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Lynchburg police issue new call for answers in Fillmore Street murder

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Lynchburg police are issuing a new call for help to find the person responsible for a murder that happened earlier this month. In a statement released Thursday morning, investigators said they are seeking tips to solve the murder of Rickey Johnson Sr. Police say Johnson, 51, w

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-22 23:32:00

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

Police asking for help solving murder of Lynchburg man

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department is asking for help to solve the murder of a Lynchburg man, shot to death earlier in March. Police said officers responded to Fillmore Street near 17th Street around 11:15 p.m. March 4 where they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. LPD s

WSET - 2018-03-22 11:46:29

Lynchburg, Southside and Roanoke: Be ready for weekend snow!

Our third round of snow is moving our direction this weekend! Heavy snow will create driving difficulties on Saturday and Sunday across Southwest and Central Virginia. -All spots in the ABC-13 viewing area will receive snow -Amounts will be highest in the mountains -A "bullseye" of totals over 6" w

WSET - 2018-03-23 00:12:12

UPDATE: Police name suspect in Lynchburg hit-and-run

UPDATE, MARCH 21: Police have named a suspect in a hit-and-run that critically injured a Lynchburg man. Stanford Mercel Hailey, 32, is wanted on charges of felony hit-and-run, unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving with his license revoked. Police said Hailey may possibly be driving a silver Olds

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-03-21 09:55:00

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

Historical marker to remember deadly 1934 fire in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)-- A new historical marker is coming to Lynchburg. It will be remembering the Federal Transient Bureau fire of 1934, which is still the deadliest tragedy to happen in Lynchburg. The transient bureau was on 12th and Church street in Downtown. It was like a modern-day homeless s

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-23 06:18:00

Foot chase leads to arrest of wanted man in Nelson County

A man has been arrested after a short police chase in Nelson County. Deputies found 38-year-old Samuel Hunter in the early morning hours of March 21 in the 3000 block of Lowesville Road in the Piney River area. Hunter tried to hide his identity by giving false information to law enforcement. Offi

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-03-21 17:13:10

Police: Man who hit 72-year-old in Lynchburg identified, currently wanted

Police said Stanford Mercel Hailey, 32, of Lynchburg is charged with felony hit and run, unauthorized use of a vehicle, driving with a revoked license (LPD) LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police have obtained warrants for the man they said hit and injured a man on Campbell Avenue around 10 a.m.


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REMMONT.COM - 2018-03-21 13:03:58

Sheriff's Office: Man caught on camera stealing firewood from Madison Heights business

The Amherst County sheriff's office says this man stole firewood from a Madison Heights business back in February (Amherst County Sheriff's Office) MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. (WSET) - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is looking for someone they say stole firewood. The sheriff's office says a man was c

WSET - 2018-03-21 18:14:09

Nelson County man wanted in burglaries arrested after chase, authorities say

A Roseland man who authorities have said is wanted in connection with a string of burglaries in Central Virginia was arrested early Wednesday in Nelson County. The Nelson County Sheriff's Office apprehended Samuel Isaac Hunter, 38, in the 3000 block of Lowesville Road in the Piney River area, accord

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-03-21 18:00:00

Lynchburg police looking for person who broke into Hill City Pharmacy

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)- The Lynchburg Police Department is looking for a man who they say broke into the Hill City Pharmacy on Greenview Drive Saturday. Police said they responded to the Hill City Pharmacy at around 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving an alert from a police alarm. Police discovered the


Tessy Plastics Expands Lynchburg, Virginia, Manufacturing Hub

Tessy Plastics, a premier molder of custom injection molded plastic components, will invest $9.2 million to expand its manufacturing operation to accommodate a new product line in Lynchburg, Virginia. "We at Tessy Plastics have an excellent, hardworking, and honest workforce," said Ken Beck, Presi

AREADEVELOPMENT.COM - 2018-03-21 16:20:37

Bedford man pleads guilty to stabbing incident

A Bedford man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stabbing a woman in September. Dewayne Eric Simmons, 35, was arrested Sept. 14 after officers with the Bedford Police Department responded that morning to a residence on the 400 block of West King Street for a reported stabbing, according to a news release at


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


Lynchburg man in critical condition following hit-and-run

A Lynchburg man suffered significant injuries when he was hit by a car while walking across Campbell Avenue on Saturday morning, according to Lynchburg police. Fred Wayne Donovan, 72, was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was listed in critical condition Saturday evening, a Lynchburg Poli


Lynchburg Expressway ramp set to close for Timberlake/Logan's Lane construction

In the next few weeks, drivers will start to see the effects of the major changes at the intersection of Timberlake Road, Wards Ferry Road and Logan's Lane that have been underway since May 2017. Beginning in mid-April, the Lynchburg Expressway exit ramp to westbound Timberlake Road (10B) will be cl


Lynchburg Traffic Alert: March 19-23

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.Amherst County: Route 29 Business at Sweet Briar College- Crew will main


Regional jails seeing fewer inmates from Lynchburg

When considering budget expenses for fiscal year 2019, Lynchburg has $604,196 less to worry about since the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority expects fewer inmates coming from the city. Member jurisdictions served by the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority (BRRJA) - Lynchburg and the counties of Amh