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Bedford dispatch says Route 460 is blocked due to a mudslide.

Bedford County dispatch confirms a mudslide is blocking parts of Route 460.Dispatch added the debris is near where Routes 122 and 460 meet.Drivers are encouraged to be cautious.We'll keep you updated on traffic delays and changes.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.

WSLS - 2018-05-20 01:58:12

Bedford County Fire and Rescue save injured hiker on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedford County Fire and Rescue say they were flagged down to save an injured hiker on the James River Sunday.According to the rescue crews Twitter post, units were on the river and had to use lowering equipment to get to the hiker.The medics helped the hiker, and sent them to the hospital.No word on

WSLS - 2018-05-20 23:05:23

Bedford crews working to rescue car stranded in water

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) -UPDATE: 10:26Forest Volunteer Fire Department oifficials say they located the vehicle but now say they found no victims inside.--According to the Bedford County Special Operations crews, several people are stuck inside a vehicle trapped in water.The Forest Volunteer Fire Depart

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-05-19 22:24:00

Two rescued in Bedford County after pickup truck stalls in rising water

According to the Bedford County Special Operations Command, two people were rescued after their pickup truck got stuck in rising water.It happened on Foster Road in the Montvale area of Bedford County, according to the SOC.The SOC says crews performed a shallow water crossing to bring the two people

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-05-19 05:00:00

Lynchburg Police searching for man wanted for attempted murder

Police say an argument among family members and acquaintances at 4602 Hartford Street led Christopher Phelps, 27, to shoot his gun.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-05-19 11:25:00

Jimmy Carter gently jabs Trump at Liberty commencement

"I don't know if President Trump would admit that or not," Carter said, drawing laughter. The remark harkened back to controversies over Trump's claim of a massive inauguration crowd exceeding 1 million, despite photographic evidence suggesting otherwise.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-05-19 20:35:44

Roanoke juvenile shot Friday was trying to steal motorcycle, police say

John Billett, 47, of Blue Ridge, told police he met with 20-year-old Rodnicka Richardson to sell her the vehicle. During that meeting, Richardson was joined by Khalil Graves, 20, of Roanoke, and a juvenile male, police said.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-05-19 13:43:00

Mudslide on Route 501 in Bedford

BEDFORD, Va (WSET) - Bedford County dispatch confirms that a mudslide on U.S. route 460 has shutdown at least one lane on the eastbound side.They are advising drivers to be cautious in the area.It's near the Route 122 interchange and the exit for the D-Day Memorial.Westbound lanes are not impacted b

WSET - 2018-05-19 21:29:05

Man shot in neck after an online meet up in Roanoke

From Roanoke Police:Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:30pm, Roanoke Police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 12thSt. SW and Salem Ave. SW. On arrival, officers located a juvenile male who had been shot in the neck.

WFIRNEWS.COM - 2018-05-19 11:41:36

Person shot in apparent Roanoke robbery

Buy NowPolice investigate the scene of a shooting outside a store located 12th Street and Salem Avenue on Friday evening.ANDREW ADKINS | The Roanoke TimesOne person was wounded by a gunshot Friday night near the corner of 12th Street and Salem Avenue in Roanoke’s West End neighborhood, city police s


Police: 2 wanted for taking $300 from 7-Eleven ATM with stolen card number

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police are searching for two men involved with credit card fraud at 7-11 on Bedford Avenue.They said the men withdrew $300 from the ATM with a stolen card number.If you have any information on this incident, contact Officer Metzger at james.metzger@lynchburgva.gov.


Roanoke police investigating reported shooting on Salem Avenue

ROANOKE, Va.- Police are investigating a possible shooting in Roanoke Friday evening.Roanoke dispatch received the call about 6:30 p.m. about a person with a reported gunshot wound in the 1300 block of Salem Avenue SW.Stay with us for more on this breaking story.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All right


Body found in Forest Lake woods

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Jimmy Carter jabs Trump — just a little — in commencement speech

Carter said, "I don't know if President Trump would admit that." The remark harkened back to controversies over Mr. Trump's claim of amassive inauguration crowd exceeding 1 million, despite photographic evidence suggesting otherwise.

CBS NEWS - 2018-05-19 18:39:00

Swift water rescue underway in Bedford County

Crews are responding to Turner Branch Road, which is near Stewartsville, according to the National Weather Service.


Two charged after man shoots juvenile in self-defense during motorcycle sale gone wrong, police say

Officers spoke with a 47-year-old Blue Ridge man who told them that he had made arrangements online to meet with 20-year-old Rodnicka Richardson, of Roanoke, to sell a motorcycle.

WSLS - 2018-05-19 04:03:52

MANHUNT: Man wanted on grand larceny, breaking & entering charges

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police are looking for a man on felony grand larceny and breaking and entering charges.Jeffrey Marlando Johnson, 47, is this week's manhunt subject.Johnson is wanted on a felony grand larceny charge and a felony breaking and entering charge, according to Lynchburg


I-581 ramp closed on Peters Creek Road

ROANOKE, Va.- The ramp from I-581 South in Roanoke is closed on Peters Creek Road.Heavy rain overnight has prompted flash flood warnings throughout the area.


Roanoke County police investigate bank robbery in Hollins area

A surveillance camera image of the robbery suspect.Submitted photoA man with no gun but what must be a wig took an undisclosed amount of money from a Roanoke County bank Thursday morning.The robbery was reported at the SunTrust Bank on Williamson Road in the Hollins area, according to county police.


Water flooding into roadway in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) --Drivers may deal with some flooding on roadways in Bedford County near Stewartsville.The National Weather Service reports that 2 feet of rapid water is flowing over the intersection of Hazelwood Terrace and Beagle Club Road.Some debris and a small tree is also reported