Ashland, VA

THC-laced candies found in air ducts of Virginia home

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield Police were called to a Midlothian home over the weekend after a large bag of edibles containing THC was found in the air ducts. According to a spokesperson with the Chesterfield County Police Department (CCPD), authorities responded to a recently purchased home in...
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From Waffles to Wings

Time knows no bounds at one of Broad Street’s newest establishments. All-day brunch and bar food beckon customers to The Riviere whether they’re in the mood for French toast bites or lollipop lamb chops. The strength of this new Black-owned restaurant is in its ability to mix Richmond’s communal food culture with the vibrancy of the city’s nightlife.
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Virginia father kills himself after toddler dies inside car

Virginia police are investigating an apparent suicide after the man’s child accidentally died in a car on Tuesday, according to authorities. Chesterfield County police received a call around noon on Tuesday indicating that an 18-month-old boy had been left in an unattended vehicle for several hours and later received additional information that the child’s father was at his residence in Midlothian, Virginia, making suicidal statements. When police arrived at the home, they found the child’s body inside, with further investigation of the property revealing the father had killed himself with a firearm, Lt. Col. Chris Hensley with the Chesterfield Police Department said at a press conference.

Youngkin wants Defense secretary to ‘indefinitely postpone’ vaccine mandate

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Gov. Glenn Youngkin is asking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to “indefinitely postpone” the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Army National Guard troops. In a letter obtained by NBC12 on Wednesday, Youngkin says the vaccine directive - first implemented in August 2021 - “is not consistent with the latest science” and “is not in the best interest of Guard readiness.”

Flying Squirrels: We’re willing to pay $1M annually in new-ballpark rent

Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A; Eastern League) president and managing general partner Lou DiBella says he and his fellow owners are willing to pay $1 million annually in lease payments for a new Richmond ballpark as part of a 30-year lease. As Richmond, the team and VCU continue to work on...

After 18-month-old dies in hot car, dad dies by apparent suicide: Police

A Virginia father died by an apparent suicide after finding his son dead inside his hot car, authorities said. It appears the father accidentally left the 18-month-old in the car for at least three hours on Tuesday, leading to the child's death, Lt. Col. Christopher Hensley of the Chesterfield Police Department said at a news conference.

Virginia ABC stores will have limited hours on July 4th

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — If you are planning on celebrating Independence Day, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores are releasing their holiday hours. ABC stores across the Commonwealth will be open until 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4 for those looking to purchase spirits, mixers, and Virginia wines. However, there will be regular […]

Father dies by suicide after Virginia toddler dies in hot car, police say

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - A toddler accidentally left in a vehicle for hours died Tuesday and police said his father was found dead in an apparent suicide at their Virginia home. Chesterfield County Police received a call around 11:45 a.m. indicating that an 18-month-old boy may have been left in a vehicle for several hours, police said in a news release.

Paddle Club RVA: Peddle, pour, explore on the James River

RICHMOND — Grab your friends and family, bring some food and booze, possibly a bottle of sunscreen and head down to Rocketts Landing to enjoy a peaceful cruise down the James River. Paddle Club RVA invited Progress-Index reporter Kristi K. Higgins and news intern Anna Chen to board the pontoon.  Paddle Club RVA, owned by Jack Maher and Jack Walten, boasts the first booze, social and cycling pontoon boating experience in Richmond.  ...

2 people injured in Iron Mill Road stabbing, suspect in custody

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Police are investigating a stabbing that happened Wednesday afternoon in Chesterfield. At 12:35 p.m., officers responded to the 10300 block of Iron Mill Road for the report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Two people were injured, and a suspect is now in custody. Police...