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  • Eight alleged MS-13 members charged; allegations include murder of teen in Bedford County

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment on September 27 and it was unsealed Wednesday. The indictment charges the defendants in connection with a conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as the La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. The indictments include charges associated with the death of a Lynchburg teen who was killed in Bedford County.

    Those indicted include:

    Carlos Roberto Tejada Cruz, a/k/a “Krusty,” age 20, of Beltsville, Maryland;

  • SALEM DISTRICT: Snow arrives in Bedford area; VDOT, VSP urge caution

    Morning snow showers have started to fall through southwest Virginia and road conditions may continue to change and impact drivers over the next few hours. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today.

  • BCSO seeks info on suspect in shoplifting case


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    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a white man who shoplifted a bottle of alcohol from the ABC Store located in the Graves Mill Shopping Center on January 24, 2018.

  • Bedford PD investigating incidents involving firearms

                The Bedford Police Department is investigating incidents that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, possibly involving men who were armed.

                According to a press release from the Bedford PD, o            n Wednesday, April 10,  at about 10 a.m., the Bedford Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 300 Block of E Franklin St.

  • Vice President Mike Pence to Attend 75th Anniversary Commemoration at National D-Day Memorial

                The National D-Day Memorial Foundation announced Friday Vice President Mike Pence will attend the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day on Thursday, June 6 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA.

                Vice President Pence will deliver the keynote address, “D-Day and the Nation,” during the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. with an aerial tribute to veterans of the Second World War.

  • Hawkins to spend three years in prison


    (For the full story on Friday’s hearing see the June 5 edition of the Bulletin)


                A former paid paramedic with Bedford County Fire and Rescue will spend three years in jail for relationships he had with two 17-year-old girls.


    By Tom Wilmoth

        The attorney representing a Bedford County  woman who has spent the last 10 years serving as a missionary in Uganda says the social media attacks against her are “reputational terrorism.”

  • Pride and Spirit of Bedford

        Bedford Mayor Steve Rush was on hand at the Bedford Boys Tribute Center to issue a proclamation declaring July 17 to be Pride and Spirit of Bedford Day.

        This was done to permanently memorialize July 17, 1944, the day the telegrams began to come in informing local families that their sons had been killed on D-Day.

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        It was an emotional tribute.

  • Passing the torch

        Bill Sisk doesn’t like publicity.

        But last Friday he found himself the center of attention at the National D-Day Memorial as part of a video being shot that would be used at the opening ceremonies of the State Games of America held in Lynchburg this past week.
        Sisk, a Lynchburg native, landed on Utah Beach on D-Day at the age of 18 with the 90th division. He would turn 19 years old three days later, while fighting in the Normandy campaign.