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Police investigate woman shot in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Police are investigating the shooting of a woman in Petersburg. Police on the scene in the 2200 block of South Whitehill Drive. The victim, a woman, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Anyone with information should call 804-861-1212. Send it to 12 here. Want...
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Woman taken to hospital following Petersburg shooting

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The Petersburg Police Department was called to South Whitehill Drive on Monday night for a shooting. According to police, a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. The investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with information can call (804)861-1212.
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Suspect still on the run following I-95 police chase in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The driver of a stolen vehicle led a Virginia State Police trooper on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon. According to state police, the trooper spotted a 2016 Kia Sportage that had been reported stolen in Richmond on Interstate 95 north. The trooper attempted to...

RRHA to break ground on restoring, revitalizing Richmond area properties

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) will be breaking ground on the restoration and revitalization of former RRHA historic properties within the Richmond area. The properties are now under the management of The Michaels Organization (TMO) and will go through renovations to modernize and upgrade each...

Man shot and killed in Mosby area of Richmond

Richmond police have identified a man who was shot and killed Sunday in the Mosby neighborhood of the city’s East End. Rishard Watkins, 38, of Richmond, was found suffering from a gunshot wound at 4:54 p.m. Sunday in 1300 block of Coalter Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Virginia Man Sentenced for Role in Colonial Heights Armed Robbery

A Norfolk man was sentenced today to over 14.5 years in prison for his role in a violent armed robbery of a Sprint Store in Colonial Heights. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, on the afternoon of January 7, 2019, Ronnell Kareen Levon Johnson, 28, and his co-conspirator, Tajh Rodgers, 32, of Norfolk, traveled from the Norfolk area to Colonial Heights to commit an armed robbery of a Sprint Store. During the robbery, Rodgers brandished a loaded .40 caliber Ruger semi-automatic pistol and forced two employees into a back room of the store, where he let Johnson in through the back entrance. Johnson entered the store and started gathering Sprint Store merchandise into a bag.

Northam To The Unvaccinated: You Are Hurting People

In his first COVID-19 briefing in weeks, Governor Ralph Northam said there are encouraging signs: new cases and hospitalizations have been down statewide over the last few days. And 80% of the Virginia’s adult population has received at least one dose of vaccine. But he also called the decision of...

Review: Idolatry surrenders to humanity in new Lee biography

“Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) Controversy over the equestrian memorial to Robert E. Lee on stately Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, was once limited to the removal of the blue-green oxidation from his bronze statue. In the wake of the banishment of the Confederate capital’s last major totem to the “Lost Cause,” Allen C. Guelzo’s timely biography expertly scrubs off 150 years of political and cultural patina accumulated since the renowned general’s passing to reveal a tragic humanity.

2021 Angel Tree Christmas appointments for Richmond area now available

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Appointments for the 2021 Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Program are now available for the Richmond area. Starting on weekdays at 9 a.m. from Sept. 27 to Oct. 7, Richmond residents can start making appointments. Appointments become available exactly two weeks before the in-person registration date. Families...

Police: Man fighting for life after Chesterfield shooting

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - A man is fighting for his life after he was shot Saturday night in Chesterfield. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, police responded to the 3300 block of Old Courthouse Road, near Rockwood Park, for a reported shooting. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found...
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Virginia State University cancels classes Tuesday to fight COVID mental, physical fatigue

ETTRICK — Virginia State University announced Monday that it was cancelling classes Tuesday to give students and staff a mental and physical break from COVID-19 fatigue. The "Trojan Wellness Day" is a chance for everyone in the college community to "mitigate the increased loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression, caused in part by the COVID-19 pandemic," the university said in a statement released Monday night. While there have not been a major uptick in COVID cases on campus — VSU says the virus positivity rate is "less than 1%" — the college's Student Government Association, Faculty and Staff Senate and the Health & Wellness Center opted to call off school Tuesday to let the community rest and recharge.
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Remains of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill could be re-interred to Culpeper's Fairview Cemetery

A notable Confederate general born in Culpeper could have his remains re-interred from the city of Richmond to the town of Culpeper’s Fairview Cemetery. But, contrary to previous reports by Richmond media outlets, the eight-foot-tall bronze statue of A.P. Hill in the state capital that contains his partial remains has not been finalized for transfer to the municipal cemetery along Sperryville Pike or anywhere else in Culpeper—as of yet.