Local pediatricians are concerned and parents are worried as many doctors are running out of the flu shot for young children.By the beginning of October, most doctors are stocked up with a large supply of flu shots for children under three.This year that's not the case and some pediatricians say they're out of the vaccine because of shipping delays.“We only got one shipment as a partial shipment of our order,” said Dr. David Arkin, a pediatrician practicing in Henrico.Children between 6 month... More>>
10 years ago, a Petersburg man started an ambitious project, he opened a museum.A natural disaster forced Richard Stewart to think twice about preserving the history of his community.Stewart lives on Pocahontas Island just off the Martin Luther King Bridge in Petersburg.The island is known as the first black community in the United States.There are a little more than 50 houses on the island, and then there's the museum Stewart started, the "Richard A. Stewart Black History Museum."The museum ... More>>
Central Virginia has become a hot spot for movies and TV series.The Virginia Film Office says revenue from movie and TV series shoots will have a positive impact on local business owners.Stephen Spielberg's "Lincoln" was shot entirely in Virginia in 2011. The Virginia film office says the economic impact was about $64 million in Central Virginia."It does touch all parts of the economy," says Andy Edmunds with the Virginia Film Office. "I like to say they are like super tourists with a payroll... More>>
There's a new twist in the debate surrounding the Redskins name. The FCC is considering a petition to ban saying the team name on TV and radio.A George Washington University law professor is challenging the use of the name on broadcast television and radio, saying it violates FCC rules against indecent content. Native Americans and other groups have demanded the name be changed, calling it a racial slur.“I've been in radio for 23 years, so I've been covering the Washington Redskins for a long... More>>
As the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham continues in the Charlottesville area, more information has been revealed about the suspect being held in connection to the case.Christopher-Newport University and CNUPD officials confirmed that Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr. was accused of committing sexual assault on campus in September of 2003.The university also confirms that Matthew was a student at the university from January 2003 through October 15, 2003. In addition, Mat... More>>
After recent reports that a push for a new children's hospital is tied to redevelopment plans for Shockoe Bottom, Richmond City Mayor Dwight Jones is speaking out. More>>
"We're gonna search every patch of this county and if we gotta bring everyone in from the Commonwealth of Virginia, we're gonna do that."Those were the words of Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo as he spoke to media Wednesday afternoon, as the search effort to bring Hannah Graham home continues.Today, dozens of officers from Charlottesville, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Fairfax Counties joined Virginia State Police in scouring areas on the outskirts of town. To date, they have covered... More>>
A New York woman who suffered a rare brain hemorrhage woke up in the hospital with no recollection of her wedding just a month earlier -- until her husband devised a plan to help her remember.Tunicia Hall, 43, of Queens was in the intensive care unit at a Long Island Hospital this summer after hemorrhaging and woke up with short-term memory loss. She remembered her husband, Raleigh Hall, 50, but he soon realized she had no idea the couple had recently married.So he covered the walls of his wi... More>>
Chesterfield County Police is searching for the man who robbed a shoe store in the Commonwealth Centre shopping complex Tuesday evening.According to police, a man entered the Rack Room Shoes in the 4800 block of Commonwealth Centre Parkway just before 9 p.m. demanding money from the register. While he did not display a weapon, investigators said that he did have one hand concealed under his clothing throughout the incident.After making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said the m... More>>
Richmond Police are searching for a 69-year-old man with a medical condition missing from East Belt Boulevard. More>>
G.H. Ried is listed in the bottom 5 percent of Title 1 schools in the state; because of this, the Virginia Department of Education has given it a "priority" status which requires it to implement a state-approved improvement plan.
Two men, both white males, stole a white 1996 Ford F-350. The truck has a camper cab on the back. More>>
The American Planning Association named The Fan district as one of the "Top 10 Great Neighborhoods" Wednesday. More>>
The respiratory disease affecting children, Enterovirus, is spreading like wild fire, including here at home. More>>
The International Food Festival is a staple in Richmond and this year will be no exception! More>>
Domestic violence has certainly been a hot topic past few weeks and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is bringing even more attention to the issue. More>>
When Iris Grace Halmshaw's parents introduced her to painting, they were hoping the activity would be a fun diversion and a way to get their autistic child to express herself. More>>
At age 34 Adele Rivas thought she was too young to have breast cancer, even though her mother had been diagnosed with the disease in her 40's.But a persistent lump in her breast led Rivas to get a biopsy test. Her mother tagged along for moral support.“My mother said, ‘I have to come with you,'” Rivas remembers. “She came, thank goodness.”With her mother by her side, Rivas was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer.Doctors quickly ordered an MRI scan, but Rivas, a physician's assistant, was h... More>>
Tracy Morgan is speaking out after Walmart faulted the comedian for not wearing his seat belt in connection with injuries he sustained in June from a six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. More>>
Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day. More>>
President Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor who had a criminal record during a recent visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sources say. More>>
As the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham continues, an area college is hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of the missing student Tuesday evening. More>>
Folks packed a community meeting Tuesday night to share their thoughts on whether a Brandermill family should be able to keep a kunekune pig as pet. More>>
Weeks before her planned recovery date, a Chesterfield woman is proving her determination by biking in the Martin's Tour of Richmond. This Saturday will be her official comeback, cycling 50 miles. More>>
Piecing together information gives us a clearer picture of where and what Jesse L. Matthew, Jr. has been doing since 2002. More>>
A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive. More>>
Morning fog, afternoon sun today, nice weather through the weekend, small risk of showers Friday night. More>>
The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning those who use the E-Z Pass service of an email scam going around attempting to get personal information from customers. More>>
The first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, but a top health official said there is "no doubt... we will stop it here." More>>
Police searching for accused cop killer Eric Frein in the dense woods of the Poconos Mountains have found two pipe bombs that could have been rigged to explode with a trip wire, police said today. More>>
Virginia State University is having major financial problems, and many students first learned of the full scope of the matter from news reports."We all are concerned about the direction the institution is going in," says Anthony Jackson, a VSU senior.The school has an $18.96 million budget shortfall for this fiscal year. A university spokesperson says the shortfall is a combination of less state and federal dollars.Students are worried certain programs will get cut."We are the major constitue... More>>
A New Kent woman is on a mission to find the owner of a lost wedding ring.“My dad past away last month and going through all of his belongings, my mom was telling me this story about this wedding ring,” said Patti Ritter.Ritter says her mom told her that three or four years ago her dad had been on the road when he went into a rest stop and noticed a ring.“Found it on the ground, picked it up, and put it in his pocket,” said Ritter.Patti says it wasn't until last month that she even knew it ex... More>>
If your child has cancer, you know the diagnosis is only the beginning. There are countless trips to the hospital, all while emotions run high and your family is mentally drained. But now some young patients in our area do not have to go anywhere for routine tests. The tests can go to them. More>>
Details about the sudden resignation of former Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall remain cloaked in secretly and hidden behind a nondisclosure agreement but now, a lawsuit against the City of Richmond is fighting to have those detailed released to the public.According to documents filed in Richmond Circuit Court Monday, former Richmond School Board member Carol A.O. Wolf has filed a lawsuit against the city for the release of information and documents pursuant to the Freedom of infor... More>>
Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office investigators are actively searching for the men who they believe robbed a bank in the county just after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.According to law enforcement, a man walked into the PNC Bank in the 5400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in the county and demanded money from a teller inside. The suspect did not display a weapon but, police say that he told the teller he was armed.The man fled with an undisclosed amount of money. As Spotsylvania law enforce... More>>
There is a new two-hour cosmetic procedure promising to get rid of your saddlebags. CoolSculpting says it takes a couple of months to fully take effect, but does it really work?. More>>
Photos sent in by an 8News viewer on scene show drivers having to move through feet of water as it splashed on their cars and around them. More>>
A forensic connection has been made between the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and the 2009 murder of another student in Charlottesville, Morgan Harrington.
Albemarle High School in North Carolina was placed on lockdown this morning after a male student was shot in the leg Tuesday. More>>
Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in an attempted robbery. More>>
Firefighters are often typecast as the heroic rescuers of cats in trees, but one unit in Washington state put its “Pet Emergency Pocket Guide” to much smaller use. More>>
Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. More>>
A teacher at Colonial Forge School is currently incarcerated with no bond after she was caught involved in a sexual relationship with a student.
The county considers Tucker the pig a farm animal, and zoning laws prohibit the Johnson family from keeping the 155 pound pig in their Brandermill home. More>>
Pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong Tuesday, one day ahead of a deadline for governmental reform. More>>
Authorities found the body of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter overnight, days after she vanished while showing a house to a prospective customer. More>>
The man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his way to the East Room -- the room where President Obama and many others have made some important announcements. More>>
Patchy, dense fog this morning, sunshine through Thursday, showers later Friday and a cooler weekend.
Some say the film shows America at fault for the terrorist attacks.
Kobane is a Kurdish city and it is nearly surrounded. Thousands of residents have fled across the border, and the Kurdish defenders left behind seem both outgunned and outmanned. More>>
A patient at a Texas hospital has been isolated is being evaluated for possibly having contracted the Ebola virus. More>>
Soldiers from the 111th Quartermaster Company returned home Monday night at Fort Lee to cheers and smiles from waiting family and friends.The 111th Quartermaster Company is one of the Army's only two active-duty mortuary affairs units, both of which are based at the Fort Lee military base.The group was deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait for a six-month tour of duty to support Operation Enduring Freedom.According to the base's website, the daily population of Fort Lee now averages about 34,000... More>>
The results of an 8News school lunchroom investigation may determine whether or not you pack your child's lunch tomorrow morning. How clean are lunchrooms in local schools? More>>
A man is recovering in Petersburg after being shot in the city Monday evening.According to Petersburg Police Spokesperson Esther Hyatt, a man was shot in the 700 block of Juniper Street just after 7 p.m. The man's name and condition are unknown at this time.Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting. This is the second shooting in a week in the city as investigators continue their search for a suspect in a fatal shooting near Peabody Middle School that occurred o... More>>
ONTARIO, CA (KTRK) -- A political activist has lost her job and says she's been getting threats after posting a video of her confronting a homeowner about a Mexican flag went viral.Tressy Capps of Ontario, California says she's was annoyed to see a woman flying the Mexican flag in her front yard. So Capps grabbed a camera, recorded a video of her confronting the woman and posted the clip on YouTube."You know we live in America, right? This is the United States. So, why are you flying a Mexica... More>>
Virginia State Police issued a statement Monday about the rumored link, confirming that a "new forensic link" provided a significant break in the case of missing 20-year-old Morgan Harrington. More>>
A 7-year-old boy playing basketball at a local recreation center tells Richmond Police he was robbed at gunpoint.Police also say the suspects are kids as well.The alleged incident occurred at the T.B. Smith Community Center Sunday afternoon.The 7-year-old victim told police that he was playing with his cousin when four young males appeared, put a gun to his head and stole an iPhone. The child told police the suspects were riding bikes."They see something that they want, that's what the do, th... More>>
Wondering how clean your child's school cafeteria is? We've rounded up cafeteria inspection records from the state Health Department for Hanover, Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond City Schools...take a look.
There ain't no mountain high enough to stop Jamie and David Lamb's love.Jamie Alperin, 29, and David Lamb, 33, threw conventional wedding ceremonies aside when they scaled a peak in British Columbia to get married on July 22. The 2,300 ft peak was chosen by the couple after they were inspired by rock climbing friends."Jamie had seen a video online created by her friends for Adventure Weddings and fell in love with it at the time," Lamb said. "The video resonated with us, and we wanted to do s... More>>
(CNN) -- The return of "Once Upon a Time" on Sunday night left fans "Frozen" in their seats.The ABC series, which concerns fairy-tale characters who are transported to the real world, had its highly anticipated fourth-season premiere with a storyline that included characters from the hit animated Disney film "Frozen."Disney is the parent company of ABC.Elsa comes to Storybrooke in search of her sister Anna. Kristoff also got some screen time, with the storyline picking up where the movie ende... More>>
RICHMOND, Va (WRIC | CNN) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended updates to what methods of contraceptive methods are recommended in efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.According to the academy, "In 2011, 47 percent of high school students reported ever having sex, and 34 percent reported having had sex in the previous three months." Data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention notes "a total of 305,388 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years" in 2012, which continu... More>>
"Why was the toxicology report even an issue? Seems to me the wrong man was on trial," Wendi Ward wrote in an open letter. More>>
United for UNOS throws its 6th Annual Soirée this weekend and you don't want to miss it! More>>
Members of the Harrisonburg Fire Department responded Sunday around 7:15 p.m. for a report of a female who had fallen at Frazier Quarry. More>>
Hillary and Bill Clinton took to Twitter today to show their joy and celebrate the birth of their granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. More>>
The company said Monday that it plans to open the expanded facility in Chesterfield County next month, doubling its production capacity and creating 70 jobs in 2015. More>>
"The government has to understand that we have the ability to undo it if they continue to treat us like we are terrorists."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether limb weakness and paralysis in nine children could be connected to the far-reaching outbreak of the respiratory disease Enterovirus 68. More>>
State and local police spent the entire weekend searching rural areas in the southern part of the county looking for any sign of missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham.
Here's where you can pick up a free cup of joe on National Coffee Day!
"I can feel the heat!" an 8News viewer exclaimed as video submitted to iReport8 shows the driver cruise by the big rig up in flames on I-295. More>>
Flights are still being canceled three days after a fire at an air-traffic control center in the Chicago area. More>>
Cloudy with a shower risk today, seasonable temps this week, strong cold front Friday. More>>
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed Islamic State group positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country's largest gas plant. More>>
After a day of conflicting reports on when the suspect in the Hannah Graham disappearance would arrive back in Virginia, Jesse Matthew arrived by private chartered flight to the Charlottesville Airport around 6 p.m. Friday evening. More>>
An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. More>>
SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) -- Airstrikes likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group on Sunday, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border, a witness and activists said.Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate meanwhile warned that Muslims would attack countries taking part in the coalition air raids, which have targeted both the Islamic State extremist group -- with which al-Qaida is at war -- as well as ... More>>
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A search team is working with canine units in attempting to find a University of Virginia sophomore who vanished more than two weeks ago.The search Saturday for 18-year-old Hannah Graham follows the return to Charlottesville late Friday of a suspect arrested in her feared abduction. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was returned from Texas after he fled Virginia.The 32-year-old hospital worker is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday to face a charge of abduct... More>>
Noisy neighbors keeping you up?Several 8News viewers reached out to us for help. These viewers believe their complaints about noise have fallen on deaf ears.The City of Richmond has a noise ordinance but 8News Investigator Kerri O'Brien uncovers Richmond Police are having trouble enforcing it. 8News has learned since the city's ordinance went into effect in 2011, there have been thousands of complaints but only a handful of citations.Last year the Richmond Police Department received more than... More>>
RICHMOND, Va. (AP | WRIC) - The Virginia Department of Elections says about 200,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections.A state law that took effect this year requires Virginia voters to show some form of photo identification at their polling stations before they cast a vote.The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1utslQc ) that driver's licenses are the most common form of ID in the state. And according to data f... More>>
The Richmond Wildlife Center is the first and only animal hospital of its kind in the area. Since opening in April 2013, this center has cared for more than 800 patients. More>>
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced several appointments to his administration today in Richmond. These men and women will join McAuliffe's administration and focus on "finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy."Secretariat of Veterans and Defense AffairsJohn Newby, Commissioner, Department of Veterans ServicesJohn L. Newby II served as Virginia's Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. Son of a retired Army Sergeant ... More>>
Jesse Matthew left the Galveston jail where he had been held since his capture on Wednesday. Texas deputies will take him to a rendezvous point with Virginia police, who will transport him back to Virginia.
What a guy.A man at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was photographed wearing only one of his sneakers while a boy used the other sneaker as a pillow as he slept on the ground nearby."My wife and I saw a man with one shoe on," Alan Mosher told ABC News affiliate WVEC in Norfolk, Virgnia. "I thought that was a little strange."Mosher said he then saw the boy sleeping on the ground. He was unable to speak with the man, whom he assumed was the boy's father."To give up your own... More>>
Friday is our favorite day at 8News, but not only because of the weekend, also because we get to meet the 8News Pet of the Week! More>>
Hopefully the "Ghostbusters" are available to investigate this one. More>>
Jaymonie Marcell Wallace, pictured, turned himself in for his connection in a shooting that left one man seriously injured. Police say another juvenile, a Caroline County High School student, was also arrested for their part in the shooting.
Jaymonie Marcell Wallace, pictured, turned himself in for his connection in a shooting that left one man seriously injured. Police say another juvenile, a Caroline County High School student, was also arrested for their part in the shooting.More>>
The FAA has halted flights to and around Chicago after a fire this morning at the nearby Air Traffic Control System Command Center. More>>
Police are investigating, after a 21-year-old man was arrested for exposing himself to two boys inside a Henrico business. More>>
Karen was the witness helped police catch Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr., the suspect charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. More>>
It was a terrifying scene right out of a movie for a woman in Venice, California, recently. More>>
The U.S. military has conducted 10 airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria since Thursday, according to U.S. Central Command. More>>
The Virginia State Board of Elections says that about 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in November midterm elections. More>>
Now, you can have Olivia's wardrobe, even if you don't have Olivia's budget. The new Scandal collection, inspired by the ultimate gladiator in a suit, is now at The Limited. More>>
The United Arab Emirate's first female pilot led a mission this week against ISIS in Syria, according to the UAE ambassador to the United States. More>>
The teenager accused of killing a Richmond child and sexually assaulting another will stand trial in November. Prosecutors are expected to pursue a first-degree murder charge. More>>
The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says. More>>
Stewart's grief over the death of Kevin Ward Jr. was overwhelming, and he couldn't find his way out of the fog. More>>
Everything for the State Fair of Virginia is ready to go, after tons of preparation. So what are some of the things you can expect there? More>>
Slow clearing this morning, great looking weekend, more rain Tuesday. More>>
A small group of protesters engaged in a standoff with police in Ferguson, Missouri, early this morning after several arrests outside the department's police station. More>>
Nearly two weeks have passed since police say accused killer Eric Frein shot two state troopers at an eastern Pennsylvania barracks before fleeing into the woods. More>>
Disturbing complaints from grieving pet owners. They believe a popular pet pill killed their dogs.8News Investigator Kerri O'Brien has uncovered a couple of alarming cases here in our area."She passed away in our kitchen with our family," said one owner, who still misses her rottweiler Gracie.Hear from the owners and find out what pill they believe contributed to their death tonight at 11 in an 8News Investigation.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>
A Henrico police officer is getting worldwide attention after going beyond the call of duty to help two little boys.It happened a few days ago while Officer Joe Bolland was on patrol. Responding to a call at the London Towne Apartments, the six and seven year old brothers came over to him.“They began asking me about my different equipment on my police gear,” said Bolland. “I said, ‘You guys want to play with some toys or something while we're here?' They said they didn't have any.”No toys and... More>>
A Garland, Texas, community is rallying around one of its own these days after Naaman Forest High School student Dandric Piolet, 17, lost his mother to cancer last week.The heartbreaking news came one day before Piolet, a captain on the football team, was supposed to suit up for the game. But what happened on that football field amid the Friday night lights is something many in the community -- and the two schools that played each other -- will never forget. These amazing social media images ... More>>
A West End church is moving to the East End in hopes of making a bigger difference in Central Virginia.Pastor Jay Patrick founded Liberation Church two years ago with a goal of less preaching and more helping. They are moving to a new location on the Henrico-Richmond line where he says there are more folks in need. The building is an old Masonic Lodge on National Street that will be redone and opened by November."Change does not have to be a mountain if you have enough people chopping away at... More>>
There is a new resource for students suffering from eating disorders on college campuses, including here in Virginia. The National Eating Disorders Association has launched a new online program called Proud2Bme On Campus. Michelle Piven says it fills a void. The Chester resident first developed an eating disorder at age 13, was recovered by 17 but then relapsed when she first started college. More>>
Less than 24 hours after announcing that Jesse Matthew, the suspect charged in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, had been arrested, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo spoke to media Thursday..
"This case is nowhere near over," he told a news conference late Wednesday. "We have a person in custody but there's a long road ahead of us and that long road includes finding Hannah Graham." More>>
Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job.
This Sunday, you're urged to help in the fight to find a cure for Sickle Cell! Area churches are being asked to collect a special "love" offering to benefit the Florence Neal Cooper Smith Sickle Cell Research Professorship at the VCU School of Medicine.
Many residents of Charlottesville and around the state are asking: who is Jesse Matthew? More>>
A scooter driver was seriously injured in an accident this morning when he was pinned under a pickup truck. More>>
WATCH: Jesse Matthew, charged in he disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, appeared in court in Texas Thursday morning...watch the raw video of him signing documents here. More>>
After Hannah was spotted near Tempo Restaurant, the establishment has released a statement saying that Hannah was "not seen inside the restaurant and was never served." More>>
Dashcam video captured the moment a South Carolina state trooper shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month. More>>
A New Jersey man got the last laugh on a Corvette driver who greedily took up two parking spots outside a Red Robin restaurant. More>>
Apple has created a workaround for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who lost "cellular service and Touch ID functionality" after installing an update to iOS 8.
The daughter of suburban Philadelphia police chief is among three people charged with attacking a gay couple two weeks ago. More>>
After four generations of having only male babies, a British family is celebrating the birth of a girl.Danielle and her partner Jeremy Silverton broke the more-than-century-old family streak on Sept. 9, when Poppy was born at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.The last female born into the family was Poppy's great aunt, Jessie, in 1913. Since then, the Silvertons have had 16 boys, including the couple's eldest two -- Harry, 6, and Oscar, 4."I was totally amazed. It was always boys, boys, boy... More>>
A man at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was photographed wearing only one of his sneakers while a boy used the other sneaker as a pillow as he slept on the ground nearby. More>>
Governor Terry McAuliffe is planning a news conference to address ethics reform in Virginia state government. More>>
Slow clearing today, great weather for opening of State Fair, warmer this weekend. More>>
A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar amount for The Associated Press.Wednesday's agreement came after a nine-hour mediation session in Los Angeles."When this incident occurred, I promised that I ... More>>
"Active-shooting" incidents in the United States that include deadly mass shootings have increased in frequency, according to an FBI study of the 160 such attacks in the country between 2000 and 2013. More>>
United States and Arab coalition warplanes conducted another round of airstrikes inside Syria today, this time targeting ISIS' lucrative oil production facilities.
Police hunting accused cop killer Eric Frein have spotted him several times, but always too far away to be apprehended, police said today. More>>
Folks living in Charlottesville are anxiously waiting to hear what Jesse Matthew knows about Hannah Graham's whereabouts."I think it's great that they found him," said Charlottesville resident Amy Root. "It's kind of surprising that it was all the way in Texas.""He probably tried to get as far away as he could," said UVA student Monroe Allen. "It was really surprising that he kind of just vanished out of thin air."Word spread quickly Wednesday night that Matthew was in custody.UVA student Mon... More>>
Students and faculty at the University of Richmond are starting a new year without two key players—Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis."Thinking about a basketball season here at the University of Richmond without Ginny Doyle is just something I never thought I would think about. And the same with Natalie--not seeing her zipping through the halls with a big smile on her face, asking you how you're doing," said Keith Gill, the director of athletics at the university.Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m.... More>>
Dominion Virginia Power admits fault, after a power surge damaged a Chesterfield family's home. The utility says it will pay for the damage...up to a certain extent. More>>
The man charged in connection with the disappearance of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is under arrest. That information came from the Charlottesville Police Department and Chief Timothy Longo during a press conference late Wednesday afternoon, Jesse Matthew, Jr... More>>
As Chesterfield Police continue to investigate a mother charged with child abuse, the father of her oldest daughter is speaking out.Just days after 22-year old Jacklyn Owens was arrested on several counts of child abuse and neglect of two babies, the father of her five year old daughter, Joe Bitner, says it's about time.He described the room that his daughter had to stay in."It was just filthy. They didn't have food in the refrigerator. I had to go over there ... More>>
The Charlottesville Police Department has released a new missing persons poster for missing second-year college student Hannah Graham. This poster was released during a Wednesday press conference where law enforcement confirmed that Jesse Matthew has been arrested in connection with her disappearance in Texas.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>
Vincent White and his mother have faced many challenges together, but their biggest challenge finally ended after Vincent turned 27-years-old."I did not tell him who his biological father was," says Belinda White. "As years went on, I realized that it wasn't the best decision that I could have made for his life.""When she told me that, I got very angry and jumped up and stormed off," recalls Vincent. He was 14 when his mother told him his step-dad was not his biological father.Belinda searche... More>>
You may not think of a graveyard as a good place to take a day trip. But Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond isn't only beautiful, but a great place to soak up some historical knowledge. More>>
8News is a proud sponsor of the 2014 History Makers Awards presented by the Valentine Richmond History Center. The recipients all have a hand in shaping our region. One of this year's winners is the Richmond Cycling Corps.It has been working in the Fairfield Court area for the past five years to introduce cycling to the community and recently turned an empty field behind Armstrong High School into a bike track.. More>>
The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student has been suspended without pay by the University of Virginia Health System from his nursing assistant job.That information was confirmed by McGregor McCance of the University of Virginia Communications office in Charlottesville Wednesday afternoon. Matthew remains suspended without pay due to the criminal charges filed by the Charlottesville Police Department.Matthew has been charged with one count of abduction with intent t... More>>
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.The decision was announced Wednesday, nearly seven weeks after Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race on Aug. 9 in Canandaigua. District Attorney Michael Tantillo also said Ward was under the influence of marijuana that night "enough to impair judgment."Ward had climbed from his car after it had ... More>>
The Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney said today that there is no connection between the suspect in the case of missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, and the Alexis Murphy case. More>>
Join Bridging RVA in their mission to move at least 100 children in Richmond who are sleeping on floors, chairs and sofas into their own beds.
New York City police are reviewing a video of an altercation between a visibly pregnant mother and an officer. More>>
Two zoos are joining forces, working to find this adorable baby gorilla a new mom. More>>
Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, late Tuesday night and looted a store, according to police, after a fire destroyed one of the memorials dedicated to 18-year-old Michael Brown. More>>
The Ronald McDonald House of Charities in Richmond is getting ready to hold it's biggest annual fundraiser of the year, the Red Shoe Rendezvous.
Amelia County and Powhatan County Sheriff's have arrested two of three suspects involved with a stabbing. More>>
Declaring the world at a "crossroads between war and peace," President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State
Declaring the world at a "crossroads between war and peace," President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State
When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City, he saluted two Marines at the bottom of the stairs as he held a coffee cup in the same hand. More>>
Richmond Police are investigating a shooting that has left two people wounded.According to police, officers were called to the 1100 block of St. John's Street in the Gilpin Court community. Once on scene, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds.It is unknown what condition the two shooting victims are in currently.8News has a crew heading to the scene. Stay with 8News for the very latest information on this developing story.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>
The man who was the last person seen with missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was charged Tuesday evening with abduction with intent to defile. More>>
200,000 festival go-ers are expected to attend the fair and believe it or not, the busiest part of the fair is taking place now, before the gates even open.
Fired a day earlier from UPS, a man put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear, police and the company say. More>>
“We don't have a double standard,” said Battalion Chief Melody Spivey, who's been with the department 14 year. “We all do the same skills and abilities in order to perform the job.”
The female cub had to be euthanized yesterday afternoon.
At least 10 airstrikes hit suspected Islamic State positions on Wednesday in an eastern Syrian town near the Iraqi border, activists said. More>>
A moment of kindness between two animals was captured by a Tampa police officer just before a colleague rescued a stranded dog from the Hillsborough River. More>>
Rain today, steady this afternoon, clearing up Thursday, great weekend ahead for the State Fair! More>>
Police have issued a warrant for a man in relation to an animal cruelty incident in which a pit bull puppy was stabbed more than 20 times. More>>
Police held a news conference in Charlottesville Tuesday evening, more than a week since University of Virginia student Hannah Graham went missing. More>>
Tuesday evening, the University of Virginia issued a statement about safety and security on the Charlottesville campus. Earlier today, a person of interest in the disappearance of Hannah Graham had a warrant issued for his arrest by police. 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr. has been charged with one felony count of abduction with intent to defile and two counts of reckless driving. Police are actively searching for Graham and Matthew, Jr.Below is the full-text statement from UVA released Tuesday ... More>>
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Among the questions facing parents these days are, How do you cyber-parent?And how much should you know about whom the kids talk, what they see, or what they look up?A new app lets parents read texts, even deleted messages, and a lot more. Is it spying? Or taking care of your kid?"If your intent is to spy then you're spying," said Ameeta Jain, the mom who designed 'Teen Safe'. She calls it loving parenting.The app can be used with iPhones or Androids, Facebook or Instagram,... More>>
VIRGINIA BEACH (WVEC) -- Have you heard of the salt and ice challenge? Lots of young people are taking it and getting permanently scarred."The salt and ice together on the skin can cause a burn similar to frostbite. The burn can be so significant it can result in permanent damage, disfigurement, disability and possibly even a systemic infection," explains Dr. Marilyn VanHorn.It's trending on social media sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but it's not new."A lot of people ha... More>>