The man charged in connection to the death of 8-year-old Marty Cobb has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before the case will move forward.That action came down when Mairese Washington made his appearance in Richmond City Circuit Court Thursday morning. Washington has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, and strangulation for his part in the May 1 death of 8-year-old Cobb and the sexual assault of Cobb's 12-year-old sister.The family of the Cobb ... More>>
The House of Representatives approved a resolution to authorize Speaker John Boehner to initiate litigation against the president. More>>
Mayor Dwight Jones campaigned for his Shockoe Bottom development plan at a community meeting Wednesday night in Southside Richmond. More>>
Get a check on your weather this morning to know what to expect when walking out the door.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired two years ago over a blog in which she called students "disengaged, lazy whiners."
Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) called on Republican leaders today to insist on the resignation of the GOP treasurer, Bob FitzSimmonds. FitzSimmonds posted controversial remarks on Facebook about Muslims after President Obama released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for "building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy." More>>
Hanover County Circuit Court Judge J. Overton Harris stepped down this afternoon from overseeing the Meg Menzies involuntary manslaughter case. More>>
Yvette Hairston, 40, was charged with concealment of a dead body Wednesday, after she assisted hiding her step-sister's body when she was murdered. More>>
Jonnie Williams is on the stand first thing this morning as day 4 of the McDonnell corruption trial rolls on.Following lengthy testimony yesterday from Williams' personal assistant Jerri Fulkerson, Bobby McDonnell, former governor McDonnell's son, took the stand and discussed his interactions with Star Scientific CEO Williams.Bobby mentioned that Williams sent him a golf bag, golf clubs, and shoes. He said his father told him to give them back, that the gifts were "excessive."While on the sta... More>>
TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield.Police say the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hurt... More>>
Parents, when you send your child off to summer camp, you probably assume it’s safe. But how much do you really know about the camp and its counselors?
A Richmond man will serve 20 years behind bars for the murder of 20-year-old Samantha Myers.
An area non-profit is partnering with Richmond Public Schools to honor teachers and give them a chance to have their work published in a local magazine. More>>
ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of negative comments about domestic abuse. More>>
Dominion Power has confirmed that more than 2,000 people in Lakeside are without power this morning. More>>
8News Senior Reporter Nate Eaton join a Richmond Police sting operation with undercover cops as they crack down on prostitution in your neighborhood.
Another Nice Day with Less Humidity* Upper 80's Tomorrow, Humidity Returns* Storm Chances Friday into the WeekendWe've started off with comfortable temperatures this morning. Overnight, a few sprinkles of rain did come through the area overnight, but have since passed.Humidity will be on the low side today, with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 80's. Overall, another comfortable day as a bonus from yesterday!Clouds will move in overnight and lows will be in the low to mid-6... More>>
Two separate shootings overnight have sent 2 victims to the hospital. Police responded to call for a car accident in the 2400 block of Cleary Road last night just after 11. Before police arrived to the scene, they got another call about a shooting in the same area. The victim was sent to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Another shooting in Henrico caught police attention around 12:30 this morning on Alma Avenue, near Laburnum. The victim was also taken to VCU Medical Ce... More>>
A new test can better pinpoint trouble spots and lead to a quicker prostate cancer diagnosis. UroNav uses a combination of MRI and Ultrasound. Unlike traditional biopsies that take twelve samples, UroNav allows doctors to identify and remove only what looks irregular. More>>
Controversy over a school mascot is dividing students at a Henrico high school. More>>
An elderly man who went missing from his Henrico home Tuesday morning has been found in Isle of Wight.
A gun activist group is organizing events to exercise their rights, armed with unloaded guns in a local shopping area.
The United States will unleash a new round of sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>
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>>
Debra Fisher's attorney announced a lawsuit they plan to pursue against Petersburg Police.
Investigators from Hanover Sheriff’s Office and Henrico Police have determined that there may be a connection between robberies at 2 separate pharmacies. More>>
The heaviest bombardment in the three-week conflict killed at least 60 in Gaza overnight. More>>
Wow, what a difference! The humidity broke yesterday and the weather feels amazing. More>>
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>>
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More>>
The Rascal Flatts' Rewind Tour is coming to Richmond in September, featuring a very special guest: Kellie Pickler! More>>
Police are still looking for the suspect involved in a pharmacy robbery on Charter Gate Drive. More>>
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.
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>>
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>>
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