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Man, 69, who set fire in Petersburg police station said he was 'angry,' not suspected in 8 other fires

A 69-year-old Petersburg man who told police he set a fire in the lobby of Petersburg's police station Thursday because he was "angry" is not a suspect in the arson fires of eight vacant homes that plagued the city this summer."We've interviewed 14 people in total [in relation] to those arsons ... a

RICHMOND.COM - 2018-10-22 16:46:00

Family: Body found in James River identified as missing Richmond man

RICHMOND (WRIC) – The body of a 60-year-old man who was reported missing out of Richmond last week was found in the James River, near Rocketts Landing, Monday afternoon.

WRIC TV - 2018-10-22 20:10:28

Petersburg man’s arrest leads to community questions

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Joseph Lester of Petersburg was arrested on Thursday after starting a fire in the Petersburg Police station on E. Tabb Street.Petersburg police are planning to hold a press conference Monday morning about the incident.We spoke with Lester’s neighbors who say he stayed to hims

NBC12 - 2018-10-22 03:34:00

Violent armed robbery reported at McDonald's in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond Police are investigating an armed robbery reported Monday morning at the McDonald's restaurant in Shockoe Bottom. "The victim reported the suspect approached and stated, 'Do you have a lighter.' The victim said no and the suspect displayed a firearm," a message posted to the

WTVR-TV - 2018-10-22 13:33:07

Man killed in South Richmond shooting

The shooting was reported around 12:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Melmark Court, north of Midlothian Turnpike and east of German School Road. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital, where he died.

RICHMOND.COM - 2018-10-22 18:31:00

Police: Man arrested in Petersburg arson not connected to other fires

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The Petersburg Police Department says a 69-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police say he started a fire in the Petersburg Police station on E. Tabb Street.Police said at a news conferenceon Monday morning Joseph Lester of Petersburg has a criminal history, but nothin

NBC12 - 2018-10-22 03:34:00

Arson arrest made in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Joseph Lester, of the 10 block of Pine Street in Petersburg, has been charged with arson. On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Lester was observed entering the lobby of the Petersburg Bureau of Police located at 37 E. Tabb Street. A fire was set in the l

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Virginia AG Mark Herring Calls for Reforms to Virginia’s Cash Bail System

RICHMOND (October 22, 2018) — Attorney General Mark R. Herring today called for reforms to Virginia’s cash bail system, citing potential policy and constitutional concerns and the availability of alternatives that can keep communities safe and ensure defendants show up for court without simply penal

BLUE VIRGINIA - 2018-10-22 06:51:23

Police: Victim forced into vehicle, hit in head during armed robbery

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police are searching for a suspect who forced someone into a vehicle and hit the victim in the head during an armed robbery Monday morning in the 1800 block of East Broad Street.The victim says the suspect asked for a lighter just before 6:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s restaurant,

NBC12 - 2018-10-22 14:21:00

Body found in James River near Rocketts Landing

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department says the body of an adult male was found in the James River on Monday. Police say the body, which has not yet been identified, was found near the Rocketts Landing area around noon. Both Richmond and Henrico police were expected to remain on the

NBC12 - 2018-10-22 17:33:21

Petersburg city council candidate under investigation for paperwork discrepancies

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- The man challenging Petersburg's mayor for a seat on the city council is under a criminal investigation as he has been accused of lying about his residency and concealing sources of income. The Powhatan Commonwealth's attorney is investigating George Friday, a candidate fo

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Suspect arrested for setting fire in Petersburg police station lobby

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Authorities said a man has been arrested for allegedly setting a fire in the lobby of a police station in Petersburg on Thursday. Capt. Emanuel Chambliss with Petersburg Police said Joseph Lester was seen walking into the lobby of the Petersburg Bureau of Police at 37 E. Tabb Stre

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Man charged with arson after starting fire inside Petersburg Police building

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- A man is charged with starting a fire inside the Petersburg Police building, authorities said Saturday.. Authorities say Joseph Lester, of the 10 block of Pine Street, walked into the Petersburg Police building Thursday, located at 37 E. Tabb Street and set fire inside the

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"Not like Joe": Residents on edge after man charged with police station arson

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- A man is charged with starting a fire inside the Petersburg Police building, authorities said Saturday. Authorities say Joseph Lester, of the 10 block of Pine Street, walked into the Petersburg Police headquarters Thursday, located at 37 E. Tabb Street and set fire inside t

WRIC TV - 2018-10-21 19:17:59

$1.6 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot grows; Two $1 million tickets sold in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The numbers for last night's Mega Millions drawing were 15, 23, 53, 65 and 70 with a mega ball of 7. There was no winner so the jackpot has grown to a historic $1.6 billion. According to Virginia Lottery officials, more than 336,000 tickets purchased in the Commonwealth won pr

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Frost and freeze conditions for Monday morning

RICHMOND, Va. -- The official low at Richmond International Airport dropped to 38° on Friday morning, but it will be even colder around daybreak Monday.

WTVR-TV - 2018-10-21 13:44:45

Virginia woman wounded after house hit by gunfire

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LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-10-21 18:06:32

23-year-old arrested after shooting in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - A man is fighting for his life after being shot in Petersburg. Police were called to the 500 block of West Washington Street shortly after 9 p.m. and found a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. he was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center. Abdul Ma

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Henrico county police searching for 2 missing juveniles

More Local NewsHenrico county police searching for 2 missing juvenilesMega Millions: No jackpot, but two $1 million tickets sold in VirginiaMan charged with arson after starting fire inside Petersburg Police buildingHENRICO COUNTY, Va (WRIC) -- Henrico County Police are looking for two missing child

WRIC TV - 2018-10-21 02:23:28

'Baby Buns' to throw out game ball at homecoming football game

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- On the eve of his 3rd birthday, Kaleb 'Baby Buns' Graves is making a guest appearance at Friday night's homecoming football game between host Petersburg and Dinwiddie. 'Baby Buns,' who turns 3 on Saturday, will throw out the ceremonial game ball ahead of tonight's 7 p.m. 8

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