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Hour-long standoff continues at Lynchburg home

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Members of the Lynchburg Police Department gathered outside a home in Cobb Street have been continuously calling out for two women since WFXR News arrived on scene early Thursday afternoon. Warrants have been issued and police say they have an arrest warrant for one of the women...
LYNCHBURG, VA
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Suspect apprehended after car chase, crash, truck theft

~He faces multiple charges in at least 5 local jurisdictions~. Travis Ramsey, a fugitive wanted for multiple charges in several jurisdictions, has been taken into custody today (August 18). While the arrest went without incident, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office reported, Ramsey led law enforcement on a chase yesterday and stole a vehicle this morning.
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Three teens charged in connection with South Boston police chase

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) — Three teenagers are currently facing charges following a Friday afternoon police chase — both in a vehicle and on foot — in South Boston. The South Boston Police Department says officers tried to pull over a silver Kia — which turned out to be stolen from Lynchburg — at approximately […]
SOUTH BOSTON, VA
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New Year, New Faces: LU welcomes freshman class in grand style

Cars lined up outside of residence halls across Liberty University’s campus Wednesday and Thursday as parents prepared to move their first-year students into their new homes. Returning students will be moving in on Friday. Classes begin on Monday. Student leadership teams gathered outside the halls, holding signs and greeting...
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Man arrested after pursuit puts Campbell County schools on alert

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – A man has been arrested after the search for him put two Campbell County schools on alert, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday, officials said they increased security presence in their schools due to a search by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office in the Brookneal area.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, VA
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Former Pamplin mayor pleads guilty to embezzlement of public funds

Today in Appomattox County Circuit Court, former Pamplin Mayor William R. Horton pleaded guilty to one felony count of embezzlement of public funds. Hunter was accused of using $858.86 on the Town of Pamplin's credit card for personal purchases from July to Dec. of 2016. Hunter was given a five-year...
PAMPLIN, VA
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Amherst Co. deputies need help to ID man connected with vehicle theft

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify a person who is connected with stealing a vehicle. Deputies say it happened on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at a Walmart in Madison Heights. That’s when the person in the pictures below took a 2017 silver Jeep Compass that has a cracked windshield with Virginia tags URL-6619, according to authorities.
AMHERST COUNTY, VA
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Pleasant Thursday, but storms are brewing for the weekend

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — We're waking up this morning with just a few clouds around the area. As we go through the day, we’ll see those clouds continue to grow and even a few storms will develop later today. Thursday afternoon brings a blend of sunshine and clouds....
LYNCHBURG, VA
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Firefighter hit by driver recovering, wife says

HURT, Va. (WDBJ) - A volunteer firefighter seriously hurt in a crash in July is slowly recovering from his injuries, according to the Hurt Volunteer Fire Department. In a Facebook post, the department said, “Thomas is alert and able to follow some commands! He has even been able to stand up with assistance from his therapist! Thank you all for your support and prayers!”
HURT, VA
WSLS

Adam Oakes tragedy inspires anti-hazing presentation

LYNCHBURG, Va. – As students return to college and university campuses, they’ll undergo new programs to prevent hazing. “We currently think that what we’ve previously done is okay, and it’s not,” said Courtney White, president of the Love Like Adam Foundation. The cause is personal...
LYNCHBURG, VA
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Football Friday 2022 Preview: Jefferson Forest Cavaliers

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Head Coach: J.T. Crews (2nd Year) Last year's record/playoff result: 1-9, did not qualify. Key Players (with position (s)): Josiah Bell, Jr. QB/SS, Alex Marsteller, Sr. RB, Ethan Boone, Jr. RB/LB, Brody Jackson, Sr. WR/LB, Britin Witt, Jr. C/DT, Sam Buckley, Sr. DE/T, Ben Calkins, Sr. LB, Sam Hammersmith, Jr. DE/LB, Colton Childress, Sr. CB/WR.
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School board conducts ACHS renovation tour

Beginning at the floor level, Appomattox County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Annette Bennett led the school board and other visitors through the nearly completed high school renovation Thursday. “The floor now has epoxy on it where it once was painted cement,” she said. “This has a texture to it and...
APPOMATTOX COUNTY, VA
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Altavista Block Party, hosted by Altavista Library and AOT, scheduled for Friday

Celebrate the first week of school at the library!. Staunton River Memorial Library- Altavista Library | August 19 | 4-7 p.m. CCPLS has partnered with Altavista on Track for the third year for one of our favorite events! We will host Balloon Dude Travis, sidewalk chalk, games, music, and more. Meet your Altavista on Track members, check out free library books, enjoy a vehicle tour from the Altavista Police Department, dance in bubbles, listen to some music, share school spirit, and have fun! Altavista school spirit is welcome! Everyone from across Campbell County is invited, and food trucks will be available. This event will be held outside. The Milk & Cookies event will be happening at the same time.
ALTAVISTA, VA
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ElectricCoArt Bistro features Robert Pennix

The ElectricCoArt Bistro regularly changes it’s art displays. Currently it is featuring work by Robert Pennix, a Lynchburg artist. Pennix held a session, Friday, where people could view his work and talk to him. Pennix, an Amherst County native, currently lives in Lynchburg. He’s always been interested in art...
LYNCHBURG, VA
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Liberty University installs emergency blue light call boxes on campus

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University is taking a major step to enhance safety on campus. Leaders said they recently installed and activated 13 emergency blue light call boxes across campus. The boxes are equipped with cameras and two-way communication systems to interact with emergency dispatchers. The installation is part...
LYNCHBURG, VA
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Pamplin holds emergency meeting on embezzlement, wastewater issues

The Town of Pamplin City held an emergency council meeting on Wednesday, July 27. The following is derived from the minutes of the meeting. Present: Mayor Sarah Blackwell, Rebecca McFadden, Ron Kinest, Ronald Franklin, Ruth Williamson and John Marks. This meeting was called for immediate approval of two items:. A....
PAMPLIN, VA
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