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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | July 19, 2011
State Police have released more information about an officer involved shooting that happened late Monday in Nelson County. The shooting happened on Davis Creek Road, just north of Lovingston.  Lt. Joe Radar says two Amherst County deputies were doing undercover surveillance for a drug investigation. The deputies were watching two cars when they noticed something suspicious and decided to approach the vehicle's drivers, Radar said.  One of the drivers reportedly did something that caused one of the deputies to shoot him.  Radar won't elaborate on what action took place.
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Hollani Davis and Anchor/Reporter | June 9, 2011
Nelson County sheriff's deputies arrested a 22-year-old man on Amtrak around 8:30 a.m Thursday.  They say the man shoved a mother with two young kids and also knocked down an Amtrak employee.  That employee was taken to UVA Medical Center with possible neck and back injuries. When deputies tried to arrest Barrnett H. Wolfe, who's from Atlanta, authorities say he put up a fight, bitting one officer and scratching two others. Sheriff David Brooks says it's possible Wolfe was under the influence of "something".  They did find a drug pipe on him.  Deputies took Wolfe to UVA to get checked out.  They say he sustained some injuries when he busted two windows out of one of their cars trying to escape.  He didn't get very far.  His feet were cuffed.
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June 8, 2011
State police say a Nelson County teen was killed Tuesday after the vehicle she was riding in ran off the road and overturned. It happened around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday on Route 6, River Road, just west of Adial Road.  State police say 14-year-old Kirsten Dawn Ellis of Nellysford was killed in the wreck.  She was a passenger in the vehicle.  The 16-year-old driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene.  Both were wearing...
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May 24, 2011
Virginia State Police has identified the body of a man discovered by VDOT workers in Nelson County Monday afternoon.  Authorities say the body of 42-year-old Sean P. Daly of Lovingston was found about 3/10 of a mile from his home.  State police say Daly had not been seen since May 17.   Daly's body was transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Richmond to determine a cause of death. Here is the full news release: LOVINGSTON MAN FOUND DEAD IN NELSON COUNTY NELSON COUNTY, Va. – The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is continuing its investigation into Monday’s (May 23)
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Web Staff | November 28, 2010
A 7-year-old boy is dead after being accidentally shot by his 10-year-old brother during a hunting accident Saturday. It happened on a private property around 4 p.m. Saturday in the Wingina/Warminister area of Nelson County. The two boys were out hunting with their father when the 7-year-old ran in front of the 10-year-old as he was shooting. The boy was struck in the back and was pronounced dead at the UVA Medical Center. Here's the press release from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries : At approximately 4 p.m. today, November 27, 2010, on private property in the Wingina/Warminister area of Nelson County, two juveniles were involved in a single fatal hunting incident.
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David Seidel and Assignment Manager | November 25, 2010
The hiker who fell to his death at Crabtree Falls in Nelson County was a student at Virginia Tech. The university says Elias P. Lehman was a senior majoring in industrial design.  He died November 22nd.  Lehman was from Rockingham County. Visitation hours will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grace Covenant Church, 3337 Emmaus Road, Harrisonburg, Va. The funeral will be held Sunday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. also at Grace Covenant Church.  
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Karen Kiley and Reporter | November 9, 2010
Nutrition in the school cafeteria is a hot button issue for many parents. State lawmakers weighed in earlier this year and designated the second week in November as "Farm to School Week". Nelson County is participating in the program for the second year and seeing benefits far beyond the lunchroom. Twin Springs Farms sits on 76 acres in Nelson Co. This week, the vegetables grown in the serenity of the greenhouses will head to the chaos of the school cafeteria. On the menu at Tye River Elementary school is breakfast for lunch.
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Patrick Murphy and News7 Intern Reporter | October 27, 2010
With Halloween on a Sunday this year several places have moved their trick-or-treating dates. Nine counties and cities are celebrating Halloween on Saturday while three have scheduled it for Monday. Below is a list of how each location is handling the holiday. "No position" means that no official stance has been taken, so Halloween will be observed on Oct. 31 unless otherwise stated by a town within that area. Alleghany County - Oct. 31 Amherst County - Oct. 31 Appomattox County - Oct. 31 Bath - Oct. 30 Bedford - Oct. 31 Botetourt County - Oct. 31 Buena Vista - Oct. 30 Campbell County - no position  Carroll County - Oct. 30 Charlotte County - Oct. 31 Craig County - Oct. 31 Covington - Oct. 30 Danville - Oct. 31 Floyd County - Oct. 31 Franklin County - no position Galax - Oct. 31 Giles County - no position Grayson County - Oct. 30 Halifax County - Oct. 30 Henry County - Nov. 1 Lexington - Oct. 31 Lynchburg - Oct. 31 Martinsville - Nov. 1 Montgomery County - no position Nelson County - Oct. 31 Patrick County - Oct. 30 Pittsylvania County - Oct. 30 Pulaski County - Nov. 1 Radford - Oct. 31 Roanoke City - Oct. 31 Roanoke County - Oct. 31 Rockbridge County - Oct. 31 Salem - Oct. 31 Wythe County - Oct. 31
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David Seidel and Assignment Manager | September 8, 2010
Wesley Earnest's murder retrial has been moved from Bedford County.  The trial will take place in Amherst County in November.  Potential jurors will be brought in from Nelson County. Judge Jim Updike granted the change of venue request Tuesday.  Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Wes Nance said prosecutors had asked Judge Updike to try to seat a jury in Bedford County first and then move the trial if that failed.  Nance said he understands why the decision was made.  He noted that guaranteeing a fair trial for Earnest is a necessary component of the legal process.
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Karen Kiley and Reporter | July 30, 2010
      If you head out to an ABC store to buy an adult beverage, you might be surprised to find that you can sample some products in the store.      New legislation allows for in-store tasting of alcoholic beverages for the first time in Virginia. It began July 1.      One company has a tasting planned this weekend, plus a whole lot more in the works.      "There is an American craft whiskey movement that is emerging all over the country and we are part of the forefront of that," said Pat Jones-McCray, marketing VP for the Virginia Distillery Company.
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