Archives for June 2019

Dinwiddie Woman Faces Court Date In Connection With Bomb Threat

July 12th is the next court date for a Dinwiddie woman charged in connection with making a bomb threat to a Tri-City area Muslim center. 48 year old Renee Nunnally of North Dinwiddie is charged with making a bomb threat, a felony. Petersburg Police say the incident dates back to late May when Nunnally was arrested after authorities received a tip about a threat to bomb a Muslim center in the city. Police say at no time were citizens in danger. A motive for the threat has not been revealed by authorities. Currently, Nunnally is free on her own recognizance.

VA Residents Urged To File For One-Time Refund

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that residents who have not filed their individual state income taxes need to by July 1 to be eligible for a one-time refund. In a statement, Northam (D) said taxpayers must file by midnight July 1 to qualify for the refund approved by the General Assembly as part of a $1 billion bipartisan compromise on tax relief passed in February. Individual filers could receive up to $110, the statement said, and married couples filing jointly could receive up to $220. Checks will be mailed out by Oct. 15, according to the statement.

Charges Filed Against Driver That Caused Fatal Church Van Crash

Charges have been filed against the driver of a pick-up truck that rear-ended a Shiloh Baptist Church van, killing four church members and injuring seven others from Blackstone. 47 year old Robert Lee Allen, is charged with Reckless Driving. It happened on May 28th on Route 460 in Dinwiddie County. Allen was driving a pick up truck that failed to stop and slammed into the rear of the church van was slowing down to make a right turn on its way to Mt. Zion Baptist Church for a revival.

Lunenburg County Convenience Site Plans

Lunenburg County is in the process of building a new dump site at Gary Road and Oral Oaks Road now that the St. John’s Church Road facility has closed. The location will accpet household waste and more can be found out about it by calling lunenburgva.net. Things like tires, waste oil, appliances won’t be taken there. Also, the count will be looking at another convenience site in the southeastern wuadrant, maybe two acres or less. Anyone who owns property like that, in that area can contact the county if interested.

New Child Safety Seat Rules Start In VA July 1

Starting July 1, all children two years of age and younger will need to have a rear-facing child safety seat in Virginia. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are less likely to die or have a serious injury if they’re put in a rear-facing seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 328 children under the age of five were saved by car seats in 2016, but the same report states that 95 percent of child safety seats are improperly installed. If you’re caught without one, you could face a $50 fine for a first offense and each subsequent offense as much as $500.