Tractor-trailer crash on VA-122 in Bedford County cleared
UPDATE LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – VDOT reports the tractor-trailer crash on VA-122 in Bedford County has been cleared. All lanes of traffic are now reopened. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation reports there is currently a tractor-trailer accident on VA-122 near Mack Updike Cir; Rt. 867N/S in Bedford County.
Individual flown to the hospital after accident, Bedford Fire Department says
(WSET) — An individual was flown to the hospital after an accident, the Bedford Fire Department said. Rescue 1 responded to 122 and Comer Lane for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment involving a tractor-trailer, firefighters said. According to firefighters, units arrived on the scene to find a single...
New details regarding the teacher in the Heritage High School fight video
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — We have an update on a story we've been following at a local high school. A violent fight, that landed one student in the hospital. This video shows one student shoving another. Punches are later thrown, and one of the students ends up getting slammed on the floor.
One person hospitalized, one arrested in Bedford shooting
BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - One person has been hospitalized after a Monday night shooting in Bedford. Howard Wills, 71, has been charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting in an occupied dwelling, and reckless handling of a firearm. According to the Bedford...
Cold mornings before another big temperature warmup into the weekend
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Brrr! What a difference a day can make, with temperatures down to freezing early this morning. This is a drastic change from the 50s and 60s we had yesterday morning. We'll only warm back up to the low 50s this afternoon, but we at least...
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.
Giant bass caught on camera by MLF angler David Dudley of Lynchburg
CLARENDON COUNTY, S.C. (WFXR) — 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 9-pound-11-ounce largemouth bass. What made it more special was that the fish catapulted Dudley […]
Heritage High School Student Assault Leads to Hospitalization, LPD Investigation Underway
An incident involving students took place at Heritage High School, leading to the involvement of the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD). The event occurred on February 26, 2024, and was reported by Lynchburg City School staff to two LPD school resource officers present. The initial investigation identified three male students, aged 15 and 16, as involved.
Norovirus at Liberty University trending down
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Liberty University is seeing a consistent decline in Norovirus cases on campus, school officials shared Wednesday. Friday the school reached 560 cases, but that number dropped over the weekend to just 176. Tuesday, they saw less than 100 cases, said Marcus Tinsley, Vice President of Security and Public Safety at Liberty University.
Update on College Lake Dam Removal Project: Minimal Impact Expected for Lynchburg Residents
English Construction, the contractor for Lynchburg Water Resources, has started the College Lake Dam Removal Project. The project, which began on February 29 and ran until March 1, included the installation of a large pipe through College Lake Dam.
Man 'threatened to shoot up' Pierce St. home, days before pulling the trigger: Warrants
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Search warrants acquired by ABC13 revealed a suspect threatened to shoot up a home, only days before the Pierce Street residence was riddled with bullets. The newly released search warrant comes the day after 19-year-old Del’Quon Melik Terry was arraigned in court. Police said he...
Changes coming to Bedford County Schools
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – The Bedford County School Board is giving community members a chance to be a part of the conversation regarding changes to Bedford County Schools, including closing Stewartsville Elementary School. Last week, the school board met for a special called budget work session, where they discussed...
Bedford County Public Schools excels in CTE programs
BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - Bedford County Public Schools has excelled in its performance in CTE programs, according to Bedford County Public Schools. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) annually reports on the effectiveness and quality of CTE programs across the Commonwealth on various metrics, including four-year graduation rate, academic proficiency, post-program placement, nontraditional program, attained recognized postsecondary credential, and program quality.
Photos from Natural Bridge Zoo warrant execution: Trial Day Three
LEXINGTON – The authority to execute the search warrant, pictures of the bird-tortoise-monkey-urine building at the zoo, and a motion from PETA emerged on day three of the Natural Bridge Zoo Circuit Court trial. The vet’s bird, tortoise, monkey, urine building walkthrough. Attorney Michelle Welch Rockbridge County's case...
🚧 Traffic Alert: Vehicle Crash on Route 47 Causes Road Closure in Charlotte County 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Lynchburg, Virginia. Local residents and motorists in Charlotte County should anticipate travel delays due to a vehicle crash that has occurred on Route 47, in the vicinity of Route 615 (Rolling Hill Rd.). As emergency teams work on the scene, all lanes have been closed to traffic. To assist travelers, a detour has been established. Those planning to use this route should seek alternate paths or plan for additional travel time. For real-time updates on the situation and any advisories on when the lanes will be reopened, please visit the link provided by the local transportation authorities: https://t.co/q8BjJ0jUpm.
Man in country illegally arresting for assaulting young girl in Campbell County
On Thursday, February 22, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office arrested Renzo Mendoza Montes, a 32 year old male, on one felony charge of carnal knowledge of a child without force (Code of Virginia 18.2-63) and one felony charge of taking indecent liberties with a child (Code of Virginia 18.2-370). The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Campbell County in January 2024 involving Mendoza Montes and a 14-year-old Campbell County female acquaintance. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Suspected shooter denied bond in 19-year-old Ma'Kayvia Cabell's murder
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Just days after a shooting that left a 19-year-old Lynchburg woman dead, attorneys laid out what happened before the shooting and a judge decided if the suspected shooter should get bond. During a bond hearing Tuesday, Lynchburg General District Court Judge Sam Eggleston denied Keon...
Bedford is one of the state’s fastest-growing counties. It’s also seeing enrollment decline so much it might have to close a school.
Bedford County is looking at closing Stewartsville Elementary. Here are the demographics behind that. The post Bedford is one of the state’s fastest-growing counties. It’s also seeing enrollment decline so much it might have to close a school. appeared first on Cardinal News.
Medical expert weighs in as Liberty University ‘stomach flu’ cases decline
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - According to the CDC, a highly contagious stomach flu has been making its way to communities across the country; that includes Liberty University (LU), where several students fell sick over the weekend. According to the University, the weekend was tough for some students, with over 500...
Pinnacle holds ribbon cutting at their newest state of the art facility in Bedford County
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — If you're looking for a new place to have all of your financial needs taken care of, you're in luck!. The Hill City welcomed Pinnacle Financial Partners into their new building off of 221 just into Bedford County. They've been in business in our...