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Black Dog enjoys official status: healthy, happy fugitive-at-large

The Fourth of July may be two days gone, but Independence Day lasts year-round for the elusive Black Dog.

Black Dog enjoys official status: healthy, happy fugitive-at-large

The Fourth of July may be two days gone, but Independence Day lasts year-round for the elusive Black Dog.

Mark Holmberg to write weekly column for Times-Dispatch

We’re welcoming back an old friend. Mark Holmberg, longtime Richmond Times-Dispatch metro columnist and reporter, will write a weekly metro column for us starting Saturday, Sept. 19.

Man killed outside Petersburg grocery store

A man was shot and killed Tuesday morning outside a grocery store in Petersburg.

Ted Cruz sets Virginia leadership team

State Sen. William M. Stanley Jr., R-Franklin County, will serve as chairman of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign in Virginia.

Young girl hit by vehicle in Richmond; man charged with hit-and-run

Richmond police say they've made an arrest after a young girl leaving an ice cream truck became the victim of a hit-and-run in the Mosby Court area.

World flags accidentally hung upside down are now right-side-up

The city of Richmond's contractors who were hired to hang the flags (and hung them incorrectly) are correcting the world flags, which were hung over the weekend outside Main Street Station to welcome the nations coming to Richmond for the UCI Road World Championships.

Woman charged with arson in Henrico doctor's office fire

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with arson after a Henrico County doctor's office was broken into and caught on fire, according to police.

Plea likely next week for Richmond-area man accused in abduction cases

A Richmond-area man facing possible life sentences in brutal abduction cases in Virginia and Pennsylvania is tentatively scheduled to enter a plea next week in Philadelphia.

Construction of pedestrian bridges at VCU to detour traffic this week

VCU police will be rerouting traffic this week at two intersections on the Monroe Park Campus while crews construct a pair of pedestrian bridges for the UCI Road World Championships in September. 

Fire delays school year at St. Andrew's School in Richmond

St. Andrew’s School in Richmond is delaying the start of its school year until Sept. 28 after a fire at the school Sunday afternoon.

Crime briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 1

Police investigating robbery in Chesterfield

Camp helps children of cancer patients deal with parent's diagnosis

Most days, 9-year-old Hunter Allen doesn’t talk about his mother.

Five years after expansion, VMFA impact soars

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts created a $145 million economic juggernaut when it reopened in 2010 after an extensive expansion project.

Williams: Trail a capital idea for regional cohesion

Looking for an expert to measure the impact of the nearly completed Virginia Capital Trail from Richmond to Jamestown, I contacted a guy who once rode from Seattle to Portland, Ore., on a fixed-gear bike.

Man killed in I-85 crash in Dinwiddie

According to Virginia State Police, a man driving a box truck on Interstate 85 was killed Monday when his vehicle ran off the road and overturned.

Richmond meteorologist, other journalists fill in at WDBJ so staff can attend memorial

For the first time since an on-air shooting last week that left a reporter and photographer dead, WDBJ-TV’s news department got a break from its six-show-a-day schedule Monday after help arrived from Richmond and around the country.

Court to move on redistricting as deadline passes

The day before today’s court-imposed deadline to redraw Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, there were no signs of reconciliation between Democrats and Republicans in the legislature.

U.S. Supreme Court lets McDonnell stay free for now

The order means the former governor will remain on bond while the justices decide whether to take up his appeal.

U.S. agency faults Staples Mill Amtrak station

It finds the station violates rights of deaf, hard of hearing

Mental health patient escapes law enforcement custody in Dinwiddie

Authorities are searching for a mental health patient who escaped from law enforcement custody while passing through Dinwiddie County.



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