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Police: Lynchburg mother arrested for child abuse after 1-year-old daughter dies

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, police officers responded to the Lynchburg General Hospital on Saturday after a child, who was 22 months old, was brought to the hospital by her mother.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-17 12:33:00

Lynchburg man pleads guilty to attempted murder of estranged wife

Derrick Damonz Pollard, 37, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, abduction and a third or subsequent offense of assault and battery on a family member. Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Janell Johnson dropped the abduction charge and Pollard pleaded guilty in Lynchburg Circuit Cour

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-08-16 23:01:00

Drug-infested building being converted into car wash to give kids a place to work

The owners said the neighborhood at Park Avenue in Lynchburg is often known for drug addiction and violence, some of which has transpired in the past couple of months, but they are working to change that one car wash at a time.

WSET - 2018-08-16 18:13:55

GLTC outlines bus route changes in Lynchburg meeting

People board a bus at the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company transfer station on Friday, September 9, 2016 in Lynchburg, Va.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-08-17 01:36:00

Registered sex offender facing new charges in Amherst

Leonard Eugene Blackwell, Jr., 37, is charged with one felony count each of aggravated sexual battery of a minor less than age 13, rape of a minor, a sex-related charge with a minor and distributing less than an ounce of marijuana to a minor.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-08-16 17:16:00

Lynchburg police searching for two men who store electronics from Best Buy

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for two men who they say stole electronics from Best Buy.Officers responded to Best Buy on Wards Road on July 31 on a report of shoplifting and property damage, police said.According to the Lynchurg Police Department, two black ma


Passenger Killed in Fatal Prince Edward Co. Crash

PRINCE EDWARD – At approximately 12:57 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Virginia State Police was called to a fatal, single-vehicle crash in Prince Edward County.

SOUTHSIDEMESSENGER.COM - 2018-08-16 13:36:00

Lynchburg facing concerns over staffing, retention in Police Department

Since 2012, 206 officers have left the force for jobs with better benefits and pay, leaving the department understaffed.

WSLS - 2018-08-16 22:05:24

Police: Lynchburg man charged with robbing Family Dollar last week

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department said a man has been arrested in connection to arobbery at the Family Dollar downtown Thursday, August 9.


Ghostface Killah of the Wu Tang Clan set to perform in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --Ghostface Killah, who is a founding member of the Wu Tang Clan, is coming to Lynchburg in November!


Man arrested after explosive materials found in Madison Heights homes

AMHERST CO., Va. (WDBJ7) --A man has been arrested after deputies found explosive materials in two homes in Madison Heights on Monday.According to the sheriff's office, Virginia State Police bomb techs responded to the area in Madison Heights where they blew up the explosive materials that were foun


Multi-vehicle wreck causes major backup on I-81 South in Botetourt County

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.- A multi-vehicle wreck is causing a major backup on I-81 South in Botetourt County.It happened at mile marker 171, which is between the Buchanan and Natural Bridge exits.The southbound left lane is closed. As of noon, there was a 4-mile backup.Check back for updates.Copyright 2

WSLS - 2018-08-16 16:09:41

Drake Bell returns to Lynchburg in September

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --Drake Bell, who rose to fame in Nickelodeon's show "Drake & Josh," is making his return to Lynchburg in September!


17-year-old Country Cookin server in Lynchburg shows how small acts of kindness can have a priceless impact

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --Have you ever had someone pick up your tab at a restaurant just because? That's exactly what Cohen Naulty did except he picked up a bill in mostly quarters!Naulty is a 17-year-old server at Country Cookin in Lynchburg. He was originally highlighted on social media after he p


Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old Madison Heights girl

Madeline Loving, of Madison Heights, has not been seen by family since Monday.


Artists' latest canvas in Lynchburg? Storm drains

The goal of the ArtStorm project is to highlight the collaboration between environmental stewardship and the arts in the city, according to a July press release. Six other artists are painting their designs on storm drains around downtown, which will be displayed during Get Downtown Sept. 7. ArtStor


Photos: Lynchburg City Schools - Back in the House!

Wednesday, August 15, Lynchburg City Schools students and staff return to the halls of learning.


Lynchburg names Zuidema interim police chief

Lynchburg Police Department Capt. Ryan Zuidema displays a police body camera during a presentation at the City Council on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016 in Lynchburg.


Lynchburg names Ryan Zuidema interim police chief

This comes after the current police chief, Raul Diaz, announced in June he would be retiring from law enforcement to take a position with the U.S. Air Force.


Police: 2 wanted for shoplifting from Best Buy in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Two men are wanted for shoplifting and property damage at Best Buy in Lynchburg.On July 31, police said the suspects were observed on surveillance actively tampering with the security devices on multiple electronics products.They left the store with an undisclosed amount of