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Chesterfield County News

Driver escapes fiery crash in Chesterfield County

A driver was taken to the hospital Monday after a fiery single-vehicle crash in Chesterfield County.
Tuesday 08/23/2016
Driver escapes fiery crash in Chesterfield County

A driver was taken to the hospital Monday after a fiery single-vehicle crash in Chesterfield County.

Monday 08/22/2016
Chesterfield utility to supply water for Niagara bottling operation

Niagara Bottling’s plan to establish a $95 million manufacturing operation at Meadowville Technology Park might prove to be a major coup for Chesterfield County that not only will increase local tax revenue but will make the company the county’s s...

Sunday 08/21/2016
Committee reviewing books pulled from summer reading list in Chesterfield

The decision to pull books from a summer reading list in Chesterfield County after parents complained that they were laden with sexually explicit language and violence has drawn the attention of a state senator and criticism from national free-spe...

Friday 08/19/2016
Advocate prevails in dispute with Chesterfield school division

Kandise Lucas fought her way back into Chesterfield County Public Schools after several arrests for trespassing.

Dr. W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. pledges $1M toward Chesterfield arts center

The groundbreaking for the $8.1 million, 350-seat theater will be in November. It is expected to open in 2017 at Chester Village Green.

Company gives 150 kids backpacks with school supplies in Chesterfield

About 150 children received backpacks filled with school supplies at a back-to-school event at the Chesterfield Food Bank on Friday.

Police searching for two men who robbed Chesterfield AutoZone

Police are searching for two men who robbed an AutoZone in Chesterfield County on Thursday night.

Security camera shows January fatal Chesterfield shooting

Trayvon Malik Wilhite faces up to life in prison plus 23 years when he is sentenced Nov. 15.

Thursday 08/18/2016
Chesterfield police seek man in robbery at Dollar General store

Chesterfield County police are searching for a man who robbed a Dollar General store this week.

Chesterfield woman charged with arson in fire of father's home

A 36-year-old Chesterfield County woman has been arrested after allegedly setting fire to her father's home, where she also lived and was injured in the blaze, according to a Chesterfield fire lieutenant.

Wednesday 08/17/2016
Chesterfield woman pleads guilty to misappropriating $200,000 from medical practice

A Chesterfield County woman pleaded guilty to bank fraud Wednesday in a scheme that misappropriated roughly $200,000 from a local medical practice.

Tuesday 08/16/2016
Niagara Bottling investing $95M in Chesterfield operation that will bring 76 jobs

The company will use state-of-the-art filtration to produce its Niagara brand and private-label bottled water, creating 76 jobs in Chesterfield.

Virginia National Guard looks forward to more space at new headquarters in Chesterfield County

The Virginia National Guard is looking forward to more room at new headquarters in Chesterfield County, but the planned move will not leave its current offices in Sandston empty or unused.

Teen expected to plead guilty in murder of Chesterfield store clerk from India

A Chesterfield County teen charged with the shooting death of a Walmsley Boulevard convenience store owner is expected to plead guilty Thursday.

Monday 08/15/2016
Suspected meth lab discovered in Chesterfield home

A suspected methamphetamine lab was discovered in a Chesterfield home over the weekend, police said.

House fire over weekend displaces 4 in Chesterfield

Four residents were displaced after a home in Chesterfield caught fire over the weekend.

Sunday 08/14/2016
Vineyard on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield takes shape

Some might consider the Jefferson Davis Highway corridor an unusual location for a vineyard.

Friday 08/12/2016
Ex-Chesterfield teacher acquitted of sexually touching female student in class

A former Chesterfield County alternative school teacher was acquitted Friday of sexually touching one of his students last year in an encounter the teen girl said occurred in a classroom full of students but no one apparently witnessed.

Thursday 08/11/2016
Trucker arrested with 131 pounds of marijuana in Chesterfield

A tractor-trailer driver is facing several drug charges after 131 pounds of marijuana was found in his rig over the weekend in Chesterfield County.

Wednesday 08/10/2016
Former UVa and NFL football player, who owns Midlothian investment firm, charged in alleged $8 million fraud

The owner of a Richmond-area investment firm who is a former football player at the University of Virginia and for the Philadelphia Eagles was arrested Wednesday and charged in an alleged $8 million fraud scheme that victimized the elderly and oth...

Men show gun, take money and cigarettes from Chesterfield 7-Eleven

A pair of armed men stole money and cigarettes early Wednesday from a 7-Eleven store in Chesterfield County, police said.

Tuesday 08/09/2016
Ex-ODU student to serve 12 years in area's first carjacking of an Uber driver

A former Old Dominion University student whose life inexplicably spiraled out of control was sentenced to serve more than a dozen years in prison Tuesday for abducting and carjacking a Chesterfield County woman in the first case of a local Uber dr...

Monday 08/08/2016
Chesterfield School Board approves $22 million contract for renovation project

The Chesterfield County School Board on Monday approved a $22.6 million contract for the renovation of Providence Middle School.

Chesterfield woman faces manslaughter count in crash that killed mother of 3

A Chesterfield County woman has been charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter in an alcohol-related crash in May that killed a mother of three.

1 seriously hurt in Chester house fire

One person was seriously injured Sunday in a house fire in Chesterfield County. 

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