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The funeral for a young boy killed by a falling tree inside Maymont Park last week will be held today. Shawn Wills, 4, was killed when a large tree was toppled by winds ahead of a line of severe stormsMore >>
The funeral for a young boy killed by a falling tree inside Maymont Park last week will be held today.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:51:52 GMT
STONY VREEK, VA--State Police are assisting authorities in Sussex County as they search for a man who fled into the woods Tuesday afternoon. It happened along the 1600 block of Blue Star Highway near theMore >>
State Police are assisting authorities in Sussex County as they search for a man who fled into the woods Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:29 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:29:14 GMT
RICHMOND, VA—A petition to have an animal adoption center at Short Pump Town Center is gaining momentum. More than 1,100 people have now signed the Richmond SPCA's petition, pushing to make the mall petMore >>
A petition to have an animal adoption center at Short Pump Town Center is gaining momentum.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:18:13 GMT
RICHMOND, VA—A pedestrian was struck by a VCU bus outside City Hall on Tuesday morning. It happened near the intersection of N 9th Street and E Broad Street. The victim's injuries are unknown. Stay withMore >>
RICHMOND, VA—A young woman is in the hospital after being hit by a VCU bus outside City Hall on Tuesday morning.More >>
RICHMOND, VA—After dozens of mature trees were removed from behind The Science Museum of Virginia, members of the Richmond City Council are calling for a full investigation.
The trees were removed from a lot behind the museum, where the Washington Redskins training camp will be built.
Part of the site's development plan called for some of the trees to be brought down, but crews removed all of the trees.
City Council members are speaking out against the removal.
"They were supposed to be possibly one or two [trees] taken down; certainly less than three or four," Richmond City Councilman Chris Hilbert said.
"This was a drastic change in the plan," Hilbert said.
Richmond City Mayor Dwight Jones released a statement that read in part:
"This is counter to our commitment to protect the older hardwood trees at the west end of the property. We are reviewing the matter to determine what mistakes were made so that we can prevent further problems from occurring."