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Lynchburg police seek suspect in stabbing

Lynchburg police are searching for a city man who authorities said stabbed a man early Friday morning. Mario James Trejo, 19, is wanted on a malicious wounding charge, police said in a news release Friday.


MS-13 member sentenced to 55 years after murder of Lynchburg teen

LYNCHBURG, Va. - An MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to 55 years after the brutal murder of a Lynchburg teen. Victor Rodas was found guilty in October of first-degree murder, abduction, and gang participation.


Amherst Sheriff's Office makes drug arrests of indicted suspects

AMHERST Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office has made several drug-related arrests as part of an operation to serve indictments. The department began "Operation Steel Cobra" on Friday in an effort to serve grand jury indictments against suspected drug dealers, according to a relea


Wet and wintry weather pattern develops starting this weekend

ROANOKE, Va. - We are still tracking the chance for a light snow accumulation through early Saturday afternoon. Warm air, a narrow stripe of snow and warm ground/road temperatures will be a limiting force in how much snow acccumulates.


Lynchburg teen to open own mobile coffee bar

LYNCHBURG, Va. - A local teen is brewing up a new way to serve coffee in Lynchburg. Andrew Robinson created his own mobile coffee bar called Bouncing Bean. He’s spent the last several months building the coffee trailer with his own hands.


Police: Woman wanted for using stolen debit card in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR News) - Lynchburg police need your help finding a woman who allegedly used a stolen debit card to purchase multiple items from Walmart. Police said the woman used the stolen debit card at the Walmart on Old Forest Road in Lynchburg on February 5.


Evington man pleads guilty in shootout with Lynchburg police

RUSTBURG — An Evington man shot in a firefight with Lynchburg police last year pleaded guilty Friday to attempted capital murder charges and now faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison.


Seven former Lynchburg-area priests among 50 accused of sexually abusing minors

Seven priests named in a list released this week of Catholic clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors once served in the Lynchburg region. The accused include the founding pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and his immediate successor, four pastors who previously served Holy


Man stabbed in chest overnight in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg police are looking for answers after a man was stabbed in the chest overnight. It happened around 2:10 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of Carnell Lane, which is in a neighborhood off of Route 460.


Gov. Northam signs legislation that will allow Virginia to start processing tax returns

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) -- Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that will allow the Virginia Department of Taxation to start processing citizens' individual income tax returns.


Spreading peace from school to school through paper cranes in Lynchburg

E.C. Glass High School students spread a message of hope and peace to students at Bedford Hills Elementary School Friday afternoon through paper origami cranes. About 45 Bedford Hills Student Council Association members stood along the main entrance and a hallway of the school Friday holding a chain


Lynchburg man sues Charlottesville city over arrest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A Lynchburg man who was arrested during the anniversary weekend of the Unite the Right rally last year is suing the city of Charlottesville for violating his Fourth Amendment rights.


'It's all about Lucas': Petition effort underway to name Amherst bridge after fallen police trooper

An effort is underway to name a bridge in Amherst in honor of Lucas P. Dowell, a Virginia State Police trooper who died after being shot Feb. 4 in the line of duty in Cumberland County.


Concord couple claims $4 million Virginia Lottery prize

The Virginia Lottery announced today that Stanley McIvor of Concord claimed a $4 million lottery top prize. The first indication McIvor had that something unusual had happened was when his wife, Marilyn, walked out of the store toward their car.


Police: 4 charged in fight, shooting at Virginia mall

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot. Norfolk police said in a statement Friday that the shooting happened during a fight between two groups of people inside the MacArthur Center on Th


Six indicted on drug-related charges as part of Operation Steel Cobra

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - Six people have been indicted on drug-related charges as a part of Operation Steel Cobra, according to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office. Deputies and Lynchburg officers arrested the following people:


Virginia woman arrested after hiding her mother's corpse for 44 days, police say

A Virginia woman was charged with concealing a dead body after hiding her mother's corpse in their home for 44 days, authorities said Friday. Jo-Whitney Outland, 55, of Bristol, Virginia, hid the corpse of Rosemary Outland, her 78-year-old mother, under 54 blankets in their southwest Virginia home,


Virginia man charged with several child sex, drug crimes

GREENE COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia man is in custody and is now facing child sex charges, according to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have charged David Totten, 37, of Ruckersville with two counts of forcible sodomy, five counts of sexual battery, five counts of contributing to the del


Mistrial declared in Virginia Beach murder trial after jurors' cars burglarized

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a man accused of killing a high school student outside of a Virginia Beach Applebee's in 2016. A judge declared the mistrial after several of the jurors' cars were broken into outside the courthouse. Prosecutors and the defense were


Virginia husband sentenced on federal charges for firearms; Wife to be sentenced later

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) - A St. Paul, Virginia man, who illegally possessed more than a dozen firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, was sentenced yesterday to 71 months in federal prison, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today.