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  • Illegal Alien MS-13 Gang Members Charged in Murder of Teenager in Virginia

    04/03/2017 8:07:40 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2017
    Three illegal alien MS-13 gang members are in a Virginia jail, charged with the murder of a teenager in Virginia. Prosecutors charged the three Salvadoran men that belong to the notoriously violent MS-13 street gang with second-degree murder for their alleged roles in the death of 17-year-old Raymond Wood of Lynchburg, VA, according to The Roanoke Times.
  • Donald Trump dedicates 'record' crowd size to Martin Luther King

    01/18/2016 10:05:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump began his Monday-morning speech on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by touting his "record" crowd size there. Trump was speaking in Lynchburg, Virginia, at Liberty University's convocation. The Republican presidential front-runner noted that he also drew a big audience in 2012 when he addressed the Christian university.

    11/13/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status. -snip- Carson said, "When you look at farming industries, I've talked to farmers with multi-thousands acres farms and they say their business would collapse, I've talked to hotel owners and they say that they would have a very difficult time without them. That's...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruz’s statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those “global warming alarmists” who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the “factually irrational” Cruz is apparently now determined to “stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House.” The public slap down — and the dis of Brown — came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • After West Virginia Oil Train Derailment, Sign Keystone Bill

    02/19/2015 11:08:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: Three million gallons of Bakken crude burning in rural West Virginia after an oil train derails in a snowstorm ought to underscore the environmental safety of replacing rail cars with the Keystone XL pipeline. One of the reasons President Obama says he'll veto the Keystone pipeline bill that, as a result of last November's GOP electoral gusher, has found its way to his desk is that it will only carry Canadian crude to foreign markets and is not worth jeopardizing the environment. Two things are wrong with that argument. The first is that Keystone XL will also bring Bakken...
  • Madison Heights (VA) woman (81) dies, son in critical condition after home invasion

    01/23/2015 6:58:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The News and Advance ^ | January 22, 2015 | Sherese Gore & Ashlie Walter
    Autumn Parry/The News & Advance Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries after someone entered her Martins Lane home in Madison Heights and attacked her and her son, Allen H. Freeman Jr., early Thursday morning. A “brutal” home-invasion attack Thursday morning that left a woman dead and her son badly wounded has rocked the quiet community in Madison Heights. Autumn Parry/The News & Advance First responders investigate the scene of a "brutal" home-invasion in Madison Heights early Thursday morning. The attacker's identity remains unknown. Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries she sustained after...
  • Another Oil Train Explodes in Town; River Contaminated: Who Wants Keystone Now?

    05/02/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another major derailment of a train carrying oil through a town in the U.S. has caused the evacuation of 300 people, with oil washing into the James River in Virginia, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • CSX train carrying oil derails in Virginia in fiery blast [enviros prefer this over pipelines]

    04/30/2014 4:00:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2014 | Selam Gebrekidan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate. CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia derailed at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Fire erupted on three cars, the company said. Photos and video from the scene showed high flames and a plume of black smoke. It was the second oil-train accident this year for CSX. About two hours after the derailment, CSX said the fire had been extinguished. City officials said there...
  • Train derails in downtown Lynchburg (VA)

    04/30/2014 1:18:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | April 30, 2014 | Staff
    Videos at source A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon by the James River in downtown Lynchburg, sparking a massive fire that sent a thick column of black smoke high into the sky. Officials said 12 to 14 tanker cars were involved, but what caused the derailment is unclear. Three or four of the cars were breached, spilling oil into the river. Hazardous-materials crews are on scene. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. near Ninth and Jefferson streets. City firefighters are allowing the fire to burn out, and it has abated somewhat since the derailment. Multiple off-duty...
  • Liberty U. student shot and killed in confrontation with campus police

    11/19/2013 1:28:40 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nick Anderson
    A 19-year-old Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus women’s dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. University officials said they had received reports that a male student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer in the dorm’s lobby. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at a hall known as Residential Annex II, on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus. Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. from the residence hall. “This appears to be an isolated incident and there...
  • Photo of Marine and his bride praying before wedding goes viral [PHOTO]

    06/14/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 6-14-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    A simple image of a Lynchburg, Va., Marine and his bride praying before their wedding has gone viral. In the photo, Bre and Josh Curtas are seen holding hands from around a corner so that the groom cannot see the bride. According to Bre, who started a Tumblr account after the photo went viral, the future husband and wife were were praying for their marriage. “My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another,” she wrote. “That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would...
  • Romney way ahead in Lynchburg VA area poll

    11/03/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT · by loveitor.. · 19 replies
    WSET ^ | November 3rd, 2012 | WSET Poll The following candidates for President appear on the ballot in Virginia. Which candidate do you prefer? Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far: Mitt Romney 67% Barack Obama 24% Virgil Goode 2% Gary Johnson 1% Jill Stein 1% None of the above 5%
  • Mitt Romney in Lynchburg, VA on Monday Nov. 5 at noon

    11/01/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    You’re Invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team! Monday, November 5, 2012 Doors Open 10:00 AM | Event Begins 12:00 PM Virginia Aviation 970 Airport Road Lynchburg, VA 24502 To RSVP and Get Your Ticket Visit: Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at the Blacksburg Victory Office: 215 Draper Road, NW, Blacksburg, VA, 24060 Lynchburg Victory Office: 3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 Roanoke Victory Office: 2706 Ogden Road, SW, Roanoke, VA, 24018 For Questions, Contact Us At: | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488)...
  • Paul Ryan in Lynchburg, VA on Tues. Oct. 16 at 11 AM

    10/13/2012 8:27:41 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    You’re Invited to a Victory Event with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Doors Open 9:00 AM | Event Begins 11:00 AM Automated Conveyor Systems 6 Millrace Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502 To RSVP and Get Your Ticket Visit: OR Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at Lynchburg Victory Office: 3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 For questions, contact us at: or (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text VA to GOMITT (466488) All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects,...
  • Mitt Romney - Liberty University Commencement

    05/12/2012 9:29:30 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 20 replies
    Republican presidential nominee nomineeMitt Romney delivers the commencement speech at Virginia's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Saturday, May 12, 2012. "Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman."
  • Herman Cain, Sarah Palin at Liberty on Saturday

    10/03/2011 2:16:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Another presidential candidate and one possible contender will be on the Liberty University campus this weekend. GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will do a book signing on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Liberty University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Cain, radio talk show host and former president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, will be signing copies of “This is Herman Cain” from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak at the Extraordinary Women Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Liberty’s Vines Center. The conference is not a public event...
  • Three teens arrested in downtown beating death (Shhh...NOT a hate crime)

    09/11/2010 11:09:38 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 45 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | 9-8-10 | Matt Busse and Chris Dumond
    An act of teenage male bravado on the part of at least one boy may have led to Sunday’s beating death of an 81-year-old man visiting Lynchburg for his granddaughter’s wedding, police said. Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old were arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of George Leroy Baker III, of Tempe, Ariz. {snip} Though police have said they are prohibited by law from naming juveniles, a search warrant filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Tuesday identified Kenneth Davis as the person who ran up to Baker “in an aggressive manner” before witnesses heard what sounded like a blow...
  • Tempe man beaten to death after granddaughter’s wedding

    09/09/2010 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies ^ | 9/8/2010 | Rudabeh Shahbazi
    TEMPE, AZ - An 81-year-old Tempe man was beaten to death by teenagers while attending his granddaughter’s wedding in Virginia, in an apparently random attack. George Baker’s son Gregg Baker, whose daughter was getting married, remembers his father’s last day. “[He was] hugging his granddaughter at her wedding reception, telling her how beautiful she looked, telling her how much he loved her.” “We are strong, but it still makes me sick,” said Leslie Gahagan, the bride. “How could you do that to an old man?” Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old have been charged with murder. Prosecutors say they will decide...
  • Funerals for Virginia Tech students killed in Jefferson National Forest set for this afternoon

    08/31/2009 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 2,079+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | 31 Aug 2009
    The funeral services for two Virginia Tech sophomores who apparently were shot to death last week in the Caldwell Fields section of the Jefferson National Forest are scheduled for today in Lynchburg. As of Sunday evening, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office still was seeking leads for the shooting, which they believe occurred either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Services for David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest will be held at Heritage Baptist Church, which both students attended. Metzler's service will be at 1 p.m., while Childs' will be at 3 p.m. Each service...
  • 2 Virginia Tech students found shot to death

    08/27/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 35 replies · 3,240+ views
    WSLS ^ | 08-27-09 | WSLS News Staff
    David Lee Metzler, 19 years old, and Heidi Lynn Childs, 19 years old, both of Lynchburg, VA were found by a passerby this morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the area of Caldwell Fields off of Craig’s Creek Road in Montgomery County. Both were deceased when they were found. The preliminary investigation revealed that both victims had gunshot wounds. Both were Virginia Tech students living off campus.