Virginia AG calls for state to legalize marijuana

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is calling for the legalization of marijuana. Herring said Saturday that Virginia should start decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana and eventually legalize the drug.

Man who pleaded guilty to molesting 11-year-old girl gets probation

Twenty-two-year-old Joseph Meili pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree child molestation.
  • National

  Off-duty LA cop discharged gun during deadly Costco shooting

A gunman opened fire inside a Southern California Costco during an argument Friday night, killing a man, wounding two other people and sparking a stampede of terrified shoppers before he was taken into custody, police said.

TOP STORIES

Police searching for missing Virginia man last seen earlier this week

  Family holds blood drive in daughter’s honor

2 adults, 3 juveniles rescued after jet skis get stuck in Appomattox River

  Richmond-based app helps parents raise children with autism

  3 suspects wanted after man attacked, robbed

The victim said he was struck in the head and the men took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot on 5th Street toward Broad Street.
  • National

  His wife died during childbirth; 21 days later, his newborn son passed away

A Florida father who lost both his wife and newborn son within a month of each other isn't succumbing to heartbreak. Instead, he's working to make sure no other parent has to go through what he has.

2 injured, 5 displaced in cooking-related house fire

  Fire destroys Chesterfield home; no injuries reported

  Richmond residents tired of ongoing storm drain issues

Texas man charged with sexual battery in Museum District

  ‘I’m excited’: Central Va. swimmers qualify for 2020 U.S. Olympic trials

$10,000 reward offered for bank robbery suspect

  ‘People fight over orchids in their wills’: Powhatan business brings orchids back to life

Petersburg Public Works and Utilities holding job fair June 15

  • National

Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

The outage caused extended wait times for customers hoping to check out.

SPORTS

  ‘I’m excited’: Central Va. swimmers qualify for 2020 U.S. Olympic trials

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

The St. Louis Blues have won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

MORE TOP STORIES

Ten tips for helping kids ‘play ahead’

Colonial Downs to offer free admission

Hanover Fire explosive, weapons detection K9 retires after 8 years of service

Henrico County school crossing guard retires after nearly 50 years

Woman, man injured in four-vehicle crash on I-64

All drivers involved were wearing seat belts.
  • National

  10-year-old drag queen harassed online, mother says

Michelle Porter said she will continue to support her son Sparkle.

Bridge repairs close Route 5 in Henrico County

Police: Man breaks into Richmond business, steals merchandise

Small earthquake detected in Louisa County

  News to know for June 14: RPD investigating 2 unrelated shootings; Free smoothies; St. Jude Dream Home winner announced

FIRST ALERT WEATHER BLOG

  First Alert Weather Day: Afternoon, evening downpours possible

  Storm threat ends for Wednesday evening