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Farmers Worry About Crops & Frost as Temperature Drops

Local farmers are taking precautions to make sure recent overnight freezing temperatures don’t damage their crops. More>>

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Man Who Found $25K in Savings Bonds Finds Rightful Owner

After 8News aired a story about a Prince George man who found $25,000 in savings bonds in an old boat, the man found who it belonged to.

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Richmond Road Closures for U.S. Cycling Event

Richmond Police is asking people to be aware of the upcoming USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.
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Increased Security for Mayor Jones Causes Outrage Video included

The increased monitoring comes as a result of a website post which listed the Mayor's home address, as well as the addresses of other city officials.
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Va. Tech Massacre's 7th Anniversary Honored at Capitol Video included

The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>

Petersburg Investigate Homicide on Kentucky Avenue

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Petersburg Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Tuesday. More>>

Three Arrested in Attempted Colonial Heights Carjacking

The Colonial Heights Police Department has arrested three suspects in connection with an attempted carjacking of a local pizza delivery driver that occurred last November. More>>

Woman Arrested in Double Shooting at Southside Plaza Video included

A North Chesterfield woman has been arrested for the shooting of two males Tuesday night at Southside Plaza. More>>

Richmond Man Wanted for Stealing Woman’s Dentures

The Richmond Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly robbed a woman of her dentures on Tuesday evening. More>>

Puppy Intentionally Run Over by Car in Williamsburg

The York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office needs the public's help identifying a suspect who intentionally ran over a puppy with a car. More>>

"Meg Soles of Love" Honors Hanover Runner at Boston Marathon Video included

A Hanover mother killed while running in January will be honored in a big way at the Boston Marathon.
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Former Dinwiddie Deputy Charged with Incest with Juvenile

A former Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office deputy who is facing five criminal charges, including incest with a juvenile, was arrested on Tuesday. More>>

New Customer Service Center to Bring 500 Jobs to Henrico

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Go. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that a customer service center being established in Henrico County will bring 500 jobs to the area.
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Body Found Behind Richmond Harley-Davidson

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after a body was found behind Richmond Harley-Davidson on Wednesday morning. More>>

Nebraska Toddler Gets Stuck Inside Claw Machine Video included

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. More>>

Prince George Man Finds $25K in Savings Bonds in Old Boat Video included

It was a once-in-a-lifetime find when a Prince George County man discovered thousands of dollars' worth of savings bonds belonging to someone else in an old boat that was given to him. More>>

Male Cop Transforms Into Amish Woman in Sting to Catch Sexual Predator

Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police Department in Pennsylvania makes a pretty convincing woman. More>>

Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limits?

They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

10 Most Soul-Killing, Dangerous, Underpaid, Going-Nowhere Jobs For 2014

Lumberjacks aren’t cutting it. That’s according to CareerCast.com, which says being a tree-feller is the absolute worst, most going-nowhere job of any in the U.S.
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U.S. Cycling Event to Close Many Richmond Streets Video included

The upcoming USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships will greatly impact travel in the city from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. More>>

Ferry with 476 People Sinking Off South Korea

A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. More>>

Sources: Police on "High Alert" After Group Posts Mayor's Address On Website Video included

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Richmond Police are on high alert and monitoring Mayor Dwight Jones' residence, after a group identifying themselves as The Wingnuts posted his address on a website Monday. More>>

City Council Meeting Turns into Dramatic Mess Video included

Drama erupted at Richmond City Council Monday evening. One person was even hauled out and put in handcuffs. More>>

Boston Police Investigate 2 backpacks, Clear Area

Authorities are investigating two suspicious bags left near the finish line of the Boston Marathon amid stepped-up security on the anniversary of the bombings that shook the city a year ago today. More>>

Richmonders Remember Boston Marathon Bombing Video included

Many Richmond runners were running in the Boston Marathon last year when the bombs went off. A number of locals were right there at the finish line the moment the first bomb exploded. More>>

World's Toughest Job Ad Goes Viral

This viral video shows 24 applicants interviewing for a job that listed no breaks and unlimited hours. Then they found out that many are already doing it. More>>

Mayor Jones Announces New Office of Community Wealth Building Video included

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Thad Williamson will oversee the mayor's new Office of Community Wealth Building to fight poverty in the city.
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Overturned Tractor Trailer Halts Traffic on Hull Street Road

Chesterfield Fire and Hazmat crews are on the scene of an accident at Hull Street Road at Doss Road. More>>

Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour Stops in Richmond Video included

Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour is described as Cirque du Soleil meets rock concert, and today 8News got a special behind the scenes look at all the work it takes to put on the show. More>>

Missing Elderly Spotsylvania Man Found Safe

The missing 81-year-old Spotsylvania man has been located in Greensboro, NC in good condition.
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Two Arrested, Charged In Caroline County Spice Bust

The owner of a supermarket as well as an employee at a convenience store in Caroline County are facing felony charges, after authorities recovered $13,000 worth of synthetic marijuana during a raid.
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VSU Player Pleads Guilty to Assault

A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon last November. More>>

8 Ways to Enjoy Spring Break in RVA

Not hitting the road for spring break? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Check out this list of local activities to keep your kids and family members entertained all week long. More>>

Cocktails, Free Food and Other Tax Day Deals

On tax day, corporate America feels your pain.
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Boston Bombings Victim Learns to Dance Again

Jane Richard was watching the Boston Marathon from Boylston Street with her whole family when the bombs went off near the finish line. More>>

Storms and Rain Move in Tuesday, Freeze Warning Wednesday Video included

Though Central Virginia finally experienced some beautiful spring weather in the last week after such a rough winter, the cold will soon return.
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'Jackie Robinson Day' Honors Baseball Great, Civil Rights Hero

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April 15, 2014 marks 67 years since famed athlete Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play in a Major League Baseball game.
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79-Year-Old Player Joins Dubuque Elementary Band

One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. More>>

Two Brothers Re-Arrested in Pakistan for Cannibalism

Two brothers previously jailed for cannibalism have been arrested again after police discovered a child's severed head at their home. More>>

One Year Later, Nation Reflects on Boston Marathon Bombings

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The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them. More>>

Robert Fogarty and his team captured portraits of survivors and first responders at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, using the distinct Dear World style of writing positive messages on skin.
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American Airlines Reacts to Teen’s Terror Threat Joke on Twitter Video included

A Dutch Twitter user claiming to be 14 years old wreaked Internet havoc on Sunday when she jokingly tweeted a terror threat to American Airlines. More>>

Richmond Police Searching for Serial Robber Video included

Richmond Police needs the public's help identifying a suspect who is believed to have robbed the 48-Hour Market on Forest Hill Avenue. More>>

Crews Respond to Chesterfield House Fire

Firefighters were called out to a fire at a townhome Monday afternoon in the 13000 block of Woodbriar Ridge Court. More>>

US Airways Apologizes for Pornographic Tweet

US Airways apologized for sending an X-rated Twitter message in response to a customer complaint.
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Police Search Suspect’s Home in Alexis Murphy Case Video included

In a new development in the Alexis Murphy case, crews were out Monday searching near the suspect's home for more clues in the 17-year-old's disappearance. More>>

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