The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is welcoming a new baby "screaming hairy armadillo" to their family. More>>
An accident on Interstate 95 Southbound in Chesterfield is bringing traffic to a slow crawl. The incident, which is just south of Route 288, is causing nearly four miles of delays. According to authorities, a car being hauled on a trailer disconnected and then overturned. There was no one inside the car at the time of the crash. The right and center lanes of I-95 south are closed. More>>
When one mother decided to break the good news that she was pregnant to her two young children, she got a much different reaction. More>>
The British government today raised the threat level for international terrorism to “severe,” indicating a terrorist attack is “highly likely” but, based on intelligence, not necessarily “imminent.” More>>
Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>
A home in the U.K. was invaded by a monstrous colony of wasps, and the infestation was like a scene out of a 1960s Hitchcock movie. More>>
Massachusetts National Guard officials confirmed the grim news that the pilot of a F-15 Eagle that crashed Wednesday morning has died.
Cyrano is a sweet Miniature Pinscher who came all the way from the Richmond SPCA to join us Friday in the 8News studio.
Dominion Virginia Power says that more than 5,000 are without power this morning in the Colonial Heights and Petersburg area. More>>
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A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. More>>
The Virginia NAACP Youth & College Division, along with Hands Up, Don't Shoot Virginia announced that they will host a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Prayer Vigil, March & Rally in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed Ferguson teen who was shot and killed by police.
With no crossing guard in sight, one retired Marine made it his duty to help children at a Pennsylvania elementary school cross the street. More>>
After years of disrepair John Marshall High School has broken ground on a new football field.
Police in Colorado are searching for the 911 caller who brought SWAT teams swarming an unsuspecting video game player in a dangerous hoax called “swatting.” More>>
U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced today.
The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama's talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. More>>
Good looking Labor Day weekend ahead, getting hotter through the weekend, afternoon t-storms possible Sunday-Monday. More>>
A record number of Virginians are expected to hit the road for the unofficial last weekend of summer.Nearly one million of us will travel 50 miles or more over the next four days.“We're heading to Williamsburg to hang out with some friends,” said Hugh Watts, who's traveling to Willamsburg for Labor Day.He and his family have waited all summer for this weekend.“Schools about to start back up so we wanna get the last hurrah before we get back in the rhythm of work and school,” said Watts.They'r... More>>
Why use a napkin when you can use finger naps?Finger naps, a product from South Korea, are "the world's first hygienic finger gloves" according to the company web site. The condom-like plastic naps promise to protect your thumb and index finger from oily foods like pizza, fried chicken, burgers and donuts.It is unclear why a person so concerned with cleanliness that they would use finger naps would not instead choose to use more widely available plastic gloves.An obvious food situation where ... More>>
LEBANON, Oh. (CNN) – As recent headlines this summer have been dominated with stories of children being left inside hot cars, an Ohio bus driver has resigned from her job after she allegedly forced a group of elementary school students to sit with the windows up on a bus in 90-degree weather.Police told CNN affiliate WLWT that the driver, who remains unidentified, picked up a group of children at an elementary school and, during the ride, the bus driver pulled over and forced the kids to sit ... More>>
A warning from the Internal Revenue Service: Criminals are calling taxpayers, saying they are from the IRS and telling them they owe money. Experts say there are ways you can prevent being caught up in this scam. The unnamed crooks are demanding people pay up immediately or get arrested. The number may even look like it is from the IRS on caller ID but it is a scam plan and simple says Tom Gallagher with the Better Business Bureau. "The IRS doesn't call anybody," Gallagher said. "They are t... More>>
The Valentine Richmond History Center has announced winners of the 2014 History Makers Awards. This year "Miss Community" Clovia Lawrence, Richmond Cycling Corps, Dorothy Gallimore of the Coal Pit Learning Center, Caritas and Bob Argabright are being recognized for their work to make our region a better place. More>>
(CNN) -- Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement.What will the company unveil?"Wish we could say more," reads an invitation sent to media members on Thursday.Multiple reports over the past few months have suggested that Apple plans to roll out two versions of an iPhone 6 this year, with screens that are 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, when measured diagonally.That would be a massive leap from the iPhone 5S and 5C's 4-inch screens and an apparent move to battle competitors like Sam... More>>
NEW YORK, Ny. (ABC News) - Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition today after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source."This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to," Sid Dinsay, a spokesman for The Mount Sinai Hospital, said in a written statement. "Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an updat... More>>
Richmond Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a home in South Richmond Thursday. More>>
Charges for both sisters were certified in General District Court Wednesday.
News broke on Wednesday that Hello Kitty is not a cat, but in fact, is a little girl. More>>
Richmond Police are asking for the public's help to identify the man who robbed a South Side convenience store. More>>
After almost five long weeks, we're approaching the closing days of the corruption trial for Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
The is the second annual hair competition and beauty expo presented by the VCC.
The trial is set to begin for the Chesterfield mother charged after her 2-year-old daughter died after she was left in a car.
Monstrous waves are pounding both U.S. coasts, with storms churning in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. More>>
How could anyone abandon such a sweet face? More>>
Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect. More>>
Police got the call for a plane crash in the Deerfield community of Augusta County just after 9:00 this morning. More>>
Waking up to another comfortably cool morning reminds us that we're on our way into fall! More>>
A Nevada gun range defended having children fire automatic weapons despite the fatal accident at a nearby range when a 9-year-old girl was unable to control the recoil of an Uzi she was shooting. More>>
In ISIS controlled territory, Friday is the day for public beheadings and amputations for people who violate its strict Islamic rule, and whippings for women if their clothing offends ISIS' sense of propriety. More>>
A jury returned a verdict of not guilty today for a Texas father accused of the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed his two sons. More>>
Richmond city school leaders are making big changes to improve SOL test scores.Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Education released those test rates for city students, showing improvement in three out of five subject areas. The results show great progress at elementary schools, but several secondary schools are struggling to meet state benchmarks.Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden says it's everyone's responsibility to make sure students succeed on SOL testing, and that means uniformity acros... More>>
Richmond police are searching for three men they say hurt a teenage girl while trying to force their way into her home.It happened Wednesday afternoon after 3pm on Effingham Drive on the south side of the city.“I do feel for them because that's kind of scary,” said neighbor Tara Johnson. “It hits home real close because it was right next door and it could have been us.”Police tell us the girl was approached by two men who had been hiding in the bushes.We're told they hit her in the head with ... More>>
(CNN) -- In business, it's all about location, location, location. Even 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero knows that.Since 2013, he has been manning a lemonade stand at the corner of Patricia Avenue and San Salvador Drive in Dunedin, Florida, about 25 miles west of Tampa. He lives a few houses down the street from the junction, but got permission from the owners of the corner house to set up shop with his homemade sign at the higher traffic area during summer breaks and after school during the school... More>>
The Army is releasing the name of the solider who killed herself at Ft. Lee earlier this week.Sgt. 1st Class Paula Walker of Yonkers, New York, barricaded herself inside a building at Ft. Lee and started waving a gun as well as throwing things before turning the gun on herself Army officials said.Walker, 33, had been in the Army for nearly 14 years and was a human resource specialist. She earned Army commendations including four Army Achievement Medals, one Joint Meritorious Unit Award and fo... More>>
People say that, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and, for one Austin brewery, they are taking that motto to heart with the release of their latest creation, the 99-pack.To celebrate the launch of Austin Beerworks' Anytime Ale, the company decided to break new ground in the beer packaging world by creating the first 99-pack case of beer.A minute-long video of two men carrying the massive case out of a cooler and through a grocery store from the brewery's website has gone viral, with many peop... More>>
Richmond Police detectives are searching for two males who assaulted a female teenager and attempted to abduct her Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the teen was walking in the 600 block of Effingham Drive when she was approached by two males. She was stuck on the head and the two men tried to push her into a nearby home. Alert neighbors saw what was going on and the two men fled on foot. Police K-9 units were able to track the men's scent to a nearby neighborhood, but the suspects... More>>
MILWAUKIE, Or. (CNN) – A college athlete said that he was forced to choose between church and football. Now, he is fighting to stay on the team. "He asked me to choose between church and football," Portland State University student Vincent Johnson said to CNN affiliate KPTV. "I said, 'Coach, you can't ask me to do that. It's like asking me to choose between God and football.'" He added that it was a decision that didn't want to, and shouldn't have to, make. According to Johnson, four serv... More>>
Adolescent years can be tough for any child, but for one girl from Henrico it was especially hard because of her height, weight and the way she wore her hair.14-year-old Maya Criss says she was the victim of bullying for years."Starting around fourth grade I was bullied, but I didn't go tell my mom what happened, because I thought it was normal," says Criss. "My breaking point was when I started getting bruises."In 2013, Maya decided to cut most of her hair off. Her hair had been a source of ... More>>
An Arizona shooting instructor dies after he was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old student with an Uzi machine gun at a shooting range.This story has a lot of people talking and asking, how young is too young to handle automatic weapons? 8News spoke with people at a couple of shooting ranges in Richmond.They say there's no law preventing a child of any age from shooting any kind of gun. However, they all agreed an Uzi was too much weapon for a 9-year-old.Dave Hancock's been in the gun busines... More>>
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) – Less than a day after Virginia State Police said that their investigation remains ongoing, new documents are providing more information about what occurred near the intersection of Yacht Basin Drive and Wildwood Avenue Sunday afternoon.A search warrant was executed by VSP on the woman's car. In an affidavit obtained by 8News, police have seized several items from the 2014 Dodge Avenger the woman was driving.Among them, a cell phone, two 38-caliber cartridges and... More>>
UPDATE: Henrico Police said that Kadeem East has been found safe this afternoon after being reported missing earlier this morning. More>>
Richmond Police continue to ask for aid from the public as they search for two juveniles who intentionally allowed their dogs to kill another family's cat.Three juveniles were seen going into a yard that was not their own in the 2011 block of Selden Street in the city last Sunday evening around 7 p.m. Once there, the three intentionally provoked their dogs to attack and kill a cat on the property.A 14-year-old male juvenile was arrested last Friday and now faces felony animal cruelty charges.... More>>
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School has been named the 10th best public high school in the country, according to The Daily Beast. More>>
Media and members of the public learned during the press conference that the female soldier barricaded herself during negotiations with officials on August 25, then turned the gun on herself. She later died.
It's Aug. 26, the dog days of summer, and you can celebrate the heat with a pumpkin spice latte.
Daniel Clark is raising money to help former offenders and veterans become certified to perform electrical work and other types of contracting needs.
At sports labs across the country, the race is on to find products that protect the brain against injury. More>>
A Chicago-born jihadist has been killed while fighting in Syria, the White House said today, purportedly for the terrorist group ISIS. More>>
Bob McDonnell has finished testifying. His defense rested without calling on anymore witnesses. More>>
Firefighters say that the fire started around 5:00 this morning in the 1300 block of Dispatch Road.
Firefighters say that the fire started around 5:00 this morning in the 1300 block of Dispatch Road.
Blue steel gates guard the back entrance to an Ebola treatment center, where new patients flood in faster than bodies are removed.
The shooting happened at 10 a.m. Monday at Bullets and Burgers, a facility located at Arizona Last Stop, a tourist spot southeast of Las Vegas. More>>
A man is recovering after being shot in the city overnight.
Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. More>>
Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood went missing Friday while hiking with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, Israeli National Police spokesman Micki Rosenfeld said. More>>
President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq. More>>
The 90's will return for Thursday through next week, chance of afternoon t-storms Sunday through Tuesday, hot for Back to School week!
One of the largest craft breweries in America may be coming to Richmond and Tuesday night folks in the neighborhood where it could go met to talk about it.City Hall sources confirm Stone Brewing Company is looking to build at the corner of Nicholson street and Williamsburg avenue in Fulton Hill.“They need to be in this area and we need them to be here,” said Dru Gillie, a Fulton Hill business owner who supports the brewery. “There a lot of willing and able people in this area looking for empl... More>>
The American Cancer Society held its kick-off for "Cure by Design" at Capital Ale House in Midlothian on Tuesday night.The annual event raises money for cancer research, support programs, and patient services.Cancer survivors model designer clothing in a fashion show that not only spotlights fancy outfits but overcoming the challenges of cancer.Tuesday participants met to begin planning the annual event.“You get to dress up and do make up for people who have cancer and kids too,” said 13-year... More>>
Virginia State Police told media on Tuesday that the investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Colonial Heights Sunday afternoon remains ongoing.According to VSP, the “Police Shooting Investigative Team” from their Richmond Field Office is conducting the investigation at the request of Colonial Heights Police Department's chief.On Sunday, Colonial Heights Police said that they tried to make a routine traffic stop but the driver fled and drove into a dead end near the intersection of ... More>>
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited Louisa County High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Mineral Tuesday as he continues his two-week tour of the Commonwealth.The school remains under construction after being heavily damaged in an earthquake just over three years ago. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School just reopened in a new building after it was heavily damaged in the 2011 quake.“After the earthquake, the county went into a good problem-solving mode to deal with the immediate emerg... More>>
Many people around the nation spend a significant portion of their lifetime inside their cars driving from location to location. Today, major insurance company Allstate released their report on “America's Best Drivers.”Their annual report identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities have the safest drivers. The company believes that sharing this data will highlight “the importance of educating people about the importance of safe driving.”According to Allstate, “the average driver will expe... More>>
A popular trend that's raised money and awareness for a deadly disease is under fire. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge now faces a challenge of its own. Today, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond spoke out against the fervent fundraiser but the controversy isn't over the icy buckets of water people are pouring over their heads. It's about the millions of dollars people are pouring into The ALS Association. Monsignor Mark Lane explains that the Catholic Church opposes one of the research techniques ... More>>
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said.The Atlanta-based rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, was taken into custody Sunday by detectives along with five other people while executing a search warrant at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, Mountain View police spokesman Sgt. Saul Jaeger said Monday. ... More>>
Chesterfield County Police detectives confirmed Tuesday that they have arrested a man in connection to two robberies at local convenience stores.According to police, investigators obtained warrants for 41-year-old Royal L. Pollard for robbery, attempted robbery, using a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for his role in the robbery of two separate Circle K stores on August 6.Police allege that Pollard entered the Circle K store on 2320 West Hun... More>>
As the rest of Petersburg's boys and girls return to class next week, the school system announced Tuesday that all students will be offered free breakfast and lunch meals starting this school year. “Petersburg City Public Schools is one of the first school divisions in the state to receive approval for the program,” said Dr. Joseph Melvin, Superintendent of PCPS. “Regardless of income, each and every one of our students will receive two nutritious meals daily at school, free of charge.” Pe... More>>
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faces more questions from a prosecutor when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court. More>>
Richmonders opposing a Shockoe Bottom stadium sent an open letter to national radio personality Tom Joyner Joyner after he apparently accepted an invitation from local radio personality Clovia Lawrence to visit Richmond.
Ridgefield Parkway's eastbound lanes from Gayton Road to Poplar Forest Drive are closed due to a water main break. More>>
A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. More>>
Police have released the identity of the pedestrian who died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash in the 11200 block of Hull Street Road on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Spotlight Studio of Dance in Midlothian is hosting a "shoe extravaganza," benefiting a national non-profit Soles for Souls.
States that have legalized medical marijuana appear to have nearly 25 percent fewer deaths from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a new study found. More>>
Opie the dog helped save the life of an abandoned kitten named Roscoe and, a year later, their owners say the two are like brothers. More>>
Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company. More>>
The portal will provide easy access to class grades, attendance and student schedule information. More>>
No animal celebrates a birthday quite like a panda. More>>
“The community feels like a very large family. I meet people that I haven't met before on a regular basis, but everyone knows everyone else to some degree." More>>
We have yet another wonderful day ahead of us in central Virginia. More>>
A manhunt is underway after a shooting at a McDonald's in Woodbridge. More>>
Northern California is cleaning up today, a day after suffering its strongest earthquake in 25 years. More>>
A family is depending on loved ones after being displaced from their Bueford Commons home after a fire. More>>
Computer science experts across the Atlantic have created an image that may show a likeness of Foley's executioner's face. More>>
The Richmond Flying Squirrels are into the playoffs after defeating Altoona 5-4! More>>
Shortly before 8:45 Monday morning, an active shooter situation was reported at Fort Lee.Officials on post say a female soldier barricaded herself inside an office. The soldier then shot herself.The unidentified soldier, a 14-year Army veteran, was pronounced dead at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.Officials at the post sounded warnings via the intercom, as well as electronic warnings via computers.Before Monday's tragedy, the post was already in the process of upgrading its a... More>>
One week until school starts in Richmond and administrators are scrambling to hire dozens of teachers.“We're running a shortage at our secondary school level,” said Richmond school board member Kim Gray.One reason for the shortage is a new schedule with an additional class period is being introduced this fall. An extra class for thousands of students means more teachers are needed.“We're working to get warm bodies teachers that are qualified to get in front of those students,” said Gray.Kendr... More>>
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The MTV Video Music Awards are typically one of the most talked-about awards shows on television, and this year's ceremony didn't disappoint. If you missed the two-hour show, here are five of the biggest moments that your coworkers are sure to be chatting about around the water cooler. 1. Beyoncé Brings Down the House: Before accepting her Video Vanguard Award, Beyoncé performed an astounding medley of songs from her new album, all while shimmying and shaking in a brightly-colored leotard. ... More>>
Houston, Tx. (CNN) – A woman's Facebook status on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. following the shooting death of teenager of Michael Brown led to her losing her job at a Houston, Texas hospital."The police need to just start mowing them down with machine guns, purge them," she wrote on her Facebook page, apparently in reference to the people protesting the shooting death of Brown.CNN affiliate KHOU reports that a man brought the offending post to the attention of the unnamed woman's employer, Ho... More>>
8News Reporter Nate Eaton and photographer Tony Luckett were traveling to a story when the witnessed a kitten being tossed from a vehicle in Chesterfield County.Luckett sprang into action, saving the kitten, who sought shelter under a truck's wheel well before they were able to get the cat free.WATCH: 8News Photog Tony Luckett Save KittenThe incident serves as a reminder that there are other alternatives to simply discarding the animal.According to the Richmond SPCA, there are a number of thi... More>>
(ABC News) - Pretty nails may be the newest way to foil date rape. Undercover Colors, a nail polish that changes color when it's exposed to date rape drugs, has won this year's Lulu eGames, a North Carolina State University competition for student projects aimed at solving real-world problems." Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime," the team behind Undercover Colors -- a group of four male chemistry students - More>>
As the worlds of video games and online streaming continue to meld, thanks in part to services like Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live, tech giant Amazon took a step to advance their cause by acquiring popular video game streaming service Twitch. Little is known about the purchase price but, in a post on the company's website, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear was appreciative to the community that Twitch as cultivated over its nearly four years in existence. “It's almost unbelieva... More>>
Popular smart device maker Apple announced today that some of their iPhone 5 units are being recalled due to complaints about “shorter battery life.”In a post on the company's website, Apple said that “a very small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices may “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”The affected devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and are limited to certain range of serial numbers.Apple is offering to replace the battery of... More>>
Today city and state leaders were on hand for Petersburg's annual Convocation, and change was the focus. A.P. Hill Elementary and Peabody Middle have a lengthy history of SOL test score struggles, so the district is now taking them in a new direction. Year-round schooling began on August 4. More>>
In an effort to get parents and students ready to go back to classes next Tuesday, Richmond City Public Schools have launched a new hotline for parents with questions about transportation.Starting today through Friday, September 5, the transportation call center will be fielding questions from parents regarding bus schedules, times, locations, and other transportation-specific issues.The call center will be available between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by dialing one of the following available tel... More>>
The Ashland Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in helping locate 40 year old Jason James McGraw.
The Prince William County Police is reaching out to the public, asking for help in locating two missing girls.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his wife eventually agreed to take medication and undergo mental health counseling amid concerns about her frequent outbursts toward him and her staff. More>>
Following these simple rules will help you stay safe on the bus. More>>
Richmond City Public School students will be making their way back to class on September 2 and in an effort to get ready, the school division has provided parents with a guide for them to use to determine what buses their child will be taking this year. More>>
As students prepare to head back to school and dive back into the books, studies, and extracurricular activities, area physicians from Patient First are offering their tips for making the transition back to the classroom a good and, most importantly, a healthy one. More>>
With students loading an unloading on buses, Richmond City Public Schools offered these tips for parents and students to keep in mind so they will stay safe getting on and off the bus in the city this school year. More>>
Richmond Public Schools announced this month that all RPS students will be offered an opportunity to select a breakfast and lunch meal every day, free of charge. More>>
Here you will find a comprehensive set of links to refer you to important information regarding your child's high school.
To be sure to guarantee a smooth morning on the first day of school, families should have a back-to-school routine for going back-to-school. More>>
Here you can find a list of all schools within the Henrico County School district. Each link will redirect to the school's website, where you can find school specific information. More>>
Residents of northern California woke up to cracked streets, homes on fire and crumbled buildings after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the area about 3:20 a.m. local time early Sunday morning. More>>
In the aftermath of the South Napa Earthquake that hit northern California this morning, one couple is trying to pick up the pieces after losing everything when their mobile home was destroyed today. More>>
Student achievement improved in statewide math Standards of Learning in 2013-2014. More>>