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VSPD Investigate Fire in Buckingham

 
Oct24

A fatal house fire in Buckingham County remains under investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office. At this stage of the investigation, the fire appears to have been accidental. The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation. The incident is being investigated by Virginia State Police Special Agent B.K. Childress.

 

The fire occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 23, 2014) at a residence in the 3500 block of Stage Coach Road. There were a total of 11 people inside the residence at the time of the fire: two parents and nine children. A 4-year-old boy was not able to escape the house fire and died at the scene. His parents and a sister were transported to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment of life-threatening injuries sustained from their repeated attempts to enter the burning residence to find the missing boy.

 

The boy’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for examination and autopsy.

 

The remaining seven children, who range in age of 16 years to 15 months, all safely escaped the fire. They were treated and released for minor injuries.

 

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Prince Edward County wil fill Howard “Pete” Campbell’s post in special election

 
Oct24

Prince Edward County will hold a special election to decide on who will fill the County Supervisor seat for the Prospect District. Reverend Calvin Gray has served as interim representative since the post was left vacant after the untimely death of Howard “Pete” Campbell in July, and he is among the three candidates vying for the post. The other two candidates are, Jeanette Tarlton, and Cornell Walker. While the three candidates have differing views on the state of education in the area and low SOL scores in Prince Edward County, they did agree education is a priority.
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Well known Farmville attorney Donald Blessing to serve on the bench of the 10th Circuit Court

 
Oct24

Well known Farmville attorney Donald Blessing has been appointed to serve on the bench of the 10th Circuit Court. The 10th Circuit covers the counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Prince Edward. After a 2013 study of the judicial caseloads in Virginia the General Assembly decided their was a need for an additional judicial seat in the 10th Circuit. Donald Blessing was the only candidate interviewed for the position. The Virginia General Assembly voted during a special session last week to make Blessings selection official.
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Keeping Amelia County school kids safe

 
Oct24

Keeping Amelia County school kids safe. That’s the goal of Amelia County Board of Supervisors who want to extend the sidewalk on Five Forks Road (Rt. 38) to the intersection with Otterburn/Dennisville Roads (Rt. 614) and north on Otterburn to the middle school. Currently the sidewalk ends at Amelia Academy – leaving the Amelia County Public School campuses (Elementary, Middle and High Schools) with no safe access leaving students exposed to traffic. Officials say the sidewalk would make it safer for students who live in the Village.

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The board also approved a request to allow the Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) to assist the Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department in applying for a firefighters’ grant. The fire department will have to pay the CRC’s fee
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Our Gas Prices Among Lowest

 
Oct24

Jack Murphy reports that Virginia has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation.

Gas Prices continue to go down

 
Oct23

Jack Murphy reports that Virginia has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation.

Why an Amelia Court House man lit his 1999 Chevrolet pick-up on fire, is the question investigators have yet to answer

 
Oct23

Why an Amelia Court House man lit his 1999 Chevrolet pick-up on fire, is the question investigators have yet to answer. Authorities say, 56 year old Alan Boyd Lanier’s truck bed was filled with hay, several propane tanks, and 30 gallons of gasoline, when he set it ablaze and then rammed the running vehicle into a N.C. law office, Friday (Oct. 17). Mr. Lanier, who was killed in the explosion, was the only victim. Investigators say Lanier apparently watched for the last employee to leave before lighting the hay on fire and driving into the building. Detectives said there was also a homemade explosive device in the truck, but it didn’t go off. Currituck authorities are investigating the incident as a suicide, and have listed it as an arson incident in their report.
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Look Out For Deer in the Road

 
Oct23

Triple-A says there were more than three thousand deer related crashes in our state last year. Jack Murphy reports.

The threat of rain didn’t stop the 14th annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer

 
Oct22

The threat of rain didn’t stop the 14th annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer this past weekend. Even as the drizzle continued the Truckers Against Cancer team pulled out umbrellas and towels and began drying front grills and bumpers. Progress was slowed but hats and raincoats were pulled out, and everyone had a smile on their face. Organizers said after months of preparation, they weren’t going to let a little bit of rain stop the parade. 149 trucks carrying over 170 banners with the names of loved ones lined up and began blowing their horns in unison. A sort of a battle cry that for those who battle cancer to know they’re not fighting alone. All money raised on Saturday goes to help fund research for the American Cancer Society.
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Over 3000 Deer related accidents in Virginia

 
Oct22

AAA says over 3000 deer related accidents last year in Virginia..Jack Murphy talked to AAA.

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