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Bright New Sign Could Greet Carytown Visitors

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As Carytown continues to grow into a small business center and go-to destination for both residents and out-of-towners, a new idea is being proposed to further enhance the visual appeal of the area.A rendering has surfaced for a new lighted sign that would replace the sign that currently exists at the intersection of Cary and Thompson streets.According to the Richmond Mayor's office, the sign will cost, including landscaping, lighting, and electrical work, approximately $250,000.There is alre... More>>

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Virginia Zoo Welcomes New Baby Screaming Hairy Armadillo Video included

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The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is welcoming a new baby "screaming hairy armadillo" to their family. More>>

Accident Closes Lanes of I-95 South in Chesterfield

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An accident on Interstate 95 Southbound in Chesterfield is bringing traffic to a slow crawl. The incident, which is just south of Route 288, is causing nearly four miles of delays. According to authorities, a car being hauled on a trailer disconnected and then overturned. There was no one inside the car at the time of the crash. The right and center lanes of I-95 south are closed. More>>

Watch Boy's Priceless Reaction to Mom's Big Baby News

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When one mother decided to break the good news that she was pregnant to her two young children, she got a much different reaction. More>>

Britain Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’

A video posted online appears to show a masked man killing abducted American journalist James Foley. A video posted online appears to show a masked man killing abducted American journalist James Foley.
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The British government today raised the threat level for international terrorism to “severe,” indicating a terrorist attack is “highly likely” but, based on intelligence, not necessarily “imminent.” More>>

Closing Arguments Set in McDonnell Trial Video included

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Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>

Thousands of Wasps Found Nesting in UK Home, Devouring Bed

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A home in the U.K. was invaded by a monstrous colony of wasps, and the infestation was like a scene out of a 1960s Hitchcock movie. More>>

Crashed F-15 Pilot's Identity Released Video included

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Massachusetts National Guard officials confirmed the grim news that the pilot of a F-15 Eagle that crashed Wednesday morning has died.
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8News Pet of the Week: Cyrano

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Cyrano is a sweet Miniature Pinscher who came all the way from the Richmond SPCA to join us Friday in the 8News studio.
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Squirrel Causes 5,000 To Lose Power in Colonial Heights, Petersburg

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Dominion Virginia Power says that more than 5,000 are without power this morning in the Colonial Heights and Petersburg area. More>>

8News Viewer: "Top 8 Reasons You're My Crew"

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We love our viewers. J'Retta Jones made our day yesterday when she emailed us a list of reasons she loves our newsteam to our iReport8 inbox.
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Suit Claims Police Brutality at Ferguson Protests Video included

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A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. More>>

Richmond "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Vigil, March & Rally to Commemorate Michael Brown Video included

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The Virginia NAACP Youth & College Division, along with Hands Up, Don't Shoot Virginia announced that they will host a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Prayer Vigil, March & Rally in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed Ferguson teen who was shot and killed by police.
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Students Safely Cross Street Without Crossing Guard Thanks to Retired Marine

Retired Marine Cpl. Lewis Alston is helping students at Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, cross the street at an intersection without a crossing guard. (PHOTO: ABC News) Retired Marine Cpl. Lewis Alston is helping students at Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, cross the street at an intersection without a crossing guard. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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With no crossing guard in sight, one retired Marine made it his duty to help children at a Pennsylvania elementary school cross the street. More>>

John Marshall High To Build Groundbreaking New Field Video included

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After years of disrepair John Marshall High School has broken ground on a new football field.
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Video Captures Colorado Cops Swarming in 'Swatting' Prank Video included

A Littleton, Colo. video gamer was victimized in a "swatting" hoax, Aug. 27, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) A Littleton, Colo. video gamer was victimized in a "swatting" hoax, Aug. 27, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Police in Colorado are searching for the 911 caller who brought SWAT teams swarming an unsuspecting video game player in a dangerous hoax called “swatting.” More>>

US to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa

An undated photo from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline shows a vaccine candidate that will be used in the upcoming human trials. (PHOTO: ABC News) An undated photo from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline shows a vaccine candidate that will be used in the upcoming human trials. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced today.
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Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

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The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama's talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. More>>

Warm Sunny Days for Labor Day Weekend Ahead

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Good looking Labor Day weekend ahead, getting hotter through the weekend, afternoon t-storms possible Sunday-Monday. More>>

Virginians Prep for Labor Day Weekend Travel Video included

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A record number of Virginians are expected to hit the road for the unofficial last weekend of summer.Nearly one million of us will travel 50 miles or more over the next four days.“We're heading to Williamsburg to hang out with some friends,” said Hugh Watts, who's traveling to Willamsburg for Labor Day.He and his family have waited all summer for this weekend.“Schools about to start back up so we wanna get the last hurrah before we get back in the rhythm of work and school,” said Watts.They'r... More>>

'Finger Nap' Offers Protection From Oily Food

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Why use a napkin when you can use finger naps?Finger naps, a product from South Korea, are "the world's first hygienic finger gloves" according to the company web site. The condom-like plastic naps promise to protect your thumb and index finger from oily foods like pizza, fried chicken, burgers and donuts.It is unclear why a person so concerned with cleanliness that they would use finger naps would not instead choose to use more widely available plastic gloves.An obvious food situation where ... More>>

Police: Ohio Bus Driver Forced Children to Sit on Hot Bus

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LEBANON, Oh. (CNN) – As recent headlines this summer have been dominated with stories of children being left inside hot cars, an Ohio bus driver has resigned from her job after she allegedly forced a group of elementary school students to sit with the windows up on a bus in 90-degree weather.Police told CNN affiliate WLWT that the driver, who remains unidentified, picked up a group of children at an elementary school and, during the ride, the bus driver pulled over and forced the kids to sit ... More>>

8News Investigates: Fraudulent IRS Phone Call Scam Video included

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A warning from the Internal Revenue Service: Criminals are calling taxpayers, saying they are from the IRS and telling them they owe money. Experts say there are ways you can prevent being caught up in this scam. The unnamed crooks are demanding people pay up immediately or get arrested. The number may even look like it is from the IRS on caller ID but it is a scam plan and simple says Tom Gallagher with the Better Business Bureau. "The IRS doesn't call anybody," Gallagher said. "They are t... More>>

The 2014 Richmond History Makers Announced Video included

Bob Argabright talks with a member of the Oak Grove-Bellemeade staff at today's teacher luncheon. Bob Argabright talks with a member of the Oak Grove-Bellemeade staff at today's teacher luncheon.
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The Valentine Richmond History Center has announced winners of the 2014 History Makers Awards. This year "Miss Community" Clovia Lawrence, Richmond Cycling Corps, Dorothy Gallimore of the Coal Pit Learning Center, Caritas and Bob Argabright are being recognized for their work to make our region a better place. More>>

Apple Sets Event for September 9

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(CNN) -- Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement.What will the company unveil?"Wish we could say more," reads an invitation sent to media members on Thursday.Multiple reports over the past few months have suggested that Apple plans to roll out two versions of an iPhone 6 this year, with screens that are 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, when measured diagonally.That would be a massive leap from the iPhone 5S and 5C's 4-inch screens and an apparent move to battle competitors like Sam... More>>

Joan Rivers Hospitalized After Cardiac Arrest Video included

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NEW YORK, Ny. (ABC News) - Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition today after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source."This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to," Sid Dinsay, a spokesman for The Mount Sinai Hospital, said in a written statement. "Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an updat... More>>

Death Investigation Underway in South Richmond

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Richmond Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a home in South Richmond Thursday. More>>

GRTC Stabbing Sisters In Court Thursday

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Charges for both sisters were certified in General District Court Wednesday.
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Hello Kitty Is the 'Personification' of a Cat, Company Says

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News broke on Wednesday that Hello Kitty is not a cat, but in fact, is a little girl. More>>

Police Seek Suspect in Richmond Convenience Store Robbery

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Richmond Police are asking for the public's help to identify the man who robbed a South Side convenience store. More>>

Jury Dismissed Today, U.S. Rests Case in McDonnell Corruption Trial Video included

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After almost five long weeks, we're approaching the closing days of the corruption trial for Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
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Virginia College Daydreams & Nightmares Hair Show Video included

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The is the second annual hair competition and beauty expo presented by the VCC.
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Trial Set to Begin for Chesterfield Mom Charged in Toddler's Death

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The trial is set to begin for the Chesterfield mother charged after her 2-year-old daughter died after she was left in a car.
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Storms Send Waves Crashing on West, East Coasts

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Monstrous waves are pounding both U.S. coasts, with storms churning in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. More>>

Mountain Lion Cub Found On Front Porch Finds New Home 2,500 Miles Away

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'Cops' Crew Member Killed in Omaha Police Shooting Video included

Bryce Dion, a sound technician with the “Cops” television show who was embedded with Omaha police, was killed on Tuesday during an armed robbery at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. The armed robber was shot and died as well. (AP Photo) Bryce Dion, a sound technician with the “Cops” television show who was embedded with Omaha police, was killed on Tuesday during an armed robbery at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. The armed robber was shot and died as well. (AP Photo)
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Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect. More>>

Crews Search for Pilot in Augusta Co. Military Jet Crash Video included

This photo was taken at Marble Valley Farms. (PHOTO: Garrett Beck, 20, from Deerfield Va.) This photo was taken at Marble Valley Farms. (PHOTO: Garrett Beck, 20, from Deerfield Va.)
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Police got the call for a plane crash in the Deerfield community of Augusta County just after 9:00 this morning. More>>

Hot & Humid Today; Nice Holiday Weekend to Come

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Waking up to another comfortably cool morning reminds us that we're on our way into fall! More>>

Why a Gun Range Says It’s OK for Kids to Fire Uzis

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A Nevada gun range defended having children fire automatic weapons despite the fatal accident at a nearby range when a 9-year-old girl was unable to control the recoil of an Uzi she was shooting. More>>

What Life Is Like Under ISIS in Syria

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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In ISIS controlled territory, Friday is the day for public beheadings and amputations for people who violate its strict Islamic rule, and whippings for women if their clothing offends ISIS' sense of propriety. More>>

Jury Finds Texas Man Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Drunk Driver Who Killed Two Sons

David Barajas, front, walks through the hallway with his lead attorney Sam Cammack at the Brazoria County Courthouse as the jury deliberates on Aug. 27, 2014, Angleton, Texas. (PHOTO: ABC News) David Barajas, front, walks through the hallway with his lead attorney Sam Cammack at the Brazoria County Courthouse as the jury deliberates on Aug. 27, 2014, Angleton, Texas. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A jury returned a verdict of not guilty today for a Texas father accused of the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed his two sons. More>>

Richmond Schools Show Progress in SOL Testing Scores, Still Need Improvements Video included

Richmond city school leaders are making big changes to improve SOL test scores. Richmond city school leaders are making big changes to improve SOL test scores.
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Richmond city school leaders are making big changes to improve SOL test scores.Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Education released those test rates for city students, showing improvement in three out of five subject areas. The results show great progress at elementary schools, but several secondary schools are struggling to meet state benchmarks.Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden says it's everyone's responsibility to make sure students succeed on SOL testing, and that means uniformity acros... More>>

Police Searching for Three Men After Home Invasion Attempt Video included

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Richmond police are searching for three men they say hurt a teenage girl while trying to force their way into her home.It happened Wednesday afternoon after 3pm on Effingham Drive on the south side of the city.“I do feel for them because that's kind of scary,” said neighbor Tara Johnson. “It hits home real close because it was right next door and it could have been us.”Police tell us the girl was approached by two men who had been hiding in the bushes.We're told they hit her in the head with ... More>>

Squeeze On Lemonade Stand Brings Out Supporters

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(CNN) -- In business, it's all about location, location, location. Even 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero knows that.Since 2013, he has been manning a lemonade stand at the corner of Patricia Avenue and San Salvador Drive in Dunedin, Florida, about 25 miles west of Tampa. He lives a few houses down the street from the junction, but got permission from the owners of the corner house to set up shop with his homemade sign at the higher traffic area during summer breaks and after school during the school... More>>

Fort Lee Releases Name of Female Shooter Video included

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The Army is releasing the name of the solider who killed herself at Ft. Lee earlier this week.Sgt. 1st Class Paula Walker of Yonkers, New York, barricaded herself inside a building at Ft. Lee and started waving a gun as well as throwing things before turning the gun on herself Army officials said.Walker, 33, had been in the Army for nearly 14 years and was a human resource specialist. She earned Army commendations including four Army Achievement Medals, one Joint Meritorious Unit Award and fo... More>>

Texas Brewery Launches Special Edition 99-Pack Beer Case

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People say that, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and, for one Austin brewery, they are taking that motto to heart with the release of their latest creation, the 99-pack.To celebrate the launch of Austin Beerworks' Anytime Ale, the company decided to break new ground in the beer packaging world by creating the first 99-pack case of beer.A minute-long video of two men carrying the massive case out of a cooler and through a grocery store from the brewery's website has gone viral, with many peop... More>>

Richmond Police Searching for Suspects in Attempted Home Invasion Video included

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Richmond Police detectives are searching for two males who assaulted a female teenager and attempted to abduct her Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the teen was walking in the 600 block of Effingham Drive when she was approached by two males. She was stuck on the head and the two men tried to push her into a nearby home. Alert neighbors saw what was going on and the two men fled on foot. Police K-9 units were able to track the men's scent to a nearby neighborhood, but the suspects... More>>

College Athlete Forced to Choose Either Church or Football

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MILWAUKIE, Or. (CNN) – A college athlete said that he was forced to choose between church and football. Now, he is fighting to stay on the team. "He asked me to choose between church and football," Portland State University student Vincent Johnson said to CNN affiliate KPTV. "I said, 'Coach, you can't ask me to do that. It's like asking me to choose between God and football.'" He added that it was a decision that didn't want to, and shouldn't have to, make. According to Johnson, four serv... More>>

Bullied Teen Builds Confidence Through Entrepreneurship Video included

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Adolescent years can be tough for any child, but for one girl from Henrico it was especially hard because of her height, weight and the way she wore her hair.14-year-old Maya Criss says she was the victim of bullying for years."Starting around fourth grade I was bullied, but I didn't go tell my mom what happened, because I thought it was normal," says Criss. "My breaking point was when I started getting bruises."In 2013, Maya decided to cut most of her hair off. Her hair had been a source of ... More>>

Richmond Gun Experts React to 9-Year-Old Killing Instructor With Uzi Video included

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An Arizona shooting instructor dies after he was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old student with an Uzi machine gun at a shooting range.This story has a lot of people talking and asking, how young is too young to handle automatic weapons? 8News spoke with people at a couple of shooting ranges in Richmond.They say there's no law preventing a child of any age from shooting any kind of gun. However, they all agreed an Uzi was too much weapon for a 9-year-old.Dave Hancock's been in the gun busines... More>>

Documents Reveal More about Colonial Heights Police Shooting Video included

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) – Less than a day after Virginia State Police said that their investigation remains ongoing, new documents are providing more information about what occurred near the intersection of Yacht Basin Drive and Wildwood Avenue Sunday afternoon.A search warrant was executed by VSP on the woman's car. In an affidavit obtained by 8News, police have seized several items from the 2014 Dodge Avenger the woman was driving.Among them, a cell phone, two 38-caliber cartridges and... More>>

Missing Henrico Man Found This Afternoon Video included

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UPDATE: Henrico Police said that Kadeem East has been found safe this afternoon after being reported missing earlier this morning. More>>

Two Juveniles Still Sought In Richmond Cat Killing

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Richmond Police continue to ask for aid from the public as they search for two juveniles who intentionally allowed their dogs to kill another family's cat.Three juveniles were seen going into a yard that was not their own in the 2011 block of Selden Street in the city last Sunday evening around 7 p.m. Once there, the three intentionally provoked their dogs to attack and kill a cat on the property.A 14-year-old male juvenile was arrested last Friday and now faces felony animal cruelty charges.... More>>

Maggie Walker Named 10th Best High School in Country

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School has been named the 10th best public high school in the country, according to The Daily Beast. (Photo: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School/Facebook) Maggie L. Walker Governor's School has been named the 10th best public high school in the country, according to The Daily Beast. (Photo: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School/Facebook)
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Maggie L. Walker Governor's School has been named the 10th best public high school in the country, according to The Daily Beast. More>>

Fort Lee Identifies Soldier Who Shot Herself On Base Video included

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Media and members of the public learned during the press conference that the female soldier barricaded herself during negotiations with officials on August 25, then turned the gun on herself. She later died.
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Saying So Long to Summer: Fall Foods Already Hitting Shelves

Starbucks and Tim Hortons both already offer pumpkin-flavored drinks. (PHOTO: ABC News) Starbucks and Tim Hortons both already offer pumpkin-flavored drinks. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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It's Aug. 26, the dog days of summer, and you can celebrate the heat with a pumpkin spice latte.
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Fundraiser for Program to Help Vets & Former Offenders Find Work Video included

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Daniel Clark is raising money to help former offenders and veterans become certified to perform electrical work and other types of contracting needs.
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Overhauled New Football Helmet Meant to Reduce Concussion Impact

Arkansas guard Brey Cook wears a Riddell SpeedFlex helmet during a preseason NCAA college football practice in Fayetteville, Ark. in this file photo, Aug 16, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Arkansas guard Brey Cook wears a Riddell SpeedFlex helmet during a preseason NCAA college football practice in Fayetteville, Ark. in this file photo, Aug 16, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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At sports labs across the country, the race is on to find products that protect the brain against injury. More>>

American Jihadi Killed in Syria Fighting, White House Says

A Facebook profile picture purportedly shows American Douglas McCain, reported to have died in the Syrian conflict. (PHOTO: ABC News) A Facebook profile picture purportedly shows American Douglas McCain, reported to have died in the Syrian conflict. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A Chicago-born jihadist has been killed while fighting in Syria, the White House said today, purportedly for the terrorist group ISIS. More>>

Defense Rests in McDonnell Trial, Verdict Could Arrive by Weeks End Video included

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Bob McDonnell has finished testifying. His defense rested without calling on anymore witnesses. More>>

One Injured After New Kent Mobile Home Fire

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Firefighters say that the fire started around 5:00 this morning in the 1300 block of Dispatch Road.


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Ebola Wards See Flood of Patients, Outflow of Bodies

Blue gates guard the entrance to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. (PHOTO: ABC News) Blue gates guard the entrance to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Blue steel gates guard the back entrance to an Ebola treatment center, where new patients flood in faster than bodies are removed.
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9-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Kills Shooting Range Instructor Video included

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The shooting happened at 10 a.m. Monday at Bullets and Burgers, a facility located at Arizona Last Stop, a tourist spot southeast of Las Vegas. More>>

Richmond Man Recovering After Early Morning Shooting Video included

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A man is recovering after being shot in the city overnight.
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

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Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. More>>

Widespread Search for New Jersey Student Missing in Israel

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Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood went missing Friday while hiking with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, Israeli National Police spokesman Micki Rosenfeld said. More>>

Obama Approves ISIS Surveillance Flights Over Syria Video included

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the American Legion National Convention on Aug. 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (PHOTO: ABC News) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the American Legion National Convention on Aug. 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq. More>>

Comfortably Cool Today, Humidity Increases Through Weekend

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The 90's will return for Thursday through next week, chance of afternoon t-storms Sunday through Tuesday, hot for Back to School week!
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Residents Discuss Stone Brewing Co. During Meeting Video included

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One of the largest craft breweries in America may be coming to Richmond and Tuesday night folks in the neighborhood where it could go met to talk about it.City Hall sources confirm Stone Brewing Company is looking to build at the corner of Nicholson street and Williamsburg avenue in Fulton Hill.“They need to be in this area and we need them to be here,” said Dru Gillie, a Fulton Hill business owner who supports the brewery. “There a lot of willing and able people in this area looking for empl... More>>

American Cancer Society's 'Cure by Design' Event Kicks Off Video included

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The American Cancer Society held its kick-off for "Cure by Design" at Capital Ale House in Midlothian on Tuesday night.The annual event raises money for cancer research, support programs, and patient services.Cancer survivors model designer clothing in a fashion show that not only spotlights fancy outfits but overcoming the challenges of cancer.Tuesday participants met to begin planning the annual event.“You get to dress up and do make up for people who have cancer and kids too,” said 13-year... More>>

State Police Continue to Investigate Colonial Heights Police-Involved Shooting

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Virginia State Police told media on Tuesday that the investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Colonial Heights Sunday afternoon remains ongoing.According to VSP, the “Police Shooting Investigative Team” from their Richmond Field Office is conducting the investigation at the request of Colonial Heights Police Department's chief.On Sunday, Colonial Heights Police said that they tried to make a routine traffic stop but the driver fled and drove into a dead end near the intersection of ... More>>

Sen. Kaine Tours Louisa As Community Continues to Rebuild

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited Louisa County High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Mineral Tuesday as he continues his two-week tour of the Commonwealth.The school remains under construction after being heavily damaged in an earthquake just over three years ago. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School just reopened in a new building after it was heavily damaged in the 2011 quake.“After the earthquake, the county went into a good problem-solving mode to deal with the immediate emerg... More>>

Allstate Releases List of Cities With Best Drivers

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Many people around the nation spend a significant portion of their lifetime inside their cars driving from location to location. Today, major insurance company Allstate released their report on “America's Best Drivers.”Their annual report identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities have the safest drivers. The company believes that sharing this data will highlight “the importance of educating people about the importance of safe driving.”According to Allstate, “the average driver will expe... More>>

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Speaks Out Against Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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A popular trend that's raised money and awareness for a deadly disease is under fire. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge now faces a challenge of its own. Today, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond spoke out against the fervent fundraiser but the controversy isn't over the icy buckets of water people are pouring over their heads. It's about the millions of dollars people are pouring into The ALS Association. Monsignor Mark Lane explains that the Catholic Church opposes one of the research techniques ... More>>

Rapper Arrested for Firearms in Shooting Probe

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said.The Atlanta-based rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, was taken into custody Sunday by detectives along with five other people while executing a search warrant at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, Mountain View police spokesman Sgt. Saul Jaeger said Monday. ... More>>

Chesterfield Robbery Suspect Arrested in Michigan

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Chesterfield County Police detectives confirmed Tuesday that they have arrested a man in connection to two robberies at local convenience stores.According to police, investigators obtained warrants for 41-year-old Royal L. Pollard for robbery, attempted robbery, using a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for his role in the robbery of two separate Circle K stores on August 6.Police allege that Pollard entered the Circle K store on 2320 West Hun... More>>

Petersburg Students To Receive Free Breakfast, Lunch This Year

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As the rest of Petersburg's boys and girls return to class next week, the school system announced Tuesday that all students will be offered free breakfast and lunch meals starting this school year. “Petersburg City Public Schools is one of the first school divisions in the state to receive approval for the program,” said Dr. Joseph Melvin, Superintendent of PCPS. “Regardless of income, each and every one of our students will receive two nutritious meals daily at school, free of charge.” Pe... More>>

Testy Exchanges Fill Courtroom in McDonnell Corruption Case Video included

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faces more questions from a prosecutor when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court. More>>

Shockoe Bottom Stadium Opposition Send Letter to Tom Joyner Video included

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Richmonders opposing a Shockoe Bottom stadium sent an open letter to national radio personality Tom Joyner Joyner after he apparently accepted an invitation from local radio personality Clovia Lawrence to visit Richmond.
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Henrico Water Main Break Closes EB Lanes on Ridgefield Pkwy

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Ridgefield Parkway's eastbound lanes from Gayton Road to Poplar Forest Drive are closed due to a water main break. More>>

ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman

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A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. More>>

Police Identify Victim Killed After Being Hit by Car on Hull Street

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Police have released the identity of the pedestrian who died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash in the 11200 block of Hull Street Road on Sunday, Aug. 24.
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Shoe Extravaganza Benefits Soles for Souls Video included

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 Spotlight Studio of Dance in Midlothian is hosting a "shoe extravaganza," benefiting a national non-profit Soles for Souls.
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Could Medical Marijuana Laws Cut Painkiller Deaths?

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States that have legalized medical marijuana appear to have nearly 25 percent fewer deaths from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a new study found. More>>

Dog Saves Life of Newborn Kitten, Now Like Siblings

James Roode was taking his dog, Opie, for a walk last August when the pair discovered a newborn kitten, seen here, who was trapped underneath a log. (PHOTO:ABC News) James Roode was taking his dog, Opie, for a walk last August when the pair discovered a newborn kitten, seen here, who was trapped underneath a log. (PHOTO:ABC News)
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Opie the dog helped save the life of an abandoned kitten named Roscoe and, a year later, their owners say the two are like brothers. More>>

Burger King Buying Tim Hortons for $11 Billion

 Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. (PHOTO: AP) Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. (PHOTO: AP)
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Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company. More>>

Bus Routes, Schedules Available on PowerSchool Parent Portal for Henrico Students

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The portal will provide easy access to class grades, attendance and student schedule information. More>>

Bao Bao the Panda Celebrates Her First Birthday

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No animal celebrates a birthday quite like a panda. More>>

How the Honor System Helped Boost Coffee Shop's Profits

The Vault coffee shop in Valley City, North Dakota, operates on the honor system. (PHOTO: ABC News) The Vault coffee shop in Valley City, North Dakota, operates on the honor system. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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“The community feels like a very large family. I meet people that I haven't met before on a regular basis, but everyone knows everyone else to some degree." More>>

Another Pretty Day Ahead; Thunderstorms This Weekend Video included

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We have yet another wonderful day ahead of us in central Virginia. More>>

Manhunt Ensues After Prince William County McDonald's Shooting Video included

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A manhunt is underway after a shooting at a McDonald's in Woodbridge. More>>

Damage From Northern California Earthquake Could Reach $1 Billion

Pedestrians stop to examine a crumbling facade at the Vintner's Collective tasting room in Napa, Calif., following an earthquake, Aug. 24, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Pedestrians stop to examine a crumbling facade at the Vintner's Collective tasting room in Napa, Calif., following an earthquake, Aug. 24, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Northern California is cleaning up today, a day after suffering its strongest earthquake in 25 years. More>>

Family Displaced After Chesterfield Apartment Fire Video included

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A family is depending on loved ones after being displaced from their Bueford Commons home after a fire. More>>

Could This Be the Face of James Foley’s Executioner?

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Computer science experts across the Atlantic have created an image that may show a likeness of Foley's executioner's face. More>>

Flying Squirrels Punch Ticket to Postseason!

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels are into the playoffs after defeating Altoona 5-4! More>>

Fort Lee Was Upgrading Alert System Before Tragedy Video included

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Shortly before 8:45 Monday morning, an active shooter situation was reported at Fort Lee.Officials on post say a female soldier barricaded herself inside an office. The soldier then shot herself.The unidentified soldier, a 14-year Army veteran, was pronounced dead at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.Officials at the post sounded warnings via the intercom, as well as electronic warnings via computers.Before Monday's tragedy, the post was already in the process of upgrading its a... More>>

Richmond Facing Teacher Shortage Days Before School Starts Video included

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One week until school starts in Richmond and administrators are scrambling to hire dozens of teachers.“We're running a shortage at our secondary school level,” said Richmond school board member Kim Gray.One reason for the shortage is a new schedule with an additional class period is being introduced this fall. An extra class for thousands of students means more teachers are needed.“We're working to get warm bodies teachers that are qualified to get in front of those students,” said Gray.Kendr... More>>

Henrico County Public Schools Basic Information & Contacts

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Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus: 5 Most Talked About Moments from the VMAs

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The MTV Video Music Awards are typically one of the most talked-about awards shows on television, and this year's ceremony didn't disappoint. If you missed the two-hour show, here are five of the biggest moments that your coworkers are sure to be chatting about around the water cooler. 1. Beyoncé Brings Down the House: Before accepting her Video Vanguard Award, Beyoncé performed an astounding medley of songs from her new album, all while shimmying and shaking in a brightly-colored leotard. ... More>>

TX Woman's Facebook Status Leads to Termination

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Houston, Tx. (CNN) – A woman's Facebook status on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. following the shooting death of teenager of Michael Brown led to her losing her job at a Houston, Texas hospital."The police need to just start mowing them down with machine guns, purge them," she wrote on her Facebook page, apparently in reference to the people protesting the shooting death of Brown.CNN affiliate KHOU reports that a man brought the offending post to the attention of the unnamed woman's employer, Ho... More>>

8News Reporter, Photog Save Kitten on Area Road Video included

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8News Reporter Nate Eaton and photographer Tony Luckett were traveling to a story when the witnessed a kitten being tossed from a vehicle in Chesterfield County.Luckett sprang into action, saving the kitten, who sought shelter under a truck's wheel well before they were able to get the cat free.WATCH: 8News Photog Tony Luckett Save KittenThe incident serves as a reminder that there are other alternatives to simply discarding the animal.According to the Richmond SPCA, there are a number of thi... More>>

How Nail Polish May Fend Off Sexual Assault

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(ABC News) - Pretty nails may be the newest way to foil date rape. Undercover Colors, a nail polish that changes color when it's exposed to date rape drugs, has won this year's Lulu eGames, a North Carolina State University competition for student projects aimed at solving real-world problems." Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime," the team behind Undercover Colors -- a group of four male chemistry students - More>>

Amazon Buys Video Game Streaming Giant Twitch

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As the worlds of video games and online streaming continue to meld, thanks in part to services like Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live, tech giant Amazon took a step to advance their cause by acquiring popular video game streaming service Twitch. Little is known about the purchase price but, in a post on the company's website, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear was appreciative to the community that Twitch as cultivated over its nearly four years in existence. “It's almost unbelieva... More>>

Apple Recalls Some iPhone 5 Units Due to Battery Issues

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Popular smart device maker Apple announced today that some of their iPhone 5 units are being recalled due to complaints about “shorter battery life.”In a post on the company's website, Apple said that “a very small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices may “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”The affected devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and are limited to certain range of serial numbers.Apple is offering to replace the battery of... More>>

Petersburg Superintendent to Teachers and Community: "This is Our Time." Video included

City and state leaders met to discuss changes for Petersburg Schools this year. (Photo Courtesy:  Petersburg City Public Schools) City and state leaders met to discuss changes for Petersburg Schools this year. (Photo Courtesy: Petersburg City Public Schools)
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Today city and state leaders were on hand for Petersburg's annual Convocation, and change was the focus.  A.P. Hill Elementary and Peabody Middle have a lengthy history of SOL test score struggles, so the district is now taking them in a new direction. Year-round schooling began on August 4. More>>

Richmond Schools Launches Transportation Hotline

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In an effort to get parents and students ready to go back to classes next Tuesday, Richmond City Public Schools have launched a new hotline for parents with questions about transportation.Starting today through Friday, September 5, the transportation call center will be fielding questions from parents regarding bus schedules, times, locations, and other transportation-specific issues.The call center will be available between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by dialing one of the following available tel... More>>

Ashland Police Locate Missing Man

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The Ashland Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in helping locate 40 year old Jason James McGraw.
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Missing Prince William County Sisters Found Safe Video included

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The Prince William County Police is reaching out to the public, asking for help in locating two missing girls.
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Prosecution Grills Bob McDonnell in Cross Examination Monday Video included

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his wife eventually agreed to take medication and undergo mental health counseling amid concerns about her frequent outbursts toward him and her staff. More>>

Henrico County Schools Bus Riding Rules & Safety Tips

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Following these simple rules will help you stay safe on the bus. More>>

Richmond Public Schools Bus Route Information

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Richmond City Public School students will be making their way back to class on September 2 and in an effort to get ready, the school division has provided parents with a guide for them to use to determine what buses their child will be taking this year. More>>

Tips For A Healthy Back To School Transition

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As students prepare to head back to school and dive back into the books, studies, and extracurricular activities, area physicians from Patient First are offering their tips for making the transition back to the classroom a good and, most importantly, a healthy one. More>>

Richmond Public Schools Bus Safety Tips

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With students loading an unloading on buses, Richmond City Public Schools offered these tips for parents and students to keep in mind so they will stay safe getting on and off the bus in the city this school year. More>>

Richmond Schools Offering Free Meals to District Students

The CEP program will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students in Richmond Public Schools. (Photo: Associated Press) The CEP program will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students in Richmond Public Schools. (Photo: Associated Press)
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Richmond Public Schools announced this month that all RPS students will be offered an opportunity to select a breakfast and lunch meal every day, free of charge. More>>

Information About Henrico County High Schools

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Here you will find a comprehensive set of links to refer you to important information regarding your child's high school.
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Back to School Routine Key for Smooth Transition from Summer Video included

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To be sure to guarantee a smooth morning on the first day of school, families should have a back-to-school routine for going back-to-school. More>>

Henrico Elementary & Middle School Supply Lists

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Here you can find a list of all schools within the Henrico County School district. Each link will redirect to the school's website, where you can find school specific information. More>>

This Is What Northern California Looks Like After Earthquake Video included

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Residents of northern California woke up to cracked streets, homes on fire and crumbled buildings after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the area about 3:20 a.m. local time early Sunday morning. More>>

Napa Couple Still Has Each Other After Losing 'Everything' in Fire

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In the aftermath of the South Napa Earthquake that hit northern California this morning, one couple is trying to pick up the pieces after losing everything when their mobile home was destroyed today. More>>

Va. SOL Test Results Released; Students Make Gains in Math

Statewide, students improved their math SOL performance. (Photo courtesy: AP) Statewide, students improved their math SOL performance. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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Student achievement improved in statewide math Standards of Learning in 2013-2014. More>>

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  • Dogs Saved From Public Trash Compactor In Lunenburg County

    Dogs Saved From Public Trash Compactor In Lunenburg County

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    Courtesy: Lunenburg County Sheriff's DepartmentCourtesy: Lunenburg County Sheriff's Department
    The Lunenburg County Sheriff's Office is looking for leads about who dumped four dogs into a public trash compactor on oral oaks road august 1st.An animal control officer got them out in the nick of time, saving their lives.The four dogs have received medical care and are now available for adoption at the Southside SPCAAnyone with information can call Lunenburg County Sheriff's Department at 434-696-4452. Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of RichmondMore >>
    The Lunenburg County Sheriff's Office is looking for leads about who dumped four dogs into a public trash compactor on oral oaks road august 1st.An animal control officer got them out in the nick of time, saving their lives.The four dogs have received medical care and are now available for adoption at the Southside SPCAAnyone with information can call Lunenburg County Sheriff's Department at 434-696-4452. Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of RichmondMore >>
  • Chesterfield Police Investigating Armed Robbery & Attempted Robbery

    Chesterfield Police Investigating Armed Robbery & Attempted Robbery

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:22:22 GMT
    Chesterfield Police are trying to track down a man who robbed two county convenience stores Friday morning within an hour of each other.More >>
    Chesterfield Police are trying to track down a man who robbed two county convenience stores Friday morning within an hour of each other.More >>
  • Twitter Report Shows Increase In Government Requests For User Info

    Twitter Report Shows Increase In Government Requests For User Info

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:56:06 GMT
    Twitter HQ Front DeskTwitter HQ Front Desk
    Over 271 million users log on to Twitter on a monthly basis, accounting for the 500 million tweets that are delivered daily. As the volume of information increases, so has the number of requests for user information and data from various world governments.More >>
    Over 271 million users log on to Twitter on a monthly basis, accounting for the 500 million tweets that are delivered daily. As the volume of information increases, so has the number of requests for user information and data from various world governments.More >>
  • Richmond Police Seeking Public's Help In Robbery Investigation

    Richmond Police Seeking Public's Help In Robbery Investigation

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:39:12 GMT
    Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man being categorized as a person of interest in an armed robbery in the city's East End.On Sunday, July 27, a woman was walking along the 800 block of North 30th Street when she was approached by an unknown male who robbed her at gunpoint.As the investigation continued, detectives were able to identify a person of interest from surveillance footage and are asking those with information to contact Richmond Police Dep...More >>
    Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man being categorized as a person of interest in an armed robbery in the city's East End.On Sunday, July 27, a woman was walking along the 800 block of North 30th Street when she was approached by an unknown male who robbed her at gunpoint.As the investigation continued, detectives were able to identify a person of interest from surveillance footage and are asking those with information to contact Richmond Police Dep...More >>
  • Man Who Swiped Sugar Shack Tip Jar Arrested

    Man Who Swiped Sugar Shack Tip Jar Arrested

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:05:51 GMT
    Peter M. Vasquez III  | Richmond PolicePeter M. Vasquez III | Richmond Police
    Richmond Police has arrested the man who allegedly stole a tip jar from a popular doughnut shop earlier this week. Detectives said that 30-year-old Peter M. Vasquez has been charged with theft from a building, a misdemeanor, for taking the jar from Sugar Shack Donuts on North Lombardy Street Monday evening.More >>
    Richmond Police has arrested the man who allegedly stole a tip jar from a popular doughnut shop earlier this week. Detectives said that 30-year-old Peter M. Vasquez has been charged with theft from a building, a misdemeanor, for taking the jar from Sugar Shack Donuts on North Lombardy Street Monday evening.More >>
  • Several Henrico County Police Officers Receive Promotions In Ceremony

    Several Henrico County Police Officers Receive Promotions In Ceremony

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:34:00 GMT
    Several Henrico County Police Department men and women received promotions Wednesday night in front of friends, family, and fellow colleagues.Nine officers were promoted during a ceremony at the Henrico County Training Center on East Parham Road.More >>
    Several Henrico County Police Department men and women received promotions Wednesday night in front of friends, family, and fellow colleagues.Nine officers were promoted during a ceremony at the Henrico County Training Center on East Parham Road.
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