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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wears a shirt calling attention to two black Ohioans killed during encounters with law enforcement before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland, Dec. 14, 2014 (Photo: Tony Dejak/AP) Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wears a shirt calling attention to two black Ohioans killed during encounters with law enforcement before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland, Dec. 14, 2014 (Photo: Tony Dejak/AP)

NFL's Hawkins Defends Decision to Wear T-Shirt Protesting Cleveland Police Shootings

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Wide receiver Andre Hawkins spoke out Monday about his decision to wear a t-shirt protesting two recent police shootings in Ohio. More>>

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Manhunt Widens For Ex-Marine In Pennsylvania Spree Shooting That Killed 6

This undated photo provided by the Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney in Norristown, Pa., shows Bradley William Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, Pa., a suspect in six shooting deaths in Montgomery County on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. | AP Photo This undated photo provided by the Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney in Norristown, Pa., shows Bradley William Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, Pa., a suspect in six shooting deaths in Montgomery County on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. | AP Photo
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Schools closed and hospitals and other public places tightened security as police in two suburban Philadelphia counties hunted on Tuesday for a Marine veteran suspected of killing six. More>>

Hero Tortoise Helps Friend Get Back On Its Feet

Video captured in Nov. 2014 at the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan shows a tortoise helping another tortoise to safety. (Photo: AuDi Yu/YouTube) Video captured in Nov. 2014 at the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan shows a tortoise helping another tortoise to safety. (Photo: AuDi Yu/YouTube)
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This video shows a tortoise helping a friend get back on his feet after finding a second tortoise flipped upside down, stuck on its shell. More>>

Red Cross Assisting Four People Who Lost Jackson Ward Home To House Fire Video included

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Four people in the city are now without a home after it went up in flames last night only nine days before Christmas. More>>

Rain Moves Into RVA Today, Threat For Winter Storm Ahead

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Rain showers this afternoon, quiet weather throughout the rest of the week, winter storm threat for Saturday & Sunday. More>>

Thousands of ATM Cards Compromised At Union First Market Bank Video included

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The bank says that about 3,000 of their 200,000 ATM cardholders were impacted.
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Binford Middle To Become Arts Specialty & College Prep School Video included

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Binford Middle School will now become an arts specialty and Spring Board college prep school. More>>

New York City's Newest Cat Cafe, Meow Parlour, Opens Today

A patron of Meow Parlour, the newly opened cat cafe in SoHo, New York, pets a cat by the window, Dec. 15, 2015. (PHOTO: ABC News) A patron of Meow Parlour, the newly opened cat cafe in SoHo, New York, pets a cat by the window, Dec. 15, 2015. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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If you love cats and pastries, you'll want to visit Meow Parlour -- New York City's first permanent cat cafe. More>>

Local Gay Rights Advocates Fight Controversial I-95 Billboard's Message Video included

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The Gay Community Center of Richmond is fighting back against a controversial billboard on Interstate 95.
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Court Documents Reveal Details In Delegate Joe Morrisey's Case Video included

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The evidence includes texts sent from the alleged victim saying, "OMG so much I have to tell you but the most important thing is!!! I just ****** my boss tonight in our office on the desk..." More>>

Police Seek Commercial Burglary Suspects in Richmond Video included

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The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the men pictured to the right who broke into a convenience store last week.
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One Man Shot During Attempted Robbery In Richmond Video included

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Police have confirmed to 8News that a man was shot during an attempted robbery on Carlisle Avenue. More>>

Three Dead, Including Gunman, In Sydney Hostage Crisis Video included

Police officers chat on the scene of the siege at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images) Police officers chat on the scene of the siege at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)
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After a flurry of loud bangs, five or six hostages were seen running from the building and a swarm of heavily armed police the swooped into the cafe early Tuesday, Sydney-time.

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1,000 Pound Cow Being Jumps Over 6 Foot Fence To Escape Slaughter in Idaho

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A 1,000-pound cow being prepared for slaughter jumped a 6-foot fence and bolted through the streets of Pocatello before police shot and killed it following a lengthy pursuit. More>>

See Richmond's Tacky Lights Display From a Drone's Point of View

A view of Al and Esther Thompson's lit home. (PHOTO: DarylWatkins.com) A view of Al and Esther Thompson's lit home. (PHOTO: DarylWatkins.com)
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Al Thompson's Christmas light display can almost be seen from space... we're guessing, anyway! More>>

Midlothian Woman Charged with Arson In Chesterfield Shed Fire

Billie A. Cain (PHOTO: Chesterfield County Fire Department) Billie A. Cain (PHOTO: Chesterfield County Fire Department)
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Police have arrested and charged a Midlothian woman with arson after an early morning shed fire. More>>

Boy Struck by Lightning Leaves Hospital in Time for Christmas

Alex Hermann in front of holiday decorations at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas before being released from the hospital. (PHOTO: Pray For Alex/Facebook) Alex Hermann in front of holiday decorations at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas before being released from the hospital. (PHOTO: Pray For Alex/Facebook)
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After being struck by lightning and being forced to spend three months in the hospital, all this 9-year-old wants is to cuddle with his dog and set up the family Christmas tree. More>>

Police Arrest Woman In Connection to Chesterfield Robbery, Shooting

Tanya C. Rodriguez (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police) Tanya C. Rodriguez (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)
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Police have arrested two people in connection to a robbery and shooting that occurred Monday. More>>

At Least 5 Dead in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Shootings, Sources Say

A series of shootings were reported in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Dec. 15, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News/WPVI) A series of shootings were reported in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Dec. 15, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News/WPVI)
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Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia. More>>

Richmond School Board to Decide Fate of Binford Middle Tonight Video included

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The Richmond School Board is expected to vote on the future of Binford Middle School at its meeting tonight.
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Odds-Defying Babies Born At 10:11 On 12/13/14

Baby Hazel Grace was born at 10:11 a.m. on 12/13/14 to parents Leisha Campbell and Shawn Zimmerman of Cleveland, Ohio. (PHOTO: Cleveland Clinic News Service) Baby Hazel Grace was born at 10:11 a.m. on 12/13/14 to parents Leisha Campbell and Shawn Zimmerman of Cleveland, Ohio. (PHOTO: Cleveland Clinic News Service)
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Two baby girls have defied the odds with a very unusual birth date. More>>

Date Set For Delvin Barnes Federal Trial In Philadelphia Video included

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The trial was originally set for January, but Barnes will now appear in court on May 4. More>>

Virginia Political Leaders Call For Morrissey To Step Down Video included

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Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) spoke Sunday after attending church services Sunday. He said he was “disappointed” that Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other legislative leaders urged him to resign.
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Joe Morrissey Enters Alford Plea to Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Video included

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Del. Joe Morrissey will serve up to six months in jail after pleading Friday to one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor...

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Watch Soldier Surprise Family at Anaheim Ducks Hockey Game

(PHOTO: YouTube/Anaheim Ducks Videos) (PHOTO: YouTube/Anaheim Ducks Videos)
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A military wife who went to a hockey game for the chance to Skype with her deployed husband on the arena's Jumbotron was understandably shocked when her husband instead appeared next to her. More>>

Shooting In Petersburg Leaves One Dead

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When police arrived they found a woman in her 40's in the drivers seat suffering for a gunshot wound. More>>

Water Main Break Closes Two Spotsylvania Schools

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Wilderness Elementary Schools and Ni River Middle School will both be closed Monday as a result of the utility issue. More>>

Friends Say They Pushed UVA 'Jackie' To Call Cops

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Three friends of an alleged victim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity told The Associated Press that a magazine article about the attack was wrong on a number of key points. More>>

Train Hits Car On Track In Henrico-Woman Arrested For DUI

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Early Sunday morning around 1:19 am, Henrico Police received a call for a vehicle that was possibly driving on the RR tracks at Hungary Road near Purcell Road or was stuck. Witnesses saw the woman driver turn onto the tracks and get stuck. As officers responded to the location the driver of the vehicle was located. Shortly after that a northbound freight train coming from the ACCA yard struck the car while it was sitting on the tracks. The car was pushed down the tracks about a half mile. No ... More>>

One Person Fatally Shot in Hopewell

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Hopewell Police are investigating a murder after a man was shot overnight Sunday. More>>

L.C. Bird Wins State Championship 22-19

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- The L.C. Bird Skyhawks won their third straight VHSL Football State Championship Saturday with a 22-19 victory over the Tuscarora Huskies of Loudoun County. Skyhawks quarterback Jalen Elliott connected with Waymond Pete for a 31-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter that proved to be the winning score. Elliott then hit Tyler Wilkins for the two-point conversion to end the scoring. The outcome remained in doubt with 1:30 remaining in the game as the Huskies faced a 4t... More>>

School Shooting: Three Injured in Portland, Police Say

A shooting near a high school in Portland, Ore. was reported on Dec. 12, 2014. (PHOTO: KOIN/ABC News) A shooting near a high school in Portland, Ore. was reported on Dec. 12, 2014. (PHOTO: KOIN/ABC News)
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Officials say a shooter wounded two boys and one girl outside an alternative high school in what may be a gang-related attack in Portland, Oregon. More>>

Six Dogs That Definitely Deserve To Go To Heaven

Lassie appears in this undated photo. (Photo: ABC News) Lassie appears in this undated photo. (Photo: ABC News)
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All dogs really do go to heaven. At least that's what Pope Francis recently suggested when he consoled a young boy whose dog had just died, telling him "paradise is open to all of God's creatures." More>>

The "Twelve Days of Reading" is Positively Richmond

8News Anchor Amy Lacey reads to Miles Jones students during the Twelve Days of Reading 8News Anchor Amy Lacey reads to Miles Jones students during the Twelve Days of Reading
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A love of reading can take you far. It's why Miles Jones Elementary in South Richmond is giving students the tools they need to succeed this holiday season and beyond.   The Twelve Days of Reading is part of an ongoing effort to boost literacy at the school. More>>

Adorable Sister Tries To Get Brother On Santa's 'Nice List'

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It's that time of year when little children are trying to get on Santa's good list. More>>

Twelve Students Involved In Multiple Altercations At Armstrong High School

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Police showed up at Armstrong High School after a fight broke out Friday. Richmond Public Schools spokesperson Cletisha Lovelace confirmed that five students were involved in the altercation. More>>

Hermitage High School Student In Custody After Bringing Gun On Campus Video included

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Hermitage High School's principal sent out a phone message to parents Friday morning after a student was found with a loaded weapon on school grounds. More>>

Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation Of Two Richmond Apartment Buildings

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This is the same address of a leak that forced 150 residents out of their homes overnight Tuesday. More>>

Teacher Tracks Down Students To Return 20-Year-Old Letters

This teacher tracks you down 20 years after high school...to give you a blast from the past. (PHOTO: WestJet/YouTube) This teacher tracks you down 20 years after high school...to give you a blast from the past. (PHOTO: WestJet/YouTube)
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What if you could have a conversation with your high school self? More>>

Senate to Take Up $1.1 Trillion Bill to Keep Government Running

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev., left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. | AP Photo Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev., left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. | AP Photo
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A battle between the Senate's old school veterans and new-breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and liberal Elizabeth Warren took shape Friday as leaders pushed for passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill needed to keep the government running. More>>

Woman Visits Toys ‘R’ Us, Pays Off Everybody’s Layaway Accounts

One made Christmas for 150 people when she paid off their open layaway accounts at a Mass. Toy's 'R' Us. (PHOTO: ABC News) One made Christmas for 150 people when she paid off their open layaway accounts at a Mass. Toy's 'R' Us. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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‘Tis the season.A woman is being hailed as a "layaway angel" after she went into a Toys ‘R' Us store in Massachusetts on Wednesday and paid off every open layaway account. More>>

Chesterfield Fire Responds To Early Morning House Fire Video included

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Firefighters were busy this morning battling an early morning house fire. More>>

Donations Needed for 1,700 Kids Expected at 'El Juguetazo' in Chesterfield Video included

Stephanie and her family plans on going to 'El Juguetazo' in just a few weeks. Orgnizers have been struggling to find enough toy donations for the event. Stephanie and her family plans on going to 'El Juguetazo' in just a few weeks. Orgnizers have been struggling to find enough toy donations for the event.
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This is the 11th year of "El Juguetazo" in Chesterfield, and organizers say it's expected to be bigger than ever. The event is on January 10 at L.C. Bird High School and celebrates Three Kings Day. It attracts a huge Latino crowd, and many kids come from families that can't afford presents for the holidays.Elizabeth Garcia and her family plan on going to "El Juguetazo" in just a few weeks. They're just one of the hundreds of families that will come out to get a brand new toy and celebrate the... More>>

New Questions Arise About Rolling Stone's UVa. Rape Story

Kathryn Hendley, Alex Stone and Ryan, who asked ABC News to withhold his last name, discuss Jackie and the Rolling Stone article. (PHOTO: ABC News) Kathryn Hendley, Alex Stone and Ryan, who asked ABC News to withhold his last name, discuss Jackie and the Rolling Stone article. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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College students described as friends of the victim of an alleged rape at UVa. detailed in an explosive Rolling Stone article spoke to ABC News Thursday and said some parts of the story are false. More>>

Dad Delivers Baby Son in 7-Eleven Parking Lot

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There was no time to waste when Liam Su came into the world Tuesday morning. More>>

Elvis The Dog Is A Walking Holiday Miracle From The Richmond SPCA

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Meet Elvis! This amazing video from the Richmond SPCA shows the 5-year-old shepherd mix taking his first steps on his own after being paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
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Norfolk Zoo Celebrates New Siamang's Birthday

A newborn Siamang rests in his mom's arms. (PHOTO: Virginia Zoo/Greg Bockheim) A newborn Siamang rests in his mom's arms. (PHOTO: Virginia Zoo/Greg Bockheim)
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The Virginia Zoo is celebrating the birth of a new siamang. More>>

Beautiful Weekend Ahead, Showers Possible For Tuesday

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Nice weekend ahead, warming trend through Tuesday, very slight chance of showers Tuesday afternoon. More>>

8News Investigates: You May Have A Faulty Carbon Monoxide, Smoke Alarm At Home Video included

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8News has learned you could have a faulty detector in your home right now. More>>

Six Pitbull Puppies Stolen at Gunpoint in Sour Craigslist Deal Video included

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Six pitbull puppies are stolen at gunpoint after a Craigslist sale goes wrong in Richmond.The victim tells 8News that it seemed like a normal call for her ad. A buyer called and said he wanted to look at the puppies and pick three for Christmas gifts for his kids. They agreed to meet on Chelsea Street in Richmond, when the buyer and a second man pulled a gun."He then proceeded to turn it on my boyfriend and said he was taking the puppies. We had them in a white laundry basket, so I grabbed th... More>>

New App Puts Health Care at Patients' Fingertips Video included

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A first-of-its-kind health app is launching in Central Virginia. HCA Virginia launched a new app this week aimed at making health care easier and more accessible for patients. Patients can schedule doctors appointments, read about current health topics, and get real time updates from doctors.“So often you call your doctor and you're given the next appointment which may or may not be convenient to you,” said Dr. Jermiah O'Shea, HCA Chief Medical Information Officer.Telemedicine is a growing tr... More>>

Men Arrested after Teen Thwarts Chesterfield Home Invasion Video included

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New details have been revealed on how a 13-year old boy thwarted a frightening home invasion in Chesterfield.It happened Wednesday afternoon on Clivendon Court, near Courthouse Road and Lucks Lane.Detectives say two men broke into the home while the teen and his 2-year-old little sister were inside.The children's aunt, who doesn't want to be identified, says one suspect climbed in through a back window."Came through a small kitchen window and then came and opened the door for the other one an... More>>

Dog Comforts Fellow Canine Having A Bad Dream

One dog having a nightmare was rescued by his other furry canine friend. (PHOTO: Brooke Conti/YouTube) One dog having a nightmare was rescued by his other furry canine friend. (PHOTO: Brooke Conti/YouTube)
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Whether you're human or canine, nothing is worse than a nightmare! But one pup stepped in when he noticed his furry friend having a bad dream. More>>

Big Honor for Richmond's "Secret Millionaire" Video included

Debbie Johnston surprised Reach Fellowship International with $70,000 (Courtesy:  Care Advantage) Debbie Johnston surprised Reach Fellowship International with $70,000 (Courtesy: Care Advantage)
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It has been well over a year since Chesterfield business owner Debbie Johnston appeared on ABC's Secret Millionaire show. She flew from Richmond, Virginia to Richmond, California to donate her time and money to help a city riddled with crime, poverty and gang violence. Next week Johnston is going back for a very special honor. More>>

Two Seriously Injured in Louisa Crash Thursday

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Two men suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Louisa Thursday morning. One of the vehicles was carrying 77,000 pounds of gravel.The crash took place on Chopping Road (Route 623) around 10:55 a.m. A 2004 Ford box truck was traveling south on the roadway when it crossed the double yellow line and struck a northbound 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.The Peterbilt was carrying 77,000 pounds of gravel; none spilled onto the roadway and no hazardous materials were leaked.The Ford's driv... More>>

This Village of 500 People Sends 50,000 Christmas Cards

This year, the U.S. Postal Service released a holiday stamp with that famous red nose. (PHOTO: ABC News/WAOW) This year, the U.S. Postal Service released a holiday stamp with that famous red nose. (PHOTO: ABC News/WAOW)
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One post office in Wisconsin becomes extra busy during the holiday season, because of a special postmark for people in the spirit of the season. More>>

Need a Hug? Professional Cuddling Service Wants to Launch in RVA

A local business owner has launched a crowd-funding campaign to bring a professional cuddling salon to Richmond. (Photo: IndieGogo/The Holding Company) A local business owner has launched a crowd-funding campaign to bring a professional cuddling salon to Richmond. (Photo: IndieGogo/The Holding Company)
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If you find yourself in need of a hug, a little cuddling could be just what you need to feel better.  More>>

Broad St. Closed as Police Investigate Suspicious Package

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Part of Broad Street was shut down Thursday afternoon, as police investigated a suspicious package. More>>

Officer Catches Woman Stealing Eggs, Buys Them for Her Instead

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A woman in Tarrant City, Alabama had just been caught stealing eggs from a supermarket, but she didn't end up walking away with a ticket. More>>

Craigslist Deal Gone Wrong Leads To Robbery, Shots Fired

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Craiglists users trying to sell their six pitbull puppies were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday. More>>

US Nurse Exposed to Ebola Monitored in DC Area

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An American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone is being admitted to the National Institutes of Health near Washington, D.C. More>>

Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation At Colonial Heights Middle School

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No one was injured and students were evacuated as a precautionary measure, officials say. More>>

Man Wins Christmas With Adorable Surprise Marriage Proposal

(PHOTO: YouTube/Kerry Langdon Down) (PHOTO: YouTube/Kerry Langdon Down)
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'Tis the season to get engaged! More>>

Crews Battle Chesterfield House Fire Thursday Morning Video included

(PHOTO: Chesterfield Fire) (PHOTO: Chesterfield Fire)
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One person was rescued from the structure and is being taken to a hospital. Their condition as of now is unclear. More>>

Sheep Clad in Christmas Sweater Found Wandering Streets of Omaha

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Nebraska Humane Society spokeswoman Pam Wiese says someone reclaimed the sheep, named Gage, Tuesday evening. More>>

Giant Panda Triplets Meet Their Mom For The First Time

The world's only surviving giant panda triplets met their mother for the first time on Tuesday. The world's only surviving giant panda triplets met their mother for the first time on Tuesday.
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The world's only surviving giant panda triplets met their mother for the first time on Tuesday. More>>

Baby Boy Born on Southwest Airlines Flight Doing Well

In this file photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft is serviced at Los Angeles International Airport on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (PHOTO: ABC News) In this file photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft is serviced at Los Angeles International Airport on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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When Southwest Airlines flight 623 took off, they had 111 passengers on board. When they landed, they had 112. More>>

New Goodwill Store Opens Thursday Morning In Henrico Video included

A 22,000 square foot Goodwill store is opening today in Henrico. (PHOTO: Goodwill) A 22,000 square foot Goodwill store is opening today in Henrico. (PHOTO: Goodwill)
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A new Goodwill store is opening in the area on Thursday and it will give more to the community than just a place to shop. More>>

Sunny Today, Clouds This Afternoon; Showers Could Return By Tuesday

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Still breezy today, sunshine through Monday, near 60 Sunday and Monday. More>>

8News Investigates: Woman Calls On City to Have Old Trees Removed Video included

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For over a year, 78-year-old Marie Hart says she's asked city leaders to do something about the problem. More>>

Middle School Boy Called 911 When Men Broke Into Chesterfield Home Video included

David Britton, a neighbor of the family who had their home broken into yesterday while at home, recounted the scary tale to us. David Britton, a neighbor of the family who had their home broken into yesterday while at home, recounted the scary tale to us.
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David Britton, a neighbor of the family who had their home broken into yesterday while at home, recounted the scary tale to us. More>>

Va. Charges Dismissed Against Abduction, Rape Suspect Delvin Barnes Video included

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Virginia prosecutors have dismissed charges, for now, against Delvin Barnes. Barnes is suspected in both a Philadelphia abduction case and a Charles City County rape and abduction case. More>>

Cookies Help Send Local Girl and Her Family on a Dream Trip Video included

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A local 5-year-old with cerebral palsy got an early Christmas gift Wednesday, made possible by chocolate chip cookies.A More>>

Stranger Pens Note to Man About Cheating Wife

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Should he have penned the note...or stayed out of it?  More>>

Attorney for Alleged UVA Rape Victim Releases Statement

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Palma Pustilnik has been retained as legal council to represent the alleged UVA rape victim known as "Jackie." More>>

Kings Dominion Business Owners Seek Public's Help in Identifying Robbery Suspects

Two males enter the back of Rita's Water Ice inside Kings Dominion Park. Two males enter the back of Rita's Water Ice inside Kings Dominion Park.
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The owners of Rita's Water Ice located inside Kings Dominion need help identifying two males who stole one of the owner's wallet.
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RVA Fitness Give This Weekend Video included

These 16 studios are participating in the first annual RVA Fitness Give. These 16 studios are participating in the first annual RVA Fitness Give.
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Planning to get in a workout this weekend?  You can spin, plie, go to boot camp and more for a good cause.  Pedals are pounding at Boho Cycle Studio, home base for the very first RVA Fitness Give.
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VCU Med Students Take Part in Nationwide #BlackLivesMatter Protest

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Medical students at Virginia Commonwealth University participated in a nationwide #BlackLivesMatter protest on Wednesday in response to the recent decisions by authorities to not bring indictments in the police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. More>>

Charles Samuels Withdraws Name For Richmond City Council President

Charles Samuels announced Tuesday his plan to withdraw his name for the running of Richmond City Council President. Michelle Mosby (left) is expected to be nominated. (PHOTOS: Twitter/@MsHelpMeHelpYou, Facebook) Charles Samuels announced Tuesday his plan to withdraw his name for the running of Richmond City Council President. Michelle Mosby (left) is expected to be nominated. (PHOTOS: Twitter/@MsHelpMeHelpYou, Facebook)
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"Yesterday I informed my colleagues on Richmond City Council that I am withdrawing my name for consideration as Richmond City Council President," former city council pres. Samuels said in a note detailing his resignation.
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This Man's Light Display Earns Him the Unofficial Title 'King of Christmas'

This is what your house would look like covered in 200,000 lights. (PHOTO: Mark Passmore/Apex) This is what your house would look like covered in 200,000 lights. (PHOTO: Mark Passmore/Apex)
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The entire display is comprised of around 200,000 lights and it takes about five weeks to set up, really giving the star character of National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation" a run for his money. More>>

Investigators Identify Driver In Fatal Jahnke Road Crash Video included

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Richmond Police received a call at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday of a two car accident resulting in a fatality.
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Boater Rescued After Missing For 12 Days At Sea

A man stranded at sea for 12 days was rescued Tuesday. (PHOTO: CNN) A man stranded at sea for 12 days was rescued Tuesday. (PHOTO: CNN)
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A man missing since Novmber 27 after he radioed a mayday from his waterlogged sailing vessel was found alive and uninjured Tuesday 64 miles south of Honolulu, Coast Guard officials said. More>>

Lawmakers Seal Deal On $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

A cyclist rides across the front plaza of the US Capitol, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington. | AP Photo A cyclist rides across the front plaza of the US Capitol, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington. | AP Photo
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Just hours before the deadline, Congress managed to agree on a funding bill Tuesday, avoiding another government shutdown. More>>

Cam Newton Suffers Back Fractures From Car Accident

Cam Newton leaves the field following a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Dec. 7, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Cam Newton leaves the field following a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Dec. 7, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered two fractures in his back after being involved in a car accident on Tuesday afternoon. More>>

5-Year-Old Battling Cancer Gets Surprise Photo Shoot With Cinderella

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A little girl battling cancer, self-conscious about her hair loss, learned that anyone can be a princess when she got to meet a Cinderella that looked just like her. More>>

Chesterfield Bus Drivers Petition School Leaders For Pay Raise, Safer Buses Video included

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On Tuesday night, nearly 100 drivers went before the board and requested a five percent raise. Many say they live below the federal poverty level. More>>

Hundreds March in Fourth Day of Protests in California

Protesters block a major highway in Berkeley, California. | AP Photo Protesters block a major highway in Berkeley, California. | AP Photo
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Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by police marched through downtown Berkeley streets, briefly blocking traffic on a state highway, and delaying train services. More>>

Quaker Steak And Lube In Richmond Closes Doors Video included

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Dozens of employees at a local restaurant wake up to discover they're out of a job and they want answers. More>>

Hanover County Schools Faces Controversy Over Book Ban Video included

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Some students call it censorship. Others believe it's appropriate to keep some things out of the classroom. More>>

Sunny Skies Through The Weekend, Rain Early Next Week

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Sunshine, windy & seasonable today, sunny skies through Monday, showers possible on Tuesday. More>>

New UVa Safety Plan Introduced By President Sullivan Video included

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"Our mission is to deliver a great educational experience, and we cannot succeed in our mission if our students are not safe."That was UVa's president Teresa Sullivan addressing students last week in response to some serious allegations made in a Rolling Stone article alleging a gang rape at a fraternity house. The magazine has since backed off somewhat but UVa is moving forward. The president is coming out this week with an action plan to ensure student safety. Some say they're glad Sullivan... More>>

8News Investigates: Group Wants Illegal Signs Removed from RVA Sidewalks Video included

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Signs, signs, everywhere signs.You see them blocking sidewalks or tied to utility poles and trees. More>>

UPDATE: NFL's Cam Newton Suffers Two Back Fractures in Car Wreck

Cam Newon (Photo: AP) Cam Newon (Photo: AP)
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Quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers was taken to the hospital following a car wreck early Tuesday afternoon.
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Couple Gives Cracker Barrel Waitress The Tip Of A Lifetime

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It's not totally uncommon to tip your server a little extra during the holidays, but one Arkansas couple goes above and beyond. More>>

Senate Report Reveals CIA's 'Brutal' Interrogation Tactics

The torture report released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA deceived the nation with its insistence that the harsh interrogation tactics had saved lives. | AP Photo The torture report released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA deceived the nation with its insistence that the harsh interrogation tactics had saved lives. | AP Photo
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Senate investigators accused the CIA of inflicting suffering on prisoners beyond legal limits and deceiving the nation with narratives of life-saving interrogations in a new report released Tuesday. More>>

Four Displaced After Hanover House Fire

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Four people were displaced and several pets made it out of a Beaverdam home after it caught fire early Tuesday morning. More>>

Owner Catches Yellow Lab on Camera Raiding the Fridge

Allie, a 12-year-old yellow lab, raides the refridgerator. Allie, a 12-year-old yellow lab, raides the refridgerator.
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Allie was caught on camera raiding the refrigerator and freezer and  by her owner, radio host Adam Montiel, who couldn't figure out how his intelligent pet was accessing the fridge when he wasn't home. More>>

FOUND: Police Locate Missing Highland Springs Woman

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Police are combing the area searching for a missing woman with a mental disability who they believe is endangered. More>>

Royal Visit: Prince William and Duchess Kate Come to The U.S.

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Prince William and his wife, Kate, are on their second day today of a three day visit to the United States. More>>

Volunteers Bring Santa to Remote Alaska Village

The Alaska National Guard provided transport for the good Samaritan program Operation Santa, which took gifts and schools supplies to about 300 children in the Inupiat Eskimo community. | AP Photo The Alaska National Guard provided transport for the good Samaritan program Operation Santa, which took gifts and schools supplies to about 300 children in the Inupiat Eskimo community. | AP Photo
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Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream. More>>

Afghanistan Veteran Reunited With Bulldog After She Was Given Away

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True love trumps all, especially between John Russo and his beloved American bulldog, Bones. More>>

UVa. President Outlines Series of Changes in Letter to Parents

Students hold signs at a Board of Visitors meeting at the University of Virginia to discuss possible changes to the school's sexual assault policy after an article was published by Rolling Stone alleging rape at a fraternity there. | AP Photo Students hold signs at a Board of Visitors meeting at the University of Virginia to discuss possible changes to the school's sexual assault policy after an article was published by Rolling Stone alleging rape at a fraternity there. | AP Photo
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University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan outlined a series of changes made at the school and defended the university's staff in the wake of a Rolling Stone article alleging sexual assault at the school. More>>

NBA Star Breaks Down Remembering Girl Who Passed After Battle With Cancer

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) reacts after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 133-132 in double overtime. | AP Photo Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) reacts after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 133-132 in double overtime. | AP Photo
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Washington Wizards player John Wall had an emotional moment during a post-game interview, shedding tears as he remembered a 6-year-old girl who he befriended, that lost her battle with cancer Monday. More>>

Federal Autopsy Released in Ferguson Shooting

Michael Brown is seen in this photo posted to Facebook, May 19, 2013. Michael Brown is seen in this photo posted to Facebook, May 19, 2013.
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A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner hired by 18-year-old Michael Brown's family. More>>

Drone With Mistletoe In Restaurant? What Could Go Wrong?

Georgine Benvenuto was struck in the face by TGI Fridays' flying drone. (PHOTO: ABC News) Georgine Benvenuto was struck in the face by TGI Fridays' flying drone. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Brooklyn photographer Georgine Benvenuto has no love for TGI Fridays drone that carries mistletoe throughout the restaurant after one struck her in the face and got tangled in her hair. More>>

Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train in California

A protesters raises his arms as California Highway Patrol Officers stand in front of him as protesters block traffic on Highway 80 in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. in response to police killings in Missouri and New York. | AP Photo A protesters raises his arms as California Highway Patrol Officers stand in front of him as protesters block traffic on Highway 80 in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. in response to police killings in Missouri and New York. | AP Photo
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Hundreds of people marched for a third night a row, blocking a highway and stopping a train protesting grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men.

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Gas Leak Forces 150 Residents From Southside Apartment Complex Video included

A viewer sent us this photo of her apartment which has been shut down because of a gas leak in the 700 block of Stockton Street. A viewer sent us this photo of her apartment which has been shut down because of a gas leak in the 700 block of Stockton Street.
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A gas leak forced dozens of residents from their homes at Hopper Lofts early Tuesday morning on the city's south side. More>>

Rainy Today With A Beautiful Weekend Ahead

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Rain throughout the day, sunshine returns Wednesday, dry and sunny through the weekend. More>>

Mother, 2 Young Sons Among 6 Dead in Plane Crash Video included

Smoke is seen after a small plane crashed in to a home and damaged others in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Dec. 8, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News/WJLA) Smoke is seen after a small plane crashed in to a home and damaged others in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Dec. 8, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News/WJLA)
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A mother and her two young sons, one of them just a month old, were killed Monday morning when a private jet crashed into their two-story wood-frame home, which was engulfed in a fireball immediately.

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Kidnapped Minneapolis Girl Reunites With Family, Police Search For Abductor

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A 7-year-old girl stolen from her home is safe with her family today as police continue to comb through surveillance video for any clues that may lead them to her abductor. More>>

Woman Shoots One of Two Suspects Trying To Rob Her In Chester Video included

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A woman fires her gun at two men trying to rob her. One armed man is still on the loose. The other is recovering from a gunshot wound.
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Restaurant Owners Want More Transparency From City In Stone Brewery Deal Video included

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Stone Brewery is one step closer to becoming a reality in the river city. More>>

Husband's 5th Anniversary Surprise Reduces Wife to Tears

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Derrick Paulson really knows how to take a woman's breath away. His wife was so surprised by his anniversary gift, she was speechless. More>>

Popular Church Hill Coffee Shop Captain Buzzy's Beanery Likely Closing

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A Church Hill coffee shop that's been the center of lots of neighborhood controversy will likely be closing.   More>>

Man Wielding Gun Robs Richmond Gas Station

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After surveillance footage caught a man robbing a Richmond gas station at gunpoint, Richmond Police are searching for the suspect. More>>

Kate Visits NYC Kids; Prince William Joins Obama

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge greets children and parents outside the Northside Center after her visit, in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. | AP Photo Kate, Duchess of Cambridge greets children and parents outside the Northside Center after her visit, in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. | AP Photo
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Britain's Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday... while his wife, Kate, made an impression of a down-to-earth duchess on preschoolers. More>>

Official: 6 Dead After Plane Crashes Into Md. Home

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A small, private jet has crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County on Monday, killing at least three people on board, authorities said. More>>

Woman Gets Revenge on Childhood Bully, Stands Him Up On Date with Meaningful Letter

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When she was 14 years old, Louisa Manning was frequently harassed by some of her peers for being overweight and hairy. Eight years later,the 22-year-old Oxford University student gained a measure of revenge against one of her childhood bullies after standing him up on a date and leaving him with a powerful letter.Manning told ABC News that she recently bumped into one of her former bullies - one who she said in particular was responsible for her developing low self-esteem and an eating disord... More>>

Henrico Police Officers Team Up With Kids For Shopping Trip

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About 80 children got to shop with area law enforcement officers during the Fraternal Order of Police's 17th Annual Cops and Kids Program on Sunday morning.
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'Eaten Alive' Viewers Disappointed, Mock Show on Twitter

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The show promised that wildlife videographer Paul Rosolie would become a free meal for a giant anaconda and even released the promo above, which advises, "You have to go head first." More>>

Doctor Charged In Meg Menzies Death Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter Video included

Dr. Michael Carlson, charged in connection with the death of Hanover jogger Meg Menzies, may not stand trial. Dr. Michael Carlson, charged in connection with the death of Hanover jogger Meg Menzies, may not stand trial.
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In January, police say Michael Carson hit Meg Menzies on Patrick Henry Highway. He was supposed to go on trial this week on an involuntary manslaughter charge, but that date was called off last week. More>>

U.S. Navy Seabee Surprises Daughter While She Saw Mall Santa

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Madison Sherman's face did not match her festive attire when she sat on Santa's lap at the Promenade Temecula for a holiday photo. Until her dad showed up.
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Mother of Cleveland Boy Shot by Police Says She's 'Looking for a Conviction'

Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, appeared on "Good Morning America," Dec. 8, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, appeared on "Good Morning America," Dec. 8, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police after he was seen playing with a plastic gun on a Cleveland playground has spoken for the first time since burying her son. More>>

Police Looking For Man Behind Commercial Robbery In Chesterfield

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Authorities say that on November 16, an unknown subject forced open the front door of the Tienda Joana, located at 5746 Hopkins Road.
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Abominable Snowwoman Walks Dog to Spread Holiday Cheer

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A celebrity of sorts is attracting a lot of attention in a suburb of Green Bay.
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DOJ to Announce New Limits on Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Sept. 4, 2014. | AP Photo Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Sept. 4, 2014. | AP Photo
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The Department of Justice is announcing today new limits on racial profiling, and the department's hope is that other law enforcement agencies will follow the example. More>>

Police Searching For Two Men In Richmond Home Invasion Video included

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A woman told police the men broke into her house, pulled out guns and then stole jewelry and an ATV. More>>

Los Angeles Building Fire Closes Parts of 2 Freeways

Instagram user @camconcepcion posted this photo Dec. 8, 2014, with the caption, "So the building across my apartment is in f*cking flames! #DTLA #LosAngeles #fire." (PHOTO: @camconcepcion/Instagram) Instagram user @camconcepcion posted this photo Dec. 8, 2014, with the caption, "So the building across my apartment is in f*cking flames! #DTLA #LosAngeles #fire." (PHOTO: @camconcepcion/Instagram)
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An apartment building under construction in downtown Los Angeles erupted into flames today, forcing the closure of parts of two major freeways nearby. More>>

Woman Gets Mother's Wedding Ring 55 Years After Fatal Plane Crash

Joyce Wharton got her mother's wedding ring back after her parents were in a small plane crash 55 years ago. (PHOTO: ABC News) Joyce Wharton got her mother's wedding ring back after her parents were in a small plane crash 55 years ago. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Joyce Wharton, who lost her parents when their small plane crashed in a forest in Washington state 55 years ago, never thought she would see her mother's wedding ring again. More>>

Derrick Rose Wears 'I Can't Breathe' Warmup Shirt

Derrick Rose warms up with an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt before the Bulls hosted the Warriors on Saturday night. (PHOTO: ESPN) Derrick Rose warms up with an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt before the Bulls hosted the Warriors on Saturday night. (PHOTO: ESPN)
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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose wore a black "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt during warmups before playing the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. More>>

Red Cross Assisting Two Adults, Five Children After Richmond Fire

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The Red Cross is assisting two adults and five children forced from their home last night after it caught fire. More>>

Connecticut Woman Celebrates 110th Birthday

In this Dec. 6, 2014 photo provided by Mary-Kate Mele, Emily Tremonti sits in front of her cake on her 110th birthday in Fairfield, Conn. Tremonti grew up with four sisters in Mount Vernon, N.Y. One also lived to 100. | AP Photo In this Dec. 6, 2014 photo provided by Mary-Kate Mele, Emily Tremonti sits in front of her cake on her 110th birthday in Fairfield, Conn. Tremonti grew up with four sisters in Mount Vernon, N.Y. One also lived to 100. | AP Photo
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A Connecticut woman is celebrating a big milestone - her 110th birthday. More>>

Cloudy And Cold Today, Rain Starts Tonight Through Tuesday Afternoon

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Cloudy and chilly today with showers by your evening commute, steady rain overnight, rain ends by mid-afternoon Tuesday. More>>

Ferguson, Eric Garner Protesters Clash With Police Across Country Video included

Protesters march in downtown Durham, N.C., Dec. 5, 2014 during a demonstration against the non-indictments of the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. | AP Photo Protesters march in downtown Durham, N.C., Dec. 5, 2014 during a demonstration against the non-indictments of the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. | AP Photo
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Hundreds of people took to the streets this weekend in cities across the country in protest against the killing of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. More>>

Rolling Stone Clarifies Its Apology on UVa. Story Video included

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia, where an article in Rolling Stone magazine alleged a gang rape occurred in 2012. | AP Photo The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia, where an article in Rolling Stone magazine alleged a gang rape occurred in 2012. | AP Photo
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Rolling Stone clarified its apology over a story that reported a female student was gang-raped at a UVa fraternity, telling readers the mistakes were the magazine's fault, not the alleged victim's. More>>

New Virginia Memorial Honors Public Safety Workers

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 800 names are engraved on a new memorial honoring public safety workers in Virginia who died in the line of duty. Media outlets report that state officials dedicated the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial at a ceremony on Saturday at Capitol Square in Richmond. The names of 870 police and corrections officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians were read aloud during the ceremony. The Virginia Public Safety Foundation raised about $2 million to pay ... More>>

Police Arrest 2 After Robbery, Trooper Shooting

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Police arrested two men and were searching for a third after a bank robbery and shooting that injured a state trooper in Virginia Beach. City police spokeswoman Tonya Borman says 41-year-old John Anthony Lewis was apprehended early Saturday. Forty-three-year-old Rory Duke Diggs was arrested Friday. Local media reports that both men are charged with robbery and firearms counts. Diggs also is charged with attempting to commit a capital offense. They are being held wit... More>>

Happy 50th, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'!

It's been 50 years since Rankin/Bass's animated "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" premiered on NBC, and it's still just as beloved. (PHOTO: CNN) It's been 50 years since Rankin/Bass's animated "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" premiered on NBC, and it's still just as beloved. (PHOTO: CNN)
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The longest-running holiday special still has a very shiny nose."Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" premiered on television December 6, 1964, and is now one of the holiday season's perennial favorites. More>>

South Africans Mark Anniversary of Mandela's Death

Nelson Mandela | AP Photo Nelson Mandela | AP Photo
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Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his death. More>>

Richmond Fertility Workshop Helps Couples Struggling To Get Pregnant Video included

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Do you know someone who is struggling to get pregnant? Chances are, you do.  More>>

Rolling Stone: "Appear To Be Discrepancies" In Article Alleging Rape at UVa. Video included

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Rolling Stone magazine released a statement today, saying they "misplaced confidence" in the reporter who wrote a scathing article alleging rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. More>>

Thai Children Break World Record for Largest Elf Gathering

They held their positions for five minutes before being declared record winners at the Guinness World Record event at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) They held their positions for five minutes before being declared record winners at the Guinness World Record event at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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More than 1,700 Thai students have officially reached Guinness World Records status for the largest gathering of Santa's little helpers. More>>

Dad Asks Daughter's Cancer Doctor To Walk Her Down Aisle

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For most fathers, walking a daughter down the aisle at her wedding is a joyous moment they would never say no to. More>>

Chesterfield Police Searching For Smash-and-Grab Robber

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Police are searching for a male suspect believed to be involved in a recent series of smash-and-grab commercial burglaries. More>>

Accused UVa. Fraternity Releases Statement Denying Sexual Assault Claims Video included

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The University of Virginia fraternity accused of being involved in a gang rape alleged in a Rolling Stone magazine article has spoken out today, denying the claims. More>>

Watch This Target Employee's Amazing Black Friday Pep Talk

Target employee Scott Simms gives coworkers a pep talk before the Black Friday rush. (PHOTO: Chole Frebertshauser/Target) Target employee Scott Simms gives coworkers a pep talk before the Black Friday rush. (PHOTO: Chole Frebertshauser/Target)
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Just before Black Friday shoppers rushed in, one Target employee gave his fellow workers a speech they won't soon forget. More>>

Baby Mia Bounds into the Word Weighing 13 Pounds, 13 Ounces

Little Mia was born weighing nearly 14 pounds, making her birth extremely rare. Little Mia was born weighing nearly 14 pounds, making her birth extremely rare.
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New parents in Colorado welcomed a big bundle of joy into the world this week: newborn infant Mia weighed in at a whopping 13 pounds, 13 ounces! More>>

"Hello, Santa?" Boys Call 911 to Speak to St. Nick

Blake and Brody thought they could communicate their Christmas wishes to Santa by calling 911. Blake and Brody thought they could communicate their Christmas wishes to Santa by calling 911.
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Brothers Blake and Brody have a long wish list for Santa and they wanted to get it to him right away. The little boys dialed 911 to speak with Saint Nick. More>>

Little Boys Call 911 Because They Want to Talk to Santa

6-year-old Blake and 3-year-old Brody thought they were calling Santa Claus... oops! (PHOTO: ABC News) 6-year-old Blake and 3-year-old Brody thought they were calling Santa Claus... oops! (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Two little boys who have a wish list for Santa are going to see him today, which is what a police officer advised the Becker brothers to do after they called 911 hoping to talk to Saint Nick. More>>

Woman Struck in Richmond Hit & Run Suffers Serious Injuries Video included

A woman was struck in Richmond early Thursday morning. A woman was struck in Richmond early Thursday morning.
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Around 2:08 a.m., police were called to a reported hit and run in the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue. More>>

93-Year-Old Widower Writes Beautiful Poem for Late Wife

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A 93-year-old British man from Hampshire laments his late wife of 65 years in an adorably endearing poem that tugs tight on the heartstrings. More>>

One Killed, One Hospitalized After Hanover Head On Collision

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Police say that around 11:45 p.m., the Hanover Sheriff's Office responded to a crash on Mountain Road just east of New Farrington Court. More>>

Cameras Worn by Police Are No Panacea, Experts Say

Las Vegas police Sgt. Peter Ferranti models a body camera on Nov. 12, 2014. | AP Photo Las Vegas police Sgt. Peter Ferranti models a body camera on Nov. 12, 2014. | AP Photo
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Police body cams have become a cry in the wake of racially charged decisions by grand juries in Ferguson and New York City, but experts caution that use of the devices may raise more questions. More>>

Phoenix Police Shooting Is Latest to Ignite Outcry

34-year-old Rumain Brisbon was identified by police as the man fatally shot by a white police officer during an incident in Phoenix, Arizona. (PHOTO: Arizona Department of Corrections) 34-year-old Rumain Brisbon was identified by police as the man fatally shot by a white police officer during an incident in Phoenix, Arizona. (PHOTO: Arizona Department of Corrections)
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The deadly shooting of a black, unarmed suspect by a white Phoenix cop who mistook a pill bottle for a gun demonstrates the challenges law enforcement faces at a time of unrest over police tactics. More>>

Cleveland Cop in Toy Gun Killing Resigned From Previous Job Video included

Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. | AP Photo Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. | AP Photo
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The Cleveland police officer under investigation for the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy last month resigned from his previous job as a cop after his superiors determined he had maturity issues. More>>

Residents Concerned With New Medical Waste Facility Proposed in Chesterfield Video included

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A local woman is concerned after learning a medical waste transfer and treatment facility could be built in her neighborhood. More>>

Golden Retriever Rescued From Frozen Maine Lake

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A golden retriever in Maine had a cold and early start to his Wednesday morning after falling through the ice on a lake and getting stuck. More>>

223 Arrested as Protesters, Police Clash in New York City Over Eric Garner Decision

Police make arrests after protesters rallied against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner attempted to block traffic at the intersection of 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in NYC, Dec. 4, | AP Photo Police make arrests after protesters rallied against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner attempted to block traffic at the intersection of 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in NYC, Dec. 4, | AP Photo
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NYC Police arrested 223 people in overnight protests, the 2nd consecutive night of demonstrations in opposition to a grand jury's decision not to indict officers in the death of Eric Garner. More>>

St. Louis Police Apologize for Offensive Tweet About Tamir Rice

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A tweet sent by the St. Louis County Police Department touched off a firestorm of anger, with many people offended by the message about 12-year-old Tamie Rice, the boy killed by a Cleveland police officer. More>>

It's National Cookie Day! Celebrate with These Recipes

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It's National Cookie Day! We've rounded up some of Jan Carlton's best cookie recipes; check them out, bake some tonight and keep them handy for the holidays! More>>

"Spiders for Spiders" Aims to Change Campus Culture Surrounding Sex Assaults Video included

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Amidst recent criticism of how the University of Virginia handles allegations of sexual assault, we discovered students on another college campus who are working together to prevent the attacks from happening. More>>

Board Votes to Review Va. Abortion Clinic Rules Video included

Protesters were lined up bright and early this morning for the Board's vote. Protesters were lined up bright and early this morning for the Board's vote.
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The State Board of Health decided to revisit Virginia's hotly debated abortion clinic regulations at a meeting Thursday. More>>

2-Vehicle Crash Slows traffic on I-95 in Colonial Heights

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An accident involving two vehicles is backing up traffic on Interstate 95 north and south in Colonial Heights. More>>

Funny or Not? Dad Pranks Mom, Throws "Son" off Balcony

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Funny joke or cruel prank? More>>

Vote On A Name for Rescued Sea Otter Pup at Shedd Aquarium

What would you name this cutie? What would you name this cutie?
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The “otterly adorable” sea otter pup that was orphaned, rescued and taken in by Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is getting along swimmingly and is ready to be named. More>>

FBI Offers $15,000 Reward For Suspect Involved In Statewide Robberies

Suspect (PHOTO: FBI Richmond Division) Suspect (PHOTO: FBI Richmond Division)
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The FBI and ten police forces announced today that they're teaming up to try to find a suspect responsible for multiple robberies spanning at least nine jurisdictions. More>>

Florida Bus Driver Rescued Children From Burning Bus

A school bus driver helped students to safety in Florida after the bus was engulfed by flames, Dec. 3, 2014. (PHOTO: Michael Kranik/YouTube) A school bus driver helped students to safety in Florida after the bus was engulfed by flames, Dec. 3, 2014. (PHOTO: Michael Kranik/YouTube)
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A Florida bus driver is being hailed as a hero after helping to rescue nearly 40 children from a burning school bus. More>>

Viral Prank: Dad Throws 'Son' Off The Balcony In Front of Mom

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Too far? A viral prank is getting mixed reviews after a dad pretended to accidentally throw his son off the balcony and then captured his wife's emotional reaction. More>>

Ashland Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Grand Larceny Suspects

One of the grand larceny suspects. One of the grand larceny suspects.
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The Ashland Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two grand larceny suspects.The individuals are wanted for stealing large flat-screen televisions and other items from an Ashland Wal Mart. They are believed to have left in the parking lot in a pick-up truck.If you have any information that could help identify these suspects, contact the Ashland Police Department at (804) 798-1227 or Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. More>>

Man Suffers Non Life-Threatening Injuries After Southside Shooting

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A man is recovering this morning after being shot in the city's southside overnight. More>>

Fast Food Workers Strike In Richmond For Higher Wages Thursday

Protesters are actively protesting around the nation today to more than double their hourly wage from minimum to $15 an hour. Protesters are actively protesting around the nation today to more than double their hourly wage from minimum to $15 an hour.
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Laborers in Richmond are also expected to take part in the strike. The protest comes after a Virginia senator earlier this week re-introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage in the Commonwealth. More>>

Why One Couple ‘Canceled Christmas’ for Their 3 Kids

ABC News' Abbie Boudreau interviews John and Lisa Henderson and their sons. (PHOTO: ABC News) ABC News' Abbie Boudreau interviews John and Lisa Henderson and their sons. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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John and Lisa Henderson's decision to cancel Christmas gift-giving for their children has brought the couple a wave of attention. More>>

Vehicle Fire Closes I-95 North in Colonial Heights

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Officials tell us an SUV caught fire on I-95 in Colonial Heights at mile marker 54. More>>

CDC: Flu Shot Less Effective This Year Because Current Flu Virus Has Mutated

This file photo shows someone getting their flu shot. (PHOTO: CNN) This file photo shows someone getting their flu shot. (PHOTO: CNN)
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This year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the CDC said Wednesday. More>>

Black St. Louis Police Officers: 'Hands Up' Gesture By Rams Players 'Commendable'

Members of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms in awareness of the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they walk onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. | AP Photo Members of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms in awareness of the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they walk onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. | AP Photo
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We think that their actions were commendable and that they should not be ridiculed, disciplined or punished for taking a stand on this very important issue which is of great concern..." More>>

Chesterfield Woman Charged After Animal Control Finds Neglected Dogs, One Dead

Meda A. Williams (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police) Meda A. Williams (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)
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Meda Williams was charged with felony animal cruelty and two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. More>>

Crunch Time Again For Health Insurance Sign-Ups

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday.This time, it's not only how the website functions, but how well the program itself works for millions who are starting to count on it.Midnight Monday, Pacific time is the deadline for new customers to pick a health plan that will take effect Jan. 1, and for current enrollees to make changes that could reduce premium increases ahead of the new year.HealthCare.gov and state insurance web... More>>

Clouds Fill Grand Canyon In Rare Weather Event

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.The total cloud inversion was expected to hang inside the canyon throughout Thursday.Cory Mottice of the National Weather Service says the weather event happens about once every several years, though the landmark was treated to one last year.The fog that has been shrouding parts of northern Arizona is courtesy of recent rains. Mottice say... More>>

Sources: McAuliffe To Include Medicaid Expansion In Budget

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sources say Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's forthcoming budget proposal will include plans to expand Medicaid eligibility. Two state officials who have been briefed on the governor's plans but spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to discuss them publicly say McAuliffe is set to present on Wednesday a midcourse correction to the state's two-year budget that will include expanding publicly funded Medicaid health insurance eligibility to about 400,000... More>>

Protestors March In DC Against Police Slayings Video included

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Thousands of people marched on Saturday alongside the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and many other African American males who have died after an encounter with law enforcement. In two of the aforementioned cases, grand juries did not indict officers involved. Organizers called Saturday's event in Washington D.C. the Justice for All rally, and many of the participants were young people who say they want a change. "Injustice is not just a black or white thing it's someth... More>>

Weddings, Winning As Easy As 12-13-14 For Some

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's rare. It's orderly. And when it comes to remembering an anniversary date, it's as easy as 12/13/14.Saturday's Dec. 13, 2014, represents the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years (Jan. 2, 2034) and another 89 years if waiting for Jan. 2, 2103.If a person has a heart set on commemorating the next 12/13/14, make sure that heart can stand another 100 years on earth to make it to Dec. 13, 2114.For cryogenic fans, it's 1,000 years until 3014.A sequence comes soo... More>>

Survivors Gather To Remember Pearl Harbor Attack

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters.Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors attended the ceremony overlooking a memorial that sits atop sunken battleship USS Arizona. Many of them arrived well before the sun came up.This year's anniversary of the Japanese attack is th... More>>

Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State Are In Playoff

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff. More>>

Trial Set For Roanoke Man Charged In Slaying Plot

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BEDFORD, Va. (AP) - A Roanoke man is scheduled to stand trial in March on charges of trying to arrange the killing of his wife. Kevin Colgan is charged with soliciting murder. Local media reports that a Bedford County grand jury indicted the 61-year-old Colgan on Friday. Colgan is accused of offering to pay $5,000 to an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife. He was arrested June 19. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has said investigators became aware of threats Colgan made agains... More>>

Virginia Residents Receiving Mortgage Settlement Checks

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 2,300 Virginians are receiving checks as part of a national settlement with a major subprime mortgage servicing company. Attorney General Mark Herring says checks of about $1,150 are now being distributed and should be received by consumers in the coming weeks. The money is going to borrowers who had mortgages serviced by Ocwen Financial Corporation and two affiliated companies, Litton Loan Servicing LP, and Homeward Residential Holdings LLC, and who lost their ... More>>

US Sends 6 Prisoners From Guantanamo To Uruguay

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MIAMI (AP) -- Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have been sent to Uruguay to be resettled as refugees, the U.S. government announced Sunday - a deal that had been delayed for months by security concerns at the Pentagon and political considerations in the South American country.The six men - four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian - are the first prisoners transferred to South America from the U.S. base in Cuba, part of a flurry of recent releases amid a renewed push by Pres... More>>

American, South African Hostages Killed In Yemen

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a U.S.-led rescue operation that President Barack Obama said he ordered because of "imminent danger" to the U.S. hostage.U.S. officials believe the militants shot the two men during a firefight, and that both were alive when American forces pulled them from a building on the group's compound and put them on aircraft, where medical teams operated on them ... More>>

NASA: 'There's Your New Spacecraft, America!'

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NASA's Orion spacecraft lifted off this morning from Cape Canaveral to the delight of NASA engineers, who had been forced to scrub the launch on Thursday after a trio of problems. More>>

Cleveland Cops 'Recklessly' Shot Boy, 12, Over Toy Gun, Suit Claims

Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. | AP Photo Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. | AP Photo
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The family of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer over a toy gun have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the officers failed to give him immediate medical care. More>>

Funeral Set For DC's 'Mayor for Life' Barry

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Political and civil rights leaders are expected to join thousands of Washington residents to say goodbye to the city's "Mayor for Life," Marion Barry. Barry died on Nov. 23 at age 78. His funeral is set for Saturday at the Washington Convention Center, capping three days of memorial events. Barry was the most famous and influential politician in 40 years of District of Columbia self-rule. He served as mayor for 16 years and was credited with expanding economic opportunity fo... More>>

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