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Chesterfield man killed when car goes through house

William "Bill" Hillsman worked at several hardware stores over the years, and had been employed by Lowe’s at 1512 West Koger Center Drive for the past 13 years.

Sunday 03/01/2015
Bland Co. natives gather in Richmond

WYTHEVILLE — The early 1960s offered few jobs for high school graduates and veterans in Bland County. To find work, many of them moved to Richmond and remained after retirement.

Friday 02/27/2015
Humble hardware salesman killed in freak auto accident

One moment William “Bill” Hillsman was quietly eating dinner in his kitchen. The next moment a car came crashing through his house and struck him. He died instantly.

Chesterfield School Board adopts budget

Chesterfield County Public Schools plans to hire more than 50 new teachers and give employees a 2 percent raise as part of the $581 million 2015-16 budget it unanimously approved Friday evening.

Thursday 02/26/2015
Chesterfield School Board votes today on $578 budget proposal

Chesterfield County’s School Board will vote this afternoon on next school year’s budget after a special meeting Thursday was canceled because of bad weather.

Police identify man killed when car plowed through his Chesterfield home

William Hillsman, 54, died after the driver of a 2008 Kia Sedona lost control at the intersection of Robious Road and Greenfield Drive and went through his house.

Impact of snow days on school schedules

With most public school students missing their seventh and eighth days since returning from the holiday break, school officials are starting to think about how they’ll make up lost time in the classroom. 

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Police ID victim in fatal Chesterfield crash

The driver of a car was killed early Wednesday when the auto ran off the 3500 block of Beechwood Avenue and into a ditch before striking a tree, a Chesterfield County police spokeswoman said.

New initiative connects tech center students with potential employers

Chesterfield County Public Schools is teaming with local business leaders to connect students at its two career and technical centers with prospective employers.

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Chesterfield father sentenced to 10 years in shaken baby death of son

A Chesterfield County father will spend 10 years behind bars for shaking his son so violently that it caused neurological devastation and eventually the boy’s death, 10 days after being hospitalized.

Police identify truck driver killed in Hull Street Road crash in Chesterfield

A tractor-trailer driver was killed early Tuesday when the rig ran off eastbound Hull Street Road and struck a tree in the median about 6:30 a.m., a Chesterfield police spokeswoman said.

Chesterfield School Board fine-tunes budget

Chesterfield County school officials will consider making changes to the system’s proposed $578.5 million budget after School Board members made recommendations at a work session Tuesday.

Sunday 02/22/2015
Chesterfield police ID body found under bridge

Chesterfield County police have  identified the body of a man found under a bridge last week as that of James Walton, 33.

Saturday 02/21/2015
Plan for a reimagined Ettrick takes a big step

Chesterfield’s dream for remaking Ettrick is one step closer to becoming reality now that the county’s Planning Commission has forwarded a Special Area Plan for the village to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

Single car accident in Chesterfield leaves one dead

A 30-year old woman was killed and her young child was hurt Saturday in a single-vehicle accident in Chesterfield County.

Friday 02/20/2015
Costly stormwater mandates loom over Chesterfield budget

Chesterfield County won’t raise taxes in 2015, but federal mandates aimed at reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay could require higher taxes or severe budget cuts in upcoming years.

Thursday 02/19/2015
Chesterfield man saves woman right before her car sinks in frozen pond

A Chesterfield County man is being called a hero after he rescued a woman from a car that had slid into a partially frozen pond and trapped her inside as the car began to sink.

Chesterfield announces makeup time for snow days; no change for Hanover, Henrico

School leaders in Chesterfield County are changing the schedule for the rest of the year in an attempt to make up time lost to snow and other weather issues this year, while their counterparts in Hanover and Henrico counties are holding steady for...

Judge decides on Chesterfield cash proffers case

A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought against Chesterfield County by a developer claiming its constitutional rights were violated when the Board of Supervisors rejected an application to build a 50-home subdivision off Courthouse Road n...

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Iron Bridge Road cleanup could take hours

Iron Bridge Road between Omo and Cogbill roads could be closed in both directions through the evening rush hour in the aftermath of a crash in which a westbound tractor-trailer ran off the road and hit a utility pole, downing numerous lines.

Wednesday 02/18/2015
Chesterfield Planning Commission approves Kroger expanison despite opposition

Despite opposition from some neighbors, The Kroger Co. won approval Thursday for a $14.7 million expansion of its store on Midlothian Turnpike just east of state Road 288.

Meadowbrook H.S. student charged with sexual battery of 15-year-old

An 18-year-old Meadowbrook High School student has been charged with sexual battery and abduction/kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl, according to Chesterfield County police.

Tuesday 02/17/2015
Schools gauge conditions day-by-day, even after a big storm

With inches of snow on the ground, more in the forecast, and the kind of bone-chilling weather that will allow it to stick around for a while, regional school officials said deciding whether to close schools is a complicated task.

Weather may be factor in of one of 2 found dead in Chesterfield

The frigid temperatures may have contributed to the death of a Chesterfield County resident who was found dead Monday morning outside the person’s home, police said.

Monday 02/16/2015
Schools finance director resigns in middle of budget season

The finance chief for Chesterfield County Public Schools is resigning at the end of March to take a job closer to his home in Fauquier County.

Chesterfield police investigating deaths after two bodies found separately

Chesterfield County police have opened two death investigations have two bodies were discovered in separate locations Sunday and Monday.

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