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    U.V.A Suspends Fraternal Activities Amid Probe

    Saturday, November 22 2014 2:40 PM EST2014-11-22 19:40:13 GMT
    The University of Virginia has suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men in 2012.More >>
    The University of Virginia has suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men in 2012.More >>
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After Rumors of Dinwiddie H.S. Threat, Sheriff's Office Responds

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After rumors of a planned threat at Dinwiddie High School Monday spread across social media, the Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office says they are taking necessary precautions. More>>

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More than 100 Chesterfield Residents Forced to Find New Home

More than 100 residents in Bermuda Run apartment complex will be forced to leave their homes by the end of February. More than 100 residents in Bermuda Run apartment complex will be forced to leave their homes by the end of February.
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Residents of the Bermuda Run Apartments off Jefferson Davis Highway received this letter this month notifying them of the news.All of those residents receive housing assistance to pay for the rent. The owner of the 100 units had a Section 8 Housing Assistance Program contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. But the owner has decided to not renew the contract.“Meaning the residents would no longer be able to live in the apartments and receive assistance from HUD,” sa... More>>

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies At 78

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and the grainy video that showed him lighting a crack pipe in the company of a much-younger woman. When... More>>

Double Homicide Investigation In Dillwyn/Buckingham County

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Early Sunday morning at 4:44 a.m. the Buckingham County Emergency Communications Center received a call in reference to a shooting that occurred in the Dillwyn area of Buckingham County. Deputies arrived on-scene and discovered two deceased males. A joint investigation between the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police is on-going. Further details will be released as they become available. Stay with 8News for the latest.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond More>>

Arson Suspected At Henrico Apartment Fire

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Henrico County fire officials say arson is the suspected cause of an apartment complex fire that displaced 11 people. More>>

One Man Dead, Another Injured in South Richmond Shooting

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Richmond Police is investigating a fatal shooting on the city's south side. More>>

Henrico High School Will Reopen on Monday

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Henrico High School will re-open on Monday after a power outage canceled classes for four days.  More>>

Richmond Teen Gets 44 Years In Student's Death

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Richmond teenager has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Virginia Union University student. 19-year-old Willie Daquan Lee was sentenced Friday in Richmond Circuit Court in the Feb. 23 shooting of 20-year-old Kahron M. Lee of Woodbridge. They are not related. Kahron Lee was returning to his apartment after leading a late-night study session when he was shot. Willie Lee pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder, robbery and two felony fir... More>>

Hearing Rescheduled For Suspect In Student Probe

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A hearing has been postponed on a reckless driving charge for the man accused in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. Media outlets report the hearing for Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. in Albemarle County has been rescheduled for March 23. The remains of Hannah Graham were found Oct. 18 near Charlottesville. Graham was last seen with Matthew, who is charged with abduction with intent to defile her. He's scheduled to appear Dec. 4 in a Charlottesville co... More>>

After "Slut Walk" Friday, Vigil and Rally Planned at UVA Saturday Video included

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More than 100 University of Virginia students held a so-called "slut walk" on campus today, to raise awareness about victim-blaming in sexual assault cases. More>>

Outraged Parents: Our Special Needs Daughter Abused at Henrico School Video included

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Henrico parents say they're haunted by their child's screams of horror, after their 8-year-old Presley was allegedly locked in a bathroom at Pemberton Elementary School by a teacher's aid. More>>

Chesterfield Undocumented Immigrant 'Hopeful' After President's Announcement Video included

Mendoza is one of the thousands of undocumented parents with US citizen children who will get relief from deportation. Mendoza is one of the thousands of undocumented parents with US citizen children who will get relief from deportation.
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President Obama's executive order on immigration reform could have huge impact for undocumented parents here at home. The order will provide relief for those parents who have kids who are residents or citizens. According to the Migration Policy Institute, about 62,000 unauthorized immigrants in Virginia will qualify for that relief.Gregorio Mendoza came to the US from Mexico eight years ago. He and his wife are both undocumented. They live in chesterfield and have two young girls---both born ... More>>

Creating Precious Memories from Pet Hair Video included

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Now more than ever, pets are more than pets. They are best friends, family members and constant companions.
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#ThanksMichelleObama Showcases Scary School Lunches

Students posted photos of scary school lunches Friday, along with the tongue-in-cheek hashtag, #ThanksMichelleObama Students posted photos of scary school lunches Friday, along with the tongue-in-cheek hashtag, #ThanksMichelleObama
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Students across the country are tweeting photos of their school lunches and using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama. More>>

Daughter Finds Trove of Parents WWII Love Letters

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They say true love knows no boundaries, and a collection of recently discovered World War II love letters between a soldier and the apple of his eye, a beauty whom he'd never even met, certainly proves that to be true. More>>

"World's Best Father" Fixes Internet with Kim Kardashian Parody

This parody of Kim Kardashian's racy photo in Paper Magazine has been shared over 10,000 times on Facebook. (Left Photo: papermag.com, Right Photo: Facebook/Alice Bee) This parody of Kim Kardashian's racy photo in Paper Magazine has been shared over 10,000 times on Facebook. (Left Photo: papermag.com, Right Photo: Facebook/Alice Bee)
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A week after the digital world was ablaze with a racy nude photo of mega star Kim Kardashian, the World's Best Father took it upon himself to "fix the internet" by posting an adorable parody photo. More>>

Don't Grab That $100 Bill on Your Windshield, It's A Scam

Don't grab that $100 bill on your windshield...it's a scam, authorities say. (Photo: WJLA/ABC News) Don't grab that $100 bill on your windshield...it's a scam, authorities say. (Photo: WJLA/ABC News)
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Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield. More>>

Harvey Family Murderer, Inmates Sue State Over Death Row Treatment

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Ricky Gray, the man convicted in the 2006 New Year's Day murder of a Richmond mother, father and their two young daughters, is now suing the state over his Death Row treatment, which he claims is "cruel and unusual."
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Court Denies George Huguely's Appeal For Murder Conviction

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Court documents show the Virginia Supreme Court denied George Huguely's appeal to his second-degree murder conviction. More>>

Attorney General Herring To Appoint Someone To Address Claims Of UVa. Rape Video included

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After Rolling Stone magazine released an article alleging rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, Attorney General Mark Herring has been asked to appoint someone to head up an investigation. More>>

Henrico Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

(PHOTO: Henrico Police) (PHOTO: Henrico Police)
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Police say the suspect approached the clerk, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
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Can You Actually Train Your Waist To Shed Inches? Video included

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It's the hot new trend in Hollywood: training your waist to be skinny. But, getting that hourglass figure isn't easy.
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Growing Number Of Calls to Poison Centers Involve Kids and Energy Drinks

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Energy drinks can pose a real problem for children, according to a new study from the American Heart Association. More>>

California Fisherman Catches, Befriends, Releases Giant Lobster

Forrest Galante poses with a nearly 12-pound lobster he caught off the coast of California. Forrest Galante poses with a nearly 12-pound lobster he caught off the coast of California.
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“It's an unbelievable cockroach,” Forrest Galante said in a video showcasing the crustacean. More>>

Ferguson Hears Plea for Calm From Michael Brown's Dad

Michael Brown Sr. appeared in a public service announcement released Nov. 20, 2014 discussing his son's death and unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Michael Brown Sr. appeared in a public service announcement released Nov. 20, 2014 discussing his son's death and unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
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Michael Brown's father pleaded with protesters in Ferguson to remain peaceful when an anxiously awaited grand jury's decision is announced because "hurting others... is not the answer." More>>

Immediate (and Not So Immediate) Impacts of New Immigration Order

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. | AP Photo President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. | AP Photo
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President Obama has announced Executive Action on immigration reform. Now what? More>>

Florida State University Gunman Myron May Sent Packages to 8 Friends

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Eight acquaintances of Myron May are expecting to receive packages in the mail sent before police say May opened fire on Florida State University's campus. More>>

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson In Talks To Resign

Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, shown in this screen shot via Facebook, who fatally shot Michael Brown. (PHOTO: ABC News) Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, shown in this screen shot via Facebook, who fatally shot Michael Brown. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The grand jury hearing evidence is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session. A decision on whether to charge Wilson in the death of the unarmed teen could come the same day. More>>

Craigslist 'Irresponsible' Over Recalled Products Policy

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, speaks with ABC News outside his San Francisco home in 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, speaks with ABC News outside his San Francisco home in 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says the online ad site Craigslist is “morally irresponsible” for its failure to do what other sites do to block the sale of defective products under government recall. More>>

Toyota Recalls Nearly 423K Lexuses For Fuel Leaks

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. | AP Photo Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. | AP Photo
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The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. More>>

Jesse Matthew's Hearing For Reckless Driving Charges Postponed Video included

Jesse Matthew is seen in this new mugshot taken when he was booked at Fairfax County Jail. (PHOTO: Fairfax Co. Sheriff's Office) Jesse Matthew is seen in this new mugshot taken when he was booked at Fairfax County Jail. (PHOTO: Fairfax Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, had a court hearing on reckless driving charges in Albemarle County postponed. More>>

Jilted Husband Comes Up With 101 Uses For Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress

From table covers to oven mitts and all the scarecrows and hammocks inbetween, Kevin Cotter always finds a unique use for his ex-wife's wedding dress. From table covers to oven mitts and all the scarecrows and hammocks inbetween, Kevin Cotter always finds a unique use for his ex-wife's wedding dress.
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"'What do you expect me to do with it?' I asked. And to that she replied, 'Whatever the $%@# you want,'" Cotter wrote on his blog. More>>

Watch Curious Bear Examine Photographer's Camera

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A bear in British Columbia who saw a human, a car and a camera on a tripod in his way went right for the camera -- and it was all captured on video. More>>

Golden Retriever Basically Says, 'Forget This, I’m HANGRY'

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This golden retriever has shot to worldwide fame with nearly 2.5 million YouTube views after spectacularly failing an agility test. More>>

100-Year-Old Woman Sees the Ocean for the 1st Time

Ruby Holt, a 100-year-old Tennessee native, reflects as she sees the ocean for the first time in her life, Nov. 19, 2014, in Orange Beach, Ala. | AP Photo Ruby Holt, a 100-year-old Tennessee native, reflects as she sees the ocean for the first time in her life, Nov. 19, 2014, in Orange Beach, Ala. | AP Photo
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Ruby Holt never had the time or money to go to a beach. That changed this month, just a few weeks shy of Holt's 101st birthday. More>>

Bacon Spice Latte for Serious Bacon Lovers Only

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That's it: We've reached peak insanity with the spice latte trend. More>>

AAA: 1.3 Million In The Commonwealth To Travel This Holiday

Virginians, expect a few more cars on the road this Thanksgiving holiday. | AP Photo Virginians, expect a few more cars on the road this Thanksgiving holiday. | AP Photo
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Virginia roads could be a little more crowded this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. More>>

Second Arrest Made in Northern Va. Shooting of Two Teens

35-year-old Christopher John Coward (left) of Vienna, was arrested Monday on a murder charge. Police then arrested 25-year-old Bryan Lamonte Patterson (right) of Woodbridge on a murder charge Thursday. 35-year-old Christopher John Coward (left) of Vienna, was arrested Monday on a murder charge. Police then arrested 25-year-old Bryan Lamonte Patterson (right) of Woodbridge on a murder charge Thursday.
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Police have arrested one man and identified another suspect in the shooting of two teenagers, one of whom was killed. More>>

After 8News Steps In, City Issues Violations For Faulty Richmond Home Video included

Less than 24 hours after 8News exposed serious issues at this  Richmond home, repairs have been made. Less than 24 hours after 8News exposed serious issues at this Richmond home, repairs have been made.
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Less than 12 hours after 8News exposed multiple problems at a Richmond home, repairs are already being made. More>>

UVa. Alumni Set Up Fund For Sexual Assault Survivors Video included

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Former students at the University of Virginia are raising money for victims of sexual assault. More>>

President Obama Offers Legal Status to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Video included

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. | AP Photo President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. | AP Photo
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President Obama Thursday night announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in three decades, providing relief for an estimated 4.1 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens. More>>

Chilly Today & Cold Tonight, Mild Weekend To Come

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Chilly today and cold for Friday night football, milder over the weekend, rain late Sunday into Monday. More>>

Two Arrested, One Sought in Richmond Hotel Murder

Police are searching for 19-year-old J'Wa e. Charlery of St. Croix, Virgin Islands in connection with a murder at the Clarion Hotel on Nov. 2. (Photo: Richmond Police) Police are searching for 19-year-old J'Wa e. Charlery of St. Croix, Virgin Islands in connection with a murder at the Clarion Hotel on Nov. 2. (Photo: Richmond Police)
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Two people have been arrested and police are looking for a third in connection to a murder at a Richmond hotel in early November. More>>

Richmond Mom Won't Give Up Until Son's Killer is Found Video included

Larry R. "Dooley" Pittman was killed in May 2013. His mother says she'll never give up until his killer is brought to justice. Larry R. "Dooley" Pittman was killed in May 2013. His mother says she'll never give up until his killer is brought to justice.
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A Richmond mother wants to know who killed her son and she says she won't stop working until she find out. More>>

Recall Roulette: Hazardous Recalled Products Still up For Sale Video included

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Attention shoppers: every day, millions of recalled products are still being sold without warning, putting your family in harm's way. More>>

Convicted Sex Offender Out on Bond, Parents Outraged Video included

Robert Dodd has been convicted of several felonies, including sex crimes against minnors. Chesterfield parents reached out to 8News, outraged that he is free on bond. Robert Dodd has been convicted of several felonies, including sex crimes against minnors. Chesterfield parents reached out to 8News, outraged that he is free on bond.
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A number of parents are expressing shock and anger over the decision to let a convicted sex offender out on bond. More>>

Roof Collapses in Massive Matoaca Home Fire Video included

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Fire crews from both Chesterfield and Richmond battled a massive blaze inside a Matoaca home Thursday evening. The home's roof collapsed under the flames and blazing heat.The 8News newsroom was flooded with calls and emails about the fire, taking place just after 6 p.m. on Thursday on Halloway Avenue between River Road and Hickory Road.One iReport8 caller told us the home had just been renovated, and is on the same road a the old Matoaca High School. There is no word on injuries at this time.... More>>

Will CenterStage Show Go On? Water Main Break Causing Issues

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A major water main break in downtown Richmond has closed 7th Street from Broad to Grace, threatening to cause parking and traffic snarls at the CenterStage Theater tonight. More>>

Armstrong H.S. Home to Only Inner-City Mountain Bike Team in USA Video included

The Armstrong High School Cycling Team is the only inner-city mountain bike team in the entire country! The Armstrong High School Cycling Team is the only inner-city mountain bike team in the entire country!
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Richmond is now home to the only inner-city mountain bike team in the entire country: the Armstrong High School cycling team is not only winning on the race track, but making a huge difference in the East End. More>>

During FSU Library Shooting, Student's Books Saved His Life

Jason Derfuss, an FSU student, posted photos online the showed a bullet that went through his backpack and was stopped only by a couple of books that he had just checked out for a research project. (Photos: ABC News/Jason Derfuss) Jason Derfuss, an FSU student, posted photos online the showed a bullet that went through his backpack and was stopped only by a couple of books that he had just checked out for a research project. (Photos: ABC News/Jason Derfuss)
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A student who was leaving the Florida State University library just as a shooter opened fire realized later that he had been the gunman's first target. More>>

Police Up Patrols After Accused UVa. Frat House Is Vandalized Video included

(PHOTO: Loren Thomas, Charlottesville Newsplex) (PHOTO: Loren Thomas, Charlottesville Newsplex)
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The president of University of Virginia is reacting to an exposé appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. More>>

After Rolling Stone Article on UVA, Gov. McAuliffe Releases Statement

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After a graphic article outlining a young woman's sexual assault in 2012 was published by Rolling Stone Magazine, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is weighing in the controversy surrounding the University of Virginia.
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Chesterfield Man Guilty Of Sex Crimes With Minors Out On Bond

Robert J. Dodd, 48, of the 10000 block of Wycliff Road, faces multiple counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of purchasing alcohol for unauthorized person. Robert J. Dodd, 48, of the 10000 block of Wycliff Road, faces multiple counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of purchasing alcohol for unauthorized person.
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Robert Dodd, convicted Wednesday of sex crimes against minors, is free on bond until sentencing in February.
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3 Wounded, Suspected Gunman Dead After Shooting on Florida State University Campus Video included

Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State University's campus, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. | AP Photo Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State University's campus, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. | AP Photo
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Three people were wounded in a shooting on Florida State University's campus in Tallahassee, police said, with the suspected gunman shot and killed by officers. More>>

Military Mom's ‘Pride Packages’ Spread Love and Support Overseas

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One mother's care packages to her soldier son have now turned into gifts of love for untold numbers in war zones. More>>

'Normal Barbie' Comes with Cellulite, Stretch Marks and Tattoos

There is a new doll on the market called the Lammily doll, also known as "Normal Barbie." (PHOTO: Lammily) There is a new doll on the market called the Lammily doll, also known as "Normal Barbie." (PHOTO: Lammily)
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Move over Barbie, a toy maker named Nickolay Lamm has created what he calls a beautifully average doll to reflect the regular girl. More>>

Spend New Year's Eve On Brown's Island This Year

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The city is bringing in the new year a whole different way for 2015. More>>

Video Fan Kickstarter To Keep The Lights On Ends Tomorrow

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Time is almost up for "Video Fan." The independent video store has been in Richmond since 1986 and is now in danger of closing. More>>

TGI Fridays Launches Flying Mistletoe Drones For The Holidays

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TGI Friday's has a new ploy to get customers in the holiday spirit. The chain launched flying drones in their UK restaurants Wednesday. More>>

Chemical in Antibacterial Soap Promoted Tumor Growth in Mice

Researchers at the University of California San Diego found that triclosan, a chemical in antibacterial soap and other products, caused existing tumors to grow in mice. (PHOTO: ABC News) Researchers at the University of California San Diego found that triclosan, a chemical in antibacterial soap and other products, caused existing tumors to grow in mice. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A chemical in antibacterial soap promoted liver tumor growth in mice, researchers found. More>>

Henrico Fast-Food Protesters Convicted Of Misdemeanor

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Ten people have been convicted of impeding traffic during a September protest outside a fast-food restaurant in suburban Richmond. More>>

Infant ‘Fingertip Amputations’ Lead to Huge Graco Stroller Recall

Glaco has recalled nearly five million strollers, including types of the Literider Model Stroller (left) and types of the Glider Model Stroller (right). Glaco has recalled nearly five million strollers, including types of the Literider Model Stroller (left) and types of the Glider Model Stroller (right).
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Nearly 5 mil. Graco strollers have been recalled due to “fingertip amputation hazard,” but an investigation found that if this recall goes like most, a vast majority could end up still on the market. More>>

Ferguson School District's Plan to Get Students Off the Streets

McCluer North High School in Ferguson, Mo., is seen in this screen grab from Google Maps. McCluer North High School in Ferguson, Mo., is seen in this screen grab from Google Maps.
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Schools in Ferguson, Missouri, released plans today to ensure that students are off the streets - possibly including closing schools - ahead of the grand jury verdict in the shooting of teenager Mike Brown. More>>

Webb Forms Exploratory Committee for White House

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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb launched an exploratory committee to consider a presidential campaign in 2016, taking the first official step in what could become a challenge to Hillary Clinton. More>>

Local Boy Creates His Own Toy Drive For Sick Children Video included

Nick's Toy Drive is in its fourth year and it's expected to be bigger than ever. Nick's Toy Drive is in its fourth year and it's expected to be bigger than ever.
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A Dinwiddie 10-year-old is making the holidays a little brighter for kids spending Christmas in the hospital.

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100-Year-Old Belly Dancer Still Has The Moves

Catherine Furst has been belly dancing for more than 70 years and doesn't plan to quit. (PHOTO: ABC 7 NY) Catherine Furst has been belly dancing for more than 70 years and doesn't plan to quit. (PHOTO: ABC 7 NY)
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Catherine Furst of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida celebrated her 100th birthday this past weekend by slipping into the belly dancing outfit she wore in the 1970s. More>>

Buffalo Bills Seek Shoveling Help for Stadium

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Despite over 4 feet of snow already dumped on the area this week and more than a foot more snow expected, the Buffalo Bills are still preparing to play Sunday's game against the New York Jets. More>>

Woah! Driver Breaks World Record for Tightest Parallel Park

Han Yue broke the Guiness World Record for tightest parallel park on November 14. (Guinness World Records/YouTube) Han Yue broke the Guiness World Record for tightest parallel park on November 14. (Guinness World Records/YouTube)
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For drivers who've ever been frustrated by parallel parking, you can take a tip from Chinese driver Han Yue. More>>

Cold Again Today, But Warming Up By Monday

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Chilly and partly sunny today, another cold shot tonight and Friday, warming trend into Monday, rain later Sunday into Monday. More>>

Virginia Officials To Look At Spaceport Deal After Wallop's Island Explosion

An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation explodes on Oct. 28, 2014 in Wallops Island, Va. An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation explodes on Oct. 28, 2014 in Wallops Island, Va.
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Who's going to cover the cost of damages from the rocket explosion at Wallop's Island?
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Vote On Tucker The Pet Pig Postponed Until January Video included

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The local family fighting to keep their pig will get to hang on to him for at least two more months as they await the vote that will decide Tucker's future. More>>

Longwood Univ. Students Say Hospital Should Carry Rape Kits Video included

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A petition started by Longwood University students is gaining steam: they feel the local hospital should carry rape kits in order to treat sexual assault victims in a timely manner. More>>

Innovative Genetic Test Gives New Hope to Cancer Patients Video included

Donna Sarver has a new lease on life, thanks to a drug designed to attack her specific genetic mutation.   Donna Sarver has a new lease on life, thanks to a drug designed to attack her specific genetic mutation.
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It can be devastating for anyone to hear the words "you have cancer," but what if you could take drugs tailored to your DNA, drugs that can buy you precious time? More>>

How Healthy are School Lunches in Our Area? Video included

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School lunches...we all remember them. For some reason, they always had a bad rap. More>>

Foap App Turns Your Cell Phone Pics into Cash Video included

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"Photographers all over the world can put something up for sale, no matter where they are at whatever time." More>>

Henrico Woman Remains in Jail on ISIS-Related Charges Video included

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A Henrico woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group will remain behind bars on terror-related charges. More>>

Prematurity Awareness Month: Little Ones Face a Big Battle Video included

Little Aari was born 10 weeks early. Thankfully, he's now happy and healthy. The March of Dimes is working towards a 9.6% preterm birth rate in Virginia by 2020.  Little Aari was born 10 weeks early. Thankfully, he's now happy and healthy. The March of Dimes is working towards a 9.6% preterm birth rate in Virginia by 2020.
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 8News is taking the lead on Prematurity Awareness Month by looking closely at this issue still happening too often in Virginia.
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Norfolk Assist. Principal Faces Backlash over Offensive Retweet Video included

Booker T. Washington High School Assistant Princpal Amy Strickland is facing backlash, after retweeting a tweet many found offensive. (Left photo courtesy: Booker T. Washington H.S. website, Right photo courtesy: Twitter/@OrNahhTweets Booker T. Washington High School Assistant Princpal Amy Strickland is facing backlash, after retweeting a tweet many found offensive. (Left photo courtesy: Booker T. Washington H.S. website, Right photo courtesy: Twitter/@OrNahhTweets
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A group of Norfolk students said they walked out of Booker T. Washington High School on Monday, in protest of something their assistant principal did on Twitter. More>>

Wanted: Man Snatches Purse in Hanover Walmart Parking Lot

Have you seen this car? Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Have you seen this car? Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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Police are searching for a man who snatched a woman's purse in a Walmart parking lot in Mechanicsville Tuesday. More>>

"Whose Idea Was This?" Brothers' Face Paint Disaster

"Did you think this was a good idea?" Two brothers tried to look innocent-although their faces, necks and clothes were covered in paint. (Photos: YouTube/Mihai Patriche) "Did you think this was a good idea?" Two brothers tried to look innocent-although their faces, necks and clothes were covered in paint. (Photos: YouTube/Mihai Patriche)
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"Whose idea was this?" More>>

How Early Intervention Is Changing The Game for Autism Video included

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Today, one out of every 68 kids is getting diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. That rate that has more than doubled over the last decade. More>>

Couple Adopts Daughter as an Embryo

The Krainmans, of Austin, Texas, used embryo adoption to bring their daughter, Sammy, into their lives. (PHOTO: ABC News) The Krainmans, of Austin, Texas, used embryo adoption to bring their daughter, Sammy, into their lives. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Unable to have biological children of their own, Liz and Kevin Krainman turned to a relatively new and little-known way to adopt their now 4-month-old daughter. More>>

President Obama to Announce Major Immigration Executive Action Thursday

President Barack Obama speaks at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 2, 2014. | AP Photo President Barack Obama speaks at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 2, 2014. | AP Photo
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President Obama will announce a major executive action on immigration reform in prime time on Thursday. More>>

VW Recalls 442,000 Cars to Fix Suspension Problem

Volkswagen on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 announced it is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. | AP Photo Volkswagen on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 announced it is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. | AP Photo
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Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. More>>

Driver Charged After Richmond School Bus Accident

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A driver and three students are headed to the hospital Tuesday morning after a car crashed into the back of a school bus. More>>

Boy Turns Power Wheelchair Into Efficient Snow Plow

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Reece Delashmit, 11, has been in a wheelchair since suffering a brain injury in 2008. But this is the first snowfall since he got his new power wheelchair and he's ready to take on the snow. More>>

Worker Charged With Taking Indecent Liberties With Child At Powhatan School In Court

Nicholas White (PHOTO: Powhatan County Sheriff's Dept.) Nicholas White (PHOTO: Powhatan County Sheriff's Dept.)
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23-year-old Nicholas White was arrested last month. More>>

FBI Completes Delvin Barnes Facebook Probe

A January trial date has been set for abduction suspect Delvin Barnes, accused of violently snatching a Philadelphia woman off the streets as well as a Richmond teen. A January trial date has been set for abduction suspect Delvin Barnes, accused of violently snatching a Philadelphia woman off the streets as well as a Richmond teen.
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The FBI and local officials determined the Charles City man had no Facebook interactions with the 16-year-old Richmond girl he's accused of attacking. More>>

Niagara University Women's Basketball Team Rescued After Being Stranded for 24 Hours

This photo provided by Chelsea Andorka, the Niagara University women’s basketball team spokeswoman, shows the team holding a sign while their bus was snowbound near Lackawanna, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2014. | AP Photo This photo provided by Chelsea Andorka, the Niagara University women’s basketball team spokeswoman, shows the team holding a sign while their bus was snowbound near Lackawanna, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2014. | AP Photo
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Residents in upstate New York remain trapped inside their homes, with motorists stranded as a deadly snowstorm continues to dump snow across the region. More>>

Police Identify Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Train in Chesterfield

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One person is dead after being struck by a train in Chester Monday afternoon. More>>

VSU Quarterback Ayres Reinstated to Team After Suspension

Virginia State University's sophomore quarterback Tarian Ayres has been reinstated to the team after serving a one game suspension for violating team rules. Virginia State University's sophomore quarterback Tarian Ayres has been reinstated to the team after serving a one game suspension for violating team rules.
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Virginia State University's sophomore quarterback Tarian Ayres appeared in a Sussex County court yesterday on a DWI charge. More>>

As Temps Drop, Remember Cold Weather Safety Video included

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We all know how key it is to have a warm, safe place to stay when we're seeing temperatures like today's. More>>

Decision Tonight For Tucker the Pig, The Emotional Support Animal Video included

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A big development in the case of a Chesterfield family fighting for their pet pig could mean the family will be allowed to keep their animal. More>>

Danish Man Travels the World on $20 a Day

A Danish man, seen in this photo posted to the "Once Upon a Saga" Facebook page, is traveling the world without spending more than $20 a day. (PHOTO: Facebook) A Danish man, seen in this photo posted to the "Once Upon a Saga" Facebook page, is traveling the world without spending more than $20 a day. (PHOTO: Facebook)
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Danish citizen Torbjørn C. Pedersen, 35, has been traveling since October 10, 2013, with the goal of visiting every country without stepping on an airplane and surviving on just $20 a day. More>>

Daughter Graduates From FDNY Academy 13 Years After Dad Died on 9/11

Josephine Smith, at the FDNY Fire Academy's graduation ceremony in New York, Nov. 18, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) Josephine Smith, at the FDNY Fire Academy's graduation ceremony in New York, Nov. 18, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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The daughter of a New York City firefighter who was killed on 9/11 graduated today from the Fire Academy, carrying on a family tradition. More>>

Woman Shot By Police, Charged With Attempting to Kill Cop In Court Video included

Melissa Alexander, 43, has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer following a police pursuit and officer shooting in Colonial Heights on August 24. (Photo: Virginia State Police) Melissa Alexander, 43, has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer following a police pursuit and officer shooting in Colonial Heights on August 24. (Photo: Virginia State Police)
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Back in august, Melissa Alexander got into a stand off with police at a dead end near Southpark Mall after not stopping when a officer tried to pull her over. More>>

Cold, Cold, COLD! Brrr... Bundle Up Today! Video included

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Temps in the teens across the region this morning, cool and dry the rest of the week, warm up into weekend. More>>

Alexandria Missing Man Is Believed To Be In Danger

Milton Mills was last seen Tuesday afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia. (PHOTO: Virginia State Police) Milton Mills was last seen Tuesday afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia. (PHOTO: Virginia State Police)
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The Alexandria Police Department is looking for Milton Mills. Mills is a white male, 65-years-old and standing at 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 140 lbs, with gray eyes and black and gray hair. More>>

NYC Department of Health Investigates Death of Woman Monitored for Ebola

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A woman in New York City who was being monitored for possible exposure to Ebola has died and her cause of death is being investigated by the city's Health Department. More>>

Woman Severely Beaten, Robbed of Change, Hat and Cigarettes Video included

Fontina Hardin was savagely beaten, then robbed at gunpoint of loose change, her hat and cigarettes. Fontina Hardin was savagely beaten, then robbed at gunpoint of loose change, her hat and cigarettes.
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A Richmond woman held at gunpoint and nearly beaten to death is talking about the terrifying experience, as the suspects remain on the run. More>>

"Say Cheese, Kat's Pregnant!" Couple Surprises Unsuspecting Friends, Family

"1...2...3...say, 'Kat's Pregnant!'" Expectant parents Kris & Kat Camillis suprised friends and family with their big baby news. (Photo: YouTube/ themichaels) "1...2...3...say, 'Kat's Pregnant!'" Expectant parents Kris & Kat Camillis suprised friends and family with their big baby news. (Photo: YouTube/ themichaels)
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Family and friends of one clever couple had no idea what was in store for them when they gathered together to say “cheese!” in front of the camera. More>>

Fracking To Be Permitted In GW National Forest

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling.The decision was highly anticipated because about half of the George Washington National Forest sits atop the Marcellus shale formation, a vast underground deposit of natural gas that runs from upstate New York to West Virginia and yields more than... More>>

Hannah Graham's Cause, Manner of Death Released

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A cause of death for Hannah Graham, the UVa. student whose remains were found a little more than a month ago in Albermarle County, has been found. More>>

Did Brunswick H.S. Principal Use Inappropriate Hand Signs? Video included

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After a photo of a local principal and his students surfaced on social media, some outraged parents started calling on the principal to resign.
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Strange Odor Returns to Richmond Elementary School Video included

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A Richmond elementary school has kindergartners moved out of their classroom due to a mysterious odor. This isn't the first time this has happened, either.Students in the affected classroom at John B. Cary Elementary School were first removed back in March. Officials thought the odor was gone over the summer but it came back last week.Betty Bailey's granddaughter was in the classroom back in March."It smelled like something decomposed. Like a sick smell," Bailey said.Richmond Public Schools A... More>>

Questions Unanswered After Fetal Remains Found at Henrico Waste Water Plant Video included

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After fetal remains were found Monday evening at a Henrico waste water treatment plant, police must answer two big questions: who the remains are from and whether this was intentional. More>>

Midlothian H.S. Football Star Overcame Adversity with Sports

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Michael Warren is above and beyond the shining star of Midlothian High School. More>>

Tiny Thanksgiving for a Tiny Hamster and His Tiny Friends

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It's the time of the year to give thanks, and out today is something we're extremely grateful for: another tiny hamster eating tiny foods video. More>>

Bill Cosby Silent as Rape Allegations Reemerge

Bill Cosby remains silent on rape allegations brought against him by several different women. (AP photo) Bill Cosby remains silent on rape allegations brought against him by several different women. (AP photo)
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Bill Cosby's lawyer this weekend provided the only statement he said the comedian or anyone on his team is going to make about any past allegations of sexual assault.
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Search Crews Employed: Where Did Phoenix The Missing Fox Go?

Phoenix the Fennec fox. (PHOTO: Christy Davis) Phoenix the Fennec fox. (PHOTO: Christy Davis)
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Phoenix is a three-pound Fennec Fox who escaped his enclosure on Wednesday, November 12 when another animal chewed through it. More>>

Joggers Reporting Sexual Assaults at Huguenot Park Video included

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Police are asking for the public's help after multiple complaints of sexual assault in a local park have been reported. More>>

Police Tase Student To Break Up Fight At Clover Hill High School Video included

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Police officers had to use a taser on a student to break up a fight Tuesday morning. More>>

Ford Recalls Fusions for Ignition Key Problem

Ford on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 announced it is recalling about 65,000 2014 and 2015 model year Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park. | AP Photo Ford on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 announced it is recalling about 65,000 2014 and 2015 model year Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park. | AP Photo
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Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park. More>>

Adrian Peterson Suspended For Duration of 2014 Season

Adrian Peterson | AP Photo Adrian Peterson | AP Photo
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Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. More>>

Woman Hit in Head With Gun, Robbed of Loose Change

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A female was struck her in the head with a handgun and robbed of her loose change Monday and police are still looking for the suspect. More>>

Family Dresses As Superheroes For Boy's Adoption

The Kerns family was mighty super when they adopted the heroic 7-year-old Deonte this past Saturday. (PHOTO: ABC7) The Kerns family was mighty super when they adopted the heroic 7-year-old Deonte this past Saturday. (PHOTO: ABC7)
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Getting adopted into a loving family is any special occasion for any young boy. But for 7-year-old Deonte Kerns, his adoption process was extra super. More>>

Pope Francis Plans to Visit United States in 2015

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Nov. 16, 2014. | AP Photo Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Nov. 16, 2014. | AP Photo
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Pope Francis plans to visit Philadelphia in 2015, the pontiff announced today. It would be his first trip to the United States as pope. More>>

Before Your Next Pedicure, Make Sure the Nail Salon is Sanitary Video included

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Sit back and relax. The water is warm. The tools are heated to temperatures topping 200 degrees. It sounds like the makings for a pedicure, and it is at Chesterfield Podiatrist's office. More>>

American Citizens Among the Victims in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prayers as Israeli rescue workers clean the scene of a shooting in a Synagogue in Jerusalem, Nov. 18, 2014. | AP Photo An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prayers as Israeli rescue workers clean the scene of a shooting in a Synagogue in Jerusalem, Nov. 18, 2014. | AP Photo
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Palestinian assailants wielding knives and axes forged an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem today, with at least four victims dead and two attackers killed by police. More>>

Dog Hitches On to Ambulance Driving His Owner to Hospital

4-year-old Buddy hitched a ride for miles to the outside of an ambulance that had his owner inside. (PHOTO: ABC News) 4-year-old Buddy hitched a ride for miles to the outside of an ambulance that had his owner inside. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A 4-year-old part-Beagle named Buddy who hung on for miles to the outside of an ambulance that had his owner inside is quickly becoming a viral star.“His stardom has taken off tremendously, to say the least,” Brian Wright told ABC News.It was Wright who first shared the story of Buddy's heroic efforts to local media around the Mason, Texas, ranch where Buddy lives with his owner, J.R. Nicholson.Nicholson, 85, was taken by ambulance late last month to Hill Country Memorial Hospital after compl... More>>

FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence By Extremists Protesters

Tear gas surrounds a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a protest Aug. 17, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (PHOTO: ABC News) Tear gas surrounds a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a protest Aug. 17, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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In addition, so-called “hacktivists” like the group “Anonymous” could try to launch cyber-attacks against authorities.

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Adorable Video Shows Panda Tumbling in the Snow

Da Mao, a giant panda, is seen playing in the snow at the Toronto Zoo, Nov. 17, 2014. (PHOTO: Toronto Zoo) Da Mao, a giant panda, is seen playing in the snow at the Toronto Zoo, Nov. 17, 2014. (PHOTO: Toronto Zoo)
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One Toronto resident made the most of the recent snow. More>>

School Board Proposes Four New Options For Use Of Binford Middle Video included

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Only 80 kids living in the zoned area attend. Richmond Public Schools is spending $8-10 million dollars more than it normally would to keep the school running. More>>

Squirrel Steals GoPro Camera, Climbs Up Tree and Goes Nuts

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What happens when you give a squirrel a GoPro? Probably exactly what you expected... but that doesn't make it any less funny. More>>

Health Officials Investigate Illness at University of Virginia

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State health officials are investigating an illness that sickened more than a dozen University of Virginia students. More>>

Firefighters Stay Busy Fighting Three Fires Monday in Hanover Co.

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Crews battled three house fires Monday making for a busy day. One of the fires completely gutted a home, making it a total loss. More>>

Expect To Spend A Bit More On Booze This Holiday Season Video included

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There's good news and bad news...The good news: The mark-up is not across the board. The bad: You will pay about two percent more for liquor bottles. More>>

Vandal Slashes Tires Of Nearly A Dozen Cars in Colonial Heights Video included

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Police want to know if you saw something that can help catch the person who vandalized nearly a dozen cars sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. More>>

A Great Dane's Giant Litter: 19 Puppies

Snowy, a great Dane is York County, Pa., recently gave birth to 19 puppies. (PHOTO: ABC News) Snowy, a great Dane is York County, Pa., recently gave birth to 19 puppies. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A great Dane in Pennsylvania has been busy lately, after giving birth to 19 puppies. More>>

Henrico Woman Arrested in International Terrorism Investigation

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Heather Elizabeth Coffman of Henrico, Virginia, was arrested Friday. She "is suspected of conspiring and attempting to provide material support" to ISIS, according to charging documents. More>>

Ice Possible As Temps Drop, Cold Moves In Tomorrow

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Rain off and on today, cold shot Tuesday and Wednesday, slow moderation by the end of the week. More>>

Clear Skies & Cold Temps For Tuesday; Milder Weather Ahead

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Cold today & tomorrow, slow moderation by the weekend, rain possible Sunday and Tuesday. More>>

Price Tag Secrets Reveal How Much Green You Actually Save

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Stores don't advertise it, but price tags may offer little clues that could save you big bucks. More>>

UPDATE: Pickup Truck Veers Off I-295N in Hanover; Driver Killed

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One person was killed when a pickup truck veered off the side of Interstate 295 north in Hanover County Monday afternoon. More>>

Jesse Matthew Moved Back to Charlottesville Jail

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Jesse Matthew, the man accused in the disappearance and death of UVA student Hannah Graham, has been transported back to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
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Reddit Artists Help Husband Give Wife Amazing Birthday Gift

Ernst Berlin had the perfect gift in mind -- illustrations of their 8-month-old son Jacob drawn by artists on Reddit. Ernst Berlin had the perfect gift in mind -- illustrations of their 8-month-old son Jacob drawn by artists on Reddit.
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With his wife's birthday approaching, Ernst Berlin had the perfect gift in mind -- illustrations of their 8-month-old son Jacob drawn by artists on Reddit. More>>

Former Youth Coach Convicted of Sex Crimes Against Underage Girl

Steven M. Smith, 43, was convicted of aggravted sexaul battery in connection to a case involving sex crimes against an underage girl. (Photo: Louisa Sheriff's Department) Steven M. Smith, 43, was convicted of aggravted sexaul battery in connection to a case involving sex crimes against an underage girl. (Photo: Louisa Sheriff's Department)
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A former youth sports coach in Louisa County has been convicted of aggravated sexual battery and will spend the next five years in prison.
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"I'm Not Gay No More!" Man Claims to be "Delivered" from Homosexuality

Andrew Caldwell, pictured here in a video that has since gone viral, claims to have been "delivered" from homosexuality. (Photo: YouTube/) Andrew Caldwell, pictured here in a video that has since gone viral, claims to have been "delivered" from homosexuality. (Photo: YouTube/)
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Video of a man claiming to have been "delivered" from homosexuality at a large church conference has gained widespread attention online.
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Family Blows Out Birthday Candles for Daughter, Wishes to Cure Her Fatal Disease

Eliza has Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare disease that's fatal and has no cure. (PHOTO: ABC News) Eliza has Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare disease that's fatal and has no cure. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Eliza and her family haven't left home in six months in the hopes of keeping Eliza virus-free for the day that she gets into a clinical trial to cure her rare and deadly disease: Sanfilippo syndrome. More>>

Glow in the Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

Artist Daan Roosegaarde's design studio in the Netherlands has made the first glow-in-the dark bike path, modeled after Van Gogh's Starry Night. Artist Daan Roosegaarde's design studio in the Netherlands has made the first glow-in-the dark bike path, modeled after Van Gogh's Starry Night.
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A Vincent Van Gogh Masterpiece is the inspiration behind a design for the world's first glow-in-the-dark bike path in the Netherlands. More>>

Newscaster Wore Same Suit for a Year, No One Noticed

Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit on Australian TV for a full year, and not a single audience member noticed. (PHOTO: Channel Nine Australia) Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit on Australian TV for a full year, and not a single audience member noticed. (PHOTO: Channel Nine Australia)
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An Australian TV anchor wore the same suit every day for a year on camera -- yet none of his viewers noticed. More>>

Woman Photoshops Herself Into Her Mother's Childhood

Danielle Delph edited herself into her mom's childhood photos in an epic photo project. (PHOTO: Danielle Delph. From left: Original photo of Mom, edited photo of mom & daughter, original photo of daughter.) Danielle Delph edited herself into her mom's childhood photos in an epic photo project. (PHOTO: Danielle Delph. From left: Original photo of Mom, edited photo of mom & daughter, original photo of daughter.)
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"Would I have been friends with my parents if I had grown up with them?" More>>

Henrico Police Searching for Suspect In Robbery Monday

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Police are looking for a suspect after he robbed a commercial business early Monday morning. More>>

Home in Ashland A Total Loss After Early Monday Morning Fire

(PHOTO: Hanover Co. Fire Dept.) (PHOTO: Hanover Co. Fire Dept.)
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When firefighters arrived, they found the home fully engulfed. No injuries have been reported. More>>

New Video of MH17 Downing Shows Aftermath of Crash in Ukraine

OSCE members watch as recovery workers in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine load debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in Hrabove, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, four months after the plane was brought down. | AP Photo OSCE members watch as recovery workers in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine load debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in Hrabove, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, four months after the plane was brought down. | AP Photo
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Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, new video shows how close the burning passenger jet came to hitting village homes. More>>

More Arrests In 16-Year-Old Woodbridge Student's Shooting Death Video included

16-year-old Brenden Wilson was shot and killed Monday near Woodbridge Senior High School. Police made an arrest in the case Tuesday. 16-year-old Brenden Wilson was shot and killed Monday near Woodbridge Senior High School. Police made an arrest in the case Tuesday.
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20-year-old Kawain Smalls was arrested last Tuesday night at his home in Woodbridge. Four other arrests have been made.
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Teen's Quick Thinking Helped to Save Baby Who Stopped Breathing at Walmart

Abby Snodgrass, 17, heard commotion from aisles away in a Walmart and performed CPR on a baby who suddenly stopped breathing. She had recently learned the procedure in her health class. (PHOTO: ABC News) Abby Snodgrass, 17, heard commotion from aisles away in a Walmart and performed CPR on a baby who suddenly stopped breathing. She had recently learned the procedure in her health class. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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Abby Snodgrass, 17, heard the commotion from aisles away and ran to help, performing CPR. She had recently learned the procedure in her health class. More>>

Ebola-Stricken Surgeon Dr. Martin Salia Dies in Nebraska

In this April 2014 photo provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. | AP Photo In this April 2014 photo provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. | AP Photo
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Dr. Martin Salia was diagnosed with Ebola Monday and arrived in Omaha Saturday to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit that has successfully treated 2 other Ebola patients. More>>

Spider-Man Surprises Young Boy Battling Brain Cancer

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Spider-Man surprised a 5-year-old boy and his family during what may be his last birthday party. More>>

Multiple Crashes Tangle Up Traffic in Central Virginia

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Multiple crashes are snarling traffic all over central Virginia's roads this morning. More>>

Car Engulfed In Fire In Hanover Fatal Accident

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Police are awaiting identification of a man killed in a fiery crash over the weekend. More>>

Chesterfield Police Investigate Fatal Accident on Beach Road

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Chesterfield Co. Police responded to the 14500 block of Beach Road for a single vehicle crash which occurred at approximately 7:59 pm on Friday. More>>

2 Teens Shot, 1 Fatally, In Prince William County

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When officers arrived they discovered a 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds.
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Fumes On Cheerleader's Charter Bus Sends 15 to Hospital Video included

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Fire officials say possible carbon monoxide poisoning was the reason fifteen people were sent to the emergency room Sunday. More>>

Kevin Harvick Wins Sprint Cup Title, Denny Hamlin Finishes Third

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A week after winning in Phoenix to advance to the Championship Round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase, Kevin Harvick wins in Homestead to receive his first Sprint Cup Championship.... More>>

Atari Games Buried In Landfill Net $37,000 On eBay

In this April 26, 2014 file photo, film Director Zak Penn shows a box of a decades-old Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M. | AP Photo In this April 26, 2014 file photo, film Director Zak Penn shows a box of a decades-old Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M. | AP Photo
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An old "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay. More>>

Crews Gather To Continue Search for Alexis Murphy, Samantha Clarke Video included

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The two young women disappeared three years apart, but police believe their cases are connected and are continuing in their search efforts for the girls. More>>

Laughs, Tears For U.Va. Student Hannah Graham Video included

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Laughs mixed with tears as students, friends, and family gathered to remember UVa. student Hannah Graham, whose disappearance prompted a massive search that ended in tragedy and criminal charges. More>>

Two Killed After ATV, SUV Collide in Chesterfield Sunday Video included

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Police say two men riding the four-wheeler failed to stop at the stop sign on Quinnford and sped out onto Willis, when the SUV struck the four-wheeler.

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Henrico Program Helps Women Overcome Heroin Addiction Video included

8News SenioThese inmates at Henrico County East Jail are enrolled in a special program designed to help them overcome heroin addiction. 8News SenioThese inmates at Henrico County East Jail are enrolled in a special program designed to help them overcome heroin addiction.
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Heroin addiction: It's an epidemic destroying families here in Central Virginia.
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The Giving Heart Facing Donation Challenges Ahead of Thanksgiving Feast Video included

The Giving Heart needs the public's help to be able to feed 3,000 people on Thanksgiving Day at the annual feast in the Richmond Convention Center. The Giving Heart needs the public's help to be able to feed 3,000 people on Thanksgiving Day at the annual feast in the Richmond Convention Center.
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Richmond's largest public Thanksgiving feast is facing some challenges this year. The Giving Heart, a local non-profit, plans to feed 3,000 people at the Richmond Convention Center in less than two weeks. But organizers say that will only be possible if the community steps up to help.From the decorations and plates to the cooking tools and of course all of the food, everything used at The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast has to come from donations. It all comes together with the help... More>>

Lawmaker, Father Benefit From Film Tax Credit

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State records show one of Virginia's richest state lawmakers and his politically connected father made a Civil War-themed movie last year that received $1 million in tax credits and grants. Henrico County Republican Del. Peter Farrell was an investor, co-producer and played a Union Army officer in "Field of Lost Shoes," an independent movie that focuses on the role of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in a Civil War battle in the Shenandoah Valley. The movie was t... More>>

Video: Islamic State Group Beheads US Aid Worker

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BEIRUT (AP) -- An Islamic State group video released Sunday purports to show extremists beheading a dozen Syrian soldiers and ends with a militant claiming to have killed U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, the latest slaughter proudly broadcast by the group on the Internet.The video ends with the militant standing over a severed head he says belongs to Kassig. U.S. officials said they were working to determine the video's authenticity. Kassig's family said it was awaiting the outcome of the invest... More>>

Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act Video included

Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began Saturday. Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began Saturday.
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Saturday was the first day of enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This year, you have less time to sign up for insurance plans--enrollment ends February 15.“We're definitely working to make sure that more people have insurance this time,” said Melissa Herd, CMS Regional External Affairs.Last year in Virginia, 216,000 residents purchased health plans.“The state government was absent last year in assisting in these efforts. Non-existent, didn't put any muscle behind it... More>>

Ortega Taco Products Recalled by Giant/Martin's Food Stores

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 GIANT and MARTIN'S Food Markets recalling  certain Ortega Taco products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients may contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not listed on the ingredient label.  They are also pulling the products off store shelves. More>>

Space Agency: Now-Silent Lander Does Main Task

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BERLIN (AP) -- The pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet's surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent, the European Space Agency said Saturday."All of our instruments could be operated and now it's time to see what we got," ESA's blog quoted lander manager Stephan Ulamec as saying.Since landing Wednesday on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko some 311 million miles (500 million kilometers) away, the lander has perfo... More>>

Boy with Down Syndrome Runs Richmond Marathon Video included

9 year-old Ben participates in his third half-marathon 9 year-old Ben participates in his third half-marathon
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More than 20-thousand runners participated in the 37-th annual Anthem Richmond Marathon Saturday, running in the HCA Virginia 8k, American Family Fitness Half Marathon or the Anthem Richmond Marathon. More>>

Death Penalty Off Table In Virginia Officer's Slaying

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has taken the death penalty off the table for four people charged in the gang-related slaying of a reserve Virginia police officer. Federal prosecutors said Friday that the four co-defendants will instead face the possibility of life in prison for their alleged role in the killing of Capt. Kevin Quick. The 45-year-old Quick of Waynesboro was reported missing Feb. 1. His body was found several days later in Goochland County west of ... More>>

Be Aware: Richmond Marathon Road Closures

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Several streets will be closed this morning due to the "Anthem Richmond Marathon." More>>

One Person Displaced After Sunday Morning Fire

Picture Credit: Henrico Fire Dept. Picture Credit: Henrico Fire Dept.
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HENRICO, Va - Henrico County Division of Fire units responded to the 100 block of E Laburnum Ave in Henrico County's North Side this morning for the report of a house fire. Units received the call at 7:38 AM. First arriving units reported smoke coming from the front door of a single story residence. Initial fire attack crews found fire in the crawl space of the home. Fire was around the floor furnace and in the floor of the home. The fire was extinguished shortly after arrival and crews marke... More>>

#MEGSMILES Runners Will Complete Marathon in Honor of Meg Menzies

Runners from all over the country will be running the Richmond Marathon in honor of Hanover runner Meg Menzies, who was killed by an alleged drunk driver while she was running in January. Runners from all over the country will be running the Richmond Marathon in honor of Hanover runner Meg Menzies, who was killed by an alleged drunk driver while she was running in January.
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Competitors from all over the country all running the Anthem Richmond Marathon in memory of Hanover runner Meg Menzies. The mother of three was on a morning run back in January with her husband when she was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.“We're celebrating Meg, we're celebrating friendships, we're celebrating the love we have for running. It's just nice to get everyone together just to run for her and remember her,” said Brooke Roney, who started the Facebook group “Meg's Miles.... More>>

VSU Student Robbed on Campus Friday Night

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A Virginia State University student was robbed of personal items while on campus Friday night. More>>

Fort Lee Unveils Upgrades to Security Alert System Video included

  There are new security upgrades at Fort Lee: people will now be able to get emergency alerts sent to their phones. There are new security upgrades at Fort Lee: people will now be able to get emergency alerts sent to their phones.
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There are new security upgrades at Fort Lee. People will now be able to get emergency alerts sent to their phones.
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Emotionless Jesse Matthew Pleads Not Guilty in Fairfax Assault Case Video included

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Jesse Matthew Junior pleaded not guilty to three felonies linked to the attack on a Fairfax woman back in 2005. More>>

Should DNA Testing Be Expanded to Include Misdemeanors? Video included

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There are renewed calls to expand Virginia's DNA data bank in light of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham's death. More>>

People Lost in Giant Corn Maze Forced to Call 911

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The owners of the world's largest corn maze, here in Northern California, say they've learned a lesson this year. More>>

Barnes Pleads Not Guilty to Philadelphia Kidnapping; Trial Date Set

A January trial date has been set for abduction suspect Delvin Barnes, accused of violently snatching a Philadelphia woman off the streets as well as a Richmond teen. A January trial date has been set for abduction suspect Delvin Barnes, accused of violently snatching a Philadelphia woman off the streets as well as a Richmond teen.
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A date for the criminal trial of Delvin Barnes, accused of abducting a woman in Philadelphia as well as a teen here in Richmond, has been set. More>>

Charges Dropped Against Teen Accused of Killing Marty Cobb-For Now Video included

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The Richmond teenager once charged with beating 8-year old Marty Cobb to death is no longer facing those charges, at least for now. More>>

James River Levels Low, Citizens May be Asked to Conserve Water Video included

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You may soon be asked to conserve H2O: James River water levels are low. More>>

RVA Teens Knit 'Miles of Scarves' to Raise MS Research Funds Video included

Over the past five years, about thirty Miles of Scarves members have worked to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Over the past five years, about thirty Miles of Scarves members have worked to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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They are set up at a holiday craft fair, manning the booth, knitting and selling what they make. However, it is not a hobby for the teens; it's apassion .Meredithh Polk started Miles of Scarves in 2009 when she was just 10-years-old.
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Woman Declared Dead Awakens in Morgue

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Imagine waking up in a morgue after being declared dead by your doctor half a day earlier. More>>

Meet Elsa, the Kitten Who Survived Being Frozen

It's a miracle she survived: Elsa's temperature staying below 90 degrees for minutes and her blood sugar levels were low from hypothermia. (Photo: ABC News) It's a miracle she survived: Elsa's temperature staying below 90 degrees for minutes and her blood sugar levels were low from hypothermia. (Photo: ABC News)
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After the orange tabby kitten was brought in from the frigid Denver cold, "limp, eyes closed, not shivering," a veterinarian said, shelter staffers pulled out all the stops. More>>

World's Largest Gingerbread Village On Track to Break Its Own Record

The massive "Gingerbread Lane" village returned to the New York Hall of Science this week, featuring hundreds of houses decked out with icing, candy and sugar. (PHOTOS: ABC News) The massive "Gingerbread Lane" village returned to the New York Hall of Science this week, featuring hundreds of houses decked out with icing, candy and sugar. (PHOTOS: ABC News)
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Officially open as of Thursday at the New York Hall of Science, “Gingerbread Lane” is no ordinary gingerbread house. More>>

Virginia Senator Proposes Decriminalizing Marijuana Video included

A state lawmaker proposing new legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of pot. (PHOTO: ABC News) A state lawmaker proposing new legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of pot. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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A state legislator is proposing legislation to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, reducing the current fine for marijuana possession and axing the 30-day jail sentence. More>>

Disabled Dog Jumps Over Fence to Save Owner

Billy Collins says his dog saved his life. (PHOTO: WATE) Billy Collins says his dog saved his life. (PHOTO: WATE)
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Collins, a Vietnam vet, was alone at home - except for his 10-year-old boxer pit bull mix, named Chance. More>>

Obama Doubles Down On Immigration, Keystone Pipeline

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, with Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi hold their joint news conference at her home in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 14, 2014. | AP Photo U.S. President Barack Obama, left, with Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi hold their joint news conference at her home in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 14, 2014. | AP Photo
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Even as far away as Myanmar, President Obama cannot escape the brewing face-off with Republicans that awaits him at home. More>>

Overturned Cement Truck on Route 288 Creates Major Backups Video included

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Lanes on Route 288 northbound were shut down Friday morning after a cement truck overturned. More>>

Jesse Matthew Pleads Not Guilty for 2005 Fairfax Rape Charges Video included

Jesse Matthew is seen in this new mugshot taken when he was booked at Fairfax County Jail. (PHOTO: Fairfax Co. Sheriff's Office) Jesse Matthew is seen in this new mugshot taken when he was booked at Fairfax County Jail. (PHOTO: Fairfax Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Jesse Matthew Jr. has been moved to a Fairfax County facility where he faces three felony charges in relation to a 2005 sexual assault. More>>

City's 'Ugly' Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

AP Photo/Reading Eagle, Ben Hasty AP Photo/Reading Eagle, Ben Hasty
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READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly.Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit.Now a group led by the city council president is raising money to buy and decorate a more impressive replacement. The current tree is topped with a lighted pretzel, a nod to the area's many bakeries.The... More>>

Church Members Each Get $500 To Do Good For World

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CHICAGO (AP) -- On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.LaSalle Street Church had received a tidy $1.6 million from a real estate deal, the pastor said, and $160,000 - a typical 10 percent tithe - would be divided among some 320 regular attendees. Each would get a $500 check to do something positive.LaSalle, a non-denominational church, has long been involved in social causes, from feeding ... More>>

Virginia Growers Prepping Trees For Holiday Season

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia growers are preparing an abundance of fresh Christmas trees for the holiday season. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 500 Christmas tree farms located throughout the state. And to encourage the purchase a tree from the state, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed December as "Virginia Christmas Tree Month." Officials say that choosing a Virginia-grown tree means purchasing a renewable, recyclable product that ... More>>

Gambling Nuke Commander Linked To Fake Poker Chips

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.Although Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina's removal as deputy head of U.S. Strategic Command was announced earlier this year, evidence of his possible role in manufact... More>>

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