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Bedford receives a $300k grant from the EPA for revitalization

BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) -- A large grant is coming to Bedford.The EPA awarded the town 300-thousand dollars to help tackle potentially hazardous structures that may be standing in the way of redevelopment.The money will go towards assessment and clean-up effor → Read More

Tooth found in Lyon sisters case disappears before murder trial: report

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- A key piece of physical evidence in the case against Lloyd Welch Jr. has been lost by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, WTOP reports. The tooth was recovered during searches on Taylor’s Mountain, in Thaxton which is the prop → Read More

Man re-sentenced to 99 years behind bars after killing teenager in 1998

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) - A Bedford County judge sentenced a man to 99 years behind bars for a murder that happened in 1998. Randy Ross is one of two then-teens charged in the murder of 17-year-old Jamelle Poindexter.Poindexter played football for Liberty → Read More

Roanoke Police investigating swastikas drawn on mailboxes, recycle bin

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police said it's investigating two incidents where victims reported that swastikas were drawn on their property.The first came in at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday from a victim in the 4500 Pennsylvania Ave., NE. that someone drew swas → Read More

Upgraded capital murder charges result in new counsel for members of MS-13

BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) - Two men charged with the capital murder of Raymond Wood will receive new court-appointed attorneys. Josue Coreas-Ventura, 20, and Lisandro Posada-Vasquez, 24, are charged with capital murder, robbery, abduction for pecuniary benefit, → Read More

Two charged with capital murder in Raymond Wood case

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) - Two men charged in the death of Raymond Wood have now been charged with capital murder.Josue Coreas-Ventura, age 20, and Lisandro Posada-Vasquez, age 24, went before a grand jury Friday morning. The two have now been charged with → Read More

14-year-old with life-threatening illness asks Make-A-Wish for broadband Internet

RUSTBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Most children might want to meet a celebrity or sports idol if they had the opportunity to Make-A-Wish, but a Rustburg teen, suffering from a life-threatening illness, is asking for access to the Internet.14-year-old Jake Glass has → Read More

"We got the beet" promotes healthy eating to children

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Getting children to eat healthy is often no easy task.But, organizers at the Community Market in Lynchburg thought a catchy tune turned music video would get the message of healthy eating through to kids.Jiggy M wrote the song We g → Read More

Dozens protest President Trump's visit to Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Not everyone was excited that President Donald Trump came to Lynchburg Saturday. Protesters were expressing their opinions about Trump, right across the street from the university. The 45th President gave the commencement address to → Read More

3-year-old DWTS fan dances into Rashad Jennings' heart

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Watch out Emma Slater, a new partner might be dancing her way into Rashad Jennings' heart.Rae Rae Thompson is only 3-years-old, and she's a dancing star in her own right.She thought she was on stage, her motherWinoa Thompson said → Read More

Rare, deadly tick-borne disease could be on the rise

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A tick-borne disease that can cause brain swelling has reached the Commonwealth, according to experts.It's called Powassan and the potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks including the → Read More

Experts use Lynchburg toddler bitten by Copperhead as teaching tool

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A toddler, bitten by a snake in Lynchburg, had to be rushed to the hospital within only minutes before going into shock.The family said it happened on just an average night.The Frost family said mom, Sheena Frost, was about to put → Read More

Disabled veterans spend a day out on the golf course

FOREST, Va. (WSET) -- Veterans say it's how they know 'someone cares' about them.A golf outing at London Downs in Forest is set up twice a year for veterans, many who receive full-time care at the VA hospital in Salem.I grew up on a golf course in Texas so → Read More

Forest residents upset train depot will be demolished

FOREST, Va. (WSET) - Some in Forest aren't happy that a train depot won't be around much longer. People say the depot has been a fixture in the community for nearly a century. One woman says her grandfather used to run a boardinghouse for passengers. She s → Read More

Casting Call: Producers for 'Juanita' looking for extras in Bedford Co.

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- If you've ever wanted to be part of a feature film now is your chance.Producers of Juanita are looking for paid extras for when they start filming in Bedford County at the end of April.On the list are White, African-American, and → Read More

Building boom: Three housing developments in the works in Forest area

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- A building boom is taking off in Bedford County. Another housing development was just added to the growing list in the county.The development will be off of Forest Rd. on Cottontown Rd. It's the third development to be in the wor → Read More

Danville City Council finalizes real estate tax plan

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Danville City Council finalized a real estate tax plan late Tuesday night.It could go down, but once it's advertised it can't go up. That advertised rate on the real estate tax stands at 80 cents on the dollar. That's up 5 cents fro → Read More

Faith after failure: Appomattox man shares life-changing story after drug bust

APPOMATTOX Co., Va. (WSET) -- An Appomattox man recently charged with trying to sell drugs says he's a new man.Just last week, Kevin Ensley found himself in trouble for a crime he says was committed last fall and around the time he found God.It wasn't even → Read More

How an undocumented, illegal immigrant charged with murder got free representation

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Many asked why an MS-13 gang member, accused of murdering a Lynchburg teenager, was assigned a public defender because he did not have any assets or any family or friends that would have assets to be able to afford him an attorne → Read More

Firefighter sentenced to three months for driving fire truck to emergency intoxicated

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- A local firefighter arrested for DUI in October while driving an emergency vehicle to a call on Route 460 and Turkey Foot Road pleaded no contest to reckless driving in Bedford County General District Court on Friday.The Commonwe → Read More