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Chesterfield supervisors delay action on school bus cameras

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday night to delay action on a proposal to equip school buses with cameras that automatically ticket drivers who pass while children are boarding.

Thursday 05/28/2015
Chesterfield ATV crash victim, 41, dies

A 41-year-old man who wrecked his ATV in Chesterfield County on Monday night has died of his injuries, Chesterfield police said this morning.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
Chesterfield supervisors delay action on school bus cameras

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday night to delay action on a proposal to equip school buses with cameras that automatically ticket drivers who pass while children are boarding.

Update: Missing Chesterfield woman found

Chesterfield police report that a woman who had been missing since Monday has been located.

Mexican immigrant sentenced to 5 1/2 years for hit-and-run death of Powhatan bicyclist

Even though it was a chilly, Nov. 1 morning, Kevin S. Merryman thought he’d get an early start to avoid the traffic and bicycle from a friend’s house in Midlothian to his family’s home in Powhatan County.

Police release identity of Chesterfield drowning victim

A 9-year-old girl who accidentally drowned Tuesday evening in an American Family Fitness pool in Midlothian has been identified by police as Raneen Khattab. Police are still investigating the circumstances but foul play is not suspected.

Police identify woman who died in fiery crash Friday in Chesterfield

A woman who died in a fiery crash Friday off Courthouse Road in Chesterfield County has been identified as Teddie M. Bowen, police said today.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
Chesterfield Schools hope six-figure hire will address management problems

The Chesterfield County School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to hire a chief operations officer who will be paid a six-figure salary and report directly to Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome.

School Board: Yoga pants OK in new Chesterfield dress code

Yoga pants and leggings received a final-hour reprieve Tuesday night as Chesterfield County Public Schools adopted its first districtwide dress code.

Chesterfield man to serve 18 years for killing of mother's boyfriend

A man whose mental illness and serious drug abuse may have led him to fatally shoot his mother’s boyfriend with a World War II-era military rifle was sentenced to serve 18 years in prison Monday for a crime the defendant said he wished he could ta...

Longtime Richmond-area Delegate Franklin P. Hall dies at 76

Democrat represented most of South Richmond and northern Chesterfield County in the House of Delegates from 1976 to 2009 and was House Minority Leader from 2002-2007.

Lots of new cheetah cubs at Metro Richmond Zoo

In an email Tuesday, zoo owner Jim Andelin announced that cheetahs Lana and Khari both recently had litters.

Sunday 05/24/2015
Chesterfield teacher sends graduating students their middle school letters

Back in the mid-1980s, when Tricia Maslyn was a Chesterfield County seventh-grader, an English teacher named Mrs. Wynn asked her and her fellow students to write letters to their future selves.

James River student injured during spring break returns to Richmond

A James River High school student who was injured while on vacation in the Cayman Islands is now receiving medial care at VCU Medical Center.

Friday 05/22/2015
Two years later, Chesterfield remembers fallen soldier; dedicates bridge

Two years after Kyle Stoeckli's death, his family, friends and neighbors will gather with officials in Chesterfield to dedicate the Woolridge Road bridge over the Swift Creek Reservoir in his honor.

Person found dead in burning car off Courthouse Road in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County firefighters discovered a body Friday afternoon inside a car that had crashed and burst into flames in the 8700 block of Courthouse Road.

Crime Solvers tip was instrumental in arrests of Powhatan gun shop thieves

A Powhatan tip received nine hours after authorities announced the theft of 30 handguns from a firearms shop was instrumental in identifying and arresting two men.

Thursday 05/21/2015
VCU study in Chesterfield schools finds kids do eat their vegetables

Since the federal government rolled out new school lunch regulations mandating less fat and more vegetables, photos of miserable-looking trays of food have periodically popped up on social media and in local news with a mocking question: Would you...

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Ex-correctional officer indicted in bribery scheme at federal prison in Petersburg

A former correctional officer has been indicted in an alleged bribery scheme that involved smuggling drugs and cigarettes to inmates at the federal prison in Petersburg in exchange for money.

Monacan High School renovation advances despite escalating costs

Chesterfield County school officials will proceed with a renovation of Monacan High School as planned and cover a $3.3 million budget overrun with reserve funds.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Public hearing set for Chesterfield bike plan

Chesterfield County residents will get a chance to share their thoughts next month on the county’s proposed Bikeways and Trail Plan, which could change how people play and exercise for decades to come.

Chesterfield officials blamed school staff for outsourcing woes

Chesterfield County school administrators blamed their own staff for problems that have plagued the district’s push to outsource custodial services in eight schools.

Standing wheelchairs give 'a part of your life back'

When multiple sclerosis took away Sid Cook’s ability to walk 13 years ago, he gave away his golf clubs.

No injuries in Chesterfield house fire

Six people, including two children, have been displaced from a house that caught on fire this morning in the 1000 block of Turner Road in Chesterfield County.

Monday 05/18/2015
Camel causes 'ruckus' in Chesterfield; judge upholds seizure

A camel seized last week by Chesterfield County police is generating enough interest from curious county employees and residents that officials have posted an overnight guard at his pen behind the animal control department and hung tarps to shield...

Sunday 05/17/2015
Chesterfield makes second push for school bus cameras

Chesterfield County Public Schools is renewing its push to equip school buses with cameras that automatically ticket drivers who pass while children are boarding and disembarking.

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