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>>
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>>
The Rascal Flatts' Rewind Tour is coming to Richmond in September, featuring a very special guest: Kellie Pickler! 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>>
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 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>>
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>>
Students at AP Hill Elementary and Peabody Middle School are getting ready to go to school year-round for the first time. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie squared off for the first time in person.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
In the middle of Thursday’s thunderstorms over our area, one Colonial Heights church suffered significant damage from a lightning. No one was injured.It happened at Swift Creek Baptist Church on Branders Bridge Road.“We don't know exactly if it struck the building, or if it struck a power box in the area that caused the surge to the building,” said Lt. Jason Elmore with Chesterfield Fire EMS.Lt. Elmore says they do know the lightning caused a surge in an outlet in one of the rooms, causing a... More>>
Virginia State Police confirm that two people have died after a tornado ripped through an Eastern Shore campground Thursday morning. More>>
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>>
An Oklahoma man waiting for his fiance outside a local Walmart pulled out his cellphone when he saw a suspected shoplifter, and now video of their encounter has gone viral. More>>
The Washington Redskins will begin practicing in Richmond Thursday morning and 8News Senior Reporter Nate Eaton found the ultimate superfan. More>>
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>>
Several residents of Kings Charter came out to the Hanover County Board of Supervisor's meeting Wednesday night in opposition to plans to build a new grocery store, rumored to be Walmart."None of us really feel like kings charter goes with Walmart. We want a rural experience but we really don't want that in the entrance of our neighborhood and everything that comes with it,” said Darya Suleske, a resident.The plans call for a grocery store, pharmacy and gas station with an entrance right acro... More>>
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, the man convicted of abducting and killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, was given two life sentences in her death on Wednesday. More>>
Richmond Police are trying to figure out who stole a handicap ramp from a non-profit, community print shop in the fan. More>>
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.
A Spotsylvania woman says she was asked to remove her clothes and try on a uniform during a job interview. Weeks later, during her second interview, she discovered a hidden camera had been filming her the whole time.
The Washington Redskins are in Richmond...here's our complete coverage of training camp! More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Authorities are saying that 11-year-old Niesha Keices-Lynn Powell has been found safe. More>>
A North Carolina mayor is making national headlines for a three hundred mile walk he's making to Washington, D.C. More>>
Fire investigators haven't pinpointed the exact cause of the fire, but they do believe an electrical problem caused the blaze that swept through a home in Ashland just before six o'clock this morning. More>>
A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy battling cancer said all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards. More>>
The Washington Redskins players and coaches report to camp tomorrow to accommodate themselves to the city they will call home for the next two and a half weeks. Here are five storylines to keep an eye on while you're watching the team train for the 2014 season. More>>
Police are investigating, after a man was shot and killed while standing outside a Henrico McDonald's Sunday evening. On Tuesday, police released surveillance photos of persons of interest in the crime. More>>
Richmond Police are searching for four people named as persons of interest in a robbery and aggravated assault near VCU this past weekend.
American air carriers have suspended flights from the United Stated to Israel "for a period of up to 24 hours" after the FAA issued a warning in response to a rocket strike this morning near Tel Aviv's main airport, officials said. More>>
Every morning, Lauren Boebert starts the day by getting ready for work. She puts on her make-up, fixes her near-perfect hair, and puts on a sparkly belt.But the 27-year-old mother of four isn’t fully dressed until she straps on her loaded 9 mm semiautomatic handgun. More>>
After a young woman was stabbed multiple times on a GRTC bus Monday afternoon, two sisters charged in the crime were arraigned Tuesday in Richmond. More>>
In a letter from the Department of School Nutrition Services, Richmond Public Schools announced it will offer no-cost breakfast and lunch to students through a new program, Community Eligibility Provision.
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>>
Have you had issues with the City of Richmond's website? Rick Tatnall has, and he wants to do something about it. 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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
One person is dead after an early Sunday morning crash on I-95 Southbound near Bells Road in Richmond. 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>>
On Friday, Blair Dacey was found guilty of second murder and guilty of assault and battery in the beating death of Rusty Mack. More>>
There's no question, business is booming in Henrico County. 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>>
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft More>>
The Richmond Flying Squirrels are soaring into the second half of the season! Currently in first place of the Western Division in the Eastern League, the Squirrels are at a season best 17 games over .500 on their record, which stands at 57-40. 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>>
Dozens of people walk, run and bike by Wyndham Lake every day, but Wednesday, the sight of dead fish and the smell, stopped them in their tracks.“We started riding like around the lake and there were only like two or three and then we kept going and they are like all around the edge. It's crazy,” said Haley Kirby.About 3,000 dead fish washed up onto the lake's shore."Then I saw more and more and I was shocked,” said Rick Vetrone, a resident.So what caused all the fish to die? The Department o... 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 jury composed of five men and eight women was selected Wednesday in the trial of Margaret "Blair" Dacey. Dacey is the last of four suspects originally charged in the beating death of Colonial Heights man Rusty Mack. 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>>
An Ohio father asked the online community on Reddit to help him remember his newborn daughter without the tubes she was dependent on for the six weeks they spent together.
The city of Richmond introduced proposed plans to make Floyd Avenue more biker and walker friendly. More>>
Fairfield Court public housing in Richmond is just a few months away from having a very unique addition: a professional bike track including jumps, bumps and other obstacles. More>>
After a police officer saw him sleeping behind the wheel of a Jeep, a man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. A four-year-old-girl was found in the backseat of the vehicle. More>>
A second arrest has been made in an East End shooting on June 24 that left a man dead; police are still searching for a third suspect.
On Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Hanover doctor Michael Carlson on an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of Meg Menzies. More>>
First there was friendship. Then there was romance. After that there was marriage.And now, at what would have been a few weeks from her senior year in college, Christian Minard finds herself expelled from school
Early Tuesday morning, a man ran into a West Broad Street Starbucks and assaulted two women who were working at the store. More>>
New Orleans Saints cheerleader Kriste Lewis has the moves to rival any NFL cheerleader, but there are two things that set her apart. More>>
A tractor trailer hauling a full load of butter struck an embankment and flipped onto its side early Tuesday morning, snarling traffic on Interstate 95 south near Chamberlayne Avenue. More>>
Albermarle County Police are searching for a woman last seen Saturday at Carter Mountain Orchard. More>>
Investigators are tracking several leads to determine who set an elementary school's playground on fire over the weekend. More>>
The sweat drips down Terry Bartley’s forehead, his cheeks, his neck. The North Carolina man sits in his car with the windows rolled up. The temperature outside reaches the upper 80s.
Two Richmond-based entrepreneurs are making it their mission to create the first-ever 3-D image map of the James River! More>>
There is still no sign of a mother who went missing in Lancaster County more than a week ago. More>>
After designer eyeglass frames worth several hundred dollars were stolen from a Westhampton Station business, police are looking for the person responsible.
Police are seeking a person of interest in connection to the theft of six copper planters from the Jefferson Hotel last week. More>>
The distraught sister of missing Chesterfield mother Zulma Pabon spoke to the public Monday, saying "we need her back," and urging anyone with information about where her sister may be to come forward. More>>
Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work. More>>
Richmond City Council is set to vote on a plan for a controversial high-rise complex tonight. Critics say the apartments will destroy a historic view of the River City. More>>
A Tennessee woman is the first to be charged under a new state law that specifically makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant, calling it "assault." More>>
It will be a partly sunny, hot and humid day with highs in the middle 90s. A weak cold front to our north and west will help to create some thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Almost four months later, David and Grace Gallagher now know what caused the death of their 16-year-old daughter Cameron Gallagher: A heart condition called cardiac arrhythmia."Which is a condition where the electrical impulses in your heart stop. And that happened right after the race," said David Gallagher.Cameron had just completed the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach when she suddenly collapsed. She later died in the hospital."Grace and I are convinced that this was something of a... More>>
A Pittsylvania County teen abducted last week has been found safe, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office. More>>
Nearly 35-thousand people celebrated Hanover's famous fruit on Saturday at the 36th annual Hanover Tomato Festival. More>>
Almost three months after the quadruple homicide in the home off Harding Street, the Petersburg community is still looking for justice. “We just want our loved ones to know that we have not forgotten them. We are seeking justice for them, and we are not going to let this be another cold case,” said Ronell Washington, a family member.Washington's aunt Pauline Wilkins and three other family members, including a two-year-old boy, were found dead after a house fire on April 19.Alexander Hill Jr.,... More>>
Residents are fed up with massive piles of trash left near Woodland Cemetery in Richmond.Russell Harris, the groundkeeper, has been maintaining the land for more than two decades. On top of landscaping and organizing funerals, he also has to worry about that trash dumped right outside of the gates on Magnolia Rd."It's a bad situation that can stop,” he said.The most recent trash pile is made of two mattresses and furniture, a small pile compared to what was there just a few weeks ago.“Six mat... More>>
Are you planning to hit the road this summer with your kids? Are you "road trip ready?" There are a few things you can do to make the trip more enjoyable for everyone.
A man has been arrested and charged in connection to a deadly shooting at an Amelia County house party on July 6.
It started as a side project in the basement of a local physician's home, but now it has evolved into a place where people can go when they need help. The Mission of Hope International Compassion Center officially opened in a shopping center on Hull Street last summer. More>>
Hanover County is preparing to welcome thousands of people from across the state for its 36th Annual Hanover Tomato Festival, kicking off on Saturday, July 12. More>>
Police say it appears a young woman became trapped as she tried to stop her car from rolling downhill Friday morning; she was pronounced dead at the scene. More>>
(ABC) The Detroit boy who was allegedly kept hidden in the family's basement has told authorities that stepmother would punch him and threaten to make him disappear, according to a petition filed in Wayne County Court.
The summer travel season is well underway and many people in our area will be grabbing a bite at the airport before boarding flights out of town. But how safe is the food that they're ordering?
A man who allegedly took pictures of a woman from underneath her skirt inside a West Broad Street WaWa has been arrested.
At a press conference Friday morning, Chesterfield Police released new information surrounding the disappearance of Chesterfield woman Zulma L. Pabon.
On Thursday evening, the Henrico Planning Commission approved a plan to bring the store to Short Pump. More>>
Chesterfield Police are issuing a warning after a mother's purse is stolen while shopping at a local mall.
Raquel and Louis Sierra are brothers who hugged this month for the first time in 37 years. More>>
In a statement released Thursday, the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has ruled the June 23 shooting death of Dominique S. Mangram a justifiable homicide. More>>
Each week, 8News Meteorologist Tim Pandajis explores different day trip spots in our area; you can get to most of them on just a tank a gas! This week, Tim visited Yorktown. More>>
Two men are being sought by Richmond Police in connection with an East End homicide on June 24.
SPRING, Texas (AP) - A man is in custody after police say he went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically. More>>
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- An American who co-authored the book "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona" became one of their victims Wednesday when he was one of two men gored at the festival.Bill Hillmann, a 32-year-old from Chicago and a longtime participant in the nine-day Pamplona street party, was gored twice in the right thigh during one of the daily bull runs, organizers said on their website.The injury was serious but not life-threatening, the Navarra regional government said in a ... More>>
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY - The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Tuesday afternoon, July 8, at 3:19 p.m. to 1114 Starview Lane for the report of a structure fire. Fire crews arrived to find a two -story house with heavy fire coming from the rear of the home. It took crews approximately 35 minutes to get the fire under control. There were no injuries.The Chesterfield County Fire Marshal's Office and Police Department are investigating this fire as arson... More>>
Lawyers and citizens are calling for some Petersburg police officers to be arrested.Lawyers, after 19-year-old Devin Thomas was arrested. More>>
Discipline can help you accomplish your goals. And at one boxing gym in Richmond, a man is helping teens reach them and drop dozens of pounds while winning multiple championships. More>>
The NFL announced today that Washington Redskins Safety Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy. More>>
A woman and five children were injured when the SUV they were riding inside crashed and overturned near the intersection of South Crater Road and Prince George Drive Wednesday afternoon. More>>
A plan to remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on Washington and Lee University's campus is drawing mixed reactions from members of the community. More>>
After a cell phone was stolen from a Northside restaurant, Richmond Police are seeking the public's help to find a person of interest in the crime.
On the hottest day of the year, a special needs camp was forced to shut its doors and remained closed Wednesday: nameless thieves stole its air conditioning unit. More>>
On Wednesday afternoon, a car rammed into the utility box of the Colonial Heights Courthouse, causing the building to lose power. The driver was injured in the crash. More>>
Allen Bargfrede said he was jumping into the shower when he spotted a tiny tick on his ankle that would change his life.
After a west Broad Street store clerk was robbed a gunpoint Monday evening, three suspects were arrested. Thanks to assistance from the community, a fourth suspect who had been at large was arrested Wednesday morning. More>>
New evidence has been revealed in the murder case of eight-year-old Richmond boy Marty Cobb. More>>
An early morning police pursuit ended when a man crashed crashed his car into a tree while fleeing from police Wednesday. More>>
"I got it...I got it!" With those words, little Kayden Kinckle has become a social media sensation. A video showing the little boy taking his first steps using a prosthetic leg is quickly going viral. More>>
Chesterfield Fire Department crews are battling a house fire in the 100 block of Starview Lane; part of the roof has collapsed due to the intense blaze. More>>
The woman accused of abandoning her baby on crowded New York City subway platform told police she is homeless and couldn't handle being a mother. More>>
Traffic was backed up for more than seven miles early Tuesday afternoon after a crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 64 in New Kent County.
Americans love roller coasters -- until something goes wrong. More>>
A teen has vanished in Henrico County, and police need your help to find her. On Tuesday, police classified the disappearance as suspicious. More>>
The City of Richmond is opening two cooling shelters to help residents escape the extreme heat slated to blanket our area the next few days. More>>
Despite the heat, many of us will be spending time outdoors over the next few days, whether it's to work or exercise. Here are a few tips to keep you safe in this week's extreme heat. More>>
(CNN) - A Kentucky woman claims saying the phrase "Have a blessed day" to customers got her fired from her bank teller job.Polly Neace, a bank teller from Kentucky, doesn't just go to church on Sundays.
Our forecast high is 99° and when you factor in the humidity it will feel like its near 105°.
Henrico Policeare searching for a teen who went missing Monday evening. More>>
The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority wants to pay to have more police officers patrol neighborhoods the organization manages. More>>
Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when you have Joan Rivers around?
Cuba: Even though it's fewer than one hundred miles from the Florida coast, most Americans have only seen pictures of the colorful country.
The pilot of a single-engine plane killed when it crashed in Middlesex County Sunday has been identified. A passenger int he plane was also injured. More>>
The case against a teenager accused of killing a Richmond boy earlier this year appeared in court Monday morning. More>>
Donut fans, rejoice: Duck Donuts has found a new home in Richmond, in the Shops at Willow Lawn. More>>
Just after 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the area of the 20400 block of Williams Street for a loud party call.Further investigation revealed that a subject had been shot and had already been taken to the hospital. The victim, an adult male, was located at Southside Regional Hospital, where he is now in stable condition. Police continue their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime... More>>
Sunday morning at about 12:15am the Amelia County Sheriff's office received a 911 call about a shooting that had occurred in the 7000 block of Cheathams Rd. The victim, identified as De'aris lewis, 21 of Prince Edward, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Chesterfield where is was pronounced dead. The Amelia County Sheriff's office is actively investigating this incident and are asking the publics help in finding the suspect how was responsible for this homicide. So if you have any info... More>>
Police have arrested Lloyd Travis Vann, 27, and Joseph Brown, 21, in connection with a malicious wounding that occurred in the 9400 block of Shiloh Drive on Saturday. Just after 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 5th, police responded to the area of 9400 block of Shiloh Drive for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.Upon arrival, officers located Jonathan West, 22, in a vehicle. West, who lives in the area, had been shot by a known suspect while driving in his vehicle. He was transported to an a... More>>
Hundreds of people came out Libby Hill Park to enjoy the James River fireworks show Saturday night. But a group of residents are worried that view will be gone forever if a proposed plan to build a high-rise building on Pear Street becomes reality.It’s is something a group of residents have been fighting for a while. The Pear St. Project would include a 13 to 16-story building by Tobacco Row.“It’s used a lot. There are weddings held here almost every weekend during nice weather. and people co... More>>
Virginia Lottery officials are warning residents about a recent scam. The scammers are calling residents, saying they've won the jackpot---but they're really after their money. More>>
LITTLETON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old Midlothian, Virginia, man has died after an apparent accident on a rope swing at Lake Gaston. Halifax County deputies said Alex Habel was using the rope to swing into the lake near Littleton when he was found dead on a rock around 3 p.m. Friday. Deputies and agents with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are still trying to determine how Habel died.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) More>>
Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office and officials are investigating, after a seven-year-old girl drowned in a lake just before a 4th of July fireworks show. More>>
RICHMOND - Virginia State Police spent Friday evening (July 4) searching for a pursuit suspect who jumped off a bridge between Colonial Heights and Petersburg. At 5:39 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper W.K. Johnson was traveling along the Boulevard in Colonial Heights when he observed an equipment violation on a passing vehicle. The trooper activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle's driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated.One minute later as t... More>>
Airports can be hectic with their long lines and quick connections, but there's a place at Richmond International where military travelers can escape from it all. The USO Center is tucked away in a corner on the lower level, not too far from baggage claim. It welcomes active duty military members, their families and retirees. More>>
A Chesterfield boy is in police custody, after he allegedly shot a dog at point-blank range Thursday. More>>
Happy Independence Day! Looking for a great place to celebrate and see some fireworks with your family? Check out this list of local 4th of July events. More>>
A man and woman were shot in the 2100 block of Creighton Court Thursday afternoon; the woman is now hospitalized with life-threatening condition. More>>
One woman was sent to the hospital after a house fire in the East End of Henrico Thursday afternoon.
If plans for your backyard barbecue or your favorite fireworks show are a bust because of the iffy weather, you're probably looking for another way to spend your 4th of July. Today 8News stopped by two area attractions welcoming holiday guests rain or shine. More>>
Arthur is headed right for the Carolina coastline and will get there in the wee hours of the night. Top winds now are 90mph but signs are that it could increase to 100-105mph by early tomorrow morning.
An explosion rattled 5th Street late Wednesday night, sending three manhole covers flying into the air. More>>
Summer is a popular time to cruise around the city on two wheels, but it's also a prime time for thieves to target bicycles.
On Thursday, Gov. McAuliffe announced several new appointees to his administration; among them, Senator Henry Marsh was named as the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverages control board. More>>
Morgan Dean takes a look at what's coming to theaters this weekend as the Transformer robots are back for a fourth chapter. More>>
After a rise of shed break-ins, Richmond Police gives tips on how to keep your property safe.
After a rise of shed break-ins, Richmond Police gives tips on how to keep your property safe.
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>>
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>>
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles.Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in the fall.After Harrison's 2001 death in Los Angeles, the pine was planted near Griffith Observatory. A small plaque at the base commemorates the guitarist and songwriter, who had a deep apprecia... 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>>
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 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>>
On July 1st, a couple from Walton, NY traveling back home from vacationing in North Carolina discovered a surprise stowaway in their engine compartment. While stopping for gas off of Interstate 95, the Haggerty family overheard an unusual sound coming from their engine compartment. The noise was the "meow" of a 5 week old kitten who had decided to leave her North Carolina roots to find greener pastures in Virginia. Thanks to the help of the attendant at the gas station, Carolina, who was unha... More>>
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.Argentina had created more chances, but failed to really test Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer throughout the 120 minutes of regulation and extra time.The win is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won ... More>>
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.The Orange County Register reports Friday 76-year-old Jack McGuire of Santa Ana caught a 482-pound Pacific halibut.McGuire struggled for 40 minutes before the giant fish was reeled in.His catch outweighs the 459-pound Pacific halibut caught in Alaska in 1996 that is the world record, but it doesn't meet International Game Fish Association regulations. The halibut was shot, then harpooned befo... More>>
CLINTWOOD, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal campground accident in which a vehicle hit two women sitting near a fire pit. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the 2009 Jeep Cherokee went into the Pound River after it struck the women at the Pound River Campground in Dickenson County. Geller says in a news release that witnesses told investigators the vehicle's accelerator stuck as it was pulling into a campsite. Sixty-year-old Norma Jean Kendrick of Clintwood... More>>
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A fresh delivery is on its way to the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched a cargo ship Sunday from the Virginia coast. Daylight limited visibility, but sky-gazers from North Carolina to New Jersey still had a shot at seeing the rising rocket. The unmanned capsule, called Cygnus, contains more than 3,000 pounds of supplies, much of it food. Also on board: mini-satellites, science samples and experimental exercise outfits. NASA says the new t... More>>
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The World Cup ends Sunday with a marquee match-up, Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics.As the winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany defender Philipp Lahm will hold aloft the most recognized trophy in sports in front of 74,000 spectators at the Maracana Stadium, the world-famous football venue nestled among Rio de Janeiro's hills, high-rises and favelas.Even ... More>>
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The National Park Service has scheduled events this weekend through Tuesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Maggie L. Walker, the pioneering businesswoman. An art show and tour are among the activities scheduled at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in downtown Richmond and nearby. Most of the events are aimed at children and families. On Tuesday, a celebration of Walker's life will be held at a Jackson Ward church and conclude with a processio... More>>
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has raised more than $37,000 from a crowdfunding Internet site.Zack "Danger" Brown, of Columbus, says he's now considering throwing a huge public potato-salad party with the money, which started pouring in after his request took on a life of its own.Six days into the campaign, he's raised money from more than 3,400 backers worldwide.The 31-year-old co-owner of a software company says... More>>