Chesterfield man accused of killing infant son

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Today, the trial begins for the Chesterfield man accused of killing his infant son. Bradley Simmons faces a second degree murder charge. Doctors say his six-week-old son suffered several rib fractures and massive head bleed, before he died at a hospital about a year ago. The trial is expected to last three days and begins at 9 this morning in Chesterfield.

It's official--Wegmans is a step closer to a reality in Henrico County. It recently received zoning approval. A Walmart in the Fairfield district was also approved for zoning. Both the Wegmans and the Walmart received unanimous approval from the board.

Today, a wake will be held for race car driver Kevin Ward Junior. Ward died Saturday after being hit by Tony Stewart's car during a night race in Ontario County, New York.

Could sharks hold the secret to curing cancer?  Some researchers at mote marine laboratory think so. One of the country's leading scientists on the subjects say sharks' immune systems can block human cancer cells.

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