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Police investigating overnight shooting in Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG,Va (WFXR News) - The Lynchburg Police department is investigating after a 22-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital. Police say at 9:00 Wednesday night they responded to multiple shots fired in the 700 block of Maple Street.
Man pleads at close of Campbell County shooting trial
RUSTBURG — At the eleventh hour of his jury trial, a Huddleston man entered an Alford plea Thursday to three charges from a shooting last August that left a woman with a collapsed lung.
Lynchburg prepares for potential flooding after Sunday's snowstorm
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg Water Resources Department personnel have gone from shoveling snow off roads to the task of clearing stormwater drains. “So we’re targeting the low-lying areas, specifically first in Lynchburg, to shovel out those storm drains to make sure that they’re clear and open,” Jes
22-year-old man in hospital after Lynchburg shooting
Police are investigating after a 22-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital, according to the Lynchburg Police Department. The shooting happened at 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the 700 block of Maple Street for multiple reports of shots fired.
Lynchburg bakery saved by two employees hoping to buy it
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A staple at the Lynchburg Community Market will see another day, thanks to its very own employees. The owners of Lorraine's Bakery announced a few weeks ago they were looking to sell so they could retire.
Police seek info after Concord man shot in Lynchburg
A Concord man was shot in the leg Wednesday evening in Lynchburg, police said. Officers went to the 700 block of Maple Street just after 9 p.m. for multiple reports of shots fired, the Lynchburg Police Department said in a news release.
Firefighters on scene at Cleveland Avenue home in Lynchburg
The Lynchburg Fire Department is currently battling a structure fire at a home at 224 Cleveland Avenue. Almost all of the road has been shut down. Lynchburg police say no one has been injured.
City Council OKs removal of historic designation for Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg’s oldest institution of higher education has succeeded in removing most of its campus from a local historic district designation. After receiving unanimous denial recommendations from the Lynchburg Historic Preservation Commission and the Lynchburg Planning Commission this fall, Virginia U
New epilepsy center in Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Va. (WSET) - Access to a new service is helping people living with epilepsy get help closer to home. Centra opened an epilepsy center in Lynchburg earlier this year and all of it's services are up now and running at this point.
Wingstop opening up next to Chipotle on Wards Road
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Wing lovers rejoice in Lynchburg!. A popular chain restaurant is coming to the Hill City. Wingstop is setting up shop in the University Square shopping plaza on Wards Road.
Police: Man stole wallet from Lynchburg convenience store
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect in a larceny that happened in Lynchburg back in September. Police said a man made a purchase at a Lynchburg-area convenience store on September 24 and mistakenly left his wallet on the counter.
New app prompts review of taxi laws in Lynchburg
An innovative transportation app has prompted the city of Lynchburg to reexamine its decades-old taxicab laws. Lynchburg has regulated taxicab owners and operators within the city limits since 1931, but Dr. Jay Salmon, a Centra pathologist, asked City Council in a Tuesday meeting to update these law
Indian Hill roundabout moving forward
Plans for a mini-roundabout at the intersection of Indian Hill and Evergreen roads are moving forward after discussion in a Lynchburg Physical Development Committee meeting Tuesday morning.
Lynchburg communities clean up after snowstorm, police advise safety
LYNCBHURG, Va. - For Blake Graves and some of his neighbors, on federal street, cleaning up Monday after the snow storm was a breeze. “The city is doing a great job on my street keeping it clean and clear. That’s a blessing, ‘cause a lot of these small streets don’t get cleaned up after a big snow l
Phoebus falls to Heritage-Lynchburg in Class 3 state title game
LYNCHBURG (WAVY) -- Phoebus failed in its bid to win its 8th state title since 2001 by falling to Heritage (Lynchburg) 24-20 in the Class 3 state title game. Quarterback Chris Daniels led the Phantoms with 246 yards passing, he also accounted for all three Phoebus touchdowns.
Mystery Picture of the Week
Try to identify a different piece of Lynchburg-area history every week. If you have any mystery pictures of your own (or any old photos of Lynchburg and the surrounding area) please contact Nancy Marion at Nancy@LynchburgHistory.com or at 847-0939. For more old photos visit www.LynchburgHistory.com.
Attorneys: Moneta man accused in DUI manslaughter case fit for trial
A Moneta man is now competent to stand trial on charges of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and DUI, attorneys said Tuesday. James Robert Kirk, 28, was indicted on those charges in early March and arrested by the Lynchburg Police Department on March 15 after a standoff that lasted more than 20 ho
McDonald's could be adding bacon cheese fries to its menu next year
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A new addition might be making its way onto the McDonald's menu next year. Business Insider reported that bacon cheese fries could be added to the menu across the nation in 2019.
One for the books Sunday’s snowfall sets new December standard
Sunday’s 11.7-inch snowfall tops the charts for the highest snow accumulation on a single day in December for Lynchburg, and ranks ninth in all-time single-day snows in the Hill City, according to records with the National Weather Service in Blacksburg.
Lynchburg coffee shop jumps on trend of online grocery orders
To serve busy customers, grocery stores are lining up to offer curbside pickup and home delivery. A locally owned coffee shop has watched the trend and is jumping on board to take the service one step further — delivering coffee to customers at the curb of a major grocery store.