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Accident results in death of H-SC student

A single-vehicle accident in Farmville early Friday morning led to the death of a Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) student. “There was an accident last night on Abilene Road that did involve Hampden-Sydney students and did have one fatality,” Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department Chief L.W. Gilliam


Hampden-Sydney College student killed, 3 others injured in crash

FARMVILLE, Va. (WRIC) -- A Hampden-Syndey College student was killed and three others were injured in an early-morning crash in Farmville on Friday. Virginia State Police tell 8News the single-vehicle crash occurred at around 12:55 a.m. at the intersection of Darlington Heights Road and Abilene Road


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Friends of the Library donate $5,200

The Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library donated the proceeds from the 2018 Harvest Moon Champagne and Chocolate Gala to children’s programming for the Central Virginia Regional Library (CVRL).


Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int


Plans for fire, rescue underway

Cody Davis, E-911 coordinator/emergency services manager, presented an overview during the recent Buckingham County Board of Supervisors meeting of ways the county’s emergency services department is working to further improve its emergency service communication and response.


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Prince Edward Swimmers Ranked in the State

FARMVILLE – Swimmers for the Prince Edward County High School team have been impressive this year on both the boys and girls portions of meets. The boys 200 Medley Relay came into the most recent meet ranked 16th in the state. As they enter the finals tonight, they are ranked 15th. At the conclusion


An elementary school in Virginia had students play a 'game' that evoked escaping slavery and parents are upset

An elementary school in Virginia is facing criticism from parents and the Loudoun NAACP chapter over a portion of its Black History Month curriculum. Madison's Trust Elementary School students in grades 3 through 5 were taught about the Underground Railroad in gym class, where the lesson was reimagi


Police: Hidden cameras found in Virginia Tech bathrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech Police say they have identified a suspect after two hidden cameras were recovered in on-campus public bathrooms. Police said one of the hidden cameras was disguised as a USB wall charger that was plugged into an outlet, while the other was disguised as a clothing hook


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i


Winchester resident crowned Mrs. Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. - While many people know about the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, a Winchester resident has earned a different title: Mrs. Virginia. Brieanna King-Kulik was crowned Mrs. Virginia in early February, after holding the title of Mrs. Winchester.


Kenbridge Man Convicted of Raping a Juvenile

LUNENBURG – Joseph Keaton, a 56-year-old Kenbridge man, was sentenced to seven years in prison recently for Rape of a Child Under Age 13 Years after having entered an Alford Plea of Guilty in Lunenburg Circuit Court back in December, 2018. The charge stemmed from a complaint of an incident alleged t


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


No students injured after Virginia Beach school bus accident

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — No one was injured after a Virginia Beach school bus was in an accident Friday morning, a school spokeswoman said. Lauren Nolasco with Virginia Beach City Public Schools said the accident occurred around 6:41 a.m. at 4400 Virginia Beach Boulevard.


Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


It’s a good day in the neighborhood

Something exciting is going to happen in 2019, but you better hurry because time is running out. The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a nonprofit organization is sponsoring a three day, two night trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 2,-4. The trip includes round trip


Virginia Republicans seek testimony from Justin Fairfax accusers before House committee

A top Virginia Republican announced Friday that the state's judiciary committee will invite the two women accusing Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to testify when the legislature returns in April.