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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Making a Difference: Band provides help to kids

Yesterday and Tomorrow, a local nonprofit, is what you get when you cross garage rock with high school band.

Chesterfield wants permanent residents out of overnight camp

County officials who have visited the park over the past several years and documented violations say they have found uninhabitable campers, dangerous wiring, crumbling structures and unsanitary conditions.

Chesterfield police search for 7-Eleven robber

Chesterfield County police are searching for a man who robbed the 7-Eleven at 9113 Jefferson Davis Highway at about 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Man armed with 3 guns when shot by police gets 16-month term

A Chesterfield County man who lost an arm and part of a lung after being shot by police in an armed encounter outside his home was sentenced to serve 16 months in jail Tuesday for pointing one of three guns he was carrying at officers, provoking them to shoot.

Monday 12/15/2014
Midlothian woman charged with arson after shed fire

A Chesterfield County woman has been charged with arson after a family shed was set on fire early Monday, a fire spokesman said.

Woman charged in Chesterfield after alleged self-defense shooting

A Dinwiddie County woman who claimed she shot a man in the leg in self-defense as she was being robbed in Chesterfield County last Monday has been charged with shooting that person, whom she knows.

Saturday 12/13/2014
Sunday Q&A with Aaron Graham, UR grad invited to President Obama's Ferguson meeting

Aaron Graham is lead pastor of The District Church in Washington that includes congregants from 47 countries. He grew up in Chesterfield County after his missionary parents moved back to the U.S. when he was 10 after living in Liberia and Kuwait.

Thursday 12/11/2014
Traffic detours lifted after Winterpock Road house fire

 One man was injured Thursday morning and two others escaped unharmed as a fire that started in a basement burned through the first floor of a home in the 9000 block of Winterpock Road, a fire spokesman said.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Chesterfield Board of Supervisors reduces bus service and increases subsidy

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to reduce services on two commuter express bus routes into Richmond and allocated $80,000 to continue funding the GRTC Express routes through the current fiscal year.

Sunday 12/07/2014
Parenting courses to be offered in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD — Prevention Services, a division of Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, is holding a series of winter classes to help parents develop skills to meet the challenges of parenthood.

Henricus event explores Colonial-era Christmas

CHESTERFIELD — Henricus Historical Park will hold “Sir Thomas Dale’s Colonial Christmas” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 12/06/2014
4,500 lose power in Winterpock area of Chesterfield

About 4,500 Dominion Virginia Power customers in Chesterfield lost power for about 20 minutes when a bird flew into a power line, according to company spokesman Rob Richardson.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Midlothian woman charged in deadly day care fire

Laurie F. Underwood is charged with unlawfully operating an unlicensed day care facility in her home where an Oct. 21 fire fatally injured Joseph Matthew Allen.

No injuries reported after school bus is struck on state Route 288

A Chesterfield County school bus filled with children was struck from behind Wednesday morning on state Route 288 south, Virginia State Police said, but no injuries were reported.

Monday 12/01/2014
Chesterfield Food Bank looks to help the hungry with more than food

On a Friday afternoon days before Thanksgiving, about 300 people, mostly senior citizens, gathered outside the Chesterfield Food Bank on Iron Bridge Road.

Chesterfield domestic violence taks force looks to make it easier for Hispanic victims to report abuse

A Chesterfield County task force meets today to discuss ways to better reach Latinos and other immigrants who have been victims of domestic violence.

Sunday 11/30/2014
Assessors will examine Chesterfield’s 911 center

CHESTERFIELD — A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., or CALEA, will arrive next Sunday to examine all aspects of the Chesterfield County Emergency Communications Center policy and procedures, m...

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Police seek two men in Chesterfield cigarette heist

Chesterfield County police need help locating two men who stole a vanload of cigarettes this morning at a Costco store in the 1400 block of Mall Drive off Midlothian Turnpike.

Monday 11/24/2014
Developer's case spurs poverty debate in Chesterfield

The Board of Supervisors is making it clear that developers won't get breaks on proffers, even if they build in the county's poorer sections. 

16-year-old Meadowbrook student found safe

Chesterfield County police are seeking information on the whereabouts of a 16-year-old Meadowbrook High School student who has been missing since Saturday.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Chesterfield School Board seeks calendar comments

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2015-16, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com.

Wegmans's pending arrival turning stretch of Midlothian Turnpike into shopping hub

Richmond's grocery wars are spurring growth of the nearly 2-mile corridor stretching from Courthouse Road west to state Route 288. 

Friday 11/21/2014
New trooper takes up his fallen father's legacy

Joshua Barner always knew that one day he’d become a police officer, perhaps even before he sat near the grave of his father, a state trooper, proudly wearing dad’s wide-brimmed Stetson hat.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Diane Stark


Construction begins today on 600 apartments at old Cloverleaf mall site

Construction of 600 apartments on the site of the former Cloverleaf Mall in Chesterfield County is set to begin today, more than a year after the project was formally announced.

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