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State Police confirm Pamplin man died in two-vehicle crash

At 4:21 p.m. on Tuesday,May 10, Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 460 close to a quarter-mile west of Spruce Road. A 2016 Yamaha moped was traveling east on Route 460 in the right lane when it was struck in the rear by a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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Man arrested for murder, other charges in Halifax Co.

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) — A man has been arrested for multiple charges — including murder — in connection with another man’s death in South Boston following a joint investigation among Halifax County authorities. According to the South Boston Police Department, word came in just after 5 p.m. on April 29 about an unresponsive man […]

Man cited after being caught with loaded handguns at Roanoke airport

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ/TSA Release) - A man from Bedford County was cited by police after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped him from carrying two loaded handguns onto his flight Sunday at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Both were semi-automatic handguns, according to TSA, one loaded with six bullets and the other with seven bullets.
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High Point – Liberty Baseball Contest Canceled

The High Point at Liberty baseball game scheduled for Tuesday evening at Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium has been canceled due to mutual agreement. The Flames, 32-18 overall and 18-9 in ASUN Conference play, will now host the Kennesaw State Owls for a three-game ASUN Conference series to close out their 2022 regular season, beginning Thursday. Liberty leads Kennesaw State by one game in the ASUN East Division standings.

Bedford swears in new police chief

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — Lynchburg native Ronnie Lewis, Jr., is returning to the area to serve the town of Bedford as their new police chief. The Town of Bedford swore Lewis into office Monday morning with his family and friends in attendance. After his son and wife pinned...

Lynchburg Police Department hosting memorial service for National Police Week

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) will host the Central Virginia Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service May 16, 2022, as part of National Police Week. National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of law enforcement and includes special recognition for officers who lost their lives in...

Crews respond to mobile home fire in Altavista

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – The Altavista Fire Company responded to a mobile home fire Saturday night. At about 6:30 p.m., crews were sent to the 300 Block of Peerman School Rd for reports of a fire. Units arrived to find the mobile home engulfed in flames. Authorities say the...

First 90°+ days of the season likely later this week

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Beyond The Forecast!. It’s been one of the warmest springs on record so far in the Roanoke Valley, but we’ve avoided 90° heat so far. In fact, the only community (that we have climate data for) that has hit 90° so far is Lynchburg. That happened on April 24.

Liberty enters final week of regular season atop ASUN

Liberty has pushed its series win streak to six straight after taking two of three at FGCU over the weekend. The Flames remain one week ahead of Kennesaw State atop the ASUN East Division entering the final week of the regular season. The Flames and Owls will meet in Lynchburg this weekend for a pivotal three-game series to conclude the regular season and determine who will finish the year in first place in the East entering next week’s ASUN Tournament.

Shine bright on the diamond: Liberty heading to the Durham Regional in NCAA Softball Tournament

ROANOKE, Va. – During Sunday night’s NCAA DI Softball Tournament selection show it was revealed that Liberty will be part of the Durham Regional. Liberty will open with Georgia at Noon on Friday. This will mark the first ever matchup between the Flames and Bulldogs. Duke is the 12th overall seed and host of the regional and will open with UMBC on Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Law Enforcement Memorial Service, school funding and more news happening today

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across Southwest Virginia:. Lynchburg City Council will interview candidates for three open school board seats. The terms of three members will expire on June 30th. City Council will interview five people for the district one seat, two for district two and three for district three. Interviews will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Underdog Pawdcast: Liberty’s Rapid Rise and New Teams Joining Conference USA with Emily Austen

Joe’s on assignment, but Eric is joined by Liberty Flames Sideline Reporter Emily Austen as we take an early look at the programs set to join Conference USA following the 2022 season. Emily and Eric talk about Liberty’s rapid rise under Hugh Freeze, the environment in Lynchburg, and Eric and Emily reminisce over their days as high school classmates together in Tampa.

Liberty softball to face Georgia in Durham Regional

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The Liberty Flames softball team (43-16) will face Georgia (40-16) in the Durham Regional Friday, May 20 at noon. Liberty finished 23-1 in the ASUN and won the conference for the second year in the row.