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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.

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

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A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Lightning Damages Colonial Heights Church, No Injuries

A lightning strike caused fire to break out inside Swift Creek Baptist Church in Colonial Heights A lightning strike caused fire to break out inside Swift Creek Baptist Church in Colonial Heights
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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>>

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>>

Smartphone Video Goes Viral, Helps Nab Walmart Shoplifter

Anthony Smith's smartphone video helped police track down the man seen stealing items from an Oklahoma Walmart. (Photo: Facebook/Anthony Smith) Anthony Smith's smartphone video helped police track down the man seen stealing items from an Oklahoma Walmart. (Photo: Facebook/Anthony Smith)
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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>>

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>>

Hanover Board Approves Plans to Build Possible Walmart, Residents Upset Video included

Residents spoke out against the plans to build a Walmart that includes a grocery store, pharmacy and gas station. Residents spoke out against the plans to build a Walmart that includes a grocery store, pharmacy and gas station.
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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>>

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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Woman Tries on Uniform During Job Interview, Finds Hidden Camera

Mark Allan Haynes is currently in jail, charged with  unlawfully videotaping or photographing a person in a state of undress and without their consent. (Photo: Spotsyvania Sheriff's Office) Mark Allan Haynes is currently in jail, charged with unlawfully videotaping or photographing a person in a state of undress and without their consent. (Photo: Spotsyvania Sheriff's Office)
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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.
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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>>

Missing 11 year Old Found Safe In Emporia Video included

Niesha Keices-Lynn Powell, 11, was last seen at her Emporia home on Tuesday morning around 7:30 a.m. If you have information about her location, call Greensville Co. Sheriff's Office at 434-348-4200. Photo: Greensville Co. Sheriff's Office Niesha Keices-Lynn Powell, 11, was last seen at her Emporia home on Tuesday morning around 7:30 a.m. If you have information about her location, call Greensville Co. Sheriff's Office at 434-348-4200. Photo: Greensville Co. Sheriff's Office
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Authorities are saying that 11-year-old  Niesha Keices-Lynn Powell has been found safe. More>>

NC Mayor Makes Strides in Fight for Medicaid Video included

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A North Carolina mayor is making national headlines for a three hundred mile walk he's making to Washington, D.C. More>>

Family Mourns Elderly Woman Who Died in Hanover House Fire Video included

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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>>

Thousands Fulfill Danny's Simple Birthday Wish

Want to help fulfill Danny's birthday wish? Send him a card: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035. (Photo: Facebook/Danny's Warriors) Want to help fulfill Danny's birthday wish? Send him a card: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035. (Photo: Facebook/Danny's Warriors)
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A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy battling cancer said all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards. More>>

Redskins in RVA: Five Storylines to Look for During Training Camp

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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>>

PHOTOS: Surveillance Images of Persons of Interest in McDonald's Homicide Video included

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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>>

Four Persons of Interest Sought in Richmond Robbery

Have you seen any of these men? They are persons of interest in a Richmond robbery; call 804-780-1000 if you have information. Have you seen any of these men? They are persons of interest in a Richmond robbery; call 804-780-1000 if you have information.
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Richmond Police are searching for four people named as persons of interest in a robbery and aggravated assault near VCU this past weekend.
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FAA Suspends All U.S. Flights to Israel for 24 Hours

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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>>

As They Serve Meals, Restaurant Staff Encouraged to 'Open Carry'

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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>>

Two Sisters Charged In GRTC Stabbing Video included

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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>>

Richmond Public Schools Offer Free Breakfast, Lunch Video included

The CEP program will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students in Richmond Public Schools. (Photo: Associated Press) The CEP program will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students in Richmond Public Schools. (Photo: Associated Press)
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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.
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Restaurants Offer Discounts During Redskins Training Camp

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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>>

Group Wants to Expose City of Richmond's Website Problems Video included

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Have you had issues with the City of Richmond's website? Rick Tatnall has, and he wants to do something about it. More>>

Mental Health Panel Headed by Deeds Holds First Meeting

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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>>

Woman, 21, Pleads Guilty in Murder of Samantha Myers

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According to court documents, a 21-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Samantha Myers.
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McCollum Announces Intention to Run for Marsh's Seat Video included

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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>>

Increased TSA Fee Jacks Up the Price of Flights Video included

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The price of your next flight is going up -- but the airlines aren't to blame this time. More>>

Father Finds Man Abusing Son, Beats Him Unconscious

Raymond Frolander, 18, faces a charge of sexual battery of a child. Raymond Frolander, 18, faces a charge of sexual battery of a child.
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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 Host Kickoff for 'National Night Out'

National Night Out is August 5, when residents are encouraged to have block parties and meet Chesterfield safety officials National Night Out is August 5, when residents are encouraged to have block parties and meet Chesterfield safety officials
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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>>

Israel Says 13 Soldiers Killed In Gaza Fight

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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>>

Police: Movie, TV Legend James Garner Dies

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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>>

Victim Identified in Richmond Fatal Motorcycle Accident on I-95

One person is dead after an early Sunday morning crash on I-95 Southbound near Bells Road in Richmond. More>>

Emporia Community Promises to Rebuild After Church Fire

A fire destroyed the back part of Calvary Baptist Church in Emporia A fire destroyed the back part of Calvary Baptist Church in Emporia
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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>>

Driver Dies in Early Morning Crash

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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 Battle Church Fire in Emporia

Smoke bellows from the fire at the Calvary Church in Emporia. Smoke bellows from the fire at the Calvary Church in Emporia.
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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>>

Blair Dacey Found Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder, Assault and Battery Video included

Blair Dacey is the final person to stand trial in the brutal beating death of Colonial Heights man Rusty Mack. She was found guilty of 2nd-degree murder and assault & battery in Mack's death. Blair Dacey is the final person to stand trial in the brutal beating death of Colonial Heights man Rusty Mack. She was found guilty of 2nd-degree murder and assault & battery in Mack's death.
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On Friday, Blair Dacey was found guilty of second murder and guilty of assault and battery in the beating death of Rusty Mack. More>>

New Developments: Business is Booming in Henrico County Video included

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There's no question, business is booming in Henrico County. More>>

Henrico Development Brings Traffic Concerns Video included

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Henrico County is experiencing a growth spurt. There are 321,374 residents in the county! More>>

Henrico County Offers Plenty of Summer Attractions Video included

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Henrico County tourism officials are in the middle of a busy summer for visitors. More>>

Man, 80, Traps Burglar In Bathroom Until Police Arrive Video included

When Herman Carter found an intruder in his bathroom, he held him captive until police arrived. When Herman Carter found an intruder in his bathroom, he held him captive until police arrived.
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"He couldn't get away because my grip exceeded his," 80-year-old Herman Carter explained calmly. More>>

Petersburg Police Chief Speaks on Alleged Attack by Officers Video included

Devin Thomas (center) stands with his attorneys. Devin Thomas (center) stands with his attorneys.
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Petersburg’s police chief is finally speaking out about accusations that one of his officers attacked a young man. More>>

Washington Redskins Announce Ticket Lottery for Fan Appreciation Day, Patriots Practices

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In a surprising announcement, the Washington Redskins announced a ticket lottery for both Fan Appreciation Day and the Redskins-Patriots joint practice sessions. More>>

8News on the Move: LIVE from RIR Amphitheater!

On Friday, we're broadcasting LIVE from the RIR Ampitheater...don't miss out on all the action! On Friday, we're broadcasting LIVE from the RIR Ampitheater...don't miss out on all the action!
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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.
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Del. Morrissey Gets Trial Date in Teen Sex Crimes Case

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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>>

Angry Residents: What Can Halt Prostitution on Richmond's Southside? Video included

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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>>

3 Meerkat Pups Born at Metro Richmond Zoo

3 meerkat pups were born at the Metro Richmond Zoo on June 25. They recently opened their eyes and emerged! (Photos: Metro Richmond Zoo) 3 meerkat pups were born at the Metro Richmond Zoo on June 25. They recently opened their eyes and emerged! (Photos: Metro Richmond Zoo)
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An animal family at the Metro Richmond Zoo recently expanded: a meerkat mom gave birth to three adorable pups! More>>

Police Seek Men Who Tried to Rob Richmond Hotel

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Two men who attempted to rob a hotel last Sunday are now being sought by police. More>>

Three Indicted in Murder of Richmond Jewelry Store Clerk Video included

Paul Townes, Jr., Jermeaka Gorham and Anthony Lenard have all been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the death of Muhammad Baig in May. Paul Townes, Jr., Jermeaka Gorham and Anthony Lenard have all been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the death of Muhammad Baig in May.
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Three people have been indicted in the May murder of a downtown Richmond jewelry store clerk, according to court documents. More>>

Death of Rusty Mack: Day 2 of Blair Dacey Trial Video included

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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>>

Open Letter Supports Shockoe Baseball Plan Video included

This open letter, posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, lists several groups as supporters of the controversial Shockoe Stadium plan. This open letter, posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, lists several groups as supporters of the controversial Shockoe Stadium plan.
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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>>

Passenger Plane Carrying 295 Shot Down in Ukraine Video included

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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>>

Flying Squirrels return to the Diamond after All Star Break

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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>>

REPORT: More Teens Dying in Accidents Without Seat Belts Video included

More teens are dying in crashes while not wearing their safety belts, according to a newly-released report. More teens are dying in crashes while not wearing their safety belts, according to a newly-released report.
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Shocking new numbers show more teens that are dying in car crashes are not wearing their seat belts. More>>

Help A Child: Henrico CASA Needs Volunteers Video included

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The nonprofit Henrico CASA-which stands for Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates-desperately needs volunteers.
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Residents Call for Prostitution Crackdown Along Jeff Davis Highway Video included

Although prositution has been a known problem in the area along Jeff Davis Highway for years, residents say it's completely out of control. Although prositution has been a known problem in the area along Jeff Davis Highway for years, residents say it's completely out of control.
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There's sex for sale on the streets of Southside Richmond and neighbors say it's out of control. More>>

Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up in Wyndham Lake in Henrico Video included

Thousands of dead fish washed up in Wyndham Lake in Henrico Thousands of dead fish washed up in Wyndham Lake in Henrico
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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>>

Richmond Man's Contribution to Medical Research Could Change Lives Video included

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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>>

The Witness to War Project Comes to Powhatan Video included

The Witness to War project is recording stories of local World War II veterans. The Witness to War project is recording stories of local World War II veterans.
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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>>

Final Person Charged in Rusty Mack Death on Trial Video included

21-year-old Rusty Mack died weeks after being brutally beaten outside an apartment complex. 21-year-old Rusty Mack died weeks after being brutally beaten outside an apartment complex.
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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>>

New Trial for Man Convicted of West End Rape

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A new trial has been set for a man convicted of raping a woman outside the Shoppes at Innsbrook last year.
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Thanks to Facebook, Police Quickly Nab Jefferson Hotel Copper Thief

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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>>

PHOTO: Person of Interest in Henrico Food Lion Shooting Video included

Have you seen this person? Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Have you seen this person? Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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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>>

EXCLUSIVE: Victim Records Terrifying Chesterfield Road Rage Incident

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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>>

Beautiful Response to Father's Touching Reddit Request

Grieving Ohio father Nathen Steffel only had six weeks with his daughter, and he wanted a photo of her without her breathing tubes to remember her by. He turned to Reddit for help. (Photo: Nathen Steffel/ABC News) Grieving Ohio father Nathen Steffel only had six weeks with his daughter, and he wanted a photo of her without her breathing tubes to remember her by. He turned to Reddit for help. (Photo: Nathen Steffel/ABC News)
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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.
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City Unveils Proposal for Safer Floyd Avenue Bike Routes

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The city of Richmond introduced proposed plans to make Floyd Avenue more biker and walker friendly. More>>

Professional Bike Track Coming to Fairfield Court

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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>>

Sleeping Driver Arrested for DUI; Girl Found in Backseat

Tyrone Lee Fountain was arrested and charged with DUI, after police found him asleep at the wheel. Tyrone Lee Fountain was arrested and charged with DUI, after police found him asleep at the wheel.
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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>>

Second Suspect Arrested in East End Homicide

Joevontae Octavian Artis, 20, turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. Joevontae Octavian Artis, 20, turned himself in to police Monday afternoon.
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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.
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Hanover Doctor Indicted in Death of Meg Menzies Video included

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On Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Hanover doctor Michael Carlson on an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of Meg Menzies. More>>

Student Expelled for Marrying Another Woman

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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
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Employees Attacked at West Broad Street Starbucks Video included

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Early Tuesday morning, a man ran into a West Broad Street Starbucks and assaulted two women who were working at the store. More>>

40-Year-Old Mom Becomes New Orleans Saints Cheerleader

Kriste Lewis beat the odds in more ways than one. The 40-year-old mom of 2 not only fulfilled her dream of becoming a pro cheerleader, she is also battling serious health issues. (Photo: ABC News) Kriste Lewis beat the odds in more ways than one. The 40-year-old mom of 2 not only fulfilled her dream of becoming a pro cheerleader, she is also battling serious health issues. (Photo: ABC News)
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New Orleans Saints cheerleader Kriste Lewis has the moves to rival any NFL cheerleader, but there are two things that set her apart. More>>

Tractor Trailer Hauling Butter Crashes, Snarls I-95 South Tues. Video included

This tractor trailer crashed into an embankment and flipped onto its side, snarling traffic on I-95 south near Chamberlayne Ave. Tuesday morning. This tractor trailer crashed into an embankment and flipped onto its side, snarling traffic on I-95 south near Chamberlayne Ave. Tuesday morning.
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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>>

Woman Missing from Albermarle County; Last Seen at Carter Mountain Orchard

Bonnie Santiago was last seen July 12 near Carter Mountain Orchard. If you've seen her, call Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000. Bonnie Santiago was last seen July 12 near Carter Mountain Orchard. If you've seen her, call Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.
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Albermarle County Police are searching for a woman last seen Saturday at Carter Mountain Orchard. More>>

Who Set Fire to a Richmond School's Playground? Video included

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Investigators are tracking several leads to determine who set an elementary school's playground on fire over the weekend. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: 'I Would Never Leave My Kids in a Hot Car'

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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.
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'Photohontas' Creates First 3-D Image Map of James River

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Two Richmond-based entrepreneurs are making it their mission to create the first-ever 3-D image map of the James River! More>>

Still No Sign of Missing Lancaster County Woman Video included

Claudine Gifford has been missing since July 6. Claudine Gifford has been missing since July 6.
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There is still no sign of a mother who went missing in Lancaster County more than a week ago. More>>

Thief Steals Designer Eyeglass Frames from Henrico Business

Police believe this man stole expensive eyeglass frames from a Henrico Store. Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 if you've seen him. Police believe this man stole expensive eyeglass frames from a Henrico Store. Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 if you've seen him.
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After designer eyeglass frames worth several hundred dollars were stolen from a Westhampton Station business, police are looking for the person responsible.
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Copper Planters Swiped from Jefferson Hotel

Have you seen this man? Police have named him as a person of interest and would like to speak with him. Call 804-780-1000 if you have information. Have you seen this man? Police have named him as a person of interest and would like to speak with him. Call 804-780-1000 if you have information.
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Police are seeking a person of interest in connection to the theft of six copper planters from the Jefferson Hotel last week. More>>

Sister of Missing Chesterfield Mom: 'We Need Her Back' Video included

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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>>

'Miracle Baby' Survives Miscarriage, Abortion Pills

Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS) Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS)
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Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work. More>>

City Council to Vote on Libby Hill High-Rise Plan Monday Video included

Residents are worried that this panoramic view will be destroyed if the high-rise becomes a reality. Residents are worried that this panoramic view will be destroyed if the high-rise becomes a reality.
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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>>

Pregnant Mom is First to Be Charged Under New "Assault" Law

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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>>

Steamy Start to Week, Thunderstorms Roll in This Afternoon Video included

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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.
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Cameron Gallagher's Parents Learn Cause of Teen's Death Video included

Cameron Gallagher's parents tell 8News the 16-year-old died of cardiac arrythmia Cameron Gallagher's parents tell 8News the 16-year-old died of cardiac arrythmia
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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>>

Missing Pittsylvania County Teen Found Safe

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A Pittsylvania County teen abducted last week has been found safe, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Hanover Tomato Festival Draws Nearly 35k People

Nearly 35-thousand people celebrated Hanover's famous fruit on Saturday at the 36th annual Hanover Tomato Festival. More>>

Families Hold Fundraiser to Increase Reward to Capture Alexander Hill Jr.

Hundreds of people came out to Petersburg block party fundraiser to increase reward for capture of Alexander Hill Jr. Hundreds of people came out to Petersburg block party fundraiser to increase reward for capture of Alexander Hill Jr.
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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>>

People Dumping Massive Piles of Trash Outside Woodland Cemetery Video included

People keep dumping trash on Magnolia Rd. outside of Woodland Cemetery People keep dumping trash on Magnolia Rd. outside of Woodland Cemetery
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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>>

Kids Summer Safety: Road Trip Tips Video included

Going on a road trip?  Follow these tips to keep the entire family happy in the car. Going on a road trip? Follow these tips to keep the entire family happy in the car.
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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.
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Man Arrested, Charged in Deadly Amelia House Party Shooting

Anthony Crawley has been charged with first-degree murder inthe deadly shooting at an Amelia house party on July 6. Anthony Crawley has been charged with first-degree murder inthe deadly shooting at an Amelia house party on July 6.
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A man has been arrested and charged in connection to a deadly shooting at an Amelia County house party on July 6.
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The Mission of Hope International Compassion Center is Positively Richmond Video included

The Compassion Center is located at 7140 Hull Street in Richmond. The Compassion Center is located at 7140 Hull Street in Richmond.
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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>>

Preparations, Anticipation Ahead of 36th Annual Hanover Tomato Festival

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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>>

Woman's Body Found Pinned Under Car in Chesterfield

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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>>

Boy Kept in Basement Tells Court of Stepmom's Abuse, Threats

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(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.
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8News Investigates: How Safe is Food at the Richmond International Airport? Video included

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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?
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Man Arrested for 'Upskirting' in Henrico WaWa

Bennett E. Church, 32, was arrested Thursday on a variety of charges, after police say he took photos up a woman's skirt in WaWa. Bennett E. Church, 32, was arrested Thursday on a variety of charges, after police say he took photos up a woman's skirt in WaWa.
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A man who allegedly took pictures of a woman from underneath her skirt inside a West Broad Street WaWa has been arrested.
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Police Begin Active Search for Missing Chesterfield Mother

Have you seen Zulma Pabon? Contact Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660. Have you seen Zulma Pabon? Contact Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.
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At a press conference Friday morning, Chesterfield Police released new information surrounding the disappearance of Chesterfield woman Zulma L. Pabon.
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Henrico Planning Commission Approves Short Pump Wegmans Plan Video included

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On Thursday evening, the Henrico Planning Commission approved a plan to bring the store to Short Pump. More>>

Woman Steals Credit Card, Makes $800 in Purchases at Chesterfield Store

Have you seen this woman? Call Crimestoppers at 804-748-0660. (Photo: Chesterfield Police) Have you seen this woman? Call Crimestoppers at 804-748-0660. (Photo: Chesterfield Police)
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Chesterfield Police are issuing a warning after a mother's purse is stolen while shopping at a local mall.
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Tomatoes Spark Unlikely Friendship Between WWII Vet, Boy

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Raquel and Louis Sierra are brothers who hugged this month for the first time in 37 years. More>>

Hull Street Shooting Ruled Justifiable Homicide

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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>>

8News Daytrippers: Yorktown Video included

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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>>

1 Man Arrested, 2 Sought in East End Homicide Video included

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Two men are being sought by Richmond Police in connection with an East End homicide on June 24.
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4 Children Among 6 Killed in Houston-Area Shooting

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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>>

Author of "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona" Get Gored In Spain

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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>>

Starview Lane Fire Ruled To Be Arson

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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 Call For Petersburg Officers' Arrest Video included

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Lawyers and citizens are calling for some Petersburg police officers to be arrested.Lawyers, after 19-year-old Devin Thomas was arrested. More>>

Richmond Gym Uses Boxing as Teaching Tool for Teens Video included

Teens drop pounds and build discipline at Ninth Dimension Sports Circle Teens drop pounds and build discipline at Ninth Dimension Sports Circle
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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>>

Redskin's Jackson Suspended Indefinitely

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The NFL announced today that Washington Redskins Safety Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy. More>>

Woman, 2 Children Thrown from SUV in Prince George Accident

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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>>

Plan to Remove Confederate Flag from Washington and Lee Stirs Controversy

A plan to remove Confederate flags from a chapel on Washington and Lee University's campus has stirred controversy on the southwest Virginia campus. A plan to remove Confederate flags from a chapel on Washington and Lee University's campus has stirred controversy on the southwest Virginia campus.
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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>>

Person of Interest Sought in Richmond Restaurant Theft

Have you seen this man? Call Crime stoppers at 804-780-1000. (Photo: Richmond Police) Have you seen this man? Call Crime stoppers at 804-780-1000. (Photo: Richmond Police)
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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.
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UPDATE: Missing Henrico Teen Found in New Jersey Video included

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A Henrico teenager who had been missing since Monday has been found safe, according to a tweet and subsequent release from Henrico Police.
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Thieves Swipe AC Unit, Forcing Henrico Special Needs Camp to Close Video included

Thieves stole the AC unit from RAIN special needs camp in Henrico, forcing it to shut down. Thieves stole the AC unit from RAIN special needs camp in Henrico, forcing it to shut down.
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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>>

Car Rams Utility Box at Colonial Heights Courthouse, Driver Injured

A car slammed into the power box at Colonial Heights Courthouse, knocking out power and injuring the driver. A car slammed into the power box at Colonial Heights Courthouse, knocking out power and injuring the driver.
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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>>

Man's Lyme Disease Stumped Doctors for More Than a Year

It took doctors nearly a year to correctly diagnose and treat the illness Allen Bargfrede was suffering from: Lyme Disease. (Photo: New England Center for Investigative Journalism | CDC via ABc News) It took doctors nearly a year to correctly diagnose and treat the illness Allen Bargfrede was suffering from: Lyme Disease. (Photo: New England Center for Investigative Journalism | CDC via ABc News)
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Allen Bargfrede said he was jumping into the shower when he spotted a tiny tick on his ankle that would change his life.
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UPDATE: Fourth Suspect Arrested in W. Broad Street Robbery Video included

Shawn Thibou, a 19 year old black male,was arrested Wednesday, July 9. Police credited "assistance from the community" in helping with his capture. Shawn Thibou, a 19 year old black male,was arrested Wednesday, July 9. Police credited "assistance from the community" in helping with his capture.
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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>>

UPDATE: New Details on Death of Marty Cobb Video included

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New evidence has been revealed in the murder case of eight-year-old Richmond boy Marty Cobb. More>>

Driver Leads VSP Trooper on Chase in Henrico, Crashes

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An early morning police pursuit ended when a man crashed crashed his car into a tree while fleeing from police Wednesday. More>>

Video of Cheery Toddler's First Steps Goes Viral

Encouraging himself to keep walking, Kayden says over and over, "I got it...I got it!" Encouraging himself to keep walking, Kayden says over and over, "I got it...I got it!"
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"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>>

Part of Roof Collapses in Chesterfield House Fire Video included

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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>>

Mother Admits to Leaving Baby On NYC Subway Platform

Frankea Dabbs, 20, was arrested after police released this photo of her abandoned baby daughter. (Photo: NYPD) Frankea Dabbs, 20, was arrested after police released this photo of her abandoned baby daughter. (Photo: NYPD)
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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>>

Tanker Truck Overturns, At Least 2 Injured in New Kent Crash

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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.
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Roller Coaster Jumps Tracks at Six Flags, 4 Injured

This coaster derailed Monday evening, leaving 4 people injured. This coaster derailed Monday evening, leaving 4 people injured.
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Americans love roller coasters -- until something goes wrong. More>>

UPDATE: Police Say Disappearance of Henrico Teen "Suspicious" Video included

Have information that may help police find Fatoumata Coulibaly? Call 804-501-5000. Have information that may help police find Fatoumata Coulibaly? Call 804-501-5000.
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A teen has vanished in Henrico County, and police need your help to find her. On Tuesday, police classified the disappearance as suspicious. More>>

City of Richmond Opens Cooling Shelters Through Thursday Video included

If you need a place to cool down over the next few days, stop by one of these cooling shelters. If you need a place to cool down over the next few days, stop by one of these cooling shelters.
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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>>

How to Stay Safe and Cool in Extreme Heat Video included

Do you know the best ways to cool off during the dog days of summer? Check out these tips for staying safe in extreme heat. Do you know the best ways to cool off during the dog days of summer? Check out these tips for staying safe in extreme heat.
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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>>

Woman Says She Was Fired for Saying "Have a Blessed Day"

Polly Neace, a bank teller from Kentucky, says she was fired for telling customers to "have a blessed day." Polly Neace, a bank teller from Kentucky, says she was fired for telling customers to "have a blessed day."
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(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.
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Extreme Heat, Humidity Take Over Central Va. Tuesday Video included

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Our forecast high is 99° and when you factor in the humidity it will feel like its near 105°.
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Search Underway for Missing Henrico Teen

Henrico Policeare searching for a teen who went missing Monday evening. More>>

RRHA Offers to Pay Thousands for Additional Police Patrols

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The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority wants to pay to have more police officers patrol neighborhoods the organization manages. More>>

Joan Rivers Stokes Controversy with Joke About President, First Lady

Known for her tongue-in-cheek style of humor, Rivers' latest joke about Pres. and First Lady Obama left many frowning instead of laughing. (Photo: CNN) Known for her tongue-in-cheek style of humor, Rivers' latest joke about Pres. and First Lady Obama left many frowning instead of laughing. (Photo: CNN)
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Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when you have Joan Rivers around?
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Greater Richmond Chamber Plans Trip to Cuba Video included

Cuba is only about 100 miles from Florida, but most Americans have only seen pictures of it. The Greater Richmond Chamber is offering a chance to travel there in January. Cuba is only about 100 miles from Florida, but most Americans have only seen pictures of it. The Greater Richmond Chamber is offering a chance to travel there in January.
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Cuba: Even though it's fewer than one hundred miles from the Florida coast, most Americans have only seen pictures of the colorful country.
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Pilot & Passenger Killed in Middlesex Plane Crash Identified Video included

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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>>

16 Year Old Has Been Indicted On Murder Charges For Killing Marty Cobb Video included

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The case against a teenager accused of killing a Richmond boy earlier this year appeared in court Monday morning. More>>

Duck Donuts Coming to Shops at Willow Lawn

Duck Donuts is coming to Willow Lawn in the fall! Duck Donuts is coming to Willow Lawn in the fall!
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Donut fans, rejoice: Duck Donuts has found a new home in Richmond, in the Shops at Willow Lawn. More>>

Chesterfield Search For Shooting Suspect

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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>>

Deadly Shooting At Amelia House Party

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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>>

Arrests Made In Drive By Shooting In Chesterfield

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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>>

Residents Worried Plans for High Rise Building Will Ruin Libby Hill Park View Video included

Residents are worried a proposed plan to build high-rise condo project will ruin the panoramic view from Libby Hill Park Residents are worried a proposed plan to build high-rise condo project will ruin the panoramic view from Libby Hill Park
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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>>

Lottery Officials Warn Against Jackpot Scam

Scammers are calling residents telling them they have won the lottery, and then ask them to send them bank account information or make a payment. Scammers are calling residents telling them they have won the lottery, and then ask them to send them bank account information or make a payment.
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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>>

Midlothian Man Dies In Rope Swing Accident On Lake Gaston

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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>>

UPDATE: Girl Drowns in Spotsylvania Lake Friday Evening

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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>>

State Police Search Continues For Pursuit Suspect

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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>>

The USO Center at RIC is Positively Richmond

The USO Center offers many amenities. The USO Center offers many amenities.
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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>>

Chesterfield Boy in Custody After Allegedly Shooting Dog

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A Chesterfield boy is in police custody, after he allegedly shot a dog at point-blank range Thursday. More>>

Local Fourth of July Celebrations: Where to See Fireworks

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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>>

Man, Woman Injured in Creighton Court Shooting

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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>>

East End House Fire Sends Woman to Hospital

One woman was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in eastern Henrico County Thursday. One woman was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in eastern Henrico County Thursday.
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One woman was sent to the hospital after a house fire in the East End of Henrico Thursday afternoon.
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Richmond Celebrates the 4th of July, Rain or Shine Video included

Tours at the Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park will go on, rain or shine. Tours at the Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park will go on, rain or shine.
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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>>

Tracking Hurricane Arthur: Storm Tops 90 MPH, Moves Toward Cape Hatteras Video included

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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.
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Underground Explosion on 5th St. Sends Manholes Flying into Air Video included

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An explosion rattled 5th Street late Wednesday night, sending three manhole covers flying into the air. More>>

Richmond Police Offer Tips to Prevent Bike Theft Video included

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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.
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Marsh Named Commissioner of Va. ABC Board

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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>>

At the Box Office - Transformers: Age of Extinction

Morgan Dean takes a look at what's coming to theaters this weekend as the Transformer robots are back for a fourth chapter. More>>

Richmond Police Warns of Spike of Shed Break-ins

 After a rise of shed break-ins, Richmond Police gives tips on how to keep your property safe.

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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>>

George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Beetles

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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>>

Celebrate 45 Years Since Man's First Steps On Moon

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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>>

Rare Blue Colored Red King Crab Caught In Alaska

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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>>

Woman Posted Selfies In Stolen Dress

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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>>

Pres. Obama: At Least 1 American Dead in MH17 Crash

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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>>

5 Week Old Kitten Found In Engine Compartment

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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>>

Goetze Scores Late To Give Germany the World Cup

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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>>

California Man Catches 482-Pound Halibut In Alaska

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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>>

Fatal Accident At Pond River Campground Investigated

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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>>

Space Station Shipment Launched From Virginia

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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>>

Terrific World Cup Ends With Marquee Final

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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>>

Virginia Pioneer Maggie L. Walker To Be Honored

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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>>

Ohio Man's Online Potato Salad Efforts Takes Off

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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>>

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