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Police presence reported at Huguenot High School in Richmond

RICHMOND (WRIC) - A heavy police presence is being reported at Huguenot High School in Richmond Monday morning. Several parents have reached out to the 8News newsroom to report that the school has been placed on lockdown and police are inside investigating. So far, neither police nor school official

WRIC TV - 2018-03-19 15:48:37

School bus driver swerved before striking Prince George utility pole

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. - A school bus driver in Prince George County swerved to avoid something in the road before the bus struck a utility pole Monday morning, according to Prince George County Fire and EMS. It was not clear how many students were on the bus at the time of the crash, but some st

WTVR-TV - 2018-03-19 12:44:07

Rain and snow return to Richmond weather forecast

RICHMOND, Va. -- Rain will be steady at times Monday night into Tuesday morning. Scattered showers will linger during the afternoon and we could see some mixed precipitation well north and west before it tapers off. The vernal equinox, the start of astronomical spring, occurs at 12:15 PM Tuesday.

WTVR-TV - 2018-03-19 11:28:55

Search for 3 suspects underway after Chesterfield shooting leaves 1 injured

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Chesterfield County police are investigating an early Monday morning shooting that left one injured. The shooting happened at a townhome on Sexton Drive. Police say one person was shot and sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Authorities are

WRIC TV - 2018-03-19 10:26:03

Shots fired into car at Chesterfield apartment complex

A shot was fired into a car at a Chesterfield apartment complex (Source: Sgt. JR Lamb on Twitter) CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Police need the public's help in finding whoever fired a bullet into a car window, nearly shattering it. Chesterfield officers said they received a call for a reported shootin

NBC12 - 2018-03-18 13:32:55

Emergency crews respond to overnight factory fire in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Crews at the Alloy Polymers Plant in Richmond returned to work Sunday after an overnight fire scare inside the factory. The incident occurred just off of Interstate-95 on Deepwater Terminal Road. The company makes fiberglass and raw materials. Authorities tell 8News that a pie

WRIC TV - 2018-03-18 19:44:13

Car window struck in Chesterfield shooting

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. - Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Chesterfield County Officers tweeted photos from the scene in the 4900 block of Burnt Oak Drive. That is where police said someone opened fire around 1 a.m. Sunday. No was hurt, but a car window was struck. Investigat

WTVR-TV - 2018-03-18 22:34:09

Chesterfield Police looking for man who stole wallet, tried to use bank card

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Chesterfield Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a wallet from a woman shopping at Kroger Sunday night. Police say the suspect then tried to use a stolen bank card at a Wawa on Midlothian Turnpike. Police ask that anyone who recognizes the suspect call

WRIC TV - 2018-03-19 12:10:35

Police: Man recovering after arriving at hospital with gunshot wound

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - A shooting investigation is underway after a man arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound early Saturday morning. Police tells 8News that the victim is suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred just after 3:45 a.m. Sometime after, the victim was tak


Chesterfield police seek suspect in overnight armed robbery

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) - Police are investigating after an overnight robbery in Chesterfield. The incident happened just before 3:15 a.m. Saturday at the 7-11 convenience store on Harrowgate Road. Chesterfield Police say a male suspect went into the store, showed the clerk a gun, and demanded mone


Traffic backup on 85-North near Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) - There is an active scene on 85-North in Petersburg, before Squirrel Level Road. Traffic is backed up and people are encouraged to avoid the area. There are unconfirmed reports that the backup was caused by a worker being struck. This is a developing story. Stay with 8News on


Most Wanted Wednesday: 'Big Hurt' robs victim, strips him naked

U.S. Marshals need your help finding Sean Wallace - investigators say he robbed a man at a Petersburg hotel last December. After hooking up with "Cookie" on Facebook, investigators say the victim drove to the Flagship Inn to meet up with her. Six minutes into his visit to room 116, there was a knock


Company: Raid at Virginia AdvanSix facility believed to be related to emissions

HOPEWELL, Va. - AdvanSix, the Hopewell chemical plant raided by state and federal agents Tuesday, said the investigation appears to be related to emissions and compliance with a previous settlement with the federal government, WTVR reports. In a statement Wednesday, the company said authorities exe


Mother of man shot by Richmond officer: 'He never threatened them'

A Central Virginia mother says there was no good reason for a Richmond police officer to shoot her son. Thomas Southworth was shot Tuesday night in a South Richmond parking lot. He was wanted for a robbery in Hanover that happened a day earlier. Southworth's mother conceded her son did not follow po


Petersburg teen scores 10K prize in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) - Petersburg teen Fletcher Johnson is one of only 16 students in the country to receive top honors in the 95th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Gold Medal Portfolio includes a $10,000 scholarship. Johnson's portfolio, entitled "PINK," explores themes of nostalgia, g