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Stuarts Draft woman to be on Big Brother

Sam Bledsoe, 27, will be appearing on the show, which airs June 27. The show will air three nights a week airing on Sundays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-06-18 15:51:00

LPD's SIRT task force has continued success in 3rd week of operation

The arrests were for the following charges: violation of probation, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, driving while being declared a habitual offender, possession of an open container of alcohol, violating a protective order, and two

WSET - 2018-06-18 17:31:39

Lynchburg apartment fire started by kids playing with lighter

The children, ages three and six, accidentally started the fire, according to the fire department.

WSLS - 2018-06-18 20:03:50

Altus Chocolate to close Saturday in downtown Lynchburg

Mary Matice, owner of the chocolate shop, said due to internal and external circumstances, the business is unable to continue operating.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-06-18 17:20:00

Citizens needed to report drug deals in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va.- It's the summer, and Lynchburg police need the community's help when it comes to drug activity in their neighborhoods.

WSLS - 2018-06-18 22:59:28

Two jump from third story window to escape fire

No one was injured due to the blaze, according to Capt. Bob Mays, though a harrowing scene unfolded as Crystal Adams and her boyfriend Jermaine Jordan jumped more than 15 feet into the arms of their neighbors to escape the fire.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE

Warning: Invasive plant can cause burning, scarring and blindness

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a member of the carrot family that can grow to be more than 14 feet tall. When combined with moisture and sunlight, a phototoxin in the plant's clear sap can cause severe skin and eye irritation, blistering, permanent scarring and even blindness,

ABC11.COM

Undercover operation leads to drug charges for local residents

The undercover bust, known as “Operation Leap-Frog,” began on May 11 and has since led to a total of 17 distribution charges for eight Lynchburg residents.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE

Two Lynchburg Police Operations net Arrests and Wanted Suspects

LPD also said on June 15, 2018, officers and detectives , in partnership with the US Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, DEA, ATF, US Marshals Service, Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office, Lynchburg Fire Department, and the

WSET

Police push confidential informant program as drug offenses rise

“We’re really trying to push more for citizens to take action,” said Sgt. Jeff Rater, who supervises the department’s Community Action Team, a three-officer unit working to build relationships between police and city residents.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE

Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: June 18-22

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS

27 people charged as part of Lynchburg police Operations Leap-Frog and Summer Blues

On May 11, the Lynchburg Police Department Special Investigations Division began an undercover operation, Operation Leap-Frog, which targeted street-level drug dealers in various areas of the city.

WSLS

Police: Man beaten in Rivermont Pizza parking lot, suspects at large

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police said a man was injured after a fight at Rivermont Pizza Sunday.They said officers responded to Lynchburg General Hospital around 2 a.m. to investigate an assault that took place at the restaurant.According to officials, the victim reported that he had been a

WSET

Three people arrested for paintball incidents in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --Three people have been arrested for paintball incidents around Lynchburg and the Lynchburg Police Department says there has been a spike in paintball-related calls.On Sunday, the Lynchburg Police Department arrested three people for paintball incidents they say happened in s

WDBJ7.COM

State police are on the scene of a car fire in Bedford.

According to deputies, the call came in around 1:30, saying a car ran off the road and was found in a field burning.

WSLS

Augusta County Sheriff's Office leads search for missing Greenville man

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Greenville man. Keith T. Whitmore, 48, has been reported missing by family members. He was last seen in the Greenville area, by an acquaintance, approximately one or two months ago.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS

Aug. Co. shooting victim identified, man charged

Authorities said the shooting took place shortly before 4 a.m. when Gary D. Mawyer, 34, of Stuarts Draft, was on the property of the motel and in the parking lot when he got into a verbal altercation with Darin E. Davis, 47, who lives at the motel.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER

Quaker Steak coming to Raphine truck stop

Quaker Steak & Lube announced it signed a development agreement on April 30 with Robert Berkstresser, owner of the White’s Travel Center, a release said.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER

Rape charge against Staunton bartender heads to grand jury

Luke R. Bartosik, 26, of Staunton, is charged with raping a helpless victim. He faces anywhere from five years to life in prison if convicted of the charge.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER

Neighbors upset over unkept lawn in community

LYNCHBURG, Va.- Who's turn is it to cut the grass? That's the debate in one Hill City neighborhood. Over the years, the front yard of a home on Oxford Street in Lynchburg has grass more than 12 inches high, until someone came by the home and weed whacked it over the weekend.

WSLS