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Sunday 12/14/2014
Middle school trying app in Charles City district

CHARLES CITY — Charles City Middle School has launched an app for parents, students, teachers and staff to keep track of assignments, grades and announcements.

Saturday 12/13/2014
Woman in Petersburg found dead in car

A woman was found dead in a car in Petersburg early Saturday morning.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Petersburg's vote to close city jail surprises sheriff

Petersburg’s City Council vote to close the city jail and move all inmates to Riverside Regional Jail was added to the agenda near the end of the meeting by Councilman Kenneth Pritchett.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Midlothian woman charged in deadly day care fire

Laurie F. Underwood is charged with unlawfully operating an unlicensed day care facility in her home where an Oct. 21 fire fatally injured Joseph Matthew Allen.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Hopewell bank robbery leads to chase and 4 arrests

Authorities have arrested four people in an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Hopewell in which a shot was fired inside the building, according to Hopewell Deputy Police Chief Robert Skowron.

Friday 11/21/2014
Amelia school officer resigns after 'angry outburst' when student threw grape at him

A school resource officer at Amelia County Middle School was relieved of his assignment and resigned from the Sheriff's Office after he erupted in anger because a student threw a grape at him during lunchtime, the sheriff said.y.

Thursday 11/20/2014
King George woman, 40, crashes into tree, dies

A woman was killed this morning in a single-vehicle crash in King George County.

Goochland Christmas Mother Meta Potts


Wednesday 11/19/2014
Man who killed woman over child support sentenced to 43 years

A Petersburg man who fatally shot a Chesterfield County mother because he didn't want to pay child support for two children he fathered was sentenced to 43 years behind bars Wednesday in a case that hinged on a recanted alibi.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Clover Hill students charged in fight that police used Taser to stop

Four Clover Hill High School students are facing assault charges stemming from a fight early Tuesday that initially involved 15-20 teens and required the use of a police Taser to quell.

Monday 11/17/2014
Abduction suspect had bomb threat charge reduced in Richmond

Delvin Barnes was allowed to perform community service and had a felony charge reduced to trespassing three weeks after the violent abduction and assault of a 16-year-old Richmond girl.

Friday 11/14/2014
Charges withdrawn in Marty Cobb murder case

Murder and three other felony charges were withdrawn Friday against a 16-year-old Richmond boy accused of killing 8-year-old Martin "Marty" Cobb to give prosecutors time to potentially obtain additional forensic evidence from items sent for testing to the state la

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Va. FOP holds off giving to Mo. officer's defense

As the St. Louis region braces for the outcome of a grand jury investigation of a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black teenager, the Virginia Fraternal Order of Police has decided to hold off contributing to the officer's legal defense fund after the national FOP advised no further donations were needed.

Friday 11/07/2014
Man who cut off former girlfriend's hair in school parking lot agrees to shave head

The "eye for an eye" law of reciprocity was put into play this week when a Chesterfield prosecutor insisted that a man who snipped off eight to 12 inches of his former girlfriend's hair must shave his own head for six month as punishment.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Hughes elected Chesterfield Circuit Court clerk by wide margin

Republican Wendy Hughes easily defeated three opponents to become Chesterfield County's first new circuit court clerk in 22 years and serve the remaining year of former chief clerk Judy Worthington's unexpired term.

Dance wins election to replace Marsh in 16th Senate District

After barely holding on to her General Assembly seat last year, Del. Rosalyn R. Dance, D-Petersburg, won a promotion to the state Senate Tuesday.

Longtime Petersburg councilman loses seat

Petersburg voters ousted City Councilman Ken Pritchett on Tuesday from the seat he'd held for 12 years.

Couple now looking at life terms in New Kent meth operation

A New Kent County couple who stole hundreds of pounds of copper and other scrap metals from neighbors to feed a drug habit and allegedly operated a meth lab inside a trailer are facing lifelong sentences in federal court.

Crash that killed 2 horses refocuses attention on man who abused animals

A man with a long history of abusive conduct toward horses and other animals is facing additional scrutiny from law enforcement in two jurisdictions after two horses died following a trailer accident Sunday.

Sunday 11/02/2014
Scott to hold health care town hall in Petersburg

PETERSBURG — U.S. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-3rd, will hold a health care town hall in Petersburg on Wednesday.

Saturday 11/01/2014
Council, School Board seats to be on Petersburg ballots

Petersburg voters Tuesday will get a chance to vote on who will lead the city schools through some difficult times and might have to decide whether to expand year-round schools systemwide.

Monday 10/27/2014
Toddler died of acute thermal inhalation in daycare fire

A 1-year-old Chesterfield County boy who was mistakenly left inside a Midlothian home day care that caught fire died of acute thermal inhalational injuries , the state medical examiner’s office said Monday.

Wife of man fatally shot by Hopewell police was stabbed to death

The wife of a man fatally shot by Hopewell police was stabbed to death before her husband’s confrontation with law enforcement, the state medical examiner has determined.

Sunday 10/26/2014
Colonial Downs runs its last races

Colonial Downs, the state’s only pari-mutuel wagering enterprise, held its final horse race Sunday. The owner has surrendered his license, and the fate of the track remains unclear.

Saturday 10/25/2014
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Software glitch extends Benjamin Harrison Bridge closure

Update: As of 8:46 Saturday, the bridge remains closed to vehicular traffic.

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