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Family of Virginia mom killed after Snapchat post pleads for change in driving law

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A family pleading for change visited the Virginia State Capitol Wednesday, holding a photograph of Lakin Ashlyn Gabel that was uploaded to Snapchat in 2017.


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pushes for racial reconciliation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is leading a group trying to promote racial harmony as Virginia commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in the state.


Chesterfield County Public Schools hosting special education job fair

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Chesterfield County Public Schools is hosting a job fair for Special Education Instructional Assistants and substitutes for the same position.


Chesterfield man gets life sentence in attempted child sex trafficking case

A Chesterfield County man convicted of the attempted sex trafficking of a child and child pornography charges was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. Richard Todd Haas, 49, found guilty by a federal jury in September, spent 40 minutes delivering a detailed, sometimes rambling denial of any miscond


Teen arrested in armed robbery of Midlothian Wendy’s

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A teenager has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery of a Wendy’s in Chesterfield County last October. The robbery occurred on Oct. 25, 2018, at the Wendy’s located at 13822 Village Place Drive in the Village Square Shopping Center.


Bill that aims to stop fake crimes reported to police passes Virginia Senate

RICHMOND, Va. -- A bill inspired by a fake kidnapping in Chesterfield County is trying to put a stop to social media hoaxes called in to police. Caught on surveillance video in a Walmart parking lot off of the Midlothian Turnpike last May, a woman jumped out of the trunk of a vehicle and two men cha


Pets of the Week: Clint Beakwood and Jeff Kat

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Government shutdown could have ‘very serious’ impact on Richmond public housing families

RICHMOND, Va. -- Leaders with The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) are concerned about potential money woes if the partial federal government shutdown persists.


Woman searching for lost tribute to her deceased 4-year-old son

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- An Arizona woman is heartbroken over something special she lost in Richmond. It looks like a charm bracelet, but the jewelry carries a big piece of her heart.


Man accused of sexually assaulting child in Henrico

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A man in Henrico County is accused of sexually assaulting a child who is under the age of 13 who is known to him. Faustino Moran Gonzalez, 29, is charged with aggravated sexual battery and indecent act with a child.


Virginia lawmakers will consider expanding protections for pet owners

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia lawmakers will consider expanding protections for pet owners and animals. A Virginia Senate committee will hear legislation Thursday by Attorney General Mark Herring.


‘We have been put in a situation that is unimaginable:’ 24-year-old paralyzed after shooting

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - After a local barber was shot and paralyzed, his family is fighting alongside him as he recovers. They are also hoping to help put an end to gun violence.


Virginia Family Terrified After Mysterious Double Homicide

A Virginia mother and daughter are terrified a killer or killers could be looking for them after a father and son were killed in a Fauquier County home in November. “My husband a very good guy, and he worked so hard for my family,” My Nguyen said. “And my son, he very good boy. I don’t know what hap


‘We aren’t supposed to have pets but we do now’: Richmond mother says apartment filled with mice

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A mother reached out to 12 On Your Side after discovering that she is living with mice in her apartment. “Nothing I’m doing is helping to keep them at bay,” said the mother who doesn’t want to be identified.


Man found murdered in Henrico apartment complex had ‘a smile like sunshine’

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Details continue to develop about the two people found murdered at an apartment complex in Henrico County on Sunday. Roma Harris, 58, and Ralph Haskins, 43, were found dead in different places within the 11 North at White Oaks apartment complex along N. Laburnum Ave.


Weed legalization, decriminalization bills for Virginia die in committee

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A local delegate's push to legalize marijuana for recreational use was shot down, as well as several other major bills aimed at decriminalizing or legalizing the drug before they even reached the full General Assembly this year.


Friends request help for Richmond Police officer known for helping others

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police officer De’Dongio Randall was recognized for his kind heart. While responding to a December house fire, he noticed a young boy run out of the house without shoes or socks. In an effort to keep the child warm, Officer Randall went to his car, grabbed an extra pair of


Richmond Police investigating Thursday night shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Authorities are investigating a shooting in Richmond on Thursday night. Officers responded to the 3300 block of Bunche Place, according to an email from Richmond Police, at 9:54 p.m. for reports of a shooting.


Friends remember Chesterfield father, triathlon teammate killed on Route 288

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A Chesterfield father and triathlon coach is being remembered by loved ones and friends after being killed on Tuesday morning after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 288.


Legislation to raise tobacco purchasing age in Virginia takes aim at young vapers

RICHMOND, Va. — Making plans while passing around a vape on a chilly Thursday night, 18-year-old Martin Tamula explains why he started vaping in high school. “I used to smoke so that’s the only reason I kinda still vape,” Tamula said.