An armed man who fired shots during a barricade situation at a hotel on Midlothian Turnpike Sunday afternoon has been taken into custody. More>>
Charlottesville Police confirm that human remains were found Saturday afternoon in the search for Hannah Graham. On Sunday, police interviewed residents in the area while search crew combed the sides of Humana Road.
A community is in mourning, after a Mecklenburg County high school junior passed away after a football game Friday night. More>>
Friday night at about 10:50pm officers responded to the intersection of South Confederate Avenue and West Berry Street for a fight call. When police arrived on scene they found an adult white male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. The victim is identified as Jonathan M. Raikes 19 years old from Sandston, Virginia. A short time after arriving on scene, Officers took an adult male into custody that w... More>>
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented.The law was struck down by a federal judge last week, but a federal appeals court had put that ruling... More>>
Hannah Graham's parents stood side-by-side Friday with the parents of Morgan Harrington.The group marked the 5th anniversary of Morgan's disappearance on October 17th.The Virginia Tech student disappeared during a concert at Charlottesville's John Paul Jones arena.Morgan's body was found months later."I did not want there to be another next girl missing, another one gone," says Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother.Alexis Murphy's family was also at Friday's event on Copley Bridge near UVA's campus... More>>
Another search for missing second-year University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is slated for this coming Sunday.The "Hike For Hannah" will take place at the Walnut Creek Park and is limited to the first 200 volunteers that sign up on the website, which you can access here.There will be two start times for the hike, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The search will end by 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.The search was organized at the request of Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo and the Charlottesville ... More>>
The Richmond Ambulance Authority is taking extra precautions should they be called on to transport possible Ebola patients.RAA spent the afternoon taping up every corner and crevice inside one of their ambulances. This ambulance will sit like this and only be used should the first responders be called on to transport an Ebola or possible Ebola patient.Bryan McRay, RAA Infectious Control Officer tells us, "We have sealed it with plastic along the sides to keep the equipment clean. We're just t... More>>
A Chesterfield man contracted to work with the Powhatan High School band is behind bars, accused of taking indecent liberties with a child.23 year old Nicholas White, a Chesterfield County resident was arrested on Thursday, October 16, 2014. White was charged with one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child while maintaining a custodial or supervisory relationship and one misdemeanor count of willfully encourage or cause a child to become delinquent, in need of services, abused... More>>
Some water utility customers in Richmond may be without water for a while.According to Richmond Department of Public Works officials, they are working a water main break in the 5300 block of Kingsbury Road in the city.Crews are working to repair the break but it is unclear how many customers are impacted and how long it is going to take to get the break repaired and the water flowing again.This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for the very latest information.Copyright 2014 by Young Broa... More>>
When you are out walking along a city street, how often do you look up and take in everything around you? Probably not very often. It's why the Virginia Center for Architecture is working to change how you see your community. More>>
A Chesterfield County man was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a child while employed as a contractor at Powhatan County High School. More>>
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to increase the state's level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group that will help coordinate resources and personnel as concerns about Ebola rise."The Virginia Department of Health works every day to prevent the spread of infectious diseases of all kinds," said Governor McAuliffe. "The department's focus will be to keep the community informed, and ... More>>
Three Prince George County teenagers are facing charges after police say that they broke into a county building, stealing electronics and keys to a couple of cars on the campus.According to police, officers came upon two suspicious vehicles in the area of Scott Memorial Park around 4:45 a.m. on October 17. As the officers came on scene, one of the three teenagers fled on foot while the other two were detained in for further investigation.The two cars were later determined to be owned by Princ... More>>
MONTCLAIR, Calif. -- Despite being in a wheelchair, Melissa Andrade campaigned to be a part of her high school's homecoming court. Her ultimate dream was to be crowned homecoming queen.Thursday was homecoming night for Ontario High School. Andrade was the high school's first special needs student ever to be a member of the homecoming court."It's finally here and I'm just very excited," she said.Andrade has cerebral palsy. Her mom says it hasn't always been easy."She's gone through a lot and s... More>>
Richmond City Police are investigating a shooting in the city's Northside that left three people wounded.According to investigators, the shooting, which occurred just after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 3200 block of Carolina Avenue left three people wounded.Police said that the injuries sustained by the three victims are non-life threatening.They add that they have one person in custody and are questioning them. The incident remains under investigation. 8News Reporter Parker Slaybaugh is on... More>>
Police have identified the man who was shot and killed along East Broad Rock Road in Richmond's Southside early Thursday evening.When Richmond Police arrived to the 3600 block of East Broad Rock Road just after 7:50 p.m. last night, they found 24-year-old Tyfon Clark suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds.Clark was later transported to VCU Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.The investigation remains ongoing.Detectives ask anyone with information about this incident t... More>>
A bicyclist is recovering from injuries, after being hit by a car in Ashland Thursday afternoon. More>>
All northbound-traveling lanes of Route 288 in Chesterfield County just south of Midlothian are closed due to an accident.According to Chesterfield Police, fire and emergency services are on scene of a vehicle accident on the road near Lucks Lane. According to Virginia 511, all northbound lanes remain closed and traffic is being diverted to another roadway.Backups in the area stretch over a mile. Drivers are advised to use an alternate route during their evening commute.This is a developing s... More>>
Officials say a woman, who had recently traveled to Africa, began vomiting in a parking lot of the Pentagon's, after getting off of a bus to head to a high-level Marine Corps ceremony. More>>
Dylan Thomas thought he was coming down with some sort of "mystery illness." Instead, doctors found a live arachnid crawling through his body. More>>
Maureen's sentencing will take place sometime after February 16, 2015 - the originally scheduled date. Former governor Bob McDonnell is still scheduled to be sentenced January 6, 2015. More>>
President Obama said he is open to appointing what would essentially be an Ebola Czar to deal with the ongoing situation with the deadly disease in the U.S. More>>
Police have arrested the man who jumped off a bridge between into the Appomattox River after running from police in a pursuit on July 4. More>>
The festival will present culturally diverse films, while providing local, national, and international filmmakers a place for their work to be appreciated and discussed. More>>
A new study says the pain experienced during childbirth was not as bad as women remembered. More>>
Police say three people were in the vehicle when it crashed Thursday night around 11:45 p.m.
Rivers lacked sufficient oxygen to her brain for a prolonged period of time, which caused brain damage, the medical examiner said. Her heart had stopped after she was sedated with propofol. More>>
Virginia State Police are investigating what led to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred during a traffic stop on Interstate 64. More>>
Nina Pham, the first of two nurses to contract Ebola in the United States, joked with her physician before beginning her trip to the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Bethesda, Maryland. More>>
A Kurdish official says fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani. More>>
Each year, Morgan's parents bring flowers to the Copley Bridge in Charlottesville and they are expected to do the same today. More>>
Prosecutors are recommending Oscar Pistorius be sent to prison for at least 10 years. More>>
Now that "Ghostbusters 3" director Paul Feig has made it clear he's looking for three “hilarious women” for the new movie, the female stars are lining up for the parts. More>>
David Wilson, his girlfriend and his 10-year-old daughter ventured out on Sunday near Pismo Beach. When a giant wave hit Wilson, he lost his shoe but stumbled upon a glass bottle.
Clear start, sunshine through the weekend, rain chances return next week. More>>
Sources tell 8News Pinkney-Eppes shared more student information with the same vendor months ago and now the school board plans to ask the Attorney General to investigate. More>>
A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Richmond Thursday evening. More>>
Henrico County Richmond City Police are actively searching for a juvenile whose wanted by Richmond authorities for a outstanding domestic assault petition. More>>
You might be heading off to the pumpkin patch for a hayride this weekend, but how safe it is?A tragic accident in Maine is shedding light on safety concerns.What began as a haunted hayride in Maine this past weekend soon became a true ride of terror.A 17-year-old girl was killed and more than 20 others were injured when their hayride overturned.Sheriff Guy Desjardins in Androscoggin County, Maine described the accident,"He missed the curve and went into wood line, and it looks like the traile... More>>
In a recent interview with the UK's Telegraph, the lawyer and prolific author of books and Hollywood adaptations such as "The Firm," "The Pelican Brief" and "A Time to Kill" sparked outrage when he expressed his belief that some people who view child pornography online are receiving punishments that don't match the scale of the crime."We have prisons now filled with guys my age, 60-year-old white men, in prison, who've never harmed anybody (and) would never touch a child," Grisham said during... More>>
Ben and Rachel Lohnen weren't trying to evade police when they were speeding on the highway early Tuesday morning. Rather, they were trying to have a baby.Ben Lohnen was driving 30 mph over the speed limit early Tuesday morning as his wife Rachel was in labor. Behind him were the bright flashing lights of an Iowa police vehicle, hot on the couple's trail. Rachel, determined not to have her baby in the car, called 911 and reported the officer who was chasing them."I did not want him to stop . ... More>>
Early Thursday morning, Virginia State University police were called for a robbery in a parking lot near the university. Just minutes later, a student reported someone tried to rob them near Moore Hall, a residence hall on campus.Some students reacted after hearing about the reported incidents."Travel in packs, that's the smartest thing you [can] do. People don't try to jump people or rob people when it's three to four of you all," says Deonta Neal, a VSU student."I feel as though some people... More>>
“Our heart goes out to the people who are losing their jobs here.”Powhatan supervisor Carson Tucker says for some in the community, it's friends and family who are losing their jobs at the correctional center as a result of state budget cuts. Tucker says of the 264 people being laid off, 20-25% live in Powhatan County.“We're very concerned about the, it might be as many as 40 or 50, Powhatan residents who are without a job. We're going to do what we can to help them out,” said Tucker.Tucker s... More>>
One person has been transported to an area hospital after being involved in an accident in Henrico County.According to emergency crews on scene, a truck crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into another truck traveling in the opposite direction on Chamberlayne Avenue near Wilmer Avenue in the county.One person is being taken to the hospital and there is no word on their condition.Chamberlayne Avenue at Wilmer Avenue is shut down as crews work to clean up the area. There is no timetable f... More>>
8News is a proud sponsor of the 10th Annual History Makers Awards. Next week the Valentine Richmond History Center will honor five people for how they are making a difference in the community. One of the winners is Dorothy Gallimore who opened the Coal Pit Learning Center nearly forty years ago to serve children from low-income families.
An accident on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County has left one person dead and two others injured, Virginia State Police confirmed Thursday afternoon.According to investigators, the single-vehicle accident occurred on I-85 southbound at mile marker 52 in the county Thursday. Police said that one person has been killed but their identity remains unknown.Two other people were transported via Med-flight to VCU Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is not known.Currently, drivers are being ... More>>
Hayrides are a popular fall tradition, especially leading up to Halloween. But how safe are they? More>>
Police are searching for a man caught on video robbing a Broad Street convenience store on Monday night. The robber donned a wig and a strange mask. More>>
How well do you know Richmond?A new contest is looking to find out -- and reward you for your knowledge!@RVATweeters is a new Twitter account gaining some recognition in the river city. As a way for Richmonders to get to know the entrepreneurs of our community, the Twitter account says it will host trivia contests with prizes like gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses.The contest begins October 20 and here's how it works:The RVA Tweeters will release two clues a day, Monday ... More>>
A woman and two children are recovering after a car slammed into their apartment on Three Chopt Road, trapping them inside Sunday evening. More>>
The family of the victim in Monday's stabbing at Manchester High School tells us the 17-year-old is now recovering. More>>
The patient originally put in isolation at VCU Medical Center after visiting Liberia and developing a fever, has been released. More>>
What could possibly beat the feeling of jumping into a huge pile of fresh autumn leaves? Watching a happy dog do it. More>>
Police are searching for suspects involved in two robberies on Virginia State University's campus overnight. More>>
“Of these cuts that I have announced, of the 565, 90% will be coming from the Department of Corrections,” the governor said.
A Dallas nurse who treated an Ebola patient contacted federal health officials before boarding a passenger flight Monday due to a slightly elevated temperature, but was allowed to board the flight. More>>
“The patient was not showing any other symptoms while on board the plane – no vomiting or diarrhea. The only symptom Amber was showing was the fever,” CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said.
Local agencies are helping out in this effort to bring Hannah home, including about a dozen deputies from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office.
Virginia joined the drill after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral back in 2011 that rocked the East coast. More>>
Forecasters say Hurricane Gonzalo has strengthened overnight and is again a dangerous Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the small British island territory of Bermuda. More>>
Denver Police are showing parents how similar pot-laced Sour Patch Kids, gummy candies and gum drops can look like the real thing. More>>
Officially 1.12” of rain yesterday, lots of clouds with showers today, plenty of sunshine Friday through Sunday. More>>
A growing chorus of lawmakers is calling on President Obama to impose travel restrictions on passengers coming to the U.S. from West African countries stricken by Ebola. More>>
Fears that an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. were heightened today as health officials revealed that a second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola flew on a plane one day before being placed in isolation. More>>
Apple's year of revelations isn't over just yet.As if two new iPhones and a smart watch weren't enough, Apple has scheduled big announcement today at 10 a.m. PT.
U.S.-led airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Kobani, including 39 over the past two days, has killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters and has stiffened the city's Kurdish defenders. More>>
A group of parents are working to transform one of the lowest performing middle schools in the state.Wednesday night. dozens of parents, teachers, school, and community leaders gathered to discuss the future of Binford Middle School.“I think it could really come together," said Anne Danforth, a mother of three who lives near Binford Middle School. “It's just great that everybody's coming together and having this conversation.”Binford is in the heart of The Fan and is one of the lowest perform... More>>
(CNN) -- Actress Elizabeth Peña has died of natural causes after a brief illness, her manager told CNN. She was 55.Peña passed away Tuesday, Gina Rugolo said in a statement.Among her many roles, Peña is known for appearing as the mother of a character played by Sofia Vergara in the ABC sitcom "Modern Family."She's played on both the big and small screens during her more than three-decade career. She also tried her hand at directing, becoming only the fourth Latina member of the Director's Gui... More>>
The plane that transported Vinson was cleaned after her flight and then put back into service the next day, according to Frontier Airlines. The airline stressed that the flight was the last of the day and that the plane was cleaned "within CDC guidelines" after Vinson's flight.Frontier Airlines has not confirmed what other cities the plane was flown to besides Cleveland, where the plane was cleaned again on Tuesday.During today's new conference, Frieden said Vinson "should not have traveled o... More>>
HOUSTON -- A same-sex couple claims they were kicked out of a cab for kissing. When we reached out to Yellow Cab, it gave us a surprising response to the complaint.Travis Player and his partner, Andres Orozco, were dropped off Several blocks from their home in the Museum District recently."We thought he was joking until he actually pulled over," Player said.A cab ride home from F Bar took the fun out of Sunday Funday for them."We gave each other a kiss and he told us to get out of the car," P... More>>
After decades of acting in Hollywood, a husband and wife team moved to Central Virginia, and they have a goal to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.8News anchor Ava-joye Burnett spoke to Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell-Reid about how they're helping people reach their dreams.Tim Reid played the dad on the popular sitcom "Sister Sister" and Daphne Maxwell-Reid was Will Smith's aunt on the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air."They've been married for more than 30 years. When they decided to retire, Pet... More>>
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today hundreds of Virginia jobs will be lost and facilities will have to close.It's to make up a $2.4 million budget shortfall. The Governor says 565 state workers will be laid off.In addition, Governor McAuliffe said liquor prices will also go up around the Commonwealth.At Penny Lane Pub in Richmond, owner Terry O'Neill isn't worried increasing liquor prices will hurt his business.“The 'average joe' blow will moan and complain for a week and then he just gi... More>>
Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a news conference Wednesday that the state will lay off 566 of the 120,000 state workers. More>>
Video Source: Dallas City Hall / YouTubeNew video released by Dallas city officials shows the dog belonging to the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola under observation at a decommissioned naval air base owned by the city.Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, became the first person to contract Ebola in the United States. She was part of the medical team that cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who was diagnosed with Ebola after traveling to the U.S. from Liberi... More>>
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk man faces charges stemming from the robbery and shooting of a Norfolk State University student.Norfolk police said Wednesday that detectives arrested 19-year-old Brian M. Winston without incident on Monday evening.Police say in a news release that Winston is charged with malicious wounding, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. He also faces weapons charges.Police say two men approach the student and another Norfolk State student while they were sitting in a ... More>>
Stocks are plunging as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 440 points, or 2.7 percent, to 15,873 as of 1:25 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday.The Standard Poor's 500 fell 53 points, or 2.9 percent, to 1,823. The Nasdaq composite fell 104 points, or 2.5 percent, to 4,122.The Dow is on pace for its worst drop since August 2011. There wasn't an obvious trigger. Ebola and Europe's ... More>>
Prince William County Police is asking for the public's help in finding the man who raped a 17-year-old girl as she walked home late one evening. According to police, the 17-year-old female juvenile was walking home in the area of Powell's Creek Blvd. and Patrick Henry Drive in Woodbridge, Virginia on October 11 around 11:30 p.m. when she was approached by a stranger. During the encounter, the man forced the girl into a wooded area nearby where he raped her. The victim later reported the incide. More>>
As part of the 'Brakes for Breasts' fundraiser, Tuffy Auto Service is offering their customers free brake pads and donating 10% of every brake service directly to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. More>>
A baby girl found in a dumpster is now in the care of a temporary foster family, but many people have offered to give her a permanent home, including the couple who rushed to her rescue. More>>
Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. More>>
"Look at Virginia on a map. How is it not an established food paradise? ...And yet, the occasional ham excepted, it has never gotten its proper due." More>>
A Libyan militant already behind bars was indicted Tuesday on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. More>>
The fate of Colonial Downs horse track is expected to be decided at the Virginia Racing Commission meeting today.
An Oklahoma man doesn't think he'll remove a mock-bloody gravestone for President Obama from his Halloween lawn exhibit despite an offended neighbor and online anger. More>>
Rain and thunder today – amounts of ½” to 1” possible, clouds with some sunshine for Thursday, nice weather Friday into weekend. More>>
Chesterfield Intake Officer Ronald Burroughs told a judge that a student approached a fellow student from behind before stabbing him multiple times in front of a classroom full of students. More>>
U.S. warplanes have ramped up the number of airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the besieged city of Kobani, launching 21 airstrikes since Monday. More>>
We're still awaiting test results to confirm from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which could come as soon as today. More>>
Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease, issued an upbeat statement today saying that she is "doing well." More>>
Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. More>>
Federal prosecutors are opposing a request from former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, for a new trial on public corruption charges. More>>
According to police, 23-year-old David Jospeh Cook II, also known as "DJ," is wanted for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. More>>
The nation's top health official said today he regrets not sending a larger team of experts to Texas when the first case of Ebola was diagnosed. More>>
The “Teal Pumpkin Project” is encouraging people to provide non-food treats for kids with food allergies trick-or-treating on Halloween.The Gatewood family in Henrico is taking part. Tuesday evening, David, Stephanie and their two kids—Claire and Alex—started painting their pumpkins teal."It tells food allergy kids, 'Hey --come trick or treat here!" said Stephanie Gatewood.The “Teal Pumpkin Project” was created by the Food Allergy Research Education group for created for kids with food aller... More>>
Folks in a South Richmond neighborhood are demanding something be done about speeders on their streets.Several pets have been killed and many worry a child may be next.We're talking about the neighborhood directly behind the McGuire VA Medical Center.On many roads, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour but drivers trying to get from Broad Rock to Hopkins aren't slowing down.“I just hope the city does something about it before something horrible happens,” said Danny Black, a concerned neighbor.... More>>
A preliminary hearing for the teacher accused of having a sexual encounter with a Highland Springs High School has been scheduled.According to court officials, 31-year-old Tessa Hairston will have a preliminary hearing on charges of taking indecent liberties with a person under the age of 18 while in a supervisory role on November 24.In addition, Hairston has been released on bond.Police say that Hairston, a ten-year veteran teacher of Henrico County Public Schools, had a sexual encounter wit... More>>
Chris Brown recently contracted a huge wave of social media hate after his latest Ebola tweet.The controversial musician made headlines on Monday morning after publishing the following from his Twitter account regarding the current Ebola outbreak.Shortly after publishing the tweet, Brown received a massive response on his tweet. Social media proved to be divisive on Brown's tweet. Many were in support of Brown's Ebola theory, while others just wrote it off as nonsense.Chris Brown is a Grammy ... More>>
Questions are being raised about security at Manchester High School after a student was stabbed Monday.A 17-year old student is charged with aggravated malicious wounding for stabbing another 17-year old inside the school's band room.The victim, a senior, was hospitalized with serious injuries, but is expected to be recover. There's still no word on a possible motive for the attack.One question many parents had on their mind after hearing a student had been stabbed at the school:“How could an... More>>
As Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones proposed a $2 million maintenance fund for Richmond Public Schools, parents and school leaders are reacting.The Richmond School Board says they have about 35 million dollars of immediate repairs needed mostly in HVAC and roof issues.School board member Kristen Larson says while the money is a step in the right direction, more is needed.“We need to make sure that the schools we do have open have heating, air conditioning and roofs that don't have holes in them,” ... More>>
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe formally presented the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which the governor says highlights a commitment to a true "all of the above" energy strategy that will promote the use and development of of all available resources.McAuliffe unveiled the plan during an event that was co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.According to the governor, the plan will work in several different ways, including the strategic gr... More>>
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but there is a part of the campaign that often is not discussed publicly. Pete Sherer hopes to change that. "Men can get breast cancer," he says from the Hawthorne Resource Center at HCA Virginia's Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, where he has been a volunteer for twelve years. Sherer knows all too well because seventeen years ago at age 62, it was him.
Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked. More than 2,700 people have called poison control this year to report an exposure to liquid nicotine, over half of those cases in children younger than 6, according to national statistics. The number shows a sharp rise from only a few hundred total cases just three years ago.
Ben Pierce is a soft-spoken little boy who has binders filled with postcards from all over the world. At 9 years old, Ben is already a seasoned traveler. He's been to Alaska to see the Northern Lights and is planning a trip to the Grand Canyon. Ben is trying to see as much of the world as he can while he still can because he was born with a condition that is causing him to lose his vision.Ben was born four months premature and at just two months old he was diagnosed with retinopathy of premat... More>>
A Fredericksburg woman reports that an acquaintance of one of her neighbors forced his way into her apartment and fondled her. On October 12, Fredericksburg Police say a 22-year-old woman received a knock on her apartment door after midnight in the 200 block of Kings Mill Court. When she answered, the neighbor asked if he could take her dog out for a walk, which she allowed. Once both the neighbor and dog were outside the woman's apartment, the neighbor's acquaintance forced his way...
The Richmond City Health District says that the patient in question at VCU Medical Center who had recently traveled to West Africa does not have the Ebola virus. More>>
Police at Richmond International Airport cited a Chesterfield man who brought a loaded gun past a security checkpoint. More>>
Police say that a suspect wearing a "Halloween mask" came into the Circle K on West Broad Street and displayed a gun. More>>
It's like a scene from a horror film. Residents of a California city are being terrorized by people dressed as clowns, some reportedly wielding machetes or baseball bats, police said. More>>
This weekend, parents and staff from Ephesus Day Care Center are hosting a big Family Festival to fundraise. More>>
Dozens of students are expected to meet at the flagpole on campus to honor the 17-year-old victim, who is still recovering this morning. More>>
While the professional street performer outdid himself in a break dance to Jackson's '83 hit "Beat It," Elder Garcia gave the street artist a run for his money as he busted some impressive moves.
Virginia Department of Health officials said that they are looking into if a patient who had recently traveled to Africa should be evaluated for possible Ebola exposure. More>>
31-year-old Tessa Hairston is charged with indecent liberties with a person under 18 while in a supervisory role.
Danville Police said that one-year-old Tayshaun Gregory Glenn Jackson of Danville died after being hit by the school bus just before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. More>>
Chris Brown recently attracted a wave of social media hate after his latest tweet regarding Ebola. More>>
A city business owner fought Richmond City Council for more than a year for his right to play live music and Monday night, he finally got an answer.
Oscar Pistorius returned to a South Africa courtroom today, with his freedom – and his future – hanging in the balance. More>>
Witnesses reported that they saw a weapon being displayed but no firearm was ever discharged and the suspects left the scene before police arrived.
A chemical derived from broccoli sprout could help treat symptoms of autism, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins and Harvard hospitals. More>>
A Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus. More>>
A storm system punched its way across a large part of the South early Tuesday as high winds and isolated tornadoes damaged homes, downed trees and left scattered power outages around several states. More>>
Powerful weather system heading our way, rain and thunder developing late tonight through Wednesday, possibly an inch or more of rain in many areas. More>>
A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospital said Tuesday. More>>
The Dallas nurse who was infected with Ebola has been identified as Nina Pham. Pham tested positive for the disease this weekend, making her the first person to contract Ebola within the U.S. More>>
Chesterfield County Police have charged a 17-year-old male in relation to an assault that occurred at Manchester High School Morning.Just after 9:45 a.m. Monday, police were called to the high school for a reported assault with a knife. The department's investigation indicated that a 17-year-old male who remains unidentified due to his age, stabbed another 17-year-old male student.Police say that the two knew each other.The victim, who also remains unidentified, was transported to VCU Medical... More>>
As much as Amie says she wishes she could have shared pictures and souvenirs, she unfortunately wasn't able to go due to a mix up with her travel VISA. More>>
As soon as you walk in any Patient First Medical Center, you will notice new signs and screens--alerting patients about Ebola.Dr. Scott Greenfield, the medical director at the Patient First in Midlothian, says they follow protocols put out by the CDC. That includes asking a very most important question:“If they've had any travel to Africa within the last 2 to 21 days, they're supposed to let the receptionist know immediately. And they alert the other staff, typically a nurse here,” said Dr. G... More>>
Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham's parents released a statement Monday pleading for their daughter's safe return.Saturday marked a month since Hannah disappeared. The 18-year-old was last seen on the night of September 13.Over the weekend, crews were back out in Albemarle County, combing the area. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says it's nearly completed its goal of covering the 8-mile radius around where Hannah was last seen. Hannah's parents released the... More>>
Ahead of the holiday shopping and shipping season, UPS is getting set to hire 1,400 workers in the Richmond area.The openings are a combination of seasonal and permanent jobs, including part-time package loaders and supervisors, full- and part-time delivery and tractor-trailer drivers, and driver-helpers.According to the shipping giant, pay for part-time handlers and driver-helpers positions start at $10-$22 an hour, and permanent part-time employees get health benefits and 401(k).UPS is hiri... More>>
Oscar-winner Lupita N'yong'o weighed in on the Shockoe Bottom debate over the weekend, once again using her Instagram account to draw attention to the historic Richmond landmark. More>>
Henrico County Police were able to shut down a shoplifting scheme that led to the arrest of three people on a variety of charges, including identity fraud and possession of heroin.According to police, 32-year-old Crystal Dawn Brumfield, 35-year-old Tonya Ann King, and her brother-in-law, -39-year-old William Andrew King, Jr. are accused of shoplifting from the Kroger grocery store in the 4800 block of South Laburum Avenue and then returning the items at the store for gift cards.“Brumsfield wa... More>>
Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones announced plans for a reserve $2 million fund designated for maintenance needs at Richmond Public Schools on Monday. More>>
US Airways has apologized after one of its flight attendants refused to hang a soldier's uniform in the plane's coat closet because he was not seated in first class. More>>
Maureen McDonnell, who was convicted last month of nine corruption charges, has asked a federal judge to delay her sentencing until mid-February. More>>
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A teacher at Highland Springs High was arrested and charged for a sexual relationship with a juvenile. More>>
Last Wednesday a double bombing in front of the Akrama al-Makhzomi elementary school in the city of Homs claimed the lives of numerous students and wounded scores of others. More>>
A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people. More>>
An elderly woman with dementia hasn't been seen for more than 24 hours. Police are asking everyone in and around the Petersburg area to be on the look-out for 83-year-old Emma Gilliam.
Ridgefield Parkway is closed from the intersection of Gayton Road to the intersection of Poplar Forest Drive.
One person was been shot on Norfolk State University's campus Monday morning, 8News affiliate WVEC reports.
Police say the call for shots fired came in around 5:10 p.m. at the Hunters Ridge Apartments in the 2400 block of Gayton Road. More>>
Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood not far from the suburb where violence erupted this summer after the shooting of Mike Brown. More>>
Here's a list of places that are closed today for Columbus Day. More>>
The protocol breach at a Texas hospital being blamed for a health care worker being infected with Ebola, the first person to contract the disease in the United States, is raising concerns. More>>
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Police continue to search for the suspect who shot a 17-year-old over the weekend. Officers got a call just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Creighton Road. The teen is still recovering from his injuries this morning. There are still no details about the suspect.Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond. More>>
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has launched a rocket for the Department of Defense from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia. The space agency says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 12:27 a.m. Sunday. More>>
DALLAS (AP) -- A Texas health care worker who was in full protective gear when they provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.Dr. Daniel Varga, of the Texas Health Resources, said during a news conference Sunday that the worker wore a gown, gloves, mask ... More>>
The ManUp Fall Harvest Festival at Dorsey Park in Henrico was filled with games, food and music Saturday. But behind all the fun, is a very serious message aimed at fathers.“Whether they're uncles, cousins, grandfathers, we are about inspiring men to just be present. To be active,” said Larry Willis, the marketing coordinator for ManUp, the group that put on the festival.The event kicks off the Henrico Fatherhood Initiative created by Henrico County Public Schools and ManUp.“What we're saying... More>>
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is sending notice to local social services divisions that married gay couples can now adopt children. McAuliffe's office announced Friday that it was formally recognizing that same-sex couples can legally adopt. The U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in Virginia Monday, prompting several gay couples to get married around the state. McAuliffe said he hopes the legalization of gay marriage will lead to more children finding l... More>>
The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded early Saturday morning at 1:51 a.m. to 518 Colony Oak Lane for the report of a structure fire. Fire crews arrived to find heavy fire showing from the front and side of the attached garage. The fire had already spread to a vehicle in the driveway and the vehicle was fully involved with fire. Firefighters confirmed that the residents were safely outside and began extinguishing the fire. It took crews approximate... More>>
Henrico Police announced Friday evening that an arrest has been made in the Wednesday sexual assault of a woman inside a model home and robbery of another woman.Police said that 27-year-old Arnold Raphael Eason was placed under arrest, facing charges of burglary, robbery, abduction and carjacking as a result of the second incident where Eason allegedly forced his way into a home and stole the victim's purse and keys.On Wednesday, an woman was sexually assaulted in the 2400 block of Woodman ... More>>
A Richmond family is finally getting some answers after their 78-year-old father was violently murdered at home nearly 30 years ago.On September 20, 1992, Meador Purdue was found dead inside his south Richmond home. Purdue was taking care of his wife, who had just had a stroke and was bedridden.“Mr, Purdue was a hard working man,” said Richmond Police Det. M.A. Williams. “He raised two wonderful children and didn't bother nobody.”Purdue and his wife were both asleep when a man broke a utility... More>>
A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007 and soon afterward started seeing brown recluse spiders everywhere, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . Once when showering, Susan Trost dodged a spider as it fell from the ceiling and washed down the drain.She told St. Lo... More>>
Magician Rob Anderson was inspired when he heard about a homeless veteran, Alan, who loves to make people happy.By the end of the gutsy trick Anderson pulled, though, Alan was the one who was smiling.Anderson, a well-known Las Vegas magician who has performed for CEOs, also posts inspiring videos like this one to his YouTube channel.As the video gained popularity, Anderson wrote a clarification: "For those who are concerned, I stuck around and picked all the money up with him after the camera... More>>
After all the excitement from the announcement of Stone Brewing Company coming to Richmond, what could this massive project cost the tax payer?Richmond beat out nearly 200 other cities to get Stone Brewing here, but the city had to put out some cash to make it happen.According the Mayor's press secretary, Tammy Hawley, the city will spend about $2 million in economic grants. Those will eventually be paid by new taxes collected by the project.The city will also issue more than $30 million in d... More>>
Faculty and staff of Virginia State University will honor late Richmond radio legend Mitch Malone with a concert later this month. More>>
The suspect in two double shootings that left two Richmonders dead and two others wounded has been apprehended in North Carolina, Richmond Police Department officials confirmed Friday afternoon.28-year-old Mark "Clean Up" Skeete, was identified by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force after he was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday for weapons charges. He is currently being held there and is awaiting extradition. Skeete was indicted last Wednesday on two charges of murder and tw... More>>
A 12-year-old girl from Arizona is on a mission to get a major brand to realize that girls like sports, too. More>>
Every year, the folk festival promises a lot of fun, but since this year marks the 10th anniversary, organizers are going the extra mile. More>>
A woman who spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of a homeless man was exonerated Friday by a Los Angeles County judge. More>>
Everyone has their favorite line from the movie "Karate Kid," in which Daniel LaRusso fights back against bad boy and bully Johnny Lawrence to win the All-Valley Karate Tournament. More>>
A giant database of intercepted Snapchat photos and videos has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years. Users of internet forum 4chan are referring to the hack as "The Snappening."
Investigators say a 19-year-old man driving a sedan going around a bend on Beach Road somehow drifted into the oncoming traffic lane and turned sideways. More>>
Henrico County Police investigators are looking for the man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon and later stole a car. More>>
A man was for the assaults and robbery Monday night on Hanover Avenue. More>>
Richmond Police are asking for the public's help to identify two men who broke into a convenience store last month. More>>
Officers responded to 5500 Block of Cedar Croft Street at in reference to a larceny call for service Saturday. A 79 year old victim stated that a white male knocked on her door around 12 noon, Saturday and claimed to have known her deceased husband and was allowed in the home by the victim. Shortly after that another male entered the home with a large piece of linoleum flooring. Both suspects held it up, while one of the white male's tried to sell it to the victim. They positioned themselves ... More>>
Richmond Police detectives are in the early stages of a double homicide and shooting investigation on the city's Southside Sunday morning. At approximately 2:27 a.m. Sunday, officers received a call for a person shot in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard. They arrived on scene within minutes and found three people who had been shot.Two males died at the scene and a female was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Detectives believe the shootings stemmed from an argument... More>>
Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning at 4:15 A.M. The crash occurred at I- 295 northbound at the 38 mile marker (Pole Green Road) in Hanover County.A 1999 Cadillac was traveling north on I-295 when it ran off the road to the right and stuck an overhead sign support, causing the vehicle to catch fire. The driver of the 1999 Cadillac, Derrick L. Hall, 35, of Mechanicsville, was transported to MCV hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing... More>>
ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest.Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday.Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought the record after veterinarians and the cow's foot trimmer constantly noted the 2,000-pound animal's large size, Hanson said. At the end of May, family and friends began documenting... More>>
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less than 2 percent. That translates to a raise of about $20 a month for the typical Social Security beneficiary.The government is scheduled to announce the COLA on Wednesday, when it releases the latest measure of c... More>>