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Deadly Holiday on Virginia Roads

Labor Day weekend might have been a lot of fun in your backyard, but it was deadly out on Virginia roads.

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Dominion Will Move Forward with Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Video included

Nelson County, VA -Dominion Energy has decided to move forward with a 550-mile natural gas pipeline --- that is expected to go through Nelson County.    

UPDATE: Sweet Briar Student Who Wrote Racist Labels Comes Forward

Amherst Co., VA - Sweet Briar College's interim president says they know the identity of the student who put racist labels on the doors and water coolers of a residence hall.

Bedford's Elks Home Under New Ownership

Bedford, VA - Bedford's beloved Elks Home finally has a new owner.  The new name is English Meadows Elks Home Campus. A 

150 Years For Bedford Co. Family Funeral Business Video included

Oliver Luther Updike Building Casket Oliver Luther Updike Building Casket

Bedford Co., VA - For 150 years a Bedford County family has been dedicated to helping other families in their times of need. The business that would become Updike Funeral Home started in 1864 when furniture maker Nathaniel Updike was asked to build a casket.

Examining Bass Elementary's Recipe For Success Video included

After nearly 10 years, it's clear the students and teachers at Bass move to their own beat.

Bedford Mother Charged in Crash that Killed her 6-year-old Son

Emily Lynn Aponte Emily Lynn Aponte

Bedford, VA - A grand jury has indicted a Bedford woman for an April crash that killed her 6-year-old son.  Emily Aponte, 30, is charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter and second offense driving under the influence with a child in the car. 

Jury to Begin Deliberations in Ex-Governor trial Video included

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Roanoke Police Say Two-Year-Old Girl Died After Accidentally Left in Van Video included

 Roanoke, VA – Roanoke police are investigating after a two-year-old girl died after being found unresponsive in the back seat of a van.

Man Walking Across The Country For Breast-Cancer Awareness Video included

Lynchburg, VA- He's walking across the country, all to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

Safety Tips For The Heat Video included

Lynchburg, VA- With these high temperatures it's important you don't get overheated.

Traffic Alert: Route 29 Congestion Anticipated

Lynchburg, VA - According to VDOT, motorists who use Route 29 in Nelson County from Wednesday evening, September 3 through midday Monday, September 8 should stay alert to changes in traffic pattern, plan for possible congestion and give consideration to using an alternate route.

Man Accused of Killing Wife at Gas Station Goes to Trial in January

Appomattox, VA - The man accused of killing his estranged wife at an Appomattox gas station earlier this year will go on trial in January.

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  • Flames Say Norfolk St. Game is Huge

    Flames Say Norfolk St. Game is Huge

                                  
    Lynchburg - Liberty and Norfolk State both look to bounce back from season-opening losses to nationally-ranked opponents when they face off Saturday at 4 in Norfolk. Turnovers killed LU in the loss at Carolina. SIX of 'em helped lead to 56 points for the Tar Heels. Flames redshirt freshman Todd Macon ran for 67 yards and two TDs in his first college game, earning Big South Freshman of the Week honors.
  • Game Week: VT at Ohio State

    Game Week: VT at Ohio State

                            
     The Hokies will face Ohio State Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Tech opened with a 34-9 win over W&M. Ohio State opened with a neutral site win over Navy in Baltimore 34-17.
  • Area Pro Baseball Scores for Monday, Sept. 1

    Area Pro Baseball Scores for Monday, Sept. 1

                                                   
    Area Pro Baseball Scores for Monday, Sept. 1  Appalachian League Playoffs: Danville 8, Princeton 5: Danville wins East Division title, will play the West winner beginning Thursday night in the championship series.  Carolina League (final day of regular season): Myrtle Beach 3, Lynchburg 2 - Hillcats open Northern Division playoffs Wednesday night at Potomac, Salem at Myrtle Beach.

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  • Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:43 GMT
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:11:56 GMT
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast...
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing...
  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:41:52 GMT
    Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online.
    Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.
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