🚧 Traffic Delays on Route 29 Following Vehicle Crash in Nelson County, VA
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Lynchburg, Virginia. Motorists traveling on Route 29 in Nelson County, close to the intersection with Route 775, are advised to anticipate delays due to a vehicle crash. As a result of the accident, the south right lane is currently closed. Traffic updates and the latest developments about the road conditions can be obtained through the provided link: https://t.co/a58k9zc3qd. Drivers are recommended to exercise caution in the area and consider alternate routes if possible.
Body recovered of man who fell down well
RUSTBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The body of a man who fell down a well Friday has been recovered, according the the Lynchburg Fire Department. Lynchburg Fire was assisting Campbell County Public Safety and the Rustburg Fire Department on a call to retrieve a man who had fallen headfirst into the well on Bethany Road near Rustburg. Crews say it took about four hours to pull the man’s body from the narrow well, estimated at 60 to 70 feet deep, with help from Cunningham Well Drilling.
Mist and drizzle start Sunday; Some sunshine to finish it
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — More clouds, mist and drizzle to start out our day!. Sunday brings a repeat performance of Saturday, with perhaps a few extra clouds. Clouds mist and drizzle start the day before breaking up by around noon. We may not see as much sunshine on Sunday...
Construction to begin soon for Riverfront Park Improvement Project: Officials
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — According to officials, Lynchburg City Council appropriated funding for improvements to Riverfront Park to realize the vision set forth in the City’s master plans for Downtown. These improvements will include an amphitheater, a playground, public restrooms, fencing, lighting, and more. Beginning the week of...
Extended video shows Heritage High School teacher following protocol during fight
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — ABC13 has obtained an extended version of the recent Heritage High School fight video, that sheds new light on the moments leading up to it. The video that's been shared around on social media starts with the physical fighting and shows a teacher sitting behind the desk. That led to a lot of questions. The first video shows the students fighting the teacher behind the desk. After about thirty seconds, the teacher picks up the phone.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.09 and $3.29 in Lynchburg as of 2024-03-02. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Local Resident Arrested for A+ Attire Burglary, Lynchburg Police Seek Public Assistance in Investigation
The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) in Virginia arrested a man, Daniel Lee Saunders, 62, in connection with a burglary at A+ Attire. The arrest occurred on February 28, 2024, after a witness reported a break-in at the store. Saunders was found near the scene with injuries and stolen merchandise.
New menswear store opens its doors in Downtown Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Gentlemen looking to upgrade your suit game have a new place to check out in Lynchburg!. Better Menswear has opened its doors in Downtown Lynchburg on Main Street. Co-owner Bart Rice said with over 2000 suits under their belt they are a one-stop shop for men.
Giant bass caught on camera by Major League Fishing angler David Dudley, of Lynchburg
David Dudley, of Lynchburg fishes the Major League Fishing trail. While fishing in the Suzuki Stage Two event last week at the Santee Cooper Lakes in South Carolina, Dudley was caught on camera catching a huge largemouth bass.
The coldest February in Buckingham County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Buckingham deputies attempt to detain wanted man threatening suicide if arrested at local motel
Buckingham County Sheriff's deputies attempted to arrest a wanted man at a local motel, spending three hours trying to convince him not to shoot himself if they came in, according to the sheriff's office.
Hearing held for caretakers of student who took drug-tainted gummy bag to school
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The caretakers of a student who took gummies in a bag tainted with drugs to school, leading to several children becoming ill, were in court in Amherst County Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Clifford Dugan, Jr. and Nicole Sanders were arrested in connection with the incident...
Chadwell sees positivity following Flames spring game
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Just 61 days removed from playing on the national stage in the VRBO Fiesta Bowl, the Liberty Flames were back to work on Saturday holding their annual spring game. The 90-minute scrimmage was a solid outing in front of a few thousand that came out to...
Sheriff’s office offers details on incident at Dillwyn motel
BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office is providing new details on an incident in Dillwyn yesterday. BCSO announced Wednesday, February 28, that it received a report about a fight at the Star Motel around 2 p .m. yesterday. Deputies, along with Virginia State Police, tried to serve outstanding warrants to “an individual”, but that person allegedly told authorities he was armed and would rather kill themselves than be arrested.
Vice Mayor Faraldi calls for resignation of LCS Superintendent after violent school fight
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — In the days after a video surfaced online capturing a violent fight at Heritage High School that sent a teenager to the hospital with serious injuries, residents in Lynchburg are turning to the school leadership with questions. The incident started just before 1 p.m. on...
E. C. Glass High School deemed safe after bomb threat investigation
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) –Detectives with the Lynchburg Police Department were at E. C. Glass High School after an alleged bomb threat came in on Friday. Around 11:39 a.m. on March 1, the police said they were notified of the threat at the High School. Captain Joel Hinkley told WFXR that K9 Units were on the scene searching the building.
LPD talks crime prevention efforts as recent uptick in gun violence spikes fear
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - After a series of violent crimes with guns in the Hill City, the community is talking again about how to deal with crime, including discussions with the Lynchburg Police Department. After recent shootings, LPD acted fast, making effective arrests in short time frames. Adam Sexton, Lieutenant...
Brown Walks Off Liberty as No. 20 Coastal Wins 8-7
CONWAY, S.C. – Graham Brown hit a walk-off single to left field to give the No. 20 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-2) a walk-off 8-7 wing over the Liberty Flames on Saturday night at Springs Brooks Stadium. With the Chanticleers trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth, CCU’s Sam...
Leap-year baby becomes newest addition to four generations of strong women
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Baby Nylah is one of the five leap-year babies born Thursday at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital. Her mother, Jesika Smith is excited to welcome her baby girl into the world. "This is baby number two," Smith said. Baby Nylah joins four generations of strong women.
Weather Authority Alert Day | 7 p.m. - Feb. 28, 2024
Weather Alert: Showers linger in the east with brief mountain snow. Lynchburg may see stray showers, while Southside braces for more. Sunshine returns tomorrow, but a chilly, cloudy Friday looms with potential rain and wintry mix. Expect a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of rain into Saturday.