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Tractor trailer flips over guardrail on Rt 460 East near Appomattox

Traffic was initially blocked in both lanes, then slowed for several hours until towing trucks pulled the truck out of the embankment. Large rolls of industrial brown paper spilled out of the vehicle and are being lifted out with cranes. There is no word yet on the condition or identity of the dri

TIMESVIRGINIAN.COM - 2018-03-21 20:23:00

Virginia woman pleads guilty to trying to murder husband with minivan

AMHERST, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman who said her husband was cheating on her has pleaded guilty to trying to murder him by driving over him with a minivan. Local media reported Thursday that Angel Crews pleaded guilty in Amherst County Circuit Court to attempted second-degree murder, malicious wou

WHSV - 2018-03-23 00:10:00

Report: North Carolina hospital misdiagnoses cancer cases

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina hospital is under review after an investigation showed three patients received unnecessary cancer treatments and a fourth had a cancer diagnosis delayed. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is awaiting word on a federal Med

PILOTONLINE.COM - 2018-03-22 18:37:04

More winter weather ahead, local businesses taking a hit

FOREST, Va. (WSET) -- Winter seems like it's just not ready to give up. Our area is looking at another snow storm expected to hit late Saturday morning and go into Sunday morning -- and not everyone is a fan. "This has been an interesting spring," said Jacob Mast, of Poplar Forest Golf Course. "We h

WSET - 2018-03-22 17:00:59

Woman guilty of running down husband in Madison Heights parking lot

AMHERST - A Madison Heights woman pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted second-degree murder after a prosecutor said she ran over her husband with a minivan in an Amherst County parking lot. Angel Louise Crews, 27, also pleaded guilty in Amherst County Circuit Court to one count each of malicious wou

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-03-22 16:30:00

Authorities Seek Help in Larceny Investigation

SOUTH HILL - Members of the South Hill Police Department are looking for help from the public in the investigation of a larceny that took place on March 8, 2018. The theft occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m. when three individuals entered the AT &T store on Shaw St. in the South Hill area. A larceny

SOUTHSIDEMESSENGER.COM - 2018-03-22 19:13:00

Pig Floyd: New restaurant comes after two Amherst Co. restaurants close, combine

(WSET) AMHERST Co., Va. (WSET) -- A new restaurant is opening in downtown Amherst where the old Travelers Tavern used to be. It's called Pig Floyd. The owners of Travelers Tavern and Boomer BBQ, which both recently closed, decided to join hands and open the restaurant together. They serve lunch and

WSET - 2018-03-22 15:32:37

Virginian-Pilot wins 12 honors in state photo contest

Steve Gunn has been editor since 2015. A veteran journalist, his mission is simple: Serve South Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina with great local journalism. He loves speaking to civic or neighborhood groups about our mission - so ask him! Steve Gunn has been editor since 2015. A veteran j

PILOTONLINE.COM - 2018-03-22 16:00:00

Wilson man charged with murder

WILSON, N.C. (WITN) - A Wilson man is facing murder charges after Wilson Police say he stabbed a man to death Saturday afternoon. Wilson Police arrested Kelvin Mangum Jr., 27, for the death of Bobby Jones, 50. Officers responded to a call around 2:20 p.m. on Suggs Street. There police found Jones ly


Possible North Carolina record bluefin tuna caught off Outer Banks

MANTEO, N.C. A retired general reeled in a possible North Carolina state record bluefin tuna Saturday. The 877-pound fish was caught from the charter boat "A Salt Weapon" Saturday by Scott Chambers, a retired U.S. Army General, said Lesley Endee, wife of boat captain Dennis Endee. Chambers battled w


Day trip to Farmville: From Green Front to High Bridge to Sandy River adventures

On weekends when weather is nice in Farmville, downtown parking spots are filled with cars with license plates from neighboring states and as far away as New York and Florida. "Some are parents of students from the two colleges here, Longwood and Hampden-Sydney," said Jordan Ruffan while wiping down


As the Page Turns - Times Virginian: News

Spring seems to be hiding, but we are ready for the warmer weather at the Library. We have a nice selection of gardening, landscaping, water pond maintenance, craft projects, canning and preserving, beekeeping, soap and candle making books, and lots more to choose from. Just in time for craft shows,


Chesterfield Police looking for man who stole wallet, tried to use bank card

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Chesterfield Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a wallet from a woman shopping at Kroger Sunday night. Police say the suspect then tried to use a stolen bank card at a Wawa on Midlothian Turnpike. Police ask that anyone who recognizes the suspect call


Officials arrest Halifax native on drug counts

A 29-year-old Halifax native who was wanted on two sealed indictments issued by the Halifax County Grand Jury was arrested Wednesday as the result of a traffic stop in the town of South Boston, according to Virginia State Police Special Agent Raymond George III. Travis Alastair Ragsdale of Atlanta,


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


Words from the Chamber - Times Virginian: News

Almost two years ago, Whitney, the Chamber's Administrator pointed out to me that when she and her husband go somewhere on a weekend drive, they often encounter special places - restaurants, antique stores, gift shops, etc. as they pass through small towns. She then added that anyone passing through


Waynesboro woman dies in crash on Scottsville Road

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Albemarle County Police Department says a Waynesboro woman has died in a crash on Scottsville Road. The crash happened around 1 a.m. Saturday on the 3100 block of Scottsville Road, located near Vintage Market. Police said the driver, identified as 39-year-o


Visitors wild about the wild horses of the Outer Banks

Meg Puckett starts her day patrolling the 11-mile stretch of beach and the 7,500 acres of the northern-most reaches of Currituck County on the Outer Banks. As herd manager for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Puckett is on the front lines of protecting the approximately 100 Banker Colonial Spanish Musta


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


Lynchburg Police looking for driver suspected of hitting elderly pedestrian

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) - Lynchburg Police say a 72-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a car and left in the road. Police say around 10 on Saturday, they responded to the 3700 block of Campbell Avenue where they found the injured pedestrian. Just before the crash, the suspect