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Lynchburg, VA, United States

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Liberty University building bridge to gap between Main and East campuses

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - A new construction project at Liberty University is bridging the gap between the Main Campus and East campus, literally.If you've been on Route 460 near LU, you may have noticed signs warning of upcoming lane closures in that area s → Read More

Leadership in Lynchburg turning a historic page with 3 women in top spots

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Three women are turning a historic page in leadership in Lynchburg. City council recently appointed the first female mayor and vice mayor combo in the city's history. And they join the first female city manager to be the only leade → Read More

Residents speak out about ongoing A/C woes in Lynchburg apartment building

Lynchburg, Va. (WSET) - It was a hot, sticky weekend for those living at The Jefferson House.As the temperatures pushed well into the 90's outside, residents say it almost felt that hot inside too.Helen Dent has lived in the building one month, and she say → Read More

Dave Matthews announces live album release to benefit Sweet Briar College

Amherst, Va. (WSET) - Dave Matthews made a big announcement last week that's set to benefit a local school.Matthews performed at Sweet Briar college in the mid-90's, and the Dave Matthews Band says it's releasing a recording of their front man's solo perfo → Read More

State police: One dead in Halifax Co. Crash

Halifax Co., VA (WSET) - According to Virginia State Police, one person is dead following an overnight crash in Halifax County.A spokesperson tells ABC 13 it happened Sunday around 12:30 a.m. on Route 720.One person was killed in the single vehicle acciden → Read More

Protesters rally in Richmond over natural gas pipeline, energy policies

Richmond, VA (AP) - Hundreds of protesters have streamed into Virginia's capital city to criticize the governor's energy policies, including his support for a proposed natural gas pipeline.Carrying signs that read We won't pipe down, the group on Saturday → Read More

Trump Announces Town Hall in Roanoke

Raonoke, VA (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is planning to make a campaign stop in Roanoke. Trump's campaign and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, are expected to hold a town hall event on Monday at the Hotel Roanoke & Conven → Read More

Back to School: Putting together a school budget

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - One of the biggest budgets in any community is the school budget.But where exactly does that money go?Education funding is an ongoing challenge for school systems across Virginia and the city of Lynchburg is no different.LCS Chief F → Read More

Lynchburg Cooks donates proceeds to local groups working to end hunger

Lynchburg, Va. (WSET) -- It's a foodie's dream. For 25 years, Lynchburg Cooks has been offering the best of local food and drink from dozens of restaurants - all under one roof.Most would consider the $30 admission a steal - but for those facing hunger, th → Read More

Therapy Shih Tzus deploy to West Virginia after deadly floods

WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, W.Va. (WSET) -- A small group of Shih Tzus drew a lot of attention while visiting White Sulphur Springs Tuesday afternoon, but they weren't settling in. They were working.The dogs and their handlers are part of HOPE Animal-Assisted C → Read More

Lynchburg Schools Superintendent prepares for the future with contract extension

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Lynchburg City Schools gave its Superintendent a big vote of confidence.The school board made the decision Tuesday night to extend Dr. Scott Brabrand's contract through 2020. He's been with Lynchburg City Schools for four years.Brab → Read More

State prosecutors look to reverse McAuliffe's controversial executive order

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Prosecutors across the state have joined together to support the effort to reverse a controversial executive order by Governor Terry McAuliffe.In April, the Governor restored the civil rights to more than 200,000 felons, but sever → Read More

Wife testifies her husband followed her home, shot at her and 12-year-old

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - A Lynchburg man charged with ramming his truck into his wife's van with a 12-year-old child inside and then shooting at both of them as they tried to get away was in court Wednesday.Curtis Edward Thrasher is facing multiple felonies → Read More

First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg expresses devastation of Orlando tragedy

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Across the nation, the LGBT community is feeling the effects of the tragedy in Orlando, including in Lynchburg.The First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg is known for love and acceptance of all people, including those who identify as g → Read More

Former VUL student pleads guilty in connection to fatal drive-by shooting

Lynchburg, VA (WSET) - A former VUL student will serve 12 months behind bars for his role in the death of a Lynchburg man.Wednesday, Travis Singleton pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of accessory after the fact in the murder of Brandon Carter. Sin → Read More

New venue partners with Lynchburg music mainstay to boost entertainment scene

Lynchburg, Va. (WSET) - Just below Lynchburg's bluffwalk, a new partnership is set to take the local music scene by storm. It all started with a minor setback for The Ellington - one of Lynchburg's most beloved music providers for 30 years.We originally re → Read More

Judge certifies charges, investigator reveals details of Campbell Co. homicide

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WSET)- A judge has certified charges against a man accused of shooting and killing a friend during a snowstorm in January.3 felony charges, including 2nd degree murder, have been certified for Franklin Lee Thomason Jr.The investigat → Read More

Local experts weigh in on preventable accidents that lead to injuries, death in children

Amherst Co., VA (WSET) - According to SafeKids.org, each year, 2,200 children in the U.S. die from from injuries sustained inside their homes. Experts say unsecured furniture and TV's play a large part.According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, → Read More

Horizon's "Kindred Homes" program finds safe homes for at-risk teens

Lynchburg, Va. (WSET) - For teens dealing with behavioral and mental health issues, home can be full of heartache. As their families try to sort out personal challenges, the kids can end up in foster care or an institution.But a program in Lynchburg is hel → Read More

Family Members Say Body of Missing Fisherman Found

Campbell Co., VA (WSET) - According to family members, the body of Troy Justice Moore, 20, has been found more than a week after the boat he was in capsized in the Staunton River.In a Facebook post, Moore's mother confirms that her son's body was found Su → Read More