VSP INVESTIGATING FATAL FIRE IN APPOMATTOX COUNTY

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating a fatal fire in Appomattox County.  At 3:36 a.m. Friday (Jan. 17, 2020), the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a fire at a residence in the 18,500 block of Richmond Highway in Pamplin. There were two adults and two children in the house … Read More

KENNETH MARTIN NAMED TO NEW VDOT ROLE

 LYNCHBURG—Kenneth C. Martin, Halifax Residency administrator, was recently named assistant district administrator for maintenance for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Lynchburg District. In his new role, Martin will oversee an annual budget of over $130 million and will be responsible for delivering the structure and bridge, traffic engineering, pavement, maintenance, equipment shop and emergency response program for the district’s … Read More

Homicide Investigation Near Kenbridge

A homicide investigation is underway in Lunenburg County. A statement from Virginia State Polcie says sheriff’s deputies responded on Wednesday after a citizen reported a body on Moores Ordinary Street in Kenbridge. The remains were taken to Richmond for an autopsy. The body has been tentatively ID’d as 19 year-old Antonio Rich, of Kenbridge. The statement says the inevstigation is … Read More

Buckingham County Looks To Build New Rubbish Site

The Buckingham Solid Waste firm is now looking for new bids to build a new rubbish collection site. The new location will eventually replace the old site on Gravel Hill north of Dillwyn, according to Solid Waste Supervisor Lyn Hill. Plans call for the new site to be located just across from where the old site. Hill said the county … Read More

Keysville Restaurant Cleans Up After Storm Damage

The storms Saturday night caused some damage in the Keysville area. The most damage appeared to be at a restaurant called Badeaux’s Cajun Kitchen at 150 Kings Highway. High winds developed in a storm just after midnight, blowing off part of the building’s roof. Nobody was injured. The store was closed at the time, but a few employees were inside. … Read More

Cumberland County Planning Director Resigns

Cumberland County Planning Director JP Duncan has resigned his position. County Administrator Don Unmussig confirnmed that Duncan’s last day would be January 24th. Unmussig said he would fill the role himself while the country searched for a permanent replacement. Duncan has worked for Cumberland County since February of 2018. He also served a dual role as the county zoning administrator.

FARMVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE SHOTS FIRED AT LOCAL BUSINESS

Farmville, Va. – At approximately 9:12 p.m., on January 12, 2020, Farmville Police responded to 308 South Main Street for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers determined that multiple gun shots had been fired in the McDonald’s parking lot with two parked vehicles being struck. At this time, no injuries have been reported. Witnesses on scene reported the … Read More

FARMVILLE POLICE RECRUIT GRADUATES TOP OF HER CLASS

Farmville, VA: On December 18, 2019, Officer Taylor P. Roberts graduated from the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy in Lynchburg, Va., receiving top honors for her academic accomplishments throughout the Academy. The basic law enforcement curriculum encompasses 910 hours of instruction conducted throughout twenty-two weeks. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has established 186 performance outcomes with 1,402 … Read More

Mecklenburg County Sex Offender Skips Out On Registration

In Mecklenburg County, Virginia State Police are searching for a wanted sex offender. A statement from VSP says 32 year-old Patrick Benjamin Mitchell is wanted for two counts of failing to register as a sex offender. Mitchell is black, with brown hair and brown eyes. He’s about 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He is known to frequent … Read More

No Murder Charge Filed Against Boyfriend Of Lunenburg County Death Victim

We have new information on a New Year’s Even homicide in Lunenburg County, where authorities say they’ve arrested the boyfriend of the woman who was killed. Lunenburg deputies were called to a home at 1625 Lunenburg County Road and found Marjureka White-Jennings dead inside. Now, 28 year-old Thomas Mantez, described as her boyfriend, has been arrested for battery or assault … Read More