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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposes statewide ban on holding phone while driving

The General Assembly balked at banning people from holding phones while driving, but Gov. Ralph Northam thinks he's found a way to do what the legislature wouldn't — taking advantage of some legislative tactics of state Sen. Monty Mason.


Spanberger Holds Third In-District Town Hall In Nottoway County

CREWE, VA — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted her third town hall event in Virginia’s Seventh District. During a public, community-focused event in Nottoway County, Spanberger answered questions and listened directly to the concerns and suggestions of Nottoway residents.


Virginia DMV Sued for Suspending Licenses of People With Unpaid Fees

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Attorneys involved in a battle over whether it's unconstitutional for Virginia to suspend somebody's driver's license if they don't pay court costs and fines went before a federal judge on Monday.


3 Virginia Powerball tickets each win $50K in Saturday's drawing

(WRIC) -- Virginia Lottery officials say three Powerball tickets sold in the Commonwealth each won $50,000 in Saturday night's drawing. Those tickets, which matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, were bought in Colonial Heights, Clifton and Burke.


Man accused of murdering Army vet outside Chesterfield Wawa due in court

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- The man accused of gunning down an Army veteran and father of three outside a Chesterfield County Wawa in January is set to appear in court on Tuesday.


Hardy County deputies seize marijuana from Virginia teen

HARDY COUNTY, W.Va. (WHSV) — Charges are pending against a Virginia teen after deputies in Hardy County caught a driver with a large number of baggies and marijuana. According to the Hardy County Sheriff's Office, a deputy spotted a black Audi with Virginia license plates speeding through Wardensvil


Authorities: Woman claims to have weapon, robs Dinwiddie convenience store

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that took place in North Dinwiddie on Monday. At 8:30 p.m., a woman entered the Valero convenience store in the 23000 block of Airport Street after parking at one of the gas pumps, the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office sa


Man with mental health history believed girl was in danger when he fatally shot her father at Wawa

George Thomas Buschmann believed that the off-duty Army officer he is accused of fatally shooting as the victim was leaving a Wawa store with his daughter wanted to "rape and kill" the girl, and he felt compelled to neutralize the threat, a detective testified Tuesday in court.


Laurel man in custody in Virginia indicted in murder of Seaford woman

LAUREL – A 32-year-old Laurel man in custody in Virginia will face murder and other charges in Delaware in the murder of a Seaford woman who was found dead along a roadway near Laurel earlier this month.


Attorneys for 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett say all criminal charges dropped

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that charges alleging he lied to police about a racist and homophobic attack have been dropped. Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that Smollett’s record “has been wiped clean.” Smoll


Firefighter injured in Dinwiddie County house fire

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A firefighter was injured while battling a house fire in Dinwiddie County Sunday evening. Crews were called to the house located in the 9000 block of Boydton Plank Road just after 5 p.m.


Deputies search for gas station robbery suspect

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person they say robbed a gas station. Deputies were called to the Valero in the 23000 block of Airport Street around 8:30 p.m. on Monday.


'Suspicious package' investigation shuts down intersection near Willow Lawn

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- The intersection of West Broad Street and Staples Mill Road is closed as authorities investigate a 'suspicious package.'. No other details have been released at this time.


Firefighters, police responding to train derailment in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Firefighters and police are responding to a train derailment in South Richmond on Monday. Crews arrived at the 6400 block of Glyndon Lane for reports of a railroad derailment.


Police investigating after stolen car found in Petersburg lake

PETERSBURG, VA. -- A vehicle recovered from Wilcox Lake in Petersburg was reported stolen, according to police. Captain Emanuel Chambliss said a passerby observed the vehicle sinking in the water just after 5:30 p.m. Monday.


Investigators seek help in solving hit-and-run

CHESTERFILD, VA (WWBT) - The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s help in solving a hit-and-run that happened at the Westchester Commons Shopping Center.


New details emerge after ‘war hero’ dad killed at Chesterfield Wawa

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — In a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a Chesterfield judge found probable cause to certify all charges against suspected Wawa shooter George Buschmann.


Gunshot, screams for help caught on Chesterfield security camera

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The sound of a gunshot was captured on a home security camera in Chesterfield County Saturday night. Seconds later screams for help were heard. "That was what really made me be like, what did I just hear," said Devon Davis, whose camera caught the sounds Saturday night ab


Justin Timberlake cameo at Fuqua

Audience members in Farmville were taken completely by surprise Saturday when Justin Timberlake stepped onstage and performed his hit song, Can’t Stop The Feeling with the cast members of This Ain’t For You, a play hosted by the Farmville District Council on Youth Ministry. The play examined the que


Security cam catches shooting near Chesterfield golf club

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Video offers new clues as police investigating a shooting near a Chesterfield golf club that sent a man to the hospital Saturday night. Lt. R. M. Granderson with Chesterfield Police said officers were called to 1500 South Providence Road for a report of a man suffering fr