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Chesterfield County News

State police: Driver of bus that overturned on Powhite was speeding

The health of a critical patient who was transported to the hospital following a bus crash Sunday night has improved, according to an official.

Tuesday 12/01/2015
State police: Driver of bus that overturned on Powhite was speeding

The health of a critical patient who was transported to the hospital following a bus crash Sunday night has improved, according to an official.

Monday 11/30/2015
Dinwiddie man sentenced to serve 8 years in Chester party killing

A Dinwiddie County man who fired a gun at a party of young adults last year in Chester, killing one of the celebrants, was sentenced Monday to serve eight years in prison after telling a judge he would do anything to take it all back.

Saturday 11/28/2015
Benefactors step up to help those along Jeff Davis Highway in Chesterfield

When Marvin Cherry agreed to be interviewed for a story about poverty along Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County, he didn’t do so with the idea that he somehow would benefit.

Thursday 11/26/2015
Richmond Community Toolbank is ‘hardware store of nonprofits’

If you had a hammer, and you hammered in the morning and evening, you would need a long time to catch up with Trey Bearden and his mission of a better and more just community through tools.

Wednesday 11/25/2015
Chesterfield fire damages six apartments, displaces 11 persons

An apartment fire in Chesterfield County displaced 11 persons Wednesday afternoon.

Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers release video of Chesterfield library fire

The fire was so intense that two of the library's rear windows shattered due to the heat.

Tuesday 11/24/2015
Police: man, car shot multiple times near Chippenham Parkway

A driver has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries since Friday when a gunman fired multiple shots at the man’s vehicle, striking him once, while he was driving in the area of Chippenham Parkway, near Midlothian Turnpike and Jahnke ...

Evan McKeel knocked off 'The Voice'

It was an impressive run for Richmond’s Evan McKeel, who made it to the Top 11 on “The Voice.” But Tuesday was the end of the road for the 20-year-old singer.

Steve Harvey surprises Chester mom with $10,000 gift

Taneshia Stoddart-Kerr knows something of surprises, but she wasn’t prepared for what Steve Harvey had in mind.

Monday 11/23/2015
Three people displaced from home in Chesterfield fire

One juvenile who was home at the time of the fire went back inside to rescue her dog.

Police ID passenger killed in Second Branch Road accident Saturday

Kerin T. Fleig, 19, of the 11600 block of Plantation Trace Drive in Chesterfield, was a passenger in the vehicle that was heading south when it lost control and hit a tree.

Sunday 11/22/2015
Ettrick fights to retain Amtrak station

ETTRICK — Next week marks the deadline for localities in the Tri-Cities area to determine if Petersburg, Colonial Heights or Chesterfield County should be the home of a new Amtrak station serving the area.

Saturday 11/21/2015
Passenger killed, driver airlifted to hospital after Chesterfield crash

Chesterfield County Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Second Branch Road around 9 a.m. today. 

Friday 11/20/2015
TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes of I-64 east closed in Goochland

VDOT reports that all lanes of Interstate 64 east are closed in Goochland County near Hadensville/Rt. 629 (mm 152) due to a crash.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Centralia Rd. in Chesterfield closed due to crash, downed power lines

VDOT says all lanes of Centralia Road in Chesterfield are closed near Telstar Dr. due to a crash and downed power lines.

Thursday 11/19/2015
VSU board keeps interim president another month

Virginia State University will retain its interim president an extra month as the governing board nears a decision on her replacement.

Chesterfield Supervisors approve $360 million bike trails plan

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors has signed off on a 50-year plan for a 360-mile network of new bicycle pathways and trails.

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Two ex-Petco employees fined $150 in dog's death at store

Two former Petco employees were fined $150 each Tuesday after a judge found them guilty of misdemeanor animal neglect in the death of a golden retriever who died of heatstroke at a store in Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield supervisors back Bon Air plan

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously endorsed a special area plan for Bon Air, proposing that the county add pedestrian amenities such as sidewalks and bike lanes to the North Chesterfield neighborhood that was est...

Chesterfield supervisors hold hearing on bike trail plan Wednesday

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors could vote today on a draft plan that calls for about 360 miles of new bicycle pathways and trails throughout the county.

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Chesterfield police say 9-year-old displayed knife on bus

Chesterfield police say a 9-year-old boy displayed a knife on a school bus this morning and demanded a book from another student. 

Monday 11/16/2015
Portsmouth man charged in Chesterfield's 1st case of commerical sex trafficking

The investigation began after police encountered a 17-year-old girl who reported she had been robbed by a man in a prostitution-related transaction.

Sunday 11/15/2015
Chesterfield parents to get Impact Aid survey

CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County students are bringing home a federal Impact Aid survey this week.

Chesterfield investigating fire at library under construction

Chesterfield officials are investigating a fire at the site of a library under construction on Courthouse Road.

Friday 11/13/2015
3rd defendant in white supremacy plot waives hearing, ordered held

A local man accused of conspiring to rob a jeweler to raise money to buy weapons and train for a race war waived his preliminary hearing in federal court Friday and was ordered held because of his prior criminal record and association with the Ary...

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