Officers on horseback will begin patrolling Lexington’s streets beginning April 27.
Three people were detained—including two juveniles—but no charges have been filed yet.
The number of domestic disturbance arrests in Buena Vista more than doubled from 2022 to 2023, according to police.
Rockbridge County, Lexington and Buena Vista ditched plans to build a new regional jail with neighboring Alleghany and Bath Counties. Instead, the three localities will seek state funding to renovate the existing jail, which now holds twice its inmate capacity.
Wednesday’s shooting comes just over 6 years after one of the deadliest shootings where a gunman killed 60 people. That shooting was just a few miles away from the UNLV campus, where yesterday’s shooting took place.
No police are reportedly injured from the explosion last night that occurred just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C. The Arlington police said the suspect is presumed to be dead. Police were already on the scene after responding to multiple flare gun shots fired earlier that day.
This invasion comes hours before the U.S. Secretary of the State Antony Blinken announces that the United States will implement a travel ban against extremist Jewish settlers. Although Blinken did not specify what visa bans would be established, he stated that this new ban could affect dozens of settlers and their families.
Documents obtained by the Rockbridge Report reveal Virginia State Police spread across Lexington after Washington and Lee University received an email threat and a UPS driver reported possible shots fired near downtown.
Police Chief Angela Greene says body-worn cameras can instill a greater sense of trust in the community by creating more transparency and trust in the police department. The cameras could be in use within the next few months.
A new study revealed charged offenders in Mississippi are typically stuck in jail for at least three months if they are ordered to pretrial detention or can’t afford to post bond. Consistent with Virginia, Mississippi has no limit on how long charged offenders can be held.