Petersburg, VANBC12

‘Minnie Steps 4 Justice’: 4 years after Petersburg crime spree, victims’ families wait for trial

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Four years after a deadly Petersburg crime spree, the victim’s families are still waiting for justice as no trial date has been set. In January 2017, police say Kristopher Jones went to the home of Pastor Alfred Woodard and his wife, known to many as mother, Minnie. Jones is accused of forcing Alfred Woodard to go to the bank. The then-80-year-old man was able to get away, but investigators say Jones went back to the home and abducted 76-year-old Minnie. She was later found dead.
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Richmond, VANBC12

New bicycle laws take effect July 1

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Whether you are behind the wheel of a car or on a bicycle, new laws hitting the books in two weeks will change the way you operate out on the roads. Earlier this year the Virginia General Assembly passed two new laws aimed at improving bicycle safety across the Commonwealth.
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Hermitage RB James commits to Emory & Henry; Huguenot football coach steps down

Hermitage senior running back Nigel James, the area’s leading rusher this past spring season, announced his commitment to Emory & Henry College last week. In seven games for the Panthers, who lost to Manchester in the Class 5, Region B semifinal, James carried 136 times for 1,470 yards and 21 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound back was named the 5B offensive player of the year. He’ll join a Wasps outfit that won its three regular-season contests this spring before falling to Randolph-Macon 13-10 in the ODAC championship game.

A law that bans masks will be back in effect in July. Civil rights advocates say conflicting guidance could lead to dangerous interactions with police.

By the end of the month, Virginia will no longer be under a state of emergency due to COVID-19, and as a result, a state law banning masks will go back into full effect. Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration says it is still encouraging unvaccinated Virginians to wear masks — relying on informal statements from law enforcement officials that people wearing masks for health reasons won’t be penalized. Northam is also asking lawmakers to take another look at the law when they meet in August.
Chesterfield County, VANBC12

Traffic enforcement operation to be conducted on Chippenham Parkway

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Local law enforcement departments will be conducting a traffic enforcement operation on Chippenham Parkway this week. The operation will take place on June 17. Many residents in the community have complained about driver’s speeding and aggressive driving, according to police. Law enforcement will be patrolling:

1921 Huguenot Springs Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23113

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Richmond, VAWTOP

Pregnant woman waits an hour for ambulance after crash

RICHMOND, Va. — The fire department responded when a pregnant woman was in a car crash in Richmond over the weekend, but the woman says she waited more than an hour for an ambulance. WRIC-TV reports that Latanya Thornton says she was injured in the crash Saturday and was also...
Richmond, VAWXII 12

North Carolina abortion ban struck down in federal appeals court

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that North Carolina's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional. The court refused to reinstate the ban, which a lower court struck down two years ago, NBC affiliate WRALreports. The 20-week ban was first passed in 1973....

5909 Saint Moritz Dr, Richmond City, VA 23224

Welcome home to 5909 Saint Moritz Drive! This Move-In Ready rancher has been updated in all the right places. As you drive up, you are greeted by a nice flat front yard and low maintenance features from the vinyl siding to the new replacement windows to the fresh landscaping. Stepping inside, the family room's vaulted ceilings instantly catch your eye. Tucked behind the family room is your eat-in dining area and kitchen showcasing granite countertops with 4" backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a nice size pantry. Heading down the hallway, you will find 2 guest bedrooms and a full hall bath next to the primary bedroom. The spacious primary bedroom is sure to be a highlight with its large walk in closet and fantastic en suite. Out back, relax on your deck and overlook a private wooded backyard perfect for unwinding from a long day. Easy access to I-95, Chippenham Parkway, 288, and minutes from downtown! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to own a beautiful home in a very convenient location.

Virginia receives $30 million to address pandemic health inequities

(RICHMOND, Va.) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $30.6 million to Virginia to address health inequities created and exacerbated in high-risk and underserved communities by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-year grant provides $27.3 million to the state and an additional $3.3 million for the...

Princess Blanding qualifies for the ballot in Virginia governor's race

Princess Blanding, a Richmond activist whose brother was fatally shot by a city police officer in 2018, will be on the ballot this November as a third-party candidate for governor. Virginia election officials confirmed that Blanding qualified for the ballot by submitting the required paperwork and signatures. She will face...