Tri-cities

Discounted Redskins tickets offered to Petersburg residents

The game will take place on Dec. 30, 1 p.m., at FedEx Field against the Philadelphia Eagles.

  Lawsuit filed against CFS Services for violations of waste management at tri-city landfill

Hopewell man arrested after fleeing trooper who stopped to see if he needed help

Southside Regional Medical Center offering Medicaid sign-up, free health screening

Petersburg police search for armed robbery suspect

Police search for truck possibly tied suspicious death in Petersburg

2 wanted in theft from Home Depot

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Mother charged in infant’s death given 5 years in prison

Petersburg passes plan to collect past-due meal, lodging taxes

Southpark Mall shooter sentenced to 3+ years

Dinwiddie teen expands 8th annual toy drive

Man arrested for armed robbery of relative Thanksgiving morning

14 arrests made in Petersburg’s ‘Operation House Call’

  Prince George Police: Father to face charges after 5-year-old son dies in car wreck

Five-year-old Seth Krenicky, who was severely injured in an accident Sunday, has died.

Hopewell names new police chief

Kamran Afzal, who previously served in the same role in Durango, Colorado, will lead the Hopewell Police Department beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Suspect flees with cash in Hopewell convenience store robbery

Police say officers were called to the scene at Broadway Express Store at 300 East Broadway around 7 p.m.

Missing man with health issues found in Petersburg

Anyone with information on where Townes might be can call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

Panera offering breakfast delivery

Former Petersburg treasurer charged with embezzlement in Georgia

Train derails in Dinwiddie County; no injuries

Petersburg police make arrest after man found shot on apartment porch

Petersburg man missing after walking away from caregiver

$11 million road widening project underway in Hopewell

  Hopewell schools focus on safety after shootings across country

Since the events that left 17 people dead at a school in Parkland, Florida, Hopewell schools have added eight positions focused on safety, costing the district $200,000. The district now has four school resource officers and seven school safety officers.

Mother claims daughter was assaulted by 3 boys during recess

A Petersburg mother claims her 7-year-old daughter was assaulted by three boys during recess Friday at an elementary school.

Petersburg police searching for driver who hit 8-year-old

Anyone with information can call Petersburg police.

Man injured in Hopewell shooting

Residents in the area of East Broadway and Wilson Street said they heard three or four gunshots and a friend standing near the doorway was wounded.

Lives on the line? Petersburg unveils safety plan after losing 10 paramedics

The city of Petersburg is drafting a plan to keep you safe after 10 part-time paramedics recently parted ways with the city.

Petersburg schools selling vintage crayons to raise money for school supplies

Petersburg City Public Schools is selling vintage crayons in an effort to raise money for school supplies.

Sedona Taphouse donates candy to U.S. troops and veterans for Halloween

Sedona Taphouse will serve as a collection site in the ‘Soldiers’ Angels, Treats for Troops' program. This year’s goal is to collect 17,000 pounds of candy for troops and veterans.

2 injured, 1 critically, in apartment fire

Colonial Heights Fire and EMS, along with Chesterfield, were called to 1214 Boulevard just before 11 a.m. Saturday for an apartment fire.

Drug take-back day set for Saturday

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

Attorney General creates Virginia Clergy Abuse Hotline

Attorney General Mark Herring is hoping victims of sexual child abuse will come forward and help bring their offenders to justice.

Police investigate shooting at Petersburg hotel

Police were called to the 900 block of Windfield Road Tuesday evening.

Police: Man arrested in Petersburg arson not connected to other fires

The Petersburg Police Department says a 69-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police say he started a fire in the Petersburg Police station on E. Tabb Street.

23-year-old arrested after shooting in Petersburg

Police were called to the 500 block of West Washington Street.

Petersburg schools letting parents eat lunch with students

It is part of National School Lunch Week, and will be offered at five schools throughout the city.

VSU mourns loss of student killed in crash

“In times of grief and personal sorrow, we must rely on the promise of God’s love to sustain us,” said VSU President Makola M. Abdullah.

After Michael, impacted residents in Hopewell ‘don’t know where else to go’

Thousands in Hopewell were left without power by midday Friday. Others homes were ransacked by tropical storm force winds that knocked trees into homes and power lines.

No students injured in crash involving Petersburg school bus

Eight students were on the bus at the time and were examined by an EMS crew.

City of Petersburg overdraws personal property tax payment from woman’s account

She is at her wits end over a situation with the City of Petersburg that stretches all the way back to May 31.

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

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

Death investigation underway in Petersburg

Police were called to the 600 block of Pegram Street for a person down and unresponsive just after 3 p.m. on Monday.

ALDI opens new Virginia distribution center

The facility is part of an ongoing expansion program for the grocery store chain to create 25,000 jobs nationwide through 2022.

Death investigation underway in Petersburg

Police were called to the scene in the 400 block of Elm Street around 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

State releases school accreditations under new requirements

The new standards aimed at increasing accountability and closing achievement gaps were approved the Virginia Department of Education in November 2017.

Petersburg to clean up overgrown grass

The work will focus on the city’s right-of-way. Overgrown grass on private homes will not be removed.

Hopewell City Public Schools hiring bus drivers

Starting pay is $15.44 per hour minimum.

Woman found dead on side of road after deadly hit-and-run in Petersburg

Police were called to the 900 block of Winfield Road around 10:19 p.m. for a person down.

Gaulding to make 50th career start after last-minute sponsor steps in

Atlantic Constructors Inc., which is based in Chester, will sponsor Gaulding’s No. 52 car when the green flag drops at Richmond Raceway.

Police, fire officials investigating another suspicious Petersburg fire

Firefighters battled the blaze around 4 a.m. Friday at Harding Street and Maple Lane.

Man dies after shooting outside nightclub

Officers were called to the scene for a "large disturbance" outside the Cambro's Soul Food & Lounge around 1 a.m.

Pain into passion: Residents in Petersburg call for an end to violence

Offering music, food and fellowship, the community event was a day of fun and unity and aimed to unite the region.

Argument ends with shots fired in Hopewell; 1 injured

A man is recovering after being shot when an argument escalated into a shooting in Hopewell.

Petersburg city attorney fired

Council members made the decision Tuesday night.

Mother charged with murder in death of severely disabled 13-year-old

The boy's mother, Amy FaJohn, 36, was charged with first-degree murder and felony child neglect. Anthony Saunders, 34, who also lived at the home, was charged with felony child neglect.

Hundreds come out to back to school rally in Petersburg

Dozens of excited parents and students in Petersburg lined up for the 13th Annual Kickback to School Drive.

Petersburg Fire Dept. investigating 4th suspicious fire

Petersburg Fire Department is working to determine what caused a fire Saturday.

1 dead, 1 fighting for life after double shooting in Petersburg

Anyone with information is asked to call the police.

Woman charged with setting fire to Petersburg home with baby inside

Crystal Wilkins-Taylor, 32, was arrested Thursday and charged with three felonies for a fire earlier this month on McKenzie Street - arson and two counts of attempted murder.

Volunteers needed to greet Petersburg students on first day

There are close to 4,000 students in Petersburg City Public Schools and Communities in Schools of Petersburg is hoping to have 50 volunteers at each of the eight schools in the city.

High school football team escapes heat with gym practices

The heat index soaring into the triple digits had many of us looking for a pleasant place to escape the blistering sun.

Teachers in Petersburg take advantage of free supplies

The Teachers Supply Closet is sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and staffed by the Petersburg Delta Sigma Theta chapter.

Get ready for some throwback movies!

Get ready for some throwback movies! The Appomattox Regional Library presents Classic Movie Saturdays for all ages at the Hopewell Library this fall.

Victims of Hopewell double murder identified

The incident occurred in the 100 block of Ruth Harris Street on Tuesday.

Bones found under Petersburg church not human

Bones were found at Calvary Temple Church in Petersburg while repair work was being done on the foyer.

Tracking K-9 missing from sheriff’s office found safe

A Dinwiddie County Sheriff's tracking K-9 is missing after authorities say she ran off Monday.

Police: Altercation leads to shooting near day camp in Petersburg

A Petersburg man faces several charges including child endangerment after police say he fired a gun into a vehicle with a woman and two young children inside.

Fire breaks out in Petersburg near previous suspicious blazes

The previous blazes were ruled arson.

2 shot in Petersburg, 1 left with life-threatening injuries

Police were called to the 600 block of Summit Street around 1:09 a.m. on Thursday.

One year in, Petersburg city manager says journey just beginning

Ferrell-Benavides says the year has been full of challenges and successes, but said her work is just getting started.

Petersburg blaze being investigated as suspicious

Multiple fire crews were called to a late night blaze, which officials are calling suspicious in Petersburg.

88-year-old Petersburg woman works daily to help the homeless

Meals consisting of pudding, peanut butter crackers, canned sausage and applesauce are packaged on a daily basis. All of the food is donated.

Petersburg firefighters concerned about department’s future

City leaders say Rubin has enhanced the fire department since his time here and are "sad to see him go."

Petersburg fire chief to step down

The city says in a news release that instead of announcing an interim chief, the city manager has proposed appointing Police Chief Kenneth Miller as the managing director for public safety.

Truck fire stalls traffic on I-95 in both directions

Traffic was stalled for more than an hour in both directions near the Bank Street exit in Petersburg.

Fugitive Friday: Hopewell man wanted on felony charge

The Hopewell Police Department says the incident involving DeMario Crawford happened on June 4.

Colonial Heights police: No evidence of a missing child

Colonial Heights police say there's no evidence a child is missing after the report of a wandering child on Tuesday night.

Man arrested while attending best friend’s funeral

Officers say they showed professionalism and extended compassion towards the fugitive, something the department says the officers were under "no obligation" to give.

Hopewell Police Chief to retire: ‘It has been an honor and privilege’

After 35 years in law enforcement, Hopewell Police Chief John Keohane will officially retire at the end of the month.

Police arrest man in string of gas station burglaries

He is charged with three counts each of burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.