Richmond and Chesterfield will announce which schools in its districts are fully accredited today. This comes after Henrico County schools announced that more than 40% of the county's schools will likely be denied full accreditation this year. School accreditation is based on standards of learning or SOL scores.Statewide, those scores have dropped dramatically over the past couple of years, as the department of education increased the difficulty of the exams.Director of Communications for Hen... More>>
President Obama plans to unveil today an expanded the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history.Obama, who has called the outbreak a national security priority, will outline new steps to address the crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.According to senior administration officials, the ramped up military effort centers on command and control, logistics, training and engineering support.With the... More>>
(CNN) -- Marriott International is encouraging its guests to tip their housekeepers when they stay at their hotels.The hotel giant is leaving envelopes in over 160,000 rooms in the United States and Canada to encourage tipping those who clean guest rooms.Marriott is launching the program in conjunction with A Woman's Nation, an organization for the advancement of women in the workplace."Hotel room attendants often go unnoticed, as they silently care for the millions of travelers who are on th... More>>
Two adults are dead this morning after a double shooting in the south side of the city overnight. More>>
“We are looking forward to our ‘forever' home,” said Jessica. “When everything is uncertain – knowing this is actually going to be a reality is huge.” More>>
Very pleasant temperatures through the week, rainfall deficit approaching 6 inches, no significant rain anytime soon. More>>
Three foreign troops were killed in a suicide attack near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, authorities said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the attack. More>>
Richmond Police detectives are trying to find a person of interest in connection with two crimes that involved a man brandishing a firearm. More>>
Late Monday night, search-and-rescue crews called off their search for a missing University of Virginia student. Investigators spent all day searching for any sign of 18-year-old Hannah Graham.It's been nearly three days since anyone has seen or heard from the second year student from Northern Virginia."It's frightening," said UVA student Renee Siegal. "This isn't something that happens often."Monday night, Charlottesville Police released images of Graham taken from a surveillance camera just... More>>
The Charlottesville Police Department is searching for a missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18.
(ABC News) - A goldfish in Australia is swimming in its tank only days after undergoing a life-threatening surgery to remove a tumor from its head.The goldfish, named George, was brought into the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in North Melbourne, Australia, last week after its owner noticed it wasn't swimming or eating properly.Dr. Tristan Rich, head of Lort Smith's exotic and wildlife vet team, oversaw the surgery last Thursday that included putting the goldfish under anesthesia and using tissue... More>>
Governor Terry McAullife and Republicans announce they've reached an agreement to deal with a huge budget shortfall facing the state.Facing an $882 million shortfall over the next two years, the governor and top Republicans announced state agencies will have to cut about $200 million over the next two years. Colleges and universities will have to cut $45 million each of the next two years, and aid to localities will be reduced by $30 million each of the next two years.State agencies, colleges... More>>
The Richmond Police Department will be hosting a special forum focused on safety and security of places of worship.On Saturday, September 20 at the Richmond Police Training Academy from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Place of Worship Safety and Awareness Forum will focus on providing houses of worship with information regarding emergency operations and planning for a spectrum of threats and hazards they may face.Speakers at the event will also discuss actions that may be taken before, during, and aft... More>>
According to a source, Richmond Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall resigned sometime Sunday afternoon.
It always seems to happen; you are sick, but your primary care physician cannot see you for a few days, or your daughter hurt her knee during soccer practice. Does she need to make a trip to the doctor? Now the doctor can come to you, thanks to a new service offered by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. It's called LiveHealth Online. More>>
The family of a Hopewell cab driver found murdered in Mechanicsville is pleading for the public's help. They hope someone might come forward with information that will lead detectives to the young man's killer.James Wells' family is desperate to know what happened to him. More than a month after his death, there have been few leads and no arrests."He was our life and now he's gone," says the victim's father David Wells. "I'd like to know what happened, who did this. I'd like to ask them why."... More>>
After police responded to a domestic dispute at a Chesterfield home, a Richmond Police Department Lieutenant has been placed on leave. More>>
ATLANTA, GA (WABC) - Children of the 90s, your taste buds are about to celebrate.Coca-Cola confirms it's going old school and bringing back SURGE. The drink was marketed in the 1990's as a "fully loaded citrus soda with carbos."WATCH: Coca-Cola Announces Re-Release of SURGE sodaSURGE was supposed to be Coca-Cola's answer to PepsiCo's Mountain Dew. The drink debuted in 1996 but was discontinued in the early 2000s.Ever since, thirsty fans have been lobbying online to get it back on store shelve... More>>
(CNN) -- Clothing chain Urban Outfitters is facing some serious backlash for selling a "vintage" Kent State University sweatshirt that many are calling highly offensive.The sweatshirt, which has red stains and small holes, has been removed from the retailer's website, but images have been circulating online and sparking outrage among consumers. If you aren't familiar with why people are upset, many find the sweatshirt offensive because the university was the site of a shooting at the school i... More>>
(ABC News) - Adrian Peterson said today that he wants the public to "understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child."Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back who was benched after being charged with child abuse for allegedly disciplining his son with a switch, made his first public statement on the issue today."I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser," he said in a statement release... More>>
TIMES SQUARE (WABC) -- A 22-year-old man was assaulted by two costumed characters in Times Square on Saturday night. One was dressed as Batman, and the other was dressed as Spider-Man.The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. at 1500 Broadway.Police say the victim was hit multiple times in the face, causing swelling and a visible injury to his left eye. No other information was available on the nature of the fight.35-year-old Abdel Elkshezai and 41-year-old Jose Escalona-Martinez, both of Manh... More>>
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed a Richmond convenience store at gunpoint earlier this month.According to Richmond Police, a man walked in the BP Amoco gas station in the 2800 block of Broad Rock Blvd and robbed the employee working their at gunpoint.Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man's identity to call Second Precinct Detective Derrick Longoria at (804) 646-8171 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 2746... More>>
Two media outlets are reporting that Robert Griffin III says an MRI showed no broken bones in his injured left ankle, leaving open the possibility that he could play again this season. More>>
A woman had several inches of her hair cut off when a man assaulted her in the parking lot of Elizabeth Davis Middle School. More>>
McAuliffe and leaders of the General Assembly are scheduled to attend a news conference on the agreement Monday. More>>
Police are looking for help to solve a string of larcenies from churches and their parking lots. An unknown male has been entering several churches throughout Chesterfield County. More>>
Residents in the Abbington West End Apartments woke up to a nightmare this morning.
Authorities are searching for the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured. More>>
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. The first runner-up was Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett. More>>
The show features a special performance called iNVERSION, a multimedia piece from New York-based choreographer, Darrall Grand Moultrie.
8News anchor Morgan Dean had the lucky chance to sit down with Dancing with the Stars' Alfonso Ribeiro and Janel Parrish. More>>
The pending child abuse case against Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson has brought spanking, a common form of child discipline used by parents, back into public scrutiny. More>>
People in central Virginia are encouraged to check their HIV status this week. The Richmond City Health District and local organizations have teamed up for the "Citywide Push" event Sept. 14-19. More>>
If and when Hillary Clinton runs for president again, history will record that her campaign began with a swarm of young and "ready" activists and stage-managed banter about grilled hunks of Iowa meat. More>>
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has been on a 13-year mission to return this beautiful wedding photo found in the rubble at Ground Zero days after the 9/11 attacks. And she's finally found them. More>>
The White House said it will find countries willing to send troops to fight Islamic extremists. This comes as the global push to end the militants' tyranny surges Monday.
Very pleasant this week, mainly dry with very little rain, temperatures on par for this time of year. More>>
Sources say that Ray Rice is expected to appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL.
The first ever Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo on Sunday featured 30 Richmond-area food trucks offering a variety of dishes. Organizers say about 12,000 people came out throughout the day to the event at Chesterfield Towne Commons."Virginia has never seen so many trucks come together in one location for an event that has this eclectic of a venue,” said Patrick Harris, owner of Boka Truck and an event organizer.That meant long lines, but it also meant big money.“People start dropping 20/30 b... More>>
Petersburg Police have identified the man found dead inside a car early Saturday morning as Jimmell Jones, 33, of Petersburg...
Brigid and Emily are sisters and also new moms. They both had the same due date, so they knew their babies would arrive around the same time. More>>
Henrico police officers hit several neighborhoods Saturday, knocking on doors and passing out flyers in an effort to prevent crime in the area.“During the past couple of months we have seen an uptake in larcenies from autos, and what we're doing now is hoping to engage the public,” said Lt. Shawn Diasparra with the Henrico Police Department.So far this year, there have been almost 1,200 reports of car larcenies in the county, a big chunk of those happened in the Nine Mile / Laburnum area.“In ... More>>
LIMA, Ohio (AP) -- Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.Outside experts also will review procedures of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and recommend possible improvements, the agency said.Authorities say the three inmates, including school shooter T.J. Lane, escaped from prison in Lima in northweste... More>>
There were three water main breaks in Henrico County in just a matter of hours Friday, and county officials are investigating the cause of all of them. Two of those incidents caused 200 customers to lose water for hours.Trish Morris has a front row seat as Henrico crews work to fix a major water main break just feet from her house off Waltham Dr."It's quite severe,” she said.It's also not the first time it's happened. Morris says they had a break in the same location less than a year ago."And... More>>
Friday night football brought a community together for an Amelia mother fighting cancer.Kim Swearengin was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last December. Her husband, Allen, is the Amelia County High School athletic director.During Friday's game against Buckingham County High School, fans wore teal ribbons, shirts, beads, and stickers. Players on both teams wore teal socks.It's all to raise awareness for Kim's battle and ovarian cancer.“She feels like she was chosen to have it so she can be an ... More>>
(WFAA) - Draven Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette yesterday that he wanted something different for his yearbook photo -- something his friends will always remember. So he picked his photo -- with lasers! -- with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth.But the school has told Rodriguez that while he can submit the photo to be in the yearbook, he can't use it as his official senior portrait.Thus the petition drive-- which had 2,329 signatures this morning, surpassing his goal of 500 signatures -- plus the nat... More>>
The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge in Montgomery County accused Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and "used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son."He says Peterson regrets the incident and never intended to harm the boy.The allegations come during a week in which the ... More>>
Parents of one of the children admitted to St Mary's hospital with possible enterovirus are sharing their story.Tests to determine if they had the rare virus were inconclusive so the results have been sent to the CDC.The enterovirus has sickened more than a thousand kids nationwide.Causing parents to worry including the parents of three year old Bella who was admitted to St. Mary's on Tuesday.‘She enjoyed the attention, of course after 3 days she's ready to get out of her hospital bed and hos... More>>
A third water main break in Henrico on Friday closed a road Friday evening; Waltham Drive is expected to be closed overnight. More>>
A new emergency alert system installed in every school and Board of Education Office in Hanover County could get police to your child's school a lot faster.The sheriff's office knows the horrific scenes from the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut still haunt parents across the country.School violence is a real fear, since Sandy Hook there have been more than 70 school shootings.Lt. Chris Whitley with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office says "At the end of th... More>>
"There is a crisis."That is how one board of visitors member is describing the situation at Virginia State University as the school is experiencing a large drop in enrollment and students are saying that they are feeling the effects.Some upperclassmen students of the Chesterfield University said that they have noticed big changes on campus, including having their dining options taken away, leaving them with limited options for places to eat.Terone Green says he is a member of the governing bo... More>>
At any given moment, there are a thousand people of all ages living on Richmond streets, and a 12-year-old Hanover boy is determined to reach out and give all of them some help and some hope. More>>
Two separate water main breaks in Henrico County spewed hundreds of gallons of water onto area roads Friday and disrupted water service about 200 homes. More>>
More than 40-percent of Henrico County schools will likely be denied full accreditation this year.Wilder Middle School is one of them. It has been on a state warning list for the past three years and is expected to lose its accreditation next week."Something has to give something. Something has to change," says Enoch Love, whose son is a seventh grader at Wilder."He went from loving to go to school to not really wanting to go to school anymore. he didn't feel like he was learning anything wit... More>>
Some special women in Central Virginia are using their money, time, and talents to raise puppies for those in need.Terri Laundon and Charlotte Underwood are foster parents to Wiggles and Erin- two Labradors that will eventually be placed in homes of those with special needs.“Our job from eight weeks until they're about 18-20 months old is to teach them their house manners, introduce them to 35 or so commands, and take them out in public,” said Laundon.They're volunteers with Canine Companions... More>>
Randolph-Macon College announced today that the college's Ashland campus will serve as host of the debate between candidates vying for the U.S. House of Representatives District 7 election on October 28.David Brat Jack Trammell, who are both faculty members of the college, will have their debate in the Blackwell Auditorium on October 28 at 7:30 p.m."Randolph-Macon College has a rich history of faculty, staff and students making significant contributions to our government and our society," sa... More>>
Police are looking for the man who tried to rob a Chesterfield County gas station early Thursday morning.According to investigators, a man entered the Exxon has station in the 15000 block of Woods Edge Road just after 3:30 a.m. on September 11. The suspect entered the business, flashed a handgun, and demanded money from the register.The cashier on duty engaged the suspect in a struggle, at one point, swinging a mop at the suspect. The man was able to remove the mask worn by the suspect. After... More>>
A member of Virginia State University's Board of Visitors is raising concerns about the state of the Petersburg school. More>>
The Chesterfield mother whose daughter accidentally hanged herself in a car window after being left alone for several minutes entered a plea to felony child neglect Thursday. More>>
Police responded to several armed robberies last night along West Broad Street and Midlothian Turnpike. More>>
Virginia State Police have determined that a former Colonial Beach Elementary School was burnt down by an arsonist. More>>
One of the pilots has been rescued, but Navy ships and helicopters continue the search for the second. More>>
The children of the Arizona weapons instructor who was killed last month when his 9-year-old student accidentally shot him with an Uzi have penned a letter to the the young girl. More>>
Amie is an adorable 2-month-old kitten that is truly as sweet as she can be.
T.J. Lane, who was serving three life sentences for a notorious high school shooting spree, escaped from an Ohio prison but was later taken back into custody. More>>
Burger King's latest creation is quite the fashion statement. More>>
A key component of the Obama administration's strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS in Iraq and Syria is the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebel fighters.
More than two dozen children and two adults accidentally drank a mixture of bleach and water at a day care center Thursday and were briefly hospitalized. More>>
Cooler today, humidity breaks during the day; showers on Saturday – not a washout, partly sunny; very pleasant Sunday.
Each year, the students place the flags and organize the "Never Forget" program to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
A South African judge found Oscar Pistorius guilty today of culpable homicide in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Henrico School Officials released preliminary results for 2014-2015 school accreditation ratings, showing that 11 schools have dropped in ratings from last year. The Virginia Department of Education will release official results on Tuesday, September 16.Yolanda Magee has two kids at Highland Springs High School. She--like many parents--is concerned with the recent drop in accreditation ratings in the county.“My kids—I want them to be able to compete because when they go to college they're goi... More>>
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has responded to the tipping controversy that has heated up the internet this week."The 20 cent tip was kind of a statement," McCoy told reporters Thursday afternoon during a scheduled press conference. "I didn't do anything wrong and if I had to do it again, I'd do it the same way."The controversy began after the owner of PYT, a Northern Liberties restaurant know for unique burger combinations, posted an image that allegedl... More>>
The iPhone 6 hasn't even been released yet, but there's already a way to get it for free. In an unusual move, Verizon Wireless (VZ, Tech30) announced Tuesday it would give away one of the phones Apple revealed earlier this week.The catch? Customers must turn in their old iPhone and sign a two-year agreement with Verizon.Carriers usually offer a discount on phones to customers who sign a service contract, and sometimes offer older versions for free. But it is rare for a carrier to offer the la... More>>
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. -- When Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker tried to meet his daughter, who was sitting in the counseling office at her high school, the Army officer was denied entrance by school security. When Baker asked why he couldn't enter the office building, security told him that the school's policy does not allow military uniforms because it may 'offend students.'The incident occurred at Rochester Adams High School in Oakland County, MI near Detroit.Sherwood's wife, Rachel Ferhadson, w... More>>
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The owners of an Arlington yoga studio faced a strong backlash to a Twitter promotion they ran for their business that riffed on the Sept. 11 anniversary.Frank Machnick, co-owner of Bikram Arlington, sent a tweet Thursday morning on his company's account, "9 + 11 = 20% OFF! PATRIOT DAY SALE." He pulled the tweet down after a wave of criticism that the promotion was insensitive to the somber nature of the anniversary.In an interview, Machnick acknowledged the tweet was a ... More>>
The main gate to the Marine Corps Base Quantico remains closed at this hour due to "police activity."In a post on their website, "At approximately 2:45 p.m. a military working dog trained in explosive detection indicated on a vehicle at the main gate on Fuller Road."Military police at the scene closed the gate and "explosive ordnance disposal Marines responded to the scene and has searched the vehicle."Quantico officials said that the gate remains closed with no timetable for it to reopen. Th... More>>
Doctors still can't confirm what put nearly a dozen children into a Henrico County hospital.Earlier this week, physicians admitted 11 kids to Saint Mary's Hospital. They suspected the patients may have had Enterovirus D-68But today, test results came back inconclusive.Doctors say the tests confirmed the patients suffered from a virus, but didn't determine which kind of virus."We don't know yet what caused the illness. Whether they were all sick from the same virus, different viruses and wheth... More>>
Juju Pamplona is a Junior at J.R. Tucker High School and decided one day before the fall, she wanted to play football. But not kicker or quarterback, she wanted to hit people.“I kind of taught myself how to play football, how to throw a ball.”In fall camp, she tried out for the football team and made the cut, impressing Tigers Head Varsity Coach George Earle,“For somebody to go through two-a-days and hitting and that, they're ready to play in a game. Juju's a tough girl.”She plays fullback an... More>>
(CNN) - The controversy surrounding the use of "Redskins" as the name of Washington's NFL football team has migrated to an unlikely place: Off the sports pages and into the crafts section.Etsy announced Tuesday that it will no longer allow use of the Redskins name or logo on products sold on their website. "We also understand that some fans view the name and mascot as an homage to Native Americans," the company said, "and we do not doubt their noble intent, but the fact remains that Native Am... More>>
On this 13th Anniversary of 9/11, local lawmakers are questioning if the lines between police and military have been blurred in the war on terrorism.8News Anchor Kerri O'Brien recently exposed some heavy military equipment like MRAP's, mine resistant vehicles, in the hands of local law enforcement.8NEWS INVESTIGATES: Police Militarization Around Central VirginiaNow, 8News has learned more about the lawmakers who have supported this and their ties to defense contractors.Kerri's uncovered, in J... More>>
The addresses and passwords for 5 million Gmail accounts have been leaked. It's just the latest in a number of accounts hacked this year including credit cards from some popular retailers.Last year, Target had a huge breach and most recently Home Depot admitted hackers broke into its computer systems, possibly stealing millions of customer's debit and credit card information. Experts say anytime you do anything electronic, you're vulnerable. They say there are things you can do to protect you... More>>
Investigators have identified the woman who was shot in her home in Chesterfield County and released the name of the husband who has been charged in connection to her death.According to Chesterfield County Police, police responded to a home in the 3400 block of Summerbrooke Drive for a possible shooting. Police say that, almost at the same time, a man arrived at police headquarters in the county claiming to have shot his wife at their residence at the same address.Police gained entry into the... More>>
If you are dealing with depression, you know what it is like to be consumed with sadness. Unfortunately, up to a third of all patients do not respond to medication, but now there is a relatively new therapy allowing some to get their lives back. More>>
A home has been thoroughly damaged by smoke after a house fire in the 2600 block of Redwood Avenue Thursday afternoon.
A Henrico County grand jury has indicted 31-year-old Jimmy Lee Green in connection with a deadly crash that left a 23-year-old nurse and two others injured in June of this year.Green was indicted on driving while intoxicated charges and aggravated involuntary manslaughter after a June 18 crash where police say that Green crashed in 23-year-old Melissa Haislip's car.His trial date is scheduled to be set on September 12.According to police on June 18, a Dodge Charger was traveling north on Old ... More>>
Dominion Virginia Power says that a vehicle accident caused a major outage downtown Thursday morning. More>>
The man who was shot at a Petersburg hotel has died from his injuries.According to Petersburg Police, 39-year-old Laquain Roberson died from his injuries at VCU Medical Center in Richmond after being shot at the Knights Inn hotel near the intersection of East Wythe Street and South Crater Road.Leads from witnesses in the area and other evidence led police to identify 21-year-old Melvin Ellis, III as a suspect. Petersburg Police worked together with the Capital Area Regional Task Force and arr... More>>
Following a police pursuit in Colonial Heights on August 24, a South Carolina woman has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.
This lake was searched multiple times in the Samantha Clarke disappearance. Randy Taylor was a suspect in the case. He spoke to Samantha immediately before her disappearance.
A California family honored a loved one's memory by scattering his ashes in the sea and throwing a message in a bottle into the Pacific Ocean with the hope that others will find it. More>>
In the worst terror attack ever on U.S. soil, 2,983 men, women and children lost their lives at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93. More>>
A woman who was shot in the head by her husband at their Chesterfield home Thursday morning has passed away.
A multi-vehicle accident is causing major delays on Interstate 95 South this morning. Traffic is getting by in only the left lane near the Franklin Street exit.
Wizard World Comic Con is coming to the river city with several very special guests, including Lou Ferrigno, TV's 'The Incredible Hulk.'
Verdict proceedings in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial are underway in South Africa, with a judge slated to announce the athlete's fate. More>>
State lawmakers in Missouri overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest. More>>
Former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct an independent investigation into the NFL's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice situation. More>>
By 3 p.m. skies will be mostly cloudy and showers have the chance to develop after 4 p.m. and last through 10 p.m. More>>
On the eve of the 9-11 Anniversary, the nation's top anti-terror officials warned that this is a high tempo moment for national security, where we face a multitude of potential threats.
In an address to the nation Wednesday, President Obama laid out his most detailed plan yet to "lead a broad coalition" to confront the vexing problem of ISIS. More>>
It's been almost a month since classes started at Virginia State University, but one professor tells 8News, he still has not been paid.The professor alleges other professors are refusing to teach, leaving some students without instructors for some period of time."If this is your only source of income, and you are driving back and forth for the services of the kids and you are not being paid, it really isn't that good and you can't take that attitude into the classroom," says the professor who... More>>
The captain of the Waverly police force is in hot water, facing five felony charges of obtaining money under a false pretense, and one misdemeanor charge. Douglass Davis Junior, is he a Captain, a Chief, or a lieutenant. It is all depending on who you ask. Davis is accused of having 3 Full time law enforcement jobs, all at the same time.He is said to have been a police captain in Waverly, a Lieutenant in Southampton County North Carolina, and a Police Chief Newsoms Virginia.The question is, w... More>>
An emotional afternoon for an Henrico couple whose teenage daughter suddenly died after running a race earlier this year.Wednesday afternoon an art exhibit in her honor was unveiled at United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in Richmond.David and Grace Gallagher were greeted by over 400 painted tiles displayed in six different panels.“They're absolutely gorgeous,” said David Gallagher. “They're absolutely gorgeous.”The tiles display messages written by friends, family members, and others in h... More>>
Richmond parents outraged their kids at Lucille Brown Middle School have still do not have class schedules more than a week into the new school year.Tina Thomas' son Sean just started 7th grade at the school, but in his second week in, he still doesn't have a set class schedule."Sean has IEP, which has federal guidelines. He should have a class, he should be stable. He has a disability. Him being changed to different classes is setting him up for failure because he can't concentrate in his cl... More>>
An Air Force airman has been denied re-enlistment for refusing to take an oath reciting the phrase “So help me God,” according to an organization protesting the statute.A September 2 letter addressed to the Air Force Inspector General on behalf of the airman by the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, says “On or about August 25, 2014, [redacted name] was told that his options were to say ‘So help me God' or to leave the Air Force. Further, he w... More>>
(CNNMoney) - A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum WednesdayIt is still unclear how anyone obtained the vast collection of usernames and passwords. Google says its servers were not breached. The list appears to be a collection of passwords exposed in previous hacks -- likely on users' own computers, not Google's systems."We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised," said Google spokeswoman Caroline Matthews.In fact, there's no tel... More>>
A man is recovering at VCU Medical Center in Richmond after suffering "at least one critical gunshot" following a shooting at a hotel in the city of Petersburg.According to Petersburg Police, officers responded to the Knights Inn in the 600 block of East Wythe Street in the city just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Once on scene, police found a man in his late 30s suffering from a gunshot wound.The man was transported via LifeEvac to VCU Medical Center for treatment.Detectives are in the proc... More>>
It is a special day for a former television show that became an icon of the airwaves and lives on in syndication around the county.Wednesday marks the 24th anniversary of first airing of "the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," the popular Los Angeles-located show that launched the careers of several stars, including Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro, better known as Carlton.The show aired from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996.Ribeiro will be appearing on Dancing with the Stars this season, joining MMA ... More>>