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Northam seeks to halt license suspensions for unpaid court fees

Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday he would push lawmakers to end the practice of suspending the driver’s licenses of Virginians who fail to pay court fees and fines. Northam is proposing to amend the state’s budget to include language that would nix the practice and reinstate driving privileges to rou


Possible motive for Chesterfield father's murder at Wawa revealed at hearing

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday for the man accused of gunning down an Army veteran, husband and father of three at a Chesterfield County Wawa earlier this year.


Police: Man wanted for stealing cash, pork rinds from South Richmond 7-Eleven

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Police in Richmond are looking for a suspect accused of robbing a 7-Eleven in South Richmond over the weekend. The alleged crime occurred at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the 7-Eleven located in the 4700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.


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.


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.


'I didn't know if I'd make it out of the house': Habitat for Humanity workers stabbed on site of home rebuild

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -- Two Richmond Habitat for Humanity workers were stabbed March 23 on the work site of a home they were rebuilding. One of the victims, Kayla Reyes, 18, said she and her site supervisor were wrapping up construction for the day, when a man approached the home, on the 200 block of


Two More Vetoes by Gov. Northam – On “School Protection Officers,” “Public Accountability of Law Enforcement”

Two more bills that richly deserved to be vetoed…and were. Governor Northam Vetoes Legislation Creating Ill-Defined “School Protection Officers”. RICHMOND—Governor Northam today vetoed House Bill 2142, which would allow for the creation of school protection officers, a new type of officer with undef


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.


2 injured in crash near Bryan Park Interchange

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police said multiple people were transported to the hospital following a crash Tuesday afternoon near the Bryan Park Interchange. Police responded to the crash on I-64 eastbound at 2:44 p.m.


Virginia Beach tax preparation company managers lied on returns to inflate client refunds

For a little more than a year, the staff of a Virginia Beach tax preparation company lied on their clients returns in order to boost refunds, according to court documents. The scheme cost the federal government about $230,000.


Governor’s amendment would ban using a phone while driving

RICHMOND — Drivers in Virginia would face penalties for using a phone behind the wheel under legislation that Gov. Ralph Northam has amended and sent to the General Assembly for approval.


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.


Three Powerball tickets in Virginia win $50K

RICHMOND, Va. — Over 71,000 Powerball tickets sold in Virginia won a prize after the March 23 drawing. The prizes in Virginia ranged from $4 to $50,000. Three tickets won the $50,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number.


Teen opens up about crash involving drunk driver that changed her life

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR News) - Six years ago, a Chesterfield County girl's life was changed when a drunk driver hit a car she was riding in. Kristen Mallory was only 16 years old when she feared she would never be able to dance again after suffering major injuries in that crash.


High Point woman charged with brandishing gun at high school dance competition

RICHMOND, Va. — A High Point woman is facing charges of brandishing a handgun at a high school dance competition in Virginia, according to Richmond police. Falan Brown, 36, of High Point, North Carolina, was charged with simple assault, brandishing a firearm and carrying a firearm on school grounds.


Virginia crossing guard honored for her 50 years of service

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond School Board honored school crossing guard Annie Reese for her 50 years of service to the community. Neighborhoods change over the years as people come and people go, but in one Richmond neighborhood, one lady remains.


How these machines are getting around Virginia gambling laws

RICHMOND, Va. — It sits a few blocks from the bustle of Carytown, under a deep blue awning and the gaze of its mascot — a sunburnt moose holding up a pint with a cocked, toothy smile.


Governor Northam vetoes legislation creating "school protection officer" position

RICHMOND, Va. - Governor Ralph Northam vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would allow for the creation of school protection officers. House Bill 2142 defines "school protection officers" as employees of a local law enforcement agency that would provide “limited law enforcement and security services” in p


Months after 17th St. Farmer’s Market grand opening, project unfinished and out of money

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Months after the new 17th Street Farmer’s Markets grand opening in Shockoe Bottom, the project is still not completely finished, according to city officials.


These Lightfoot businesses have officially opened

The Valvoline in Lightfoot has opened. Kentucky-based Valvoline announced March 19 the opening of Virginia’s sixth company-owned Valvoline quick lube, in Williamsburg at 6393 Richmond Road.