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Murder charge against city man moves forward in court

A murder charge against a Lynchburg man from a late November shooting will go before a grand jury, a judge decided Thursday. Tyler Andrew Dabney, 19, is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in a felony from a Nov. 28 shooting at the James Crossing Apartments. He appeared Thursday in


Body found in James River identified as missing Lynchburg man

BIG ISLAND, Va. - The medical examiner has determined that the body recovered from the James River last week is that of a missing Lynchburg man. Nathan Faidley's body was found on April 11 in the James River in Bedford County.


Speakertree Records opens new café in Lynchburg

Speakertree Café opened its own coffee shop last Friday, which sells coffee in collaboration with local and national bands and artists. The new café, Backline Coffee, is located at 901 Jefferson St. inside the record store and is a “music-drawn coffee brand,” owner Blake Gederberg said.


Iguanas, lizards and chameleons (oh my!) at Lynchburg library

Scales and tails were plentiful at the Lynchburg Public Library Thursday during a reptile show with the Larsen family. More than 100 children and their families had the chance to touch lizards, geckos, iguanas, snakes and turtles after Scott and Kim Larsen introduced and described the reptiles.


Sheriff's Office seeks possible witnesses after armed robbery in Madison Heights bank parking lot

MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help investigating an armed robbery that happened last week. On April 12, at about 1:45 a.m., an armed robbery happened in the parking lot of the BB&T Bank in Madison Heights, according to the Sheriff's Office.


Centra Health taps Air Force veteran to be new CEO

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Centra Health announced Thursday that Dr. Andy Mueller will be its new president and chief executive officer beginning May 15. Mueller comes to Lynchburg with a strong background in medical education programs and will advance the educational mission of Centra with local institutions


Lynchburg police, community members holding Spring Festival Saturday

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg police are calling all parents and children this weekend. On Saturday, April 20, police officers and members with One Community One Voice will host a free Spring Festival at Miller Park in Lynchburg.


Two arrested after Campbell County man found dead

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. - Two men face multiple charges in connection with the murder of a 54-year-old Campbell County man this past weekend, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.


Lynchburg Humane Society executive director leaving after less than 5 months

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A woman who moved to Lynchburg less than five months ago to lead the city's non-profit humane society is leaving "to pursue new opportunities," according to a statement released by the organization Thursday.


Lynchburg man denied bond following weekend shooting

A man charged in a city shooting from last weekend was denied bond Wednesday. Leon Rufus Rose, 45, is charged with malicious wounding, possessing a firearm as a felon and using a firearm in a felony.


Man gets three years in child sexual battery case in Lynchburg

A former Virginia University of Lynchburg student was sentenced to just over three years in prison Wednesday for sexual battery against an 11-year-old girl. Elvin Daniel Moreno, 30, pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual battery in September but was found guilty of the charge after a bench trial.


Ex-teacher at Virginia Catholic school charged with sexually abusing student

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former teacher at a Catholic high school in Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing a student in the 1970s. The Richmond Catholic Diocese said church officials received a complaint from an adult alleging abuse as a minor by Daniel Wolfe when he was a teacher at Norfol


Lynchburg stabbing case going to a grand jury

An early March stabbing case will go before a Lynchburg grand jury, a judge determined Wednesday. Vincent Lee Paige, 55, was arrested two days after a March 2 stabbing, which happened at around 6:05 p.m., according to the Lynchburg Police Department. He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding


'It's not a prison': Children physically restrained and isolated In Virginia schools

8News Investigates takes an in-depth look at children who are being physically restrained and isolated in Virginia schools. While it's legal, some parents say their children have been hurt in the process.


Man charged with sexually assaulting, attacking woman in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Deputies arrested a 50-year-old man they say attacked and sexually assaulted a woman Wednesday morning. Steven John Lorent faces charges of strangulation, object sexual penetration, grand larceny, and felony domestic assault and battery after being arrested Wednesday.


Child hit in near Appomattox fast food restaurant

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police have been called out to a crash near a fast food restaurant that involved a child. The accident happened near a Wendy's on Route 460 in Appomattox.


Gospel artist Travis Greene comes to Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. - A Grammy nominated artist was in the Hill City. Gospel artist and songwriter Travis Greene led praise and worship at Liberty University’s convocation. Greene is also a pastor and preached to students to let go of their worries and help lead others to a place of freedom.


Virginia couple left dog abandoned in garage after move, animal control says

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- A couple is facing animal abandonment charges after officials in Virginia believe they moved and left their dog behind. Chesapeake animal control officers found the dog in the garage after they got a call from a concerned neighbor.


Virginia school resource officer fired after investigation into ties to white national group

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia school resource officer is out of a job after claims that he's associated with a white nationalist group, according to NBC 12. Police identified him as Daniel Morley, who was a school resource officer at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield.


Baseball and softball reports: Seminole District

The baseball and softball seasons are half over. Teams return from Spring Break on Monday, so here’s a look at what’s happened so far in the Seminole District, and what to expect as the postseason approaches.