Fans flock to sold-out Friday Cheers

Friday marked a return to live music on Brown's Island with the first Friday Cheers show of the season selling out.

NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio Friday, just before Ingenuity was set to soar on its fifth test flight.
  • Coronavirus

Some restaurant owners claim they’re having trouble finding workers during the pandemic

Some employees have left the restaurant industry for good amid the perils of the pandemic, which exposed workers to the coronavirus and uncooperative patrons.

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Virginia craft beer community mourns loss of Devil’s Backbone co-founder

Chesterfield Schools names Teacher of the Year

Family of Alicia Showalter Reynolds still looking for answers 25 years after her death

  ‘Teachers go above and beyond’: Richmond Fire Captain gives back to Henrico teachers who helped family

  Ashley Bland named 2021 RPS Teacher of the Year

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and to celebrate, several school systems in the area announced their “Teacher of the Year.”
  • National

  US job growth slows sharply in sign of struggles

With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.

  ‘Tommie Fund’ to cover cost of surgeries for injured horse

  2021 Virginia GOP Convention: What you need to know

  ‘My Melanin is Poppin’: Mom celebrates diversity in Black and Brown communities through new children’s book

Former Richmond Kickers’ head coach Bulow passes away following stroke

  Richmond SPCA’s new mural pays tribute to successful adoption story

Teen, woman dead after car strikes trees, overturns

Richmond uploads new information sheets on casino proposals

Fifth arrest made in shooting that killed Richmond mother, baby

  • National

Summer of the road trip: Vacations are back

The U.S. Travel Association says 72% of Americans will make at least one trip this summer.

SPORTS

No decision yet on Washington Football training camp location

Hermitage RB James wins Mark Fischer Player of the Year Award

Hermitage senior running back Nigel James won the 2020 Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award on Wednesday night. The award show was held virtually and hosted in the NBC12 studio.

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Chesterfield police cruiser involved in multi-vehicle crash

Woman with loaded gun at Richmond airport says she forgot it was with her

More than 2.8 million Virginians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Virginia city alters body camera policy in wake of shooting

Virginia unemployment claims drop to pandemic low

The Virginia Employment Commission says just over 12,000 people filed new unemployment claims last week, a significant drop from the 37,000 filed the week before.

  Spring cleaning your finances

Family of 3 displaced after Chesterfield house fire

  News to Know for May 7: Deadly shooting arrest; COVID restrictions lifting; Unemployment claims at pandemic low; Showers likely

  Gov. Northam to lift capacity, social distancing measures next month if cases keep dropping

  Police make arrest in deadly Henrico motel shooting