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Hopewell man in custody after robbing firearms store

HOPEWELL — Police said a city man is in custody after he grabbed a gun from a firearms store Wednesday afternoon and then assaulted one of the store employees in a subsequent struggle.


Petersburg Police arrest man for South Crater Road shooting

PETERSBURG — Police say they have the person in custody who they believe is responsible for a shooting outside of a city fast-food restaurant last week that left three men seriously injured.


UPDATE: Police identify man fatally shot at housing complex in Hopewell

A man was shot and killed early Wednesday morning at a housing complex in Hopewell. The police were summoned at 12:48 a.m. to the Thomas Rolfe Court housing complex in the 100 block of South 8th Avenue for a report of multiple gunshots.


Suspect arrested in Hopewell gun store robbery

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - A Hopewell man was arrested following the robbery of a gun store. Police responded to Liberty Firearms & Surplus in the 400 block of S. 15th Street at 12:01 p.m. April 24 for the report of a strong-arm robbery.


Man killed at Hopewell playground: ‘I’m going to miss my brother’

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police are investigating after a man was found dead at a playground in Hopewell. Officers were called to the 100 block of S.8th Ave. at about 12:48 a.m. Wednesday after neighbors in the Thomas Rolfe Court housing complex reported hearing gunshots.


IMCOM CSM explores housing, support services during Lee visit

FORT LEE, Va. -- “As a leader, someone can sit in their office and give direction or they can be present to assess how things are going and what changes may be needed,” observed Command Sgt. Maj. Melissa A. Judkins, the senior enlisted leader for the San Antonio-based Installation Management Command


Kissing Bug, Nocturnal Disease Carrier, Confirmed In Virginia

VIRGINIA — The deadly "kissing bug" — a nocturnal, bloodsucking parasite that carries an inflammatory infectious disease — has been confirmed in dozens of U.S. states, including Virginia and the District of Columbia, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Chagas disease, as it'


Judge convicts man in crash that fatally injured 4-year-old Chesterfield boy

A 29-year-old man reached a plea agreement Thursday in a case involving a crash that fatally injured a 4-year-old Chesterfield County boy before authorities say the defendant left the scene.


Skeletal remains found off Virginia Avenue

Human remains were found Wednesday in a wooded area off Virginia Avenue in Halfway. Deputies were called shortly after 5 p.m. to the area of 16926 Virginia Ave., according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.


Fugitive in murder of 71-year-old man arrested in Virginia

A man accused of being part of a group that murdered a 71-year-old Pennsylvania man was caught in Virginia, Pennsylvania State Police said. Devin Cunningham, 20, the oldest of the four people charged in the stabbing death of Joseph Monka in his Luzerne County home, was arrested by US Marshals at a h


Hopewell man facing charges of assault, theft after trying to steal a handgun

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) -- A 26-year-old Hopewell man was arrested in connection to a robbery after assaulting employees at a firearms store Wednesday afternoon. Officers responded to a report of a strong-armed robbery that occurred at Liberty Firearms and Surplus on the 400 block of S. 15th street.


Army hero killed while helping stranded driver along Virginia highway

FORT LEE, Va. -- A decorated military veteran was killed after stopping on a Virginia highway to help a stranger change a flat tire on April 18, according to a Fort Lee spokesperson.


Virginia officials warning public about increase of hepatitis A cases

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR News) - The Virginia Department of Health wants people to be aware and careful after an increase of hepatitis A (HAV) cases being reported in the state. Outbreaks of hepatitis A have been occurring throughout the United States since 2016.


Request rebooted for statue of Curtis Harris in Hopewell

HOPEWELL — It appears that the proposal to memorialize a former Hopewell mayor and civil-rights icon in a downtown park will be emerging from dormancy, as City Council voted Tuesday night to temporarily assume the duties of a citizens' committee whose role was to determine art and sculpture placed i


'Quiet' 23-year-old found murdered near Hopewell playground: 'It's just messed up'

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) -- A homicide investigation is underway in Hopewell after a man was found shot to death near a playground in Hopewell early Wednesday morning. Police were called shortly after 12:45 a.m. to the Thomas Rolfe Court public housing complex for reports of multiple shots being fired.


Cyclist hit by police car at Virginia crosswalk is charged with not paying attention

A man riding a bicycle in Fairfax County, Virginia, was struck by a Fairfax County police cruiser making a right turn on red onto a highway Sunday morning, two videos of the event show. The cyclist suffered minor injuries, police said. After reviewing the videos and interviewing the cyclist and the


Petersburg gets timeline for Trailways redevelopment

PETERSBURG – After previously selling the Trailways Bus Station at 108 E. Washington St. to a buyer seeking to turn the national historic register landmark into a cigar lounge, City Council brought the developer back to clarify the terms of sale.


Man wanted in Edwardsville slaying apprehended in Virginia

WYOMING — State Police at Wyoming Thursday apprehended Devin Malik Cunningham, one of four people charged in the April 17 murder of an Edwardsville man. According to State Police, Cunningham, 20, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at a residence in Fairfax, VA.


App State student dies in crash going home to Virginia for Easter weekend

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Family and friends are sharing fond memories of an Appalachian State University student who was killed in a car crash in Virginia last week. The driver, 21-year-old Melanie G. Foreman, of Chesterfield County, Virginia, died at the scene.


Sick fox spotted in Midlothian

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- An animal spotted along Polo Parkway in Midlothian is a red fox with a "really bad case of sarcoptic mange," according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).