth-lab Virginia home; 2 arrested

MARION, Va. (AP) — A 6-year-old child was present as meth was being made at a Marion, Virginia, home, and now two people have been arrested on child endangerment and drug charges, officials said.


"I fear for all the kids' safety;" Parents concerned about Bedford County school bus stop

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- When the afternoon school bus drives down Route 221, Amy Breen makes her way to the middle of the busy road. She takes her camera out and stands in a turning lane, snapping continuous pictures.


It’s dumping snow on Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains

While heavy rain drenches the Washington region and much of the Mid-Atlantic, it’s cold enough for a picturesque blanket of snow in the high elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Bedford Planning Commission recommends ending limits to fence heights

BEDFORD — The sky will be the limit on fences on residential properties in Bedford County if a recommendation from the county’s planning commission is approved by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.


Lynchburg man pleads guilty to meth trafficking, firearm charge

A Lynchburg man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking and firearm charges. Muncie Robert Kersey, 44, was arrested April 28 when officers with the Lynchburg Police Department were searching for a fugitive who had “precisely nothing to do” with him, according to Assis


Lynchburg Hobby Lobby announces date for grand opening

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The much-anticipated date for Hobby Lobby's grand opening is almost here. The ribbon-cutting is set to take place on Monday, April 8, at 9 a.m. Hobby Lobby is an arts and craft store carrying everything from school supplies to home decor. It is taking over the vacant building where


Man charged with shooting Virginia deputy arrested in Cary

Cary, N.C. — A man accused of shooting a Virginia deputy was arrested Wednesday in Cary. Authorities said police in Richmond, Va. Responded to a shooting in the 2700 block of Lambert’s Avenue at about 11 p.m. Tuesday and found a Henrico County deputy with multiple gunshot wounds.


Former Virginia Preschool Teacher to Be Imprisoned for 41 Years for Sexually Abusing Children

After emotional victim impact statements from parents of young children who were sexually abused at a Virginia preschool, a judge sentenced a former teacher to spend the next 41 years in prison.


Sheetz wants to hire 500+ people in Virginia on Wednesday

Sheetz is looking to hire more than 500 employees across Virginia on Wednesday. Open interviews for the full-time and part-time positions will take place at all Sheetz locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Man with gunshot wound to chest dropped off at Bedford Memorial Hospital

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A 32-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest was dropped off at the Bedford Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning. Authorities say the man was dropped off at the Emergency Department of the Bedford Memorial Hospital in the town of Bedford at 3:45 a.m.


Woman reportedly spends $400 with stolen credit cards at Bonsack Walmart

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - Authorities are asking for help finding this woman they say went on a shopping spree using someone else's credit card. On March 13 at about 11:30 p.m., a person had their stolen credit cards used at the Bonsack Walmart, according to the Roanoke County Police Department.


Campbell County man shot, dies

At 2:54 p.m., March 11, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office responded to Benchmark Dr., located in Evington, Virginia, in regard to a call for assistance needed for a gunshot victim.


Woman sexually assaulted in her car at Roanoke shopping center, warrants say

ROANOKE, Va. - The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a reported sexual assault that happened in a shopping center parking lot last month. On Feb. 28, shortly after 9:45 p.m., a man dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask, forced the victim into her car as she left work and sexually assa


Wythe woman named Miss Crooked Road

ROCKY MOUNT — A 23-year-old Wythe County woman was selected from a field of six contestants in Franklin County Saturday to become Miss Crooked Road 2019. Reagan Delp, of Elk Creek, will represent the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail this summer during the Miss Virginia Pageant in Lynchburg. Miss Cr


Lynchburg resident's license to practice law revoked

Effective Tuesday, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Lynchburg resident Cherie Anne Washburn’s license to practice law based on her affidavit consenting to the revocation.