Lingering effects possible as Colonial Pipeline resumes operations

Officials say while there is not a widespread gasoline shortage, panic at the pump could potentially lead to one, leaving lingering impacts.

  ‘It was productive’: Virginia NAACP discusses public safety concerns with Gov. Northam and other state leaders

  Emergency rooms seeing more severe injuries for domestic violence victims

  Lumber prices skyrocket during pandemic, metro-Richmond feeling impacts

VEC fixes glitch in weekly filing of pandemic assistance claims

  VCU Health presents investigative reporter Diane Walker with its inaugural ‘Community Champion Award’

  ‘Just pray to God I get it fixed’: Sewage backups plague 88-year-old Petersburg woman

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  VDH hiring for positions in ongoing COVID-19 response efforts

Two-dozen billboards pay tribute to Henrico teen, Lucia Bremer

  As students return to in-person learning, here’s how to track a school’s COVID-19 case count in Central Va.

  Dept. of Wildlife Resources urges caution due to cold water temperatures

  Central Virginia Legal Aid Society explains rent relief rights

  Southside Electric CEO responds after 242 complaints filed against co-op in ice storm aftermath

  ‘We are so thankful for them’: Community holds cookout to show appreciation for linemen

On Tuesday, East Coast Elite Chiropractic fired up the grill to hand out meals to power crews working to put the lights back on.

  Sense of community rises during ongoing power outages

The ongoing power outage for thousands of Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) customers is certainly bringing many neighbors closer together in Dinwiddie County.

  ‘We cannot be more thankful’: Local food pantry increases efficiency due to grant

In November, Feed More received $1 million through the COVID-19 relief package. In turn, the non-profit agreed to match those funds to provide resources to its 270 food pantries in need. Of those food pantries, a little more than 100 applied for the grants through Feed More.

  New Hope Pantry in need of refrigerator truck to help serve hundreds

The managers of New Hope Pantry say the engine on their 24-foot refrigerator truck is dead, leaving them in a difficult spot.

  ’First Amendment does not apply’: Law expert says Trump’s social media ban is constitutional

  ‘We have two lives lost’: Families push for gun rental background checks after back-to-back suicides

  VEC releases timeline for implementing renewed unemployment benefits programs

  Nameless stranger helps struggling family with rent

  Gov. Northam donates blood plasma as VA Red Cross reports greater need than ever before

  ‘It’s worth it’: Trial volunteer encourages Pfizer vaccine despite temporary side effects

  Rosie’s donates $3,500 to Henrico PTA to help keep students safe upon return to school

A Henrico elementary school receives a $3,500 donation from Rosie's Gaming Emporium to ensure students remain safe when returning to in-person learning.

  ‘She was always giving of herself’: Richmond Fire Dept., family to hold vigil in honor of slain fire lieutenant

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary since Richmond Fire Lieutenant Ashley Berry was shot and killed outside of a Hopewell home on the night of Thanksgiving. “Ashley was the one that would never quit," said her father, Waverly Berry.

  Legally blind man kicked out of nursing home gets help from community

It’s a new beginning for a legally blind man who was thrown out of a Richmond nursing home and onto the street with no place to go, and without proper medication.

Over 136,000 new Medicaid members added since beginning of pandemic

Open enrollment for Medicaid began on Nov. 1 and will end on Dec.15.

  VCU work-study student upset over late, missing pay

Faith Janecke’s plea is simple, as a work-study student, she just wants to get paid for the job she’s done, but the senior says she’s been fighting to get reimbursed for the hours she worked months ago.

  ‘I still have my hopes’: Retired Henrico firefighter still searching for a kidney match

With the holidays approaching, a retired Henrico firefighter is hoping he and his family can experience a miracle this season – a kidney match.

  Richmond woman gets refund after paying incorrect wastewater bill for 44 years

A Richmond woman says the city wore her down haggling and debating over a proper refund amount for 44 years of incorrect billing.

  'There’s still so much work to be done’: Hundreds gather to celebrate Marcus-David Peters’ birthday

The grounds of the Robert E. Lee statue, which has been unofficially renamed Marcus-David Peters Circle, were transformed into a birthday celebration of Marcus-David Peters, the 24-year-old Richmond biology teacher who was shot and killed in 2018 by Richmond Police.

VEC to host ‘Helping Virginia Get Back To Work’ virtual job fair

The Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Career Works are partnering for several virtual, regional job fairs.

  Neighbors fed up with road conditions, speeding on Hopkins Road

Whether it’s scarred trees, damaged road signs or tire tracks running through yards, neighbors on the 5000 block of Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County say they’ve had it with an ever-growing list of accidents they say are caused by speeding and poor road engineering.

  Family of man killed in freak accident seeks funeral assistance

A Richmond family is seeking closure for the loss of their brother who after celebrating 30 days of sobriety was killed in a freak work accident Tuesday.

‘Fight for your life, not your belongings’: Safety expert offers tips to keep yourself safe when shopping

Following the robbery of a 69-year-old in an Aldi’s Parking lot Sunday by a man pretending to assist her with her groceries, security expert and owner of Major Security Consulting Mike Jones says people should be on high alert in order to prevent similar crimes from happening them.

  Vigil held for shooting death of 23-year-old Richmond man

Dozens of grieving family and friends gathered Saturday with blue and red balloons in hand to remember the life of 23-year-old Demarcus Gregory.

  Fan Women’s Club unveil’s new historic plaque to replace Confederate design

After months of social change and summer of protests, residents who live in the Fan have decided to do away with the Confederate iconography on their front steps.

  Wife of GRTC COVID-19 victim urges riders to follow health guidelines

Wednesday, the wife of a beloved GRTC bus driver who lost his battle with COVID-19 last week is speaking out for the first time since her husband died a month after contracting COVID-19 urging riders to follow health guidelines.

  Customers seek help after clothes trapped inside closed dry cleaning business

For nearly a month customers of One Price Dry Cleaners off Laburnum Avenue in Henrico have been trying to get the clothes they say are locked inside the business.

  How to track your absentee mail-in ballot in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Elections has launched a new absentee mail-in ballot tracker to allow voters to follow their ballots before receiving them, and after they’re sent back to the registrar, to make sure they're processed.

  Petersburg woman seeking compensation for mother’s delayed burial

For three and a half months, Natasha Middleton-Tucker says she has been waiting on compensation from the City of Richmond about refund options after the wrong plot was dug for her mother’s burial.

  ‘That was divine intervention’: Henrico man helps rescue trooper assaulted during traffic stop

Two Henrico men are being credited with helping save a VSP trooper who was assaulted by a man during a traffic stop. Police say the suspect was trying to get the trooper's gun.

  Former nursing home resident with ALS says patients are mocked, treated rudely

A terminally ill woman spent her time at a Richmond nursing home speaking out, wanting to share her story in hopes of helping others.

  Disabled man says Richmond nursing home threw him out

Steven Brown says medical professionals put his life in jeopardy when Bonview Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Richmond, threw him out on the street.

  Woman says Richmond nursing home ignored mother’s plea for help

A year after her mom’s funeral, a Chesterfield woman still has no peace. She’s speaking out about the care her mom received at a nursing home that she believes led to her death.

  Need for child trauma services rises following rash of violence

Richmond Police say so far this year 28 children under the age of 18 have been shot and survived the shooting; four were under the age of 12.

  Volunteers hand out 20,000 COVID care kits across Henrico

Dozens of volunteers were busy the last two days dropping off 20,000 COVID care kits to citizens across the County.

  Woman finally receives insurance reimbursement several months later

A Chesterfield County woman has finally received reimbursement from an insurance company after a freak accident damaged her car.

  Henrico church collecting headphones, earbuds for students

“They said one of the biggest needs right now was 1,000 headphones and earbuds,” said Hannah Bryn, Minister of Community Discipleship & Youth, Discovery UMC.

  State program aims to connect, retrain unemployed for workforce

A new statewide program born out of the pandemic known as Virginia Ready Initiative is searching for unemployed Virginians to apply for the programs in order to be retrained for available in-demand job opportunities across the state.

  Chesterfield woman fights insurance over refusal to cover chimney damage

Georgette Williams got insurance to make sure she could avoid financial headaches from moments like what she experienced back in late April when heavy winds and rain brought her neighbor’s tree down on her home, across her chimney and roof. Three months later, she says she’s still dealing with the d

  Insurance company finally looks into woman’s car damage claim after 7 months

A freak car accident continues to be a lot of trouble for one Chesterfield County woman.

  VEC to host ‘Back to Work’ virtual job fair Tuesday

If you’re one of the thousands of Virginians without a job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a virtual job fair on Tuesday through the Virginia Employment Commission.

  ‘Everything was gone': Black-owned shea butter business suffers after $70k in product stolen

Charity Dinko started her shea butter business four years ago as a way to liberate women from poverty in her home country, Ghana.

  Richmond water rescue team cautions people to wear life jackets on the James

Looser pandemic restrictions and warmer weather have increased the popularity of the James in recent weeks, but Lieutenant Shaun Whitely with Richmond Water Rescue Team at Fire Station 13 says more people on the water has come at a price.

  Woman wrongly charged for wastewater for 44 years wants $26K refund

Zenobia Gary says the City of Richmond overbilled for 44 years, as she was wrongly charged a wastewater fee.

  ‘They ought to be respectful of other people’: Man concerned about law enforcement not wearing masks

Under Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 63, it does not mention a requirement for officers, deputies or troopers to wear a mask when interacting with drivers at their vehicle, but a Cumberland County man feels there should be.

Richmond City opens weekend cooling stations to combat summer heat

The City of Richmond is hosting cooling stations to relieve residents of extreme heat.

  Know your workplace rights: New laws protect employees during COVID-19 crisis

New federal laws are in effect to protect your rights in the workplace, during the pandemic. Viewers have been reaching out to 12 On Your Side, saying they’ve been fired after being ordered to quarantine by a doctor, or refusing to go into work out of fear of COVID-19 exposure or unsafe conditions.

  ‘People are dying’: Concern over COVID-19 sparks push for early prison release

For months, 12 On Your Side has fielded many calls and emails from family members worried about loved ones in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, one worried wife of a Greensville inmate is wondering why he has not been released.

  How to delay your COVID-related eviction case for 60 days

The temporary suspension on eviction cases ordered by the Virginia Supreme Court has ended. As of last week, courts have restarted non-essential cases, which means eviction cases are picking up again.

  Health care worker gets keys to new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity

A Richmond woman, who has been working on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic, gets the key to her new home thanks to the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity!

  Hospital loses coronavirus patient’s valuables, clothes

A couple called NBC12 investigators after they beat coronavirus because the hospital, Mary Washington, lost the husband’s valuables and clothes while he was near death fighting the virus.

  Virginians experience issues when applying for unemployment

Several Virginians have called 12 On Your Side with issues they’ve come across when applying for unemployment, and Jessica Niro is one of those people struggling to get benefits.

  Don’t assume COVID-19 testing is free, BetterMed explains why it’s charging

Several viewers called have NBC12 upset with Chesterfield-based Better Med over the cost of its COVID-19 testing. The viewers claim they were led to believe testing was free or low cost and not $300.

  Greater Richmond health systems accepting medical supply donations

Local businesses are stepping up to help Virginia health care workers get the supplies they need to take care of patients.

  Are you thinking of buying a home this spring when the market is hot?

Rachel DePompa has a look at what you need to know about a certain type of mortgage with this On Your Side Savings guide.

  Chesterfield library offers free services to trace family history

Ancestor hunting is one of the fastest-growing hobbies, as many people want to know who they are and where they came from.

  10-year-old makes portrait of NBA legend using recycled materials

From clothespins to rocks, feathers or even lego pieces, what may look like everyday objects to the average person is a world of possibilities for Ashlyn Nelson. The Chesterfield 10-year-old uses these items found around the home to breathe life into art. She has a rolling art shelf full of supplies

  Stolen funds returned to disabled Navy veteran

Stolen funds have been returned to a disabled Navy veteran after calling 12 On Your Side.

Waffle House holding job fair in Petersburg

The hiring event is Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at Virginia Career Works’ Petersburg Center at 22 W. Washington Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Mr. Valentine and his longtime lover

One Richmond couple may be the luckiest of them all because for them every day is like Valentine’s Day.

  Driveway pavers who attempted to bully Henrico residents deny any wrongdoing

The driveway pavers who tried to bully Henrico residents out of thousands of dollars are denying any wrongdoing.

  Midlothian 65+ tennis team competing in national championship

A Midlothian tennis team is competing this weekend in the USTA National Championships.

  Va. bill would extend statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse survivors

Currently in Virginia, childhood victims have only until the age of 19 to take legal action for misdemeanor sex crimes like sexual battery.

  Digital Dialogue: A Moment of Mindfulness

We all have busy lives, but how often do you stop and take a minute to just breathe?

  Cafeteria renamed in beloved Goochland woman’s honor

There was barely any room left to sit in the Byrd Elementary School cafeteria Tuesday evening as hundreds of students, parents and loved ones packed tightly, shoulder to shoulder against each other and all for the chance to honor Connie May Brice, who served as a cafeteria lady at Byrd Elementary fo

  Police search for driveway pavers who attempted to scam Henrico residents

Henrico police are investigating some brazen driveway pavers trying to scam people out of thousands, and they’re working to catch them in the act so they can arrest them.

  Best moments of 2019 with the On Your Side Investigators

Diane Walker gives us a look back at the best On Your Side Investigators moments from the 2019 year.

  Last-minute-shoppers hit the stores before Christmas

Christmas Day is almost here, but many shoppers were keeping the road hot, heading for the stores for last minute shopping for their loved ones.

  More safety measures to be installed on hazardous road

Signs warning drivers of curve could be installed very soon.