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    Petersburg Community Holds Candlelight Vigil for Four People Found Dead in Fire Video included

    The Petersburg community held a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember the four family members that were found dead in a house fire last Saturday. More>>

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    Alarming Trend: Dishonest Use of 'Service Dogs' Video included

    Many service dogs work hard to look after their keepers. But an alarming trend is emerging: people using "service dogs" that aren't legitimate. More>>

    8News Investigates: Exploding Targets

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    Just because some Central Virginians want more bang during target practice, anyone can get their hands on a dangerous explosive. More>>

    Rocketts Landing Condos Up for Auction Video included

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    Riverfront condos at closeout prices: Rocketts Landing is putting 25 units on the auction block at a fraction of the original cost. More>>

    FDA Proposes Regulation on Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors Video included

    E-cigarettes are marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, but critics call the variety of flavors and devices a ploy to draw in kids. More>>

    RIR, Fans Prepare for Weekend’s NASCAR Race Video included

    The big race at Richmond International Raceway is still a few days away, but fans are already making themselves at home by the racetrack. More>>

    Sources: No Charges Will Be Filed in Jamisha Gilbert Death Video included

    Sources say that no charges will be filed in connection with the death of 18-year-old Jamisha Gilbert. More>>

    8News Reporter Announces New Baby with Taylor Swift Parody Video

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    ABC 8News Senior Reporter Nate Eaton and his wife, Erica, announce their new baby by singing 'We are having, having, having another baby' in a Taylor Swift parody. More>>

    Richmond Police Gets New Bomb Dog Video included

    Shelby and her master Officer Mark Castillo met a few weeks ago when the Richmond Police Department was searching for a new explosives dog.
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    Girl Surprises Michelle Obama With Unemployed Dad’s Resume

    One little girl, a guest at the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” seized the opportunity to get her father’s resume into some powerful hands on Thursday. More>>

    Parents Stunned by ‘Big and Beautiful’ 14-Pound Newborn

    A Massachusetts couple is recovering after welcoming an unexpectedly large bundle of joy. More>>

    Reddit User Posts About Missing Mom, Other Redditor Finds Her

    A woman with Alzheimer’s who went missing this week in New York City was located and reconnected to her family by the work of Reddit users. More>>

    10-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapper by Repeatedly Singing Gospel Song

    A 10-year-old in Atlanta escaped a kidnapper in the most improbable way.
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    Most Bizarre Baby Name ... Ever?

    How far would you go to ensure your baby’s name stands out? More>>

    Georgia Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns in Schools, Churches, Bars

    Starting July 1, people in Georgia can bring firearms into bars, libraries, churches and even some government buildings that don’t already have door security.
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    It’s Legal to Sell Pot in Colorado, But Not If You’re in 4th Grade

    Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. More>>

    Wegmans to Build Stores in Midlothian, Short Pump Video included

    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. announced in a press release on Wednesday morning that the family-owned chain will soon build two supermarkets in the Richmond area. More>>

    Man Pleads Guilty to Fatally Shooting Horse

    A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a horse on a Chesterfield County farm last June. More>>

    Breakthrough Treatment for Some Allergy Sufferers Video included

    Allergy season is underway in Richmond, and finally there's new hope for patients especially sensitive to grass pollen. Grastek was just approved by the FDA on April 14, and it arrived at Richmond Allergy & Asthma Specialists in the West End today. More>>

    Baby Giraffe Born at Metro Richmond Zoo Video included

    The Metro Richmond Zoo welcomed a new member to their family earlier this week. A baby giraffe was born, and hundreds of zoo visitors were able to watch it live. More>>

    ‘Suspicious Person’ Prompts Lockdown at Orange Co. Schools

    Gordon-Barbour Elementary School in Gordonsville will remain in a “modified lockdown” for the remainder of the school day Wednesday. More>>

    Woman Undergoes Plastic Surgery for Perfect 'Selfie'

    How far would you go for the perfect pic?
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    Richmond International Raceway Prepares for Saturday’s Race

    Preparation is underway at the Richmond International Raceway for this weekend's NASCAR race events. Preparation is underway at the Richmond International Raceway for this weekend's NASCAR race events.

    In just under a week, the lights will be bright at the Richmond International Raceway and the track will be ready for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  

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    Chesterfield Police Search for Armed Robbers Video included

    Chesterfield County Police are searching for two men who robbed two people in a convenience store parking lot at gunpoint on Tuesday night. More>>

    Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Race Conscious College Admissions Video included

    A divided Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on race conscious admissions policies at public universities Tuesday, reversing a lower court decision that had struck down the ban on equal protection grounds. More>>

    Chris Brown Assault Trial Set to Begin Wednesday

    After a two-day delay the assault trial for singer and Virginia native Chris Brown is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Washington, but his attorneys might try to postpone it further. More>>

    Pennsylvania Patient Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Heroin From ICU Bed Video included

    A Pennsylvania woman will be charged with allegedly dealing heroin from her bed in the intensive care unit of a Pittsburgh area hospital. More>>

    DEPUTIES: Couple Left Kids Home Alone, Burglarized Yorktown ABC Store

    According to York-Poquoson authorities, a couple is facing several charges after leaving their three children home alone while they burglarized an ABC store. More>>

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