WRICTV8 - Home - ABC 8NEWS - WRIC | Richmond, Virginia News & Weather

    • Don't Miss It

    Police: 4 found Dead After Petersburg Fire

    Updated:

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Petersburg police say they are investigating the deaths of four people after a house fire. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt told media outlets that the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Four bodies were found. Hyatt said authorities are handling the case like a homicide investigation because of the severity of the fire and the number of victims. She could not immediately say whether there was evidence of foul play. The identities of the victims and other detail... More>>

    Top Stories

    Fatal Accident On 295 Takes Two Lives

    Updated:

    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY (WRIC) - Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into Saturday's fatal crash. The crash occurred when a 1999 Volvo collided with a 2001 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The driver of the Volvo suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was flown by med-flight to VCU Medical Center in Richmond. An adult male and an adult female passenger both died at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash. Identity of the deceased is pending ne... More>>

    Africa Land Grab Risks Endangered Elephants

    Updated:

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.Zimbabwe has maintained robust elephant populations compared with other countries on the continent. But economic penalties imposed by the United States and Europe have led Zimbabweans ... More>>

    Pope Francis, Huge Crowd Joyously Celebrate Easter

    Updated:

    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.So great were their numbers that they o... More>>

    Holy Fire Ceremony Draws Thousands In Jerusalem

    Updated:

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected at the site where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher now stands in the Old City of Jerusalem. While the source of the holy fire is a closely guarded secret, believers say the flame appears ... More>>

    UVA Revokes 2 Fraternities' Charters For Hazing

    Updated:

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing. According to sources, the university announced Friday that it has terminated its organization agreements with Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Alpha. The announcements said the incidents involved the "new member education process," but they did not provide specifics and U.Va. spokesman McGregor McCance declined to elaborate. Occupants of both fraternity houses will be allowed to stay until the... More>>

    Shooting: Victim In Serious Condition After Surgery

    Updated:

    RICHMOND (WRIC) - Saturday morning at about 4:30am Richmond Police were called to 1400 Tifton Court in the city near Southwood Parkway. When they arrived they found a male with a gunshot wound, later transported to VCU with life threatening injuries. The last update was the victim was in surgery and still in serious condition. Police are not saying if they are actively looking for a suspect at this time. Stay with 8News for the latest.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

    Captain of Sunken S. Korea Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested

    Updated:

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.The number of confirmed dead rose to 32 when three bodies were found in the murky water near the ferry, said coast guard... More>>

    Death Toll From Virginia Beach Crash Doubles To 4

    Updated:

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Two more people have died from injuries suffered in a car crash in Virginia Beach, increasing the toll to four. Sources report that police identified the latest victims as 38-year-old Marlo Teofila Bayot and 13-year-old Garbiel Kalani Proctor. Fourteen-year-old Cheyenne Desire Patricia Gurney and 10-year-old Chris Lailani Gurney also died in the Wednesday night crash. Three other people in the car were injured. Police say Bayot was driving the car carrying six passe... More>>

    Chris Brown Trial Set To Start Monday

    Updated:

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge in Washington has delayed giving her verdict in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge. Judge Patricia Wynn had been expected to give her verdict in bodyguard Christopher Hollosy's trial Friday. But she delayed that until Monday. Wynn also said Brown's trial will begin on Monday. The singer appeared briefly in court Friday. Brown and Hollosy both face an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel... More>>

    River City Segs Holding City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt with Big Prizes Video included

    Segway company River City Segs has hidden $3,000 worth of prizes in eggs all over Richmond and clues on how to find them are being released through social media. More>>

    Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

    Updated:

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system."This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found. The results are absolutely r... More>>

    Speeders on West Cary Street Could Face $200 Fine Video included

    A Richmond city councilman has a proposal to stop speeders on West Cary Street between Addison and Cherry streets near VCU - an additional $200 fine for speeding. More>>

    GRTC Offers New Transfer Plaza Video included

    Changes are coming to several downtown GRTC bus routes when the city opens its first ever transfer plaza. More>>

    McAuliffe Making it Easier for Felons to Regain Voting Rights Video included

    Friday’s announcement will shorten the amount of time violent felons will have to wait before applying for their rights to be restored. More>>

    Police Identify Body Found Behind Harley-Davidson

    Mark P. Burns, 55, of West Fillmore Street in Petersburg, has been identified as the victim. More>>

    Twins, 7, Attack Carjacker With Fists and Rubber Snake

    A car thief was forced to pull over after a couple miles in the stolen vehicle because twin boys, age 7, who were in the car attacked him, police said.
    More>>

    What's Your Easter Bunny Name?

    It’s almost Easter and to help get you in the spirit of egg hunts and baskets, here's a fun graphic posted on DailyDish.com a way to create your own “Easter Bunny Name.”
    More>>

    Deputies: Man Smothered Crying Son Over Video Game

    A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV. More>>

    Iranian Man Spared Execution at Last Second By Victim's Mother

    A man’s life was spared at the last second in Iran after the mother of a man he murdered halted his public execution. More>>

    Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Noose Tying

    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time. More>>

    Students Object to Confederate Flags on Va. Campus Video included

    A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

    Ill-Advised School Flier Counsels Kids Not to Rat Out Bullies

    A Nebraska elementary school has apologized for passing out a flier containing nine questionable rules for dealing with bullies. More>>

    Parents Petition for Money to be Kept in Richmond Schools Video included

    Parents outraged with possible budget cuts to Richmond Public Schools want $3.8 million set to disappear from the school system budget to stay where it is and are going online to petition. More>>

    Emergency Crews Respond to Major Accident on Riverway Road

    Emergency crews are responding to a traffic accident on the 11000 block of Riverway Road. More>>

    Princess Lacey's Life Celebrated at Michigan State

    Lacey Holsworth did not stop smiling until cancer took her life. More>>

    Richmond Police Investigate Walmsley Boulevard Shooting Video included

    The Richmond Police Department is investigating a shooting in the city’s south side that put a man in the hospital early Friday morning. More>>

    Hundreds of Fish Found Dead in Byrd Park Lake Video included

    200 bluegill fish were reported dead in Fountain Lake on Wednesday. More>>

    FDA Warns Against Use of Common Uterine Fibroid Procedure Video included

    The FDA is warning doctors against using a procedure done on tens of thousands of American women every year.
    More>>

    Mayor Jones’ Property Tax Drops Dramatically in One Year Video included

    The land value of Mayor Dwight Jones' home dropped more than $60,000 in one year. But his next door neighbor's land value dropped significantly less. More>>

    Ransomware Holds Peoples' Computers Hostage

    There’s a new type of computer virus that locks up your files and asks for payment to fix everything. More>>

    • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

    • Police: 4 found Dead After Petersburg Fire

      Police: 4 found Dead After Petersburg Fire

      Sunday, April 20 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:05:45 GMT
      PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Petersburg police say they are investigating the deaths of four people after a house fire. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt told media outlets that the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Four bodies were found. Hyatt said authorities are handling the case like a homicide investigation because of the severity of the fire and the number of victims. She could not immediately say whether there was evidence of foul play. The identities of the victims and other detail...More >>
      PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Petersburg police say they are investigating the deaths of four people after a house fire. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt told media outlets that the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Four bodies were found. Hyatt said authorities are handling the case like a homicide investigation because of the severity of the fire and the number of victims. She could not immediately say whether there was evidence of foul play. The identities of the victims and other detail...More >>
    • Burger Chain Easter Ad Featuring Blunt-Smoking Jesus Raises Eyebrows

      Burger Chain Easter Ad Featuring Blunt-Smoking Jesus Raises Eyebrows

      Seattle-based local burger chain Lunchbox Laboratory is turning heads with its Easter advertisement featuring Jesus holding a lit joint.More >>
      Seattle-based local burger chain Lunchbox Laboratory is turning heads with its Easter advertisement featuring Jesus holding a lit joint.More >>
    • UVA Revokes 2 Fraternities' Charters For Hazing

      UVA Revokes 2 Fraternities' Charters For Hazing

      Saturday, April 19 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:21:29 GMT
      CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing. According to sources, the university announced Friday that it has terminated its organization agreements with Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Alpha. The announcements said the incidents involved the "new member education process," but they did not provide specifics and U.Va. spokesman McGregor McCance declined to elaborate. Occupants of both fraternity houses will be allowed to stay until the...More >>
      CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing. According to sources, the university announced Friday that it has terminated its organization agreements with Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Alpha. The announcements said the incidents involved the "new member education process," but they did not provide specifics and U.Va. spokesman McGregor McCance declined to elaborate. Occupants of both fraternity houses will be allowed to stay until the...More >>
    Powered by WorldNow

    301 Arboretum Place, Richmond
    VA, 23236

    Telephone: 804.330.8888
    Fax: 804.330.8881
    Email: news@wric.com

    Can't find something?
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.