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Concussion Supplements: Helpful or a Hoax? Video included

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Concussion safety has become a focus in sports programs at every level, and some supplement companies are taking advantage, claiming their product can help treat concussions.

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Henrico Police Searching for Missing Elderly Couple

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Henrico Police are searching for a missing adult male and adult female. George G. Wieber and Grace C. Wieber are missing from the 3500 block of Bohannon Drive. Mr. Wieber is described as a 92 year old white male, 5'6”, 160 pounds, with gray hair. Ms. Wieber is described as a 94 year old female, 4'8”, 90 pounds, with gray hair. They were last seen today, Friday, October 31, 2014, between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. They are traveling in a 2000 Volvo S-80 with a Virginia registration of GW801.Mr. Wie... More>>

Virginia State University President Announces Resignation Video included

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Virginia State University's President Keith T. Miller announced Friday that, effective December 31, 2014, he will be stepping down as president. More>>

Neighbors, Police Puzzled by Fire Hydrant Theft in Chesterfield Video included

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 Neighbors, police and fire all baffled in Chesterfield County after someone steals a fire hydrant in Birkdale.

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Governor McAuliffe to Meet with Graham Family Video included

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Governor McAuliffe says he is meeting with the parents of Hannah Graham to discuss ways to protect students. The governor made the comments Friday at a campus sexual assault summit.There were a number of bystanders that saw Hannah Graham the night she disappeared. Surveillance video shows people all around Hannah as she walked through Charlottesville, yet no one stopped to try and help her. The governor is hoping a task force aimed at stopping sexual assaults on college campuses will find a w... More>>

Treats for the Troops is Positively Richmond Video included

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It is Halloween, and you know that means a mountain of candy at your house brought home by your kids or left over from your own trick-or-treaters.  This year, though, you do not have to eat all of it or pawn it off on your friends.  The Treats for the Troops program sends it to our military overseas. More>>

Second Arrest Made in Westover Hills Blvd. Triple Shooting

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A second person has been arrested in connection with a double homicide that occurred last week.Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force today arrested Dajon Johnson, 26, of the 3600 block of Millers Glen Lane, Henrico. He was taken into custody near his residence without incident. Johnson has been charged by Richmond Police detectives with conspiracy to commit murder.Earlier this week, Rashard S. Cutler, 21, of the 600 block of Woodhaven Drive, was arrested by Richmond Police detectiv... More>>

Henrico School Board Requests Extra $1 Million from County Leaders

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In the face of slipping test scores, the Henrico County School board penned a letter to the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, asking the governing body to allocate an additional $1 million in funding.That money would be in addition to the $182,858,284 that was approved by Henrico County earlier this year as part of the county's Fiscal Year 2015 budget. In county documents, Henrico increased it's county contribution to the school system by over $515,000 compared to last fiscal year.The boar... More>>

Quidditch Tournament Comes to Henrico County This Weekend Video included

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This weekend, hundreds of quidditch players plan to come to Henrico County for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. More>>

CA Police: One Dead in Virgin Galactic Spaceship Accident Video included

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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket.The company tweeted Friday morning that SpaceShipTwo was flying under rocket power and then tweeted that it had "experienced an in-flight anomaly." The tweet said more information would be forthcoming.Kern County Fire Department reports it is heading to a location in the Mojave Desert. California Highway Patrol Officer Darlena Dotson says the agency is respon... More>>

'Scary' Halloween Monsters Threatened With Arrest on Beijing Subway

People in costume pose for photos as they celebrate Halloween in Beijing, Oct. 31, 2013. (PHOTO: ABC News) People in costume pose for photos as they celebrate Halloween in Beijing, Oct. 31, 2013. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Dressing up as a monster or a zombie for Halloween might get you arrested tonight in Beijing because authorities fear the costumes could cause "panic." More>>

Crews to Begin Work to Recover Wichita Plane Crash Victims Video included

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. | AP Photo In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. | AP Photo
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A prop plane reportedly hit a building at an airport in Wichita, Kansas, officials said. Emergency crews are on the scene at Mid-Continent Airport. More>>

Nurse Nina Pham's Dog Negative for Ebola, Reuniting Saturday

Bentley, the dog of nurse Nina Pham, has been cleared of Ebola. | (PHOTO: CNN) Bentley, the dog of nurse Nina Pham, has been cleared of Ebola. | (PHOTO: CNN)
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Dallas nurse Nina Pham gets a chance to reunite with Bentley, her beloved King Charles Spaniel Saturday.
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Suspect Slips Away After Robbing Hanover Convenience Store

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The female clerk says a black male with a white cloth over his face said he had a weapon and demanded cash.
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Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle

Joseph Woodring's vehicle fell at least 60 feet when he went off the road in Boone, N.C., on Tuesday night, according to State Highway Patrol. (PHOTO: WSOC) Joseph Woodring's vehicle fell at least 60 feet when he went off the road in Boone, N.C., on Tuesday night, according to State Highway Patrol. (PHOTO: WSOC)
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A man in North Carolina survived 17 hours pinned underneath his vehicle after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove off a cliff, authorities said. More>>

101-Shot Latte Takes Biggest Starbucks Drink Record

Bill Lewis with his record-breaking 160-ounce Starbucks latte. Bill Lewis with his record-breaking 160-ounce Starbucks latte.
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Lewis typically orders an extra-hot 6-shot venti latte with vanilla and mocha syrups and heavy cream instead of milk.
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Eric Frein Shackled With Slain Trooper's Handcuffs After Capture Video included

Eric Frein is escorted by police into the Pike County Courthouse for his arraignment in Milford, Pa., Oct. 31, 2014. | AP Photo Eric Frein is escorted by police into the Pike County Courthouse for his arraignment in Milford, Pa., Oct. 31, 2014. | AP Photo
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A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a 7 week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of residents. More>>

Kaci Hickox Ordered to Stay at Least 3 Feet From Anyone

Nurse Kaci Hickox leaves her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, Oct. 30, 2014. | AP Photo Nurse Kaci Hickox leaves her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, Oct. 30, 2014. | AP Photo
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The state of Maine has been granted a temporary court order restricting the movements of Kaci Hickox. More>>

Parachutist Rescued From Missouri Television Tower

Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. (PHOTO: KMOV) Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. (PHOTO: KMOV)
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Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. More>>

Wal-Mart Ups Ante on Holiday Shopping

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen" items, starting Saturday. | AP Photo Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen" items, starting Saturday. | AP Photo
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen" items, starting Saturday. More>>

Attorney Wants Jesse Matthew To Be Evaluated Video included

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Jesse Matthew, the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is scheduled to appear in court Friday. More>>

Second Home Daycare Fire in Two Weeks, No One Injured Video included

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Thankfully the 3 children, and 2 adults inside made it out unharmed.
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What Richmond Police Say About Staying Safe On Halloween Video included

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Before the ghosts and goblins head out for trick-or-treating tonight, police are reminding parents how to keep their kids safe. More>>

Starbucks Bans Engagement Rings On Baristas

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Put a ring on it? Not at Starbucks. More>>

Step-dad Builds Awesome Costumes for Son in Wheelchair Video included

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When it comes to making home-made Halloween costumes, this dad certainly takes the prize for "Dad of the Year." More>>

Cool & Sunny Today; Bundle Up Tomorrow!

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Dry and cool for trick or treating; cloudy, windy, chilly with showers on Saturday, mostly sunny, still cool on Sunday. More>>

Get to Know the Ghosts and Ghouls of The River City Video included

Tonight at 11: gather 'round the campfire kids, and hear all about the ghosts that haunt Richmond's streets. Tonight at 11: gather 'round the campfire kids, and hear all about the ghosts that haunt Richmond's streets.
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Forget the goblins and ghouls that will be ringing your doorbell tomorrow night, because you may just find a real ghost in your own backyard before then. More>>

8News Investigates: What Parents Should Know About Frozen Embryo Donation Video included

What is embryo freezing? The procedure is helping women achieve the dream of motherhood...but are there any risks? Find out Thursday at 11 p.m., ONLY on 8News. What is embryo freezing? The procedure is helping women achieve the dream of motherhood...but are there any risks? Find out Thursday at 11 p.m., ONLY on 8News.
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Some people call them "snowflake babies," and the concept of children born from frozen embryos does sound like science fiction.
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New ID Laws Has ACLU Monitoring Polls Ahead of Tuesday Election Video included

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Escalating concerns about election day prompts a civil rights group to take action.The ACLU of Virginia says it will be monitoring the polls next Tuesday, to ensure a new voter ID law doesn't prevent people from casting ballots.Tuesday's election will be the first test of Virginia's new photo ID mandate.In order to vote, you must have a photo ID.The ACLU worries people who come to the polls without that ID, will be denied their right to vote.Explains ACLU Staff Attorney Hope Amezquita, "The A... More>>

Scary Contacts Can Lead to Even Scarier Eye Problems Video included

Even if you think they look cool, the damage decorative contacts can do to your eyes isn't worth the risk. We'll share a warning from the Department of Homeland Security tonight at 5, ONLY on 8News. (Top photo: ICE, Bottom photo: www.wackymania.com) Even if you think they look cool, the damage decorative contacts can do to your eyes isn't worth the risk. We'll share a warning from the Department of Homeland Security tonight at 5, ONLY on 8News. (Top photo: ICE, Bottom photo: www.wackymania.com)
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You might have seen them in convenience stores or being sold online: colorful, decorative contacts which turn the wearer's eyes anything but the average blue, brown or green. More>>

State Lawmakers Addressing Teen Sexting Video included

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State lawmakers are tackling teen sexting. The state crime commission is considering changing the law so teens that send explicit messages aren't facing the same punishments as offenders who possess child pornography.Currently the decision on whether to charge a teen is at the discretion of prosecutors across the state, but there are concerns that they're not using their best judgment.“Sometimes prosecutors have good discretion, and sometimes they have whacked out discretion,” said Delegate M... More>>

Transcripts Shed Light on Why McDonnell Trial Juror was Dismissed

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After weeks of questions, new documents are shedding light on why a juror was suddenly released from the corruption trial of former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.
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Former Gov. McDonnell Wants New Trial Over Jury Issues

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.McDonnell's lawyers filed court documents Thursday saying U.S. District Judge James Spencer did not properly examine whether potential jurors for the case had been unfairly swayed by pre-trial news coverage. Defense attorneys also argued that Spencer should have investigated a possible claim th... More>>

Arrest Made in Triple Shooting that Killed A Henrico Teenager Video included

Zyemontae Redd | Source: Family Zyemontae Redd | Source: Family
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Richmond Police arrested a teenager in connection with a triple shooting that left 15-year-old Zyemontae Redd dead and two others wounded in Mosby Court early Sunday morning.The unidentified 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied building, burglary while armed, and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.Just after 1:25 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Coalter Street was calls of shots f... More>>

Nearly 400 Jobs Coming to Petersburg with New Pharmaceutical Plant Video included

UniTao Pharmaceuticals has purchased the Boehringer Ingelheim plant in Petersburg (pictured,) and plans to invest $22.5 million into the new plant. UniTao Pharmaceuticals has purchased the Boehringer Ingelheim plant in Petersburg (pictured,) and plans to invest $22.5 million into the new plant.
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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that a new pharmaceutical company is coming to Central Virginia and with it, bringing 376 new jobs. More>>

Student Dressed In Teletubby Costume Breaks Into Home, Steals Food

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Police say the Lehigh University student was dressed as the Laa-Laa character from the BBC children's series when he damaged a door early Sunday in Bethlehem. More>>

Virginia Funeral Home's New Harley Hearse Is a Hit

The new Harley Davidson hearse available at funeral homes in Virginia. (PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Turch) The new Harley Davidson hearse available at funeral homes in Virginia. (PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Turch)
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Michael Turch, who owns three funeral homes in Alexandria and Dale City, says customers are over the moon about the new service. More>>

Man Arrested After Odd Indecent Exposure Incident Video included

James Oliver Jeter, 55, was arrested and charged with burglary, indecent exposure, and sexual battery. (PHOTO: Henrico PD) James Oliver Jeter, 55, was arrested and charged with burglary, indecent exposure, and sexual battery. (PHOTO: Henrico PD)
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Police have arrested a man in connection to an indecent exposure incident Thursday.
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Shots Fired Into Henrico Apartment Building Thursday Morning

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Three to four shots were fired and some hit an apartment building nearby. No injuries were reported.
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Investigators Piece Together What Happened to Antares Rocket Video included

An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation explodes on Oct. 28, 2014 in Wallops Island, Va. (PHOTO: ABC News) An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation explodes on Oct. 28, 2014 in Wallops Island, Va. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Teams of investigators have been searching the area where the rocket exploded looking for damage caused and debris left behind. More>>

Vigil To Be Held Tonight for Teen Killed in Richmond Triple Shooting Video included

15-year-old Zyemontae Redd was shot and killed Sunday on Coalter Street. 15-year-old Zyemontae Redd was shot and killed Sunday on Coalter Street.
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The community is holding a vigil for 15-year-old Zyemontae Redd, nicknamed 'Monte.' Redd was shot Sunday on Coalter Street. More>>

San Francisco Giants Fans Celebrate World Series Title With Couch Fires

San Francisco Giants fans walk past a couch on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. | AP Photo San Francisco Giants fans walk past a couch on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. | AP Photo
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Big crowds hit the streets of San Francisco late Wednesday to celebrate the Giants' third World Series title in five years. More>>

Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Can Swap Quarantine for Blood Test, Gov Says

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, defied demands that she remain in quarantine by going for a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur. (PHOTO: ABC News) Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, defied demands that she remain in quarantine by going for a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Maine's governor indicated today that he would abandon his demand that nurse Kaci Hickox remain under quarantine after treating Ebola patients if she would agree to a blood test for the lethal virus. More>>

Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Apple CEO Tim Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. | AP Photo In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Apple CEO Tim Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. | AP Photo
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. More>>

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tells Heckler to 'Sit Down And Shut Up'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a press conference following a campaign event with Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Sept. 23, 2014, in Chicago. (PHOTO: ABC News) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a press conference following a campaign event with Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Sept. 23, 2014, in Chicago. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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“I'm glad you had your day to show off, but we're the ones who are here to actually do the work,” Christie said from behind an official podium placed in a Belmar, N.J., intersection.
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Connor's Heroes Introduces Children to Their Real Life Heroes

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Performers from Marvel Universe live made a special visit to help some local kids fighting cancer forget about their trouble for an afternoon. More>>

VCU Alert Sparks Discussion About Sexual Assaults on Campus Video included

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As VCU police investigate the reports of sexual assaults, the alert is creating a conversation among students and the community. More>>

566,000 Dodges and Jeeps Recalled

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Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle stability systems, are behind two Dodge and Jeep recalls Wednesday morning. More>>

Malala Donates Prize Money to Rebuild Gaza School

Malala Yousafzai gestures as she speaks at the World's Children's Prize ceremony in Mariefred, Sweden Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. Malala is the first ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and the World's Children's Prize in the same year. | AP Photo Malala Yousafzai gestures as she speaks at the World's Children's Prize ceremony in Mariefred, Sweden Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. Malala is the first ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and the World's Children's Prize in the same year. | AP Photo
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The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war. More>>

Nurse Says She Won't Have Officials Violate 'My Civil Rights'

Kaci Hickox (left) and Ted Wilbur address the media during a informal press meeting on Wednesday outside their home in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Kaci Hickox (left) and Ted Wilbur address the media during a informal press meeting on Wednesday outside their home in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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"You could hug me, you could shake my hand [and] I would not give you Ebola," Kaci Hickcox said outside her Fort Kent home, standing alongside boyfriend Ted Wilbur. More>>

Brittany Maynard on Decision to Die: Now 'Doesn't Seem Like The Right Time'

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"I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now," Maynard says in a video released on Wednesday.
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Meet San Francisco Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the World Series trophy after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win the series. | AP Photo San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the World Series trophy after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win the series. | AP Photo
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San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner earned the World Series MVP after he threw nearly five perfect innings Wednesday, leading the Giants to a 3-2 win and their third title in five years. More>>

Victoria's Secret 'Perfect Body' Campaign Draws Social Media Outrage

The Perfect Body by Victoria's Secret. (PHOTO: VS) The Perfect Body by Victoria's Secret. (PHOTO: VS)
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A recently-launched Victoria's Secret campaign is coming under social media firestorm for what some consider body shaming. More>>

Sunny and Chilly Today and Friday, Nasty Cold Approaching

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Sunny and cooler today and Friday, nasty cold, windy and some showers on Saturday, chilly with sunshine on Sunday. More>>

Ex-Con Thanks Petersburg Organization that Helped Him Video included

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Every day, thousands of Virginians need help getting clothes, food or finding somewhere to sleep. A local branch of a national non-profit is trying to put a dent in that statistic.The non-profit is called Cares, and there's a location at 120 E. Washington Street in Petersburg.The non-profit's goal is to provide necessities for people in need. On a particular Wednesday as a few people lined up for assistance, an ex-con who had just been released from prison was among the group."I don't feel em... More>>

Kids' Vision Day Helps RPS Students Focus in the Classroom Video included

RPS elementary, middle and high school students participated in Kids' Vision Day. RPS elementary, middle and high school students participated in Kids' Vision Day.
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About 75 students at Richmond Public Schools are on their way to better learning, thanks to a unique partnership with Reynolds Community College and Four Eyes.  Today was Kids' Vision Day.  Elementary, middle and high schoolers from across the city received a free eye exam and, if needed, free glasses so that they can focus on classroom success. More>>

Chesterfield Fire & EMS Facing Increase in Eligible Retirees Video included

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Chesterfield Fire and EMS is preparing for a significant change in staffing.Over the next five years, nearly half of the department's officers could retire.The department runs deep with experienced veterans.Firefighters who joined the department back in the 1970's and 1980's as the area experienced rapid growth.But now, decades later, a large number of them are eligible and ready to retire."Being on the front lines, responding on emergency vehicles, riding in ambulances and fire trucks and de... More>>

Chesterfield Wegmans Construction Starting in Spring 2015

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Spring 2015 will not only mark the beginning of flowers coming back and warmer weather. It will also highlight the scheduled beginning of construction for a new Wegmans grocery store in Chesterfield County.Marchetti Properties confirmed the tentative date for construction Wednesday afternoon. The new store is slated to be built in the Stonehenge Village shopping center, which is just west of Chesterfield Towne Center, another major shopping destination in the Midlothian Turnpike corridor.The ... More>>

Crews Extinguish Henrico Fire; One Firefighter Injured

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Henrico County fire crews are actively working to knock down an apartment fire in the area.According to officials, firefighters are in the 1500 block of Presidential Drive, just off of Sanctuary Drive, near Brook and Parham Roads. First arriving units made it on scene in four minutes and were able to keep the small fire form spreading to nearby apartments.This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for the very latest information.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

Cab Driver's Death Ruled Homicide; Family Sets Up Reward Fund Video included

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The medical examiner's office has determined what caused the death of a man found inside a burned out taxicab in Hanover County in August.James Wells' official manner of death is being considered a homicide, noting that he died from acute thermal and inhalation injuries.On August 9, Wells was working a 12-hour shift for Marshall Cab Company based in Hopewell when he picked up a fare near Cold Harbor Road and Stonewall Parkway in Mechanicsville. No one heard from him again.Later that morning, ... More>>

Shares of Orbital Sciences Plunge Following Rocket Crash

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Shares of Orbital Sciences, maker of the unmanned rocket that exploded, plunged nearly 15% in early trading Wednesday.The rocket exploded shortly after it launched off the coast of Virginia Tuesday evening. Orbital Sciences (ORB) said in a statement that it will work closely with NASA and other government agencies to determine the cause of the accident.Orbital's Antares rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station. Nobody was hurt as a result of the explosion.The "mishap" -... More>>

Man Arrested in Westover Hills Blvd. Double Homicide

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An arrest has been made in a fatal triple shooting on Westover Hills Boulevard earlier this month that left two men dead.21-year-old Rashard Cutler has been charged by Richmond Police with conspiracy to commit murder for his role in the Richmond shooting on October 19.That shooting in the early morning hours of October 19 left 24-year-old Elijah D. Gee and 18-year-old Antonio Sherman both dead and a 19-year-old female hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. She remains in stable conditio... More>>

Costco Says Employees 'Deserve' Thanksgiving Off

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(CNN) - At Costco, the Black Friday deals won't begin until, well, Friday.The warehouse retail chain will again stay closed on Thanksgiving this year, bucking the trend of retailers opening their doors earlier and earlier.Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families," a Costco spokesman told the website Think Progress.Nothing more complicated than that," the spokesman added.It sai... More>>

What Happened? Wallops Island Rocket Explosion Investigated Video included

Officials have started an investigation and are combing through debris after a failed rocket launch explosion on Wallops Island, Virginia. (Photos: NASA) Officials have started an investigation and are combing through debris after a failed rocket launch explosion on Wallops Island, Virginia. (Photos: NASA)
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Officials will begin investigating today, trying to figure out what went wrong with a failed rocket launch that resulted in a fireball over Wallops Island, Virginia. More>>

Driver Arrested After Fleeing Crash in Henrico County

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A man has been arrested police said he fled the scene of an accident that caused a utility pole to fall into the roadway along a busy Henrico County roadway.25-year-old Demos Harrison Moore was arrested for driving on a suspended license and hit-and-run after police said his 2006 Honda Pilot was traveling westbound on Staples Mill Road when it veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole.Moore's impact caused a second utility pole on the south side of Staples Mill Road to fall into the ea... More>>

Mechanicsville Doctor Acquitted on Felony Sex Charges

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A Mechanicsville family doctor accused of felony sex crimes has been found not guilty by a jury late Tuesday evening.According to online court documents, Brent Logie was found not guilty on two counts of object sexual penetration by force for an incident where police said an adult woman was assaulted on December 7, 2013.He was placed under arrest on December 12 but later released on $100,000 bond.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

VCU Issues Alert After 3 Off-Campus Sex Assaults Reported Video included

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Virginia Commonwealth University issued a warning to its student body after a report of three sexual assaults. The assaults all took place off campus; the victims say they were given a beverage which left them incapacitated.Early on the morning of October 26, victims say that they were assaulted at a party at a private residence in the 1100 block of West Main Street."The survivors reported being provided with a beverage that caused them to become incapacitated," read the alert on VCU's websit... More>>

Woman's Hidden Camera Exposes Harassment As She Walks Through NYC

Shoshana Roberts received over 100 cat calls and instances of verbal harassment over 10 hours in New York City while recording this video. (Street HarassmentVideo / YouTube) Shoshana Roberts received over 100 cat calls and instances of verbal harassment over 10 hours in New York City while recording this video. (Street HarassmentVideo / YouTube)
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We've all seen versions of the cliche scene where a woman walks by a construction site and all the laborers turn her way, whistling and shouting cat calls to get her attention. A video showing what one New York woman experienced walking the streets of Manhattan is proving that scene is not far from reality.The video, posted to YouTube by Street HarassmentVideo and sponsored by Hollaback, an organization aimed at ending street harassment, shows Shoshana B. Roberts walking through busy New York... More>>

Petersburg Teen Who Filmed Police Arrested on Weapons Charge

Devin Thomas and Attorneys During A Past Gathering in the City of Petersburg. Devin Thomas and Attorneys During A Past Gathering in the City of Petersburg.
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The teenager that alleged he was assaulted by Petersburg Police Department officers him outside his home while filming a police incident was arrested earlier this month on a weapons charge.19-year-old Devin Thomas was arrested on October 14 for a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon, according to information on the Virginia online courts database.That database also notes that Thomas has been released on bail.His next court date is scheduled for November 12.Thomas was charged with ... More>>

Passerby Discovers Woman's Body on Richmond Sidewalk

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Richmond Police are investigating, after a woman's body was found on a sidewalk Wednesday morning.
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UPS Truck Crashes On Route 288, Lands onto Route 10 Below

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A UPS truck crash is causing delays along Route 10 in Chesterfield County.According to Chesterfield County Fire Public Information Officer Lt. Jason Elmore, a UPS truck was traveling northbound on Route 288 when it wrecked into a guardrail, left the road, and landed upside-down on Route 10.The driver was trapped inside the track for nearly twenty minutes before fire crews could extract him.He has been transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.The cause of ... More>>

Showers Wednesday Afternoon Followed by Sharp Temperature Drop

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Partly sunny skies will be over the region this morning for the ride into work and school but a weather system approaching from the west will bring us more clouds by noon today. Showers will develop this afternoon and evening as the front moves through and there will be a sharp drop in temperatures. High temperatures for today will occur around lunch-time when we reach the lower to middle 70s, but by the evening commute we will fall back into the lower and middle 60s. Our skies will clear out... More>>

Chesterfield Parents Join Discussion on Pushing Back School Start Times

Parents gave feedback on different scenarios school officials presented to change school start times for Chesterfiled students Parents gave feedback on different scenarios school officials presented to change school start times for Chesterfiled students
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Chesterfield parents, teachers, and board members packed Chesterfield Career and Technical Center to discuss changing school start times.Sleep expert Dr. David Leszcyszyn explained the important of sleep for kids and teens, citing studies that show a correlation between earlier start times and car accidents.“The high school that had the earlier start time seemed to have a significant increase in number of automobile crash rates in teenage drivers,” said Dr. Leszcyszyn, the director of Center ... More>>

Richmond Police Investigating Shooting, One Man Wounded

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Richmond Police is on the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of 28th Street in the city.Police officials say that one person has been shot but there is no word on the victim's identity or the extent of their injuries.8News has a crew headed to the scene and we will have more coming on tonight on 8News at 11.Stay with 8News for the very latest information on this developing story. More>>

Randolph-Macon College Hosts Brat, Trammell Debate

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Randolph-Macon College in Ashland is preparing for tonight's debate between two of its professors, Dave Brat and Jack Trammell.
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Unmanned Rocket Explodes Moments After Launch on Wallops Island Video included

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A rocket that launched from the NASA's Wallops Island Tuesday evening suffered a "catastrophic" failure during launch and exploded just after 6:20 p.m. The rocket was unmanned and officials said that both NASA and Orbital Sciences are gathering data on what contributed to the failure.Officials are preliminarily reporting damage to the NASA Wallops Island facility and property but no injuries have been reported.The Antares rocket was supposed to be launched on Monday evening but the launch was... More>>

Glen Allen 'Napkin Notes Dad' Releases New Book Video included

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A Glen Allen dad who captured international attention with the notes he dropped in his daughter's lunch has written something bigger.Napkin Notes Dad Garth Callaghan has a new book."This is my book Napkin Notes," beamed Callaghan. "It's about creating connections and why making connections and building relationships is important."Callaghan's connection with his daughter Emma provided the inspiration for his new book.For more than six years, he's nurtured their relationship by writing notes on... More>>

VDOT to Remove Controversial Guardrails from Virginia Roads Video included

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VDOT says it will remove controversial guardrails from Virginia roads.The ET plus guardrail made by Trinity Industries has been blamed for a number of horrific accidents across the country. Critics say instead of peeling away, the product pierces cars. The guardrails ended up on Virginia roads because a 2000 version of the product was approved by the state, but the guardrail was modified in 2005 without any notification to Virginia officials.“This is still an unapproved product in the state o... More>>

Local Organization Educates Henrico Teens on Sex Trafficking Video included

A local organization is taking the lead in educating Henrico teens ont he dangers of human trafficking. A local organization is taking the lead in educating Henrico teens ont he dangers of human trafficking.
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A local grass-roots organization is educating teenagers about the dangers of human trafficking. The students are spreading the word to anyone who will listen in order to stop this modern-day slavery. More>>

Charles Barkley Responds to Comments That NFL's Russell Wilson Isn't "Black Enough"

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(CNN) - Charles Barkley hasn't met a sensitive topic he couldn't dig into, and now he's speaking on what he calls a "dirty, dark secret" in the African-American community.During an interview with a Philadelphia radio station, Barkley expounded on claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn't liked by some of his teammates in part because he wasn't considered to be "black enough."Barkley said he wasn't at all surprised."There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, wh... More>>

Richmond Works Quickly to Clear Bed Bugs From City Hall Office

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An unsettling situation for those working in Richmond City Hall as bed bugs were found crawling in a work area inside the building.A viewer tipped 8News to the possible bed bug issue and we took those concerns to Richmond City Hall and the Mayor's Office.In a statement, Mayor's Office representative Tammy Hawley said that the bed bud incident was "isolated," impacting "one cubicle in a work area.""Our building maintenance crew was notified on Friday, and took immediate action," Hawley said in... More>>

2nd Dallas Nurse Ebola-Free, Released From Hospital

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A second Dallas nurse undergoing treatment for Ebola was released today from Emory University Hospital after doctors said she had been cured from the deadly virus.Nurse Amber Vinson, 29, was discharged after spending the last the last two weeks in Atlanta undergoing treatment in its biocontainment unit."I'm so grateful to be well," Vinson said. "First and foremost, I want to thank God," she said, adding that God gave her the "hope and strength to fight" Ebola.Vinson also thanked her mother, f... More>>

Government Sues AT&T Over "Misleading" Unlimited Data Plans

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 AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans.
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Crash Closed Part of Staples Mill Rd. for Hours on Tuesday Video included

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An overnight crash closed down the eastbound lanes on a portion of Staples Mill Road, near Parham Road. Additionally, a downed power pole caused hundreds of customers in the area. More>>

Bruins Players Dress Up as 'Frozen' Characters to Visit Hospital

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Players from the Boston Bruins hockey team dressed up a little early for Halloween this year, all in an effort to bring smiles to young hospital patients.
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VIDEO: Man Enters Richmond Home's Yard, Tries to Break into Shed Video included

Do you recognize this man? Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.  (Photo: Richmond Police Department) Do you recognize this man? Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. (Photo: Richmond Police Department)
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Police are searching for a man seen on video trying to break into a shed in the backyard of a North 28th Street home.
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2nd Dallas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola to Be Released

Amber Vinson, 29, a 2nd Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, will be released Tuesday, said officials. Amber Vinson, 29, a 2nd Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, will be released Tuesday, said officials.
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A second Dallas nurse undergoing treatment for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be discharged from Emory University Hospital later today, officials said.
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Police Identify 15-year-Old Killed in Richmond Triple Shooting Video included

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15-year-old Zyemontae Redd has been identified as the victim in a Richmond shooting from over the weekend.According to police, officers were called to the 1400 block of Coalter Street for the report of shots fired. Once on scene, officers found Redd and two other men in the area of Coalter and Redd streets, suffering from visible gunshot wounds. The two wounded males were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life threatening.Detectives continue to investigat... More>>

Virginia Plans to Remove Guardrails Blamed for Injuries, Deaths

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Virginia is the first state to announce it plans to physically remove from its highways a controversial guardrail system blamed by accident victims for injuries and deaths across the country. The move comes after Trinity Industries, the manufacturer of the ET-Plus system, failed to meet a deadline to submit a plan to conduct new crash tests for the system.“The Virginia Department of Transportation is currently putting together a plan for removal,” Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) ... More>>

Pedestrian Struck in Henrico County, Transported to Hospital

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A woman is suffering from critical injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Henrico County.According to Henrico County fire officials, a female pedestrian was stuck by a vehicle in the area of Gaskins Road and West Broad Street. She has been transported to VCU Medical Center with critical injuries.Traffic heading westbound on West Broad Street in Henrico was halted as police and emergency crews work the scene.This continues to be a developing story. Stay with 8News for the very latest info... More>>

Utah Community Brings The Holidays to Dying Boy

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They say "It takes a village to raise a child." One Utah community has become the embodiment of that popular saying after the lengths they went to in order to give a dying boy a taste of the holidays.In West Jordan, Utah, the Van Leuven family live with their sons Blake and Ethan. Ethan is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 22 months old and treatment thanks to an experimental drug put his disease into remission last November but, he sadly relaps... More>>

Masters Student Killed; Police Search for Driver Video included

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A man cherished dearly by his family was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning. Police are working to find the driver responsible for the chain of accidents that claimed his life.
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Earlier Start Times Could Cost Chesterfield Schools Millions

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It's a study that has yet to be released but says teens in Chesterfield have a greater chance of running of the road and crashing than teens in Henrico. The study comes as Chesterfield has looked at how its start times for middle and high schoolers is affecting students. For years a number of different studies have come out showing that students that go to school after 8 a-m have a better chance of being successful and being safer.“Your parents can force you to go to bed early but it's just r... More>>

Cause of Death Released in Fatal Daycare Fire Video included

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The medical examiner's office has released what caused one-year-old Joseph Allen to perish in a fire at an in-home daycare in Chesterfield County last week.According to the medical examiner's office, Allen died from "acute thermal inhalation injuries." This information comes after a report from Chesterfield fire crews that noted Allen was found in a car seat or carrier that was turned upside down. Allen was still strapped inside.The first time that crews went inside the home on Valerie Court ... More>>

Jesse Matthew to Appear in Fairfax Court Friday Via Teleconference

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The suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is expected to be in court through teleconference later this week.According to the city of Fairfax court officials, Jesse Matthew will be in court on Friday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m. Matthew was indicted on attempted capital murder, abduction, and sexual penetration with an object charges in connection with a September 2005 rape in the city of Fairfax.The indictment claims Matthew "did feloniously, willfully, deli... More>>

Henrico Police Search for Daylight Shooting Suspect

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Henrico Police is searching for whoever fired a gun in broad daylight Monday afternoon, leaving one person injured.According to investigators, just after 1:20p.m. Officers responded to the intersection of Byron Street and Jeter Street for a shooting call for service. Once on scene, officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound.The man, who remains unidentified, was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.Detectives and Forensic Personnel are on scene investi... More>>

End of an Era in Afghanistan as US Marines Pull Out of Key Outpost

Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. (PHOTO: Staff Sgt. John Jackson/US Marine Corps) Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. (PHOTO: Staff Sgt. John Jackson/US Marine Corps)
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It's a pullout 13 years in the making. U.S. Marines and the British Armed Forces have formally handed over control of one of the biggest military compounds in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces. More>>

Tractor Trailer Crash Closes Lanes on I-95 Near Parham Video included

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Crews spent hours pulling the 18-wheeler from an embankment off of I-95, closing the Chamberlayne Avenue exit at mile marker 82. More>>

Are 'Fat Girl Costumes' on Walmart Site a Halloween Trick?

A section of Walmart's e-commerce site labeled "Fat Girl Costumes" drew criticism days before Halloween. A section of Walmart's e-commerce site labeled "Fat Girl Costumes" drew criticism days before Halloween.
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Walmart offended legions of shoppers days before Halloween when a section of Walmart's site devoted to the holiday was discovered to be labeled “Fat Girl Costumes.” More>>

3 Displaced After Fire at 3-Story Apt. Building

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Firefighters fought a blaze at a three-story apartment building late Monday morning. More>>

Chesterfield Teens Break Rocket Launch World Record, Raise Money for Cancer Research Video included

Two Chesterfield teens broke a world record by launching almost 4,000 rockets at the same time. It's part of a campaign to raise $20,000 for breast cancer research. Two Chesterfield teens broke a world record by launching almost 4,000 rockets at the same time. It's part of a campaign to raise $20,000 for breast cancer research.
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Two high school students in Chesterfield broke a world record Sunday by launching almost 4,000 rockets at the same time. It's all in an effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness.It's called Rocket4theCure, a campaign created by seniors Sanzio Angili and Dylan Whitesel to raise $20,000 for breast cancer research and awareness.They also broke a Guiness Book of World Record when 3,973 model rockets flew into the sky simultaneously.The two friends have been working on building the rockets... More>>

Watch Robin Williams' Kids Honor Their Late Father at World Series

Robin Williams' son Zak Williams gets a pat on the back from Billy Crystal after Zak threw out the ceremonial first pitch as his siblings Zelda and Cody look on before Game 5 of the World Series. | AP Photo Robin Williams' son Zak Williams gets a pat on the back from Billy Crystal after Zak threw out the ceremonial first pitch as his siblings Zelda and Cody look on before Game 5 of the World Series. | AP Photo
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The San Francisco Giants had Robin Williams' children - Zak, Cody and Zelda - out to the mound to participate in the first pitch of Game 5 Sunday night. More>>

Chesterfield Fatal Accident Kills Father And Husband To Be

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The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred in the 3900 block of Kingsland Road around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday. Police said that a 2000 Dodge pick up truck was traveling east on Kingsland Road when it left the road striking a pole. The driver of the Dodge was pronounced dead on the scene.8News has spoken with the family and they have identified the victim as 23 year-old Roger Bergh. They described him as having a he... More>>

Quarantined Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox to Be Released

Kaci Hickox is seen sitting inside the isolation tent she has been housed in at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. (PHOTO: ABC News) Kaci Hickox is seen sitting inside the isolation tent she has been housed in at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The lawyer for a nurse in a 21-day mandatory quarantine in a New Jersey hospital after she returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa said Sunday he is to get her released. More>>

Tonight at Richmond City Council: Stone Brewing, Bike Lanes, Increased Speeding Fines

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What to expect tonight at City Hall for the Richmond City Council Meeting? We've got you covered.
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State Police Seek Help In Finding Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Video included

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25-year-old William Presley from Petersburg, was killed in a four-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on I-95. More>>

Gov. Announces 21 Day Monitoring for Travelers from Ebola-Affected Countries

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"This plan will strengthen our ability to protect Virginians from Ebola, and increase our readiness to respond promptly in the event that we have a case of the disease in our state. " More>>

Theater Foundation Asks City for $1.75 Million to Resolve Tax Issue

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Richmond Performing Arts Center, the group that oversees both the Altria Theatre and Richmond CenterStage, has requested help from the City of Richmond to pay a $1.75 million tax bill.
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5-Year-Old Boy Being Tested for Ebola at NYC Hospital

Cars pass Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. | AP Photo Cars pass Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. | AP Photo
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A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns. More>>

UVa. Students Honor Hannah Graham After Remains Identified Video included

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Yesterday, students wrote messages on a chalkboard wall and left flowers, creating a place where students can remember Hannah Graham.
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Chesterfield School Board Considers Later School Start Times Video included

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In Chesterfield, high school students start class at 7:20 a.m. In Henrico, the first bell rings an hour and 40 minutes later, giving students more sleep. More>>

Baseball Mourns the Death of Oscar Taveras, a Star in the Making

This May 31, 2014 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras smiling after the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. | AP Photo This May 31, 2014 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras smiling after the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. | AP Photo
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Oscar Taveras was going to be a star. A native of the Dominican Republic, Taveras was considered one of baseball's top prospects, consistently ranked among the best young players in the game. More>>

Fiery Powhite Parkway Crash Rescue Caught on Camera Video included

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It started off as just two friends driving home, but quickly became a daring rescue mission -- and Devon Farmer caught the entire thing on camera. More>>

Terminally Ill Young Woman Checks "Visit Grand Canyon" Off Her Bucket

Brittany (third from left) and her family at the Grand Canyon. (PHOTO: The Brittany Maynard Fund) Brittany (third from left) and her family at the Grand Canyon. (PHOTO: The Brittany Maynard Fund)
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29-year-old Brittany Maynard announced earlier this month that she intends to end her own life following a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer.
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Richmond's Open Door Resource Center Hosts the Black and Red Affair Video included

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Get glammed up and go out for a good cause. The event features food, wine and jazz with a special meet and greet. More>>

Washington School Shooter Had Been Expected to 'Become a Leader'

Jaylen Fryberg is seen in this undated YouTube video. (PHOTO: ABC News) Jaylen Fryberg is seen in this undated YouTube video. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Jaylen Fryberg was not only a popular student and football player who'd just been named homecoming prince, he was expected to be a leader of his community. More>>

Gia Soriano, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies

Marysville Pilchuck student Tyanna Davis, right, places flowers on the fence bordering Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. | AP Photo Marysville Pilchuck student Tyanna Davis, right, places flowers on the fence bordering Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. | AP Photo
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Gia Soriano, a victim in Friday's shooting at a Washington high school, has died, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said at a Sunday press conference.
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NYC Ebola Patient 'Looks Better' After Plasma Treatment

This photo posted to Instagram on Oct. 23, 2014 shows workers in protective gear in Harlem, New York, where Dr. Craig Spencer, seen inset in this undated LinkedIn photo, was taken from his apartment to Bellevue Hospital. (PHOTO: ABC News) This photo posted to Instagram on Oct. 23, 2014 shows workers in protective gear in Harlem, New York, where Dr. Craig Spencer, seen inset in this undated LinkedIn photo, was taken from his apartment to Bellevue Hospital. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A New York City doctor who tested positive for Ebola when he returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in Guinea "looks better today than yesterday," but is in serious but stable condition. More>>

Beautiful Today and Tomorrow, Chilly Weekend Ahead

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Great weather today and Tuesday, showers possible Wednesday evening, much cooler this weekend. More>>

Triple Shooting In Richmond Leaves One Dead

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The Richmond Police Department is investigating the shooting of three individuals in the East End Sunday morning that resulted in a homicide.At approximately 1:25 a.m., officers were called to the 1400 block of Coalter Street for the report of shots fired.Officers arrived and found three males in the area of Coalter and Redd streets suffering from gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced dead at the scene while two other males were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries that are not c... More>>

Henrico Police Investigate Almost 30 Car Break-Ins, Ask Residents to Lock Vehicles Video included

Henrico police have responded to almost 30 car break-ins in the past two weeks in the Varina area of the county. Henrico police have responded to almost 30 car break-ins in the past two weeks in the Varina area of the county.
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Henrico Police say they've had almost 30 reports of car break-ins in the Varina area within the past two weeks.In a span of just a few hours Saturday, police received 14 reports. Last week, they had 15."Strath Road area, Mill Road, Osborne Turnpike, and the neighborhoods all in that general area,” said Lt. Shawn Diasparra with the Henrico County Police Department.Car thefts are a county-wide problem, but police say they've seen a spike in that particular area the past two weeks. They're mainl... More>>

VSU Prepares for Thousands This Homecoming Weekend Video included

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This is Virginia State University's homecoming weekend and the university is expecting major crowds especially for the football game on Saturday.According to the university, there are approximately 2,500 spectators for an average home game, but that number skyrockets to 20,000 people during the homecoming football game.VSU police has been preparing for months. Eddie Perry is the deputy chief of police at the university. The department has been working with local police to make sure things go ... More>>

Police Chase Ends in Crash Near Appomattox River in Hopewell Video included

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A police chase spanning multiple counties ends with the car flying off a cliff, nearly landing in the Appomattox river on West Randolph Road in the City of Hopewell. The driver car was trapped by the car for a period of time, then freed and med-flighted to the hospital. Numerous calls came into the 8Newsroom Friday night from residents concerned about the significant police presence in the area.Multiple jurisdictions assisted in the rescue.His condition is unknown. It is unclear what prompted... More>>

Fire Officials: Child Who Died in Fire Found Strapped in Car Seat Video included

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New information is being revealed about what happened at a Chesterfield home daycare that caught fire and led to the death of a one-year-old who was left inside.According to court documents, one-year-old Joseph Allen was found inside the home on Valerie Court still strapped to a car seat 30 minutes after the fire broke out. Allen died at VCU Medical Center of smoke inhalation.The daycare owner thought that she had evacuated all the children from the home but somehow, the child was overlooked.... More>>

Remains Positively Identified as Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham Video included

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Human remains found in southern Albemarle County have been positively identified as missing second-year University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. More>>

Parents Ask What's Being Done In Wake of Football Player's Death Video included

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Concerns are being raised after the cause of death for a Mecklenburg County football player was revealed to be blunt force trauma to the head. Jamond Salley died last week after walking to the sidelines.We spoke to parents who didn't want to appear on camera but told us they were concerned about what precautions were being taken before players return to the field for the first time since Salley's death on Monday. We went to the school system looking for answers. They sent us this statement ab... More>>

Community Mourns Hannah Graham, UVA President Releases Statement Video included

Hannah Graham had been missing since September 13. On Friday, October 24, her family finally learned that remains found in Albemarle County were hers. Hannah Graham had been missing since September 13. On Friday, October 24, her family finally learned that remains found in Albemarle County were hers.
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Friday evening, the Medical Examiner's office revealed that human remains found in Albemarle County last weekend are those of Hannah Graham.
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Suspect Among 2 Dead in Washington High School Shooting Video included

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A suspected shooter is dead at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, police said.Police still considered the school an "active scene" though they were “confident” that the dead suspect was the only shooter, Marysville Police Administrative Commander Robb Lamoureaux said."We do know there is one casualty and that causality is the shooter and the shooter is student," he told reporters. "We are in the process of evacuating students."Lamoureaux did not give the gender or other pers... More>>

Unique Local Crafts Highlight The Valentine Museum Store Video included

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Visitors to The Valentine get a unique experience when stopping into the museum shop, a glimpse of creative gifts and wares made by artists who call Richmond home"So many times when you travel somewhere, you can get a key chain, you can get a snow globe, you can get something that says the name of where you were, but it was made nowhere near where you're visiting," Caitlin Orrison, retail and visitor services manager for The Valentine told 8News Reporter Evanne Armour. The Valentine seeks out... More>>

The Valentine Committed to Educating All Ages in Richmond Video included

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Richmond Public School students have been making their way to The Valentine for field trips since 1902, ranging from Pre-K to high school and covering topics ranging from the Powhatan Indians, colonial communities, segregation-intergration, The Civil War, and the past and present history of Richmond.Plenty of what students see and experience at The Valentine is hands-on, making the learning process interactive."We look at the Standards of Learning guidelines carefully and decide what we can o... More>>

TIME LAPSE VIDEO: The Valentine's New Gallery Video included

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The Valentine has been telling Richmond's stories for over a century and now, they're revealing them in a new gallery. More>>

Downtown Richmond Hotel Evacuated After Gas Odor

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The Doubletree Hotel in Richmond has been evacuated after complaints of a gas smell on the second floor.According to Richmond fire officials, the building has been evacuated and they are waiting for utility crews to arrive on scene. Gas service has been turned off to the hotel in the meantime.This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for the very latest informationCopyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

THIS WEEKEND: Halloween Fun and Festival Guide

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It'll be a beautiful weekend in central Virginia...what are your plans? If you're looking for ideas, check out these local events... More>>

Teen Shooter Gets No Jail Time, Will Pay $2500 Fine

Dominique Clark, 34, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 16-year-old Robert Lee Fox. Dominique Clark, 34, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 16-year-old Robert Lee Fox.
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Dominique Tylvann Clark, 34, was convicted Thursday of involuntary manslaughter and faces only a $2,500 fine for the death of 16-year-old Robert Lee Fox in February. More>>

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Has Been Canceled

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The decision comes on the heels of a TMZ report that show matriarch Mama June, or June Shannon, is dating a convicted child molester. More>>

Police Searching Man Who Stole Electronics from Chesterfield Home

Have you seen Brandon Hill? Call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660. (Photo: Chesterfield Police) Have you seen Brandon Hill? Call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660. (Photo: Chesterfield Police)
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After a Sir Sagamore Drive home was burglarized in June, police are searching for the second of two men responsible for the crime.
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Four-Year-Old Dies In Buckingham Co. Fire

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Authorities said that when crews arrived, they found the 4-year-old boy dead in an upstairs bedroom. All eight other children and their parents were transported to the hospital.
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Richmond Crews Fight Two-Alarm House Fire Early Friday Morning Video included

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Firefighters got the call at 5:26 a.m. for flames sparked at a house in the 1900 block of Carter Street.

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Richmond Firefighters Extinguish Flames in Second Friday House Fire

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Crews responded to a call for a house fire in the 2300 block of R Street Friday. More>>

ISIS Hit Hard, but Iraq Offensive Could Be Year Away

Iraqi Army soldiers work in a Russian-made multiple rocket launcher known as the TOS-1A during training at a military camp in Baghdad, Oct. 14, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Iraqi Army soldiers work in a Russian-made multiple rocket launcher known as the TOS-1A during training at a military camp in Baghdad, Oct. 14, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The combo of American airstrikes and Iraqi/Kurdish military operations are beginning to undermine ISIS's confidence on the battlefield but an Iraqi offensive to take back territory is a long way off. More>>

Hanover Sheriff's Dept. Looking For Suspects in ATV Thefts

Surveillance footage shows that at least two male suspects were involved in ATV thefts in Hanover. (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Dept.) Surveillance footage shows that at least two male suspects were involved in ATV thefts in Hanover. (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Dept.)
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Hanover Sheriff's Department are asking for the public's assistance to identify two suspects who climbed over a fence to steal two All Terrain Vehicles from Bass Pro Shops. More>>

Dallas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola Now Free of Virus

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The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.
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Quadruplet Mom-to-Be Has Emergency Surgery to Save Babies

Tyson and Ashley Gardner traveled to California so Ashley Gardner could undergo emergency surgery. (PHOTO: ABC News) Tyson and Ashley Gardner traveled to California so Ashley Gardner could undergo emergency surgery. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A mom preparing to welcome 2 sets of identical twins -- a one in 70 mil. chance -- endured emergency surgery after doctors found signs of a condition that could affect the health of one set of twins. More>>

WHO: 5 More Ebola Vaccines to Be Tested in March

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. | AP Photo Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. | AP Photo
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The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. More>>

Doctor Isolated at New York City Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola Video included

Dr. Craig Spencer is seen in this undated LinkedIn profile photo. (PHOTO: Craig Spencer/LinkedIn) Dr. Craig Spencer is seen in this undated LinkedIn profile photo. (PHOTO: Craig Spencer/LinkedIn)
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A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola and is being isolated at a Manhattan hospital, city and state officials said Thursday night. More>>

Feds Probe Maker of Faulty Airbag Parts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. | AP Photo The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. | AP Photo
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Takata Industries, the maker of the defective airbag parts being recalled affecting nearly 8 million cars, is now the subject of a preliminary criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. More>>

Official: 3 Dead, 1 Hurt in Maryland Air Crash Video included

Crashed plane in Frederick, Md. (Photo: NewsChopper 7)  Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/10/breaking-news-plane-helicopter-collide-in-mid-air-over-frederick-md--108378.html#ixzz3H1COxqvY Follow us: @ABC7News on Twitter | WJLATV on Facebook Crashed plane in Frederick, Md. (Photo: NewsChopper 7) Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/10/breaking-news-plane-helicopter-collide-in-mid-air-over-frederick-md--108378.html#ixzz3H1COxqvY Follow us: @ABC7News on Twitter | WJLATV on Facebook
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Frederick police confirm a mid-air collision occurred Thursday afternoon between a helicopter and plane.
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Jesse Matthew Moving to Fairfax County After New Charges Filed Video included

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A Fairfax County judge issued a bench warrant Thursday to have Jesse Matthew transferred to Northern Virginia where he's facing several charges stemming from a 2005 sexual assault. More>>

Randy Taylor's Attorney Requests Analysis of Alexis Murphy's Online History Video included

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The defense team of Randy Taylor is asking that additional analysis be done. More>>

Meet the Secret Service Dogs Who Took Down White House Fence Jumper

Secret Service canines Hurricane and Jordan helped take down a White House fence jumper on Oct. 22, 2014. (PHOTO: @SecretService/Twitter) Secret Service canines Hurricane and Jordan helped take down a White House fence jumper on Oct. 22, 2014. (PHOTO: @SecretService/Twitter)
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The canines, named Hurricane and Jordan, were taken to a veterinarian after the attack and treated for minor bruising. More>>

Subway, Bowling, Jogging: Retracing Dr. Craig Spencer's Steps After Ebola Diagnosis Video included

Riders stand inside an L-Train subway car, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. | AP Photo Riders stand inside an L-Train subway car, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. | AP Photo
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Officials are retracing the steps of a doctor who tested positive for Ebola Thursday, with the doctor in isolation at a New York City hospital and three others under quarantine, city and state officials said. More>>

Dallas Man's Halloween Decor Inspired By Ebola

Taking inspiration from Ebola fears, James Faulk has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine." | AP Photo Taking inspiration from Ebola fears, James Faulk has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine." | AP Photo
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Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine." More>>

Heartbreaking Scene at Home of Slain Canadian Soldier's Family

Dogs peek out from under a gate at the Cirillo family home in Hamilton, Ontario near flowers and flags that have been left out, Oct. 23, 2014. | AP Photo Dogs peek out from under a gate at the Cirillo family home in Hamilton, Ontario near flowers and flags that have been left out, Oct. 23, 2014. | AP Photo
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The Canadian parliament observed a moment of silence today for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, the solider who was slain by a gunman in Ottawa on Wednesday while he was guarding the National War Memorial. More>>

Autopsy: St. Louis Officer Shot Myers From Behind

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, a pathologist, indicates with a marker where he says Vonderrit D. Myers, Jr., was fatally shot in the head on Oct. 8 by a St. Louis Police officer working as private security. | AP Photo Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, a pathologist, indicates with a marker where he says Vonderrit D. Myers, Jr., was fatally shot in the head on Oct. 8 by a St. Louis Police officer working as private security. | AP Photo
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An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist.
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Feb. 20 Sentencing Set for Former Va. First Lady

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been rescheduled from January 6 to February 20. Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been rescheduled from January 6 to February 20.
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Maureen McDonnell had originally been scheduled for sentencing Jan. 6, but she asked for a postponement because one of her attorneys has a scheduling conflict that day. More>>

Memorial Fund Set Up for Family of Child That Died in Chesterfield 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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Canadian Gunman Was Hoping to Leave for Syria

A law enforcement official confirms to ABC News that this is a photo of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. (PHOTO: ABC News) A law enforcement official confirms to ABC News that this is a photo of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The Canadian man who was shot dead after he killed a soldier and invaded the country's Parliament was in Ottawa applying for a passport and was hoping to leave for Syria. More>>

Great Weather for Friday Night Football, But Bring A Jacket

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Sunny, a bit warmer today, great forecast for Friday night football, sunny and 70 this weekend. More>>

8News Investigates: Major Problems with Richmond Schools Truancy Program Video included

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A newly released internal audit shows some big problems with the transition of the truancy program from the City of Richmond to Richmond Public Schools.Since 2005, the city has managed the program but R.P.S. took over on July 1, 2014.According to this audit, the city initially agreed to hand over eight vehicles.Three were 15 passenger vans but they are illegal for school systems to use for transporting kids.Out of the five cars left, the audit shows three are in poor condition and should be r... More>>

Virginia Flu Cases Increase in Two Weeks Video included

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Flu season just started, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, Virginia is already seeing an increase in flu activity.Two weeks ago, Virginia reported just "sporadic" flu activity, but just one week later the surveillance report changed to “local”. This means more people are reporting that they've gotten the flu."Thousands of people die every year from flu associated deaths in the United States, so it's not something to fool around with, especially when we have something that can ... More>>

Costume Retailer Sells Cigarette and Marijuana Leaf Costumes for Babies

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Here are a pair of costumes almost guaranteed to not win you parent of the year. Costume retailer brandsonsale, which sells just about any costume every imagined (for better or worse), is hoping you'll dress your extremely underage baby as either a cigarette or a marijuana leaf this Halloween."No worry of cancer with this cigarette costume. Who knew tobacco could look this cute?" reads brandsonsale's product description of the baby cigarette.The retailer, however, is not completely oblivious ... More>>

Henrico Police Looking for Three Men in Tuesday Robbery

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A scary situation for employees of a Henrico County business Tuesday evening as a trio of masked men walked in armed with hanguns while demanding money.According to police, three men walked into a business in the 10000 block of Staples Mill Road in Henrico. During the incident, the men wore masks and displayed firearms.While one man stole money from the cash register, the two remaining suspects held the employees at gunpoint. After getting an undisclosed amount of money, the three suspects fl... More>>

Park View Football Player's Cause of Death Released Video included

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As a student body and community mourns the loss of one of their own, Mecklenburg County Public Schools has released what caused the death of junior football player Jamond Salley.According to the school division, Salley, a football player at Mecklenburg County's Park View High School, died from "blunt force trauma to the head," from an injury he sustained during a game last Friday evening.He went to the sidelines and as he was being treated, became unconscious, and started having seizures. He ... More>>

Bench Warrant Issued for Jesse Matthew to be Moved to Fairfax Video included

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A judge has issued a bench warrant for Jesse Matthew to be transported to Fairfax. Matthew is charged with abduction with the intent to defile in the case of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, as well as attempted capital murder and sexual penetration with an object. More>>

Parents Outraged, Say Pep Rally Performance at Va. School Too Racy

A video shows shows faculty and staff at Virginia high school dancing to the song “Don't Cha” during a pep rally last week. (PHOTO: WJHL) A video shows shows faculty and staff at Virginia high school dancing to the song “Don't Cha” during a pep rally last week. (PHOTO: WJHL)
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Parents of high schoolers at a Wise County, Virginia high school are outraged over a video filed at a pep rally.
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Richmond Police Need Help to Find Midlo Turnpike Hotel Robbers

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify these three males wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred in a Midlothian Turnpike hotel room earlier this month. (PHOTO: RPD) Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify these three males wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred in a Midlothian Turnpike hotel room earlier this month. (PHOTO: RPD)
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On October 8, three men entered a hotel room at the Richmond Inn, displayed a handgun, struck a male victim in the head and then robbed him of his cash and the keys to his car before taking off. More>>

Feds: Our Bad, Millions More Airbags Could Be Dangerous

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. | AP Photo The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. | AP Photo
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Federal official say a previous count of the number of vehicles that could be loaded with defective airbags came up short by more than three million. More>>

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>>

Video Catches Bear Cub Strolling Through Drug Store

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
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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>>

"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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  • Early Graduation for One Deserving Texas High School Senior

    Early Graduation for One Deserving Texas High School Senior

    Thursday, October 23 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-10-23 22:41:52 GMT
    Lynzee Ford smiles as she listens to friends at her early graduationLynzee Ford smiles as she listens to friends at her early graduation
    KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Lynzee Ford wears a brave face. She was diagnosed with leukemia in January, and has undergone five rounds of chemotherapy, but doctors tell her in spite of all that, she doesn't have long to live.Lynzee is a Kilgore High School student and was involved in athletics there. When her friends heard she may not live to graduate, they decided they would just move her graduation to October.It had all the pomp and circumstance of any high school graduation, but only one received ...More >>
    KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Lynzee Ford wears a brave face. She was diagnosed with leukemia in January, and has undergone five rounds of chemotherapy, but doctors tell her in spite of all that, she doesn't have long to live.Lynzee is a Kilgore High School student and was involved in athletics there. When her friends heard she may not live to graduate, they decided they would just move her graduation to October.It had all the pomp and circumstance of any high school graduation, but only one received ...More >>
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