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Chesterfield County News

Football season kicks off at Meadowbrook

It was crowded inside the inflated lion’s mouth. The young men jostled one another as they waited for their cue.

Friday 08/28/2015
Football season kicks off at Meadowbrook

It was crowded inside the inflated lion’s mouth. The young men jostled one another as they waited for their cue.

Chesterfield credit union is robbed twice in two days

The Argent Credit Union in the 3600 block of Oxbridge Road in Chesterfield County was robbed Thursday for the second time in two days.

Woman, 88, struck and injured by car in parking lot off Meadowdale Blvd., dies

A woman struck and injured Aug. 13 while walking in a commercial parking lot off Meadowdale Boulevard has died of her injuries, Chesterfield County police said.

Thursday 08/27/2015
Group protests disparities in suburban school discipline

Activists pushing for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions in public schools flooded public comment periods at school board meetings in Chesterfield and Henrico counties this week.

Wednesday 08/26/2015
Chesterfield police seeking man who robbed credit union

Chesterfield police are seeking a man who robbed the Argent Credit Union branch Wednesday morning at 3611 Oxbridge Road, and who may be the same man who robbed a Petersburg bank less than a hour later.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Chesterfield axes deep fryers from school cafeterias

Chesterfield County is axing deep fryers from school cafeterias and replacing french fries on lunch menus with such dishes as sweet potatoes.

Fugitive who killed self after firing at agents was suspected bank robber

A fugitive who police said fatally shot himself after firing on federal agents trying to arrest him was suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch Saturday in Chesterfield County.

Monday 08/24/2015
Free store simplifies life for first-year Chesterfield teachers

In what has become a Chesterfield County Public Schools annual rite of passage, first-year teachers flocked to a Midlothian Turnpike strip mall Monday to pick up free classroom supplies.

Dinwiddie man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death at Chester party

A Dinwiddie County man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a case that involved markedly conflicting witness accounts of a young man’s fatal shooting last year at a party of young adults in Chester.

Sunday 08/23/2015
Chesterfield, Richmond to use GPS technology on school buses

Parents and guardians of Richmond and Chesterfield County public school students will be the first in the region to be able to track their childrens' buses with an app. 

Chesterfield School Board seeks members for panels

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking members for a variety of advisory committees.

Two Chesterfield schools get grants for programs

CHESTERFIELD — Two Chesterfield County elementary schools received grants that will pay for after-school, before-school and summer education programs.

Saturday 08/22/2015
Chesterfield police seek man who robbed bank on Midlothian Turnpike

Chesterfield County police said man robbed the Wells Fargo branch at 7202 Midlothian Turnpike shortly after 9 a.m. He pointed a silver handgun at the bank teller and passed a note demanding money, according to police. Police said he fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Friday 08/21/2015
Floor cleaner improperly dumped at Chesterfield schools

Chesterfield County Public Schools acknowledged Friday that a floor-cleaning solution was improperly dumped at a number of schools this week, prompting an outside contractor to offer to pay for any environmental cleanup.

Chesterfield commission delays consideration of county bike plan, but wants resolution before year's end

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission delayed consideration of two bike-related proposals this week.

Thursday 08/20/2015
Agencies say wrong bear killed following attack on hiker from Midlothian

Wildlife authorities killed the wrong bear in their search for the animal that attacked a Midlothian woman and left her with 28 stitches in her back and leg, according to DNA test results released Thursday.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash closes lane of I-95 south in Chesterfield

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the left lane of Interstate 95 is closed near mile marker 65 (just north of Willis Rd.) due to a crash.

Wednesday 08/19/2015
Boy wounded by shattered glass after car is shot in Chesterfield

A boy was wounded by shattered glass after shots were fired at his car Wednesday afternoon, Chesterfield police said. Two boys and a man were taken into custody within an hour.

Chesterfield woman, 40, dies in head-on crash on Chalkley Road

According to Chesterfield County Police, Tiese G. Howard, 40, of Chesterfield, died in a motor vehicle crash Tuesday on Chalkley Road. 

Tuesday 08/18/2015
Richmond man arrested after truck crashes into bank in Chesterfield

According to Chesterfield County Police, James Mouzone, 57, of Richmond, has been arrested for drunk driving. 

Friday 08/14/2015
Police release name of 2-year-old girl who died after falling off dock in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County police have released the name of the girl who died Thursday after falling off a dock at Dutch Gap Conservation Area near Henricus Historical Park in the county.

Chesterfield police arrest two men after officer fired at during traffic stop

Two Chesterfield County men were charged today after a police officer was fired at during a traffic stop early Thursday morning.

Chesterfield man pleads guilty to killing friend hours after playing pool with him

A Chesterfield County man was convicted Thursday of fatally shooting a longtime friend during a Feb. 3 dispute outside the defendant’s home, hours after playing pool and darts with the victim.

Chesterfield residents divided over planned park

Chesterfield County residents are divided over a planned park that would eventually include sports fields, wooded walking trails and a playground.

Thursday 08/13/2015
2-year-old girl dies after falling off dock in Chesterfield

Officials said the girl’s father was on the dock with her when she fell off the edge and into an inlet of the James River. The father jumped in after her but was not able to locate her in the water. 

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