Colonial Heights, VANBC12

Police: Moped driver killed in collision with pickup truck

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WWBT) - Colonial Heights Police said a moped driver was killed in a collision with a pickup truck. The Boulevard, in the south end of the city, was closed in both directions between Arlington Avenue and the Petersburg/Colonial Heights line. The crash happened near Washington Avenue shortly before 6 p.m.
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Richmond, VANBC12

Police respond to shooting in Richmond’s northside

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police are responding to a shooting that occurred on the city’s northside. Police were called to the 100 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard shortly before midnight for the report of a shooting. The area was blocked off for a couple of hours. This is...
Richmond, VAWRIC TV

Grieving Henrico father desperately searching for answers in son’s murder visiting crime scene with Richmond City Council member

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A grieving father is desperately searching for answers after his son was murdered in Richmond in May. Scott Johnson II, affectionately known as Scottie, was in the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ when he was gunned down on Williamsburg Road. It’s been nearly three months since the crime and the Johnson family has no answers or arrests.

Layoffs announced for 119 employees at Fort Lee

FORT LEE, Va. (WRIC) — Military training, logistics, range and base operations support organization The Logistics Company is laying off 160 employees between two bases in Virginia at Fort Lee and Fort Eustis. The company posted a WARN Notice on July 9, announcing a reduction in force of 119 employees...
Richmond, VAWRIC TV

One man dead after Tuesday night shooting on R Street in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department said one man is dead after a Tuesday night shooting on R Street. RPD said officers were called to the 1900 block of R Street for a reported shooting at 5:17 p.m. When police arrived they found a man on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dinwiddie County, VAWRIC TV

Local parents ‘broken’ after daughter violently killed and left on highway

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The man suspected of killing a local woman and dumping her body on a North Carolina highway made his first court appearance on Monday morning. Ti’Keise Johnson was arrested in Dinwiddie County last week and is facing a slew of charges. There are a lot of questions surrounding the crime including where it was actually committed and how the victim’s body ended up in another state. No details were shared in court Monday morning and a criminal complaint hadn’t been filed with the court clerk as of 2 p.m.
Petersburg, VANBC12

Health Department employee honored for 40 years of service

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Marilyn Bland is a healthcare technician at the Petersburg Health Department, and she thoroughly enjoys talking about Mr. Al. “He is the first one here in the morning; the last one to leave in the afternoon,” Bland said. Alfonso Epps, also known as Mr. Al, is...
Hopewell, VAWRIC TV

Police in Hopewell offering free food at community event in August

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Hopewell Police are holding a “Get Out and Talk” event next week. It will be located at 12th Avenue and Division Street on August 5 from 4-6 p.m. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers served. Police and local officials say they want input on how officers can better help their community.
Hopewell, VARichmondBizSense

Holy Mackerel: Brewer opens new riverfront taproom in Hopewell

After breathing new life into an old riverfront restaurant space, a brewery hailing from the Sunshine State has opened a local taproom. Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers is now operating at 700 Jordan Point Road in Hopewell. Overlooking the James River, the building had been home to Dockside Restaurant for...