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Chesterfield County News

Questions (and smells) linger around proposed landfill expansion in Chesterfield

When the Shoosmith Landfill in Chesterfield County starts to smell particularly ripe, workers turn on something akin to a massive air freshener, releasing a faint grape scent into the surrounding neighborhoods.

Sunday 08/02/2015
Questions (and smells) linger around proposed landfill expansion in Chesterfield

When the Shoosmith Landfill in Chesterfield County starts to smell particularly ripe, workers turn on something akin to a massive air freshener, releasing a faint grape scent into the surrounding neighborhoods.

Friday 07/31/2015
S.C. woman shot by Heights' officer deemed mentally ill, ordered committed

A South Carolina woman who was shot last summer after pointing a loaded pistol at a Colonial Heights police officer has been committed indefinitely to a state mental health facility after being diagnosed as mentally ill.

Thursday 07/30/2015
Chesterfield man dies in Goochland crash

A Chesterfield County man has died after his car went off the road and hit an embankment early this morning, according to state police.

Wednesday 07/29/2015
Widening of Woolridge and Otterdale roads in Chesterfield spurs angst

Some Chesterfield County residents are pushing back against a proposal to widen portions of Woolridge and Otterdale roads to four lanes.

Tractor trailer carrying dry ice overturns on I-95 north in Chesterfield

There are miles-long traffic backups in Chesterfield County, in both directions of Interstate 95 near the Hopewell exit, after a driver was injured when his tractor trailer overturned.

Tuesday 07/28/2015
As deadline passes, companies vying for major radio project remain secret

Henrico County officials are refusing to say how many companies submitted proposals for a regional radio project that is expected to cost more than $165 million in taxpayer money.

Residents raise concerns about plan to expand landfill in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County residents described the odors emanating from the Shoosmith Landfill alternately as “nauseating,” “rotten” and, depending on which way the wind is blowing, “bad enough to choke you.”

River bacteria that killed Mechanicsville man identified

Charlie Horner, 75, died last week after a cut from a catfish barb became infected with vibrio vulnificus bacteria Saturday at the Rappahannock River.

Police ID fisherman who drowned in Chesterfield pond

Linwood M. Chester Jr., 47, has been identified as the victim of a Monday drowning in a pond in Chesterfield County.

Monday 07/27/2015
Prince George woman who helped direct regional oxycodone ring convicted

A Prince George County woman who created counterfeit oxycodone prescriptions and directed others to pick up the drugs was convicted Monday for her role of helping lead a regional oxycodone drug ring while the group’s chief was jailed.

Chesterfield landfill's proposed expansion into a quarry heads to public hearing

A plan to convert a Chesterfield County quarry into a landfill and pack it with trash is headed to a public hearing tonight led by state Department of Environmental Quality officials.

Fisherman's body recovered from Chesterfield pond

The body of a man who authorities said fell from a small motorboat while fishing in a Chesterfield County pond was recovered Monday afternoon, a fire lieutenant said.

Saturday 07/25/2015
1 woman convicted of 1997 murder set to be freed on anniversary of crime

According to media accounts of the crime and trials, Stephanie L. Cull, who had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, was the least culpable of the four and was the driver of the vehicle used by the three other killers.

Flying Squirrels, Eastern League to drive stadium site search in region

Baseball executives will drive their own search for a new minor league stadium in the greater Richmond region, but they’re not likely to roam far from the interstate.

Friday 07/24/2015
Ex-CFO for Bank of McKenney pleads guilty to $97,000 theft over 4 years

In a plea agreement, James Bryant Neville Jr., 51, of DeWitt, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in exchange for prosecutors withdrawing a second count and a 10-year suspended sentence.

Chesterfield man killed in Richmond County crash

A North Chesterfield man was killed early Friday morning in Richmond County when the car he was driving ran off the side of the road, struck some trees and he was ejected, according to the Virginia State Police.

Thursday 07/23/2015
Chesterfield planners delay decision on Bon Air plan

The two dirtiest words in Thursday night’s discussion of the future of Bon Air: Short Pump.

Bar to host fundraiser after biker killed by tractor-trailer

A Henrico County bar is hosting a fundraiser tonight for the family of a motorcyclist who was killed last week.

Wednesday 07/22/2015
Chesterfield board ponders taking construction management from schools, too

Midlothian District Supervisor Daniel A. Gecker suggested the move at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the county’s Board of Supervisors.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Overturned tractor trailer at Chippenham Parkway

The southbound ramp of Powhite Parkway to Chippenham Parkway is closed after a tractor trailer overturned, according to the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Chesterfield police seek Auto Zone robbery suspect

Chesterfield County police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Auto Zone store at 7222 Hull Street Road, in the 360 West shopping center, at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesday 07/21/2015
Chesterfield Planning Commission votes against B&B plan

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission voted against a proposal to turn a historic home into a bed and breakfast after the plan met with vocal opposition from neighbors.

Monday 07/20/2015
Chesterfield motorcyclist dies after tractor-trailer hits several bikers

Family members are grieving after a tractor-trailer hit several motorcyclists in North Carolina on Friday, killing a Chesterfield County man and one other.

Chesterfield school board approves shift in funds on Monacan High project

Superintendent Marcus Newsome said system officials decided it was the best approach to keep the project on target and get critical engineering testing completed.

Two vehicles ignite at Midlothian Athletic Club

he cause of a fire that ignited two vehicles and damaged others in a Chesterfield County parking lot this morning remained a mystery.

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