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31 min ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Amherst County Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office says two motorcyclists, 19-year-old William Clements and 18-year-old Zachary Trent, were riding on Route29 near the intersection of Dairy Lane when the accident happened.

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4 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Route 29 in Amherst County Closed Due to Accident and Cell Tower Issues

Amherst Co., VA- Gary Roakes, the Director of Public Safety for Amherst County, tells ABC 13 that the US 29 Bypass is closed due to a power line issue.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Danville Woman Writes Book About Her Time As a Dancer For the USO In the 1940s

A Danville woman is telling everyone who will listen, about how she followed her dreams and became an entertainer back in the 1940s.

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Related Topix: Fine Arts, Arts, Home Listing, Home, Lynchburg, VA, Rustburg, VA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

State Police Investigate Fatal Accident in Amherst County

Amherst Co., VA - State Police are investigating a fatal accident on Route 130 in Amherst County, near Elon and Buffalo Springs.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WCAV

Serial Burglar Receives Final Sentencing in Albemarle Co. Court

The man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from homes across Central Virginia had his final sentencing in an Albemarle County court Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Albemarle County, VA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Driver Charged With DUI After Car Runs Into Amherst Co. House

Amherst Co., VA - An Amherst County family had a close call Sunday night after the sheriff's office says a drunk driver drove into their house.

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Related Topix: Madison Heights, VA

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Shots Fired At Party Possible Motive For Lynchburg Murder

Lynchburg Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Felmlee said in court the shooting of 20-year old Lawrence Giusto was in "retaliation".

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Related Topix: Lynchburg, VA, Madison Heights, VA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Amherst Co. Responds to Shots Fired Call

Amherst Co., VA - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is responding to a local report that ties the Lynchburg deadly shooting to a shots fired call there.

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Man Wanted on Felony Charges of Sex Crimes With a Minor

Amherst Co., VA - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is looking for Jamal Rafael Davis on six felony charges of carnal knowledge of a minor.

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Related Topix: Lynchburg, VA, Rustburg, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Amherst Co. Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspects in Walmart Thefts

Amherst Co., VA - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is looking for people they say stole a number of CDs and other items from the Walmart in Madison Heights.

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Related Topix: Madison Heights, VA

Wed Jun 18, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Linda Newcomb Charged with Embezzlement, Bank Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft

UPDATE: A federal grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke has charged the former manager of the Lynrocten Federal Credit Union in Lynchburg with embezzlement, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.

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Related Topix: Lynchburg, VA, Madison Heights, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Trial for Monroe Man Charged with Intentionally Burning Child Begins

UPDATE: The trial for a man accused of intentionally burning a small child is underway in Amherst County.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Massive Tree At Blue Ridge Community Church Weighs 26,000 Pounds

New London, VA- The massive tree hit by lightning three times at Blue Ridge Community Church in Forest came down this weekend.

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Related Topix: Lynchburg, VA, Weather, Moneta, VA

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