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Baliles considering run for Richmond mayor

Richmond City Councilman Jonathan T. Baliles said Wednesday that he is considering a run for the mayor's office in 2016, confirming speculation that has ramped up recently due to a fundraising letter sent out on his behalf.

Wednesday 04/01/2015
Police release description of man who attacked jogger in Shockoe Bottom

Richmond police have released a description of a man who attacked a female jogger Tuesday night in Shockoe Bottom.

Baliles considering run for Richmond mayor

Richmond City Councilman Jonathan T. Baliles said Wednesday that he is considering a run for the mayor's office in 2016, confirming speculation that has ramped up recently due to a fundraising letter sent out on his behalf.

Felony indictments against Morrissey dismissed

A circuit court judge dismissed all four felony indictments against former Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, saying that a plea agreement reached Dec. 12 barred further charges in the case.

Man who attempted to extort state Sen. Norment sentenced to 2 years

A state prison inmate was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday for attempting to extort money and an affidavit from state Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City County, who represented him in a 2010 drunken driving trial.

Worker dies after being struck by train at Acca Yard

A man was struck and killed by a train early Wednesday in what authorities are describing as an industrial accident at the CSX Acca Yard.

Richmond officer shoots, wounds man who pointed gun toward officers, chief says

A Richmond police officer shot a man who displayed a gun after falling while fleeing officers who wanted to question him at a Southside motel Wednesday, Police Chief Alfred Durham said.

450 fewer parking places to be eliminated on Broad for rapid transit system

The newly named Pulse bus rapid transit system would eliminate 425 fewer parking places than originally anticipated under two plans officials hope to roll out next week.

Man linked to U.S. rail yard murders in custody for 2006 Henrico slaying

Michael Elijah Adams is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a longtime homeless man and drifter, Robert Allen Chassereau.

Midlothian grad's heart pumping without machine assistance

Hailey Lane, a 19-year-old from Midlothian who has inspired a national #Haileystrong social-media campaign in which her family is asking for prayers, had a successful surgery on Tuesday and was taken off of a life support machine, according to her twin sister, Savannah.

Hispanics learn about their tenant rights at Chesterfield meetings

Tenants need to be aware of their rights under the law if they want to protect themselves against unscrupulous landlords and to ensure they are being treated fairly.

Traffic alert: Debris cleared from Powhite between Rt. 288 and Courthouse Rd

According to highway officials, all eastbound lanes of Powhite Parkway between Route 288 and Courthouse Road have been cleared. 

Tuesday 03/31/2015
Culpeper man dies hours after police use stun gun on him

A 30-year-old Culpeper man died hours after town police used Tasers to subdue him following an altercation Sunday night that sent one officer to the hospital.

Henrico sprucing county line areas at Laburnum, Staples Mill

It’s spring — planting season. And Henrico County’s getting in on the action.

ElderFriends program expands to more isolated residents

When Gerry Storz and his wife moved to Richmond from Germany by way of Canada, the only person he knew here was his daughter.

Richmond council members seek more financial numbers in development deals

The Richmond City Council will take up legislation this month to require a detailed set of up-front financial reports for future economic development projects such as the Stone Brewing Co. deal and the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

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