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 12:17 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:17:04 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 12:15 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 >>
Animal rescuer Jill Navary says the dog she was waiting to adopt was left alone at the Petersburg Animal Shelter while it gave birth to a litter of puppies.
After 8News first told you about the incident Thursday, we've now learned the mother dog and her one surviving puppy were taken in by a rescue organization and are no longer in the shelter.
After 8News first broke the news about the dogs' deaths and shared the story of one animal rescuer who claims the shelter mistreats its animals, 8News Facebook fans have flooded our page with similar complaints, saying they too feel the shelter mistreats its animals.
After investigating, 8News found that from 2008-2011, the shelter had multiple infractions (view documents below). Most of the infractions were regarding building conditions and lack of proper documentation for euthanization. In 2011, all euthanizations were suspended, because the people administering them were not certified. The drugs and doses used in the euthanizations were also not approved.
8News asked the state veterinarian, who oversees the shelter once a year, why the same problems had gone uncorrected year after year. We were told that shelters are usually given time to correct their problems.
In 2012, the Petersburg Animal Shelter passed its inspection with flying colors, and inspectors said conditions had improved greatly.