Richmond fire crews declare 2nd alarm in Shockoe Bottom high rise apartment fire

Richmond fire crews responded to an apartment fire at 12 S 17th St in Shockoe bottom around 8:30 a.m.

VSP: Dinwiddie man killed, 3 seriously injured in wrong-way crash

Over 21% of Virginians fully vaccinated | More than 4.7 million vaccines administered

  First Alert Weather Day: Few storms possible again Saturday evening and overnight

  Manufacturing issues reduce Va.’s Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply

Police: Texas infant fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

VSU community mourns death of ‘Coach Neal,’ 30-year member of Trojan family

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Virginia Tech students share stories of ancestors who died, survived the Holocaust

Police investigate bomb threat at Wawa

Hanover Co. hosting hazardous waste, personal info recycling event

Lawsuit: Virginia police officers threatened, pepper-sprayed army lieutenant during stop

VSP: 22-year-old killed, truck driver injured in tractor-trailer crash

  Chesterfield unveils plans for next school year

Man charged after 15-year-old girl who went missing in Myrtle Beach is found safe

A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing Wednesday in Myrtle Beach has been found, according to family members.

4 accused of getting pandemic jobless benefits for inmates

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury has indicted four people for their roles in a scheme to use the identities of 35 Virginia prison inmates to secure more than $300,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits.

Troopers arrest suspects wanted in connection to Richmond double-shooting during traffic stop

A traffic stop by Virginia State Police resulted in two people wanted in connection to a double-shooting in Richmond being arrested.

Virginia’s vaccine coordinator addresses rural hesitancy, when teens can get a shot

On a conference call with reporters, Avula says sooner or later, the approach to vaccinations will change. It will become less about just making the shot available, and more about addressing skepticism.

Waynesboro man arrested after multi-jurisdictional methamphetamine investigation

  ‘A very happy ending’: Family friend reacts after missing teen found safe on spring break

Virginia’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine allocation set to dip by over 100k doses next week

  Health districts in Central Virginia move to Phase 2 vaccinations

  12 separate shootings in Richmond result in 6 dead since Easter

UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers completed with moment of silence, ceremony

Police still working to solve 2013 homicide in Chesterfield

Police were called just before 1 a.m. on May 11, 2013, to the 5300 block of Pembroke Street for a report of shots fired.

Paving of roundabout in Chesterfield to cause significant delays

With the paving of a roundabout in Chesterfield set to begin next week, drivers should expect there to be significant delays.

Beachgoer finds body of man whose truck plunged off bridge

Relatives say the body of a Maryland man whose truck plunged off the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in December was found Friday on a beach in North Carolina.

Daughters of Confederacy now in possession of Jefferson Davis chair held for ransom

A group called, ‘White Lies Matter’ claimed responsibility for taking the chair, however authorities say they aren’t sure whether this group is even legitimate.

More than $6.3M in GO Virginia grants to support economic growth

More than $6 million in GO Virginia grants have been allocated to localities to help further address economic impacts of the pandemic.

UVA students to soon receive COVID-19 vaccine

Starting April 19, students at the University of Virginia will be receiving an email UVA Health to sign up for a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Death investigation underway in Richmond

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Stafford County Animal Shelter seeks donations for duck in wheelchair

The animal shelter says Dalilah the duck still needs supplies such as a special livestock/poultry vet, which will cost from $200-$400.

VSP: One in custody, two on the run after police pursuit in Augusta County

Virginia State Police say one individual is in custody and two others are still on the run after a police pursuit in Augusta County.

Old Outer Banks bridge to become fishing pier by summer

The spot is where fresh and saltwater species mingle, making it a popular fishing site. The new Basnight Bridge towers above it.

Allen & Allen to accept nominations for Hometown Heroes award

Personal injury law firm Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is asking for community nominations for its 12th annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award.

  ‘I’m happy’: 5-year-old Ashland girl found safe

A 5-year-old Ashland girl who was last seen on April 7 has been found safe, according to the child’s mother.

Search ends after missing 15-year-old girl last seen in Myrtle Beach found safe

Myrtle Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager last seen on the beach.

Man fatally shot after argument inside Richmond convenience store

Police do not yet have any suspect information, but they are reviewing surveillance video.

Results of chronic wasting disease surveillance in Virginia released

The results come from two DWR Disease Management Areas (DMA) that are made up of 11 of the state’s counties.

  How to teach your teens about budgeting

If you are looking for some lessons for your children during the pandemic-- what about talking to them about budgeting?

  FEMA offering up to $9K available for families who lost loved ones to COVID; applications open Monday

FEMA has now provided instructions on how families who lost a loved one to COVID-19 can begin applying for funeral reimbursements.

  News to Know for April 9: More shootings in Richmond; RHHD enters Phase 2; President Biden on guns

Here’s a look at our top headlines before you start your day!

Rappahannock Health District enters Phase 2

Anyone 16 years of age or older in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, city of Fredricksburg and Stafford Counties can now sign up for an appointment.

VDH, Dr. Avula to hold virtual briefing on vaccine rollout

The briefing will be held on April 9 at 3 p.m.

  15-year-old shot, killed in Richmond

A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Richmond on Thursday afternoon.

  Henrico Police urge gun safety and security after crimes involving juveniles

Following several shootings in Henrico County involving minors, police are reminding gun owners about safety and security of their weapons.

Crater Health District expands vaccinations to those eligible in Phase 1c

The Crater Health District will expand its COVID-19 vaccinations to those eligible in Phase 1c.

Richmond-area Jersey Mike’s locations donate over $100K to Children’s Hospital of Richmond

Richmond-area Jersey Mike’s locations donated more than $100,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Parole board controversy to linger, despite outside investigation

State lawmakers have ordered up a review of the Virginia Parole Board, but the controversy surrounding the board’s conduct and the adequacy of the investigation continues.

  Lens of Hope captures families during COVID-19 pandemic

A photographer in Richmond is using her camera to document families and their journey through the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 years since Robert Lee Hourihan disappearance, cold case still open

Thursday, April 8 marks 10 years since Robert Lee Hourihan was last seen in Fluvanna County.

Police: Man, girl injured in Richmond shooting

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

VDH to pilot rapid testing program in schools

The Virginia Department of health is launching a COVID-19 testing program in schools to track and prevent the spread.

Albemarle County doctor faces 5 sexual assault trials

A former Albemarle County doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients now faces five separate trials, with each expected to last five days.

Facebook users report outage, inability to log on

Many Facebook users are reporting issues with the social media platform on Thursday evening.

  Virginia groups react to President Biden’s gun control measures

Advocates call it a step in the right direction, critics say the announcement does not hold weight.

Henrico school board chair resigns following controversial social media post

Henrico School Board chair has resigned after she shared a controversial, now-deleted, social media post in March in connection to the decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to stop publishing several books.

Man convicted in MS-13 gang-related shooting in Richmond

Law enforcement said a man has been convicted in an MS-13 gang-related shooting that happened in Richmond in 2016.

  RPS releases more details on fall reopening plans

While doors will be open five days a week, Richmond Public School students will also have the option to remain virtual, though officials expect more will actually return.

Tickets to go on sale for 2021 Richmond Flying Squirrels season

Tickets for the first four homestands of the 2021 Richmond Flying Squirrels season will soon go on sale.

  Unreleased Prince album coming out this summer

Prince's previously unreleased 'Welcome 2 America' album comes out this summer.

Man says $1 million Virginia Lottery prize will help his small business

“I saw all the zeros, and it blew my mind!” Jasper told Virginia Lottery officials. “I’ve never won something like this before!”

Henrico County to hold public meeting on water/sewer charges, connection fee increases

The increase would be $6.10 every two months, which is approximately $.10 a day.

  RVA Parenting: What to know about kids and COVID-19 this week

At least 30% of the B.1.1.7 variant reported to the Health Department are in persons 20 years of age and younger.

Kings Dominion hiring 2,100 for summer reopening, raises hourly pay for seasonal employees

Kings Dominion reopens for its 2021 season on May 22, and needs to hire 2,100 seasonal employees in all areas of the park and has increased starting pay to $13 per hour.

  Owner of Richmond assisted living facility federally indicted for allegedly stealing $800K in residents’ benefits

The charges come after an NBC12 investigation into neglect and potential fraud at the nursing home, off Forest Hill Avenue, at the hands of Jones, its owner.

Glitch in state’s vaccine system registers wrong vaccine to teens

The system is currently working on a fix.

  News to Know for April 8: Lawmakers approve marijuana legislation; Recent gun violence; Cloudy, few showers

Here’s a quick look at our top stories before you start your day!

Henrico NAACP calls for removal of school board chair after controversial social media post

The request comes amid controversy of her now-deleted Facebook post surrounding Dr. Seuss.

Goochland County Vaccine Clinic accepting walk-ins for seniors, first dose

Goochland County’s Vaccine Clinic is now accepting walk-ins for seniors ages 65 years or older who need their first dose.

Gov. Northam endorses Terry McAuliffe for governor

The governor and McAuliffe will be visiting Norfolk and Alexandria on April 8 to make his endorsement at 9:30 a.m.

  Virginia lawmakers approve Northam’s push to speed up marijuana legalization

The governor says retail sales would not start until 2024.

  Crews battle large house fire in Henrico near I-295

Firefighters battled a large house fire on Fordson Farm Lane in Henrico County on Wednesday evening.

Woman injured in Richmond shooting

Richmond police are investigating after a woman was injured in a shooting Wednesday night.

Va. Dept. of Wildlife Resources investigating death of 15 birds in Harrisonburg’s Court Square

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources is investigating what killed more than a dozen birds of different species and sizes near Court Square in Harrisonburg over the course of a few days.

Free service launched to help families work through FAFSA

Virginia Governor Northam recently launched a new service where students and families can schedule a free, one-on-one meeting with an advisor to help them complete the FAFSA form.

  VEC to reinstate weekly search for work requirements

The Virginia Employment Commission will be reinstating the weekly search for work requirements for applicants in the near future.

Free COVID-19 testing events in Richmond, Henrico for April

Here’s a schedule of the upcoming free COVID-19 testing events for the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts in the month of April.

Assisted living facility owner accused of using funds meant to pay for residents’ care

The former owner of a Richmond-based assisted living facility is accused of using funds meant to pay for care for the facility’s residents.

New law in Virginia bans gay and trans panic as murder defense

Virginia is the first state in the South to ban gay and trans panic as a defense for murder or manslaughter. The bill was introduced by openly transgender Delegate Danica Roem.

GRTC reports first COVID-19 reinfection case among workers

GRTC is reporting its first case of COVID-19 reinfection among its workforce.

  Twitter won’t preserve Trump’s tweets online

Twitter said it has been working with the National Archives and Records Administration to preserve the tweets.