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Chesterfield County News

Niagara Bottling's path to Chesterfield

"Our biggest concern is the lack of transparency," said Glen Besa with the Richmond Sierra Club. "The public business should be done in the public, not in secret deals behind closed doors."

Friday 09/23/2016
Niagara Bottling's path to Chesterfield

"Our biggest concern is the lack of transparency," said Glen Besa with the Richmond Sierra Club. "The public business should be done in the public, not in secret deals behind closed doors."

Thursday 09/22/2016
State board approves coal-ash wastewater permit for Chesterfield Power Station over objections of environmental groups

The State Water Control Board unanimously approved a complex and expansive permit Thursday that will allow Dominion Virginia Power to drain millions of gallons of wastewater from the coal ash ponds at its Chesterfield Power Station, the largest fo...

Chesterfield man charged in 100 mph police chase has history of run-ins with police

A Chesterfield County man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that began in Albemarle County and ended in a crash near the Chesterfield-Richmond border has a history of run-ins with police, including a prior eluding conviction and a pe...

Tuesday 09/20/2016
Man charged in weekend shooting in Chesterfield

A Chesterfield County man has been arrested in connection with a shooting over the weekend that police said stemmed from a drug deal.

Controversial contaminant widespread in public drinking water, including the Richmond area, report says

A report expected to released today by an environmental research and advocacy group found concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a potential carcinogen, in the public drinking water systems of millions of Americans, including the utilities that serve Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

Monday 09/19/2016
Man stole prescription drugs after hitting pharmaceutical driver with pepper spray at Midlothian Martin's

Chesterfield County police are looking for a man who shot pepper spray into the face of a pharmaceutical vehicle driver and took a storage tote containing prescription drugs.

Sunday 09/18/2016
In Chesterfield, custodial outsourcing saved school system $7.1 million

Chesterfield County school officials say their decision to outsource custodial services for most of the county’s 62 schools has produced $7.1 million in savings that’s being sent toward classroom instruction.

Man in critical condition after shooting in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County police were trying to figure out the circumstances of a shooting early Sunday that left a man critically injured.

Thursday 09/15/2016
Marine stationed at Fort Lee pleads no contest in choking of Uber driver while traveling 65 mph

A Marine stationed at Fort Lee pleaded no contest Thursday to assaulting an Uber driver who nearly passed out on Interstate 95 after the defendant put him in a choke hold while the car was traveling at 65 mph.

Man who filed $95 million lawsuit in Chesterfield taser shooting guilty of eluding police, driving drunk

A Richmond man who filed a $95 million lawsuit after nearly burning to death in a police Taser shooting pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving and eluding police in a 100 mph pursuit that ended with him crashing and being shot with the electri...

Suspect arrested in connection with Chesterfield sexual assault

A man is facing numerous charges after being arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Chesterfield.

Police looking for suspect in Chesterfield carjacking

Police are looking for a suspect after three people were robbed at gunpoint and their vehicle stolen early Thursday in Chesterfield.

Wednesday 09/14/2016
Single-car crash kills driver in Chesterfield

A woman was killed Tuesday when she lost control of her Honda Accord and hit an embankment in Chesterfield County, police said.

Tuesday 09/13/2016
Environmental group finds coal-ash contamination near Dutch Gap

About a week before a state board is scheduled to vote on a permit governing the drainage of coal ash ponds at the Chesterfield Power Station, an environmental group says tests show elevated levels of lead and arsenic in sediment and water samples...

Three books to remain on Chesterfield school library shelves

Three school books that have been criticized as inappropriate should no longer be banned from use in Chesterfield County schools, the district’s superintendent has concluded.

Chesterfield police investigating attempted abduction of 7-year-old girl

Chesterfield County police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a 7-year-old girl in the Stone Harbor neighborhood.

Sunday 09/11/2016
As search for his remains winds down, local Marine killed in Vietnam is recalled fondly

Tony Pepper was a kid in the mid-1960s who was hoping to attend the College of William & Mary. His father, Joseph, wouldn’t pay.

Friday 09/09/2016
Police found drugs, alcohol and ammo at 'mansion party' house where 2 were killed

Chesterfield County police found drugs, alcohol, ammunition and shell casings — among other items — inside an upscale, unfinished house in Chesdin Landing where two young men were fatally shot during a “mansion party” promoted on social media that...

Thursday 09/08/2016
Man found dead in Chesterfield house fire

A man was found dead in a burning home Thursday in the Matoaca area of Chesterfield County.

Medical examiner: Victims in Chesterfield 'mansion party' fatally shot in chest, back

One young partygoer was fatally shot in the chest and a second was fatally shot in the back during Sunday’s “mansion party” in Chesterfield County, where up to 300 people had illegally gathered inside an upscale, unfinished home, the state medical...

Wednesday 09/07/2016
As many as 300 people may have attended party promoted on Instagram at unfinished Chesterfield house where 2 men fatally shot

A house under construction in an upscale Chesterfield County neighborhood where three young people were shot — two fatally — may have been randomly selected as a party house after the gathering was promoted on Instagram and drew 200 to 300 people,...

Tuesday 09/06/2016
Chesterfield man charged with aggravated sexual battery and abduction of girl

A Chesterfield man accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile female over the past year has been jailed on charges of aggravated sexual battery and abduction, police said Tuesday.

Monday 09/05/2016
Chesterfield teacher's letter to students: 'Understand that you have gifts'

As students and parents around the Richmond area prepared for the start of the school year, Steven Kaminski — a third-grade teacher at Beulah Elementary School in Chesterfield County — started his year by writing “An Open Letter to My Future Stude...

Chesterfield County ranks high among nation's tech communities

For the sixth time in seven years, Chesterfield ranked among the counties with the best technology practices nationwide, according to the annual Digital Counties survey by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.

Sunday 09/04/2016
Two men fatally shot during party in unfinished home at Chesdin Landing, Chesterfield police say

Two men were found fatally shot early Sunday in a house under construction in Chesterfield County’s Chesdin Landing subdivision, where people had gathered for a party that was promoted through social media postings, police said.

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