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Chesterfield County News

Update: 4,600 without power in Virginia

4:30 p.m.: Approximately 4600 customers in Virginia are without power. 

Sunday 10/04/2015
Update: 4,600 without power in Virginia

4:30 p.m.: Approximately 4600 customers in Virginia are without power. 

Wednesday 09/30/2015
3 Chesterfield family members slain last week died of stab wounds to neck

Carl V. Hughes IV, 28, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in last Wednesday's killings of his father, mother and sister in their home.

Tuesday 09/29/2015
Petersburg bank robbery suspect arrested in Chesterfield

The Petersburg Bureau of Police and a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force arrested a bank robbery suspect Tuesday, police said.

Midlothian woman pleads guilty to taking money, gifts after faking daughter's cancer

A former Chesterfield County school bus driver has been convicted of defrauding co-workers out of more than $2,000 in cash and gifts by falsely claiming her young daughter had terminal cancer.

Cosby High School one of 12 in Virginia to win national recognition

The U.S. Department of Education named Cosby High School in Chesterfield a National Blue Ribbon School on Monday in recognition of overall academic excellence.

Monday 09/28/2015
‘Scary sick’ Dinwiddie man found not guilty in 2013 killings

Herbert C. Bland Jr., 26, had faced charges in the deaths of Barbara Fassett, and her adult daughter Elizabeth Fassett.

Sunday 09/27/2015
Henrico supervisor candidates to attend forum Monday evening

Candidates for the Henrico County Board of Supervisors will meet at a forum tonight with just over five weeks left before the November election.

Saturday 09/26/2015
Chesterfield pickleballers clash with tennis players over court use

Ron Maxey was hopeful he had brokered what might be described as the great pickleball peace pact of 2015.

Friday 09/25/2015
School start-time decision in Chesterfield delayed with redistricting under consideration

It might be back to the drawing board for Chesterfield County Public Schools when it comes to finding ways to start the school day later.

Murder suspect has history of domestic offenses involving family, ex-girlfriend

A Chesterfield County man accused of killing his father, mother and sister Wednesday has been charged multiple times since 2010 with assaulting, stealing from and robbing various family members and his child’s mother, according to court records.

Police called to James River High School over threatening text message

Additional police were called to James River High School Friday morning because of a threatening text message to a student, according to Chesterfield County police.

Thursday 09/24/2015
Richmond Symphony moves Saturday concert indoors

The Richmond Symphony has moved its Saturday concert from Pocahontas State Park to James River High School because rain is in the forecast.

James River High senior protests 'dress code' sweat clothing

School dress codes have been a hot topic in recent years, and now one Chesterfield County school is taking enforcement one step further by issuing sweatpants and sweatshirts with the words “DRESS CODE” written on them to students in violation who ...

Woman charged with embezzling from Chesterfield schools

Katie M. Skeens, 29, of Chesterfield, took in excess of $1,000 from the school system over a period of at least 20 months, according to police, who are still working to determine exactly how much was taken.

Chester apartment fire displaces two

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Wednesday evening at 6:17 p.m. to the 4100 block of Creek Way for the report of an apartment fire, according to a release.

Apartment fire displaces three in southern Chesterfield

A fire Wednesday evening at an apartment complex in the Enon area of Chesterfield County has displaced three residents.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
Chesterfield uses new website to invite region for a visit

Chesterfield County is not typically viewed as a vacation hot spot.

Tuesday 09/22/2015
Gas line leak contained in Chesterfield, evacuated residents return to homes

Authorities have closed part of Deer Run Drive in Chesterfield County and evacuated about 20 residents after a construction crew cut a gas line, a county fire and EMS spokesman said Tuesday morning.

Monday 09/21/2015
Chesterfield School Board sees redistricting as multi-year process

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board, who recently hired a consultant to study options for countywide redistricting, said Monday that they see the project as a multiyear effort.

Sunday 09/20/2015
With some tweaks, village embraces Bon Air plan

Revisions to the Bon Air plan appear to have convinced village residents that the proposal won’t transform the area into a Short Pump-like suburb.

Henricus Publick Days offers a taste of history

The biggest issue wearing a dress with a hoop skirt during the Civil War era was not the heat or discomfort.

Discover Richmond: Henricus Historical Park

Sitting just off Interstate 95, practically in the shadow of Virginia’s largest coal-fired power plant, is Henricus Historical Park, a slice of the 17th century in Chesterfield County.

Discover Richmond: Pocahontas State Park

For a break from the city, visit the 8,115-acre Pocahontas State Park - the largest state park in Virginia.

Saturday 09/19/2015
Man killed in Bon Air house fire identified

According to Lt. Jason Elmore with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS, one person is dead and a firefighter has been sent to the hospital following a house fire in the 2800 block of Brixham Drive in Bon Air.

Friday 09/18/2015
Chesterfield police seeking two men who robbed credit union

Police are searching for two men who robbed the Bellwood Credit Union at 7101 Jefferson Davis Highway at gunpoint Friday. No one was hurt.

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