Hanover

  Hanover Co. barn destroyed, trees uprooted from confirmed tornado

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado went through part of Hanover County on Monday afternoon, leaving a barn flattened and trees down on several properties near Rockville.

  Students shelter in place for hours during tornado warnings

School systems all across the area had students sheltering in place Monday afternoon as tornado warnings went out across the Metro Richmond area.

Downed tree closes Mechanicsville Turnpike in both directions

Hanover officials say the tree is blocking the road near Brandy Creek Drive - close to I-295. All lanes are currently shutdown in both directions.

  Flooding present ahead of Florence; clean your drains and ditches

Many homeowners across the Richmond area are concerned about flooding risks well before Hurricane Florence makes landfall; some are already dealing with flooding!

  Parents, children react to school cancellation

“We’re talking about the safety of our children so I think that they made the right call in deciding to go ahead and close," one mother said.

22-year-old killed in head-on collision

The sheriff’s office said Stafford was driving a Chevrolet hatchback east on Pole Green Road and crossed into oncoming traffic where he hit a Toyota SUV head-on.

Hanover crash results in death

A fatal accident in Hanover County has left one dead and one injured.

  5 people treated after vehicle slams into cigarette shop

Hanover Fire and EMS crews say five people were treated Saturday afternoon after a vehicle slammed into a building.

  Mechanicsville family gets $3K in donated fence repair

The worker doing the repair said the original contractor's bid was much lower than what the job actually required and he started to lose money.

Hanover deputies seek burglary suspect

Deputies are searching for a man caught on surveillance camera stealing cash from a Hanover home.

  Man in need of a roof says company didn’t think issues were a big deal

William Massie claims he has a bad roof and even brought in a third party to prove it.

19 people sent to hospital in I-95 crash

The incident at mile marker 101 near Doswell caused a backup of about 7 miles in the southbound lanes of I-95.

Teacher, church leader charged with sex crimes against children

WTOP Radio reported Pick is a music teacher in Fairfax County and church music director.

  Rescue squad lieutenant charged with forcible sodomy

A rescue squad lieutenant faces charges of forcible sodomy after alleged incidents with an underage girl.

  VDOT making changes to intersection near Hanover High School

VDOT says the improvements include reducing double lanes to a single lane in both directions to accommodate a dedicated left turn lane from Chamberlayne Road north to the entrance at the school.

Hanover Sheriff’s Office IDs man killed in 3-vehicle crash

A 61-year-old man from North Carolina died Monday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash in the 14000 block of Washington Highway.

  Ashland Police see uptick in car break-ins

Ashland Police are warning drivers to keep their doors locked, but also say crooks are getting underneath your car to steal items now.

HCPS names interim principal at Patrick Henry High School

A retired Hanover County Public Schools employee is temporarily coming out of retirement to serve as interim principal at Patrick Henry High School.

Man arrested in Ashland convenience store robbery

Police say the suspect - identified as 24-year-old Yasaba Wills - entered the store on North Washington Highway with a gun and demanded money.

Hanover Sheriff's Office looking for missing 15-year-old

She is described as being 5-foot-1 and 105 pounds with black hair and gray eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray tank top and dark colored shorts.

  WATCH: Jason Mraz, Richmond students perform on the ‘Today’ show

Mechanicsville native Jason Mraz took about 20 Richmond area students to the "Today" show on Friday as he promoted his new album, "Know."

Ashland man faces rape charge after ‘extensive investigation’

The Hanover Sheriff's Office says a 40-year-old Ashland man faces a rape charge after an extensive investigation.

  Hanover man saves 4 people in Outer Banks rip current

It was supposed to be a thrilling weekend on the beach highlighting summer vacation. Instead, a different kind of thrill arose.

  Cell phones banned from Kings Dominion ride following accident

New signs in front of a Kings Dominion roller coaster have banned the presence of cell phones and other items on the ride following an accident involving a North Chesterfield woman in June.

Sheriff’s office: Man wanted for abduction in domestic assault case

The Hanover County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 24-year-old man wanted for malicious wounding, abduction and preventing someone from calling 911.

  Patrick Henry principal out despite show of support from community

A Hanover County high school principal is no longer employed at the school despite weeks of parents, students showing support for her at school board and county meetings.

Troopers rescue baby opossums wandering near I-95

Two Virginia State Troopers came to the rescue of 10 baby opossums wandering near I-95 in Hanover.

Man with no teeth among 4 suspects in Hanover robbery

The sheriff's office said two suspects restrained the man while the others took cash.

  Parents, students claim Hanover Co. principal's position in jeopardy

Students and parents at Patrick Henry High School claim the current principal's position at the school has an uncertain future.

Man struck, fighting for life after trying to retrieve ladder on I-295

The man was trying to retrieve a ladder that fell off his pickup truck when he was struck just north of Route 627, police said.

Hanover woman killed in single-vehicle crash

The crash occurred before 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Kings Acres Road near Washington Highway.

  Suspicious death under investigation in Hanover

Investigators and the medical examiner are working to determine the man's cause of death.

Hanover officials 'disgusted' by vandalism at high school

Officials with Hanover County Public Schools say they are "disgusted" by vandalism that was found at Patrick Henry High School recently.

Missing Hanover teen found safe

Shirby Ryan Combs, 15, was last seen Thursday morning at her home in Mechanicsville.

Hanover woman wins $1 million in Virginia Lottery

Joan Hennis was cashing in a $50 winner at the Fas Mart on Sliding Hill Road when she decided to get a "100X the Money" ticket.

Thief steals over 500 pounds of copper in Hanover

Deputies need your help to identify a man they say stole over 500 pounds of copper in the last several weeks.

  American flags stolen from Navy veteran's Fourth of July display

A Mechanicsville neighborhood is coming together for a Navy veteran after several people reportedly stole American Flags from a display at the man's home.

Hanover schools awarded top honors in Virginia

Hanover County Public school was named a recipient of the 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award for advanced learning and achievement by Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Board of Education.

Hanover superintendent named Virginia PTA Superintendent of the Year

Hanover superintendent named Virginia PTA Superintendent of the Year The Virginia PTA has named Hanover County Public Schools' superintendent as the 2018 Superintendent of the Year.

Panera, Chipotle coming to Hanover Square shopping center

Construction is underway on a new building at Hanover Square on Bell Creek Road in Mechanicsville that will house two new restaurants.