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Woman with gun arrested following fight at Richmond high school

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police made an arrest after a fight broke out at a Richmond high school on Saturday evening. Police were called to Huguenot High School at 6:30 p.m. for a report of a person with a weapon.


Vehicle overturns in crash on Richmond’s south side

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A crash occurred on Saturday afternoon in Richmond’s south side. The accident occurred along Hopkins Road and Walmsley Boulevard. A captured photo shows a vehicle flipped over as a result of the crash.


GOP makes bid for suburbs with minority, female candidates

Garrison Coward is 28 and palpably millennial. He’s also well-connected, working on his third academic degree, and African-American. Republican leaders believe Coward is their best shot at unseating Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond.


We made it to the end of Richmond's snow season. Here's how our numbers stacked up.

Winter weather arrived with a bang in central Virginia, but our snow season ended up fizzling away. Now, we're looking forward to gardens and baseball games as spring takes hold, not fretting about plows and 2-hour delays.


Whitesnake, Lady Antebellum, India.Arie, The Avett Brothers and a dozen more notable shows coming to Richmond-area stages this spring

Local venue schedules make it clear that spring is bringing all kinds of live music to town along with the sunshine, and plenty of it. Here’s a rundown of a few notable shows on the greening horizon.


Virginia police officer charged with soliciting a minor

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - A Virginia police officer has been charged with soliciting a minor online for sex. The Chesterfield County patrol officer was arrested Friday, just four days after another county officer was suspended for his alleged affiliation with a white supremacist organization.


Northam signs casino bill into law

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that could eventually result in casino gaming coming to Virginia. Northam signed Senate Bill 1126, which directs the Joint Legislative and Review Commission to conduct a comprehensive study of casino gaming regulations and submit its report by


Police: Man sought for stealing money, jewelry from car in Richmond parking deck

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Police are looking to identify a man suspected of stealing from a car in a Richmond parking deck on Sunday night. The suspect, seen wearing a green hoodie, dark jacket and blue jeans, stole money and jewelry from a parked car inside the deck at 509 E. Franklin Street between


Henrico Sheriff’s deputy shot in Richmond home; suspected shooter arrested out of state

RICHMOND, Va. -- Henrico County Sheriff Mike Wade said one of his deputies was in serious condition following a shooting on Richmond's Southside Tuesday night. Richmond Police responded to a shooting in the 2700 block of Lamberts Ave just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Officers said they found an injured m


Virginia man found guilty in crash that killed woman

Leonardtown, MD - A Danville, VA man charged with several counts in connection with a September 2017 motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a St. Mary’s County woman, was found guilty Friday, March 22 criminally negligent manslaughter with a motor vehicle, court records stated. A jury found th


Chesterfield Police need public's help to identify two suspects

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Police in Chesterfield County are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects. Police say they used stolen bank cards to make purchases.


Police: Virginia Gymnastics coach had sexual relationship with teen

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia gymnastics coach has been arrested on charges that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Fairfax County police said 28-year-old Aryan Mazloum-Yazdi has been charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one c


VCU out of the NCAA Tournament after falling to UCF

RICHMOND, Va. — The VCU Rams fell to the UCF Knights 73 to 58 in Columbia, South Carolina Friday evening. VCU, who entered the tournament as the No. 9 seed in the East, trailed behind No. 8 UCF for the game’s majority after hitting a scoring wall in the first half.


Mom says stranger slapped 13-year-old in Shockoe Bottom

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A mother says her 13-year-old was slapped by stranger while riding in the car. Dashcam video shows the tense moments in the streets of Shockoe Bottom. “I think she should be held accountable,” the girl’s mother said.


Dominion offering early retirements after merger with S.C. utility

Dominion Energy is offering early retirement to a third of its 21,000 employees in the wake of its January merger with a South Carolina utility. Employees who are at least 55 years old who have been with the company for at least three years are eligible for the voluntary early retirement, Dominion P


Former Lee-Davis H.S. football standout killed in shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- A graduate of Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville who went on to play football at the College of William and Mary was killed in a shooting in Norfolk Thursday night.


Virginia State Police special agent guilty on charges related to having sex with informants

ABINGDON, Va. – After deliberating for about five hours, a federal jury found a Virginia State Police special agent charged with soliciting sex from confidential drug informants guilty of bribery, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI.


Burglars targeting Asian, Middle Eastern families in Virginia have taken more than $1 million, police say

FAIRFAX — The burglars struck the upscale home of a South Asian family in Great Falls one evening in early February, snatching gold jewelry and hauling off a large safe containing valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a search warrant.


Police hope video helps catch Richmond vandal

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police released video of a person suspected of vandalizing a building in Richmond's Fan District neighborhood. The incident was recorded at about 12:59 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, along the 0 block of North Mulberry Street.


Woman on bike hit, killed in Glen Allen

GLEN ALLEN, VA (WWBT) - A bicyclist has died after being hit by a car in Glen Allen on Saturday evening. Henrico police say the incident occurred at Wyndham Park Drive and Nuckols Road at approximately 6:24 p.m.