A preliminary Ebola test has come back positive for a doctor who recently traveled from West Africa and is currently being isolated at a New York City Hospital, according to an official briefed on the case.The doctor, who has been identified as Dr. Craig Allen Spencer by New York government sources, was placed in an isolation unit today at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after reporting Ebola-like symptoms. He had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms when he was transferred to Bellevue, accor... More>>
FREDERICK, Md. (WJLA) -- Frederick police confirm a mid-air collision occurred Thursday afternoon between a helicopter and plane. Continue readingThe crash happened close to the runway at the Frederick airport near Patrick and Monocacy streets.At least two people were injured in the incident.A photo taken by the Frederick News Post shows firefighters with a parachute apparently used by someone in one of the two aircraft that collided.Copyright 2014 by ABC News More>>
The suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance is headed to Fairfax County. A Fairfax County judge issued a bench warrant Thursday to have Jesse Matthew transferred to Northern Virginia where he's facing several charges stemming from a 2005 sexual assault.Matthew is facing charges in Charlottesville, accused of abducting UVa student Hannah Graham. He could be facing more serious charges if remains found in Albemarle County prove to be Graham's,"There's not hard and fastened rule to which case s... More>>
Flu season just started, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, Virginia is already seeing an increase in flu activity.Two weeks ago, Virginia reported just "sporadic" flu activity, but just one week later the surveillance report changed to “local”. This means more people are reporting that they've gotten the flu."Thousands of people die every year from flu associated deaths in the United States, so it's not something to fool around with, especially when we have something that can ... More>>
Here are a pair of costumes almost guaranteed to not win you parent of the year. Costume retailer brandsonsale, which sells just about any costume every imagined (for better or worse), is hoping you'll dress your extremely underage baby as either a cigarette or a marijuana leaf this Halloween."No worry of cancer with this cigarette costume. Who knew tobacco could look this cute?" reads brandsonsale's product description of the baby cigarette.The retailer, however, is not completely oblivious ... More>>
A scary situation for employees of a Henrico County business Tuesday evening as a trio of masked men walked in armed with hanguns while demanding money.According to police, three men walked into a business in the 10000 block of Staples Mill Road in Henrico. During the incident, the men wore masks and displayed firearms.While one man stole money from the cash register, the two remaining suspects held the employees at gunpoint. After getting an undisclosed amount of money, the three suspects fl... More>>
One-year-old Joseph Allen was injured in the blaze and was in pediatric intensive care until he later died from his injuries.
As the FBI begins performing DNA testing on the car driven by Alexis Murphy to see if there is any possible connection between Murphy and the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham Jesse Matthew, the defense team of Randy Taylor is asking that additional analysis be done.Taylor, who is currently serving time in prison in connection with the disappearance of Murphy, and his lawyer asked that Murphy's social networking account be reviewed to see if there we... More>>
As a student body and community mourns the loss of one of their own, Mecklenburg County Public Schools has released what caused the death of junior football player Jamond Salley.According to the school division, Salley, a football player at Mecklenburg County's Park View High School, died from "blunt force trauma to the head," from an injury he sustained during a game last Friday evening.He went to the sidelines and as he was being treated, became unconscious, and started having seizures. He ... More>>
A judge has issued a bench warrant for Jesse Matthew to be transported to Fairfax. Matthew is charged with abduction with the intent to defile in the case of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, as well as attempted capital murder and sexual penetration with an object. More>>
Parents of high schoolers at a Wise County, Virginia high school are outraged over a video filed at a pep rally.
On October 8, three men entered a hotel room at the Richmond Inn, displayed a handgun, struck a male victim in the head and then robbed him of his cash and the keys to his car before taking off. More>>
Federal official say a previous count of the number of vehicles that could be loaded with defective airbags came up short by more than three million. More>>
A gunman fatally shot a Canadian soldier in an attack near the Parliament in what the prime minster called a "terrorist" act. More>>
Police scooped a bear cub into a shopping basket Sunday at the Rite-Aid store while shoppers took video on their smartphones.
Rodriquez Purnell remains on the loose after he was accidentally allowed to walk free from Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center on Friday.
North Korea is closing its borders to all foreign tourists due to fears of the Ebola virus, according to tour agencies who were informed today by their representatives in Pyongyan. More>>
A man has left a lasting legacy for his family that will continue long after his recent death in the form of dozens of letter to his wife, their Longview, Texas community and his 1-year-old daughter. More>>
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. More>>
An alleged fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman says. More>>
Beginning Wednesday, the FBI will be DNA testing the car Alexis Murphy was driving when she disappeared, to determine whether Jesse Matthew was in car.Missing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy disappeared in 2013 More>>
For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible. More>>
A British man pleaded guilty this week to stealing 40,000 pounds from an elderly neighbor and pretending to be in a coma for two years to avoid charges, authorities said. More>>
A two-year-old girl had a joy ride yesterday behind the wheel of an SUV when it rolled across four lanes of traffic and struck a business on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County Wednesday afternoon. More>>
The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. More>>
Windy with sunshine today, partial solar eclipse viewing, long stretch of sunshine lasts to next week. More>>
Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers is being hailed a hero for shooting the gunman who ambushed the Parliament building in Ottawa. More>>
Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she treated an Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. More>>
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence.This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. The fallout from that September incident and other Secret Service breaches in security for the president led Julia Person to step down as director of the agency.Video of the incident Wednesday night taken by TV news cameras shows a man i... More>>
They're meant to protect you but could some of Virginia's guardrails be dangerous to drivers in the state?Guardrails are suppose to peel away on impact, but across the country, guardrails are piercing cars, causing horrific accidents.Jay Traylor who crashed into a guardrail in North Carolina while traveling down the interstate lost his legs.“It essentially was a spear that came through my car,” said crash victim Rebecca Dryer.Dryer lost her foot in a similar accident. Some experts are blaming... More>>
Many people wear pink during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness.We see football players wear pink cleats, mailmen wear pink ribbons, but one local woman is doing some cleaning to help support the cause.Patricia Robinson is from New Kent County. In 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After nine months of chemo, Robinson was cancer free. She decided to dedicate her free time to volunteer with the American Cancer Society."I want a cure for cancer. I don't want for an... More>>
VCU Medical Center is reaching out to the community for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year in a row, it is offering free screenings to qualified patients in November.
VCU Medical Center is reaching out to the community for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year in a row, it is offering free screenings to qualified patients in November.
A suspect opened fire at a Canadian war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa today, injuring at least one person and prompting local police to warn citizens to “stay away." More>>
The school district bought more than 300 tablets and they'll be handing them out this morning. More>>
All people returning to the United States from Ebola-affected countries will undergo 21-day monitoring, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. More>>
The ribbon cutting marks the end of a $2.6 million shelter renovation three years in the making. More>>
A December hearing date has been set for the lawsuit former Richmond City executive Sharon Judkins is bringing against the City Auditor.
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts was charged on Tuesday with lewd conduct.
Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer. More>>
A frightening situation for a disabled veteran in Petersburg, as men force their way into his home, assault him, and then steal from him. More>>
Firefighters had a close call early this morning after a fire made structures in a home collapse while inside. More>>
The actress looked so different from her "Jerry Maguire" and "Bridget Jones's Diary" days that some questioned whether it was really the same person. More>>
American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. More>>
Police are searching for three suspects who robbed the New York Asian Café at 13555 Midlothian Turnpike at about 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday. More>>
President Obama's unpaid bills have gone missing. During a rare trip home to Chicago, Obama on Monday lamented the life he left behind. More>>
With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana. More>>
The FBI tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany while they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official says. More>>
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter raised more than $340,000 at its annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 18th in Innsbrook. More>>
A passenger who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Brussels on United flight 998 Tuesday was being evaluated for possible symptoms of Ebola, according to the CDC. More>>
Periods of rain today, breezy cool, clearing late tonight, partial solar eclipse tomorrow night. More>>
A disappointing Tuesday night for a Chesterfield family as the County Planning Commission rejects a plea to keep a pig at their home. More>>
Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment center on Oct. 6. More>>
In the aftermath of all violent weekend that saw four homicides, Richmond Police are unveiling a new way to keep your family safe: a cutting edge social network called "NextDoor."NextDoor allows neighbors to easily communicate with each other and Richmond Police Chief Ray Tarasovic says police presence on the network can help prevent and solve crime."Next door is truly a next door for us. It's another opening. Another entry into the lives of people that we wish to become part of," Tarasovic s... More>>
WASHINGTON (AP) - The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93.The Washington Post reports that Bradlee died at his home Tuesday of natural causes.As managing editor first and later as executive editor, the raspy-voiced Bradlee engineered the transformation of the Post from a sleepy hometown paper into a great national one. He brought in a cast of talented journalists and set editorial standards that br... More>>
In the next few weeks, thousands of additional cars will be rolling through some neighborhoods in Chester, Va. However, residents are very concerned about the change.The Amazon distribution center off Meadowville Technology Parkway will be hiring thousands of extra workers for the holiday rush. Police say that could be an additional 6,000 cars in that area every day."Last year, the traffic was heavy," says Issac Johnson, a resident in the area. "They were lined up, cars, were lined up from th... More>>
A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.Greensboro-based Contract Packaging Resources Inc. says it mistakenly placed bottles of ibuprofen inside boxes sold at Dollar Tree stores nationwide as Assured brand naproxen sodium tablets.Some consumers buy naproxen sodium pain relievers because of allergies to ibuprofen. The packaging company says... More>>
If your commute takes you through Hanover County along Interstate 95 this evening, VDOT advises you to consider an alternate route after an accident caused damage to the roadway on I-95 northbound.According to officials, a tractor-trailer caught fire, causing heavy damage to the northbound right and center lanes on I-95 north near the Lewistown Road interchange. Both of those lanes remain closed and are expected to be closed through the evening commute. The crash scene has now transitioned to... More>>
Black Friday has morphed into Black Thursday, and a lot of shoppers aren't happy.
Police are searching for several male suspects who broke into a home and stole a car early Tuesday morning. More>>
Police have identified the man killed in a shooting early Monday morning. More>>
Teresa Romero Ramos, a Spanish nurse's aide who had contracted Ebola after caring for a patient with the deadly disease, is now free of the virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee said Sunday. More>>
One man suffered serious injuries after being shot in the neck and robbed of credit cards and his phone. More>>
A family was forced out of their home Monday after their house went up in flames. More>>
A tractor trailer accident is creating major backups on Interstate 95 North at Lewistown Road. All lanes on I-95 were closed this morning at mile marker 89.
Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its 'Do Us A Flavor' contest, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.
If any die-hard fan deserves to see the Kansas City Royals playing in the World Series in person, this is that guy. More>>
Police say they got the call for a shooting just after 1:00 a.m. on North 22nd Street near Cedar Street.
?Ebola continues to dominate the news, leaving many Americans on edge. But here are a few Ebola facts to calm your nerves. More>>
Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital today hailed as "heroes" their two colleagues who contracted Ebola caring for Thomas Eric Duncan. More>>
Local artist Lisa Winn is ready to light up the stage for a live concert as she promotes her new CD entitled “The Light” on October 25th. More>>
If you think you've had a bad experience with a date you met online, this California man probably has you beat. More>>
Sun and clouds today, isolated evening showers, coastal system on the way.
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced today.
A group of Richmond teenagers are fighting for their principal who was removed after being criminally charged.In September, Jafar Barakat was charged with assault and battery of a family member.He was immediately re-assigned to other duties in Richmond Public School but Monday night a group of students, parents, and teachers presented a petition to the Richmond School Board asking for Barakat's return."I pray to myself that they just hear us out, understand what we say, and bring him back," s... More>>
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, a family member told ABC News. He was 82.De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid. It was there he developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga, who became his mentor, and then, landed a job with Lanvin in Paris.He made his name in the ear... More>>
Henrico County Police is on the scene of a gas leak in the county near Brook Road and Lakeside Avenue.According to police, Richmond utility crews are on scene to turn off the gas line. While the crews work, the area of Lakeside Avenue and Brook Road are experiencing some road closures.Police said that there have been no evacuations. It is unclear how many customers are being impacted by this leak.This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for the very latest information.Copyright 2014 by You... More>>
Police are investigating, after a person was shot and killed on Warwick Drive Sunday evening. Authorities have named it a homicide investigation. More>>
An officer involved shooting in the City of Hopewell is currently under investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations Richmond Field Office Police shooting Investigative Team.
A community is mourning the death of a high school football player who died while playing the game he loved on Friday.“It's hitting everyone so hard because it was so sudden and it was such a terrible accident, and it was really unexpected,” said former classmate Gabrielle Whitlow.Jamond Salley, a junior at Park View High School in Mecklenburg County, was playing against Brunswick Senior High School when he got hurt around 8pm Friday night. He went to the sidelines and as he was being treated... More>>
A violent weekend in the River City leaves 4 dead, bringing this year's total homicide count to 37.That's as many as Richmond had in all of 2013.24-year old Darius Artis was killed in a residence on Warwick Village Drive Sunday night. Elijah D. Gee, 24 and Antonio M. Sherman, 18, were killed in a shooting at Somerset Glen Apartments. Sherman was a star high school athlete from Lynchburg.24-year old Tyfon Clark was killed on in an incident near East Broad Rock Rd on Thursday night.Richmond Pol... More>>
Ryan Zimmerman is sending his 6-year-old cancer-stricken neighbor to the World Series through the help of social media.?Zimmerman's neighbor Noah is a die hard Royals fan who wants nothing more to see his favorite team play against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. Zimmerman started messaging at notable people on Twitter, hoping to catch the attention of a wealthy samaritan and to get Noah's cause trending.Zimmerman started a GoFundMe page where people could donate to Noah's cause... More>>
A driver who may be connected to the hit and run accident in which a bicyclist was injured last week. More>>
Drivers heading northwest on Lauderdale Drive are being rerouted to the southeast-bound lanes between Lochwood and Cambridge while crews complete repairs. Crews expect to reopen the road by 9:00 p.m. More>>
An arrest has been made in a daytime shooting in Northside Richmond last Friday.According to Richmond Police, 23-year-old Michael J. Johnson has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection to a shooting that occurred in the 3200 block of Carolina Avenue that left three people wounded.None of the injuries sustained were considered life-threatening. The incident remains under investigation.Stay with 8News for more information on this story.Copyright 2014 by Youn... More>>
The driver of the car that crashed into a Henrico County apartment, killing a six-year-old boy and injuring the boy's mother and brother, has been charged, according to police.2 More>>
DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.The warning issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers vehicles from multiple manufacturers that date to 2002.Inflators can rupture in air bags made by Takata Corp., causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are inflated in crashes. So far, automakers have recalled about 12 million vehicl... More>>
In her third social media post referencing Richmond's historic Shockoe Bottom, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o wrote a letter directly to Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, asking for him to support the "Save Shockoe" preservation effort. More>>
Ear specialist and surgeon Dr. Ronald Hoffman and the team at the Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary created a hearing-impaired superhero named Sapheara. More>>
Paris A. Loving-Johnson, 22, has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and attempted murder in the first degree for yesterday's incident. More>>
Today through October 26, you can attend participating restaurants and help eliminate your hunger as well as someone who may be less fortunate. More>>
A community is in mourning, after a Mecklenburg County high school junior passed away after a football game Friday night. More>>
Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. More>>
Police are searching for three men who robbed one woman and assaulted another Sunday. More>>
One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. More>>
The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and leading investigators to least 3 other bodies. More>>
Viewer tips came in about a large police presence in the area. More>>
The human remains found during the search for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, included a dark-colored pair of pants similar to the ones Hannah was wearing when she went missing.
An armed man who fired shots during a barricade situation at a hotel on Midlothian Turnpike Sunday afternoon has been taken into custody. More>>
The first group of people quarantined and monitored after close contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has been cleared, with the 21-day monitoring period passing for 48 people. More>>
The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, today called Dallas health care workers and officials "angels from God" for the way they have cared for her and her family during their three-week quarantine. More>>
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. More>>
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby in April 2015, Palace officials confirmed in a press release. More>>
The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. More>>
Passengers on a cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who handled specimens of an Ebola-infected patient expressed mixed feelings today after arriving at the Port of Galveston in Texas. More>>
The United States has airdropped small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the besieged city of Kobani who have been fighting back an ISIS assault for weeks. More>>
Very chilly start across the region; warmer, sunny afternoon; quiet weather week ahead. More>>
The Pentagon has ordered that a 30-person military medical team be prepared to quickly assist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with its Ebola response in the U.S. if needed. 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.
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>>
Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, will be indicted in a 2005 Fairfax rape.
Virginia State Police are investigating, after the wife of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday was found dead in a motel room. More>>
Richmond Police 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. 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>>
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>>