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Two-Alarm Fire Damages Henrico Church on Easter


Just hours after members of Trinity Lutheran Church gathered for Easter service, their church caught fire causing major damage."It's an understatement to say we are devastated by the effects of the fire,” said Michael Pottschmidt, the senior pastor.Henrico fire crews rushed to the church at 2315 N Parham Rd. after the automatic smoke alarm went off."The first engine arrived on the scene and saw heavy black smoke coming from the roof and all the vent and called for a second alarm based on the ... More>>

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Parents Outraged After Finding Easter Eggs Filled With Racist Notes


Parents in the West End are outraged after waking up to find Easter eggs filled with racist notes."You can hit the whole world with the Internet, stay out of my yard."The Smiths were having an egg hunt with their 3-year-old son Sunday afternoon. It’s an Easter tradition that was interrupted after an upsetting discovery."My husband noticed the last Easter egg and i knew it wasn't one that put out. we opened it and it's got the white supremist stuff in it,” said Jackie Smith.Inside the egg was ... More>>

Police: 4 found Dead After Petersburg Fire Video included


PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Petersburg police say they are investigating the deaths of four people after a house fire. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt told media outlets that the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Four bodies were found. Hyatt said authorities are handling the case like a homicide investigation because of the severity of the fire and the number of victims. She could not immediately say whether there was evidence of foul play. The identities of the victims and other detail... More>>

Pope Francis, Huge Crowd Joyously Celebrate Easter


VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.So great were their numbers that they o... More>>

Holy Fire Ceremony Draws Thousands In Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (AP) -- The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected at the site where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher now stands in the Old City of Jerusalem. While the source of the holy fire is a closely guarded secret, believers say the flame appears ... More>>

Shooting: Victim In Serious Condition After Surgery


RICHMOND (WRIC) - Saturday morning at about 4:30am Richmond Police were called to 1400 Tifton Court in the city near Southwood Parkway. When they arrived they found a male with a gunshot wound, later transported to VCU with life threatening injuries. The last update was the victim was in surgery and still in serious condition. Police are not saying if they are actively looking for a suspect at this time. Stay with 8News for the latest.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

Speeders on West Cary Street Could Face $200 Fine Video included

A Richmond city councilman has a proposal to stop speeders on West Cary Street between Addison and Cherry streets near VCU - an additional $200 fine for speeding. More>>

GRTC Offers New Transfer Plaza Video included

Changes are coming to several downtown GRTC bus routes when the city opens its first ever transfer plaza. More>>

McAuliffe Making it Easier for Felons to Regain Voting Rights Video included

Friday’s announcement will shorten the amount of time violent felons will have to wait before applying for their rights to be restored. More>>

Police Identify Body Found Behind Harley-Davidson

Mark P. Burns, 55, of West Fillmore Street in Petersburg, has been identified as the victim. More>>

Twins, 7, Attack Carjacker With Fists and Rubber Snake

A car thief was forced to pull over after a couple miles in the stolen vehicle because twin boys, age 7, who were in the car attacked him, police said.

What's Your Easter Bunny Name?

It’s almost Easter and to help get you in the spirit of egg hunts and baskets, here's a fun graphic posted on a way to create your own “Easter Bunny Name.”

Deputies: Man Smothered Crying Son Over Video Game

A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV. More>>

Iranian Man Spared Execution at Last Second By Victim's Mother

A man’s life was spared at the last second in Iran after the mother of a man he murdered halted his public execution. More>>

Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Noose Tying

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time. More>>

Sharp Elbows In Republican Primaries


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Barbara Comstock is enduring sharp elbows from tea party competitors in the Republican primary in the 10th Congressional District that will be decided April 26. Conservative candidates are also launching sharp attacks against establishment favorites in other primary contests set for June. The tenor of the primary contests stands in contrast to the unified front presented by state Republican lawmakers as they block Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medica... More>>

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies At 76


TORONTO (AP) -- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep.Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.Carter... More>>

Easter Morning Delivery For Space Station


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny."Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," NASA's Mission Control said as the capsule was bolted into place.The SpaceX company's cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the International Space Station following its launch from Cape Canaveral. Astronauts used a robot arm to capture the capsule 260 miles ... More>>

Africa Land Grab Risks Endangered Elephants


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.Zimbabwe has maintained robust elephant populations compared with other countries on the continent. But economic penalties imposed by the United States and Europe have led Zimbabweans ... More>>

UVA Revokes 2 Fraternities' Charters For Hazing


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing. According to sources, the university announced Friday that it has terminated its organization agreements with Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Alpha. The announcements said the incidents involved the "new member education process," but they did not provide specifics and U.Va. spokesman McGregor McCance declined to elaborate. Occupants of both fraternity houses will be allowed to stay until the... More>>

Captain of Sunken S. Korea Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested


MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.The number of confirmed dead rose to 32 when three bodies were found in the murky water near the ferry, said coast guard... More>>

Death Toll From Virginia Beach Crash Doubles To 4


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Two more people have died from injuries suffered in a car crash in Virginia Beach, increasing the toll to four. Sources report that police identified the latest victims as 38-year-old Marlo Teofila Bayot and 13-year-old Garbiel Kalani Proctor. Fourteen-year-old Cheyenne Desire Patricia Gurney and 10-year-old Chris Lailani Gurney also died in the Wednesday night crash. Three other people in the car were injured. Police say Bayot was driving the car carrying six passe... More>>

Chris Brown Trial Set To Start Monday


WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge in Washington has delayed giving her verdict in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge. Judge Patricia Wynn had been expected to give her verdict in bodyguard Christopher Hollosy's trial Friday. But she delayed that until Monday. Wynn also said Brown's trial will begin on Monday. The singer appeared briefly in court Friday. Brown and Hollosy both face an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel... More>>

River City Segs Holding City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt with Big Prizes Video included

Segway company River City Segs has hidden $3,000 worth of prizes in eggs all over Richmond and clues on how to find them are being released through social media. More>>

Students Object to Confederate Flags on Va. Campus Video included

A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

Ill-Advised School Flier Counsels Kids Not to Rat Out Bullies

A Nebraska elementary school has apologized for passing out a flier containing nine questionable rules for dealing with bullies. More>>

Parents Petition for Money to be Kept in Richmond Schools Video included

Parents outraged with possible budget cuts to Richmond Public Schools want $3.8 million set to disappear from the school system budget to stay where it is and are going online to petition. More>>

Emergency Crews Respond to Major Accident on Riverway Road

Emergency crews are responding to a traffic accident on the 11000 block of Riverway Road. More>>

Princess Lacey's Life Celebrated at Michigan State

Lacey Holsworth did not stop smiling until cancer took her life. More>>

Richmond Police Investigate Walmsley Boulevard Shooting Video included

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a shooting in the city’s south side that put a man in the hospital early Friday morning. More>>

Man Who Found $25K in Savings Bonds Finds Rightful Owner

After 8News aired a story about a Prince George man who found $25,000 in savings bonds in an old boat, the man found who it belonged to.


Hundreds of Fish Found Dead in Byrd Park Lake Video included

200 bluegill fish were reported dead in Fountain Lake on Wednesday. More>>

FDA Warns Against Use of Common Uterine Fibroid Procedure Video included

The FDA is warning doctors against using a procedure done on tens of thousands of American women every year.

Little Girl Struck by Vehicle on Mechanicsville Turnpike

Police are investigating after a 6-year-old girl is struck by a vehicle at Mechanicsville Turnpike and Cool Lane. More>>

Mayor Jones’ Property Tax Drops Dramatically in One Year Video included

The land value of Mayor Dwight Jones' home dropped more than $60,000 in one year. But his next door neighbor's land value dropped significantly less. More>>

Ransomware Holds Peoples' Computers Hostage

There’s a new type of computer virus that locks up your files and asks for payment to fix everything. More>>

VCU Massey Cancer Center Offers Free Head & Neck Screenings Video included

Would you know how to detect a head or neck cancer? This month VCU Massey Cancer Center is offering free screenings to help. More>>

Rapper Andre Johnson Severs Penis, Jumps off Building, but Survives

Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.

Lawn Care Company Discovers Dead Woman in Petersburg Woods Video included

The Petersburg Bureau of Police is conducting a death investigation after a lawn care company discovered a woman’s body in a wooded area.

Ford to Offer 50th Anniversary Mustang

Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building. More>>

Richmond Man Charged with Stealing Woman's Dentures

Richmond Police arrested 63-year-old Linwood Harris and charged him with the robbery of the dentures. More>>

Emporia Police Seek Bank Fraud Suspect

The Emporia Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying and locating a black man accused of unlawfully cashing checks. More>>

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel in the Works

Mrs. Doubtfire is coming back for more gender-bending hilarity.A sequel to the 1993 hit “Mrs. Doubtfire” is in the works. More>>

Burger Chain Easter Ad Featuring Blunt-Smoking Jesus Raises Eyebrows

Seattle-based local burger chain Lunchbox Laboratory is turning heads with its Easter advertisement featuring Jesus holding a lit joint. More>>

Armed Robber Was Never Told to Report to Prison

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.

2 Suspects in Custody, 1 on the Loose after Chesterfield Police Pursuit

Two people are in custody and a third suspect is on the loose after a routine traffic stop led to a police pursuit and crash on Wednesday night. More>>

Farmers Worry About Crops & Frost as Temperature Drops Video included

Local farmers are taking precautions to make sure recent overnight freezing temperatures don’t damage their crops. More>>

U.S. Cycling Event to Close Many Richmond Streets Video included

The upcoming USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships will greatly impact travel in the city from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. More>>

Richmond Road Closures for U.S. Cycling Event

Richmond Police is asking people to be aware of the upcoming USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.

Increased Security for Mayor Jones Causes Outrage Video included

The increased monitoring comes as a result of a website post which listed the Mayor's home address, as well as the addresses of other city officials.

Va. Tech Massacre's 7th Anniversary Honored at Capitol Video included

The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>

Petersburg Investigate Homicide on Kentucky Avenue


Petersburg Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Tuesday. More>>

Three Arrested in Attempted Colonial Heights Carjacking

The Colonial Heights Police Department has arrested three suspects in connection with an attempted carjacking of a local pizza delivery driver that occurred last November. More>>

Woman Arrested in Double Shooting at Southside Plaza Video included

A North Chesterfield woman has been arrested for the shooting of two males Tuesday night at Southside Plaza. More>>

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