Chesterfield

Pit Bull Awareness Day means $10 adoptions

The shelter’s hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘I walk in fear:’ Neighbors believe coyotes to blame for injured, dead animals

Families continue to report coyote sightings and possible attacks in Chesterfield County. Coyotes have been spotted in Moseley, Brandermill, and North Chesterfield, near Elkhardt Road, in recent months.

Dog owner: Coyote attacked 5 pound yorkie

The sightings have a lot of people worried for themselves, as well as their pets.

Bomb squad responds after old ordnance found

No one was evacuated, and the devices were determined to be inert.

VDOT reminding drivers to be alert during deer season

Deer Season is upon us and that means we have to be more alert when driving especially during dusk and dawn.

“We have a problem and solution:” Non-profit fights opioid crisis through recovery

With opioid overdoses slightly up from last year in Chesterfield, New Life for Youth, also known as the New Life Center says we need a "wake up call."

Promoting inclusivity in the workplace for Disability Employment Awareness Month

According to the Department of Labor, in the United States, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 9.2 percent in 2017, that’s more than twice that of those with no disabilities.

‘Think outside the box for more drivers:’ Retired bus driver encouraging changes in Chesterfield

As issues with the Chesterfield Transportation Department continue, the focus is shifting to making changes to benefit students and drivers.

‘Rare’ bee colony found on church fence in Chesterfield

Video of the Italian honey bees was posted to Facebook by the Virginia Wildlife Management & Control.

48-pound snapping turtle found by Chesterfield homeowner

The animal was found by a homeowner Oct. 12 off Huguenot Road.

Chesterfield schools holding job fair

Among the jobs available are bus driver, food service and instructional assistant.

Overturned tractor-trailer closes 288 south ramp onto I-95

VDOT said the ramp was closed for cleanup.

Chesterfield police release sketch of attempted carjacking suspect

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660.

Drug take-back day Oct. 27

Henrico is offering four locations where medication can be dropped off.

74-year-old killed after driver rear-ends car, strikes tree

The driver of a 2016 Dodge Grand Carvan was traveling east on Midlothian Turnpike around 9 a.m. and struck the rear of a Toyota Camry.

Police investigating after man found shot near VSU

VSU and Chesterfield police were called to the report of shots fired just before 2 a.m. on Third Avenue adjacent to campus.

Chesterfield gas station robbed at knife-point

Chesterfield police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 9:38 p.m. on Friday night at the Shell Station at 9430 Iron Bridge Road.

Thousands remain without electricity, Dominion crews working through the weekend

Utility crews are preparing to work into the weekend as tens of thousands of people in Central Virginia continue to wait on electricity.

Chesterfield County to waive vegetative debris fee

Chesterfield County will waive vegetative debris fees at the northern and southern convenience centers through Sunday, Oct. 21, to allow residents time to recover.

Several high school football games postponed

Here is a look at the games and when they will be made up.

Police search for Chesterfield book store break-in suspect

Chesterfield police are looking to identify a female that broke into the campus book store of the John Tyler Community College in Midlothian.

  Christmas songs with “Jesus” excluded from winter concert

A Chesterfield parent is concerned after he was told students would not be singing any Christmas songs with the word “Jesus” in them at upcoming concerts.

Fed-up drivers take issues to school board, possible changes on the way

Current and retired drivers took their frustrations to the Chesterfield County School board Tuesday, asking for changes to make transportation better for students.

Chesterfield first responders: Teamwork saved lives during tornado outbreak

The storms turned deadly on Sept. 17 when the Old Dominion Floor Company’s Warehouse collapsed killing an employee.

Chesterfield to hold stress debrief meeting for those affected by tornadoes

County partners will provide insight about what behaviors are normal following a disaster, share advice on relieving anxiety and stress and connect residents to resources for additional help.

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program holds make-up day

The organization will hold the one-time make-up day for holiday assistance.

SwimRVA to host competition for world’s top swimmers

SwimRVA will be hosting the USA Swimming’s TYR Pro Swim Series after Richmond won a bid to be one of six host cities.

School bus involved in 3-vehicle crash in Chesterfield

The bus driver and the bus driver’s child was on the bus. No other children were on board.

Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal crash on 288

Clair C. Carr was charged in connection to the crash.

Three-vehicle crash causes delays on Route 288

Virginia State Police said the crash occurred near the border of Chesterfield County and Powhatan County.

5 people escape house fire in Chesterfield; dog dies

The fire broke out just before 2 a.m. on Flag Tail Drive in Midlothian.

  ‘It’s a mess:’ School bus drivers, families fed up with transportation issues

Concerned parents say transportation issues persist, a month into a new school year. Bus drivers are also frustrated, and say they want better for students, families and themselves.

Chesterfield Police: Teen wanted for inappropriately touching girl

It is reported that a sexual battery incident occurred in Chesterfield Village Apartments on Sept. 18, 2018.

Man gets once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Nike

Baskfield had 10 days to design the sneakers. He says he was stuck on what direction he wanted to go with until he decided to dedicate the shoes to special causes.

Fire displaces Chesterfield family

Red Cross is currently assisting the two adults and two children who were displaced.

Attempted robbery suspect arrested in Chesterfield

He is being held without bond pending a court appearance on Oct. 9, 2018.

Chesterfield police search for armed robbery suspect

Police say a man entered the station around 8:55 p.m. displaying a knife and demanding money, before fleeing on foot.

Family fears coyote attacked their cat, wants to warn neighbors

A Chesterfield family fears a coyote attacked their cat, and wants to warn neighbors

Report recommends placing SRO’s in all Chesterfield elementary schools

Chesterfield County public schools Safety Task Force working group #1 is recommending a plan to have resource officers in all county elementary schools, over the next five years.

Hearing set for suspect in crash that killed 4-year-old boy

Police say a 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup struck a 2000 Toyota Camry just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Belmont Road and Sue Jean Drive.

Suspects arrested in attempted Chesterfield bank robbery

Investigators say a man entered the First Citizens Bank in the 13000 block of Midlothian Turnpike on Aug. 13, handed the teller a note and fled on foot.