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The bear cub was eventually scooped up into a shopping cart by police in Ashland, Oregon. | AP Photo The bear cub was eventually scooped up into a shopping cart by police in Ashland, Oregon. | AP Photo

Video Catches Bear Cub Strolling Through Drug Store

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Police scooped a bear cub into a shopping basket Sunday at the Rite-Aid store while shoppers took video on their smartphones.
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Manhunt for Maryland Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released

Rodriquez Purnell, 30, was mistakenly released from Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore, Oct. 17, 2014. Rodriquez Purnell, 30, was mistakenly released from Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore, Oct. 17, 2014.
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Rodriquez Purnell remains on the loose after he was accidentally allowed to walk free from Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center on Friday.


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Ebola Fears Prompt North Korea to Ban Tourists

Passengers disembark an Air Koryo flight in Pyongyang, North Korea on Oct. 21, 2014. | AP Photo Passengers disembark an Air Koryo flight in Pyongyang, North Korea on Oct. 21, 2014. | AP Photo
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North Korea is closing its borders to all foreign tourists due to fears of the Ebola virus, according to tour agencies who were informed today by their representatives in Pyongyan. More>>

Child Dies After Chesterfield In-Home Daycare Fire Video included

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One-year-old Joseph Allen was injured in the blaze and was in pediatric intensive care until he later died from his injuries.
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Canada PM Calls Parliament Shooting a 'Terrorist' Act Video included

Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2014. | AP Photo Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2014. | AP Photo
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A gunman fatally shot a Canadian soldier in an attack near the Parliament in what the prime minster called a "terrorist" act. More>>

"If This Is Being Read, I Have Passed:" Man Leaves Touching Letters Behind for Family

Mitchell Whisenhunt wrote more than 30 letters to his wife Ashley and their 1-year-old daughter before he died last week. (PHOTO: ABC13) Mitchell Whisenhunt wrote more than 30 letters to his wife Ashley and their 1-year-old daughter before he died last week. (PHOTO: ABC13)
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A man has left a lasting legacy for his family that will continue long after his recent death in the form of dozens of letter to his wife, their Longview, Texas community and his 1-year-old daughter. More>>

Roger Goodell Told to Testify in Rice Appeal

Right, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are seen in this file photo. | AP Photo Right, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are seen in this file photo. | AP Photo
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. More>>

Alleged White House Fence Jumper Accused of Kicking Dog

A man who authorities say scaled the White House’s north fence is subdued, Oct. 22, 2014. (PHOTO: WJLA) A man who authorities say scaled the White House’s north fence is subdued, Oct. 22, 2014. (PHOTO: WJLA)
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An alleged fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman says. More>>

DNA Testing Beginning on Alexis Murphy's Car Video included

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Beginning Wednesday, the FBI will be DNA testing the car Alexis Murphy was driving when she disappeared, to determine whether Jesse Matthew was in car.Missing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy disappeared in 2013 More>>

UNC Report Finds 18 Years of Academic Fraud to Keep Athletes Playing

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For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible. More>>

British Man Pleads Guilty After Faking 2 Year Coma to Avoid Court, Cops Say

Helen Knight helped her husband, Alan, pretend he was in a vegetative state to scam his next door neighbor out of £40,000. (PHOTO: ABC News) Helen Knight helped her husband, Alan, pretend he was in a vegetative state to scam his next door neighbor out of £40,000. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A British man pleaded guilty this week to stealing 40,000 pounds from an elderly neighbor and pretending to be in a coma for two years to avoid charges, authorities said. More>>

SUV With Toddler Inside Crashes into Chesterfield Business Video included

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A two-year-old girl had a joy ride yesterday behind the wheel of an SUV when it rolled across four lanes of traffic and struck a business on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Government Ups Air Bag Warning to 7.8 Million Vehicles Video included

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The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. More>>

Partial Solar Eclipse Today; Sunny for Duration of Week

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Windy with sunshine today, partial solar eclipse viewing, long stretch of sunshine lasts to next week. More>>

Canada Shooting Hero Identified as Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo, June 3, 2011. (PHOTO: ABC News) Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo, June 3, 2011. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers is being hailed a hero for shooting the gunman who ambushed the Parliament building in Ottawa. More>>

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, Mom Says

Amber Vinson, who contracted Ebola earlier this month, is seen in her room at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (PHOTO: ABC News) Amber Vinson, who contracted Ebola earlier this month, is seen in her room at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she treated an Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. More>>

Another Man Apprehended After Jumping White House Fence

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence.This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. The fallout from that September incident and other Secret Service breaches in security for the president led Julia Person to step down as director of the agency.Video of the incident Wednesday night taken by TV news cameras shows a man i... More>>

VDOT Requests Crash Records As Guardrail Concerns Rise Video included

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They're meant to protect you but could some of Virginia's guardrails be dangerous to drivers in the state?Guardrails are suppose to peel away on impact, but across the country, guardrails are piercing cars, causing horrific accidents.Jay Traylor who crashed into a guardrail in North Carolina while traveling down the interstate lost his legs.“It essentially was a spear that came through my car,” said crash victim Rebecca Dryer.Dryer lost her foot in a similar accident. Some experts are blaming... More>>

Woman Cleans Closets to Help Find Cancer Cure Video included

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Many people wear pink during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness.We see football players wear pink cleats, mailmen wear pink ribbons, but one local woman is doing some cleaning to help support the cause.Patricia Robinson is from New Kent County. In 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After nine months of chemo, Robinson was cancer free. She decided to dedicate her free time to volunteer with the American Cancer Society."I want a cure for cancer. I don't want for an... More>>

VCU Offers Free Lung Cancer Screenings Video included

Dr. Mark Parker points out a cancerous lesion on a patient's lung. Dr. Mark Parker points out a cancerous lesion on a patient's lung.
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VCU Medical Center is reaching out to the community for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year in a row, it is offering free screenings to qualified patients in November.


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Canadian Soldier Killed in Shooting, Parliament Building on Lockdown Video included

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014. | AP Photo A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014. | AP Photo
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A suspect opened fire at a Canadian war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa today, injuring at least one person and prompting local police to warn citizens to “stay away." More>>

Jr. High School Students in Petersburg Given Tablets at School

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The school district bought more than 300 tablets and they'll be handing them out this morning. More>>

Ebola Prompts CDC to Monitor All Travelers Coming From Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

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All people returning to the United States from Ebola-affected countries will undergo 21-day monitoring, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. More>>

Richmond Animal Care & Control Reveals New Makeover

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The ribbon cutting marks the end of a $2.6 million shelter renovation three years in the making. More>>

Hearing Set for Judkins Lawsuit Against City Auditor

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A December hearing date has been set for the lawsuit former Richmond City executive Sharon Judkins is bringing against the City Auditor.
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"Django Unchained" Actress, Boyfriend Charged with Lewd Conduct

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"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts was charged on Tuesday with lewd conduct.
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Experts: Autopsy Shows Close-Range Wound for Brown

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Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer. More>>

8News Exclusive: WWII Vet Assaulted, Robbed In His Home Video included

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A frightening situation for a disabled veteran in Petersburg, as men force their way into his home, assault him, and then steal from him. More>>

Family Safe After Dog Alerts Them of Flames in Henrico House Fire Video included

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Firefighters had a close call early this morning after a fire made structures in a home collapse while inside. More>>

Renee Zellweger: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

Actress Renee Zellweger looked so different from her "Jerry Maguire" and "Bridget Jones's Diary" days that some questioned whether it was really the same person. (PHOTO: CNN) Actress Renee Zellweger looked so different from her "Jerry Maguire" and "Bridget Jones's Diary" days that some questioned whether it was really the same person. (PHOTO: CNN)
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The actress looked so different from her "Jerry Maguire" and "Bridget Jones's Diary" days that some questioned whether it was really the same person. More>>

North Korean Detainee Reunites With Family in Ohio

A United States Air Force passenger jet, right, is parked on the tarmac of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 21, 2014. | AP Photo A United States Air Force passenger jet, right, is parked on the tarmac of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 21, 2014. | AP Photo
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American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. More>>

Chesterfield Police Searching for Suspects in Restaurant Robbery

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Police are searching for three suspects who robbed the New York Asian Café at 13555 Midlothian Turnpike at about 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday. More>>

Obama’s ‘Unpaid Bills’ Quip Disappears From Transcript

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President Obama's unpaid bills have gone missing. During a rare trip home to Chicago, Obama on Monday lamented the life he left behind. More>>

Indiana Man Was Violent Long Before 7 Killings

 This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department shows Darren Vann. Vann is the main suspect in what police believe may be seven connected murders. | AP Photo This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department shows Darren Vann. Vann is the main suspect in what police believe may be seven connected murders. | AP Photo
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With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana. More>>

Three American Girls En Route to Syria Planned to Join Militant Groups, Official Says

The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquarters in this March 9, 2007, file photo in Washington, DC. F.B.I. (PHOTO: ABC News) The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquarters in this March 9, 2007, file photo in Washington, DC. F.B.I. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The FBI tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany while they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official says. More>>

Richmond "Walk to End Alzheimer's" raises more than $340k

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The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter raised more than $340,000 at its annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 18th in Innsbrook. More>>

Passenger Arriving at Newark Evaluated for Possible Ebola Video included

An ambulance carries a patient to the hospital from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, Oct. 21, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) An ambulance carries a patient to the hospital from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, Oct. 21, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A passenger who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Brussels on United flight 998 Tuesday was being evaluated for possible symptoms of Ebola, according to the CDC. More>>

Periods of Rain Today, Partial Solar Eclipse Tomorrow

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Periods of rain today, breezy cool, clearing late tonight, partial solar eclipse tomorrow night. More>>

Tucker The Pig Vote Rejected by Chesterfield Planning Commission Video included

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A disappointing Tuesday night for a Chesterfield family as the County Planning Commission rejects a plea to keep a pig at their home. More>>

Journalist Who Contracted Ebola Now Disease-Free

Ashoka Mukpo, a camerman for NBC network infected with the virus, is loaded into an ambulance on Oct. 6, 2014, after arriving in Omaha, Neb. | AP Photo Ashoka Mukpo, a camerman for NBC network infected with the virus, is loaded into an ambulance on Oct. 6, 2014, after arriving in Omaha, Neb. | AP Photo
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Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment center on Oct. 6. More>>

Richmond Police Launches New Social Network to Keep People Safe Video included

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In the aftermath of all violent weekend that saw four homicides, Richmond Police are unveiling a new way to keep your family safe: a cutting edge social network called "NextDoor."NextDoor allows neighbors to easily communicate with each other and Richmond Police Chief Ray Tarasovic says police presence on the network can help prevent and solve crime."Next door is truly a next door for us. It's another opening. Another entry into the lives of people that we wish to become part of," Tarasovic s... More>>

Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93.The Washington Post reports that Bradlee died at his home Tuesday of natural causes.As managing editor first and later as executive editor, the raspy-voiced Bradlee engineered the transformation of the Post from a sleepy hometown paper into a great national one. He brought in a cast of talented journalists and set editorial standards that br... More>>

Amazon Says They’ve Made Changes to Avoid Traffic in Chester Video included

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In the next few weeks, thousands of additional cars will be rolling through some neighborhoods in Chester, Va. However, residents are very concerned about the change.The Amazon distribution center off Meadowville Technology Parkway will be hiring thousands of extra workers for the holiday rush. Police say that could be an additional 6,000 cars in that area every day."Last year, the traffic was heavy," says Issac Johnson, a resident in the area. "They were lined up, cars, were lined up from th... More>>

Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen Pills

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A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.Greensboro-based Contract Packaging Resources Inc. says it mistakenly placed bottles of ibuprofen inside boxes sold at Dollar Tree stores nationwide as Assured brand naproxen sodium tablets.Some consumers buy naproxen sodium pain relievers because of allergies to ibuprofen. The packaging company says... More>>

Hanover Accident Causes Major Delays Along I-95 Through Rush Hour

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If your commute takes you through Hanover County along Interstate 95 this evening, VDOT advises you to consider an alternate route after an accident caused damage to the roadway on I-95 northbound.According to officials, a tractor-trailer caught fire, causing heavy damage to the northbound right and center lanes on I-95 north near the Lewistown Road interchange. Both of those lanes remain closed and are expected to be closed through the evening commute. The crash scene has now transitioned to... More>>

Disgusted Shoppers Threaten to Boycott Thanksgiving Shopping

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Black Friday has morphed into Black Thursday, and a lot of shoppers aren't happy.
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Petersburg Police Search for Suspects Who Broke Into Home, Stole Car

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Police are searching for several male suspects who broke into a home and stole a car early Tuesday morning. More>>

Henrico Police Make Arrest in Fatal Shooting Monday

Richard Alvin Hendrick has been charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon relating to the murder of Eric Sayles. (PHOTO: Henrico Police) Richard Alvin Hendrick has been charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon relating to the murder of Eric Sayles. (PHOTO: Henrico Police)
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Police have identified the man killed in a shooting early Monday morning. More>>

Spanish Nurse's Aide Found To Be Ebola-Free in Third Test

Hospital staff walk out past police guarding the entrance to a protest outside the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 7, 2014, where a Spanish nurse who is believed to have contracted the ebola virus is being treated. | AP Photo Hospital staff walk out past police guarding the entrance to a protest outside the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 7, 2014, where a Spanish nurse who is believed to have contracted the ebola virus is being treated. | AP Photo
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Teresa Romero Ramos, a Spanish nurse's aide who had contracted Ebola after caring for a patient with the deadly disease, is now free of the virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee said Sunday. More>>

Richmond Police Investigating Shooting, String of Armed Robberies Overnight Video included

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One man suffered serious injuries after being shot in the neck and robbed of credit cards and his phone. More>>

Family Displaced After Henrico House Fire Video included

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A family was forced out of their home Monday after their house went up in flames. More>>

Tractor Trailer Accident Closes All Lanes on I-95 North Video included

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A tractor trailer accident is creating major backups on Interstate 95 North at Lewistown Road. All lanes on I-95 were closed this morning at mile marker 89.
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America Says No to Cappuccino Potato Chips

Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out Cappuccino, Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese. | AP Photo Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out Cappuccino, Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese. | AP Photo
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Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its 'Do Us A Flavor' contest, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.
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Jesse Matthew Indicted In 2005 Fairfax, Virginia Rape Video included

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Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, will be indicted in a 2005 Fairfax rape.
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South Korean Superfan Returning to US to Root for Royals in World Series

After watching the American League Division Series games from his home in South Korea, superfan SungWoo Lee, 38, is headed back to the U.S. to cheer on his favorite major league team. | AP Photo After watching the American League Division Series games from his home in South Korea, superfan SungWoo Lee, 38, is headed back to the U.S. to cheer on his favorite major league team. | AP Photo
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If any die-hard fan deserves to see the Kansas City Royals playing in the World Series in person, this is that guy. More>>

Man Shot in Richmond Overnight Suffers Serious Injuries Video included

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Police say they got the call for a shooting just after 1:00 a.m. on North 22nd Street near Cedar Street.
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Why Rats, Mosquitoes and Water Don't Spread Ebola

Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, pose in protective suits in an isolation room during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients at Bellevue Hospital, New York, Oct. 8, 2014. | AP Photo Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, pose in protective suits in an isolation room during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients at Bellevue Hospital, New York, Oct. 8, 2014. | AP Photo
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?Ebola continues to dominate the news, leaving many Americans on edge. But here are a few Ebola facts to calm your nerves. More>>

Dallas Nurses Call Colleagues Who Contracted Ebola 'Heroes'

Several dozen nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital gathered in front of the hospital to show support for their employer, Oct. 20, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (PHOTO: ABC News) Several dozen nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital gathered in front of the hospital to show support for their employer, Oct. 20, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital today hailed as "heroes" their two colleagues who contracted Ebola caring for Thomas Eric Duncan. More>>

Local Artist Lisa Winn Hosts Live Recording Concert Video included

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Local artist Lisa Winn is ready to light up the stage for a live concert as she promotes her new CD entitled “The Light” on October 25th. More>>

The Scary Ways Online Dating Can Go Wrong

Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (PHOTO: Ventura County Fire Department) Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (PHOTO: Ventura County Fire Department)
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If you think you've had a bad experience with a date you met online, this California man probably has you beat. More>>

Possible Showers Tonight, Clear for the Week

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Sun and clouds today, isolated evening showers, coastal system on the way.
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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Girlfriend's Shooting Death

Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Sept. 11, 2014. | ABC News Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Sept. 11, 2014. | ABC News
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Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced today.
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Students Rally for Former Richmond Principal Jafar Barakat Video included

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A group of Richmond teenagers are fighting for their principal who was removed after being criminally charged.In September, Jafar Barakat was charged with assault and battery of a family member.He was immediately re-assigned to other duties in Richmond Public School but Monday night a group of students, parents, and teachers presented a petition to the Richmond School Board asking for Barakat's return."I pray to myself that they just hear us out, understand what we say, and bring him back," s... More>>

Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, a family member told ABC News. He was 82.De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid. It was there he developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga, who became his mentor, and then, landed a job with Lanvin in Paris.He made his name in the ear... More>>

Henrico Utility Crews On Scene Of Gas Leak

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Henrico County Police is on the scene of a gas leak in the county near Brook Road and Lakeside Avenue.According to police, Richmond utility crews are on scene to turn off the gas line. While the crews work, the area of Lakeside Avenue and Brook Road are experiencing some road closures.Police said that there have been no evacuations. It is unclear how many customers are being impacted by this leak.This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for the very latest information.Copyright 2014 by You... More>>

Police Search for Suspects in Warwick Village Drive Murder Video included

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Police are investigating, after a person was shot and killed on Warwick Drive Sunday evening. Authorities have named it a homicide investigation. More>>

State Police Investigating Hopewell Police Shooting Video included

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An officer involved shooting in the City of Hopewell is currently under investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations Richmond Field Office Police shooting Investigative Team.

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Community Mourns Loss of Park View Football Player Jamond Salley Video included

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A community is mourning the death of a high school football player who died while playing the game he loved on Friday.“It's hitting everyone so hard because it was so sudden and it was such a terrible accident, and it was really unexpected,” said former classmate Gabrielle Whitlow.Jamond Salley, a junior at Park View High School in Mecklenburg County, was playing against Brunswick Senior High School when he got hurt around 8pm Friday night. He went to the sidelines and as he was being treated... More>>

Violent Weekend In Richmond Leaves Four Dead, Resident Concerned Video included

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A violent weekend in the River City leaves 4 dead, bringing this year's total homicide count to 37.That's as many as Richmond had in all of 2013.24-year old Darius Artis was killed in a residence on Warwick Village Drive Sunday night. Elijah D. Gee, 24 and Antonio M. Sherman, 18, were killed in a shooting at Somerset Glen Apartments. Sherman was a star high school athlete from Lynchburg.24-year old Tyfon Clark was killed on in an incident near East Broad Rock Rd on Thursday night.Richmond Pol... More>>

Internet Rallies to Send Boy Suffering from Cancer to World Series

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Ryan Zimmerman is sending his 6-year-old cancer-stricken neighbor to the World Series through the help of social media.?Zimmerman's neighbor Noah is a die hard Royals fan who wants nothing more to see his favorite team play against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. Zimmerman started messaging at notable people on Twitter, hoping to catch the attention of a wealthy samaritan and to get Noah's cause trending.Zimmerman started a GoFundMe page where people could donate to Noah's cause... More>>

Driver Comes Forward in Ashland Hit and Run; Charges Pending

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A driver who may be connected to the hit and run accident in which a bicyclist was injured last week. More>>

Water Main Break Disrupts Travel in Henrico County

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Drivers heading northwest on Lauderdale Drive are being rerouted to the southeast-bound lanes between Lochwood and Cambridge while crews complete repairs. Crews expect to reopen the road by 9:00 p.m. More>>

Arrest Made in Northside Richmond Triple Shooting

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An arrest has been made in a daytime shooting in Northside Richmond last Friday.According to Richmond Police, 23-year-old Michael J. Johnson has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection to a shooting that occurred in the 3200 block of Carolina Avenue that left three people wounded.None of the injuries sustained were considered life-threatening. The incident remains under investigation.Stay with 8News for more information on this story.Copyright 2014 by Youn... More>>

Man Charged In Connection to Crash That Killed Henrico Boy Video included

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The driver of the car that crashed into a Henrico County apartment, killing a six-year-old boy and injuring the boy's mother and brother, has been charged, according to police.2 More>>

US Agency Warns Car Owners to Get Air Bags Fixed

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DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.The warning issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers vehicles from multiple manufacturers that date to 2002.Inflators can rupture in air bags made by Takata Corp., causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are inflated in crashes. So far, automakers have recalled about 12 million vehicl... More>>

Lupita Nyong'o Pens #SaveShockoe Letter to Mayor Jones Video included

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o penned a ltter to Mayor Dwight Jones, urging him to preserve Shockoe Bottom's history and do away with plans for a ballpark. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o penned a ltter to Mayor Dwight Jones, urging him to preserve Shockoe Bottom's history and do away with plans for a ballpark.
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In her third social media post referencing Richmond's historic Shockoe Bottom, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o wrote a letter directly to Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, asking for him to support the "Save Shockoe" preservation effort. More>>

Hearing-Impaired Kids Get Their Own Superhero

Brendan and Kate Vasanth both had their cochlear implant surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. (PHOTO: ABC News) Brendan and Kate Vasanth both had their cochlear implant surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Ear specialist and surgeon Dr. Ronald Hoffman and the team at the Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary created a hearing-impaired superhero named Sapheara. More>>

Richmond Man Charged with Attempted Capital Murder After Standoff with Police Video included

Paris A. Loving-Johnson, 22, has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and attempted murder in the first degree for yesterday's incident. (PHOTO: Richmond Police) Paris A. Loving-Johnson, 22, has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and attempted murder in the first degree for yesterday's incident. (PHOTO: Richmond Police)
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Paris A. Loving-Johnson, 22, has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and attempted murder in the first degree for yesterday's incident. More>>

Donate to Good Causes and E-A-T! Richmond Restaurant Week Starts Today

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Today through October 26, you can attend participating restaurants and help eliminate your hunger as well as someone who may be less fortunate. More>>

High School Football Player Dies At Friday Night Game

Jamond Salley (Picture Credit: Facebook) Jamond Salley (Picture Credit: Facebook)
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A community is in mourning, after a Mecklenburg County high school junior passed away after a football game Friday night. More>>

City to Address Violence Near NH Pumpkin Fest

Local police, firefighters and ambulances in New Hampshire responded to large crowds of students as the annual Pumpkin Festival is underway near Keene State College Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. | AP Photo Local police, firefighters and ambulances in New Hampshire responded to large crowds of students as the annual Pumpkin Festival is underway near Keene State College Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. | AP Photo
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Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. More>>

Chesterfield Police Seek Three Suspects in Connection to Robbery

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Police are searching for three men who robbed one woman and assaulted another Sunday. More>>

Michelle Knight Says She Now Forgives Kidnapper

Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro in Cleveland, Aug. 1, 2013. | AP Photo Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro in Cleveland, Aug. 1, 2013. | AP Photo
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One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. More>>

Bodies of 7 Women Found in Northwest Indiana

After several bodies are found, officials think they may have the man responsible. After several bodies are found, officials think they may have the man responsible.
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The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and leading investigators to least 3 other bodies. More>>

Henrico Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Early Monday Morning Video included

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Viewer tips came in about a large police presence in the area. More>>

Human Remains Found in Search for Hannah Graham Awaiting Identification Video included

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The human remains found during the search for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, included a dark-colored pair of pants similar to the ones Hannah was wearing when she went missing.
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Standoff Over: Armed Man Who Fired Shots from Motel in Custody Video included

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An armed man who fired shots during a barricade situation at a hotel on Midlothian Turnpike Sunday afternoon has been taken into custody.  More>>

Dozens Cleared From Ebola Monitoring as 21-Day Window Passes

Volunteers from the Red Cross deliver blankets and other supplies to a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, Oct. 2, 2014 in Dallas. (PHOTO: ABC News) Volunteers from the Red Cross deliver blankets and other supplies to a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, Oct. 2, 2014 in Dallas. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The first group of people quarantined and monitored after close contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has been cleared, with the 21-day monitoring period passing for 48 people. More>>

Fiancee of US Ebola Patient Calls Health Workers 'Angels From God'

The main building of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas complex is shown, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. | AP Photo The main building of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas complex is shown, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. | AP Photo
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The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, today called Dallas health care workers and officials "angels from God" for the way they have cared for her and her family during their three-week quarantine. More>>

Expelled Nazis Paid Millions in Social Security

In this July 28, 2014, photo, Jakob Denzinger looks from his apartment window in Osijek, eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security. | AP Photo In this July 28, 2014, photo, Jakob Denzinger looks from his apartment window in Osijek, eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security. | AP Photo
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Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. More>>

Prince William and Wife Kate Expecting a Baby in April 2015

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold the Prince of Cambridge, July 23, 2013, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London. | AP Photo Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold the Prince of Cambridge, July 23, 2013, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London. | AP Photo
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Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby in April 2015, Palace officials confirmed in a press release. More>>

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola Outbreak is Officially Over

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The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. More>>

Passengers of Cruise Ship Carrying Health Worker Monitored for Ebola Have Mixed Feelings

The Carnival Magic docks at Pier 25 in Galveston, Texas early Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. A passenger aboard the cruise ship had been in voluntary isolation in her cabin because of potential contact with the Ebola virus. | AP Photo The Carnival Magic docks at Pier 25 in Galveston, Texas early Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. A passenger aboard the cruise ship had been in voluntary isolation in her cabin because of potential contact with the Ebola virus. | AP Photo
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Passengers on a cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who handled specimens of an Ebola-infected patient expressed mixed feelings today after arriving at the Port of Galveston in Texas. More>>

US Airdrops Arms, Ammunition to Kurds in Syrian Town of Kobani

Smoke rises following a strike in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 19, 2014. | AP Photo Smoke rises following a strike in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 19, 2014. | AP Photo
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The United States has airdropped small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the besieged city of Kobani who have been fighting back an ISIS assault for weeks. More>>

Chilly This Morning with Lots of Sunshine to Warm Up Later Today

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Very chilly start across the region; warmer, sunny afternoon; quiet weather week ahead. More>>

Pentagon Orders 30-Member Ebola Response Team

US Africa Commander Gen. David Rodriguez listens during a news conference at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, to discuss the US military response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. | AP Photo US Africa Commander Gen. David Rodriguez listens during a news conference at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, to discuss the US military response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. | AP Photo
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The Pentagon has ordered that a 30-person military medical team be prepared to quickly assist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with its Ebola response in the U.S. if needed. More>>

UPDATE: Human Remains Found During Hannah Graham Search Video included

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 Charlottesville Police confirm that human remains were found Saturday afternoon in the search for Hannah Graham. On Sunday, police interviewed residents in the area while search crew combed the sides of Humana Road.

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Friday Night Shooting: Homicide Arrest Made In Henrico

Walter S. Maybush (Picture Credit: Henrico PD) Walter S. Maybush (Picture Credit: Henrico PD)
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Friday night at about 10:50pm officers responded to the intersection of South Confederate Avenue and West Berry Street for a fight call. When police arrived on scene they found an adult white male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. The victim is identified as Jonathan M. Raikes 19 years old from Sandston, Virginia. A short time after arriving on scene, Officers took an adult male into custody that w... More>>

Justices Allow Texas Use of New Voter ID Law

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented.The law was struck down by a federal judge last week, but a federal appeals court had put that ruling... More>>

Morgan Harrington’s Parents Mark Anniversary of Daughter’s Death Video included

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Hannah Graham's parents stood side-by-side Friday with the parents of Morgan Harrington.The group marked the 5th anniversary of Morgan's disappearance on October 17th.The Virginia Tech student disappeared during a concert at Charlottesville's John Paul Jones arena.Morgan's body was found months later."I did not want there to be another next girl missing, another one gone," says Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother.Alexis Murphy's family was also at Friday's event on Copley Bridge near UVA's campus... More>>

"Hike for Hannah" Search Scheduled for Sunday in Charlottesville

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Another search for missing second-year University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is slated for this coming Sunday.The "Hike For Hannah" will take place at the Walnut Creek Park and is limited to the first 200 volunteers that sign up on the website, which you can access here.There will be two start times for the hike, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The search will end by 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.The search was organized at the request of Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo and the Charlottesville ... More>>

Local Emergency Officials Prepare If Ebola Cases Impact Virginia Video included

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The Richmond Ambulance Authority is taking extra precautions should they be called on to transport possible Ebola patients.RAA spent the afternoon taping up every corner and crevice inside one of their ambulances. This ambulance will sit like this and only be used should the first responders be called on to transport an Ebola or possible Ebola patient.Bryan McRay, RAA Infectious Control Officer tells us, "We have sealed it with plastic along the sides to keep the equipment clean. We're just t... More>>

Chesterfield Contractor Arrested for Indecent Liberties With A Child Video included

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A Chesterfield man contracted to work with the Powhatan High School band is behind bars, accused of taking indecent liberties with a child.23 year old Nicholas White, a Chesterfield County resident was arrested on Thursday, October 16, 2014. White was charged with one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child while maintaining a custodial or supervisory relationship and one misdemeanor count of willfully encourage or cause a child to become delinquent, in need of services, abused... More>>

Richmond Water Main Break Leaves Some Homes Without Water

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Some water utility customers in Richmond may be without water for a while.According to Richmond Department of Public Works officials, they are working a water main break in the 5300 block of Kingsbury Road in the city.Crews are working to repair the break but it is unclear how many customers are impacted and how long it is going to take to get the break repaired and the water flowing again.This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for the very latest information.Copyright 2014 by Young Broa... More>>

The Virginia Center for Architecture is Positively Richmond Video included

Architect John Russell Pope completed The Branch House in 1919. Architect John Russell Pope completed The Branch House in 1919.
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When you are out walking along a city street, how often do you look up and take in everything around you? Probably not very often. It's why the Virginia Center for Architecture is working to change how you see your community. More>>

Contracted Worker at Powhatan High Charged for Taking Indecent Liberties with Child Video included

Nicholas White (PHOTO: Powhatan County Sheriff's Dept.) Nicholas White (PHOTO: Powhatan County Sheriff's Dept.)
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A Chesterfield County man was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a child while employed as a contractor at Powhatan County High School. More>>

Governor McAuliffe Taking Steps to Safeguard Virginia Against Ebola

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to increase the state's level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group that will help coordinate resources and personnel as concerns about Ebola rise."The Virginia Department of Health works every day to prevent the spread of infectious diseases of all kinds," said Governor McAuliffe. "The department's focus will be to keep the community informed, and ... More>>

Three Teens Arrested for Breaking In Prince George Gov't Building

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Three Prince George County teenagers are facing charges after police say that they broke into a county building, stealing electronics and keys to a couple of cars on the campus.According to police, officers came upon two suspicious vehicles in the area of Scott Memorial Park around 4:45 a.m. on October 17. As the officers came on scene, one of the three teenagers fled on foot while the other two were detained in for further investigation.The two cars were later determined to be owned by Princ... More>>

High School Crowns Special Needs Student Homecoming Queen

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MONTCLAIR, Calif. -- Despite being in a wheelchair, Melissa Andrade campaigned to be a part of her high school's homecoming court. Her ultimate dream was to be crowned homecoming queen.Thursday was homecoming night for Ontario High School. Andrade was the high school's first special needs student ever to be a member of the homecoming court."It's finally here and I'm just very excited," she said.Andrade has cerebral palsy. Her mom says it hasn't always been easy."She's gone through a lot and s... More>>

Richmond PD: Three Wounded in Northside Shooting

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Richmond City Police are investigating a shooting in the city's Northside that left three people wounded.According to investigators, the shooting, which occurred just after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 3200 block of Carolina Avenue left three people wounded.Police said that the injuries sustained by the three victims are non-life threatening.They add that they have one person in custody and are questioning them. The incident remains under investigation. 8News Reporter Parker Slaybaugh is on... More>>

Richmond Police Identify Broad Rock Road Homicide Victim

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Police have identified the man who was shot and killed along East Broad Rock Road in Richmond's Southside early Thursday evening.When Richmond Police arrived to the 3600 block of East Broad Rock Road just after 7:50 p.m. last night, they found 24-year-old Tyfon Clark suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds.Clark was later transported to VCU Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.The investigation remains ongoing.Detectives ask anyone with information about this incident t... More>>

Cyclist Hurt in Ashland Hit and Run

A bicyclist was hurt in a hit and run accident in Ashland on Thursday afternoon. This is what the suspect's vehicle may resemble (top photo: Ashland Police). A bicyclist was hurt in a hit and run accident in Ashland on Thursday afternoon. This is what the suspect's vehicle may resemble (top photo: Ashland Police).
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A bicyclist is recovering from injuries, after being hit by a car in Ashland Thursday afternoon. More>>

Woman Identified in Fatal Rt. 288 Crash

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All northbound-traveling lanes of Route 288 in Chesterfield County just south of Midlothian are closed due to an accident.According to Chesterfield Police, fire and emergency services are on scene of a vehicle accident on the road near Lucks Lane. According to Virginia 511, all northbound lanes remain closed and traffic is being diverted to another roadway.Backups in the area stretch over a mile. Drivers are advised to use an alternate route during their evening commute.This is a developing s... More>>

Ebola Scare at Pentagon After Woman Vomits in Parking Lot

Officials say a woman, who had recently traveled to Africa, began vomiting in a parking lot of the Pentagon's, after getting off of a bus to head to a high-level Marine Corps ceremony. (PHOTO: NewsChopper 7, WJLA) Officials say a woman, who had recently traveled to Africa, began vomiting in a parking lot of the Pentagon's, after getting off of a bus to head to a high-level Marine Corps ceremony. (PHOTO: NewsChopper 7, WJLA)
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Officials say a woman, who had recently traveled to Africa, began vomiting in a parking lot of the Pentagon's, after getting off of a bus to head to a high-level Marine Corps ceremony. More>>

Creepy: Tropical Spider Burrows into Man's Stomach

Dylan Thomas thought he was getting sick while on vacation; actually, a spider had made a temporary home in his belly. (Photos: Left & Top-Facebook/Dylan Thomas, Bottom right-AP) Dylan Thomas thought he was getting sick while on vacation; actually, a spider had made a temporary home in his belly. (Photos: Left & Top-Facebook/Dylan Thomas, Bottom right-AP)
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Dylan Thomas thought he was coming down with some sort of "mystery illness." Instead, doctors found a live arachnid crawling through his body. More>>

Judge Has Granted Maureen McDonnell's Delay in Sentencing Video included

Maureen McDonnell has had a request to delay sentencing for her public corruption charges approved by a judge. Maureen McDonnell has had a request to delay sentencing for her public corruption charges approved by a judge.
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Maureen's sentencing will take place sometime after February 16, 2015 - the originally scheduled date. Former governor Bob McDonnell is still scheduled to be sentenced January 6, 2015. More>>

President Obama Names Ron Klain 'Ebola Czar'

President Barack Obama speaks to the media about Ebola during a meeting at the White House in Washington, Oct. 16, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) President Barack Obama speaks to the media about Ebola during a meeting at the White House in Washington, Oct. 16, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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President Obama said he is open to appointing what would essentially be an Ebola Czar to deal with the ongoing situation with the deadly disease in the U.S. More>>

Suspect Who Jumped in Appomattox River After July 4 Pursuit Arrested

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Police have arrested the man who jumped off a bridge between into the Appomattox River after running from police in a pursuit on July 4. More>>

Legacy Media Institute's International Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend in Petersburg Video included

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The festival will present culturally diverse films, while providing local, national, and international filmmakers a place for their work to be appreciated and discussed. More>>

Study: Childbirth Not As Painful As Remembered

An infant holds the hand of its mother. | AP Photo An infant holds the hand of its mother. | AP Photo
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A new study says the pain experienced during childbirth was not as bad as women remembered. More>>

Chesterfield Co. Crash Kills One, Injures Two Others Video included

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Police say three people were in the vehicle when it crashed Thursday night around 11:45 p.m.
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Joan Rivers' Cause of Death Revealed

Joan Rivers attends the Us Weekly 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers of 2012 party on Sept. 12, 2012. | AP Photo Joan Rivers attends the Us Weekly 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers of 2012 party on Sept. 12, 2012. | AP Photo
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Rivers lacked sufficient oxygen to her brain for a prolonged period of time, which caused brain damage, the medical examiner said. Her heart had stopped after she was sedated with propofol. More>>

Man Fatally Shot After Traffic Stop On I-64 in Augusta Co. Video included

Virginia State Police are investigating what led to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred during a traffic stop on Interstate 64. (PHOTO: WHSV) Virginia State Police are investigating what led to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred during a traffic stop on Interstate 64. (PHOTO: WHSV)
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Virginia State Police are investigating what led to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred during a traffic stop on Interstate 64. More>>

Nurse With Ebola Goes on Camera Before Heading to Maryland Hospital Video included

Nina Pham, the first of two nurses to contract Ebola in the United States, joked with her physician before traveling to the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Bethesda, Maryland. (PHOTO: ABC News) Nina Pham, the first of two nurses to contract Ebola in the United States, joked with her physician before traveling to the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Bethesda, Maryland. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Nina Pham, the first of two nurses to contract Ebola in the United States, joked with her physician before beginning her trip to the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Bethesda, Maryland. More>>

Kobani Key to US Strategy Against Islamic State

Kurdish fighters, bottom, enter their positions in a house in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group October 16, 2014. | AP Photo Kurdish fighters, bottom, enter their positions in a house in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group October 16, 2014. | AP Photo
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A Kurdish official says fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani. More>>

Friday Marks 5th Anniversary of Abduction, Murder of Morgan Harrington Video included

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Each year, Morgan's parents bring flowers to the Copley Bridge in Charlottesville and they are expected to do the same today. More>>

Prosecutor Wants 10 Years in Prison for Pistorius

Following the testimony hearing, which is expected to end this week, Judge Thokozile Masipa will rule on what punishment Oscar Pistorius must serve after convicting him of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. | AP Photo Following the testimony hearing, which is expected to end this week, Judge Thokozile Masipa will rule on what punishment Oscar Pistorius must serve after convicting him of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. | AP Photo
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Prosecutors are recommending Oscar Pistorius be sent to prison for at least 10 years. More>>

Female Stars Respond to Call for 'Ghostbusters 3'

Emma Stone, Mindy Kaling, Gillian Anderson Emma Stone, Mindy Kaling, Gillian Anderson
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Now that "Ghostbusters 3" director Paul Feig has made it clear he's looking for three “hilarious women” for the new movie, the female stars are lining up for the parts. More>>

Girl's Message In a Bottle Travels From Hawaii to California

A California family found this bottle containing a birthday invite from four years ago. (PHOTO: ABC News) A California family found this bottle containing a birthday invite from four years ago. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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David Wilson, his girlfriend and his 10-year-old daughter ventured out on Sunday near Pismo Beach. When a giant wave hit Wilson, he lost his shoe but stumbled upon a glass bottle.

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Sunshine For The Weekend, Rain Chances Return Next Week

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Clear start, sunshine through the weekend, rain chances return next week. More>>

RPS Board Takes Action Against Pinkney-Eppes After Breach Video included

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Sources tell 8News Pinkney-Eppes shared more student information with the same vendor months ago and now the school board plans to ask the Attorney General to investigate. More>>

Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Richmond Shooting Video included

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A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Richmond Thursday evening. More>>

Henrico & Richmond Police Searching for Escaped Juvenile

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Henrico County Richmond City Police are actively searching for a juvenile whose wanted by Richmond authorities for a outstanding domestic assault petition. More>>

8News Investigates: How Safe Are You On Hayride Attractions Video included

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You might be heading off to the pumpkin patch for a hayride this weekend, but how safe it is?A tragic accident in Maine is shedding light on safety concerns.What began as a haunted hayride in Maine this past weekend soon became a true ride of terror.A 17-year-old girl was killed and more than 20 others were injured when their hayride overturned.Sheriff Guy Desjardins in Androscoggin County, Maine described the accident,"He missed the curve and went into wood line, and it looks like the traile... More>>

John Grisham Apologizes for Remarks on Child Porn

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In a recent interview with the UK's Telegraph, the lawyer and prolific author of books and Hollywood adaptations such as "The Firm," "The Pelican Brief" and "A Time to Kill" sparked outrage when he expressed his belief that some people who view child pornography online are receiving punishments that don't match the scale of the crime."We have prisons now filled with guys my age, 60-year-old white men, in prison, who've never harmed anybody (and) would never touch a child," Grisham said during... More>>

Police Chase, Point Guns at Couple in Labor Speeding to Hospital

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Ben and Rachel Lohnen weren't trying to evade police when they were speeding on the highway early Tuesday morning. Rather, they were trying to have a baby.Ben Lohnen was driving 30 mph over the speed limit early Tuesday morning as his wife Rachel was in labor. Behind him were the bright flashing lights of an Iowa police vehicle, hot on the couple's trail. Rachel, determined not to have her baby in the car, called 911 and reported the officer who was chasing them."I did not want him to stop . ... More>>

VSU Works With Police to Prepare for Homecoming Video included

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Early Thursday morning, Virginia State University police were called for a robbery in a parking lot near the university. Just minutes later, a student reported someone tried to rob them near Moore Hall, a residence hall on campus.Some students reacted after hearing about the reported incidents."Travel in packs, that's the smartest thing you [can] do. People don't try to jump people or rob people when it's three to four of you all," says Deonta Neal, a VSU student."I feel as though some people... More>>

Layoffs At Powhatan Correctional Center Impact Community Video included

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“Our heart goes out to the people who are losing their jobs here.”Powhatan supervisor Carson Tucker says for some in the community, it's friends and family who are losing their jobs at the correctional center as a result of state budget cuts. Tucker says of the 264 people being laid off, 20-25% live in Powhatan County.“We're very concerned about the, it might be as many as 40 or 50, Powhatan residents who are without a job. We're going to do what we can to help them out,” said Tucker.Tucker s... More>>

One Hospitalized After Truck Accident in Henrico

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One person has been transported to an area hospital after being involved in an accident in Henrico County.According to emergency crews on scene, a truck crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into another truck traveling in the opposite direction on Chamberlayne Avenue near Wilmer Avenue in the county.One person is being taken to the hospital and there is no word on their condition.Chamberlayne Avenue at Wilmer Avenue is shut down as crews work to clean up the area. There is no timetable f... More>>

Dorothy Gallimore is a 2014 History Maker Video included

Dorothy Gallimore helps children act out the story in a favorite book. Dorothy Gallimore helps children act out the story in a favorite book.
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8News is a proud sponsor of the 10th Annual History Makers Awards.  Next week the Valentine Richmond History Center will honor five people for how they are making a difference in the community.  One of the winners is Dorothy Gallimore who opened the Coal Pit Learning Center nearly forty years ago to serve children from low-income families.
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State Police: One Dead, Two Injured in Dinwiddie Co. Accident

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An accident on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County has left one person dead and two others injured, Virginia State Police confirmed Thursday afternoon.According to investigators, the single-vehicle accident occurred on I-85 southbound at mile marker 52 in the county Thursday. Police said that one person has been killed but their identity remains unknown.Two other people were transported via Med-flight to VCU Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is not known.Currently, drivers are being ... More>>

Tonight at 11: How Safe are Hayrides?

Hayrides are a popular fall tradition, but how safe are they? We uncovered what you need to know to keep yourself and your kids safe...watch 8News at 5 for the full report. Hayrides are a popular fall tradition, but how safe are they? We uncovered what you need to know to keep yourself and your kids safe...watch 8News at 5 for the full report.
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Hayrides are a popular fall tradition, especially leading up to Halloween. But how safe are they? More>>

VIDEO: Man in Strange Mask Robs Broad St. Convenience Store

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Police are searching for a man caught on video robbing a Broad Street convenience store on Monday night. The robber donned a wig and a strange mask. More>>

RVATweeters Gives You The Chance To Win Prizes From Local Businesses

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How well do you know Richmond?A new contest is looking to find out -- and reward you for your knowledge!@RVATweeters is a new Twitter account gaining some recognition in the river city. As a way for Richmonders to get to know the entrepreneurs of our community, the Twitter account says it will host trivia contests with prizes like gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses.The contest begins October 20 and here's how it works:The RVA Tweeters will release two clues a day, Monday ... More>>

6-Year-Old Dies After Car Slams Into Henrico Apartments Video included

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A woman and two children are recovering after a car slammed into their apartment on Three Chopt Road, trapping them inside Sunday evening. More>>

Family of Victim in Manchester High Stabbing Says He's Recovering Video included

Ben Millefolie is seen here in this file photo. Ben was seriously injured after being allegedly stabbed by another student at Manchester High School. Ben's parents say he's recovering. Ben Millefolie is seen here in this file photo. Ben was seriously injured after being allegedly stabbed by another student at Manchester High School. Ben's parents say he's recovering.
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The family of the victim in Monday's stabbing at Manchester High School tells us the 17-year-old is now recovering. More>>

VCU Medical Releases Patient After CDC Tests Negative for Ebola Video included

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The patient originally put in isolation at VCU Medical Center after visiting Liberia and developing a fever, has been released. More>>

Sources: Nurse With Ebola Will Be Sent From Texas to Maryland

Nina Pham, a nurse diagnosed with Ebola, is to be moved from a Texas facility to a National Institute of Health hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Nina Pham, a nurse diagnosed with Ebola, is to be moved from a Texas facility to a National Institute of Health hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Pup Plays Fetch in Huge Pile of Fall Leaves

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What could possibly beat the feeling of jumping into a huge pile of fresh autumn leaves? Watching a happy dog do it. More>>

Police Look for Suspects in Robbery, Attempted Robbery on VSU Campus

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Police are searching for suspects involved in two robberies on Virginia State University's campus overnight. More>>

Governor Announces Job Cuts To Make Up Budget Shortfall Video included

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“Of these cuts that I have announced, of the 565, 90% will be coming from the Department of Corrections,” the governor said.
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Second Nurse With Ebola Arrives at Emory Hospital

Amber Joy Vinson, inset, is being moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. (PHOTO: Emory University Hospital | Akron Public Schools) Amber Joy Vinson, inset, is being moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. (PHOTO: Emory University Hospital | Akron Public Schools)
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A Dallas nurse who treated an Ebola patient contacted federal health officials before boarding a passenger flight Monday due to a slightly elevated temperature, but was allowed to board the flight. More>>

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Called CDC Before Flight, Official Says Video included

Amber Vinson's temperature was 99.5 degrees – below the 100.4 reading for a fever, according to a federal official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Amber Vinson's temperature was 99.5 degrees – below the 100.4 reading for a fever, according to a federal official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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“The patient was not showing any other symptoms while on board the plane – no vomiting or diarrhea. The only symptom Amber was showing was the fever,” CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said.
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Chesterfield Deputies Join Search for Hannah Graham Video included

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Local agencies are helping out in this effort to bring Hannah home, including about a dozen deputies from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office.
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Great Southeast Shakeout Prepares Virginians for Earthquakes Video included

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Virginia joined the drill after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral back in 2011 that rocked the East coast. More>>

Hurricane Gonzalo Aims for Bermuda

This image provided by NOAA Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014 shows Hurricane Gonzalo, lower right, which forecasters said could become a powerful category 4 storm Wednesday as it heads toward Bermuda. | AP Photo This image provided by NOAA Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014 shows Hurricane Gonzalo, lower right, which forecasters said could become a powerful category 4 storm Wednesday as it heads toward Bermuda. | AP Photo
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Forecasters say Hurricane Gonzalo has strengthened overnight and is again a dangerous Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the small British island territory of Bermuda. More>>

Denver Police Warn Parents About Pot-Laced Candy During Trick-or-Treat Season

Denver Police are warning parents to be on the lookout for pot-laced candy this Halloween. (PHOTO: Denver Police Department) Denver Police are warning parents to be on the lookout for pot-laced candy this Halloween. (PHOTO: Denver Police Department)
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Denver Police are showing parents how similar pot-laced Sour Patch Kids, gummy candies and gum drops can look like the real thing. More>>

Fog Impacting Commute, Cloudy with Showers Again Today

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Officially 1.12” of rain yesterday, lots of clouds with showers today, plenty of sunshine Friday through Sunday. More>>

Lawmakers Seek US Ban on Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Region Video included

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 13, 2014. | AP Photo Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 13, 2014. | AP Photo
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A growing chorus of lawmakers is calling on President Obama to impose travel restrictions on passengers coming to the U.S. from West African countries stricken by Ebola. More>>

What the Latest Ebola Infection Says About Odds of Widespread US Outbreak

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Fears that an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. were heightened today as health officials revealed that a second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola flew on a plane one day before being placed in isolation. More>>

What to Expect From Apple's Special Event Today

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Apple's year of revelations isn't over just yet.As if two new iPhones and a smart watch weren't enough, Apple has scheduled big announcement today at 10 a.m. PT.
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US: Strikes Near Kobani Have Killed Hundreds

U.S. warplanes have ramped up the number of airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the besieged city of Kobani, launching 21 airstrikes since Monday. (PHOTO: ABC News) U.S. warplanes have ramped up the number of airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the besieged city of Kobani, launching 21 airstrikes since Monday. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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U.S.-led airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Kobani, including 39 over the past two days, has killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters and has stiffened the city's Kurdish defenders. More>>

Richmond Parents Unite to Help Improve Binford Middle School Video included

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A group of parents are working to transform one of the lowest performing middle schools in the state.Wednesday night. dozens of parents, teachers, school, and community leaders gathered to discuss the future of Binford Middle School.“I think it could really come together," said Anne Danforth, a mother of three who lives near Binford Middle School. “It's just great that everybody's coming together and having this conversation.”Binford is in the heart of The Fan and is one of the lowest perform... More>>

'Modern Family' Actress Elizabeth Peña Dies

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(CNN) -- Actress Elizabeth Peña has died of natural causes after a brief illness, her manager told CNN. She was 55.Peña passed away Tuesday, Gina Rugolo said in a statement.Among her many roles, Peña is known for appearing as the mother of a character played by Sofia Vergara in the ABC sitcom "Modern Family."She's played on both the big and small screens during her more than three-decade career. She also tried her hand at directing, becoming only the fourth Latina member of the Director's Gui... More>>

Plane Used by Ebola-Infected Nurse Was Cleaned, Back in Use Next Day

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The plane that transported Vinson was cleaned after her flight and then put back into service the next day, according to Frontier Airlines. The airline stressed that the flight was the last of the day and that the plane was cleaned "within CDC guidelines" after Vinson's flight.Frontier Airlines has not confirmed what other cities the plane was flown to besides Cleveland, where the plane was cleaned again on Tuesday.During today's new conference, Frieden said Vinson "should not have traveled o... More>>

Gay Couple Says They Were Kicked Out of Cab for Kissing

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HOUSTON -- A same-sex couple claims they were kicked out of a cab for kissing. When we reached out to Yellow Cab, it gave us a surprising response to the complaint.Travis Player and his partner, Andres Orozco, were dropped off Several blocks from their home in the Museum District recently."We thought he was joking until he actually pulled over," Player said.A cab ride home from F Bar took the fun out of Sunday Funday for them."We gave each other a kiss and he told us to get out of the car," P... More>>

Couple Moves to Virginia From Hollywood; Helps Aspiring Filmmakers Video included

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After decades of acting in Hollywood, a husband and wife team moved to Central Virginia, and they have a goal to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.8News anchor Ava-joye Burnett spoke to Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell-Reid about how they're helping people reach their dreams.Tim Reid played the dad on the popular sitcom "Sister Sister" and Daphne Maxwell-Reid was Will Smith's aunt on the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air."They've been married for more than 30 years. When they decided to retire, Pet... More>>

Liquor Prices Will Rise As Commonwealth Faces Budget Shortfall Video included

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today hundreds of Virginia jobs will be lost and facilities will have to close.It's to make up a $2.4 million budget shortfall. The Governor says 565 state workers will be laid off.In addition, Governor McAuliffe said liquor prices will also go up around the Commonwealth.At Penny Lane Pub in Richmond, owner Terry O'Neill isn't worried increasing liquor prices will hurt his business.“The 'average joe' blow will moan and complain for a week and then he just gi... More>>

Va.'s Budget Cut by $92 Million; Hundreds to Lose Jobs Video included

Governor McAuliffe spoke Wednesday morning about budget shortfalls, announcing that more than 500 jobs would be cut. (PHOTO: 8News Reporter Mark Tenia) Governor McAuliffe spoke Wednesday morning about budget shortfalls, announcing that more than 500 jobs would be cut. (PHOTO: 8News Reporter Mark Tenia)
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Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a news conference Wednesday that the state will lay off 566 of the 120,000 state workers. More>>

New Video Shows Ebola Patient's Dog Under Observation in Texas

Video shows Bentley under observation at a decommissioned naval air base owned by the city of Dallas. Dallas City Hall/YouTube Video shows Bentley under observation at a decommissioned naval air base owned by the city of Dallas. Dallas City Hall/YouTube
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Video Source: Dallas City Hall / YouTubeNew video released by Dallas city officials shows the dog belonging to the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola under observation at a decommissioned naval air base owned by the city.Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, became the first person to contract Ebola in the United States. She was part of the medical team that cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who was diagnosed with Ebola after traveling to the U.S. from Liberi... More>>

Man Charged with Shooting Norfolk State Student

Police on scene of Norfolk State University after one person was shot on the college's campus. (PHOTO: WVEC) Police on scene of Norfolk State University after one person was shot on the college's campus. (PHOTO: WVEC)
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk man faces charges stemming from the robbery and shooting of a Norfolk State University student.Norfolk police said Wednesday that detectives arrested 19-year-old Brian M. Winston without incident on Monday evening.Police say in a news release that Winston is charged with malicious wounding, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. He also faces weapons charges.Police say two men approach the student and another Norfolk State student while they were sitting in a ... More>>

U.S. Stocks Sink, On Pace for Worst Drop Since August 2011

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Stocks are plunging as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 440 points, or 2.7 percent, to 15,873 as of 1:25 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday.The Standard Poor's 500 fell 53 points, or 2.9 percent, to 1,823. The Nasdaq composite fell 104 points, or 2.5 percent, to 4,122.The Dow is on pace for its worst drop since August 2011. There wasn't an obvious trigger. Ebola and Europe's ... More>>

Prince William Co. Police Searching for Rape Suspect

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Prince William County Police is asking for the public's help in finding the man who raped a 17-year-old girl as she walked home late one evening. According to police, the 17-year-old female juvenile was walking home in the area of Powell's Creek Blvd. and Patrick Henry Drive in Woodbridge, Virginia on October 11 around 11:30 p.m. when she was approached by a stranger. During the encounter, the man forced the girl into a wooded area nearby where he raped her. The victim later reported the incide. More>>

Join Tuffy Auto Service and Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer Video included

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As part of the 'Brakes for Breasts' fundraiser, Tuffy Auto Service is offering their customers free brake pads and donating 10% of every brake service directly to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. More>>

Couple Hopes to Adopt Baby They Rescued From Dumpster

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A baby girl found in a dumpster is now in the care of a temporary foster family, but many people have offered to give her a permanent home, including the couple who rushed to her rescue. More>>

First Lady Michelle Obama Posts Viral "Turnip for What" Vine

First Lady Michelle Obama used the popular social network Vine to send a funny message about healthy eating (Photo: Vine/The white House) First Lady Michelle Obama used the popular social network Vine to send a funny message about healthy eating (Photo: Vine/The white House)
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Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.
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Second Nurse Infected with Ebola Was on Jetliner Before Diagnosis Video included

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A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. More>>

Esquire Magazine Names Virginia Food Region of 2014 Video included

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"Look at Virginia on a map. How is it not an established food paradise? ...And yet, the occasional ham excepted, it has never gotten its proper due." More>>

New Charges Brought in 2012 Benghazi Attacks

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A Libyan militant already behind bars was indicted Tuesday on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. More>>

Colonial Downs Hands Over License, Will Close Nov. 1 Video included

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The fate of Colonial Downs horse track is expected to be decided at the Virginia Racing Commission meeting today.
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Man Won't Take Down Obama Tombstone

A woman is upset with her neighbors in Edmond, Okla. for putting a tombstone decoration out that reads "Obama" on the front of it. (PHOTO: ABC News) A woman is upset with her neighbors in Edmond, Okla. for putting a tombstone decoration out that reads "Obama" on the front of it. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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An Oklahoma man doesn't think he'll remove a mock-bloody gravestone for President Obama from his Halloween lawn exhibit despite an offended neighbor and online anger. More>>

Rain, Thunder Move into Central Virginia Wednesday

Clouds darkened the sky in Short Pump before an expected downpour Wednesday. (PHOTO: M. Vrabel) Clouds darkened the sky in Short Pump before an expected downpour Wednesday. (PHOTO: M. Vrabel)
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Rain and thunder today – amounts of ½” to 1” possible, clouds with some sunshine for Thursday, nice weather Friday into weekend. More>>

Suspect Admitted to Trying to Kill Fellow Student in Manchester High Stabbing Video included

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Chesterfield Intake Officer Ronald Burroughs told a judge that a student approached a fellow student from behind before stabbing him multiple times in front of a classroom full of students. More>>

US Ramps Up Airstrikes on ISIS in Kobani

U.S. warplanes have ramped up the number of airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the besieged city of Kobani, launching 21 airstrikes since Monday. (PHOTO: ABC News) U.S. warplanes have ramped up the number of airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the besieged city of Kobani, launching 21 airstrikes since Monday. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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U.S. warplanes have ramped up the number of airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the besieged city of Kobani, launching 21 airstrikes since Monday. More>>

Local Patient Tests Negative for Ebola, Subject Still In Isolation Video included

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We're still awaiting test results to confirm from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which could come as soon as today. More>>

Dallas Nurse Battling Ebola Says She's 'Doing Well'

This 2010 yearbook photo from Texas Christian University, shows Nina Pham, 26, who became the first person to contract the disease within the United States. (PHOTO: ABC News) This 2010 yearbook photo from Texas Christian University, shows Nina Pham, 26, who became the first person to contract the disease within the United States. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease, issued an upbeat statement today saying that she is "doing well." More>>

Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

As enrollment for next year's health benefits goes on in work places around the United States, Apple and Facebook say they're willing to pay for employees to freeze their eggs. (PHOTO: ABC News) As enrollment for next year's health benefits goes on in work places around the United States, Apple and Facebook say they're willing to pay for employees to freeze their eggs. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. More>>

Prosecutors Oppose New Trial for McDonnells Video included

Federal prosecutors are opposing a request from former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, for a new trial on public corruption charges. Federal prosecutors are opposing a request from former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, for a new trial on public corruption charges.
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Federal prosecutors are opposing a request from former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, for a new trial on public corruption charges. More>>

Henrico Police Looking for Shooting Suspect

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According to police, 23-year-old David Jospeh Cook II, also known as "DJ," is wanted for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. More>>

Better Ebola Response May Have Prevented Nurse's Case, CDC Head Says

Health care workers wait for the arrival of a possible Ebola patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Oct. 8, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (PHOTO: ABC News) Health care workers wait for the arrival of a possible Ebola patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Oct. 8, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The nation's top health official said today he regrets not sending a larger team of experts to Texas when the first case of Ebola was diagnosed. More>>

Teal Pumpkin Project: Safe Halloween for Kids With Food Allergies Video included

The Teal Pumpkin Project is raising awareness about kids with food allergies and Halloween. The Teal Pumpkin Project is raising awareness about kids with food allergies and Halloween.
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The “Teal Pumpkin Project” is encouraging people to provide non-food treats for kids with food allergies trick-or-treating on Halloween.The Gatewood family in Henrico is taking part. Tuesday evening, David, Stephanie and their two kids—Claire and Alex—started painting their pumpkins teal."It tells food allergy kids, 'Hey --come trick or treat here!" said Stephanie Gatewood.The “Teal Pumpkin Project” was created by the Food Allergy Research Education group for created for kids with food aller... More>>

8News Investigates: Residents Say Speeders Killing Pets in Neighborhood Video included

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Folks in a South Richmond neighborhood are demanding something be done about speeders on their streets.Several pets have been killed and many worry a child may be next.We're talking about the neighborhood directly behind the McGuire VA Medical Center.On many roads, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour but drivers trying to get from Broad Rock to Hopkins aren't slowing down.“I just hope the city does something about it before something horrible happens,” said Danny Black, a concerned neighbor.... More>>

Hearing Date Set for Teacher Accused of Sexual Encounter with Student

Tessa Monique Hairston (PHOTO: Henrico Police) Tessa Monique Hairston (PHOTO: Henrico Police)
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A preliminary hearing for the teacher accused of having a sexual encounter with a Highland Springs High School has been scheduled.According to court officials, 31-year-old Tessa Hairston will have a preliminary hearing on charges of taking indecent liberties with a person under the age of 18 while in a supervisory role on November 24.In addition, Hairston has been released on bond.Police say that Hairston, a ten-year veteran teacher of Henrico County Public Schools, had a sexual encounter wit... More>>

Chris Brown tweets 'Ebola epidemic is a form of population control'

Chris Brown is making headlines again after publishing a tweet stating he thinks the Ebola virus is a form of population control. (ABC) Chris Brown is making headlines again after publishing a tweet stating he thinks the Ebola virus is a form of population control. (ABC)
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Chris Brown recently contracted a huge wave of social media hate after his latest Ebola tweet.The controversial musician made headlines on Monday morning after publishing the following from his Twitter account regarding the current Ebola outbreak.Shortly after publishing the tweet, Brown received a massive response on his tweet. Social media proved to be divisive on Brown's tweet. Many were in support of Brown's Ebola theory, while others just wrote it off as nonsense.Chris Brown is a Grammy ... More>>

Manchester High Parents Wonder Why School Lacks Metal Detectors Video included

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Questions are being raised about security at Manchester High School after a student was stabbed Monday.A 17-year old student is charged with aggravated malicious wounding for stabbing another 17-year old inside the school's band room.The victim, a senior, was hospitalized with serious injuries, but is expected to be recover. There's still no word on a possible motive for the attack.One question many parents had on their mind after hearing a student had been stabbed at the school:“How could an... More>>

School Board Reacts to Mayor Jones' Proposed $2M RPS Repair Fund

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As Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones proposed a $2 million maintenance fund for Richmond Public Schools, parents and school leaders are reacting.The Richmond School Board says they have about 35 million dollars of immediate repairs needed mostly in HVAC and roof issues.School board member Kristen Larson says while the money is a step in the right direction, more is needed.“We need to make sure that the schools we do have open have heating, air conditioning and roofs that don't have holes in them,” ... More>>

Governor Reveals 2014 Virginia Energy Plan

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe formally presented the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which the governor says highlights a commitment to a true "all of the above" energy strategy that will promote the use and development of of all available resources.McAuliffe unveiled the plan during an event that was co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.According to the governor, the plan will work in several different ways, including the strategic gr... More>>

Chesterfield Volunteer Raises Awareness about Male Breast Cancer Video included

Pete Sherer is a breast cancer survivor. Pete Sherer is a breast cancer survivor.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but there is a part of the campaign that often is not discussed publicly.  Pete Sherer hopes to change that. "Men can get breast cancer," he says from the Hawthorne Resource Center at HCA Virginia's Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, where he has been a volunteer for twelve years.  Sherer knows all too well because seventeen years ago at age 62, it was him.
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Liquid Nicotine Exposures Up Sharply Among Kids

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 Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked. More than 2,700 people have called poison control this year to report an exposure to liquid nicotine, over half of those cases in children younger than 6, according to national statistics. The number shows a sharp rise from only a few hundred total cases just three years ago.

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Wife of Man Killed in Hopewell Police Shooting Found Dead in Motel

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Virginia State Police are investigating, after the wife of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday was found dead in a motel room. More>>

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