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New Chesterfield homeowner surprised to find unwanted trees planted in yard
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A family that bought a new home in Chesterfield County is raising concerns about unwanted landscaping that appeared in their front yard. When Robby Braxton moved into the home in July, there were trees that had sprung up he did not expect to see. With a small fron
VSP bomb squad called to Chesterfield neighborhood
No evacuations were ordered, but authorities kept people out of the immediate area of the item, Chesterfield Police added.
Wawa opens new Boulevard store
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - There's now a new place to grab a coffee or a hoagie near the Diamond. Wawa opened its newest location on Thursday at 3100 N. Boulevard, which included a hoagie-building competition between police, deputies and firefighters. This store is located where Bill's Barbecue was onc
Chesterfield resident pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme case - Richmond BizSense
Edward Lee Moody Jr., who resides in Chesterfield and keeps an office in Virginia, admitted in federal court in Norfolk on Tuesday to committing one count of mail fraud and one count of engaging in monetary transactions in criminal derived property.
Woman, man shot in Richmond apartment
RICHMOND, Va. - A woman and a man were shot Friday morning inside a Richmond apartment, according to Richmond Police. Officers found the victims after they were called to the 1200 block of Admiral Gravely Boulevard Friday at about 9:04 a.m. to investigate a shooting. "The victims reported a known ma
Chesterfield elementary school student brings knife on school bus
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. - Chesterfield school officials are reminding parents to check their child's backpack after a student was found with a knife on a Grange Hall Elementary school bus Thursday. The incident was reported by another student who saw the knife on the bus. "No threats were made, but
Ex-teacher is fifth person charged in 'celebgate' case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) --A former Virginia high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.
Editorial: Chesterfield tries to be more like Richmond
The simmering feud between Chesterfield County’s Board of Supervisors and its School Board has us wondering if anyone ever learns anything in politics. The county has long been among the state’s best-managed localities, but it now could be slipping into the pedestrian territory of allowing perceived
Police: Man wanted in Richmond motel shooting considered 'armed and dangerous'
On the afternoon of Oct. 4, officers responded to the 3600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway for the report of a person shot. When police arrived, they located a man in the walkway of a motel suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuri
RPD detectives track down 2 cold case suspects in New York
Vaughn C. Jones (left) and William D. Frazier (right). (Credit: RPD) RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Detectives in Richmond have made arrests in a pair of violent cold-case crimes after tracking down two wanted suspects in New York. Police say one of the suspects -- 26-year-old Wiliam D. Frazier, formerly
Chesterfield shopping center to get Publix-fueled overhaul - Richmond BizSense
Much of the main 94,000-square-foot shopping center will be razed to accommodate Publix, plans show, with the exception of the 24,000-square-foot Williams & Sherrill Interiors space, and several outparcels that house Firestone Tire, Starbucks, Outback Steakhouse and Sheetz.
50 baby turtles seized from Richmond Burger King parking lot up for adoption
"We will have adopters sign an additional waiver outlining agreement to never release these turtles into the wild," RACC said. "Their species tends to take over any wetlands they occupy, so we are cognizant of that fact. At a life expectancy of 30 years, you could literally have a turtle friend for
Man charged with murder following alley shooting death in Richmond
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police have arrested and charged a man with murder after a September shooting death. On Sept. 28, the body of Wayne Friday, 35, was found in an alley off the 1600 block of North 19th Street. Nearly two weeks later, Charles Jones, 37, was arrested and charged with murder and us
Richmond man charged with murder in connection to East End homicide
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Richmond Police say their detectives have made an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting in Richmond's East End. Charles E. Jones Jr. 37, has been charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Just before midnight Friday, Sept. 28, officers resp
Schools face $1 billion in major maintenance | Chesterfield Observer
Clover Hill is one of two high schools needing HVAC repairs, which is expected to cost $900,000. The school system is facing a total of $1 billion in major maintenance repairs over the next 20 years. Photo by James Haskins
Gunman steals car at Henrico gas station, suspect still at large
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico Police are working to identify the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint before stealing her car at an eastern Henrico gas station. On October 15, at about 11:15 p.m., Henrico officers reported to the 3100 block of Williamsburg Road for a report of a carjacking. The victi
New Richmond Wawa to open on the Boulevard Thursday
RICHMOND, Va. – Wawa will open its newest Richmond location Thursday on the Boulevard, right across from the Diamond.
$970 million! Mega Millions jackpot inching toward $1B
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $970 million, the Virginia Lottery announced Thursday. The jackpot was already at a record level for the game before Tuesday's drawing. Virginia Lottery officials say more than 132,000 people tickets purchased in the Commonwealth won pri
23-year-old arrested after shooting in Petersburg
PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - A man is fighting for his life after being shot in Petersburg. Police were called to the 500 block of West Washington Street shortly after 9 p.m. and found a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. he was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center. Abdul Ma
Police: Suspect in custody after person shot in Petersburg
The victim, whose gender police did not specify, was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.