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Richmond utility rates will go up starting in July

The Richmond City Council approved the increases May 13, and the new charges will take affect beginning in July.

  Kaine to host roundtable on preventing gun violence

RPD investigating after man found shot in car in Gilpin Court

RACC yard sale raises more than $18K

Death investigation underway after person found unresponsive in vehicle

Richmond police investigating triple shooting

12,000 flags at Va. War Memorial honor veterans from Virginia

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Man charged with attempted murder in Fan District shooting

Police investigating after man found shot

  Family holds blood drive in daughter’s honor

  Richmond-based app helps parents raise children with autism

  3 suspects wanted after man attacked, robbed

  Richmond residents tired of ongoing storm drain issues

Texas man charged with sexual battery in Museum District

Police are investigating whether Torres is connected to a series of reported sexual batteries in the Fan and Museum Districts.

$10,000 reward offered for bank robbery suspect

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

Police: Man breaks into Richmond business, steals merchandise

Officers responded to the 100 block of West Broad Street for broken glass and an open door at the business on June 7.

  ‘I had $8 left in my account’: Richmond mother wins St. Jude Dream Home

If you ask Tyniqua Watkins, the only thing more impressive than winning a home is the story behind her fateful ticket purchase.

RPD investigating after 2 men injured in 2 separate shootings

  2 people injured after suspected drunk driver slams into home

RPS announces 12 new principals for 2019-20 school year

  Fairfax maintains innocence, calls for prompt investigation

  Richmond Public Schools implements gender neutral graduation robes

  New app claims to be ‘Uber’ of lawn care

Police increase patrols after gunshots reported near VCU

Officers responded to the 1200 block of West Marshall Street to investigate the report of gunshots just before midnight.

VCU water outage resolved following multiple repairs

Water was turned off yesterday morning, causing the school to cancel class and lab activities in five buildings.

  AAA offers travel advice after concerns grow over the Dominican Republic

Two new American deaths are raising concerns over travel to the Dominican Republic.

  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosts multisensory experience for the legally blind

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is hosting nearly two-dozen visually impaired Richmonders for a unique multisensory experience.

Richmond woman arrested after TSA officers find loaded gun in carry-on bag

The gun marks the fifth firearm found by TSA officers so far in 2019.

Man recovering after being shot in shoulder

Richmond police responded to the shooting in Gilpin Court just after 3 a.m.

  ‘We just want to know he’s OK’: Family, police continue search for missing Farmville man

Richmond police are working to find a man who was supposed to board a bus but never did and has not been seen since.

Man fighting for life after being shot in leg

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

  What are your rights as a renter if your home gets flooded?

If you are a renter, you have rights when your home is flooded and your belongings are damaged.

  Richmond pastor spreads message of kindness in simple ways

Instead of dwelling on the negative things happening in the city, Jay Patrick is leading with a positive message.

Virginia War Memorial to commemorate Flag Day

The U.S. Flag was officially adopted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

  ‘Love it? Then Lock it or Lose it!’: RPD says some drivers still aren’t getting the message

Even though Richmond Police has continued to promote its “Love it then Lock it or Lose it” campaign, some residents still aren’t getting the message.

  Feed More looks to feed hundreds of children, teens this summer free of charge

Starting June 17, Feed More’s annual Summer Food Service Program will once again be providing free breakfast and lunch meals to thousands of children and teens, 18 and under, this summer across the greater Richmond area.

  BARK to close down kennels by end of year

Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s, or BARK, has about six months to find homes for about 50 dogs.

Richmond restaurant announces closure

The restaurant is located in the 400 block of East Grace Street.

Photo exhibition to be part of Arthur Ashe Boulevard dedication

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture, along with its partners, will be opening a rare outside photo exhibition as part of the Arthur Ashe Boulevard dedication.

Richmond police officer injured in crash

A Richmond police vehicle was involved in a crash Monday afternoon.

  Double shooting leads to heavy police presence in Richmond

Richmond Police say two teens were shot in the city's 'Six Points' area near Highland Park Monday afternoon.

Windows shattered at Richmond preschool

The Richmond Police Department says someone broke the windows of the Martin Luther King Jr. Preschool Center using rocks.

  17-year-old injured in Richmond shooting

Police say the victim, who was taken to the hospital, was not able to provide a description of the suspect.

  VCU Children’s Hospital breaks ground on new inpatient facility

The VCU Children’s Hospital broke ground for a new inpatient facility Saturday morning on the corner of Marshall Street and 11th Street.

  Business owners blame clogged drains for flooding

A Lyft driver had a scary moment in the Manchester area of south Richmond when she had to be rescued.

  Suspect wanted in credit card fraud

The victim reported to police that she had used her card in the 1700 block of East Main Street and received a notification shortly afterward that her card had been used.

  2 suspects charged with murder 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.

  VIDEO: Man steals bikes, electronic equipment from Church Hill storage unit

Police say the man broke into the storage facility at Nolde Bakery Condos, in the 300 block of North 26th Street.

  9-year-old shot and killed remembered at vigil

9-year-old Markiya Dickson was killed Memorial Day weekend, but her life was finally honored with a vigil at Carter Jones Park Thursday evening.

  1 killed, 3 injured in 3 shootings; neighbors want a change

At last check there have been no arrest in any of the shootings.

  Richmond veterans look back on WWII on 75th anniversary of D-Day

“We wouldn’t be here today enjoying what we have it it hadn’t been for the efforts of numerous people that came before us."

Man charged with murder of man found dead on front porch

Tyell Jackson, 32, of Richmond, was arrested June 5 without incident and is charged with murder, robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a murder and use of a firearm in commission of robbery by a felon.

  Police identify man killed in Richmond double-shooting

Richmond police are responding to reports of a third shooting in the 3200 block of Stockton Street.

‘Operation Washout’ nets 90 gang-related arrests in Richmond area

Crimes associated with the suspects include homicide, sexual assault, arson, drug distribution and illegal firearms possession, among others.

  Sports bar receives violations for food at wrong temperatures

An inspector found several issues recently at Home Team Grill on West Main Street in Richmond.

  Electric scooters return to Richmond

E-scooters are making an official comeback to RVA.

2 men arrested after burglary at Dollar General on Walmsley Boulevard

Jamiyl A. Al-Malik, 49, of Richmond, and Tyrone W. Bolden, 43, of Richmond were charged with burglary and grand larceny.

Chesterfield 8th grader aims to save lives with ‘BabyIn BabyOut’ campaign

Hannah Rhudy, 14, is the creator of ‘BabyIn BabyOut,' a car tag that reminds drivers to take children out of cars.

Man taken to hospital after shooting

Officers found the man when they arrived at the scene.

  ‘Let a cat be a cat’: Declawing blamed for behavioral issues, surrendered animals

Supporters of the ban say the procedure is painful and inhumane. A cat’s claws are attached to bone, so declawing requires slicing through tendon and nerves to remove the last segment of bone in a cat’s toes, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Students learn the importance of family with pottery

Students at Lucille Brown are learning the importance of eating together as a family with the use of pottery.

  Richmond’s first all vegan Mexican-style restaurant opens

The Richmond area has a new option to add its restaurant list called, Plant Baz. It’s a Mexican restaurant that’s all vegan.

1 injured in shooting on Moss Side Avenue

Richmond police were called to the 2800 block of Moss Side Avenue just after 3 p.m. for a reported shooting and found a man with an apparent gunshot wound.

  ’Pompeii: The Immortal City’ exhibit opening at Science Museum of Virginia

Making its North American debut June 8 at the Science Museum of Virginia, and on display for only the second time since its creation, “Pompeii: The Immortal City” plunges guests into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the ancient Roman city.

1 injured in 4-vehicle crash that caused SUV to overturn

The driver of the overturned vehicle sustained minor injuries.

  Police searching for person of interest, vehicle in Cary Street homicide

The man was found in an alley off West Cary Street with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

I-64 West lanes open following fiery car crash

The crash occurred at mile marker 191, near the Shockoe Valley Bridge, Wednesday morning.

Richmond SPCA offers ‘Summer Lovin’’ adoption special

A sponsorship will fund all dog and cat adoption fees at the humane center for approved adopters.

  RPD’s 4th Precinct sees no violent crime May 27 - June 2

For the first time all year, officers did not respond to calls in the precinct for murder, robbery, and even assault.

High visibility crosswalks coming to Richmond streets

The new crosswalks are part of Vision Zero, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities in the city.

Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration Committee holds poster competition

The Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration Committee is hosting a poster competition to help design and promote the celebration.

VCU, GRTC team up to provide transportation to students, employees

Virginia Commonwealth University and GRTC have signed a three-year agreement to fund transportation access on the Pulse Bus Rapid Transit for all VCU, VCU Health System and Virginia Premier students and employees.

Fallen firefighters of Central VA remembered for their sacrifice

June is Move Over Month and retired Battalion Chief Bob Clark, the father of fallen Hanover firefighter Lt. Brad Clark, encouraged the effort for stronger move over laws.

  Heavy traffic expected near Siegel Center for high school graduations

Police are anticipating between 400 and 7,000 attendees at each event through June 15.

  4 victims, including juvenile, report being touched inappropriately

None of the victims were injured and, based on witness descriptions, believe the same person is behind all four incidents.

Man fighting for life after Richmond shooting; person of interest detained

The call came in just before 7:30 p.m.

  Boxer Brief 5K , the run to save buns, targets colorectal cancer

The 7th annual Boxer Brief 5K fundraiser starts Saturday morning at 8a.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park

Community tips help lead to arrest in Richmond shooting

Richmond police said tips made by the community helped them make an arrest in a shooting that happened on Hull Street Road on Tuesday, May 28.

  Richmond church honors Virginia Beach shooting victims

The congregants at Unity of Bon Air joined hands Sunday, exemplifying the true meaning of togetherness as they grieve for Virginia Beach.

Mike Herring resigning as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney

Herring sent a letter of resignation to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Friday announcing his intention to step down.

  Richmond band gets big break from overseas music reviewer

Seasons is at a West Virginia music festival this weekend thanks to a reviewer from 3,000 miles away.