1. Lynchburg store robbed at gunpoint, police search for suspect
A Lynchburg city store was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. Police officials arrived to the Neighborhood Market located on 1531 Park Avenue at approximately 9:33 p.m. The suspect fled from the scene on foot and was described as having an medium build wearing dark clothing.
2. Lynchburg police stationed near protesters at inauguration
Sixteen Lynchburg police officers served at the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. The officers were tasked with keeping the large crowds under control. Sgt. Bobby Moore was one of the 16 police officers that had the opportunity to serve and said that it was an incredible experience.
3. Film about Lynchburg World War II hero nominated for six Academy Awards
Hawksaw Ridge, a movie about the life of Lynchburg native Desmond Doss is up for six academy awards. The film is nominated for Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing and Best Director. Leading actor Andrew Garfield who plays Doss in the film is nominated for Best Actor.