Petersburg initiative to provide 8,100 Thanksgiving meals for residents

The City of Petersburg is partnering with local restaurants to provide pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals for its residents.

Richmond surpasses highest peak in average COVID-19 cases

Community helps find missing child in Henrico

2020 Santa Run schedule announced in Hanover

  Cold blast likely in Virginia to start off December

Missing man found dead in Richmond

Richmond sells bonds at lowest interest rates in history

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Richmond native on ‘The Voice’ gets stolen twice to end up on ‘Team Blake’

Police: Person dies after plane crashes into garage

VCU prepares for virtual finish of fall semester

  Thanksgiving starts wet, turns dry and warm in the afternoon

Police: Suspect sought in Trader Joe’s armed robbery

Richmond task force on police reform recommendations include de-escalation training

Forecasters accurately predicted extremely active hurricane season in 2020

2020's hurricane season was one for the record books

Victim identified in Richmond homicide, police say

Police say the victim in a homicide that occurred in Richmond has been identified.

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver — acts who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album.

Attorneys continue to attempt to overturn Huguely murder conviction

Attorney for George Huguely are pushing for a federal court to overturn his conviction.

Police: 15-year-old charged in October murder of 17-year-old

Over 2,500 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Virginia | 37 COVID-19 deaths reported

  Chesterfield County’s 7-day average of COVID-19 cases slightly increases

Police: 18-year-old arrested after fatal Fredricksburg shooting

  News to Know for Nov. 24: Agency allows Biden transition; Richmond task force update; VCU opener canceled

  VCU health care workers share what it’s like to be on front lines of COVID-19 fight

Gov. Cooper signs executive order to strengthen mask mandate in N.C.

As of Monday, North Carolina reported 339,194 coronavirus cases and 5,039 deaths. The daily percent positive was at 6.6 percent.

Police search for men accused of robbing Chesterfield convenience store

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

WWII pilot’s cap returned to Roanoke after stranger finds it in French auction

Even several years after his death, a World War II veteran is still surprising his family.

Virginia Lottery to license mobile sports betting early next year

As the prospect of casino gambling generates headlines in Virginia, the state is moving forward with another form of wagering.

New reports detail deepening segregation by race and poverty in Virginia schools

Nearly six decades since the groundbreaking desegregation decision in “Brown v. Board of Education,” two new studies of Virginia schools report the commonwealth’s schools are still deeply divided by race and poverty.

  Family devastated after thief steals their baby’s ashes

A family has been left devastated after a thief stole their stillborn baby’s ashes from their car in the middle of the night.

  Chesterfield Food Bank serves hundreds of families ahead of Thanksgiving

The Chesterfield Food Bank is all hands on deck to get families the food they need ahead of the holidays. The organization has continued to meet a high need for meals during the pandemic.

Woman pleads guilty to aiming laser pointer at police plane while at Lee monument

A Henrico woman pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at a police plane while at the Robert E. Lee monument in June during civil unrest.

COVID-19 cancels VCU’s opening games

VCU basketball was preparing to head to Knoxville for the Volunteer Classic to face Charlotte and Tennessee. Now the Rams are searching for a replacement.

VMI Board of Visitors Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee meets for first time

The VMI committee charter was approved after consulting with Virginia’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer and the secretary of education on Monday.

WATCH: Baby chimpanzee at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore laughs for the first time

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore posted a video of its baby chimpanzee named Maisie laughing for the first time earlier this month.

AAA says gas prices in Virginia hit four-year Thanksgiving week low

If you are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, AAA says gas prices in Virginia are the lowest they’ve been in years around the holiday.

Tri-City Chili Peppers announce 2021 game schedule

The Tri-City Chili Peppers have announced their 2021 game schedule as they get a step closer to their debut in the Coastal Plain League.

Legal state marijuana sales could overtake illegal trade by year four

Virginia’s commercial marijuana market could yield between $30 million to $60 million in tax revenue in the first year, according to a new report by the state’s legislative watchdog agency.

Columbia Fire issues 130 mask violations in 3 days

Prior to this weekend, Jenkins said his team had only written about 50 tickets, more than half of them over Halloween weekend.

  First African American nurse at Henrico school bids farewell

She was the first African American nurse to work at the school since it opened in 1909.

Saxon Shoes asking for donations for those in need

Saxon Shoes is kicking off its 28th annual “Sanxon Shoes for the Needy” collection

Va. delegate proposes marijuana tax revenue be used for reparations

A Virginia delegate is proposing that all future tax revenue from legal cannabis be used as reparations for Black and Indigenous Virginians.

Racial equity obstacles in Virginia’s push to legalizing marijuana

Could legalizing marijuana in Virginia help address social disparities and inequities? That’s one of the topics the state’s legislative watchdog agency explores in a new report examining how the commonwealth should legalize marijuana.

Tree from West Virginia tree farm to be official White House Christmas tree

The First Lady says the arrival of the 18 1/2 foot Fraser Fir will continue a holiday tradition at the White House dating back to 1966.

Police: man charged for sexually assaulting hospice patient

Fairfax County Police said Sunday that they had charged Nizhamuding Jureti with one count of forcible sodomy after he assaulted a male patient in his care.

Report finds Loudoun school’s admission policy discriminates

The complaint alleged the admissions process relies too much on a standardized test and that the school system failed to identify gifted Black and Hispanic students in its elementary and middle schools.

  Police: Man killed 16-year-old girl before trying to take own life in domestic violence-related shooting

Police are investigating after a female teen was found shot to death inside a residence Sunday afternoon.

Jury duty? No thanks, say many, forcing trials to be delayed

Within the past month, courts in Hartford, Connecticut, San Diego and Norfolk, Virginia, have had to delay jury selection for trials because too few people responded to jury duty summonses.

  Hopewell police deliver 51,000 lbs of food during Thanksgiving community drive

The Hopewell Police Department was out in full force on Saturday afternoon to make sure hundreds of city residents could put food on the table this Thanksgiving.

Most Virginians altering Thanksgiving traveling plans and staying home

With Thanksgiving just days away, many Virginians are choosing to alter their usual holiday travel plans and stay home.

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

Pinckney has 12 living children, 45 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He lives in the College Park area.

Va. DMV offers commercial driver’s license renewals online

The Virginia DMV is now offering commercial driver’s license renewals online.

‘Lights Over Gatlinburg’ open at Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Christmas time has arrived in Gatlinburg as lights on the SkyBridge are now twinkling over the mountains.

‘Blessing of the Animals’ canceled due to COVID-19

“We will miss seeing you at the special time of year and wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season."

  Tips before you go Black Friday shopping

Black Friday has evolved from a one day shopping frenzy to a month long savings event. And if you’re shopping online, Rachel DePompa has some strategies that will definitely save you some cash in this On Your Side Savings Guide.

  News to Know for Nov. 23: Teenage girl killed; Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine; Santa Run will continue

Here’s a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.

Free COVID-19 testing events scheduled around Thanksgiving in Chesterfield County

The Chesterfield Health District is offering four free COVID-19 testing events around the Thanksgiving holiday.

VSP is asking drivers to slow it down this Thanksgiving

Virginia State Police is reminding drivers to slow down, wear a seatbelt and pay attention to the road this Thanksgiving.

Henrico Co. drive-in brings special effects to ‘The Polar Express’

Families can enjoy “The Polar Express” during an immersive drive-in experience with Henrico County Recreation and Parks.

Police: D.C. firefighter shot while tending to shooting victim

Police say gunfire struck a D.C. firefighter who was tending to a shooting victim, NBC Washington reports.

  AAA says 84% of Virginians are not traveling for Thanksgiving

AAA says many are staying home because of coronavirus concerns. Meanwhile, the airport is seeing the most travelers since March.

VDOT: Benjamin Harrison Bridge will remain closed on Monday, use detours

Drivers in Prince George area should plan to use a detour on Monday morning — unexpected delays are keeping crews on the Benjamin Harrison Bridge during the day on Monday.

Richmond man receives 30 mo. sentence for heroin, fentanyl distribution

A Richmond man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl.

Historic railway tunnel in Va. now open to the public

Hikers and bicyclists can now explore a historic railroad tunnel in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains after nearly two decades of restoration efforts.

Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in October

Virginia’s unemployment rate improved in October as the commonwealth gained thousands of jobs in hospitality, transportation and other industries.

Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged

A man seen forcefully exhaling on two women outside President Donald Trump’s Virginia golf course has been charged with assault.

Chick-Fil-A debuts holiday gift guide, announces return of seasonal favorites

Chick-Fil-A is spreading holiday cheer with gift guides and seasonal menu items.

Mechanicsville Fire continues ‘Santa Runs’ despite pandemic

The Mechanicville Volunteer Fire Department will continue its tradition this year as it brings out fire trucks and Santa Claus himself.

Police locate Richmond man who’d been missing for 2 weeks

The Richmond Police Department has located a man who was reported missing after not being seen for two weeks.

Chesterfield school board schedules 4 meetings, including health board and special ed committee

The Chesterfield County School Board has scheduled four meetings for the upcoming weeks, including one with the district’s school health advisory board and special education advisory committee.

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile making Richmond-area pit stops

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is making its way to Richmond between Nov. 29 and Dec. 7, according to a Facebook post from one of the vehicle’s drivers.

UVA mourns loss of John Paul “Jack” Jones at 100

John Paul “Jack” Jones, for whom Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena is named, has passed away at the age of 100.

DMV encourages Virginians to use 2-year renewal for ID, driver’s license

Most Virginians can renew their identification online or by mail — an option instated by the Department of Motor Vehicles due to COVID-19 — and they’re being encouraged to signup for a two-year renewal.

Death investigation after man found injured dies

Petersburg Police will conduct a death investigation after finding an injured man who died from his injuries Sunday.

Mailing holiday gifts? USPS has some tips

As people around the world plan for virtual holiday gatherings, the United States Postal Service is preparing for an increase in mailed packages.

Man taken to Richmond hospital after shooting

Police are investigating after a man was found shot in Petersburg.

  ‘We lost a lot’: Family honors shot, killed 25-year-old with candlelight vigil

The crowd that gathered outside of Eriq Coleman’s home can’t measure the impact this 25-year-old made on the lives of his family and friends.

Police: Virginia woman, 3 children dead in murder suicide

Police in Virginia say a woman and three young children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Martinsville man wanted after deputies say he stabbed fiance

A Martinsville man is wanted after allegedly stabbing his fiancé during an argument.

  Police investigating Hull St. crash that killed pedestrian

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian on Friday night.

Assisted living facilities asking for family, community support for residents this Thanksgiving

Residents at nursing and assisted living facilities will likely not be able to have Thanksgiving with their loved ones this year, but staff at places like Rosewood Village are trying to keep residents connected to their family, even if it's not in person.

UVA student-athletes set university record in Graduation Success Rate

UVA student-athletes show high graduation rates in recent NCAA report