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Police: Chesterfield man charged with attempted murder after intentionally suffocating child

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A man is facing several charges, including attempted murder and felony child neglect, after police say he intentionally suffocated his 4-month-old child.

WRIC TV - 2018-08-20 18:11:58

Police ID driver in fatal overnight crash in Chesterfield County

According to witnesses, the driver, identified as Daniel Semitschew, 47, of the 1100 block of Buckingham Station Drive in Midlothian, disregarded a red light and struck a 2018 Ford Explorer turning east onto West Hundred Road from southbound Jefferson Davis Highway.

RICHMOND.COM - 2018-08-20 14:35:00

Accident sends two to hospital - Farmville

An accident near the 600 block of High Street Monday afternoon resulted in two being transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police reported.“The two subjects transported to the hospital were transported based on complaints of minor, non-life threatening injuries,” Lieutenant


Lynchburg-area business bringing mermaids to life

Allison Nichols, 7, said the “really best” part of her summer was swimming with a “whole bunch” of mermaids at the Rainbow Forest Pool in Lynchburg.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-08-20 06:00:00

Photos: Amherst County Schools return to the classroom

Wednesday, August 15, Lynchburg City Schools students and staff return to the halls of learning.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-08-20 15:30:00

Amish barbecued chicken - Farmville

How about some homemade baked goods or Amish, fresh and hot barbecued chicken? Everyone’s favorites and more are available at the Sprouse’s Corner outdoor sale to be held Saturday from 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. If you have yard sale items you’d like to sell, and who doesn’t want to make a little extra cash, th


VDOT to begin project to improve pedestrian safety

The $1.8 million project is one of a series around the Richmond region to improve pedestrian safety. VDOT will add sidewalks, ramps, crosswalks and accessible pedestrian signals.

NBC12 - 2018-08-20 00:00:00

Keeping watch for scams - Farmville

TRIAD, an organization that partners with area law enforcement such as Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and Farmville Police Department, and with area and state organizations such as the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, Piedmont Senior Resources, Virginia Bureau of Insurance, Seniors and Law


Buckingham County Sheriff's Office activity report - Farmville

JULY 29• Alarm activation on Union Hill Road.• Trespassing on Winfrey Inez Road.• Alarm activation on Alcoma Road.• Vehicle unlock on Troublesome Creek Road.• Vehicle unlock on South Constitution Route.• Domestic on North James Madison Highway.• Assisted a disabled motorist on South James Madison Hi


Centra to open pediatric center - Farmville

A medical center specifically for children under the age of 18 is expected to open mid-September at the Centra Medical Group (CMG) building, located at 935 S. Main St., officials from Centra announced. CMG Pediatrics is set to open Sept. 17.The hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Frid


CRC addresses rescue squad challenges - Farmville

The Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) is taking preliminary actions to address regional challenges rescue squads in the area are facing, including dwindling volunteer numbers, the rise in paid career rescue squad members, revenue recovery, establishing mutual aid agreements between neighboring cou


Argument Leads to Murder in Keysville

KEYSVILLE – On August 11, 2018 the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office received a call from the Keysville area about a deceased male subject. When the Sheriff’s deputies arrived they found a Hispanic male covered up with a blanket. After an investigation the evidence collected resulted in the arrest


National Night Out 2018 - Farmville

National Night Out 2018 was another success for the Farmville Police Department and the citizens of the Town of Farmville. On a hot August evening, nine neighborhoods across town gathered to enjoy good food and fellowship with officers from the Farmville Police Department, Longwood University Police


Passenger Killed in Fatal Prince Edward Co. Crash

PRINCE EDWARD – At approximately 12:57 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Virginia State Police was called to a fatal, single-vehicle crash in Prince Edward County.


Police Seek Help identifying Check Fraud Suspect

FARMVILLE – The Farmville Police Department is investigating the recent report of a fraudulent check that was passed at a local bank in April 2018. During the subsequent investigation, Detectives discovered that a black male deposited a check into a customer’s account without the customer’s knowledg


Time to be heard - Farmville

Editor:Don’t give up! This is the best advice I can give to the citizens of Cumberland and surrounding counties concerning the proposed mega landfill in Cumberland County. Several people I have spoken with feel it is a dead issue since the board of supervisors approved the host agreement for the pro


Stop work order issued for ACP - Farmville

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in a notification issued Friday, ordered a stop-work order for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) due to not obtaining a right of way permit on lands across the Blue Ridge Parkway, and citing a May 15 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for th


Public meeting set for landfill - Farmville

A public meeting set for Aug. 28 is expected to provide additional details on the next steps for the proposed Green Ridge landfill, including an application process for a permit for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ).The meeting will be held 5 p.m. at Cumberland Elementary Schoo


Teachers needed for tomorrow - Farmville

Nationwide, schools are experiencing a scarcity of qualified job candidates for teaching positions. Declining enrollment in programs that prepare students for licensure as teachers is one cause. According to a report issued by the Learning Policy Institute, enrollments in teacher education programs


Man dies in vehicle accident - Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

A Kenbridge man died early Saturday morning after a vehicle accident on Route 138 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia State Police confirmed.Edward C. Ghee, 51, of Kenbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, police said.“A 2011 Buick Regal traveling southbound on Route 138, about a mile