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Chesterfield County News

22 monitored after fluid leak at DuPont facility

Twenty employees of the DuPont Richmond Zytel plant off Jefferson Davis Highway, along with two firefighters, were released from hospitals after being evaluated for exposure to vapor from a leak of heating fluid.

Monday 04/27/2015
Audit prompts Chesterfield schools to consider staffing change

Chesterfield school officials are considering adding a chief operations officer to the district’s administrative staff.

22 monitored after fluid leak at DuPont facility

Twenty employees of the DuPont Richmond Zytel plant off Jefferson Davis Highway, along with two firefighters, were released from hospitals after being evaluated for exposure to vapor from a leak of heating fluid.

Human remains discovered near Chesterfield Towne Center

Chesterfield County police are investigating the death of an unidentified person whose remains were found Monday down a 10-foot ravine about three-tenths of a mile south of Midlothian Turnpike.

Friday 04/24/2015
Donald Trump receives warm welcome in Chesterfield

Donald Trump derided President Barack Obama as incompetent while playing up his own political prowess at a gathering of Chesterfield County Republicans on Friday.

Thursday 04/23/2015
Chesterfield police investigate double-shooting, search for three suspects

Chesterfield County police are searching for three suspects in a double-shooting last night.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Former Cosby athlete sentenced to serve 10 years in attack on four children

A judge sentenced Matthew K. Gorski to 111 years in prison but suspended all but 10 years after apparently heeding arguments by the defense that a prison term above sentencing guidelines would be punishing Gorski for being mentally ill.

Police: Masked men rob Huguenot Road gas station

Four men are on the run after robbing a Shell gas station in Midlothian early this morning while wearing ski masks, according to Chesterfield County police.

Tuesday 04/21/2015
Chesterfield schools names Students of the Year

Chesterfield County schools have chosen their 126 Students of the Year and will honor them at gala Thursday night.

Two Chesterfield students slightly injured when SUV strikes school bus

Two Chesterfield County middle school students were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries this morning after an SUV struck the rear of their stopped school bus, police said.

Saturday 04/18/2015
Chesterfield resident shot in foot during attempted robbery

A 24-year-old Chesterfield County man was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on Saturday morning.

Thursday 04/16/2015
Chesterfield supervisors approve ambitious Special Area Plan for Ettrick

In coming years, the plan could help transform Ettrick from an aging village on the Appomattox River into a bustling urban community.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Kindergarten registration today for much of the region

Parking lots at elementary schools across metro Richmond will be packed this morning as parents and guardians participate in an annual rite of spring: kindergarten registration.

Chesterfield supervisors approve $790 million budget

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Charge dismissed against local bail bondsman

A federal firearms charge has been dismissed against a local bail bondsman who was an unsuccessful candidate last year for Chesterfield County Circuit Court clerk.

Monday 04/13/2015
Man who suffered seizure and crashed into home, killing resident, won't be charged

A man who drove into a Chesterfield County home while suffering a seizure, killing a resident inside, will not be charged with a traffic or criminal offense in a freak accident that took the life of William “Bill” Hillsman, authorities said.

Chesterfield supervisors to discuss issues relating to Ettrick plan Wednesday

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors is looking for input on a plan that could transform Ettrick and set the course for future revitalization efforts in other parts of the county.

Wegmans to begin construction on Chesterfield store Tuesday

The store is slated to open next spring, with the Henrico store following about two months later.

Sunday 04/12/2015
Chesterfield’s Cosby High to host Fine Arts Festival

CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold its annual Fine Arts Festival on April 25 and 26. The event features examples of visual and performance arts by students in all of the division’s 63 schools.

Friday 04/10/2015
Storm water mandate could impact public safety funding in Chesterfield

Federal requirements to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay appear likely to drain some of the money Chesterfield County leaders were considering spending to beef up public safety in the 2016 budget.

Federal officials checking for pollution at Chesterfield school

Federal officials are looking for toxic pollution in underground water at Bensley Elementary School in eastern Chesterfield County.

Father of teen killed in Chester hit-and-run seeks answers

Police said they are following up on tips but none of them so far has assisted in identifying a specific make, model or type of vehicle.

Police: two men robbed 7-Eleven in Chester overnight

Chesterfield County police are searching for two men who robbed a 7-Eleven store early this morning at 12120 Harrowgate Road in Chester.

Thursday 04/09/2015
Midlothian teen struck by vehicle in Cayman Islands, suffers severe head trauma

A James River High School student remained hospitalized with severe head injuries Thursday after being struck by a minivan Monday night in the Cayman Islands, authorities there said.

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Teen was near father's Chesterfield home when fatally struck

A 16-year-old Petersburg High School student was near his father’s Chesterfield County home looking for his younger brother when he was fatally struck Tuesday night by a hit-and-run driver, police said.

Chesterfield church, St. Edward, looking to add graveyard

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church is asking Chesterfield County for permission to build a graveyard on its property.

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