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Central Mexico earthquake kills more than 130, topples buildings

Rescuers combed through rubble Tuesday after a powerful earthquake killed scores and collapsed buildings in Mexico City and surrounding states on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake decades ago. At least 139 people died in the magnitude-7.1 earthquake, officials said. Most deaths were report

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-20 01:56:54

Richmond Police conducting death investigation in city's southside

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Police officials in Richmond say that they are conducting a death investigation in the city's southside. Police were called to perform a welfare check at 12 p.m. in the 3300 block of Frank Road after family members expressed concern for a man who lived there. When police arriv

WRIC TV - 2017-09-19 19:31:02

Protesters arrested during Richmond rallies appear in court this week

Seven people arrested during the weekend rallies near the Richmond monuments will appear in court this week. On Monday, Brittany Bush was in court for a disorderly conduct charge, and Jabari Robinson appeared for a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On Tuesday, Deante Watkins wa

NBC12 - 2017-09-19 19:00:28

Police seek female suspect accused of robbing 2 businesses in Southside Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Detectives in Richmond are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with two commercial robberies in the city's southside. Around 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, police responded to the 6800 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a robbery

WRIC TV - 2017-09-19 20:48:02

Two Richmond men guilty in murder of friend

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RICHMOND.COM - 2017-09-19 21:57:00

Man found dead in Richmond home

RICHMOND, Va. - A death investigation is underway in Richmond after a man was found shot to death in a home, according to Crime Insider sources. Police are investigating the man's death along the 3300 block of Frank Road, off Ruffin Road, in South Richmond. Police have not yet released details surro

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-19 19:40:35

Students face prison time for wearing masks after rally in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. -- Three people arrested during protests in Richmond Saturday were arraigned Tuesday at the John Marshall Courts Building. All three were charged with wearing a mask to conceal their identity. The arrests were made after a small pro-Confederate group was met by hundreds of people who o

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-19 16:51:13

Richmond's tax amnesty program nets $384,000 in commitments in first month

Delinquent taxpayers have committed to pay the city $384,000 in back taxes at the halfway point of Mayor Levar Stoney's two-month tax-amnesty period. The sum is current as of Sept. 14, said John Wack, the city's finance director. The program began Aug. 15 and will run through Oct. 16. Stoney's admin

RICHMOND.COM - 2017-09-19 16:40:00

Classrooms across Richmond metro still in need of teachers weeks into new school year

We are two weeks into the start of the school year, and many schools across the Richmond metro still don't have a permanent teacher in the classroom. Richmond Public Schools still needs to hire 45 extra teachers, and that is not the only local school district battling a shortage. "We have placed lon

NBC12 - 2017-09-20 02:34:45

Restaurant news: Garden & Gun names Richmond one of 'The South's Best Food Towns', Comfort turns 15 & more

There's been a rash of more acclaim for Richmond's ever-popular restaurant scene - you know, the one that the Virginia Film Office said helped lure Showtime's "Homeland" here. In its latest issue, Garden & Gun - that powerhouse Southern life magazine - named Richmond one of The South's Best Food Tow

RICHMOND.COM - 2017-09-19 14:30:00

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy in Richmond court; plans to keep stores open

Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in th

RICHMOND.COM - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Trans-Siberian Orchestra coming back to Richmond in Dec.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is headed back to Richmond with its hard rock take on classic holiday tunes. Like with past shows, fans will see laser lights, pyrotechnics and a moving stage - all while hearing rock opera versions of O Come All Ye Faithful, Christmas Eve/Sarajevo

WRIC TV - 2017-09-19 18:18:22

Richmond School Board seeks candidates for open seat

The Richmond School Board is searching for the interim appointment of the Seventh District School Board. The candidate will fill the position being left open by Nadine Marsh-Cater, who resigned on Sept. 5. The candidate will serve until a special election is held in November 2018. The School Board

NBC12 - 2017-09-19 17:14:49

How messages on bathroom walls are inspiring students

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. - When you hear someone say, "I saw it written on a bathroom wall," what goes through your mind? I bet it's not the inspirational quotes now painted on the bathroom walls of Chickahominy Middle School in Hanover County. These murals came from the artistic mind of local artist Kri

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-20 09:30:20

The Equifax Data Breach: What can you do protect yourself?

RICHMOND, Va. - Laine Anderson looks out for her 17-year-old dog Bootsy, and Bootsy looks out for Anderson, but Bootsy can't do much to protect Anderson's identity. Hackers accessed her sensitive personal information, like her date of birth and social security number, during a massive breach at her

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-20 02:40:44

Congressmen arrested for protesting over immigration outside Trump Tower

Three congressmen were among a group of protesters arrested outside Trump Tower on Tuesday, where they were participating in a demonstration in support of immigrants and protections recently ended by the Trump administration. Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Raul Grijalva of Arizona and

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-19 20:50:40

Dad builds ultimate playhouse for daughters - it will blow your mind

Courtesy: Rachel Goldsworthy, Flashes of Life Photography Courtesy: Rachel Goldsworthy, Flashes of Life Photography HIGHLAND, Mich. - A Michigan dad built a playhouse for his two daughters - and it might be the most elaborate playhouse ever constructed. Adam Boyd, 39, owns a construction company and

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-19 18:43:14

1-year-old dies after father leaves him near steamy shower to treat cough

NEW YORK - A 1-year-old New York City boy died after his father apparently attempted to cure his chronic cough with a home remedy that included leaving the baby alone in a steamy bathroom, sources told WPIX. East Second Street, between Cortelyou Road and Ditmas Avenue in Kensington, is pictured. (Go

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-20 03:03:09

Woman charged with trying to kill Virginia State Trooper

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Karisa Shyane Daniels was booked in Henrico jail overnight, charged with attempting to kill a Virginia State Trooper. Daniels is also charged with Use of a Firearm in Commission of Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Non-violent Felon, according to online court r

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-20 13:46:02

'Researcher' says this Saturday will be the end of the world

If you had big plans this weekend, David Meade regrets to inform you that the world will be ending Saturday. Meade, a Christian numerologist and self-described "researcher," says Sept. 23 is foretold in the Bible's Book of Revelation as the day a series of catastrophic events will begin, and as a re

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-20 13:27:09