Whisk Bakery Expanding

ONE RICHMOND BAKERY IS EXPANDING TO HENRICO. AFTER SPENDING ALMOST SEVEN YEARS IN SHOCKOE BOTTOM, WHISK IS ADDING ANOTHER LOCATION IN THE WEST END. 8NEWS REPORTER ROLYNN WILSON SPOKE WITH THE OWNER TODAY AND SHE JOINS US IN RICHMOND TO EXPLAIN WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

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ONE RICHMOND BAKERY IS EXPANDING TO HENRICO. AFTER SPENDING ALMOST SEVEN YEARS IN SHOCKOE BOTTOM, WHISK IS ADDING ANOTHER LOCATION IN THE WEST END. 8NEWS REPORTER ROLYNN WILSON SPOKE WITH THE OWNER TODAY AND SHE JOINS US IN RICHMOND TO EXPLAIN WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

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Henrico County police have caught the man they said robbed at least seven businesses at gunpoint. Disturbing security photos show the suspect pointing a gun behind a convenience store counter.

An employee at a Shell gas station on Staples Mill Road told 8News the man came inside the store the day after Thanksgiving, told her to give him all the money in the registers and lie on the floor.

Police said you can see the suspect, Hassan Malik Rogers, pointing a gun behind the counter at one of the several businesses that were robbed.

In another security photo, the suspect appears to grab cash from a register at one of the places he is accused of robbing along Staples Mill Road, Three Chopt Road, West Broad Street or East Ridge Road.

Police said Rogers tried to run away after crashing his car Wednesday, but officers later caught up with him.

He’s facing multiple charges, including two counts of robbery and one count of abduction, among others.

Richmond grandma thankful for new program helping …

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – One Central Virginia non-profit has created a program that steps in where Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico families need it most.

The folks with the Rescue180 program are taking care of families in neighborhoods with basic needs that most people take for granted, like toothbrushes, toothpaste and food.

Some of them are grandparents taking care of and feeding multiple grandchildren.

https://www.wric.com/community/positively-richmond/richmond-grandma-thankful-for-new-program-helping-her-with-taking-care-of-four-grandchildren/

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A Delaware man is facing multiple charges after allegedly dragging a state trooper down the interstate Friday.

The suspect, 38-year-old Milton Jermaine Lewis, was arrested in Henrico County just a couple of hours after crashing his car.

Lewis is facing at least ten charges, including having a concealed weapon after troopers found a gun inside his SUV.

A crumpled vehicle is what’s left after the terrifying incident. Police said once the trooper pulled over Lewis, he became combative and drove off, trapping the trooper in the passenger side door of Lewis’ vehicle. The trooper was then dragged on Interstate 295 for three miles as Lewis drove at 115 miles per hour.

“They had an altercation between the two of them and somehow the trooper was pulled into the vehicle. The trooper was inside of the vehicle when the suspect drove off at a very high rate of speed,” Virginia State Police Sergeant Jessica Shehan described.

Lewis then hit two tractor-trailers and crashed near the Creighton Road exit. After crashing, he got out and ran away from the vehicle.

The trooper has some cuts and bruises, but Sergeant Shehan said he’s lucky to be alive. Lewis also has minor injuries.

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New mammogram tech at Henrico hospital detecting …

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – A new type of mammogram at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute is helping patients catch breast cancer early — before it has the chance to spread.

Contrast enhanced mammography can detect up to two to three times as many cancers as a regular mammogram, according to the hospital.

Dr. Ryan Gabriel, breast imaging director at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, said they have a 90% chance of finding breast cancer with the new technology, while with a regular mammogram, they only have a 50% chance of finding breast cancer in women with extremely dense breasts.

https://www.wric.com/community/positively-richmond/i-feel-fortunate-new-mammogram-tech-at-henrico-hospital-detecting-more-cancer-earlier/

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It’s Cyber Monday and one security company, Tanium, wants shoppers to watch out for ransomware attacks as they shop for the holidays.

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It’s Black Friday and the National Retail Federation expects it to be a record-breaking year for shopping this weekend. The doors at JCPenney open at 5 a.m. with customers lining up to get doorbuster deals. It’s one of the earliest opening times for a department store for Black Friday. JCPenney’s clothes, jewelry, shoes and home items are marked way down, while Bath and Body Works stores are giving customers an extra 20% off and a buy three get three free deal. The National Retail Federation estimates more than 166 million people are going to shop through Cyber Monday.

The federation reports 60% of holiday shoppers started looking and buying early this month.

Walmart stores have a lot of rollbacks and started planning for the rush of customers a while back, according to spokesperson Jessica Martello.

“This year, to prepare for the holidays, Walmart has hired about 40,000 associates to help out with just the influx of all the shopping and that includes in-store associates, distribution centers, fleet drivers and more. So, we’re definitely prepared for a busy holiday season,” she told 8News.

Gift cards are still a favorite item this year. Experts say spending on them is expected to reach more than $28 billion.

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