News to Know for July 22: Richmond officer shot; reward for missing man; one more hot day

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Man dies after running off road, striking tree

  Richmond Police investigating after officer shot

Students head back to school at two Chesterfield schools

$10K reward in search for missing man who suffers from mental disabilities

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Shooting investigation underway in Petersburg

Sheriff’s office: Grandfather dies after being shot by grandson multiple times

  Marathon runners train through hot weather ahead of November race

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Construction work to begin on Fredericksburg Extension of I-95 Express Lanes

21-year-old man dies following Creighton Court shooting

Chesterfield schools looking to hire instructional assistants, bus drivers

The job fair will be held July 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the North Courthouse Road Library, located at 325 Courthouse Road in Richmond.

VSP investigating James River Bridge water rescue

Virginia State Police are investigating after a woman was found in the James River Sunday morning.

20 treated for heat-related illness at regional swim meet in Virginia

The fire department described the call as an "environmental mass casualty incident."

  Food lovers brave the heat to enjoy Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

“It’s a little bit toasty, but with these crabs, you can’t go wrong."

Navy airman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Double shooting investigation underway in Warsaw

Charlottesville police searching for missing teen believed to be with missing teen

Pet grooming salon offering financial assistance program

Man, woman rescued from James River

  UPS driver says trucks without A/C create dangerous conditions

  Man arrested, another wanted in gas-stealing scheme

A Henrico man is busted! -- accused of a crafty scheme to steal fuel from a Petersburg business. Keith Booker is being held at Riverside Regional jail on a grand larceny charge.

  Water outage repaired at Henrico County Jail

Crews were cleaning out some of the 'backflow preventers' and the pressure should be back to normal Friday afternoon.

Lost dog rescued after 11 days in Shenandoah National Park

Flyers posted around the park said Max went missing July 4. He was found July 15.

  9-year-old cancer survivor raising money for others through LemonAid

Madison Martin is partnering with the hospital to host an Anthem LemonAid stand to raise money and give back to the hospital that helped her beat her rare form of cancer.

  RACC seizes 7 dogs in animal neglect investigation

Seven dogs have been seized from a home on Richmond’s southside, after a concerned citizen reached out to Richmond Animal Care and Control about a dog that was tied up outside in extreme heat.

  Police identify man killed in Thursday shooting

Richmond police were called for a report of a person down at Larchmont Lane and Wythemar Street.

  Richmond police officer faces multiple charges in alleged domestic assault

“We will investigate all reported crimes and we make no exceptions for the person’s occupation, stature, economic level or any other criteria,” said Chief William C. Smith.

Police: Woman ‘able to fight back and escape’ attempted abduction

The Farmville Police Department is seeking more information about an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday in the area of North Virginia and Second streets.

Virginia’s community colleges will offer programs with guaranteed transfer credits

The program puts community college students through general education classes that will be accepted at almost every public university or college.

  Beat the heat: Cooling centers open throughout Central Va.

Several localities are opening cooling centers at temperatures soar to 100 degrees.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald’s bathroom

A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald’s play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field trip.

  James River safety: Don’t forget your life jackets

Over the past month, there have been three deaths at the hand of the James River in the Richmond area.

Richmond police officer found not guilty of sex crime

Officer Michael Bryson had been with the department since July 2018.

Do you really need that vacation?

Still haven't planned that august vacation? Maybe it's time to skip a huge trip this year - and save up for next year's.

  News to Know for July 19: Weekend heat wave starts today; 1 dead following 3 shootings; shark bites Richmond radio host

We made it to Friday! Here’s a quick look at today’s top headlines to help get you out the door.

  Former Va. inmate wins over $1 million in injury lawsuit

According to the complaint, despite weeks of John Kinlaw notifying medical staff that his hand still needed medical attention, they failed to move forward in having his hand properly stabilized or get him surgery.

Virginia GOP House speaker pushes for another tuition freeze

Virginia GOP House Speaker Kirk Cox says he plans to prioritize education spending if he's still in power next year.

  Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award

Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire.

Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming service fatigue

A dramatic slowdown in worldwide growth at Netflix — including the first quarterly drop in its U.S. subscribers since 2011 — is raising questions about just how much are people willing to pay for streaming services. Especially with a host of new ones from Disney, Apple and others on their way.

  26 RPS students shot last year; district ups counseling budget

Jaquez Moses, 11, is one of a staggering number of children who suffer from the trauma of gun violence in Richmond.

Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with ‘Top Gun’ sequel trailer

Tom Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation.

  Goldman aims to put Coliseum opposition question on ballot

If the question makes it on the ballot, voters would choose whether they have more say on how future tax money is generated and where it would go- specifically tax money tied to the Coliseum redevelopment project and other projects like it.

  ‘We are the first, first responders’: Growing need for 911 dispatchers

911 dispatchers must be able to handle a large amount of stress, multi-task and have exceptional communication skills.

  Time in water, out of sun keeps campers safe from heat

Camp Thunderbird in chesterfield is home to 3,000 campers and with the scorching heat wave hovering over central Virginia this week and they’re taking extra precautions for kids to stay safe.

Train strikes car, knocks off bumper in Henrico

Police said it is not clear why the vehicle was on the tracks and the train continued its route.

Cool deal: Free ice skating offered this weekend

To get your free pass, visit and fill out the registration form.

Richmond woman pleads guilty to stealing checks from mailboxes

Katina Everett had previously be convicted of more than 20 felonies, including more than a dozen larceny and fraud charges.

1 injured in shooting on Fairfield Avenue

Police responded to the 2300 block of Fairfield Avenue just after 3:30 p.m.

Volunteers needed to help paint elementary school

Individuals or groups can sign up to help paint the school between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Monday and Thursday through Aug. 9.

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

According to Target’s website, the full princess carriage and pirate ship collection are set to be released on Aug. 22.

Police: Man exposed himself to 3 victims in Henrico’s West End

The Henrico County Police Department says three victims reported being approached by a man in a vehicle asking for directions around 8 a.m. July 16.

  Artkive puts your children’s artwork in a book

If you’ve got crafty kids, you know the struggle. You hate to throw it away, but the popsicle sticks, glitter, and macaroni art can take over your house quickly.

  Mold or build-up in tea urns found at Henrico breakfast spot

At another restaurant, an inspector had issues with an employee dropping a cloth on the floor, picking it up, and then putting it back on a cutting board.

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

Va. potato prices increase as much as 120%

If 2019 is anything like 2018, just under half of the state’s potatoes will go toward “chipstock,” in a continuation of Virginians’ long love affair with the potato chip.

Police: No evidence Henrico officers were exposed to drugs

Emergency responders were called to Staples Mill Road and Dumbarton just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for an officer having a medical emergency while transporting a prisoner.

‘I was super lucky’: Shark bites Richmond radio host Melissa Chase

Melissa Chase says she's fine now after the incident in North Carolina.

  Stolen vehicle out of Henrico pulled from water in Chesterfield

Someone drove by the 14000 block of Genito Road around 6 a.m. and noticed a car under water.

Mother of starved Va. teen pleads no contest to murder

Prosecutors dropped charges of first-degree murder and felony child neglect.

  Man dies after being severely burned in Hopewell house fire

A Hopewell man died Thursday morning after being burned in a house fire.

  News to Know for July 18: Vehicle found in water; deadly house fire; heat advisory starts today

Here’s a look at Thursday’s top stories to help you start your day.

Richmond Police investigate southside shooting

No information on a suspect was immediately available.

  Bike found after being stolen from Henrico 9-year-old’s lemonade stand

As we experience the dog days of summer, a Henrico 9-year-old has the perfect solution to keep you cool.

  ’HOT, HOT, and more HOT!' RACC reminding community to not leave dogs tethered outside

With several days of excessive heat in the forecast for Central Virginia, Richmond Animal Care and Control is reminding pet owners to keep their animals safe.

  Water back on after main break causes outage in Henrico

The break was reported Wednesday afternoon in the 2750 block of Hungary Spring Road.

Chicago firm to lead Virginia Beach shooting investigation

A Chicago consulting firm has been chosen to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mass shooting in Virginia Beach that left 12 dead

  Dominion Energy ready for increased energy use during heat wave

"When its 110 degrees, it makes a big difference to our customers," a Dominion Energy spokesperson said.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

The Cape and Islands district attorney said Wednesday that they dropped the indecent assault and battery case brought against the actor last year.

Hanover deputies seek to identify larceny suspects

Deputies were called to a business on the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road on July 15 for the report of a larceny.

110 pigs killed after trailer overturns on interstate ramp

The ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East and I-71 north was closed nearly eight hours.

Kohl’s hiring at Richmond area stores

Major retailer Kohl’s announced it will be hiring early seasonal positions across the country, including three locations around the Richmond area.

Teen driver killed, passenger seriously injured in crash with tractor-trailer

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office was called to the intersection of Richards Ferry Road and Warrenton Road around 6:07 p.m.

  Planning a summer trip? Take these steps to avoid being scammed

Always get recommendations from family and friends for good travel agencies, vacation rentals, hotels and travel packages.

License plate commemorates UVA national championship

The Department of Motor Vehicles is offering the license plate for a $25 annual fee in addition to regular vehicle registration.

Virginia Lottery sets record with $650M profit

Players won more than $1.4 billion in prizes, including 45 winners of at least $1 million.

  Mom says baby was in grocery store, not hot car, before dying

Richmond police said "officers arrived and found a female child under one years of age who was suffering from possible heat-related distress."