Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-11 22:59:59 GMT
RICHMOND (WRIC) - VCU held a tribute event to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at the university commons. Faculty members, students and people from the community gathered inside the Commons theaterMore >>
Faculty members, students and people from the community gathered inside the Commons theater to honor the former South African president.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-12-11 22:57:42 GMT
RICHMOND (WRIC) - The American Health Rankings are out and Virginia is not at the top of the list. The Commonwealth is 26th among other states in the country, 37th for disparity in health status and 35th forMore >>
The Commonwealth is 26th among other states in the country, 37th for disparity in health status and 35th for diabetes.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:55 PM EST2013-12-11 22:55:47 GMT
RICHMOND (WRIC) - Attorneys for former UVA lacrosse player George Huguely argued for a new trial. Huguely was convicted in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love last year. He's currentlyMore >>
Lawyers argued that Huguely's sixth amendment rights were violated when the trial continued without one of his lawyers, also that two jurors were not impartial and never should have been seated.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:41 PM EST2013-12-11 21:41:12 GMT
HENRICO (WRIC) - A West End dance instructor was sentenced Wednesday afternoon for child sex crimes with five underage dance students, who ranged in age from 15 to 17 years old. Andrew Defiesta, 35, will spendMore >>
A West End dance instructor was sentenced Wednesday afternoon for child sex crimes with five underage dance students.More >>
A Richmond broadcasting legend joined the 8News team Wednesday.
Gene Cox joined the 8News family as the co-anchor of 8News at 5:30, taking the anchor chair next to our own Amy Lacey.
Gene brings with him decades of broadcast news experience and an intimate knowledge of Central Virginia.
After a brief career as a school teacher in Maryland, Gene began TV news broadcasting at WSVA-TV (now WHSV) in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
He went from there to WMAR-TV in Baltimore in 1970 and then to WWBT-TV in Richmond eight years later. For the next 33 years Gene covered local, national and international stories.
During this time Gene also worked as a reporter and won several awards, including two Emmys. His reporting took him abroad on several occasions, including assignments in Russia and Africa.
The entire 8News family is honored to have him aboard.
As always, you can also join Juan Conde and Christina Feerick for 8News weekdays at 5, 6 and 11.