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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.

  • Area youth enjoy Cop Camp

        This year’s Cop Camp included notices advising people not to be alarmed if they heard explosions behind Bedford Middle School.

        That’s because, as always, Cop Camp included a demonstration on Tuesday and Wednesday morning of explosives by the Virginia State Police bomb disposal unit.

  • Police looking for man accused of assaulting woman

    On Wednesday, July 11, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bedford Memorial Hospital advising a woman was being treated in their emergency room. 

  • Search for missing boy has sad ending

         It was a sad end to the search for a 2-year-old missing child Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officials confirmed that divers had located the missing boy’s body around 1 p.m. at Smith Mountain Lake.
        The body of August Farley was found at 12:55 p.m. near a dock at the Lake. The family is from Texas and has been renting a home at the Lake. The ending was not what the more than 150 first responders had hoped for who participated in the search and many were visibly upset after learning of the outcome.

  • Martins volunteer at The Greenbrier

    Debby and Danny Martin have walked The Greenbrier with some of the world’s best golfers.

        Since the resort started hosting a PGA tour event in 2010, they have served as volunteers during the week. The Bedford couple was there again this week, navigating the course as an official walking scorer (Danny) and a Standard Bearer (Debby).
        Danny’s job is to record each shot taken by the golfers during the round and Debby carries the scoreboard to inform spectators of the golfers’ scores in their group.

  • A sad end to search for missing child

     

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    Update:

    It was a sad end to the search for a 2-year-old missing child Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officials confirmed that divers had located the missing boy's body around 1 p.m. at Smith Mountain Lake.

    The body of August Farley was found at 12:55 p.m. near a dock at the Lake. The family is from Texas and has been renting a home at SML.

     

  • Walker receives prestigious FAA award

        Charlie Walker, a Lake area resident, received the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at a meeting of the Smith Mountain Lake Pilots Club Thursday evening.

  • Purple Heart Truck Run stops at D-Day Memorial

        One of the four 2018 Purple Heart Truck Runs making their way across the country stopped at the National D-Day Memorial Friday afternoon.

        The trucks are  Ford F-150 trucks donated by Ford and modified by Wounded Warriors Family Support for use by paraplegic or amputee veterans.