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Program in Chesterfield uses technology to build, give prosthetics

A program in Chesterfield County is combining cutting-edge technology with community volunteer work to help children in need.

Saturday 01/24/2015
60-year-old man found dead at Chesterfield business

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 60-year-old man found Saturday night at an auto sales business in Chesterfield County.

Friday 01/23/2015
Midlothian woman charged with fraud after allegedly faking daughter's cancer

A Midlothian woman has been charged with defrauding three people out of more than $2,000 by falsely claiming her daughter had terminal cancer, police said.

Poverty, opportunity disparities focus of Chesterfield summit

Poverty, once a problem for cities, continues to expand in the suburbs presenting problems for communities that, if not addressed, could have serious long-term ramifications.

Classes canceled again at L.C. Bird in aftermath of crash

A stolen van was apparently deliberately crashed into the main entrance of Chesterfield County's L.C. Bird High School early Thursday morning, catching fire and sending smoke through the school, forcing officials to cancel classes.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Chesterfield Planning Commission endorses medical waste transfer facility

A proposed medical waste facility on Old Stage Road in Chesterfield County cleared its first bureaucratic hurdle when the county’s Planning Commission recommend approval despite concerns from neighbors.

Chesterfield School Board chairwoman to host poverty symposium

Chesterfield County School Board Chairwoman Carrie E. Coyner is hosting a symposium on poverty tonight that’ll look at ways of improving education for all children and creating economically integrated neighborhoods.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Chesterfield police looking for CVS robber

Chesterfield County police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed the CVS pharmacy store at 2537 Weir Road at about 1:40 p.m. today.

Man crashes into electrical box, causes outages in Midlothian

A man who might have been suffering a medical issue drove his truck into an electrical box this evening, causing power outages in Midlothian, according to Chesterfield County police.

Chesterfield school bus camera plan gaining traction

A plan to mount cameras on school buses to catch drivers who illegally pass them when they’re stopped appears to be gaining traction in Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield's Planning Commission delays action on Kroger request

Chesterfield County’s Planning Commission on Tuesday delayed a decision on The Kroger Co.’s request to expand one of its county stores until next month.

Monday 01/19/2015
MLK area events highlight leader's boldness, service

Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy were celebrated Monday at Richmond-area events that honored the leader’s persistence and commitment to service.

Saturday 01/17/2015
Police academy accepting enrollees in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD — Residents can still enroll in the Chesterfield County Police Department Citizens Academy that kicks off Feb. 10.

Chesterfield's Chromebooks to be sidelined during SOLs

The Chromebook computers used by every middle schooler in Chesterfield County this school year will remain in their backpacks for the state's Standards of Learning evaluations this spring, replaced by older Windows laptops that can handle the state's testing software.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Dominion: Power restored in Chesterfield after 13,500 homes went dark

Power has been restored in the approximately 13,500 homes in Chesterfield County that lost power for as many 100 minutes tonight, according to Virginia Dominion Power spokesman Dan Genest.

Tucker the Pig allowed to stay home

Tucker the pig counts more as a pet than a farm animal and will be allowed to keep living at his owners' home in Brandermill for at least a year, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors decided in a unanimous vote Wednesday.

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors elects new chairman

Matoaca District Supervisor Steve Elswick will lead the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors this year after being unanimously elected chairman by his colleagues Wednesday.

Midlothian attorney Winslow offically declares candidacy for Art Warren's seat

Christopher Winslow, a 35-year-old Midlothian attorney, officially declared his candidacy on Wednesday morning to replace outgoing Chesterfield County Supervisor A.S. “Art” Warren.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Judge postpones Roadrunner Campground trial but says residents must go

A Chesterfield County judge on Tuesday postponed until March 5 the trial of Carl Adenauer, whose company owns the Roadrunner Campground, but said residents there will have to move out as a condition of the deferral.

Chesterfield School Board selects Coyner as chairwoman

Carrie Coyner became chairwoman of the the Chesterfield County School Board on Tuesday in a unanimous vote.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Corn trailer wreck slows Hull Street Road traffic in Chesterfield

A grain trailer wrecked on Hull Street Road near Otterdale Road in Chesterfield County this morning, spilling a load of unprocessed corn.

Monday 01/12/2015
Owner of Chesterfield campground goes to court Tuesday

Carl Adenauer, president of Roadrunner Enterprises, is due in court this morning to face misdemeanor charges for operating a Chesterfield County campground without a health permit.

Father charged with neglect after shooting, wounding of 5-year-old by another child

A Richmond father has been charged with felony child neglect after his 5-year-old boy was accidentally shot and wounded by another child with the father’s pistol Sunday inside a home in Chesterfield County.

Police seek 2 in gunpoint robbery of Chester pizza restaurant

Police are searching for two men who robbed a Chester pizza restaurant at gunpoint late Sunday.

Friday 01/09/2015
Fire alarm credited in family's safe escape from Chesterfield blaze

Fire heavily damaged a Chesterfield County home early Friday, a county fire officer said.

Thursday 01/08/2015
Residents help douse 2 fires in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County firefighters extinguished two blazes late Wednesday and early Thursday that were initially doused by residents.

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