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Chesterfield County News

Martin's named official supermarket of cycling championships in Richmond

The company will use grocery bags to promote the event.

Saturday 01/31/2015
Steve Elswick brings competitive instincts to board chairmanship

Steve Elswick is a deer-hunting, NASCAR-loving, Harley Davidson-driving country boy whose love of skiing has taken him across the globe.

Train hits moving van in Chester; no one hurt

No one was injured but a loaded tractor-trailer from a moving company was destroyed Saturday when it was hit by a train in Chester.

Thursday 01/29/2015
Will Davis, head of Chesterfield's economic development office, is retiring

Will Davis, who as head of Chesterfield County’s office of economic development helped recruit Sabra Dipping Co., Amazon.com Inc. and Shandong Tranlin Paper Co. to the county, is stepping down after nine years.

Family of 5 displaced after Chesterfield house fire

Two adults and three children were displaced following a house fire in the 6900 block of Oak Hill Lane in Chesterfield County early Thursday, a spokesman said.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Former candidate for Chesterfield Circuit Court clerk arrested

A local bail bondsman who was a candidate for Chesterfield County Circuit Court clerk last year was arrested last week on a felony firearms charge after federal authorities served a search warrant as his residence, police said.

Chesterfield house fire injures occupant

A resident was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries this morning after a fire at a Chesterfield County home, according to fire Lt. Jason Elmore.

Chesterfield home values rise for second straight year

Home values are up for the second straight year in Chesterfield County, reversing a five-year slump that resulted in a 15 percent decline.

Chesterfield plans to hire revitalization director

Chesterfield County plans to hire a revitalization director to help coordinate projects aimed at improving neighborhoods where schools are scheduled for renovations.

Chesterfield campground residents, who feel betrayed, get a temporary reprieve

Residents remaining at the Roadrunner Campground on Jefferson Davis Highway got a temporary reprieve and won’t have to move out Feb. 1.

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Medical examiner: Slain auto dealer strangled and suffocated

A used-car dealer who was found slain Saturday inside his Chesterfield County business died of ligature strangulation and “suffocation by plastic bag,” the state Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.

Chesterfield Schools budget includes 2 percent raises

Chesterfield County Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome wants to give employees a 2 percent raise, limit new teaching initiatives and hire 28 teachers to help reduce class sizes as part of his proposed $578.5 million proposed budget for the upcoming year.

Monday 01/26/2015
Chesterfield police ID man slain Saturday inside his business

A man found dead Saturday inside Three Amigos Auto Sales in Chesterfield County has been identified as Adel M. Elmadany, 60, the owner of the business, Chesterfield police said this afternoon.

L.C. Bird reopens after Thursday van crash

L.C. Bird High School re-opened on time Monday morning after a stolen van smashed through the front doors of the school Thursday and caught fire, causing smoke and water damage.

CHESTERFIELD TRAFFIC UPDATE: Branders Bridge Road reopens after crash, diesel spill

Branders Bridge Road has reopened at Treely Road this morning after a logging truck overturned, spilling its load and diesel fuel, a Chesterfield police spokeswoman said.

Sunday 01/25/2015
Student license ceremony moved to Thomas Dale

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Driver’s License presentation ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday has been moved to Thomas Dale High School. It was originally scheduled to be held at L.C. Bird ...

Saturday 01/24/2015
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.

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.

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