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Chesterfield County News

Chesterfield woman charged with stealing $800,000 from Virginia Physicians for Women

A former billing specialist for the well-known obstetrics and gynecology practice in Midlothian has a prior conviction for welfare fraud.

Tuesday 07/07/2015
Building evacuated during Chesterfield HAZMAT incident

A Chesterfield County business building has been evacuated this morning, amid a "hazardous materials incident," Fire Chief Robby Dawson said.

Monday 07/06/2015
Chesterfield woman charged with stealing $800,000 from Virginia Physicians for Women

A former billing specialist for the well-known obstetrics and gynecology practice in Midlothian has a prior conviction for welfare fraud.

Chesterfield schools dispute with education advocate heads to court

A parent advocate charged with trespassing at a Chesterfield County school is scheduled to appear in court today.

Sunday 07/05/2015
Public meetings for week beginning Monday, July 6

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Tucker the pig left Chesterfield, but dozens of families with pigs remain

Tucker the pig moved with his family from Chesterfield County to Powhatan County late last month, ending a long debate over whether he should be allowed to live in Brandermill with his owners, the Johnson family.

Saturday 07/04/2015
Program provides children free meals during summer

During the summer, Richmond-area schools, churches and other community gathering spots provide free breakfast and lunch for out-of-school students through an annual federal program.

Thursday 07/02/2015
Missing Chesterfield work release inmate found dead of apparent hanging

A Chesterfield County work-release inmate missing nearly two weeks after walking away from his designated work site was found dead Wednesday of an apparent suicide by hanging, authorities said.

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Ex-Manchester student pleads guilty to stabbing, trying to kill student rival

A former Manchester High School student was convicted of stabbing with the intent to kill a fellow student last fall in a vicious knife attack inside a music classroom related to the love interest of a girl.

New Kent man, 25, dies of injuries from June 20 crash on Hull Street Road

Chesterfield County police have identified a second person who has died from injuries in a June 20 single-vehicle crash.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Study says fixing interchange at Route 288 and U.S. 360 will cost millions

A study found that fixing the chronically congested Route 288 interchange at U.S. 360 could cost upward of $120 million.

Monday 06/29/2015
Chesterfield officials reviewing school construction estimates following overage

Chesterfield County’s budget office is reviewing cost estimates for a bevy of school construction projects after it came to light last month that the first of 10 planned school renovations will cost $3.3 million more than expected.

Sunday 06/28/2015
Sanity of trooper's accused killer will be 'significant factor' in his defense

Attorneys for the Chesterfield County man charged with killing Virginia State Police trooper Junius A. Walker believe the defendant’s sanity “will be a significant factor in his defense” and want a clinical psychologist to determine whether he was...

Why is teacher turnover on the rise in Richmond and Chesterfield?

Over the past three years, Chesterfield has seen teacher turnover increase from 7.3 % to 9.8 %, according to data provided by the school district. In Henrico and Hanover counties, school districts report year-over-year decreases.

Chesterfield School Board approves new policy for raises

CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County School Board members unanimously approved a policy change that opens the door to a raise for future board members.

Friday 06/26/2015
Officials: lightning caused Chesterfield house fire

A lightning strike caused a house fire in Chesterfield County on Thursday night, displacing two residents, Chesterfield fire Lt. Jason Elmore wrote in a statement.

Wednesday 06/24/2015
Man arrested in Midlothian hotel explosion and fire

Police have arrested a resident of an extended-stay hotel in Midlothian who they said intentionally ignited an accelerant to start a fire inside his room, triggering an explosion that blew out a window and its frame.

Chesterfield supervisors question calculations behind developers' fees

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday asked the county’s staff to re-examine the basis for some of the cash payments the county demands from developers.

Tuesday 06/23/2015
State says daycare operator physically neglected child who died in her care

Former Midlothian day care operator Laurie Underwood physically neglected and inadequately supervised a 1-year-old child who died in her care during an Oct. 21 accidental fire at her home, state authorities have concluded.

Chesterfield officials investigate explosion at hotel off Huguenot Road

Chesterfield County authorities are investigating a suspicious explosion and fire that blew out the window of an extended-stay hotel room Tuesday near Chesterfield Towne Center.

Monday 06/22/2015
New Kent woman, 23, killed in Chesterfield crash

Chesterfield County police have identified the victim of a fatal single-vehicle crash on Saturday night as Shaniqua G. Brown, 23, of New Kent County.

Sunday 06/21/2015
Chesterfield finishing up design for Providence Middle School

CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County school officials plan to submit a final design for the renovation of Providence Middle School next month.

1 killed in single-vehicle crash in Chesterfield

One person is dead after an SUV ran off the road and struck a tree in Chesterfield County.

Thursday 06/18/2015
Chesterfield school officials ready to hire new janitorial firm

Officials at Chesterfield County Public Schools are hopeful a new firm hired to expand a plan to outsource janitorial services will do better than the district’s current contractor.

Police: Texts, phone calls show Stafford Shaw admitted to killing girlfriend, baby

According to Chesterfield County police, Stafford L. Shaw Sr. shot both his estranged girlfriend and their infant child while the victims were lying together in bed.

Wednesday 06/17/2015
Chesterfield residents not thrilled about county's bike plans

The county Planning Commission has delayed ruling on two proposals — one a big-picture outline of how the county might build a network of paths, and one relating to a specific trail.

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