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  • Former Roanoke woman sentenced for mortgage fraud

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Roanoke woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for operating a Smith Mountain Lake mortgage fraud scheme. Susanne Helbig, who now lives in Georgia, also was ordered…

  • No jail for Va. day care operator where 2 died in fire

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The operator of an unlicensed day care center in Lynchburg where two children were killed in a fire has received a suspended jail sentence. Media reports say Doris Diggs Lee Thompson…

  • Va. fines CSX $361,000 for Lynchburg derailment in 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental officials are proposing a $361,000 fine against CSX Transportation for an April 2014 train derailment that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil into the James River in…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Study: Liberty U. generates $1b in economic activity

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A new study says Liberty University is a big contributor to the Lynchburg area’s economy. The study by consultant Fletcher Mangum estimates Liberty was responsible for $1 billion in economic activity…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • Feds investigate possible thefts at Va. hospital pharmacy

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating possible thefts at Lynchburg General Hospital’s pharmacy. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents served a warrant at the pharmacy on Wednesday. Special agent in charge Gregory Cherundolo tells…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    a
    home makeover.

  • Consignment store owner accused of burglaries in 3 Va. localities

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The owner of a consignment store in Lynchburg is accused of burglarizing multiple homes in three localities. Media outlets report that 38-year-old Katie Carico Hyatt faces breaking and entering and grand…

  • Former Va. senator donates personal papers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former state senator from Lynchburg is donating his personal papers to the Virginia Historical Society. Democrat Elliot Schewel served in the Senate from 1976 to 1995. He served on the…

  • Police ID 2nd person of interest in Lyon sisters investigation

    Montgomery County investigators plan to release more information about their Virginia search for evidence related to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters.

  • Fairfax County mom dies after hornet sting

    On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
    Creason decided to trim back the
    azaleas in front of her family\’s Annandale home before running an errand.

    It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

  • Woman who defaced Va. memorial punished anew

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A judge has added to the sentence of a woman who broke off the bayonet of a Lynchburg statue paying homage to World War I veterans. Under a plea deal, Jessica…

  • Va. transgender woman wins name change on 2nd try

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old transgender woman in Lynchburg has won a second bid to legally change her name after a judge rejected her initial request. Joseph David Fialkowski had sought to have her…

  • Va events aim to introduce women to aviation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Organizers of a series of events are hoping to introduce women and girls to aviation. The “Women Can Fly” events are set for May and June at various airports in Virginia,…