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    8News EXCLUSIVE: Prostitution Crackdown in Richmond

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    8News Senior Reporter Nate Eaton join a Richmond Police sting operation with undercover cops as they crack down on prostitution in your neighborhood.
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    Day Two of McDonnell Trial: Explosive Opening Statements Video included

    On day two of the trial of Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, opening statements are expected to be given. On day two of the trial of Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, opening statements are expected to be given.
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    Day two of the corruption trial for Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen began Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Yesterday, a jury was seated; opening statements are expected to be given shortly. More>>

    Petersburg Family Says They Suffered Police Brutality

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    Debra Fisher's attorney announced a lawsuit they plan to pursue against Petersburg Police.
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    Investigators Believe Two Separate Pharmacy Robberies Connected

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    Investigators from Hanover Sheriff’s Office and Henrico Police have determined that there may be a connection between robberies at 2 separate pharmacies. More>>

    MISSING: Police Searching for Elderly Henrico Man Suffering from Dementia

    Harold Airington has been missing from Henrico County since 7 a.m. Tuesday. Call  804-501-5000 if you've seen him. Harold Airington has been missing from Henrico County since 7 a.m. Tuesday. Call 804-501-5000 if you've seen him.
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    Henrico Police are searching for an elderly man who went missing from his home Tuesday morning. Harold Airington suffers from dementia and may be driving a silver Lexus.
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    Open Carry in Carytown Causing Uproar

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    A gun activist group is organizing events to exercise their rights, armed with unloaded guns in a local shopping area.
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    60 Killed After Israeli Airstrikes Slam Gaza Overnight

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    The heaviest bombardment in the three-week conflict killed at least 60 in Gaza overnight. More>>

    Comfortable Day With Less Humidity for Your Wednesday

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    Wow, what a difference! The humidity broke yesterday and the weather feels amazing. More>>

    New School Opens in Louisa County Three Years After Earthquake

    Louisa County school officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand new elementary school, which was destroyed in the August 2011 earthquake Louisa County school officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand new elementary school, which was destroyed in the August 2011 earthquake
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    Nearly three years after a powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast, badly damaging two schools in Louisa County, teachers and students finally have a new elementary school.County and school officials had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand new Thomas Jefferson Elementary School."It's nice seeing floors, and walls. It's nice being inside a building. You have your own bathroom--you don't have to walk a mile to get to the bathroom,” said sisters Madison Abigail Fish after touri... More>>

    Federal Appeals Court Rules Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional Video included

    A federal appeals court in Virginia is taking up the issue of gay marriage. A federal appeals court in Virginia is taking up the issue of gay marriage.
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    A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

    Hursey Pleads Guilty in Death of Samantha Myers

    Jamarr Hursey pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Samantha Myers. He faces 20 years in prison. Jamarr Hursey pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Samantha Myers. He faces 20 years in prison.
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    A Richmond man will serve 20 years behind bars for the murder of 20-year-old Samantha Myers.
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    Rascal Flatts, Kellie Pickler Announce Richmond Concert

    Rascall Flatts and Kellie Pickler are presenting a Richmond concert in Spetember, to raise diaster preparedness awareness in Central Va. (Photo: SMG Richmond) Rascall Flatts and Kellie Pickler are presenting a Richmond concert in Spetember, to raise diaster preparedness awareness in Central Va. (Photo: SMG Richmond)
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    The Rascal Flatts' Rewind Tour is coming to Richmond in September, featuring a very special guest: Kellie Pickler! More>>

    Police Searching for Suspect in Hanover Armed Robbery

    Police are looking for this man, accused of stealing OxyContin from a Hanover County pharmacy. (Photo: Hanover Sherfiff's Office) Police are looking for this man, accused of stealing OxyContin from a Hanover County pharmacy. (Photo: Hanover Sherfiff's Office)
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    Police are still looking for the suspect involved in a pharmacy robbery on Charter Gate Drive. More>>

    Week Begins with Less Humidity, Sunny Skies Video included

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    A cold front moved through the region this morning and the humidity is already dropping. We will see sunny skies for the rest of today it will still be very warm to hot with highs in the upper 80s to near 90.
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    Virginia Beach Woman Looks For Answers In Son's Death

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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Beach woman is looking for answers in the death of her 19-year-old son during a study program in Peru. Local media outlets report Damion Wilkins was on an eight-day medical study course through a private Peruvian organization, More>>

    UVA Considers Loan For Financial Aid Program

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    HERNDON, Va. (AP) - A University of Virginia official says the administration is considering borrowing up to $100 million to boost its student financial aid program. Patrick Hogan, the university's executive vice president and chief operating officer, disclosed the discussions with a bank at a meeting of a Board of Visitors subcommittee Friday in Herndon. The university established an endowment last year to help cover the growing costs of the financial aid program, AccessUVa. Media outlets re... More>>

    OkCupid Reveals They Experimented With User's Match Percentage

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    OkCupid recently posted a blog on its site revealing that it had lied to users about their potential compatibility. More>>

    6-Year-Old Battling Brain Cancer Receives Overflowing Support

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    Over 15,000 cards have been mailed to Danny Nickerson, the now 6-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor.
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    Trial of Former Governor Bob McDonnell, Wife Begins Video included

    Former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are accused of accepting thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. (Photo: AP) Former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are accused of accepting thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. (Photo: AP)
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    The trial for former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen started Monday. The former first couple and his wife are charged with accepting more than $165,000 worth of loans and gifts from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. More>>

    Dog Faints With Excitement When Reunited With Owner After 2 Years

    Casey the Schnauzer fainted when she saw her owner for the first time after 2 years of separation. (PHOTO: ABC) Casey the Schnauzer fainted when she saw her owner for the first time after 2 years of separation. (PHOTO: ABC)
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    A 9-year-old schnauzer got so excited to be reunited with her owner after 2 years that she fainted with joy!

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    Man Arrested, Charged With Kidnapping New Hampshire Teen Abigail Hernandez

    Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez. (PHOTO: AP) Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez. (PHOTO: AP)
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    Police have charged a 34-year-old man with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez, the New Hampshire teen who vanished on her walk home from school nine months before she returned home last week, authorities said.Nathaniel Kibby was arrested at his home in Gorham, New Hampshire, this afternoon. He is charged with felony kidnapping, according to the Associated Press.His arrest comes after the teen walked into her mother's home in the town of Conway -- which is 34 miles away from Gorham -- on July 20.Ass... More>>

    One Dead, 13 Injured in Bizarre California Lightning Storm

    Crowds gathered as lifeguards brought in a swimmer, rescued from the water after the lightning strike. (PHOTO: AP) Crowds gathered as lifeguards brought in a swimmer, rescued from the water after the lightning strike. (PHOTO: AP)
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    VENICE BEACH, Ca. -- A rare lightning storm struck packed Venice Beach, Calif., Sunday, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring up to 12 others, one critically, after the same storm had struck a person on Catalina Island.Firefighters said a bolt of lightning hit the water and the electrical current then traveled, hitting swimmers and surfers."The fire department assessed a total of 13 patients, and transported a total of eight patients," Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main s... More>>

    Yes! Former WWE Champ Catches Suspected Burglar

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    PHOENIX (AP) -- A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.According to police, Bryan Danielson and his wife, Brianna, drove into the carport of their Arcadia home and saw a door to the house start to open.That's when Danielson and his wife, a fellow former WWE star known as Brie Bella, ran inside to check on their dog, Josie."I saw the guys running out the back. ... More>>

    Gaza War Rages Despite Hamas Truce Pledges

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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday it agreed to hold fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel's Cabinet met to discuss the offer and the ongoing war... More>>

    Petersburg Schools Kicks-Off Year-Round School Year with Rally Video included

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    Students at AP Hill Elementary and Peabody Middle School are getting ready to go to school year-round for the first time. More>>

    Blood Recipient: 'Blood Donations Saved My Life' Video included

    The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood donors The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood donors
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    The American Red Cross has seen a drastic decline in blood donations in the past few weeks, and they are urgently asking residents for help.Weldon Bradshaw has always known the importance of donating blood.“I was a blood donor for 40 plus years. I starting giving blood when I was in the army reserves in the 70s,” said Bradshaw.But he never once thought he'd become a recipient."Whenever I was called to give blood, I answered. I gave it as often as I could. Then I got sick, and could not give b... More>>

    Hamas Fires Rockets On Israel. Ending 12 Hour Lull

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    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.Hamas said two of the rockets were aimed at Tel Aviv. Police in Israel's second-largest city dispersed a peace rally attended by several thousand people because of the threat, a spokesman said.In Paris, U.S. Secretary of State John Ker... More>>

    Metro Opens First Phase Of Silver Line

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    RESTON, Va. (AP) - The silver line is open. The long-awaited addition to the Metro system opened Saturday. Cheers went up as the crowded first train departed the Reston station around noon. The $2.9 billion first phase of the silver line includes five stations. The 11.7 miles of new track stretches from Reston through Tysons Corner and connects with the orange line at the East Falls Church station. Work is just beginning on the project's next phase, which will carry the silver line to Dulles ... More>>

    Early Morning Henrico Kitchen Fire Displaces Family

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    HENRICO, Va - Henrico County Division of Fire units responded to the 200 block of Glinhurst Rd in Henrico County's East End this morning for the report of a kitchen fire. Units received the call at 5:34 AM Saturday. First arriving units reported light smoke from the front door of a single story residence. Units then reported a fire had occurred in the kitchen. There was Significant damage to the kitchen with smoke damage throughout following an unattended grease on the stove cooking fire. Two... More>>

    Naked Thieves Take Burgers From Florida Eatery

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    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the college-aged men - two naked and one clad in underwear - stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House in Bonita Beach.Police say the men broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach.Doc's general manager Lou B... More>>

    Warner, Gillespie Have First Senate Debate

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    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie squared off for the first time in person.
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    Death Investigation In Hanover

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    HANOVER, Va. - Saturday, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the 10000 block of Georgetown Road for report of an adult male that was unresponsive. Attempts to revive the victim were made by Hanover Fire-EMS, who later pronounced the victim dead at the scene. There were no obvious signs of trauma and no suspects are being sought at this time. Investigators are evaluating all evidence in this case and are working closely with the Office of the Chief Medi... More>>

    Construction on New Church Hill Traffic Circles to Begin Next Week

    Five new traffic circles will go up at intersections in Church Hill starting July 28 Five new traffic circles will go up at intersections in Church Hill starting July 28
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    Church Hill residents can expect some lane closures as the installation of several traffic circles will begin next Monday.Alexis Hoeferlin lives at the intersection of Chimborazo Boulevard and Marshall Street.“I've seen people going much over the speed limit, and I consider this a residential area...lot of people on foot. A lot of children around,” she said.That's why she's all for new traffic circles the city is set to install next week, anything to slow down the traffic.“I think it's a grea... More>>

    New CoolSculpting Procedure Targets Stubborn Saddlebags

    Rebecca Donceel is tackling her saddlebags with CoolSculpting. Rebecca Donceel is tackling her saddlebags with CoolSculpting.
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    It's bathing suit season. How would you like to get rid of your saddlebags?  That's the stubborn fat on the outer thighs. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that was FDA approved about four years ago for belly fat, and now there is a way to treat saddlebags. More>>

    SPARC is Positively Richmond

    SPARC Students rehearse for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which runs July 25 - August 3. SPARC Students rehearse for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which runs July 25 - August 3.
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    Performing on Broadway might seem out of reach, but there's a program right here in our area helping to shape the next generation of stars. The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, called SPARC for short, started in 1981. More>>

    Police Search For Suspect In Morning Murder

    Police search for suspect in morning fatal shooting. Police search for suspect in morning fatal shooting.
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    Early Friday morning, Emporia Police responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Reese Street. Once on scene, officers found Michelle Roper, 36 of Emporia, lying in the front yard.She was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.Police have witnesses to the shooting and are searching for the suspect.The suspect is Lamont V. George, 47 of Emporia, the former boyfriend of the victim.George may be operating a 1998 Mercedes Benz 4 door that is black in color (VATag WSU9519). A ... More>>

    Water Main Break Halts Traffic

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    There is a water main break in the 1000 block of WestFranklin Street.Traffic is blocked between North Lombardy and Harrison Streets.Stay with 8News for more. More>>

    Tornado Tears Through Eastern Shore Campground; At Least Two Dead Video included

    A severe storm slammed the Eastern Shore Thursday morning, barelling through Cherrystone Campground. 2 died and at least 20 were injured. (Photo: VDEM) A severe storm slammed the Eastern Shore Thursday morning, barelling through Cherrystone Campground. 2 died and at least 20 were injured. (Photo: VDEM)
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    Virginia State Police confirm that two people have died after a tornado ripped through an Eastern Shore campground Thursday morning. More>>

    Fans Wait for Hours to Attend First Day of Redskins Training Camp Video included

    Fans waited for hours to catch of a glimpse of their favorite Redskins players. Fans waited for hours to catch of a glimpse of their favorite Redskins players.
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    The Washington Redskins are in Richmond and fans waited for hours in the rain Thursday to catch a glimpse of their favorite players on the field. More>>

    Redskins Superfan Flies 15 Hours to Make it to Training Camp Video included

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    The Washington Redskins will begin practicing in Richmond Thursday morning and 8News Senior Reporter Nate Eaton found the ultimate superfan. More>>

    I-95 South Closed In Chesterfield Video included

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    Interstate 95 south is closed in Chesterfield after a tanker overturned Thursday morning. All southbound lanes are closed south of the Woods Edge exit. Only one northbound lane is open. Heavy backups are reported in both directions. The tanker overturned in the southbound lanes just after 6 a.m. Thursday. It's unclear if anyone is injured. HazMat crews have been called to the scene to assist with any leaking fuel. Stay with 8News for updates. Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

    VMFA African American Exhibit Draws 15,000 Visitors; Closes This Weekend Video included

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    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts debuted it Posing Beauty in African American exhibit has seen 15,000 visitors so far. The exhibit closes this Sunday, July 27th, but admission will be free Thursday. More>>

    Randy Taylor Receives Two Life Sentences in Death of Alexis Murphy Video included

    Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. On July 23, he was given two life sentences in her death. Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. On July 23, he was given two life sentences in her death.
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    Randy Taylor, the man convicted of abducting and killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, was given two life sentences in her death on Wednesday. More>>

    Who Stole This Richmond Non-Profit's Handicap Ramp? Video included

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    Richmond Police are trying to figure out who stole a handicap ramp from a non-profit, community print shop in the fan. More>>

    REPORT: Teachers Leaving Classrooms Costs Va. Millions Video included

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    More teachers are leaving the classroom and it's costing the state millions of dollars. That's according to a new report from the advocacy group Alliance for Excellent Education.
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    Redskins in Richmond: Training Camp Video included

    The Washington Redskins are in Richmond...here's our complete coverage of training camp! More>>

    Local Food Trucks Cook Up Redskins-Themed Menu for Training Camp Video included

    This year, for the first time, local food trucks will be set-up on Leigh Street outside the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center for training camp. More>>

    Driver Jumps into Repossessed Car, Slams into RRHA Building Video included

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    Early Wednesday morning, a car slammed into the RHHA building, crashing into an office space. The driver is still on the run after fleeing the scene. More>>

    RPS Superintendent Signs Pledge to Help At-Risk Kids Video included

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    The head of Richmond Public Schools spent some time with President Obama this week and he signed a pledge to help some of the most at-risk kids in the city. More>>

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