Archives for August 2015

Police: WDBJ Shooting Well-Planned, Solo Act

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released new information over the weekend on the deadly WDBJ shooting. Continued investigation into evidence collected shows that Wednesday morning’s attack by Vester Flanagan was pre-meditated and well-planned; however, despite a significant amount of recovered documents, no evidence has surfaced indicating his eventual destination. Those documents, plus interviews with numerous people associated with Flanagan, suggest that he acted alone and did not share his plan with anyone. So far, police have only recovered two handguns found in his car at the crash scene.

Several Area Huddle House Locations Close Unexpectedly

Several Huddle House locations in central and south Virginia, including Appomattox, South Boston, and Farmville, were locked up with the lights off when employees and customers arrived on Friday. The locations are all owned by Joseph Cornelius, whose corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on August 20, but he apparently didn’t tell anyone else about it. Court documents show the corporation owing about 10 times more than available assets. A hearing is scheduled for September 10 in Lynchburg.

Police Investigating Triple Shooting in Dinwiddie Co.

Police in Dinwiddie County are investigating a triple-shooting that occurred early Sunday morning. The incident occurred at a home off Old Stage Road south of Flatfoot Road just after midnight. Deputies arrived to find three people suffering from gunshot wounds, one of who was airlifted to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but that person is now listed in stable condition, according to the sheriff’s office. The two other victims had superficial injuries and were treated at Southside Regional. At latest check, no arrests have been made.

Doug Benson Dam-Dam Paddle Challenge Set

An annual fundraiser is on the horizon to help raise money for cancer. the 7th Annual Doug Benson Dam-Dam Paddle Challenge has participants stand up paddle boarding, kayyaink, canoing or dory padling across lake Gaston, The event is held in two legs on Ocrober 10th and starts at the Tailrace Park Boat ramp on Lake Gaston on October 10th but signups start soon. theres a 32 mile race that starts at 8am and a nine miler that starts at 1230pm. The Winner of the big race last year took around seven hours to finish. Organizers say the link to the event will go live on September first and all donations go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Woman convicted of embezzlement fails drug test

The work release privileges have been revoked for a Blackstone woman who had been convincted of stealing money from a now closed local business. 37 year old Jill Dalton pleaded guilty to nearly two dozen felonies including embezzlement, forgery and credit card theft. Police say she stole thousands of dollars while working as a bookkeeper for Williams Electric, formerly located on Cox Road. Dalton has been ordered to pay back the owners 64 thousand dollars in restitution, but that will be a tall order now that her working privileges are being revoked.

Delays in FASTC at Fort Pickett

More money from Congress will be needed to finish up the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center at Fort Pickett. The facility is expected to cost 413 million dollars to complete but construction was halted last week as some members of Congress questioned the location of the facility. The originial blueprints call for the Center to be done by the year 2020, but holdups like this could push that date out.

Fecal coliform found in Dinwiddie County’s Stony Creek

People in Dinwiddie County are being told to not go into Stony Creek. Complaints of a bad smell prompted state health officials to test the water and what they found were traces of fecal coliform. Its a bacteria that comes from animal and human waste that isn’t dangerous itself but could indicate that more threatening bacteria could be on hand. Swimming, fishing and consumption of Stony Creek waters is not advised until further notice.

Man killed by Sheriffs Deputies in Powhatan County

A man was shot and kiled by sheriffs deputies in Poutan county Monday night and now the incident is under investigaiton. The daughter of 71 year old Frank Short tells CBS 6 her father had only one eye and couldn’t hear very well, which is why he may not have put down a gun as police ordered him to on the 21 hundred block of Urbine Road at about 930 during what police call a domestic situation. Short wa shot and died of his injuries.