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Local Liberian Pastor Leading Efforts to Help Contain Ebola Outbreak Video included

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For Liberia native Rev. Dr. Calvin Birch, the Ebola outbreak is personal."I have my oldest daughter, she is really scared. I have siblings--brothers and sisters there who can't go outside because you can never tell who you may come in contact with,” he said.Rev. Birch is the pastor at African Christian Community Church in Richmond. He's been leading the way to get medical supplies to West Africa. Along with the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, his and other churches have created Virginia in Ac... More>>

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Local Doctors Concerned About Running Out of Flu Shots for Children Video included

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Local pediatricians are concerned and parents are worried as many doctors are running out of the flu shot for young children.By the beginning of October, most doctors are stocked up with a large supply of flu shots for children under three.This year that's not the case and some pediatricians say they're out of the vaccine because of shipping delays.“We only got one shipment as a partial shipment of our order,” said Dr. David Arkin, a pediatrician practicing in Henrico.Children between 6 month... More>>

Local Man Starts Museum to Preserve Petersburg History Video included

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10 years ago, a Petersburg man started an ambitious project, he opened a museum.A natural disaster forced Richard Stewart to think twice about preserving the history of his community.Stewart lives on Pocahontas Island just off the Martin Luther King Bridge in Petersburg.The island is known as the first black community in the United States.There are a little more than 50 houses on the island, and then there's the museum Stewart started, the "Richard A. Stewart Black History Museum."The museum ... More>>

Central Virginia Becoming Popular Backdrop in Film, Television Video included

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Central Virginia has become a hot spot for movies and TV series.The Virginia Film Office says revenue from movie and TV series shoots will have a positive impact on local business owners.Stephen Spielberg's "Lincoln" was shot entirely in Virginia in 2011. The Virginia film office says the economic impact was about $64 million in Central Virginia."It does touch all parts of the economy," says Andy Edmunds with the Virginia Film Office. "I like to say they are like super tourists with a payroll... More>>

FCC Considering Petition To Ban "Redskins" Name on TV, Radio Video included

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There's a new twist in the debate surrounding the Redskins name. The FCC is considering a petition to ban saying the team name on TV and radio.A George Washington University law professor is challenging the use of the name on broadcast television and radio, saying it violates FCC rules against indecent content. Native Americans and other groups have demanded the name be changed, calling it a racial slur.“I've been in radio for 23 years, so I've been covering the Washington Redskins for a long... More>>

Jesse Matthew Accused of Sexual Assault During Time At Christopher Newport University

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As the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham continues in the Charlottesville area, more information has been revealed about the suspect being held in connection to the case.Christopher-Newport University and CNUPD officials confirmed that Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr. was accused of committing sexual assault on campus in September of 2003.The university also confirms that Matthew was a student at the university from January 2003 through October 15, 2003. In addition, Mat... More>>

Mayor Jones Releases Statement on Children's Hospital Speculation

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After recent reports that a push for a new children's hospital is tied to redevelopment plans for Shockoe Bottom, Richmond City Mayor Dwight Jones is speaking out. More>>

Police Add Drones To Search for Hannah Graham Video included

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"We're gonna search every patch of this county and if we gotta bring everyone in from the Commonwealth of Virginia, we're gonna do that."Those were the words of Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo as he spoke to media Wednesday afternoon, as the search effort to bring Hannah Graham home continues.Today, dozens of officers from Charlottesville, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Fairfax Counties joined Virginia State Police in scouring areas on the outskirts of town. To date, they have covered... More>>

After Memory Loss, Photos Help Bride Learn She's Married

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A New York woman who suffered a rare brain hemorrhage woke up in the hospital with no recollection of her wedding just a month earlier -- until her husband devised a plan to help her remember.Tunicia Hall, 43, of Queens was in the intensive care unit at a Long Island Hospital this summer after hemorrhaging and woke up with short-term memory loss. She remembered her husband, Raleigh Hall, 50, but he soon realized she had no idea the couple had recently married.So he covered the walls of his wi... More>>

Police Search for Man Who Robbed Chesterfield Shoe Store

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Chesterfield County Police is searching for the man who robbed a shoe store in the Commonwealth Centre shopping complex Tuesday evening.According to police, a man entered the Rack Room Shoes in the 4800 block of Commonwealth Centre Parkway just before 9 p.m. demanding money from the register. While he did not display a weapon, investigators said that he did have one hand concealed under his clothing throughout the incident.After making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said the m... More>>

Richmond Police Searching for Missing Man

George Campbell, 69, is missing from the 100 block of East Belt Boulevard in Richmond. Call 804-780-1000 if you've seen him. (Photo: Richmond Police Dep't.) George Campbell, 69, is missing from the 100 block of East Belt Boulevard in Richmond. Call 804-780-1000 if you've seen him. (Photo: Richmond Police Dep't.)
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Richmond Police are searching for a 69-year-old man with a medical condition missing from East Belt Boulevard. More>>

After Declining SOL Scores, G.H. Reid Elem. Principal to be Reassigned

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G.H. Ried is listed in the bottom 5 percent of Title 1 schools in the state; because of this, the Virginia Department of Education has given it a "priority" status which requires it to implement a state-approved improvement plan.
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Richmond Police Looking for Two Truck Thieves

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Two men, both white males, stole a white 1996 Ford F-350. The truck has a camper cab on the back. More>>

Richmond's Fan District Named in Top 10 Neighborhoods by APA

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The American Planning Association named The Fan district as one of the "Top 10 Great Neighborhoods" Wednesday. More>>

Hundreds of Kids Admitted to Local Hospitals with "Enterovirus-Like Symptoms" Video included

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The respiratory disease affecting children, Enterovirus, is spreading like wild fire, including here at home. More>>

Food From All Over the World Comes to RVA with International Food Fest

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The International Food Festival is a staple in Richmond and this year will be no exception! More>>

Get Involved: Domestic Violence Awareness Sheds Light on Real Issues Video included

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Domestic violence has certainly been a hot topic past few weeks and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is bringing even more attention to the issue. More>>

After Autistic Girl Finds Success in Art World, Parents Shield Her From Spotlight

Iris Grace has trouble interacting with others, but can use art to express herself. (PHOTO: ABC News) Iris Grace has trouble interacting with others, but can use art to express herself. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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When Iris Grace Halmshaw's parents introduced her to painting, they were hoping the activity would be a fun diversion and a way to get their autistic child to express herself. More>>

Woman Finds Out She's Pregnant After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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At age 34 Adele Rivas thought she was too young to have breast cancer, even though her mother had been diagnosed with the disease in her 40's.But a persistent lump in her breast led Rivas to get a biopsy test. Her mother tagged along for moral support.“My mother said, ‘I have to come with you,'” Rivas remembers. “She came, thank goodness.”With her mother by her side, Rivas was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer.Doctors quickly ordered an MRI scan, but Rivas, a physician's assistant, was h... More>>

Tracy Morgan: ‘I Can’t Believe Walmart Is Blaming Me’ for Crash Injuries

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Tracy Morgan is speaking out after Walmart faulted the comedian for not wearing his seat belt in connection with injuries he sustained in June from a six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. More>>

Protesters Heckle Hong Kong Leader on National Day

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, center, watches as military personnel march during a flag-raising ceremony on Oct. 1 in Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters watching from behind police barricades yelled at him to step down. | AP Photo Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, center, watches as military personnel march during a flag-raising ceremony on Oct. 1 in Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters watching from behind police barricades yelled at him to step down. | AP Photo
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Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day. More>>

Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man With Criminal Record, Sources Say

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Sept. 16, 2014. | AP Photo President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Sept. 16, 2014. | AP Photo
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President Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor who had a criminal record during a recent visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sources say. More>>

Randolph Macon College Hosts Vigil for Hannah Graham Video included

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As the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham continues, an area college is hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of the missing student Tuesday evening. More>>

Community Discusses Tucker The Pig During Meeting Video included

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Folks packed a community meeting Tuesday night to share their thoughts on whether a Brandermill family should be able to keep a kunekune pig as pet. More>>

Local Woman Gears Up for 50 Mi. Bike Tour After Recovering from Accident Video included

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Weeks before her planned recovery date, a Chesterfield woman is proving her determination by biking in the Martin's Tour of Richmond. This Saturday will be her official comeback, cycling 50 miles. More>>

A Closer Look at Jesse Matthew's Past Video included

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Piecing together information gives us a clearer picture of where and what Jesse L. Matthew, Jr. has been doing since 2002. More>>

1 Student Shot, 2nd in Custody after NC High School Shooting

Police in Albemarle responded to a shooting at Albemarle High School early Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy Of: WSOC-TV) Police in Albemarle responded to a shooting at Albemarle High School early Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy Of: WSOC-TV)
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A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive. More>>

Morning Fog Again Today, Possibility for Rain Friday

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Morning fog, afternoon sun today, nice weather through the weekend, small risk of showers Friday night. More>>

VDOT Warns Customers of E-Z Pass Scam Email Video included

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning those who use the E-Z Pass service of an email scam going around attempting to get personal information from customers. More>>

How The CDC Will Make Sure Ebola Doesn't Spread in United States Video included

A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. | AP Photo A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. | AP Photo
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The first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, but a top health official said there is "no doubt... we will stop it here." More>>

Eric Frein Manhunt Finds Two 'Fully Functional' Pipe Bombs

Three U.S. Marshals patrol along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa., on Sept 29, 2014, in the search for Eric Frein. | AP Photo Three U.S. Marshals patrol along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa., on Sept 29, 2014, in the search for Eric Frein. | AP Photo
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Police searching for accused cop killer Eric Frein in the dense woods of the Poconos Mountains have found two pipe bombs that could have been rigged to explode with a trip wire, police said today. More>>

Virginia State University Students Call for Leaders to Resign Video included

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Virginia State University is having major financial problems, and many students first learned of the full scope of the matter from news reports."We all are concerned about the direction the institution is going in," says Anthony Jackson, a VSU senior.The school has an $18.96 million budget shortfall for this fiscal year. A university spokesperson says the shortfall is a combination of less state and federal dollars.Students are worried certain programs will get cut."We are the major constitue... More>>

Woman Turns to Social Media To Reunite Ring With Rightful Owner Video included

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A New Kent woman is on a mission to find the owner of a lost wedding ring.“My dad past away last month and going through all of his belongings, my mom was telling me this story about this wedding ring,” said Patti Ritter.Ritter says her mom told her that three or four years ago her dad had been on the road when he went into a rest stop and noticed a ring.“Found it on the ground, picked it up, and put it in his pocket,” said Ritter.Patti says it wasn't until last month that she even knew it ex... More>>

New Mobile Lab for Children with Cancer Video included

Today the mobile lab met Travis outside of his mom's workplace. Today the mobile lab met Travis outside of his mom's workplace.
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If your child has cancer, you know the diagnosis is only the beginning. There are countless trips to the hospital, all while emotions run high and your family is mentally drained. But now some young patients in our area do not have to go anywhere for routine tests. The tests can go to them. More>>

Richmond Faces Lawsuit Over Documents In Marshall Resignation

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Details about the sudden resignation of former Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall remain cloaked in secretly and hidden behind a nondisclosure agreement but now, a lawsuit against the City of Richmond is fighting to have those detailed released to the public.According to documents filed in Richmond Circuit Court Monday, former Richmond School Board member Carol A.O. Wolf has filed a lawsuit against the city for the release of information and documents pursuant to the Freedom of infor... More>>

Robbers Hit Banks in Stafford, Spotsylvania County

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Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office investigators are actively searching for the men who they believe robbed a bank in the county just after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.According to law enforcement, a man walked into the PNC Bank in the 5400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in the county and demanded money from a teller inside. The suspect did not display a weapon but, police say that he told the teller he was armed.The man fled with an undisclosed amount of money. As Spotsylvania law enforce... More>>

Does CoolSculpting Work? Video included

Rebecca Donceel saw about a 15% reduction between her procedure in June and when 8News met up with her again in September. Rebecca Donceel saw about a 15% reduction between her procedure in June and when 8News met up with her again in September.
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There is a new two-hour cosmetic procedure promising to get rid of your saddlebags. CoolSculpting says it takes a couple of months to fully take effect, but does it really work?. More>>

Drivers "Swim" Through Muddy Water from Henrico Water Main Break Video included

(Photos courtesy of 8News viewer Jordin Vizina) (Photos courtesy of 8News viewer Jordin Vizina)
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Photos sent in by an 8News viewer on scene show drivers having to move through feet of water as it splashed on their cars and around them. More>>

Christopher Newport University, Newport News Police Release Info on Jesse Matthew Video included

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A forensic connection has been made between the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and the 2009 murder of another student in Charlottesville, Morgan Harrington.
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Police Arrest One in North Carolina School Shooting Video included

Police in Albemarle responded to a shooting at Albemarle High School early Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy Of: WSOC-TV) Police in Albemarle responded to a shooting at Albemarle High School early Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy Of: WSOC-TV)
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Albemarle High School in North Carolina was placed on lockdown this morning after a male student was shot in the leg Tuesday. More>>

Henrico Police Seek Suspect In Attempted Robbery

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Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in an attempted robbery. More>>

Tiny Oxygen Masks Credited With Big Hamster Rescue

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Firefighters are often typecast as the heroic rescuers of cats in trees, but one unit in Washington state put its “Pet Emergency Pocket Guide” to much smaller use. More>>

Afghanistan, US Sign Long-Awaited Security Pact

Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. | AP Photo Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. | AP Photo
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Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. More>>

Stafford Co. Teacher Charged for Sexual Relationship with Student Video included

Erica Lynne Mesa, 27, is a teacher and coach at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County. Mesa is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. (PHOTO: Stafford Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Erica Lynne Mesa, 27, is a teacher and coach at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County. Mesa is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. (PHOTO: Stafford Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
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A teacher at Colonial Forge School is currently incarcerated with no bond after she was caught involved in a sexual relationship with a student.
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Chesterfield Planning Commission Meets Today to Discuss Tucker the Pig Video included

8News Senior Reporter Nate Eaton with Tucker the Pig. 8News Senior Reporter Nate Eaton with Tucker the Pig.
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The county considers Tucker the pig a farm animal, and zoning laws prohibit the Johnson family from keeping the 155 pound pig in their Brandermill home. More>>

Protesters Fill Hong King Streets as Reform Deadline Looms

Student activists sleep on a road, many under the shade of umbrellas, near the government headquarters where pro-democracy activists have gathered and made camp, Sept. 30, 2014, in Hong Kong. | AP Photo Student activists sleep on a road, many under the shade of umbrellas, near the government headquarters where pro-democracy activists have gathered and made camp, Sept. 30, 2014, in Hong Kong. | AP Photo
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Pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong Tuesday, one day ahead of a deadline for governmental reform. More>>

Body of Arkansas Real Estate Agent Beverly Carter Found

Aaron Michael Lewis, 33, is wanted on one count of kidnapping in the disappearance of real estate agent Beverly Carter. (PHOTO: Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office) Aaron Michael Lewis, 33, is wanted on one count of kidnapping in the disappearance of real estate agent Beverly Carter. (PHOTO: Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office)
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Authorities found the body of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter overnight, days after she vanished while showing a house to a prospective customer. More>>

White House Fence Jumper Got Farther Than Previously Thought, Sources Say

A US Secret Service Uniform Division Officer secures Pennsylvania Avenue after gunshots broke out at the US Capitol on Oct. 3, 2013. (PHOTO: ABC News) A US Secret Service Uniform Division Officer secures Pennsylvania Avenue after gunshots broke out at the US Capitol on Oct. 3, 2013. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his way to the East Room -- the room where President Obama and many others have made some important announcements. More>>

Drive with Low Lights for Fog This Morning; Showers on Friday

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Patchy, dense fog this morning, sunshine through Thursday, showers later Friday and a cooler weekend.
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Hanover High Students Stirred Up After Controversial 9/11 Video Shown in Class Video included

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Some say the film shows America at fault for the terrorist attacks.
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The Battle of Kobane

Turkish soldiers standby as Turkish Kurds gather nearby to express their solidarity with Kurdish fighters in Kobani, Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Sept. 29, 2014. | AP Photo Turkish soldiers standby as Turkish Kurds gather nearby to express their solidarity with Kurdish fighters in Kobani, Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Sept. 29, 2014. | AP Photo
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Kobane is a Kurdish city and it is nearly surrounded. Thousands of residents have fled across the border, and the Kurdish defenders left behind seem both outgunned and outmanned. More>>

Texas Hospital Evaluating Patient for Possible Ebola

Ebola-stricken Americans were treated in this isolation room and others similar to it at Emory Hospital in Georgia. (PHOTO: ABC News) Ebola-stricken Americans were treated in this isolation room and others similar to it at Emory Hospital in Georgia. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A patient at a Texas hospital has been isolated is being evaluated for possibly having contracted the Ebola virus. More>>

111th Quartermaster Company Returns Home At Fort Lee

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Soldiers from the 111th Quartermaster Company returned home Monday night at Fort Lee to cheers and smiles from waiting family and friends.The 111th Quartermaster Company is one of the Army's only two active-duty mortuary affairs units, both of which are based at the Fort Lee military base.The group was deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait for a six-month tour of duty to support Operation Enduring Freedom.According to the base's website, the daily population of Fort Lee now averages about 34,000... More>>

8News Investigates: How Clean is the Cafeteria at Your Child's School? Video included

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The results of an 8News school lunchroom investigation may determine whether or not you pack your child's lunch tomorrow morning. How clean are lunchrooms in local schools? More>>

Man Shot In Petersburg, Police Investigating

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A man is recovering in Petersburg after being shot in the city Monday evening.According to Petersburg Police Spokesperson Esther Hyatt, a man was shot in the 700 block of Juniper Street just after 7 p.m. The man's name and condition are unknown at this time.Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting. This is the second shooting in a week in the city as investigators continue their search for a suspect in a fatal shooting near Peabody Middle School that occurred o... More>>

Woman Loses Job After Confronting Family For Flying A Mexican Flag

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ONTARIO, CA (KTRK) -- A political activist has lost her job and says she's been getting threats after posting a video of her confronting a homeowner about a Mexican flag went viral.Tressy Capps of Ontario, California says she's was annoyed to see a woman flying the Mexican flag in her front yard. So Capps grabbed a camera, recorded a video of her confronting the woman and posted the clip on YouTube."You know we live in America, right? This is the United States. So, why are you flying a Mexica... More>>

VSP: New Forensic Link Could Connect Jesse Matthew to Morgan Harrington Video included

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Virginia State Police issued a statement Monday about the rumored link, confirming that a "new forensic link" provided a significant break in the case of missing 20-year-old Morgan Harrington. More>>

Child Tells Police He Was Robbed at Gunpoint Video included

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A 7-year-old boy playing basketball at a local recreation center tells Richmond Police he was robbed at gunpoint.Police also say the suspects are kids as well.The alleged incident occurred at the T.B. Smith Community Center Sunday afternoon.The 7-year-old victim told police that he was playing with his cousin when four young males appeared, put a gun to his head and stole an iPhone. The child told police the suspects were riding bikes."They see something that they want, that's what the do, th... More>>

Local School Cafeteria Violations

8News Investigates: How clean is the cafeteria at your child's school? 8News Investigates: How clean is the cafeteria at your child's school?
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Wondering how clean your child's school cafeteria is? We've rounded up cafeteria inspection records from the state Health Department for Hanover, Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond City Schools...take a look.
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Couple Climbs 2,300 Feet to Tie The Knot on Top of Mountain

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There ain't no mountain high enough to stop Jamie and David Lamb's love.Jamie Alperin, 29, and David Lamb, 33, threw conventional wedding ceremonies aside when they scaled a peak in British Columbia to get married on July 22. The 2,300 ft peak was chosen by the couple after they were inspired by rock climbing friends."Jamie had seen a video online created by her friends for Adventure Weddings and fell in love with it at the time," Lamb said. "The video resonated with us, and we wanted to do s... More>>

'Frozen' Heats Up 'Once Upon a Time' Ratings

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(CNN) -- The return of "Once Upon a Time" on Sunday night left fans "Frozen" in their seats.The ABC series, which concerns fairy-tale characters who are transported to the real world, had its highly anticipated fourth-season premiere with a storyline that included characters from the hit animated Disney film "Frozen."Disney is the parent company of ABC.Elsa comes to Storybrooke in search of her sister Anna. Kristoff also got some screen time, with the storyline picking up where the movie ende... More>>

Academy of Pediatrics Updates Teen Pregnancy Prevention Recommendations

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RICHMOND, Va (WRIC | CNN) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended updates to what methods of contraceptive methods are recommended in efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.According to the academy, "In 2011, 47 percent of high school students reported ever having sex, and 34 percent reported having had sex in the previous three months." Data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention notes "a total of 305,388 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years" in 2012, which continu... More>>

Subdued Tony Stewart Willing to Talk to Kevin Ward's Family

This July 5, 2014, file photo, provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., posed in victory lane at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. | AP Photo This July 5, 2014, file photo, provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., posed in victory lane at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. | AP Photo
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"Why was the toxicology report even an issue? Seems to me the wrong man was on trial," Wendi Ward wrote in an open letter. More>>

United for UNOS: 6th Annual Soirée Video included

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United for UNOS throws its 6th Annual Soirée this weekend and you don't want to miss it! More>>

Teen Airlifted After Getting Stuck Under Boulder in Harrisonburg Quarry

Police responded to the scene in Harrisonburg, where a teen supposedly was stuck under a boulder in a rock quarry Sunday. (PHOTO: WHSV) Police responded to the scene in Harrisonburg, where a teen supposedly was stuck under a boulder in a rock quarry Sunday. (PHOTO: WHSV)
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Members of the Harrisonburg Fire Department responded Sunday around 7:15 p.m. for a report of a female who had fallen at Frazier Quarry. More>>

Clintons Tweet Out Pictures of Family's New Baby

Bill Clinton posted this photo to Twitter on Sept. 27, 2014, with the caption, "Charlotte, your grandmother @HillaryClinton and I couldn’t be happier!" Bill Clinton posted this photo to Twitter on Sept. 27, 2014, with the caption, "Charlotte, your grandmother @HillaryClinton and I couldn’t be happier!"
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Hillary and Bill Clinton took to Twitter today to show their joy and celebrate the birth of their granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. More>>

Hummus Maker Sabra Dipping Co. to Create 70 Jobs in Chesterfield

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The company said Monday that it plans to open the expanded facility in Chesterfield County next month, doubling its production capacity and creating 70 jobs in 2015. More>>

Pro-Democracy Protests Expand in Hong Kong

Protesters gather at a main road at the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sept. 28, 2014. | AP Photo Protesters gather at a main road at the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sept. 28, 2014. | AP Photo
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 "The government has to understand that we have the ability to undo it if they continue to treat us like we are terrorists."
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Paralysis Link Suspected as Enterovirus Spreads Video included

Melissa Lewis, of Denver, helps her son, Jayden Broadway, 9, as he coughs in his bed at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo., Sept. 8, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Melissa Lewis, of Denver, helps her son, Jayden Broadway, 9, as he coughs in his bed at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo., Sept. 8, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether limb weakness and paralysis in nine children could be connected to the far-reaching outbreak of the respiratory disease Enterovirus 68. More>>

Weekend Search for Hannah; Jesse Matthew in Court Thursday Video included

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State and local police spent the entire weekend searching rural areas in the southern part of the county looking for any sign of missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham.
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Where to Get A Free Cup o' Joe on National Coffee Day

Good Morning Richmond anchors Morgan Dean and Amie McLain enjoy their hot cup of joe on set in the 8News studio in the morning! Good Morning Richmond anchors Morgan Dean and Amie McLain enjoy their hot cup of joe on set in the 8News studio in the morning!
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Here's where you can pick up a free cup of joe on National Coffee Day!
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Big Rig Carrying 60,000 Lbs. of Oranges Up in Flames on I-295 Video included

This is a screen grab from video sent in by 8News viewer, Armon Harold. Send your pics to iReport8@wric.com and see them on-air and online. This is a screen grab from video sent in by 8News viewer, Armon Harold. Send your pics to iReport8@wric.com and see them on-air and online.
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"I can feel the heat!" an 8News viewer exclaimed as video submitted to iReport8 shows the driver cruise by the big rig up in flames on I-295. More>>

NYPD Saves Failed Brooklyn Bridge Marriage Proposal

Olivia Fader, center left, and Mal Harris, both of Halifax, Nova Scotia, get engaged on the Brooklyn Bridge. NYPD officers helped to retrieve their diamond ring after it fell between the pathway planks. (PHOTO: Erin Raine) Olivia Fader, center left, and Mal Harris, both of Halifax, Nova Scotia, get engaged on the Brooklyn Bridge. NYPD officers helped to retrieve their diamond ring after it fell between the pathway planks. (PHOTO: Erin Raine)
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Flights Still Being Affected by Chicago Airport Fire Video included

A fire caused by a contracted employee at a Chicago airport has caused a major disturbance for flights all over the nation. A fire caused by a contracted employee at a Chicago airport has caused a major disturbance for flights all over the nation.
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Flights are still being canceled three days after a fire at an air-traffic control center in the Chicago area. More>>

Bring the Umbrella Along, Risk of Showers Today

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Cloudy with a shower risk today, seasonable temps this week, strong cold front Friday. More>>

US-Led Airstrikes Hit 4 Syrian Provinces Video included

Turkish Kurds watch clashes between Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants of the Islamic State close to Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. | AP Photo Turkish Kurds watch clashes between Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants of the Islamic State close to Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. | AP Photo
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U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed Islamic State group positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country's largest gas plant. More>>

Jesse Matthew In Custody at Charlottesville Area Jail Video included

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After a day of conflicting reports on when the suspect in the Hannah Graham disappearance would arrive back in Virginia, Jesse Matthew arrived by private chartered flight to the Charlottesville Airport around 6 p.m. Friday evening. More>>

US Doctor Exposed to Ebola Virus Admitted to NIH, Near D.C.

This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows Daniel Bennett quarantined in an isolation unit at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., during research for a better flu vaccine. (PHOTO: ABC News) This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows Daniel Bennett quarantined in an isolation unit at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., during research for a better flu vaccine. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. More>>

US-Led Airstrikes Hit Syria Oil Refinery By Turkey

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SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) -- Airstrikes likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group on Sunday, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border, a witness and activists said.Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate meanwhile warned that Muslims would attack countries taking part in the coalition air raids, which have targeted both the Islamic State extremist group -- with which al-Qaida is at war -- as well as ... More>>

Search Continues For Hannah Graham Saturday In Charlottesville

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A search team is working with canine units in attempting to find a University of Virginia sophomore who vanished more than two weeks ago.The search Saturday for 18-year-old Hannah Graham follows the return to Charlottesville late Friday of a suspect arrested in her feared abduction. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was returned from Texas after he fled Virginia.The 32-year-old hospital worker is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday to face a charge of abduct... More>>

8News Investigates: What Are Your Rights When It Comes to Noisy Neighbors Video included

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Noisy neighbors keeping you up?Several 8News viewers reached out to us for help. These viewers believe their complaints about noise have fallen on deaf ears.The City of Richmond has a noise ordinance but 8News Investigator Kerri O'Brien uncovers Richmond Police are having trouble enforcing it. 8News has learned since the city's ordinance went into effect in 2011, there have been thousands of complaints but only a handful of citations.Last year the Richmond Police Department received more than... More>>

New Report: 200,000 Voters May Lack Proper Identification Video included

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP | WRIC) - The Virginia Department of Elections says about 200,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections.A state law that took effect this year requires Virginia voters to show some form of photo identification at their polling stations before they cast a vote.The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1utslQc ) that driver's licenses are the most common form of ID in the state. And according to data f... More>>

The Richmond Wildlife Center is Positively Richmond Video included

Melissa Stanley leads a hawk through a daily physical therapy session. Melissa Stanley leads a hawk through a daily physical therapy session.
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The Richmond Wildlife Center is the first and only animal hospital of its kind in the area.  Since opening in April 2013, this center has cared for more than 800 patients. More>>

Governor McAuliffe Announces Several Administrative Appointments

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced several appointments to his administration today in Richmond. These men and women will join McAuliffe's administration and focus on "finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy."Secretariat of Veterans and Defense AffairsJohn Newby, Commissioner, Department of Veterans ServicesJohn L. Newby II served as Virginia's Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. Son of a retired Army Sergeant ... More>>

Jesse Matthew Leaves Texas Jail; Expected to Return to Va. Video included

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Jesse Matthew left the Galveston jail where he had been held since his capture on Wednesday. Texas deputies will take him to a rendezvous point with Virginia police, who will transport him back to Virginia.
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Virginia Man Takes Off a Shoe for Sleeping Boy

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What a guy.A man at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was photographed wearing only one of his sneakers while a boy used the other sneaker as a pillow as he slept on the ground nearby."My wife and I saw a man with one shoe on," Alan Mosher told ABC News affiliate WVEC in Norfolk, Virgnia. "I thought that was a little strange."Mosher said he then saw the boy sleeping on the ground. He was unable to speak with the man, whom he assumed was the boy's father."To give up your own... More>>

8News Pet of the Week: Dumpling

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Friday is our favorite day at 8News, but not only because of the weekend, also because we get to meet the 8News Pet of the Week! More>>

New Mexico Police Catch Mysterious Ghostly Intruder on Camera

A figure believed by some to be a ghost is seen on surveillance video walking around a police station in Espanola, New Mexico. (PHOTO: ABC News) A figure believed by some to be a ghost is seen on surveillance video walking around a police station in Espanola, New Mexico. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Hopefully the "Ghostbusters" are available to investigate this one. More>>

Caroline County Student Involved in Off-Campus Shooting

Jaymonie Marcell Wallace, pictured, turned himself in for his connection in a shooting that left one man seriously injured. Police say another juvenile, a Caroline County High School student, was also arrested for their part in the shooting.. Jaymonie Marcell Wallace, pictured, turned himself in for his connection in a shooting that left one man seriously injured. Police say another juvenile, a Caroline County High School student, was also arrested for their part in the shooting..
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Jaymonie Marcell Wallace, pictured, turned himself in for his connection in a shooting that left one man seriously injured. Police say another juvenile, a Caroline County High School student, was also arrested for their part in the shooting.

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Contract Employee Eyed in Fire That Grounded Chicago Flights Video included

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The FAA has halted flights to and around Chicago after a fire this morning at the nearby Air Traffic Control System Command Center. More>>

Man Accused of Exposing Himself to Boys in Henrico Business

Jessy Daniel Babbitt faces 2 counts of indecent exsposure to a minor under 15. (Photo: Henrico Sheriff's Office) Jessy Daniel Babbitt faces 2 counts of indecent exsposure to a minor under 15. (Photo: Henrico Sheriff's Office)
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Police are investigating, after a 21-year-old man was arrested for exposing himself to two boys inside a Henrico business. More>>

Witness Who Recognized Jesse Matthew on TX Beach Speaks Out Video included

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Karen was the witness helped police catch Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr., the suspect charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. More>>

See the Terrifying Moment a Woman Evades Rooftop Intruder Video included

Melora Rivera, wearing only a flannel shirt and clutching her cellphone, was photographed by a passerby Wednesday morning as she crouched on her roof with alleged intruder Christian Hicks hovering above her. (PHOTO: ABC News) Melora Rivera, wearing only a flannel shirt and clutching her cellphone, was photographed by a passerby Wednesday morning as she crouched on her roof with alleged intruder Christian Hicks hovering above her. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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It was a terrifying scene right out of a movie for a woman in Venice, California, recently. More>>

ISIS Executioner Identified, FBI Chief Says Video included

A masked man, who describes himself as a member of ISIS, appears to behead Western hostages in online videos. (PHOTO: ABC News) A masked man, who describes himself as a member of ISIS, appears to behead Western hostages in online videos. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The U.S. military has conducted 10 airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria since Thursday, according to U.S. Central Command. More>>

450,000 People in the Commonwealth May Lack Proper ID Needed to Vote Video included

The Va. State Board of Elections says that nearly 458,000 are without licenses, the most commonly used form of ID for voters. The Va. State Board of Elections says that nearly 458,000 are without licenses, the most commonly used form of ID for voters.
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The Virginia State Board of Elections says that about 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in November midterm elections. More>>

Get Olivia Pope's Look with New Scandal Collection, Available at The Limited Video included

8News Anchor Amie McLain shows us the styles of ABC's Scandal, now available at The Limited. 8News Anchor Amie McLain shows us the styles of ABC's Scandal, now available at The Limited.
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Now, you can have Olivia's wardrobe, even if you don't have Olivia's budget. The new Scandal collection, inspired by the ultimate gladiator in a suit, is now at The Limited. More>>

Meet the Female Pilot Who Led Airstrike on ISIS

Mariam Al Mansouri, the first Emirati female fighter jet pilot, gives the thumbs up as she sits in the cockpit of an aircraft in United Arab Emirates June 13, 2013. | AP Photo Mariam Al Mansouri, the first Emirati female fighter jet pilot, gives the thumbs up as she sits in the cockpit of an aircraft in United Arab Emirates June 13, 2013. | AP Photo
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The United Arab Emirate's first female pilot led a mission this week against ISIS in Syria, according to the UAE ambassador to the United States. More>>

Prosecutors in Marty Cobb Murder Case to Pursue 1st-Degree Murder Charge Video included

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The teenager accused of killing a Richmond child and sexually assaulting another will stand trial in November. Prosecutors are expected to pursue a first-degree murder charge. More>>

AP Source: Video Addressed to NFL Security Chief Video included

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The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says. More>>

Stewart Says Crash Was '100 Percent' Accident

NASCAR auto racing driver Tony Stewart reads a statement during a news conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Aug. 29, 2014. | AP Photo NASCAR auto racing driver Tony Stewart reads a statement during a news conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Aug. 29, 2014. | AP Photo
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Stewart's grief over the death of Kevin Ward Jr. was overwhelming, and he couldn't find his way out of the fog. More>>

Farm Animals, Fun and Fried Food at Virginia State Fair Video included

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Everything for the State Fair of Virginia is ready to go, after tons of preparation. So what are some of the things you can expect there? More>>

Slow Clearing This Morning, State Fair Weather Looks Great!

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Slow clearing this morning, great looking weekend, more rain Tuesday. More>>

Arrests in Ferguson Follow Police Chief's Apology

A woman is arrested by police officers in front of the Ferguson Police Department, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. | AP Photo A woman is arrested by police officers in front of the Ferguson Police Department, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. | AP Photo
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A small group of protesters engaged in a standoff with police in Ferguson, Missouri, early this morning after several arrests outside the department's police station. More>>

This Is the Trail of Evidence Left by Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein

This undated PennDOT ID photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16 by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in connection to Friday's shooting. | AP Photo This undated PennDOT ID photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16 by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in connection to Friday's shooting. | AP Photo
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Nearly two weeks have passed since police say accused killer Eric Frein shot two state troopers at an eastern Pennsylvania barracks before fleeing into the woods. More>>

8News Investigates: Owners Believe Popular Pet Pill Killed Dogs Video included

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Disturbing complaints from grieving pet owners. They believe a popular pet pill killed their dogs.8News Investigator Kerri O'Brien has uncovered a couple of alarming cases here in our area."She passed away in our kitchen with our family," said one owner, who still misses her rottweiler Gracie.Hear from the owners and find out what pill they believe contributed to their death tonight at 11 in an 8News Investigation.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

Henrico PD Officer Getting Worldwide Attention for Helping Kids Video included

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A Henrico police officer is getting worldwide attention after going beyond the call of duty to help two little boys.It happened a few days ago while Officer Joe Bolland was on patrol. Responding to a call at the London Towne Apartments, the six and seven year old brothers came over to him.“They began asking me about my different equipment on my police gear,” said Bolland. “I said, ‘You guys want to play with some toys or something while we're here?' They said they didn't have any.”No toys and... More>>

Texas School Rallies for Teen Who Lost Mom to Cancer

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A Garland, Texas, community is rallying around one of its own these days after Naaman Forest High School student Dandric Piolet, 17, lost his mother to cancer last week.The heartbreaking news came one day before Piolet, a captain on the football team, was supposed to suit up for the game. But what happened on that football field amid the Friday night lights is something many in the community -- and the two schools that played each other -- will never forget. These amazing social media images ... More>>

Richmond Church Moves In Order To Serve Others Video included

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A West End church is moving to the East End in hopes of making a bigger difference in Central Virginia.Pastor Jay Patrick founded Liberation Church two years ago with a goal of less preaching and more helping. They are moving to a new location on the Henrico-Richmond line where he says there are more folks in need. The building is an old Masonic Lodge on National Street that will be redone and opened by November."Change does not have to be a mountain if you have enough people chopping away at... More>>

New Resource for College Students with Eating Disorders Video included

Michelle Piven says this online program will help so many college students who don't have access to help on campus. Michelle Piven says this online program will help so many college students who don't have access to help on campus.
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There is a new resource for students suffering from eating disorders on college campuses, including here in Virginia. The National Eating Disorders Association has launched a new online program called Proud2Bme On Campus.  Michelle Piven says it fills a void. The Chester resident first developed an eating disorder at age 13, was recovered by 17 but then relapsed when she first started college. More>>

Charlottesville PD Discusses Search for Graham, Next Steps of Investigation Video included

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Less than 24 hours after announcing that Jesse Matthew, the suspect charged in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, had been arrested, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo spoke to media Thursday..
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Jesse Matthew Denied Bond, Extradition Hearing to Come Video included

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"This case is nowhere near over," he told a news conference late Wednesday. "We have a person in custody but there's a long road ahead of us and that long road includes finding Hannah Graham." More>>

White House: Holder Resigning as Attorney General Video included

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Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job.
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Donate to Sickle Cell Research This Sunday At Your Church Video included

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This Sunday, you're urged to help in the fight to find a cure for Sickle Cell! Area churches are being asked to collect a special "love" offering to benefit the Florence Neal Cooper Smith Sickle Cell Research Professorship at the VCU School of Medicine.
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Liberty University Confirms Jesse Matthew Was a Student Video included

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Many residents of Charlottesville and around the state are asking: who is Jesse Matthew? More>>

Scooter Driver Pinned Under Pickup Truck in Hanover Accident

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A scooter driver was seriously injured in an accident this morning when he was pinned under a pickup truck. More>>

RAW VIDEO: Jesse Matthew Appears in Texas Court Video included

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WATCH: Jesse Matthew, charged in he disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, appeared in court in Texas Thursday morning...watch the raw video of him signing documents here. More>>

Tempo Restaurant Releases Statement About Hannah Graham Video included

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 After Hannah was spotted near Tempo Restaurant, the establishment has released a statement saying that Hannah was "not seen inside the restaurant and was never served." More>>

Dashcam Captures South Carolina Trooper Shooting Unarmed Man in Traffic Stop

An image taken from video shows former South Carolina state trooper Sean Groubert shooting at Levar Jones during a traffic stop in Richmond County, South Carolina, on September 4, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) An image taken from video shows former South Carolina state trooper Sean Groubert shooting at Levar Jones during a traffic stop in Richmond County, South Carolina, on September 4, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Dashcam video captured the moment a South Carolina state trooper shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month. More>>

Jeep Owner Gets Last Laugh on Corvette Driver’s Greedy Parking Job

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A New Jersey man got the last laugh on a Corvette driver who greedily took up two parking spots outside a Red Robin restaurant. More>>

Apple Creates Workaround After iOS 8 Update Problems

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Apple has created a workaround for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who lost "cellular service and Touch ID functionality" after installing an update to iOS 8.
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Daughter of Police Chief Among Trio Charged in Gay Couple's Beating

In this undated combination of images provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan are shown. The 3 are being charged in the beating of a gay couple. | AP Photo In this undated combination of images provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan are shown. The 3 are being charged in the beating of a gay couple. | AP Photo
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The daughter of suburban Philadelphia police chief is among three people charged with attacking a gay couple two weeks ago. More>>

British Family Celebrates as They Have Their First Baby Girl in Over 100 Years

Danielle Andrews and Jeremy Silverton pose for a portrait with daughter Poppy at the Silverton's farm in Ashthomas, Tiverton, Devon, England, Sept. 23 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Danielle Andrews and Jeremy Silverton pose for a portrait with daughter Poppy at the Silverton's farm in Ashthomas, Tiverton, Devon, England, Sept. 23 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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After four generations of having only male babies, a British family is celebrating the birth of a girl.Danielle and her partner Jeremy Silverton broke the more-than-century-old family streak on Sept. 9, when Poppy was born at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.The last female born into the family was Poppy's great aunt, Jessie, in 1913. Since then, the Silvertons have had 16 boys, including the couple's eldest two -- Harry, 6, and Oscar, 4."I was totally amazed. It was always boys, boys, boy... More>>

Virginia Man Takes Off a Shoe for Sleeping Boy

A man at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was photographed wearing only one of his sneakers while a boy used the other sneaker as a pillow as he slept on the ground nearby. (PHOTO: ABC News) A man at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was photographed wearing only one of his sneakers while a boy used the other sneaker as a pillow as he slept on the ground nearby. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A man at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was photographed wearing only one of his sneakers while a boy used the other sneaker as a pillow as he slept on the ground nearby. More>>

Governor McAuliffe to Hold Conference on Ethics Reform Video included

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning a news conference to address ethics reform in Virginia state government. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning a news conference to address ethics reform in Virginia state government.
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Governor Terry McAuliffe is planning a news conference to address ethics reform in Virginia state government. More>>

Skies Will Clear Slowly Today; Warm Weekend Ahead

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Slow clearing today, great weather for opening of State Fair, warmer this weekend. More>>

Woman Hit by California Officer Gets $1.5 Million Video included

In this July 1, 2014 file image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. | AP Photo In this July 1, 2014 file image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. | AP Photo
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A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar amount for The Associated Press.Wednesday's agreement came after a nine-hour mediation session in Los Angeles."When this incident occurred, I promised that I ... More>>

US Active-Shooter Cases Spike at a 'Troubling' Rate

An undated police handout photo shows the firearms and ammunition found on or in close proximity to Adam Lanza's body at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting rampage. (PHOTO: Connecticut State Police) An undated police handout photo shows the firearms and ammunition found on or in close proximity to Adam Lanza's body at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting rampage. (PHOTO: Connecticut State Police)
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"Active-shooting" incidents in the United States that include deadly mass shootings have increased in frequency, according to an FBI study of the 160 such attacks in the country between 2000 and 2013. More>>

Terror Alerts Go Global in Australia, UK & Turkey; US Continues Syrian Airstrikes

Terror alerts are popping up worldwide as the US continues to conduct strike missions against Islamic State group targets, in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 23, 2014. Terror alerts are popping up worldwide as the US continues to conduct strike missions against Islamic State group targets, in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 23, 2014.
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United States and Arab coalition warplanes conducted another round of airstrikes inside Syria today, this time targeting ISIS' lucrative oil production facilities.
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Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein Repeatedly Appears, Then Eludes Manhunt

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 Police hunting accused cop killer Eric Frein have spotted him several times, but always too far away to be apprehended, police said today.


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Community Awaits Information Following Matthew Arrest Video included

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Folks living in Charlottesville are anxiously waiting to hear what Jesse Matthew knows about Hannah Graham's whereabouts."I think it's great that they found him," said Charlottesville resident Amy Root. "It's kind of surprising that it was all the way in Texas.""He probably tried to get as far away as he could," said UVA student Monroe Allen. "It was really surprising that he kind of just vanished out of thin air."Word spread quickly Wednesday night that Matthew was in custody.UVA student Mon... More>>

Ceremony at University of Richmond to Remember Victims of Hot Air Balloon Crash Video included

Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis were killed in a hot air balloon crash back in May. The University of Richmond will honor their lives in a ceremony on Saturday. Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis were killed in a hot air balloon crash back in May. The University of Richmond will honor their lives in a ceremony on Saturday.
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Students and faculty at the University of Richmond are starting a new year without two key players—Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis."Thinking about a basketball season here at the University of Richmond without Ginny Doyle is just something I never thought I would think about. And the same with Natalie--not seeing her zipping through the halls with a big smile on her face, asking you how you're doing," said Keith Gill, the director of athletics at the university.Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m.... More>>

8News Investigates: Who's Responsible When a Power Surge Damages Your Home? Video included

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Dominion Virginia Power admits fault, after a power surge damaged a Chesterfield family's home. The utility says it will pay for the damage...up to a certain extent. More>>

Police: Jesse Matthew Arrested in Galveston, Texas, Awaiting Extradition Video included

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The man charged in connection with the disappearance of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is under arrest. That information came from the Charlottesville Police Department and Chief Timothy Longo during a press conference late Wednesday afternoon, Jesse Matthew, Jr... More>>

Father Speaks Out On Chesterfield Mom Arrested for Child Abuse Video included

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As Chesterfield Police continue to investigate a mother charged with child abuse, the father of her oldest daughter is speaking out.Just days after 22-year old Jacklyn Owens was arrested on several counts of child abuse and neglect of two babies, the father of her five year old daughter, Joe Bitner, says it's about time.He described the room that his daughter had to stay in."It was just filthy. They didn't have food in the refrigerator. I had to go over there ... More>>

UPDATE: New Hannah Graham Missing Person Poster Released

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The Charlottesville Police Department has released a new missing persons poster for missing second-year college student Hannah Graham. This poster was released during a Wednesday press conference where law enforcement confirmed that Jesse Matthew has been arrested in connection with her disappearance in Texas.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

Man Reunites with Father After 27 Years Video included

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Vincent White and his mother have faced many challenges together, but their biggest challenge finally ended after Vincent turned 27-years-old."I did not tell him who his biological father was," says Belinda White. "As years went on, I realized that it wasn't the best decision that I could have made for his life.""When she told me that, I got very angry and jumped up and stormed off," recalls Vincent. He was 14 when his mother told him his step-dad was not his biological father.Belinda searche... More>>

8News Daytrippers: Hollywood Cemetery

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You may not think of a graveyard as a good place to take a day trip. But Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond isn't only beautiful, but a great place to soak up some historical knowledge. More>>

History Makers: Richmond Cycling Corps Video included

The new bike track is home to the Armstrong High School Cycling Team.  (Richmond Cycling Corps) The new bike track is home to the Armstrong High School Cycling Team. (Richmond Cycling Corps)
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8News is a proud sponsor of the 2014 History Makers Awards presented by the Valentine Richmond History Center. The recipients all have a hand in shaping our region. One of this year's winners is the Richmond Cycling Corps.It has been working in the Fairfield Court area for the past five years to introduce cycling to the community and recently turned an empty field behind Armstrong High School into a bike track.. More>>

UVA Official: Matthew Suspended from Job at UVA Health System Video included

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The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student has been suspended without pay by the University of Virginia Health System from his nursing assistant job.That information was confirmed by McGregor McCance of the University of Virginia Communications office in Charlottesville Wednesday afternoon. Matthew remains suspended without pay due to the criminal charges filed by the Charlottesville Police Department.Matthew has been charged with one count of abduction with intent t... More>>

Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges in Deadly Crash Video included

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.The decision was announced Wednesday, nearly seven weeks after Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race on Aug. 9 in Canandaigua. District Attorney Michael Tantillo also said Ward was under the influence of marijuana that night "enough to impair judgment."Ward had climbed from his car after it had ... More>>

Nelson Co. Commonwealth's Attorney: Matthews Not Involved in Alexis Murphy Case Video included

Arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew on Class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile. Arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew on Class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile.
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The Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney said today that there is no connection between the suspect in the case of missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, and the Alexis Murphy case. More>>

100 Beds for 100 Kids Campaign

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Join Bridging RVA in their mission to move at least 100 children in Richmond who are sleeping on floors, chairs and sofas into their own beds.
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NYPD Reviews Video of Pregnant Woman Falling to Ground While in Custody

Her son and his father face charges after their involvement in the incident and the NYPD is investigating what happened. (PHOTO: El Grito De Sunset Park/Facebook) Her son and his father face charges after their involvement in the incident and the NYPD is investigating what happened. (PHOTO: El Grito De Sunset Park/Facebook)
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New York City police are reviewing a video of an altercation between a visibly pregnant mother and an officer. More>>

Baby Gorilla Clings to Humans After Mother Rejects Her

The 5-week-old gorilla, named Kamina, was rejected by her mother, Ndjole, immediately after being born on Aug. 16 at the Oklahoma City Zoo, leaving her life at risk. (PHOTO: ABC News) The 5-week-old gorilla, named Kamina, was rejected by her mother, Ndjole, immediately after being born on Aug. 16 at the Oklahoma City Zoo, leaving her life at risk. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Two zoos are joining forces, working to find this adorable baby gorilla a new mom. More>>

Protesters Loot Store in Ferguson After Fire Destroyed Michael Brown Memorial Video included

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper looks inside the vandalized Beauty Town store on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., Sept. 23, 2014. | AP Photo A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper looks inside the vandalized Beauty Town store on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., Sept. 23, 2014. | AP Photo
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Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, late Tuesday night and looted a store, according to police, after a fire destroyed one of the memorials dedicated to 18-year-old Michael Brown. More>>

Red Shoe Rendezvous Provides Beds for Sick Children

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The Ronald McDonald House of Charities in Richmond is getting ready to hold it's biggest annual fundraiser of the year, the Red Shoe Rendezvous.
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Police Arrest Two for Powhatan Stabbing; One Man Still At Large

Powhatan Sheriff's Dept. is looking for this man, Erin Knipe, in connection with a stabbing Thursday night. (PHOTO: Powhatan County Sheriff's Department) Powhatan Sheriff's Dept. is looking for this man, Erin Knipe, in connection with a stabbing Thursday night. (PHOTO: Powhatan County Sheriff's Department)
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Amelia County and Powhatan County Sheriff's have arrested two of three suspects involved with a stabbing. More>>

Obama Calls for Dismantling IS 'Network of Death' Video included

President Barack Obama, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 24, 2014. | AP Photo President Barack Obama, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 24, 2014. | AP Photo
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Declaring the world at a "crossroads between war and peace," President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State


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"Thanks A Latte:" President Faces Criticism After Saluting Marines, Coffee in Hand

When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City he saluted two Marines at the bottom of the stairs as he held a coffee cup in the same hand. (PHOTO: ABC News) When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City he saluted two Marines at the bottom of the stairs as he held a coffee cup in the same hand. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City, he saluted two Marines at the bottom of the stairs as he held a coffee cup in the same hand. More>>

Richmond Police On Scene of Shooting in Gilpin Court

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Richmond Police are investigating a shooting that has left two people wounded.According to police, officers were called to the 1100 block of St. John's Street in the Gilpin Court community. Once on scene, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds.It is unknown what condition the two shooting victims are in currently.8News has a crew heading to the scene. Stay with 8News for the very latest information on this developing story.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

Jesse Matthew Charged With Abduction of Hannah Graham Video included

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The man who was the last person seen with missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was charged Tuesday evening with abduction with intent to defile. More>>

State Fair of Virginia Preps for Expected 200,000 Guests Video included

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200,000 festival go-ers are expected to attend the fair and believe it or not, the busiest part of the fair is taking place now, before the gates even open.
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Pastor: UPS Gunman Was 'Troubled' Over Work Video included

A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before taking his own life, police said. | AP Photo A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before taking his own life, police said. | AP Photo
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Fired a day earlier from UPS, a man put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear, police and the company say. More>>

Women Risking Lives and Breaking Barriers as Richmond Firefighters Video included

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“We don't have a double standard,” said Battalion Chief Melody Spivey, who's been with the department 14 year. “We all do the same skills and abilities in order to perform the job.”

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One of Five Metro Richmond Zoo Cheetah Cubs Dies Video included

The cub was on 24-hour watch before she was euthanized. Zoo officials believe the cause of death was kidney failure. The cub was on 24-hour watch before she was euthanized. Zoo officials believe the cause of death was kidney failure.
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The female cub had to be euthanized yesterday afternoon.
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Activists: Air Raids Hit IS Group in Eastern Syria Video included

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, part of the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron, lands after conducting strike missions against Islamic State group targets in Syria. | AP Photo An F/A-18F Super Hornet, part of the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron, lands after conducting strike missions against Islamic State group targets in Syria. | AP Photo
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At least 10 airstrikes hit suspected Islamic State positions on Wednesday in an eastern Syrian town near the Iraqi border, activists said. More>>

Manatee Keeps Watch Over Dog Before Rescue

Tampa Police Dept. officer Jodie Maxim captured this photo during rescue operation while TPD Marine Patrol arrived on Sept. 20, 2014. (PHOTO: Tampa PD) Tampa Police Dept. officer Jodie Maxim captured this photo during rescue operation while TPD Marine Patrol arrived on Sept. 20, 2014. (PHOTO: Tampa PD)
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A moment of kindness between two animals was captured by a Tampa police officer just before a colleague rescued a stranded dog from the Hillsborough River. More>>

Hard to Get Out Of Bed This Morning? Blame the Rain

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Rain today, steady this afternoon, clearing up Thursday, great weekend ahead for the State Fair! More>>

Man Wanted in Brutal Chesterfield Puppy Stabbing Video included

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Police have issued a warrant for a man in relation to an animal cruelty incident in which a pit bull puppy was stabbed more than 20 times. More>>

Hannah Graham Search: Jesse Matthew Charged with Abduction Video included

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Police held a news conference in Charlottesville Tuesday evening, more than a week since University of Virginia student Hannah Graham went missing. More>>

University of Virginia Issues Statement on Security, Safety

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Tuesday evening, the University of Virginia issued a statement about safety and security on the Charlottesville campus. Earlier today, a person of interest in the disappearance of Hannah Graham had a warrant issued for his arrest by police. 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr. has been charged with one felony count of abduction with intent to defile and two counts of reckless driving. Police are actively searching for Graham and Matthew, Jr.Below is the full-text statement from UVA released Tuesday ... More>>

'Teen Safe' App Lets Parents Keep Track of Their Kids Texts and Posts

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Among the questions facing parents these days are, How do you cyber-parent?And how much should you know about whom the kids talk, what they see, or what they look up?A new app lets parents read texts, even deleted messages, and a lot more. Is it spying? Or taking care of your kid?"If your intent is to spy then you're spying," said Ameeta Jain, the mom who designed 'Teen Safe'. She calls it loving parenting.The app can be used with iPhones or Androids, Facebook or Instagram,... More>>

Social Media Dare Causes Burning, Scarring on Young Participants

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VIRGINIA BEACH (WVEC) -- Have you heard of the salt and ice challenge? Lots of young people are taking it and getting permanently scarred."The salt and ice together on the skin can cause a burn similar to frostbite. The burn can be so significant it can result in permanent damage, disfigurement, disability and possibly even a systemic infection," explains Dr. Marilyn VanHorn.It's trending on social media sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but it's not new."A lot of people ha... More>>

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  • Video: Teens Try to Forcefully Bend iPhones at Apple store

    Video: Teens Try to Forcefully Bend iPhones at Apple store

    Monday, September 29 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-29 21:31:27 GMT
    Two British teens attempted to bend the new iPhone 6 at their local Apple store. (RazorConcepts / YouTube)Two British teens attempted to bend the new iPhone 6 at their local Apple store. (RazorConcepts / YouTube)
    As the world tries to decipher whether or not the new iPhone 6 is bendable, two British teens have attempted to shed truth on Apple's "Bendgate" in a very criminally negligent way.The video above shows two British teens voyaging into their local Apple store to test whether or not iPhone 6's will bend. They forcefully grip the display iPhone 6's at the store, and apply heavy force to the devices in order to make them bend. As the teens test the bending rumor, they nearly fracture the devices s...More >>
    As the world tries to decipher whether or not the new iPhone 6 is bendable, two British teens have attempted to shed truth on Apple's "Bendgate" in a very criminally negligent way.The video above shows two British teens voyaging into their local Apple store to test whether or not iPhone 6's will bend. They forcefully grip the display iPhone 6's at the store, and apply heavy force to the devices in order to make them bend. As the teens test the bending rumor, they nearly fracture the devices s...More >>
  • Cops Take On Mission to Place Homeless Mentally-Disabled Teen

    Cops Take On Mission to Place Homeless Mentally-Disabled Teen

    Thursday, September 25 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-09-26 00:56:19 GMT
    Two Washington state police officers are exceeding the call of duty in a mission to find a home for a homeless teen with mental and physical disabilities.Officers Paul Henderson and Derrick Lether of the Monroe Police Department were called by a concerned citizen who saw Jake, 19, walking in and out of the road along a busy highway last Thursday."As soon as we got on scene, it was evident that he had some mental disabilities," Lether said.Lether said the teenager had a hospital-discharge band...More >>
    Two Washington state police officers are exceeding the call of duty in a mission to find a home for a homeless teen with mental and physical disabilities.Officers Paul Henderson and Derrick Lether of the Monroe Police Department were called by a concerned citizen who saw Jake, 19, walking in and out of the road along a busy highway last Thursday."As soon as we got on scene, it was evident that he had some mental disabilities," Lether said.Lether said the teenager had a hospital-discharge band...More >>
  • When Bambi & Pals Photobomb Your Wedding Pics!

    When Bambi & Pals Photobomb Your Wedding Pics!

    Thursday, September 25 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-09-25 23:20:31 GMT
    Source: CNNSource: CNN
    Photographer Ian Christmann appropriately captioned this photo "Deerly beloved."While photographing a backyard wedding in New Jersey, Christmann noticed a group of deer at the edge of the property. He interrupted the bride and groom's dinner and asked them to slowly approach the deer to get a shot!"The deer were quite jittery as we approached, so I didn't expect that we would be able to get so close!" Christmann wrote on his blog.But, the deer didn't run away and Christmann was able to get th...More >>
    Photographer Ian Christmann appropriately captioned this photo "Deerly beloved."While photographing a backyard wedding in New Jersey, Christmann noticed a group of deer at the edge of the property. He interrupted the bride and groom's dinner and asked them to slowly approach the deer to get a shot!"The deer were quite jittery as we approached, so I didn't expect that we would be able to get so close!" Christmann wrote on his blog.But, the deer didn't run away and Christmann was able to get th...More >>
  • Miss America 2015 Explains After Hazing Allegations

    Miss America 2015 Explains After Hazing Allegations

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-09-23 17:38:55 GMT
    Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev (PHOTO: ABC News)Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev (PHOTO: ABC News)
    Miss America winner Kira Kazantsev is denying allegations that she harshly hazed members of her college sorority this morning.More >>
    Miss America winner Kira Kazantsev is denying allegations that she harshly hazed members of her college sorority this morning.More >>
  • See Good Samaritans Flip SUV to Save Teens in River

    See Good Samaritans Flip SUV to Save Teens in River

    Monday, September 22 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-22 12:37:33 GMT
    Bystanders rushed to the aid of three teens who were trapped in an SUV that landed upside down in Utah's Jordan River, authorities said.A teen driver, unable to hit the brakes hard enough at a red light, lost control of his parents' vehicle after allegedly speeding down the highway, officials say. The SUV plowed through the guard rails before landing in the river."I saw it. The vehicle exploded in front of me right there, just pieces and parts,” eyewitness Brian Adams told ABC News affiliate ...More >>
    Bystanders rushed to the aid of three teens who were trapped in an SUV that landed upside down in Utah's Jordan River, authorities said.A teen driver, unable to hit the brakes hard enough at a red light, lost control of his parents' vehicle after allegedly speeding down the highway, officials say. The SUV plowed through the guard rails before landing in the river."I saw it. The vehicle exploded in front of me right there, just pieces and parts,” eyewitness Brian Adams told ABC News affiliate ...More >>
  • Richmond SPCA Names New Animals After 8News Team

    Richmond SPCA Names New Animals After 8News Team

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:14:15 GMT
    The admissions team at the SPCA named a litter of four kittens, Amie, Vrabel, Densmore and Kirkpatrick all in honor of our team.More >>
    The admissions team at the SPCA named a litter of four kittens, Amie, Vrabel, Densmore and Kirkpatrick all in honor of our team.More >>
  • Further Testing Needed to Confirm Enterovirus-68 at St. Mary's Hospital

    Further Testing Needed to Confirm Enterovirus-68 at St. Mary's Hospital

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:42:00 GMT
    11 children who were showing possible symptoms of Enterovirus-68 have all been released from St. Mary's Hospital.More >>
    11 children who were showing possible symptoms of Enterovirus-68 have all been released from St. Mary's Hospital.More >>
  • You’re Ordering Your Coffee Wrong: Baristas Spill the Beans

    You’re Ordering Your Coffee Wrong: Baristas Spill the Beans

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-09-05 01:56:59 GMT
    Source: ABC NewsSource: ABC News
    Coffee is the most valuable traded commodity in the world, second only to oil. But while the average American worker spends $1,000 on coffee every year, there's a chance they might not be ordering from their barista correctly.Tune in for the full story on ABC News' "20/20" on Friday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. ET.“I think that there is an inaccurate perception of the negativity and bitterness of the barista,” former barista Max Reid told ABC News' “20/20.”On average, coffee shop baristas get paid $8....More >>
    Coffee is the most valuable traded commodity in the world, second only to oil. But while the average American worker spends $1,000 on coffee every year, there's a chance they might not be ordering from their barista correctly.Tune in for the full story on ABC News' "20/20" on Friday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. ET.“I think that there is an inaccurate perception of the negativity and bitterness of the barista,” former barista Max Reid told ABC News' “20/20.”On average, coffee shop baristas get paid $8....More >>
  • Concern Over Petersburg Emergency Response Times

    Concern Over Petersburg Emergency Response Times

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:41 GMT
    Petersburg residents may be seeing a change in service if they call 9-1-1.Earlier this year on July 1st , the city authorized a $92,000 funding cut to a private company that responds to emergency calls within the city.The company is called Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, and with the change, the company will now be responding to fewer emergency calls within the city of Petersburg. Fire stations at strategic locations will take over calls within certain areas."It would be very sad for this ...More >>
    Petersburg residents may be seeing a change in service if they call 9-1-1.Earlier this year on July 1st , the city authorized a $92,000 funding cut to a private company that responds to emergency calls within the city.The company is called Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, and with the change, the company will now be responding to fewer emergency calls within the city of Petersburg. Fire stations at strategic locations will take over calls within certain areas."It would be very sad for this ...More >>
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