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Police conducting checkpoint near VCU on Memorial Day weekend

8 animals displaced from Oklahoma taken in by RACC

  Richmond senior: School system is ‘making it harder on us’ to graduate

Mayor Stoney visits students as construction continues on new school

  Burglar uses trash bag to steal cash, $1,000 worth of cigarettes in Richmond

VCU police implement traffic plan ahead of area high school graduations

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Man arrested after mistakenly parking car with marijuana at RPD K-9 Unit lot

Richmond man arrested following search warrant into drug distribution, prostitution

  Parents rally around former Richmond teacher banned from visiting schools

Pedestrian tunnel construction to close section of 9th Street

Bank of America volunteers build playground in Mosby Court

Virginia for wine lovers? Carytown Kroger tops chain’s wine sales

  Persons of interest arrested in Stuart Avenue homicide

Police responded at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare check in the 2000 block of Stuart Avenue to find a 48-year-old man dead.

Pair of brothers arrested, charged in Richmond murder

Timon A. Ward, 18, and Timothy A. Ward, 19, both of North Chesterfield, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Showtime series starring Ethan Hawke to be filmed in Central Va.

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony nominee Ethan Hawke will be starring in the Showtime series “The Good Lord Bird” that will be filmed in Central Virginia this summer.

  'Cope Notes’ designed to turn your smartphone into a support group

The messages come at different times so you aren’t expecting them, and each subscriber gets a different message.

Mayor Stoney jumps behind drive-thru to promote McDonald’s hiring event

Group rallies to raise awareness of opioid crisis impacts on pain sufferers

Man wanted following Dollar General burglary

Tractor-trailer driver dies after truck overturns, catches fire on I-95 South

Mayor Stoney announces dates for community office hours

  Head of Virginia property management group says training is needed to ensure fair housing

  Richmond Alternative School is hosting school’s first ever prom

For the first time in school's history, Richmond Alternative School is hosting their first ever prom to award students for their hard work and good grades throughout the year.

900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance

A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds has pleaded guilty in a cocaine conspiracy case during a hearing held in a courthouse loading zone as he lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance

Man in critical condition following Richmond shooting

Police have not released any information about a potential suspect and have not said what led to the shooting.

  Wife of man charged with burning dog alive says ‘accusation is very false’

Jyahshua Hill, 20, of Richmond, was charged with felony animal cruelty, after Tommie the pit bull was killed, back in February.

GRTC bucks national trend with ridership increase

The increase represents more than 1 million riders across the GRTC network.

  RPS superintendent apologizes for ‘error’ and ‘confusion’ about graduation projections

The Richmond Public Schools system clarified Tuesday the number of students who may not graduate on time after an issue was found with the way high school credits were handed out.

  Work set to begin at historic Westhampton School site

In September, Bons Secours announced Thalhimer Realty would take on the $53 million mixed-use project after nearly six years of back and forth over the school’s future.

  Man charged in death of beloved dog Tommie

Richmond police have arrested a man in connection to tying and setting fire to the pit bull named Tommie.

Police search for man who robbed bank at gunpoint wearing safety vest

Police were called to the bank along Hull Street Road just before 5 p.m. Monday.

Richmond Public Works tackle sidewalk problems

Richmond Public Works is tackling sidewalk problems across the city.

  Police identify woman killed in crash on I-95

A woman died on the scene, while a man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Driver charged after striking Richmond police vehicle

No one was injured, but the driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Richmond the No. 16 city in the country for mosquitoes

Of the top 25 cities on the list, 14 are east of the Appalachian Mountains.

Marco’s pizza to hold job fair May 21

Candidates will be able to fill out an application and meet the store’s general manager.

Man injured in overnight shooting in Richmond

Police were called to the scene in the 1200 block of Carlisle Avenue around 1:20 a.m. Monday to find the victim.

  Richmond firefighters battle blaze at convenience store

Firefighters saw smoke coming from the roof of the Z Express Food Mart and Deli around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

  ‘She’ll always be with me’: Mother remembers toddler who died after reported sexual assault

One mother had to do the unthinkable Sunday: say goodbye her 17-month old daughter, whose life had barely started.

Man given 10 years for stealing checks, recruiting homeless to cash them

Court documents say Lareese Martelles Mallety, 25, of Raeford, NC, conspired with several other individuals to steal mail from business parks and cashed the checks found inside.

  Richmond woman honors father by starting food truck

The owner of the Pulp Fiction food truck is planning to open a coffee shop in June.

Marshall University students pay tribute to nation’s longest-service chief justice

Marshall University faculty, students and staff took part in a service project at John Marshall’s gravesite. There was also a performance by the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps.

Threat at Thomas Jefferson High School prompts increased police presence

Richmond police confirm there will be additional security on hand at Thomas Jefferson High School Friday after a reported threat toward the school.

1 injured in Richmond house fire

Richmond firefighters responded to the blaze at a two-story home and said there was heavy fire present on the second floor.

RPD honors fallen officers in wreath-laying ceremony

Family members of the fallen officers will be in attendance to lay a wreath during the ceremony.

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

‘One of the most destructive forest pests’ infests Richmond trees

Impacted ash trees can fall or drop limbs as they weaken, posing a risk to public safety

22-year-old man found shot to death in Richmond roadway

Police received a call for a person shot in the 1100 block of Floral Avenue just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

  Ronald McDonald House in need of new van

"To have a nice, new van would make a world of difference for the patients."

  ‘Pianos in Bloom’ exhibit combines music, nature

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has three outdoor piano exhibits on display through May 19 throughout the garden.

  Pit bull puppy found dead, shot in head on middle school track

RACC says the black and white female pitbull did not have a collar, tags or microchip.

  Suspect wanted in Marshall Street burglary

Victims reported several items were stolen from a home.

  NAACP investigates Richmond landlord, asks elected officials and housing groups to take a stand

The NAACP is now getting involved after a recorded phone call reveals a Richmond landlord cursing and calling a tenant the N-word after she requested repairs to her home.

Police arrest man after attempted robbery

No one was injured.

  ‘Love it, lock it or lose it:’ RPD reminds public to lock vehicles after gun stolen

The Richmond Police Department is reminding the community to take the extra step of locking vehicles, after a gun was stolen in the Northern Barton Heights neighborhood.

Richmond police search for duo suspected in armed robbery

Richmond police are searching two people suspected of robbing three people on Broad Rock Boulevard.

RPS to receive around $18 million in 2020 city budget

Richmond City Council passed the 2020 budget Monday night, which means that Richmond Public Schools in the city are fully funded

Portion of Leigh Street closed due to water main break

The closure is effecting the 3000 block of W. Leigh Street from Altamont Avenue to Summit Avenue.

Handgun, Bible stolen from car in Richmond neighborhood

Police say a handgun and Bible were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the Northern Barton Heights neighborhood on Sunday.

  2 women wanted in suspected credit card fraud

Two women were seen by surveillance cameras using the card on the same day it was stolen at separate stores.

  Richmond Wildlife Center offering tours through May 21

The tour will include a typical admission and offer a look at how the hospital operates on a daily basis.

  Soldier accused of stealing armored personnel carrier plans to plead not guilty

“The defendant also confirmed that he traveled to other countries, including Iraq and Turkey,” court documents state.

Family safe following porch fire in Richmond

The fire was at a residence on Haden Avenue, near Lynhaven Avenue, just before 3:30 a.m.

  ’Another dumba-- n-----’: Landlord uses offensive slur when tenant asks for repairs

In this recorded telephone conversation, a Richmond landlord can be heard cursing at his former tenant and even using racially offensive language after she asked him to make repairs to her home.

Richmond City Council passes budget funding schools, adding cigarette tax

Around $800,000 was approved for the GRTC Transit System.

  Richmond woman’s death ruled homicide by asphyxiation

Officers were conducting a welfare check just after 11 p.m. at a home in the 7400 block of Tanglewood Road when they found a woman dead.

  Richmond man sentenced to 2 years for animal cruelty

Carlton Hardy, who was initially arrested in February and then released on bond, faces 10 charges related to dog fighting and four animal cruelty charges.

‘Police Memorial Way’ to be dedicated Tuesday in Richmond

This week the City of Richmond will officially rename a street near Byrd Park “Police Memorial Way.”

Landlord’s response to tenant complaint: ‘You’re just another dumbass n––––– I got to go to court with’

Researchers studying Virginia’s highest-in-the-nation eviction rates have found that as the percentage of black residents in a neighborhood increases, so do the percentage of evictions.

Injured bluebird being cared for at Richmond Wildlife Center

Richmond Wildlife Center is caring for a bluebird after it suffered a broken wing.

Crash causes power outage at Richmond elementary school

According to Richmond Public Schools officials, a car reportedly hit a pole near the school.

Richmond set for first-ever Crab Cake Week

Over 30 restaurants will participate from June 1 to June 9.

Richmond police ‘salute’ mothers in recruitment video

Richmond police released a recruitment video on Sunday and a “salute” to mothers this Mother’s Day

  ‘It’s still not real to me.’ Son of woman found dead in Richmond home pleads for answers

Police found the body of 53-year-old Suzanne “Suzie” Fairman in her house off Tanglewood Road on Thursday night.

53-year-old man struck, killed by train

Officers found Michael S. Branch Sr., 53, of Richmond, and a scooter after they were hit by the passenger train.

  Thousands walk to raise awareness, money for breast cancer

Thousands of survivors and their supporters, including Team 12, converged on Brown’s Island Saturday morning to take action against breast cancer.

  Mother, daughter walk across stage together at VUU commencement ceremony

Both graduation ceremonies drew out big names.

Free American flag exchange in advance of Memorial Day

Woody and Nelsen Funeral Homes offer free American flag exchange ahead of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day

  ‘You took my only son:’ Family searches for justice after teen’s death

A father in search of answers and justice, says he drove through the night from Georgia to Richmond, hoping to share his son’s story and encourage the community to help find his son’s killer.

  Richmond police officer proves dreams come true at any age

In almost every neighborhood, there’s someone who seems to know everyone. In the Brookland Park community on the city’s northside, that someone is Officer Roscoe Friday.