Posted on: February 12, 2017

House Fire on Wendell Scott Drive.

The Danville Fire Department responded to a house fire this morning at 8:44 AM. The first unit arrived at 8:48 AM and viewed smoke showing from the house. E5 entered the house and found the kitchen cabinets on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished. The ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Structure Fire on Edmonds Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to an outbuilding fire on Edmonds Street during the early morning hours of February 2nd. Engine 3 arrived at 1:14 AM and reported a large outbuilding on fire. At this point the fire had already consumed 95% of t...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Youth Council meets with city departments

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Four members of Danville City Youth Council met with staff from the departments of Economic Development and Community Development this week to discuss projects that affect teens as well as to offer input on future projects.

Discussions ranged in topics fro...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Community garden plots available for planting

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Planting spaces are available in the Community Garden next to Danville Community Market. Anyone interested in signing up for a plot should call Kenny Porzio at 434-797-8961 or email porziks@danvilleva.gov. Applications are also available at the market off...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Police department honors officers at ceremony

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The Police Department honored officers at an awards and recognition ceremony held on Wednesday. Five officers received letters of commendation for public service and a sixth officer received a lifesaving award.

The officers receiving letters of commendatio...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is lo...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Virginia’s burning law goes into effect

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Virginia’s burn ban took effect today and will remain in effect through April 30. The law prohibits outdoor burning before 4 p.m. in or within 300 feet of wooded areas.

The law also includes brush land or fields that contain dry grass or other flammable ma...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

City, school leaders talk about education vision

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City Council and the School Board met jointly Saturday to begin the process of developing a core vision and master plan to transform public education so the city can be better prepared for the knowledge economy.

As part of the process, the two governing bo...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Small businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call from an ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

App available to report non-emergency problems

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Is there a streetlight out, a damaged utility pole, or a pothole that needs fixing? Citizens can help report non-emergency problems such as these to the City of Danville using a free mobile app available for iPhones and Android phones.

The app uses GPS tec...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

City Council OKs Pine Tag emergency access

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City Council voted Tuesday night to set aside money to acquire property and construct an emergency access into and out of the Pine Tag neighborhood, which is located off West Main Street adjacent the Danville Golf Club.

Trains periodically block the entran...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Former pro player will speak Friday to teens

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Danville native and former professional basketball player John Bailey will bring his positive message to student athletes this Friday at Squire Recreation Center and the City Auditorium Gymnasium.

“We are excited to host Mr. Bailey at our program...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City reopens Memorial Drive to all traffic

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STORY POSTED 11 A.M. MONDAY: The installation of a new transformer at the Schoolfield hydro plant was completed at 10:45 a.m. Monday. The detour on Memorial Drive has been removed and the street reopened to all traffic.

ORIGINIAL STORY POSTED THURSDAY, FEB...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Danville Utilities joins clean water initiative

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Danville Utilities, in conjunction with Severn Trent Services Inc., today announced their participation as a Charter Subscriber of the Partnership for Clean Water, a new voluntary initiative that seeks to help wastewater utilities optimize the o...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City among RiverBank Fund grant recipients

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The City of Danville was among the recipients of grants recently from the RiverBand Fund. The grant awarded to the City will be used to conduct a hydrological study and examine bank conditions on the section of the river where Wynne’s Falls Dam is located...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Gang task force holds its initial meeting today

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UPDATE POSTED WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1: The City of Danville’s newly formed gang task force held its first meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Municipal Building.

City Manager Ken Larking led the meeting, which was attended by 22 representatives from the Police De...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

City installs monitoring station on Dan River

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The City of Danville has installed an automated monitoring station upstream on the Dan River to collect real-time data on water quality that could provide early detection of contamination of river water.

If the parameters indicate possible contamination, w...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

DCC earns designation for cyber defense

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced Danville Community College’s designation as a Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense. The determination was made by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Below is a news releas...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

City jail acheives unconditional certification

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The Danville City Jail has been awarded unconditional compliance with approved standards for jails by the Virginia Board of Corrections. The award covers a three-year period.

In addition, the jail received 100 percent on the annual life, health and safety ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Fire Department responds to record number of calls

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The year 2016 was the busiest year on record for the Danville Fire Department. The department responded to a record 8,228 calls. The number is a 3.8 percent increase from 2015. It is also the first time the department surpassed 8,000 calls.

The record numb...

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Posted on: January 22, 2013

(IBR) Incident Based Reporting

What is Incident Based Reporting? The NIBRS is an incident-based reporting system in which agencies collect data on each single crime occurrence.The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prio...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Reported Incidents

The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prior seven day period.

Reported Incidents in PDF format
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Warrants

Warrant information, including race and sex of the accused offender, is based on information supplied by the complainant. All information is subject to verification prior to warrant service. If you know the location of any of the individuals on this list,...

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Warrant list in PDF format
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Arrest Information

The information supplied are the names of all individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Information in PDF format
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Arrest Photos

The information supplied are the Photos of individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Photos in PDF format

Posted on: February 17, 2017

02-17-17 Wanted Person Arrested

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A man wanted by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office and Danville Police Department has been arrested. 

Justin Lee Stallings was arrested shortly before 2:00 am this morning in the Java area of Pittsylvania County. He is currently being in th...

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Justin Lee Stallings
Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Stolen Vehicle / Wanted Person Addition

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The owner of the vehicle reported stolen this morning provided the following photo. The wheel covers and front grill were painted black sometime after this photo was taken. 

Justin Stallings is believed to be in possession of this vehicle. 

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Stolen Auto
Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Wanted Person

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The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted person.

The Danville Police Department is currently holding an unauthorized use warrant in connection with a vehicle that was reported stolen from Gloucester Ave. o...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

02-09-17 Gang Threat

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The Danville Police Department has received and is investigating credible information about criminal street gangs making threats to harm or kill officers of the Danville Police Department.  

Specific information has been received concerning threats to...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Gang Enforcement Activities by Danville Police

Since November 4, 2016, the Danville Police Department has obtained and served 16 separate criminal street gang participation search warrants. We will continue these enforcement efforts on gangs and gang members in the coming months as information is deve...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

02-01-17 Robbery Arrest

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A Danville man has been charged with a robbery that occurred last month. 

Saheem Roger Waddell, age 19, of Danville was arrested yesterday without incident. This charge is in connection to a robbery that occurred on 1-17-17. He is currently being held...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

01-25-17 Robbery Arrests

Two men are in jail charged with a robbery that occurred last week.

Jevon Zackeal Williams, age 21, was arrested yesterday evening and Joshua Malik Coleman, age 20, was arrested today in connection with a robbery that occurred last week. Both are currently...

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Williams Coleman
Posted on: January 24, 2017

01-24-17 Retirement of Danville Police Lieutenant Tom White

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After nearly 5 decades of continuous service, Lt. Tom White has announced his retirement from the Danville Virginia Police Department.

Lt. White has served as a police officer in the City of Danville and this community for 47 years.

Lt. White began his care...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

01-18-17 Homicide Information Update

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Kelly Fears Wrenn and Ashley Lauren Joy Jones died from stab wounds. Wrenn and Jones were found deceased on 1-8-17. On 1-11-17 Amanda Lynn Willhite was located in Jacksonville, NC by Detectives from the Da...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

01-17-17 Robberies

On 01-17-17 between 3:20 pm and 9:00 pm the Danville Police Department investigated 3 robberies and 1 attempted robbery.

On 1-17-17 at aproximately 3:20 PM a 40 year Danville man reported he was in Riverside Shopping Center 3212 Riverside Dr when he was ap...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Shooting Arrest

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An arrest has been made in yesterday's shooting in the 800 block of Washington Street. See Danville Police Department media release dated 1-16-17:

On 1-16-17 Danville Police Units responded to shots being fired in the 800 block of Washington Street.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Shooting

On 1-16-17 Danville Police Units responded to shots being fired in the 800 block of Washington Street.

Officers located a 47 year old Florida man who had been shot. The victim described the attacker as a black male wearing a red hoodie and having dreadlock...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

01-11-17 Missing Person Located.

Amanda Willhite has been located safe in North Carolina.

On 01-10-17 Danville detectives following up on an investigative lead, located Amanda Willhite in North Carolina. Willhite was in possession of the white Dodge van bearing Virginia tags VMT-8752. She...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Homicide Information Update

The Danville Police Department is releasing updated vehicle formation on a van possibly being operated by Amanda Willhite, whose whereabouts are still unknown. 

The vehicle is described as a white Dodge van, VA registration VMT-8752. The attached imag...

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VMT 8752
Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Robbery

At approximately 9:55 pm last night the Danville Police Department responded to the Dollar General at 1500 Westover Dr. in reference to a robbery. 

An employee of the business reports a black male suspect wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

01-08-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide. 

At approximately 12:33 pm today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Wrenn Dr. and discovered two unresponsive females. They were both pronounced dead at the s...

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Amanda Lynn Willhite
Posted on: January 6, 2017

01-06-17 Arrests for Purse Snatching

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A joint investigation by the Danville Police Department and Caswell County Sheriffs Office into recent purse snatchings has resulted in three arrests.

Jawantez Kagion Waddell, 18 year old male from Danville, has been charged with one count of robbery (Va. ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

01-05-17 Purse Snatching

The Danville Police Department and the Caswell County Sheriff's Office are investigating purse snatchings that occurred yesterday evening.

On 1-4-17 at approximately 6:40pm officers responded to the 200 Block of Courtland St. in reference to a purse snatch...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

12-30-16 Celebratory Gunfire

The Danville Police Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of “celebratory gunfire” this New Year’s Eve.

The discharging of a firearm in celebration of the New Year in the City of Danville is dangerous and illegal. 

Discharging a ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2016

12-18-16 Shooting Arrest

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Arrests have been made in the Friday evening shooting at Newton's Landing.

Trenton Elias Lovelace, age 19, of Pittsylvania County was arrested yesterday evening and charged with malicious wounding, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and wea...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man was shot in the area of Newton's Landing yesterday evening. 

At approximately 10:47 pm yesterday an 18-year-old male reported that he was with several individuals at Newton's Landing when he was shot. The victim...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Armed Burglary Arrest

A man wanted for an armed burglary incident yesterday evening has been arrested. 

Gary Robinson, age 34, of Danville was arrested this morning without incident. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. 

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-16-16 Armed Burglary

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A Danville resident Gary Robinson is wanted for his part in a burglary while armed incident that happened in the 1300 block of Kemper Rd. at approximately 5:35 pm on 12-16-16. There are warrants on file for Robinson for burglary while armed and possession...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

12-08-16 Homicide

At approximately 2:13 am Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a motor vehicle in the median of Route 29 near the intersection of Realty Rd. in Pittsylvania County. Upon arrival Deputies di...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery Arrest

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The suspect in an early morning robbery has been arrested.

After a brief investigation by the Danville Police Department 33 year old Pittsylvania County resident Nicholas Wade Spence Sr. was charged and arrested for the early morning Fas- Mart robbery at 1...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery

On 12/5/15 at approximately 2:40am Danville Police respondedto the area of the Fas-Mart, 1730 South Main St.  The clerk reported that a male dressed in a
Virginia Tech sweatshirt entered the store and demanded the money.  The suspec...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

12-02-16 Wanted Juvenile

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Due to the nature of these charges the Danville Police Department is sending out the following juvenile wanted information. 

The Danville Police Department currently holds warrants for 17 year old Melik Zydarius Smith of Danville.

Smith is wanted by th...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

11-23-16 Firearms Security

The Danville Police Department is reminding citizens to please secure your personal firearms. 

Over the past 3 months there have been 32 firearms reported stolen in the city of Danville. The majority of these weapons were stolen from vehicles or resid...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Charges Brought in 2013 Homicide

Charges have been brought in the 2013 shooting death of Antwan Rucker.

Today a grand jury issued indictments against 29-year-old Pierre Antoine Dixon. He is charged with the following offenses:

1) Capital Murder (VA State Code 18.2-31)

2) Robbery (VA State C...

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Pierre Antoine Dixon
Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Murder Indictments / Suspect Wanted

Two men have been charged in a May homicide. 

Today a grand jury issued indictments against two men in connection with the shooting death of Dontes Simpson. Kareem Kaleek Dove, age 34, and Karseem Mareese Wilson, age 39, are charged with the following...

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Dove / Wilson
Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Robbery

At approximately 12:30 am this morning Danville Police responded to the 1500 block of N.Main St. for a reported robbery. A 35-year-old Danville resident reported that he was leaving a store when he was approached by three (3) young black males. The ma...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two and left a third man dead yesterday evening.

At approximately 10:20 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Kemper Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arri...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 11:25 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Piney Forest Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they discovered a ...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2012

02-14-12 Burglary Arrest

At approximately 11:34 pm on 02-13-12, officers responded to Sacred Heart School, 540 Central Blvd., in reference to an alarm. Officers located 34 year old David Dwayne Dabbs of Danville in the area of the school.

After further investigation, Mr. Dabb...David Dwayne Dabbs

David Dwayne Dabbs
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Charges Brought in Vehicle Crash

As a result of the investigation into the vehicle crash this afternoon on the Route 29 Expressway, the driver of the Nissan, John Joseph Beckelheimer, age 46 of Pittsylvania County was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Due to ongoing me...John Joseph Beckelheimer

John Joseph Beckelheimer
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the Route 29 Expressway near Holland Road for a report of a vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Pickup was being operated by a 4...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2012

01-24-12 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Update

The Danville Police Department continues to investigate an accident where a pedestrian was struck last week.

At approximately 8:20 pm on 1-17-12 a 21-year-old male was crossing Kemper Road coming from the area of Danville Community College when he was...Read on...


Utilities

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Small businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call from an ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

App available to report non-emergency problems

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Is there a streetlight out, a damaged utility pole, or a pothole that needs fixing? Citizens can help report non-emergency problems such as these to the City of Danville using a free mobile app available for iPhones and Android phones.

The app uses GPS tec...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Danville Utilities joins clean water initiative

Danville Utilities, in conjunction with Severn Trent Services Inc., today announced their participation as a Charter Subscriber of the Partnership for Clean Water, a new voluntary initiative that seeks to help wastewater utilities optimize the o...

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