Category WFLO News

Fatal Crash In Buckingham County

 
Dec12

A fatal crash in Buckingham County. The crash occurred at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 679, just south of Scottsville. A 1997 Infiniti was traveling north on Route 20 when it ran off the left side the road. The driver then swerved back into the roadway, overcorrected and continued left again into the southbound lane of Route 20. There the Infiniti struck a southbound tractor-trailer head on. The driver of the Infiniti, Riley M. Cole, 22, of Earlysville, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Wayne E. Jamerson, 62, of Buckingham County, Va., was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt. The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.

A crash that sent a boxtruck driver over a guardrail is still being investigated

 
Dec11

A crash that sent a boxtruck driver over a guardrail is still being investigated. Police say the victim was driving on U.S. 460, when he ran off the road and his boxtruck flipped over a guardrail near Morning Star Road. He and a passenger, were injured in the one car wreck. Police have determined that no alcohol was involved. The investigation is ongoining.
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A Farmville woman was seriously hurt in a one car crash

 
Dec11

A Farmville woman was seriously hurt in a one car crash, Wednesday morning. The crash closed Route 60, near Ballsville Road in Powhatan (pow- uh – tan) County, for about an hour. Police say, Mary Jones, 45, of Farmville, apparently lost control of her Jeep on Route 60, before hitting a tree, and overturning. She was airlifted to VCU Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. Investigators are trying to determine what caused Jones to lose control of her Jeep.
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LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT

 
Dec10

December 14-20, 2014

 

Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.  Traffic may be restricted.  Items in italics contain new/updated information.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

 

Amherst County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 29 Business north- and southbound (Rt. 1108-Rt. 731) – Crews will mill and pave. Use caution.

Route 501/130 (Snowden) – Preparations for construction of new structure. Signs installation and early ground work to take place

Route 643 over Horsley Creek – 1/5/15-10/15/15, bridge replacement and approach work.  Traffic control devices and flaggers will be in use. Use caution; expect delays.

 

Appomattox County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 615 over David Creek – Road closed 1/5-1/23/15, for deck replacement and substructure repairs. Detour in place.

 

Buckingham County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Dillwyn AHQ – Crews will make drainage repairs on secondary routes.

Various – Crews will make surface repairs, boom axe and respond to customer concerns.

 

Campbell County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 643 over Falling River – 12/15/14-7/22/15, bridge replacement and approach work.  Traffic control devices and flaggers will be in use. Use caution; expect delays.

 

Charlotte County:  Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 675 over Cub Creek (Rt. 40 – Poor House Rd) – Road closed; temporary signal for bridge replacement. Est. comp. 9/28/15.

Craftons Gate – Crews will mow, cut brush and work non-hard surface roads.

Phenix – Crews will clean ditches and pipe with backhoe and add shoulder stone.

Various secondary routes–Crews will boom axe and respond to customers.

 

 

Cumberland County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Various – Crews will work surfaces, repair shoulders, cut brush and respond to customers.

 

Halifax County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Bethel AHQ -Crews will work surfaces and on drainage issues.

Cluster Springs and Volens AHQ – Crews will work shoulders.

Various – Crews will boom axe and respond to customer concerns.

 

Nelson County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 722 over Branch of Buffalo Creek – Road closed 1/12-2/6/15, for structure replacement. Detour in place.

 

Pittsylvania County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Route 621 (862-875) – Closed Dec. 15-19 for pipe replacement. Detour in place.

Route 713 (701-662) over Sandy Creek – Road closed 1/5-3/27/15, for structure replacement. Detour in place.

Route 900 – (Rt. 629 – Rt. 630) – Road closed 12/10-12/19 for cross line culvert repair. A detour will be in place.

Gretna AHQ – Crews will clean roadsides and trim trees.

Rondo AHQ – Crews will work shoulders.

Various – Crews will boom axe, work surfaces and respond to customer concerns.

 

Prince Edward County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 623 –Bridge replacement over NS and Buckingham Branch Railroads. Est. comp. 6/30/15.

Route 658– Crews will make shoulder repairs.

Various – Crews will clean roadsides, make surface repairs, cut brush and respond to customers

 

District-wide activities:

Bridge and guardrail maintenance – Crews will perform bridge/guardrail maintenance.

Ribbon Cutting Friday for New Bridge

 
Dec9

Members of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, along with representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation, will participate in a ribbon cutting on Friday for the new Route 633 bridge over the Bush River. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the bridge. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Beloved Christmas Story On Stage in Appomattox

 
Dec9

Appomattox Courthouse Theatre is performing “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. This one-man show is a vividly theatrical re-imagining of the readings Charles Dickens gave of his beloved 1843 Christmas story. Performances remaining include the 12th, 13th and 14th. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Police Seek Public’s Help to Solve Crime

 
Dec9

Farmville police are hoping a tip from the public will help them apprehend three men who beat a local shopkeeper back in November. It happened in the 300 block of South street. The owner of Mickey 7 was in the parking lot at closing time when three men threatened him with a gun, beat him and robbed him.The beating was so severe that the victim was taken to Southside Community Hospital. The suspects were seen crossing Main Street near the Rails to Trails when a white Ford pickup truck narrowly missed hitting them. Police are looking for the driver of this vehicle to see if they can add any details. Anyone in the area of this crime seeing something suspicious, or with any knowledge about it, is asked to contact Farmville Police.

Complaints about Comcast will be heard from Amelia residents during an upcoming public hearing this month

 
Dec8

Complaints about Comcast will be heard from Amelia residents during an upcoming public hearing this month. Residents who wish to air their grievances with the television cable provider will get their chance during the board of supervisors’ regularly scheduled meeting, Dec. 17, before they approve the renewal of Comcast’s contract. The proposed new contract is basically unchanged from the one that is about to expire, and with questions of expanding its service area in the county, members are hoping representatives from Comcast will be in attendance to hear complaints.

MEANWHILE

Residents may soon get to weigh in on the Amelia County Needs Assessment study. County Administrator Taylor Harvie told the board they’re expecting more data on the study, which includes two possible plans to renovate county-owned buildings for needed space. The board will review the two $10 million options at their December meeting, and may schedule a public hearing on the issue early next year.
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Information Sought on Man Whose Remains Were Found Here

 
Dec8

The search to learn more information about an individual whose body was discovered in a river in Prince Edward County has taken investigators to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. At this point in the investigation, the human remains recovered in 2008 are believed to be 50-year-old Glenn Edward Wilson. Investigators have also determined Wilson worked for a time as a carpenter in Kill Devil Hills and other areas of Dare County, N.C. Sheriff Wesley W. Reed with the Prince Edward County, Va., Sheriff’s Office. “We are interested in any and all information about this individual, as no information is too insignificant.” The human remains discovered April 5, 2008, were located in a reservoir in Prince Edward County, Va. Currently considered a suspicious death, the recovered remains had seven tattoos: a leaf/feather on his neck; on his right arm were a confederate flag with a skull and helmet, an eagle entwined with a letter A and a figure of Yosemite Sam; on his left arm were a bulldog and another eagle. One of the most distinctive tattoos was a red heart with two arrows and words written in cursive “I Love you Kelsey always” which was also found on the individual’s left arm.

P.E. Sheriff’s Dept. seeks information on man found

 
Dec5

Va. – The search to learn more information about an individual whose body was discovered in a river in Prince Edward County has taken investigators to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. At this point in the investigation, the human remains recovered in 2008 are believed to be 50-year-old Glenn Edward Wilson. Investigators have also determined Wilson worked for a time as a carpenter in Kill Devil Hills and other areas of Dare County, N.C.

 

“In our effort to find out more information about this individual, our hope is someone will recognize Mr. Wilson’s photo and provide us with more clues about places he worked in the Outer Banks, co-workers who may have known him so we can locate his family and friends,” says Sheriff Wesley W. Reed with the Prince Edward County, Va., Sheriff’s Office. “We are interested in any and all information about this individual, as no information is too insignificant.”

 

The human remains discovered April 5, 2008, were located in a reservoir in Prince Edward County, Va. Currently considered a suspicious death, the recovered remains had seven tattoos: a leaf/feather on his neck; on his right arm were a confederate flag with a skull and helmet, an eagle entwined with a letter A and a figure of Yosemite Sam; on his left arm were a bulldog and another eagle. One of the most distinctive tattoos was a red heart with two arrows and words written in cursive “I Love you Kelsey always” which was also found on the individual’s left arm.

 

The Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police are investigating the case. The public may contact Lieutenant Richard Hurak with the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office at 434-392-8101 or rhurak@co.prince-edward.va.us. The public may also contact Special Agent Clary Overholt with the Virginia State Police at 434-352-3443 or clay.overholt@vsp.virginia.gov.

 

 

Media note: Image of Wilson and the tattoos are attached in a separate flyer.

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