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 >>
Amy Lacey takes a look at the database and how it's helping connect people with their loved ones, Monday on 8News at 5:30.
CHESTERFIELD, VA—A database helping scholars and family historians learn more about those once enslaved in Virginia is bringing to light what was once unknown.
Called "Unknown No Longer," the database includes more than 10,000 names and 1,500 digital images of documents.
It's all part of an effort spearheaded by the Virginia Historical Society to name each person enslaved in Virginia and help people locate their loved ones on their family tree.
The database helps give insight into how slaves shaped Virginia.
The Virginia Historical Society will hold five presentations to help raise awareness about the database.
The presentations will show how to use the database, information on slavery in Virginia and a question-and-answer session. The programs are being held during Black History Month.
The presentations will be held Monday in Chesterfield, Tuesday in Portsmouth, Friday in Richmond, Feb. 21 in Woodbridge and Feb. 23 in Midlothian.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond