Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:52:59 GMT
RICHMOND, VA— The McGuire VA Medical Center is working to notify hundreds of patients after a recently hospitalized veteran tested positive for tuberculosis. As many as 500 patients may have been exposedMore >>
The McGuire VA Medical Center is working to notify hundreds of patients after a recently hospitalized veteran tested positive for tuberculosis.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:51:09 GMT
RICHMOND, VA—A jury has been seated in the trial against a former Richmond Public Schools teacher's aide accused of child sex crimes. Alex Erby, 58, a former teacher's aide at GH Reid Elementary SchoolMore >>
A jury has been seated in the trial against a former Richmond Public Schools teacher's aide accused of child sex crimes.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:03 GMT
HANOVER, VA—Police are asking for help to identify the man who robbed a Hanover County convenience store early Tuesday morning. It happened around 5:15 a.m. at a convenience store located in the 6500More >>
Police have arrested a man in connection with the early Tuesday morning robbery a Hanover County convenience store.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:50 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:50:35 GMT
DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) - A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper is facing more charges. Russell E. Brown of Chesterfield had been charged with capital murder, attempted capital murderMore >>
A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper is facing more charges. More >>
Richmond, VA—After the surge of violent weather on June 25, 2012, the Better Business Bureau warns the public to avoid "storm chasers," companies which attempt to swindle citizens by offering bogus home repairs, and soliciting false charity donations.
Tom Gallagher, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Central Virginia, made the following statement regarding the scams: "It is not uncommon for out-of-town storm chasers to solicit business after storms like the ones we had yesterday. Storm chasers may not have proper licensure for your area and may offer quick fixes or make big promises to which they won't deliver."
Consumers should also be wary of donating money to charities, and are encouraged to proceed with caution when faced with appeals designed to tug heartstrings. "Many of the appeals are legitimate, but some are not," says Gallagher. "Be especially cautious with solicitations that are based on emotion and ask for an immediate contribution."
Local disaster victims should check the legitimacy of contractors who offer repair work by visiting www.richmond.bbb.org, or calling BBB Serving Central Virginia at 804-648-0016.