Suspect charged in murder of man found inside burned-out SUV in Appomattox County arrested in Florida
Keyanta Robinson has been charged with first-degree murder of a man found in a burned SUV. One of the four people charged with murdering a man found in a burned-out SUV in Appomattox County was arrested in Florida and has been extradited back to Virginia, according to the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office. Keyanta Robinson, 20, of Madison Heights has been charged with the first-degree murder of Carlos Rose, according to the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said that Robinson was arrested on Feb. 24 in Pinellas County, Florida by Appomattox County and Amherst County deputies on March 17 and is being held without bond at Blue Ridge Regional Jail. The following people have also been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the case:
Appomattox County takes down Altavista to open season
Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. ALTAVISTA, Va. – Appomattox County opened its season with a road win against Altavista on Thursday night, 42-6. Appomattox County takes down Altavista to open season Raiders won 42-6 on Thursday nightIf you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
‘Community always comes together’: What happened after the deadly Evergreen tornado five years ago
EVERGREEN, Va. – Wednesday marks five years since a violent tornado with winds up to 145 miles per hour tore through Appomattox County, leading to one person’s death and several others’ injuries. Here’s his account of what happened on Feb. 25, 2016, the day after the tornado, when he visited Evergreen:I remember traveling to Evergreen the day after the tornado. When you’re on-air tracking severe weather, in your mind you’re hoping and praying that the storm is behaving itself and that it’s not doing any damage at all to the communities you’re talking about on TV. And the scenes from Evergreen were like what I saw in Tornado Alley, not in Virginia. I remember meeting the Appomattox County High School softball team as they were cleaning up debris left behind.
Evergreen revived 5 years after deadly Appomattox County tornado
A violent EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 165 miles per hour tore through Appomattox County leaving one person dead and several others hurt. Evergreen resident Nancy Harris still replays the memories in her mind as that day turned her entire world upside down. It was just kind of like you were in a bad dream and you’d hope that you’d wake up,” Harris said. “Keith and I were blessed with 54 years to be married, and it’s a sad time too now, but he would’ve wanted me to keep going and doing,” she said. “It’s been a hard, hard time but God has looked after me.”AdNancy says she’s so thankful for the incredible support from her community, her family and for everyone who helped her rebuild.
Appomattox County family living in a car to survive as many are still without power
APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – Parts of Central Virginia remain in the dark after a winter storm and one Appomattox County family said it could be days before their power is fully restored. Robert Brown and his family are trying to survive inside a McDonald’s parking lot. Appomattox family spends days without power after winter weather (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.) Brown said he has reached out to Dominion Energy, but as of 8 p.m. Monday, 443 customers were still without power in Appomattox alone, while dominion has more than 33,000 customers without power. They don’t know when, but several days,” Brown said.
More than 31,000 without power across Southwest, Central Virginia
Tree down in DanvilleROANOKE, Va. – Saturday’s winter weather continues to cause thousands to lose power. As of 10:15 p.m. Monday, Appalachian Power is reporting 9,011 customers without power in Virginia. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown:2,895 customers in Halifax County1,541 customers in Charlotte County1,138 customers in Pittsylvania County665 customers in Campbell County420 customers in Appomattox CountyAs of 10:20 p.m. Monday, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is reporting 5,388 customers without power in our region. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown:2,751 members in Halifax County2,441 members in Pittsylvania County196 members in Charlotte CountyAs of 10:20 p.m. Monday, Southside Electric Cooperative is reporting 8,994 customers without power in our region. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown:3,405 members in Charlotte County3,039 members in Campbell County1,469 members in Bedford County866 members in Pittsylvania County215 members in Appomattox CountyAs of 10:24 p.m. Monday, Danville Utilities reports 1,556 customers are without power.
Appalachian Power ready for possible outages from winter weather
APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – This winter weather could cause power outages across our area. Appalachian Power is concerned about the weekend, but a spokesperson tells 10 News their crews and trucks are ready to go. “Everybody that is an employee or contractor is on alert, which means that they know once they get that notification, they head out,” said Teresa Hall with Appalachian Power. She also says you should have supplies ready at home, including vehicle chargers for your mobile devices, and patience, as it takes crews longer to repair outages because of slippery roads and walkways. Click here for Appalachian Power’s outage map.
Appomattox sheriff’s office is one of many crews preparing for icy conditions
APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – Icy conditions had local crews preparing Friday for the long weekend. Appomattox County is one area where things could be problematic, receiving a tenth of an inch to a third of an inch or more. Appomattox County Sheriff Donald Simpson said they expect to assist state police with an influx of accident reports over the weekend. They’re prepared with a fleet of 4-wheel vehicles, even chains if they need them; but Simpson said in those conditions that may not be enough. There’s no need in risking your life or someone else’s life just to get out in this stuff,” said Simpson.
Appomattox County suspends in-person learning due to COVID-19
Appomattox County students will be home for longer than expected due to “continued concerns of the impact of COVID-19” in the county, according to school officials. In-person learning is suspended through Friday, Jan. 8, according to an announcement on the school district’s website. Officials said students should complete assignments in their emergency learning folder on Tuesday, and will resume regular Google classroom assignments and virtual meetings on Wednesday. Students should expect to hear from teachers with more instruction, according to the announcement. Food pickup will be at Appomatox Elementary School on Wednesday and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Local firefighter pulls couple from burning car in Appomattox County
LYNCHBURG, Va. – A local firefighter is being called a hero on social media for pulling two people from a burning car in Appomattox County. While driving through Appomattox County, he noticed a car on fire. “Once I got her up there, she told me that her husband was in there, to please get her husband out. Being hailed a hero on social media for his perfect timing, Reeves believes it was divine intervention. “God’s good and was looking down on all of us [Sunday] morning.”Reeves says the elderly couple was medically cleared and returned home that afternoon.
Local counties drafting ‘no shutdown resolutions’ against Governor Northam’s new executive order
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Some localities are frustrated by new restrictions in Virginia and are taking action. Bedford, Campbell and Appomattox counties are all drafting ‘no shutdown resolutions’ against Governor Ralph Northam’s executive order, calling it unconstitutional. Campbell County Supervisor Matt Cline says it goes against the First Amendment right to gather. After a vote, the topic failed to make it on the agenda. Campbell County supervisors plan on discussing the resolution at their next meeting on December 1.
Chairman of Appomattox County School Board steps down
APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – The chairman of the Appomattox County School Board is stepping down, according to school leaders. Waddell has been on the school board for 15 years and has served as chairman since 2012. School leaders said Waddell and his wife are moving to a new home in Appomattox outside of the district in which he was elected. School leaders said only the citizens considered during the public hearing will be eligible for appointment to the role. His experience as a former teacher and administrator in Appomattox and Prince Edward counties afforded our school division a vast advantage.
Crews performed five water rescues Wednesday night in Appomattox County
APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – There were five different water rescues in Appomattox County on Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS reported several flooded roadways across the county as rain battered the area. The five water rescues included those at North Creek Road and River Ridge Road. This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.