Tri-cities

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.

  'Reign of terror': Community remembers deadly tornado 25 years later

Pocahontas Island experienced a rebirth after the tornado, but today faces a different threat - time.

  Deadly tornado anniversary: Technology then vs. now

Twenty-five years after the deadly Tri-cities tornado, there are many technological advances to help keep residents safer in severe weather.

Missing Dinwiddie man in need of medication found safe

The Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a missing person who is need of medication.

VSU’s Multi-Purpose Center to hold job fairs

The MPC is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose facility that hosts a wide range of events managed by Spectra, who is an industry leader in sports and entertainment venue management.

  Petersburg school officials seek volunteers to help paint high school

Are you a painter? Are you good with a paintbrush? Or are you just looking for a new volunteer opportunity?

  Petersburg home destroyed in overnight blaze investigated as arson

Fire crews were on the scene for several hours to fight the flames that ultimately destroyed the home.

Second person dies following Petersburg shooting; juvenile arrested

Anyone with information is asked to call Petersburg Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.

  Neighbors: Landfill makes Petersburg stink

Officials say the smell in the air is still safe to breathe, and they are not required by law to monitor "stink."

Kitten survives 45-mile trip trapped under car

The cat did not sustain any injuries.

Colonial Heights police looking for alleged jewelry thief

Police say the man walk into Gold-n-Diamonds on July 9, waited until employees were distracted and gained access to the jewelry display.