Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:58:50 GMT
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—The Richmond City school board took action Wednesday, in an effort to bridge a multi-million dollar budget shortfall; over 60 positions will be eliminated, and one school will be closed.
Summer Hill Elementary School will be closed, the school board voted. More than 60 positions in the administrative sector of the school system will be eliminated.
The district faced an $11.6 million dollar budget gap after revenue shortfalls, higher health insurance rates and mandatory one percent salary increases.
Among the list of items that were previously on the chopping block: 65 teacher jobs throughout the city. Eliminating the positions would have saved approximately $3.1 million, but would have also increase classroom size.
Sources said previously that existing contracts with vendors and work to consolidate services with the city could have also be canceled.
Two more schools will be closed in continuing efforts to trim the budget, although board members say they haven't decided which ones will be shut down.