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State A new scam has been targeting Virginia drivers who use tolls, costing individuals thousands of dollars. According to WRIC, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has found that since early March, there have been over 2,000 complaints of a scam centered around toll roads. The Virginia Department of Transportation has issued a warning about this “unpaid toll” text scam. According […]

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Local Riverfront Park in Lynchburg is about to undergo an $8 million makeover. Breaking ground on Thursday, April 18, the revamp of Riverfront Park is to build a new amphitheater, playground and public restrooms. According to WSLS, city leaders and stakeholders came together to break ground on the project after the long process of approvals and planning. “These amenities will provide a […]

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Local A Danville man continues his years-long fight to get internet service at his house. According to ABC 13 News, Gerald Keller has tried to get Comcast to extend their service to his home for the past five years. There have been talks about extending their networks to rural communities to bring high-speed internet to homes. Keller says they have […]

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State An audit conducted by the United States Postal Service’s inspector general found that there are major issues at a new processing facility in Richmond, Virginia. According to ABC News, the March 28 audit found water-damaged mail that was unprocessed for months. The audit was the first of 60 regional processing centers that USPS is launching across the nation, they are […]

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State Election officials in Richmond, Virginia have been urging residents to find alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots for the presidential primary elections next week. According to AP News, General Registrar Keith Blamer said at a recent meeting that there have been issues with mail delivery that could impact absentee ballots. Attempting to find practical solutions to this issue, there […]

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State After authorities searched for a missing Virginia Tech student for nearly a week, the  student  has been spotted halfway across the country in Missouri. Johnny Roop, an Abingdon, Virginia native was reported missing Feb. 16. According to ABC News, Roop was last seen the night before his disappearance at his roommate’s birthday dinner and was reported to be normal. The […]

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Lady Flames swim and dive reclaims ASUN title for sixth consecutive season

It’s time to call it a dynasty. The Liberty women’s swimming and diving team won its sixth straight conference title at the ASUN Swimming & Diving Championships. The Lady Flames traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to compete in the ASUN Swimming & Diving Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center. Coming off five consecutive years of winning the ASUN title, this […]

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Flames punish Quinnipiac in season opener, outscore Bobcats 36-12 over course of three-game series

With an electrifying start, the Liberty University baseball team came out firing on both sides of the ball to kick off its season. Coming into the year, the Flames were ranked second in the Conference USA preseason poll, with three players making the preseason all-conference team. Holding high expectations and a new set of opponents, the Flames did not let […]

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A bill was passed in the Virginia State Senate that would allow for terminally ill patients in Virginia to have the option of medically assisted death. According to WRIC, Senate Bill 280, sponsored by Sen. Ghazala F. Hashimi, narrowly passed 21 to 19 after advancing from Senate committee with similar numbers. The proposed bill would allow adults diagnosed with terminal […]

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State A man drove off the end of the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Saturday, Jan. 27. The driver was confirmed to be a 57-year-old man from Virginia Beach. According to The Virginian Pilot, the police stated that the man died by suicide. “While we cannot presume to fully know what motivated this individual’s actions, they do appear to have been […]

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Local A Virginia man was sentenced to 100 years in prison for murder on Tuesday, Jan. 30. According to WSET, the incident happened in 2021 when Bazan Berhe killed his coworker, Hernan Leiva, in the parking lot of the Bailey’s Crossroads Target that they worked at. Berhe was issued a 100-year prison sentence which the judge suspended 30 years of. […]

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Local The Lynchburg Fire Department received a call on Jan. 24 concerning the Frito-Lay manufacturing plant in Lynchburg. According to WSLS, there was a fire reported at the plant around 1:50 p.m. A machine used to separate oils from the chip-making process in the manufacturing system was set ablaze. The workers of the Frito-Lay manufacturing plant were unable to extinguish […]

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Flames in the pros: Vincent Kieran

Former Liberty University golfer Kieran Vincent just earned his ticket to the LIV Golf tour. Vincent played at Liberty from 2016-2022, winning multiple ASUN and Big South awards and aiding Liberty winning an ASUN Championship and advance to the NCAA National Championship.   In the 2020-2021 season, Vincent was outstanding, finding his way onto the Haskins Award Watch List, which […]

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