Former NFL player from Petersburg pleads to have Lee Park renamed

A former NFL star is pleading for the city of Petersburg to change the name of a popular park that he grew up playing in as a child.

  Patient says Allison Breast Center doctor misread her mammogram three times

Descendant of J.E.B. Stuart wants statue at his birthplace

Indictment planned for officer accused of stun gun assault

Additional charges for jailed white nationalist

Tips on how to stay safe in high temperatures while wearing masks

Virtual research at UVA helps heart failure patients

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Police investigating after man shot in Hopewell

  Businesses in Richmond start to restrict coin change as result of nationwide shortage

  Richmond’s new police chief talks about past challenges and new ones

  Henrico sports store prepared for new Washington football name

3-year-old boy gets birthday surprise from the Bedford Police Department

Pediatricians remind parents to take kids to the doctor for vaccines

  Convicted murderer among inmates at-large after escaping Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center

The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) says two residents have escaped from Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center and are at large.

Animal control reminds everyone not to leave pets in vehicles

The Hanover County Animal Control is reminding pet owners not to leave their pets in vehicles even for a few minutes on sunny days.

Lee statue to be cut apart during removal, reassembled

The state has unveiled its plan to remove the Robert E. Lee monument if the court will allow it.

Activists seek to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms in DC

Activists presented more than 36,000 signatures to the Board of Elections.

Stoney administration launches rent relief program for immigrant families

Del. Jay Jones announces bid for Virginia Attorney General

Officials: 2 hospitalized after fire in Virginia jail

Death investigation underway after tractor-trailer crash in Henrico

Food distribution, thrift store in Sandston will be closing its doors

Missing Chesterfield man may be in Hanover County area, police say

COVID-19 cases jump by nearly 1,000 in Virginia | Positivity rate increases to 6.7%

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 70,670 total positive coronavirus tests throughout the state Sunday - a 888 case increase since Saturday.

AMBER Alert cancelled, missing 5-year-old found safe

UPDATE: The Amber Alert for 5-year-old Naomi Herring has been cancelled. Herring has been found. Thank you for helping us get the word out.

Majority of bee colonies see increase in population

The term “Save the bees,” became popular in recent years to raise awareness of the depleting bee population in the United States.

Central Virginia schools announce summer meal locations for students

Central Virginia schools are beginning to move to their summer meal program and schedule.

Police looking for missing Southwest Va. woman believed to be in danger

Police are looking for a missing 30-year-old woman who is believed to be in danger.

Driver, passenger identified in deadly crash in Hanover

The driver and the passenger involved in the deadly crash that occurred in Hanover County has been identified.

COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing in Virginia

New state data gives the first glimpse at how many people are recovering from the virus in Virginia.

  Lightning strike hits tree, causing fire to spread to attic of home

The attic of a residence caught on fire after a lightning strike hit a tree near the home.

Virginia prison system says active COVID-19 cases down to 22

The Virginia Department of Corrections says it’s down to 22 active cases of COVID-19 among inmates in the 40 prisons it operates around the state.

  News to Know for July 13: Redskins name change; More reopening options for RPS; Apartment fire displaces 17; Henrico meeting, car rally; Showers throughout today

Here is a look at our top headlines to get you out the door.

Top Golf reopens with health, safety guidelines

Top Golf located in Scott’s Addition will be reopening along with health and safety guidelines for guests.

  Hanover school leaders to discuss renaming of Confederate-named schools

School leaders in Hanover County are set to discuss renaming Stonewall Jackson Middle School and Lee-Davis High School as well as their mascots at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

  Washington to retire ‘Redskins’ name, logo - new name in development

The Washington Redskins football franchise is planning on retiring the name ‘Redskins’ on Monday, as reported by NBC Washington.

Three additional reopening options for RPS introduced by Superintendent Kamras

Richmond Public Schools (RPS) Superintendent Jason Kamras has introduced three more additional reopening options for the school district this fall, bringing the number of reopening plans to five.

  911 AUDIO: Texas woman rescued from home seconds before it collapsed during storm

We just received the 911 call recording from this dramatic rescue.

Gov. Northam announces $34 million investment to update Port of Virginia with clean energy

Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Friday that Virginia will use $34 million toward electric and clean energy options at the Port of Virginia and other sites across the commonwealth.

Henrico School Board’s meeting will have limited in-person attendance: Here’s how you can submit questions

The Henrico School Board is holding a meeting on Tuesday, July 14, to answer questions about reopening schools in the fall.

Trash bags of marijuana found floating down Cache Creek

Approximately 12 trash bags full of marijuana was found floating

Henrico social media group rallying for safe, equitable school reopening

The social media group “HCPS Back to School Safely” is taking their movement to their vehicles on Tuesday, July 14.

Woman shot on W. Broad Street; incident under investigation

A woman with an apparent gun shot wound was transported to a local hospital after a shooting on the 6000 block of West Broad Street.

Police investigating apparent drowning death at Lake Anna

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death by apparent drowning at Lake Anna on Sunday, July 12.

  Maintenance man helps alert 17 people of apartment fire

Richmond Fire Department brought a two-alarm apartment fire near Virginia Union University under control on Saturday morning.

Missing 80-year-old Virginia woman located

An 80-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her residence in Moneta, Virginia has been found.

‘Baby Shark’ mac and cheese hitting Walmart shelves

“Baby Shark” themed mac and cheese will hit Walmart shelves on the week of July 27.

US Navy welcomes 1st Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

The U.S. Navy has welcomed its first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot.

Overnight tractor trailer crash kills driver in Wythe Co.

The driver of a tractor-trailer is dead after running off the side of the side of the road in Wythe County early Sunday morning.

Fully online courses could threaten legal status of some international students

Colleges are making decisions on whether or not students will be returning to in-person classes this fall.

Virginia speedway: Driver dies following crash during race

A driver died Saturday night in a crash during a race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.

  Push to change historic markers with Confederate image on Fan District homes

Nearly all confederate monuments in Richmond have come down, but residents in the fan say they are still concerned about confederate iconography that can still be found on the front steps of hundreds of homes on Monument and Stuart Avenue.

Sen. Mark Warner cancels Charlottesville trip after family friend tests positive for COVID-19

Senator Mark Warner has canceled a trip to Charlottesville after his family came into contact with a person that later tested positive for COVID-19.

Kroger cashiers to stop giving customers coin change

If you go to Kroger, for now you can forget your change purse.

Huntsville man walking for social justice reaches Minneapolis

Huntsville man walking for social justice reaches Minneapolis

Expecting mother of triplets gets drive-thru baby shower

Expecting mother of triplets gets drive-thru baby shower

’I just want people to be happy’: 6-year-old hands out food, masks to less fortunate

Kinley Johnson spent her Saturday handing out food, water and masks to those less fortunate. Her grandmother and mother helped, but the idea was all Kinley’s.

Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

Tucker Carlson’s top writer has resigned from Fox News after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks online.

Father and son cycle virtually thousands of miles apart

The distance between Ben and John Cowgill would take days to drive.

Four charged following shooting death of 17-year-old in West End

Henrico police have charged four people with conspiracy to commit murder after a 17-year-old male was shot and killed in the West End.

Petition gains support for Virginia Board of Bar Examiners to accept diploma privilege

In just over two weeks, several hundred people will travel to Roanoke to take the Virginia Bar Exam, which is being held in person, and there are major health concerns.

RPD warn of scam calls impersonating police officers

Richmond police are investigating scam phone calls from someone impersonating RPD personnel.

Update: Richmond police investigate four overnight shootings

A busy night for Richmond police after three separate shootings early Saturday morning. The first shooting happened at approximately 1:08 AM when Richmond police responded to the 1200 block of St. James Street for a shooting.

6 children test positive for coronavirus at southeast Charlotte daycare

The newest local cluster on the state’s list is Kindercare Providence at 1700 Providence Road. It’s one of three childcare clusters in Mecklenburg County.

One dead after big rig crash on I-81 in Wythe County

One victim is dead after a multi-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of I-81 in Wythe County.

Man sets fire in Florida church after plowing van inside

A driver plowed into a Florida church and then set it on fire as parishioners prepared for mass Saturday, but no one was hurt, authorities said.

Henricus Park offering free admission to healthcare workers

Healthcare workers can visit Henricus Historical Park for free this summer.

37-year-old Port Clinton war vet dies from COVID-19 complications on Fourth of July

Richard Rose in April posted on Facebook that he would not wear a mask. In an unlikely turn of events, he lost his battle with COVID-19 three months later.

Fauquier County Deputy charged for faking roadside attack

A Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputy was found unconscious on the roadside by a passerby after being attacked by occupant(s) of a passing vehicle Friday.

Mandatory mask mandate officially goes into effect throughout Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order is officially in effect, which mandates the wearing of face masks in public. The mask mandate comes after the Governor remarked earlier this week that Kentucky’s increasing number of coronavirus cases was cause for concern.

Louisa County to spend CARES Act money on body cameras for all its officers

Louisa County has a plan to make sure all of its deputies are equipped with body cameras.

Hanover Fire-EMS crews meet 2-year-old they helped save from drowning

Hanover County Fire-EMS crews met the little 2-year-old girl they helped save from drowning a few weeks ago.

Tropical Storm Fay weakens as it makes it northward trek

Tropical Storm Fay formed off the coast of North Carolina Thursday afternoon

Falwell supports move to rename Lynchburg

Despite the misunderstandings surrounding the origin of the Hill City’s formal title, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell says he is definitely on-board with its future adjustment.

Many patients are continuing to avoid hospitals during pandemic

For some, heart health has taken a back seat during this pandemic. Since it hit our area, patients have been hesitant to head to the hospital with heart and other health issues. WDBJ7 checked in with a Carilion cardiologist to see if doctors in Roanoke noticed any changes.

JMU student creates petition to name one of the campus buildings in honor of future student who passed away

Amani Kildea passed away on June 28 in New Jersey. His family says he was planning to come to James Madison University this fall.

Bon Secours eases visitor restrictions for Richmond hospitals

Bon Secours has eased the visitor restrictions at its Richmond hospitals after putting them in places due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Virginia hosts virtual town hall for international students

The University of Virginia is supporting its international students and addressing their concerns over their future at the school and in the country.

Police search for credit card fraud suspect

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

Chesterfield Co. native completes assignment aboard oldest commissioned warship afloat

A Chesterfield County native has completed a successful assignment board the oldest commissioned warship afloat: USS Consitution.

1 dead, 1 fighting for life after head-on collision

Police are investigating.