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Wednesday 12/17/2014
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.

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...

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. 

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. 

Thursday 11/20/2014
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Wednesday 11/19/2014
After lengthy public hearing, supervisors defer vote on pet pig

After a lengthy public hearing on the issue that ended just before 10 p.m., the board chose to delay any decision until its Jan. 14 meeting and further study the matter, including what the definition of a farm animal should be.

Man who killed woman over child support sentenced to 43 years

A Petersburg man who fatally shot a Chesterfield County mother because he didn't want to pay child support for two children he fathered was sentenced to 43 years behind bars Wednesday in a case that hinged on a recanted alibi.

Chesterfield supervisors give OK to Brandermill Inn project

Chesterfield County's Planning Commission Tuesday night unanimously approved a plan to convert the former Brandermill Inn into an assisted living facility.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Clover Hill students charged in fight that police used Taser to stop

Four Clover Hill High School students are facing assault charges stemming from a fight early Tuesday that initially involved 15-20 teens and required the use of a police Taser to quell.

Person killed after apparently being struck by train in Chester

Police are investigating the death of a person who apparently was struck by a train this afternoon in the 3800 block of Curtis Street in Chester.

Chesterfield's Planning Commission urges school system to include entire community

Chesterfield County is looking at using $304 million in voter-approved school renovations as a springboard for spurring the revitalization of communities across the county, but planning commissioners Tuesday urged the school system to make the process as inclusive as possible.

Monday 11/17/2014
Two-day shot of cold air coming

Today's warm air and rain should be followed by two days of unusually cold weather in the Richmond area, the National Weather Service says.

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