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Two years later, Chesterfield remembers fallen soldier; dedicates bridge

Two years after Kyle Stoeckli's death, his family, friends and neighbors will gather with officials in Chesterfield to dedicate the Woolridge Road bridge over the Swift Creek Reservoir in his honor.

Friday 05/22/2015
Two years later, Chesterfield remembers fallen soldier; dedicates bridge

Two years after Kyle Stoeckli's death, his family, friends and neighbors will gather with officials in Chesterfield to dedicate the Woolridge Road bridge over the Swift Creek Reservoir in his honor.

Person found dead in burning car off Courthouse Road in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County firefighters discovered a body Friday afternoon inside a car that had crashed and burst into flames in the 8700 block of Courthouse Road.

Crime Solvers tip was instrumental in arrests of Powhatan gun shop thieves

A Powhatan tip received nine hours after authorities announced the theft of 30 handguns from a firearms shop was instrumental in identifying and arresting two men.

Thursday 05/21/2015
VCU study in Chesterfield schools finds kids do eat their vegetables

Since the federal government rolled out new school lunch regulations mandating less fat and more vegetables, photos of miserable-looking trays of food have periodically popped up on social media and in local news with a mocking question: Would you...

Midlothian teen in Cayman Islands accident returning to Richmond

A Midlothian teen is set to return home today after he nearly lost his life when he was struck last month by a minivan while crossing a road in the Cayman Islands.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Ex-correctional officer indicted in bribery scheme at federal prison in Petersburg

A former correctional officer has been indicted in an alleged bribery scheme that involved smuggling drugs and cigarettes to inmates at the federal prison in Petersburg in exchange for money.

Monacan High School renovation advances despite escalating costs

Chesterfield County school officials will proceed with a renovation of Monacan High School as planned and cover a $3.3 million budget overrun with reserve funds.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Public hearing set for Chesterfield bike plan

Chesterfield County residents will get a chance to share their thoughts next month on the county’s proposed Bikeways and Trail Plan, which could change how people play and exercise for decades to come.

Chesterfield officials blamed school staff for outsourcing woes

Chesterfield County school administrators blamed their own staff for problems that have plagued the district’s push to outsource custodial services in eight schools.

Standing wheelchairs give 'a part of your life back'

When multiple sclerosis took away Sid Cook’s ability to walk 13 years ago, he gave away his golf clubs.

No injuries in Chesterfield house fire

Six people, including two children, have been displaced from a house that caught on fire this morning in the 1000 block of Turner Road in Chesterfield County.

Monday 05/18/2015
Camel causes 'ruckus' in Chesterfield; judge upholds seizure

A camel seized last week by Chesterfield County police is generating enough interest from curious county employees and residents that officials have posted an overnight guard at his pen behind the animal control department and hung tarps to shield...

Sunday 05/17/2015
Chesterfield makes second push for school bus cameras

Chesterfield County Public Schools is renewing its push to equip school buses with cameras that automatically ticket drivers who pass while children are boarding and disembarking.

Saturday 05/16/2015
Francis Stevens, native of Philippines, looks to increase diversity on Chesterfield's board

Francis Stevens, a 10-year veteran of the Capitol police, is looking to make history in Chesterfield later this year by trying to become the first Asian to be elected to the county’s Board of Supervisors.

Thursday 05/14/2015
Chesterfield will detail neighborhood projects to coincide with school renovations

Chesterfield County is staging two public meetings next week to discuss projects intended to encourage neighborhood revitalization alongside the pending renovation of two elementary schools.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Wolf Trap science, arts program comes to Chesterfield school

The program, put on by the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, is a professional development residency that instructs teachers on a different way to reach students.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
Chesterfield parents weigh in on proposed school start time changes

A majority of parents and students at a forum Tuesday on school start times in Chesterfield County seemed to favor making no changes to the district’s current bell schedule.

Chesterfield School Board retroactively approves $100k in work

The Chesterfield County School Board on Tuesday night retroactively approved $94,000 worth of work a school administrator allowed a contractor to begin in violation of the school district’s policies.

Garrett Hart named Chesterfield's economic development director

Garrett Hart has been named Chesterfield County’s director of economic development. He replaces Will Davis, who is stepping down after nine years on the job.

Police: Chesterfield sheriff's deputy's car was shot repeatedly

Chesterfield County police are trying to determine who shot an off-duty sheriff's deputy's car on Monday night.

Monday 05/11/2015
Race Night in Chesterfield

Long before the first fan arrives, before the first piston fires, before the first car takes a lap or before the first wreck, Bonnie Chapman stocks the concession stand.

Police identify body found near Chesterfield Towne Center

Chesterfield County police have identified a body found near Chesterfield Towne Center as that of Andrew L. Zilius, 45, of the 10100 block of Renovo Lane.

Sunday 05/10/2015
Street Beat: Road salt is usually not dumped in creeks

QUESTION: On March 23, I saw a work crew cleaning up the sand/salt/chemical debris that had built up along the concrete sides of a bridge over a small creek after the winter’s snow. The crew was scooping up the debris with shovels and tossing it over the side of the bridge and into the creek below.

Janitorial outsourcing draws complaints in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Public Schools experiment in outsourcing custodial services generated nearly 200 complaints in its first school year.

Chesterfield plans forum on school start times

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Board is continuing to investigate a change in school start times, with an eye toward opening high schools no earlier than 8 a.m. High schools currently open at 7:20 a.m.

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