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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Owner of Midlothian day care where child died in fire sentenced to 8 months

The owner of a Midlothian home day care facility where a 1-year-old boy was fatally injured in an accidental fire last fall pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally operating the business without a required state license.

2 from Richmond charged in murder of Hopewell cab driver

Alisa N. Dejesus, 19, and Dyshawn D. Simpson, 20, were being held without bond at Pamunkey Regional Jail in connection with the death of James M. Wells, who was found burned to death in his taxi Aug. 9. Wells died after he had been hired by Dejesus and Simpson to take them from Hopewell to the Mechanicsville, the Hanover Sheriff's Office said.

Goochland man's death investigated as homicide

Goochland County authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a Sandy Hook-area home as a homicide, the sheriff's department said Tuesday.

Monday 03/02/2015
Fire that burned John Marshall High storage building termed suspicious

A suspicious fire Sunday caused about $30,000 in damage to a detached storage building at Richmond's John Marshall High School, a city fire captain said Monday.

Saturday 02/28/2015
Henrico hosts coffee with the chief

Crime is dropping in Henrico County, and police officials are pushing hard to make the county an even safer, and more inviting, place to live and work.

Friday 02/27/2015
Humble hardware salesman killed in freak auto accident

One moment William “Bill” Hillsman was quietly eating dinner in his kitchen. The next moment a car came crashing through his house and struck him. He died instantly.

New chief says Richmond Police Department's "brand is about to get better"

The Richmond Police Department, its new chief says, is about to be upgraded.

Police vehicles struck during pursuit

A driver intentionally struck multiple state police vehicles during a pursuit Friday after officers had been summoned to a Henrico County home for a mental-health call, authorities said.

Two men sentenced in child pornography schemes

Two Richmond men pleaded guilty in separate felony cases Friday in connection with pornography schemes involving children.

Thursday 02/26/2015
Community policing a key focus of new Richmond chief

Since being named the Richmond Police Department's new chief on Feb. 2, Alfred Durham said he has spent many nights lying awake, preparing for his new role, thinking about ways to improve what he already considers "an awesome police department."

2 men arrested in 2013 Dinwiddie killing

Dinwiddie County investigators have arrested two men in the April 2013 shooting death of a Dinwiddie man who was slain during what was described as a neighborhood argument.

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Chesterfield father sentenced to 10 years in shaken baby death of son

A Chesterfield County father will spend 10 years behind bars for shaking his son so violently that it caused neurological devastation and eventually the boy’s death, 10 days after being hospitalized.

Police place gun charges after incident at George Wythe

Richmond police arrested a Petersburg man on firearms charges after a fight Monday night outside George Wythe High School.

Monday 02/23/2015
Trio pleads guilty to trafficking Va. cigarettes to NY on "Chinatown" buses

A Chinese national, his son and a New York man pleaded guilty Monday in a trafficking scheme that sent between $3.6 and $5 million worth of untaxed cigarettes out of Virginia aboard "Chinatown" commercial buses for illegal resale in New York.

Stafford man faces 12 felony counts in Henrico sex case involving 5-year-old

A man accused of scheming to have sex with a prostitute’s 5-year-old daughter is now facing 12 felony charges that could result life in prison.

Morrissey vows innocence in new case

At a hearing Monday, Del. Joe Morrissey successfully argued for a return of documents seized by Henrico police in their investigation of perjury and forgery charges.

Henrico man implicated in 5 commercial robberies

Henrico County police have arrested a Williamsburg Road­ area man in connection with a commercial robbery in that area. He is listed as a suspect in four similar robberies at local commercial establishments.

10 Dominion protesters charged

Ten people were arrested Monday morning protesting the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a demonstration near Dominion Virginia Power’s downtown riverfront headquarters, Richmond police said.

Henrico Police arrest robbery suspect

Henrico County police have arrested a Williamsburg Road-area  man in connection with a commercial robbery in that area.  He is listed as a suspect in four similar robberies at area commercial establishments.

Henrico arraignment delayed for man accused after Stafford child-sex sting

A Stafford County man arrested earlier this month in a child-sex sting appeared in a Henrico County courtroom Monday morning but an arraignment on multiple felonies was delayed until Friday.

Thursday 02/19/2015
Goochland seeking suspected armed robbers of 3 inside home

Goochland authorities are looking for two suspected armed men who walked into a Cooley Road home and robbed the occupants of as much as $900.

2 shot, wounded in S. Richmond confrontation

Richmond police are investigating an incident in which two males shot and wounded each other in a confrontation this morning in the 1400 block of Ivymount Road.

Wednesday 02/18/2015
Townes sentenced in Victoria Jewelers slaying

A South Richmond man has been sentenced to serve 22 years and nine months in prison in the robbery of an East Broad Street jewelry store and the fatal shooting of its shopkeeper.

Meadowbrook H.S. student charged with sexual battery of 15-year-old

An 18-year-old Meadowbrook High School student has been charged with sexual battery and abduction/kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl, according to Chesterfield County police.

Monday 02/16/2015
Chesterfield police investigating deaths after two bodies found separately

Chesterfield County police have opened two death investigations have two bodies were discovered in separate locations Sunday and Monday.

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