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Car crashes through Old Dutch Market in Danville
One person was being airlifted to a hospital with moderate to severe injuries, according to Danville Life Saving Crew Chief Robbie Woodall.The driver was unharmed.This breaking story will be updated.
Police: Funeral home truck carrying burial vault stolen from Danville McDonald’s
The truck, which had an all-steel burial vault strapped to the flatbed, was last seen going south on Piney Forest Road.
Attorneys seek to move MS-13 trial out of Bedford
Kevin Josue Soto-Bonilla, 21, was arrested in New York on Sept. 19 and charged with capital murder, gang participation, robbery and abduction for pecuniary benefit in connection with the slaying of 17-year-old Raymond Wood about six months earlier.
Man pleads guilty to shooting at neighbor in Ringgold
CHATHAM — When a Ringgold resident asked two teenage boys to turn down their music, the matter ended with their father firing an assault rifle at him a month later, Pittsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Haskins said at a Wednesday hearing in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.
One sent to hospital after vehicle drives through Danville grocery store
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- The Danville Fire Department said one person was taken to the hospital after a car drove through store Wednesday afternoon.Danville's Assistant Fire Chief said one person was seriously injured. A witness said the victim was sitting on the ledge of the Old Dutch Super Market o
Police: Lynchburg man charged with robbing Family Dollar last week
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department said a man has been arrested in connection to arobbery at the Family Dollar downtown Thursday, August 9.
State group to probe Pittsylvania County social services board member
Dozens of current and former employees of the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services spoke out during a public portion of a meeting April 3, which took place at the Chatham Train Station on Depot Street, praising the agency and Director Sherry Flanagan.File photo
Milton man arrested for drugs
On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office charged and arrested Robert Mack Jr., a 31-year-old Milton resident, for the commission of three felony drug violations including possession of cocaine; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, and/or place for the sale of controlled substances; and
Stolen funeral services truck found in North Carolina
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Police have found a stolen Danville funeral services truck with a vault on the back in North Carolina, but the suspect is still on the run.
19-year-old enters plea to charges in gang-related gunfire incident
Brian Lamont Terry Jr., 19, of Danville, pleaded no contest to charges of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding and attempted malicious wounding.
Lynchburg police searching for two men who store electronics from Best Buy
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for two men who they say stole electronics from Best Buy.Officers responded to Best Buy on Wards Road on July 31 on a report of shoplifting and property damage, police said.According to the Lynchurg Police Department, two black ma
Cement truck flips; driver charged
According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper L. V. Pambid, Christopher J. Green was driving a 1994 Mack DM690S cement truck owned by Felton Bros. Transit Mix when he ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and ran off the road to the left overturning.
Funeral home's truck stolen during worker's stop at Danville McDonald's
A man who works for Norris Funeral Home reported that the truck he was driving for work, a 2008 white 3500 flatbed truck with Virginia tags TW20170, had been stolen while he was inside the restaurant.
Murder charge dropped against Franklin County man accused of killing mother
Ruby Hunt, 88, of Rocky Mount, suffered from dementia and other serious health problems, and her 54-year-old son, David Lynn Hunt, was her primary caretaker. In November 2016, she was hospitalized after bruises were discovered on her neck. David Hunt told police the injuries occurred while he was tr
Cigarette tax passage generates hard feelings in South Boston
South Boston Town Council adopted an ordinance on its first reading Monday night implementing a 10-cents a pack tax on cigarettes on a 4-1 vote, but the vote generated some hard feelings from merchants present at the meeting who feel it would hurt their bottom line.Vice-Mayor Tina Wyatt-Younger made
Pittsylvania County offers three-year contract to new back-up EMS company
In a way, the past three months have been an audition for the Appomattox-based company, which submitted one of the two bids the county received in response to its request for proposals in June.
Lynchburg names Ryan Zuidema interim police chief
This comes after the current police chief, Raul Diaz, announced in June he would be retiring from law enforcement to take a position with the U.S. Air Force.
Rocky Mount council approves special use permit for hotel and restaurant
"I think council wants to see some progress down there and they want some assurances it’s going to happen," Hankins said, explaining council's reasoning for the condition.
Suspect indicted in shooting death
A 57-year-old Nathalie man, Alton Glenn Beadles, was indicted Thursday by a Halifax County Circuit Court grand jury for first degree murder in connection with a domestic incident almost a year and a half ago.An indictment is issued by a grand jury against an individual who is charged with a crime. B
Woman pleads guilty to infant's murder, remains found in duffel bag
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