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Overturned log truck causing major delays on I-85 in Petersburg
PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- Motorists traveling on I-85 in the City of Petersburg should expect major delays after a crash involving a log truck. The crash, which occurred near Squirrel Level Road (Exit 65), initially shut down all northbound and southbound lanes. Virginia State Police said the southb
Virginia Supreme Court: Judge erred in rejecting name change request for federal transgender inmate
A transgender inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg may be entitled to change her name to reflect her gender identity, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
UPDATE: Police identify Chesterfield woman struck and killed by car while lying on Hull Street Road
A 65-year-old Chesterfield County woman who police said was lying in the 6600 block of Hull Street Road was killed Thursday morning when she was struck by a passing car. The victim, identified as Phyllis L. Lewis of the 6500 block of Sexton Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Colonial Heights Police arrest Hopewell man for Robbery, Arson, and Escape
Colonial Heights Police just made rhe following announcement:. An adult male has been arrested in connection with a case involving robbery, arson, larceny and weapons charges. On November 25, 2018 around 5:07am, Colonial Heights Police officers responded to a call of someone shooting at Bennys Taver
Down on the Farm in Petersburg
The city of Petersburg was once a prosperous place where railroads crossed and tobacco money changed hands. Today it’s economically depressed, but a program pioneered by Virginia State University could help to revive the city in a surprising way. David Seidel has that story.
Police pull over 141 drivers – in one night – on one Virginia road
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police pulled over 141 drivers along Chippenham Parkway in one night. Officers issued more than 160 summonses to speeding drivers, reckless drivers, and drivers who did not move over for stopped emergency vehicles, according to a Chesterfield Police spokesperson.
Chesterfield Police searching for vehicle larceny suspect
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a man who was captured breaking into a car. We need your help to identify the man seen in this video. He broke into a vehicle on Beaver Bridge Road on 12/11 at 6:39 a.m. and stole a firearm. Pl
Chesterfield police seeking whereabouts of missing 6-year-old girl
Chesterfield County police are seeking the public's help in locating a 6-year-old girl who has been missing since Monday. Police said in a release that Karsen Miller was reported missing by Chesterfield Child Protective Services on Wednesday. She is thought to be with her mother, Kelli Renee Miller,
Chesterfield County sheriff's captain arrested for child porn gets no jail time
ASHLAND — A sheriff's captain who was originally charged with distributing child pornography has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, receiving no jail time in turn.
Chesterfield police searching for missing 6-year-old girl
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The Chesterfield Police Department is searching for a missing girl who was last seen on Dec. 10. Karsen Miller, 6, was reported missing by Child Protective Services on Dec. 12. Karsen is a white female with brown hair.
29-year-old woman faces felony charges after high-speed chase injures Virginia State Trooper
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE. A 29-year-old woman from North Carolina faces felony charges in connection to a high-speed chase that sent a Trooper to the hospital, according to Virginia State Police.
Snow joke: Prince George Co. family builds 21-foot-tall snowman
PRINCE GEORGE Co., Va. (WTVR) - A tradition that began as a family competition ended with a 21-foot-tall snowman in Prince George County. Jason Smith told CBS 6 in Richmond that members of his family first tried to beat each other by building the largest snowman.
Child porn suspect shoots self at Prince George mobile home park, police say
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating a shooting at the Red Hill Mobile Home Park in Prince George County Thursday afternoon. Officials said officers were called to the 3800 block of Puddledock Road to find a man wanted on an indictment for producing child pornography.
Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations across Virginia, the US
Dozens of institutions across the country, including multiple jurisdictions in Virginia, received email threats Thursday afternoon, causing evacuations and sweeps of buildings.
Arrest made, police ID victim in deadly Petersburg shooting
PETERSBURG, Va. -- Authorities said one person is behind bars and additional arrests are expected after a man was fatally shot in a public housing neighborhood in Petersburg Friday evening.
Police ID woman killed ‘lying in’ Hull Street Road
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police have released the name of a woman officers said was "lying in the roadway" along Route 360 when she was struck and killed Thursday morning in Chesterfield County.
☃️Family builds 21-foot tall snowman in Prince George
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A tradition that began as a family competition ended with a 21-foot tall snowman in Prince George County. Jason Smith said that members of his family first tried to beat each other by building the largest snowman.
Sources: Homicide investigation underway following Petersburg shooting
PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Sources say police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Petersburg on Friday, Dec. 7. The shooting took place on Navajo Court at approximately 6 p.m.
Man shot in parking lot of Chester restaurant
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Chesterfield County Police are looking for a gunman after an early morning shooting outside a Chester restaurant. Police said they responded to a local hospital to investigate a shooting.
Woman hit, killed on Hull Street Road
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Chesterfield Police say a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle on Hull Street Road Thursday morning. It happened at about 6:40 a.m. on eastbound Hull Street Road near Chippenham Parkway.