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Today's News

  • Don’t hold your breath

        Left-wingers looking for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump will probably have a long wait.

  • Remembering

        ...Well, I believe we, the Americans of today, are ready to act worthy of ourselves, ready to do what must be done to ensure happiness and liberty for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children. And as we renew ourselves here in our own land, we will be seen as having greater strength throughout the world. We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom.

  • Events raise nearly half a ton of food for BCM

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office delivered 944 pounds of food to Bedford Christian Ministries last week. The non-perishable food had been collected at document shredding events held in Bedford, Forest and Moneta this month.

  • Fake endorsement letter circulating

        According to District 4 Supervisor John Sharp, a letter claiming to be from the  “John Sharp Election Committee” has been circulated. There is no  “John Sharp Election Committee” and the letter is listing the wrong date for the Republican Primary. The letter states that the primary is on June 16, but it is actually on Tuesday, June 13.

  • Units respond to tanker accident in Montvale

        Last Wednesday at 12:54 p.m. the Bedford County E-911 Center received a report of an overturned tanker truck on the westbound side of US 460 at Oil Terminal Road in Montvale.
        The initial reports indicated that the driver was still inside and possibly trapped in the vehicle and that the vehicle was possibly leaking. A Bedford County Fire and Rescue (BCoFR) unit arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m. and determined that the driver was out and not injured and that there was a limited amount of product on the ground.

  • No jail time in animal cruelty case

        A 38-year-old Moneta man received a 3-year suspended sentence Friday for a felony animal cruelty conviction.
        Last November, authorities were called to the home of Ian Michael Long and found a 1-year-old puppy dead, chained in a makeshift shelter outside.
        According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney John Wheelock the dog had been malnourished and later tests confirmed that the dog had not been fed properly.

  • Former animal shelter worker guilty of animal cruelty

        A worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter has been found guilty of felony animal cruelty, in connection with injuries to a cat that led it to have to be euthanized.
        Bryan Thomas Skinnell, 45, of Bedford, was arrested Sept. 26 of last year on the charge following the investigation of a complaint that was filed on Aug. 10. Skinnell’s employment at the shelter was terminated after he was charged with harming the feral cat.
        Last Tuesday, May 23, Skinnell pleaded no contest to the animal cruelty charge.

  • Former Army sergeant to serve 12 years in prison

    A former sergeant in the US Army will spend 12 years in prison on six felony charges related to a relationship he had with a 14-year-old Bedford County girl.

        On Friday Judge James Updike sentenced 27-year-old Angelo E. Paderes to 22 years in prison on four counts of computer solicitation, one count of carnal knowledge and one count of abduction. Judge Updike suspended 10 years of that sentence.

  • Famed WWII pilot to speak at Memorial’s ceremony

        The National D-Day Memorial will mark the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord with a ceremony on Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m.

        This year’s commemoration features one of the nation’s best-known World War II veterans, Jerry Yellin.
        On August 14, 1945, as a Captain in the then U.S. Army Air Forces, Yellin flew the final combat mission of WWII. Paul Schlamberg, Yellin’s wingman, paid the ultimate price on that sortie to become the final American to die in battle during the war.

  • Run for the Wall

        A group of more than 400 motorcyclists, riding 375 bikes, stopped by the National D-Day Memorial, Friday.

        The group always makes that stop as part of the annual Run for the Wall. The Wall is the Vietnam Memorial in Washington and it started out in the ‘80s as a tribute by Vietnam veterans to those who didn’t make it home. Since then, it has expanded.