Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:41 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:41:14 GMT
Richmond, VA—Texas authorities confirm to 8News that ROC pastor Geronimo Aguilar is in custody, after surrendering without incident at his home in Richmond on Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Texas authorities confirm to 8News that ROC pastor Geronimo Aguilar is in custody, after surrendering without incident at his home in Richmond on Tuesday afternoon. Two warrants had been issued for Aguilar's arrest earlier in the week...More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:19 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:19:43 GMT
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Volunteers are being sought to place American flags at grave markers at the Hampton National Cemetery for Memorial Day. A lot of volunteers are needed. The cemetery has 28,000 graves. LongtimeMore >>
Volunteers are being sought to place American flags at grave markers in Hampton VA National Cemetery for Memorial Day.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:58 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:58:38 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Beach SPCA has taken in nine unweaned puppies that a man was trying to give away in the shelter's parking lot. The shelter also is caring for the 10-day-old puppies'More >>
The Virginia Beach SPCA has taken in nine unweaned puppies that a man was trying to give away in the shelter's parking lot.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:52 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:52:53 GMT
HENRICO, VA—A Henrico County man has been charged with murder in connection with the February death of his 3-month-old son. Cory Walls, 23, of Henrico, faces two counts of child neglect and one count ofMore >>
A Henrico County man has been charged with murder in connection with the February death of his 3-month-old son.More >>
Amie McLain co-anchors Good Morning Richmond and 8News at 9. She joined 8News in January 2009. Amie brings some southern hospitality to our news team. She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, but she left her southern roots to attend Howard University in Washington, DC. While in college, Amie interned at several networks including CNN, NPR, and BET. She graduated from the Johnson H. Johnson School of Communications with a B. A. in Broadcast Journalism.
Before coming to Richmond, Amie worked in Fort Myers, FL at WBBH-TV as a reporter and fill-in anchor. She also spent 2 years in Hagerstown, MD at WHAG-TV as the weekend anchor. During her time there, Amie covered her most personal story: She traveled to her hometown for the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and took viewers inside her home to spotlight her family and several others who survived the storm.
Amie is an award-winning journalist. She received the Virginia Associated Press award for "Best News Anchor" in the Commonwealth as well as the Best Travel Reporting Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 2011 for documenting her first mission trip to Kenya. She was also one of 3 journalists awarded an NABJ International Fellowship to cover the first Pan-African Youth Conference in Senegal. Amie loves to travel. She's spent time in 13 countries and doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.
You may notice Amie's bright smile as she anchors the morning news. She says that's because she's blessed to be here. Amie serves on the Board of Directors for First Things First of Greater Richmond, a non-profit group dedicated to strengthening families. She's also an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.