en Riddle enters pleas <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A 20-year-old Lynchburg man entered no contest pleas for two felonies and a misdemeanor, including involuntary manslaughter, for an accident last October that led to the death of a passenger in the car he was driving.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Christian Luke Riddle entered his pleas Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court for misdemeanor driving under the influence, felony DUI maiming and felony involuntary manslaughter.<br /> Body discovered at town’s hydro- electric plant on the James River <p> According to John Wagner, the director of Bedford&rsquo;s electric department, the operator of the town&rsquo;s hydroelectric plant on the James River got a nasty surprise when he arrived at work at 7:30 a.m. on June 10.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Snowden plant has a debris rake, a grate that stops debris floating down the river from being sucked into the plant&rsquo;s turbines. The operator noticed something unusual that morning and went over to check on it. He was horrified to discover a rotting corpse.<br /> Judicial Watch files lawsuit in Bedford County <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit last week in Bedford County Circuit Court seeking to block Governor Terry McAuliffe&rsquo;s executive order that restored the voting rights of 206,000 felons.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The lawsuit was filed on behalf of five Bedford County residents who are registered voters and say that Gov. McAuliffe&rsquo;s action is illegal and cancels out their votes with the votes of people who are not eligible to vote.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Why did Judicial Watch file the suit here?</p> Montvale man charged with felony child neglect <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At 6:12 p.m. Saturday June 18, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a motorist reporting that she had found a small child, 18 to 20 months old, on the side of Quarterwood Road in&nbsp; Montvale.<br /> Judge increases Ware’s payments <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Earl Anthony Ware, a former Bedford County supervisor convicted on 12 counts of embezzlement and money laundering, has been ordered to begin paying more money towards the almost $300,000 in restitution he owes as a result of his convictions.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Ware had entered no contest pleas in January of 2013 to his charges and. received an 11-year sentence for his 12 convictions. Judge James Updike suspended all but 12 months of that jail term. Another dozen charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.<br /> Former JF color guard instructor sentenced <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A 23-year-old North Carolina man was sentenced Friday to 16 months in jail for having an inappropriate relationship with a girl who was 14 years old.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Kyler Reid Parker had been serving as a color guard instructor at Jefferson Forest High School when the relationship occurred. He pleaded guilty to charges of indecent liberties with a minor as a custodian and computer solicitation.<br /> Man accused of abducting 2-year-old while en route to Bedford County to meet 14-year-old girl <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Last Monday, June 6, Angelo Paderes, 26, was arrested in Georgia, on charges related to an investigation in Bedford County by the Bedford County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The investigation includes the man attempting to visit with a 14-year-old girl here in Bedford County as well as abducting a 2-year-old child en route here.<br /> Employees of Green’s Drug Store to get together June 18 <img src="" alt="Here is one photo of some of the employees of Green’s Drug Store." title="Here is one photo of some of the employees of Green’s Drug Store." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> Green&rsquo;s Drug Store closed its doors in March 1998, but in the 56 years it was open it employed many workers from this community.</p>