Washington Redskins Training camp starts on Thursday and nearby restaurant owners hope the thousands who visit the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training center, will also visit local businesses as well. More>>
Virginia lawmakers are promising a top-to-bottom review of the state's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country. More>>
According to court documents, a 21-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Samantha Myers.
On Monday, Rudolph "Rudy" C. McCollum, a private practice attorney and former Richmond city mayor, announced his intention to run for the seat of retiring senator Henry L. Marsh. More>>
Police are investigating, after a man was shot and killed while standing outside a Henrico McDonald's Sunday evening.
The price of your next flight is going up -- but the airlines aren't to blame this time. More>>
A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, called 911 early Friday morning to report that when he found someone sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, he beat the assailant until he was "nice and knocked out" for police to apprehend. More>>
One person is dead after an early Sunday morning crash on I-95 Southbound near Bells Road in Richmond. More>>
Have you had issues with the City of Richmond's website? Rick Tatnall has, and he wants to do something about it. More>>
Chesterfield police are getting ready for this year's National Night Out, and they hope the event will help solve multiple missing person cases."It's really important that we unite the community with the police department, the fire department and sheriff's department, to be one strong force against crime,” said Corporal Scott Gordon with the Chesterfield County Police Department.That's the message Chesterfield officials spread Sunday afternoon at the kickoff for National Night Out. This is th... More>>
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Now's the time to get moonstruck.Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. Armstrong's "one small step ... one giant leap" on the dusty lunar surface July 20, 1969, still stirs hearts.You can join the celebration, without needing to travel to the launch site at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, where NASA will honor Armstrong on Monday with a renaming ceremony of the historic Operati... More>>
NOME, Alaska (AP) -- A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.Media outlets report Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center until McFarland can have it mounted.The rare crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have their photos taken with it.Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fis... More>>
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza.The military says the soldiers were killing during its ground offensive Sunday.The deaths bring the total Israeli military casualties to 18. Two civilians have been killed by mortar and rocket attacks on Israel. Dozens of soldiers have been wounded.At least 425 Palestinians have been killed in the near two-week conflict that shows no signs of stopping.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDAT... More>>
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He was 86.He was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.Police responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner's identity from family me... More>>
WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) -- Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.Media outlets report that police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail theft charges. She's free on her own recognizance.Authorities say a distinctive leopard-print dress was among the items stolen July 11 from Mortie... More>>
The Emporia community is devastated after part of Calvary Baptist Church on Main Street was destroyed in a fire Saturday."It's a terrible disaster,” said Senior Pastor Walter Laseter.“I've been a member since 1940s. I joined when I was just a kid,” said Robert Grizzard, staring at the rubble.Saturday afternoon, fire crews were demolishing part of the church, which is more than 100 years old.The back of the building caught fire around 6 a.m."It was burning, it was black smoke. Real bad fire,” ... More>>
Early Saturday morning, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Old Church Road just south of the Hanover Line in New Kent County.Rodney B. Flesher Jr., 21, of North Chesterfield, Va was driving his1998 Ford Mustangsouth on Old Church Road when he ran off the road and struck a tree. Flesher died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.Troopers investigating the scene determined that speed was a factor in the crash.The crash remains under investigation. More>>
Crews have been on the scene of a fire at Calvary Church on Main Street in Emporia since around 6:30 Saturday morning. As of 9am the church is still fully engulfed. They are are expected to be on scene till later this afternoon.Assisting the Emporia Fire Department are Jarratt and Lawrenceville fire crews. Police have been called in for crowd control.Stay with 8News for updates. More>>
The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia. More>>
Henrico County is experiencing a growth spurt. There are 321,374 residents in the county! More>>
Henrico County tourism officials are in the middle of a busy summer for visitors. More>>
"He couldn't get away because my grip exceeded his," 80-year-old Herman Carter explained calmly. More>>
Petersburg’s police chief is finally speaking out about accusations that one of his officers attacked a young man. More>>
In a surprising announcement, the Washington Redskins announced a ticket lottery for both Fan Appreciation Day and the Redskins-Patriots joint practice sessions. More>>
Once again, 8News in on the move! On Friday starting at 5 p.m., we're reporting LIVE from the RIR Amphitheater for their summer concert series.
Del. Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) was back in court Friday morning to be arraigned on multiple sex charges for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl who worked for him. More>>
Fed up with prostitution, folks in one Southside Richmond neighborhood are asking the city's top cop what's being done to stop the crime. More>>
An animal family at the Metro Richmond Zoo recently expanded: a meerkat mom gave birth to three adorable pups! More>>
Two men who attempted to rob a hotel last Sunday are now being sought by police. More>>
Three people have been indicted in the May murder of a downtown Richmond jewelry store clerk, according to court documents. More>>
On Thursday, the Commonwealth and defense attorney for Blair Dacey rested their cases. Dacey is the final person accused in the beating death of Colonial Heights man Rusty Mack. More>>
Supporters of a Shockoe Bottom stadium put out a bold public appeal this morning: they paid for a very visible political ad in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. More>>
Shocking new numbers show more teens that are dying in car crashes are not wearing their seat belts. More>>
The nonprofit Henrico CASA-which stands for Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates-desperately needs volunteers.
There's sex for sale on the streets of Southside Richmond and neighbors say it's out of control. More>>
You've probably never heard of the term medical illustrator; however, the people who choose this career path have the ability to change out lives and the course of medicine. More>>
World War II veterans are passing away at an ever increasing rate. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says 555 of these men and women die every day, but now some in our area will live on forever, thanks to a special program in Powhatan County. The Witness to War project is recording the stories of about thirty local veterans. More>>
A new trial has been set for a man convicted of raping a woman outside the Shoppes at Innsbrook last year.
Richmond Police credit Facebook with helping them identify a man they say stole $15,000 worth of copper planters from the Jefferson Hotel last week. More>>
Police have released a photo of a person of interest in a Henrico Food Lion shooting Monday evening. A security guard was shot in the neck. More>>
Chesterfield Police are investigating a road rage incident after a woman says a man on a motorcycle violently kicked and dented her car at an intersection on Midlothian Turnpike. More>>