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Police: Woman unharmed after car hit by train in Chesterfield
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A crash involving a train and a vehicle in Chesterfield County forced traffic to back up and police to respond to the scene on Friday evening.
Police: 24-year-old woman robbed Hopewell CVS with baseball bat
HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) -- Hopewell Police arrested a 24-year-old woman who reportedly robbed a CVS Pharmacy on Friday with a baseball bat. Brandii Nicole Brady, who is from Chesterfield, allegedly walked into the CVS in the 2700 block of Oaklawn Boulevard with a baseball bat and demanded money from an
Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks
PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h
Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets
DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.
Man who murdered three people including pregnant woman in Henrico sentenced to two life terms
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The man who shot three people in Henrico, killing a pregnant woman and her boyfriend, will spend the rest of his life in prison. 21-year-old David Ross was sentenced today to two life terms - plus 40 years -- after pleading guilty to the crimes.
Petersburg Council adopts MOU, considers road name change
PETERSBURG — During Tuesday night's meeting, City Council moved to adopt a memorandum of understanding that allowed for revenue sharing with other localities, Councilwoman Treska Wilson-Smith proposed a motion to consider renaming Johnson Road and Vice Mayor John Hart spoke to address his recent evi
'It'll Never Be Enough:" Virginia to Pay $520,163 to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 11 Years
The General Assembly has approved more than $520,000 in compensation for Gary Linwood Bush, who served almost 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of two bank robberies.
City of Petersburg issues mandatory water usage restriction
PETERSBURG, Va. — The City of Petersburg has issued a mandatory water usage restriction to all Petersburg water consumers until further notice. Petersburg Public Works and Utilities is currently repairing a water main break at 800 Arlington Street. Due to the nature of the main break, residents must
Woman arrested for early-morning robbery in Hopewell
HOPEWELL — A Chesterfield woman is in police custody after she allegedly robbed a city drug store with a baseball bat early Friday morning. Police Lt. Paul Intravia said 24-year-old Brandi Nicole Brady is being held at the Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George County pending her arraignment. She
U.S. takes Chesterfield case involving Salvadoran immigrant suspected of trafficking guns in Richmond area
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Richmond this week received from Chesterfield County the case of a Salvadoran immigrant who is suspected of buying and selling firearms in the Richmond area.
Petersburg fugitive caught in Florida
Authorities say a man wanted in Petersburg on felony assault charges was caught in Florida Monday after leading police on a manhunt that wound up with the suspect being bitten on his backside by a police dog.
'Juanita,' filmed in Richmond and Petersburg, comes to Netflix in March
"Juanita," the Netflix feature film filmed in Virginia, starring Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood, finally gets an air date of March 8. The romantic independent movie filmed in Petersburg, Bedford, Richmond and Waverly in the spring of 2017.
Woman seriously injured after Virginia Beach Oceanfront shooting
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – One woman is in the hospital after an early-Saturday morning shooting at an Atlantic Avenue hotel. At approximately 12:48 a.m., dispatch received a report of a firearms violation at the Hyatt Hotel, located at 2705 Atlantic Avenue. When officers arrived, they located an adult w
Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym
FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int
No injuries reported after vehicle, train collide in Chesterfield
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield County Police are currently on scene investigating a crash at the intersection of Huguenot and Robious Rd. Around 6:10 p.m. a train collided with a vehicle. Police say a driver was passing through the intersection at a green light and was stopped sitting in t
11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say
Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.
Winchester resident crowned Mrs. Virginia
WINCHESTER, Va. - While many people know about the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, a Winchester resident has earned a different title: Mrs. Virginia. Brieanna King-Kulik was crowned Mrs. Virginia in early February, after holding the title of Mrs. Winchester.
Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month
The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr
Cameras found in restrooms on Virginia Tech campus
BLACKSBURG, VA (WDBJ) - The person responsible for putting secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus has been identified and is cooperating with police, according to the Virginia Tech Police Department.
Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS
It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i