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  Richmond triathlete competing for title of Ms. Health and Fitness 2020

Triathlete April Harper is competing for the title of Ms. Health and Fitness 2020, and an opportunity to be on the cover of Muscle & Fitness Her.

Live in Richmond? Here’s how you can get free face masks

Two-vehicle crash ends with SUV slamming into Richmond’s Hull Street Library

State Corporation building evacuated in downtown Richmond after vehicle fire in parking deck

  ’This study is the beginning of the end for COVID’: Midlothian lab runs final study for COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘I didn’t even think about it': Richmond man rescues driver from flood

Man charged with first-degree murder in Richmond shooting

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Police arrest man for crimes committed during July riot

Free community testing events scheduled in Richmond, Henrico

  Applications now open for grants to help Richmond businesses damaged during riots

  ‘I’m alive’: Man rescued from submerged car after storms cause flash floods in Richmond

911 dispatcher recognized for trying to save pedestrian hit by vehicle while off-duty

Light pole falls on Barbara Johns Building

  2020 Richmond Marathon providing course options ahead of November race

The 2020 Richmond Marathon, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, won’t be held as a traditional single-day event due to COVID-19 but instead the event will offer an official course starting and finishing at Dorey Park from Nov. 7-22 and a virtual option for participants.

  Four charged in overnight Richmond riot that left several buildings damaged; courthouse closed again Thursday

Protests in downtown Richmond turned violent on Tuesday night.

Sentencing for man convicted in murder of 9-year-old girl delayed after riot damage closes courthouse

Quinshawn Betts was found guilty in March of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and firearm charges in the death of Markiya Dickson and wounding of Jaquez Evans-Moses.

’It changes history from here going forward’: Political analyst breaks down Biden-Harris presidential ticket

With the announcement that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate, political analyst and VCU professor, Dr. Diedre Condit, says the stage has been set for what’s sure to be one of the most significant presidential races in our nation’s history.

Richmond Health District offering mandated vaccines during clinics

  Mayor Stoney renews push for legalizing marijuana in letter to General Assembly

  Franklin Street reopens after revitalization project complete

2nd Street Festival to be celebrated virtually

Richmond man wins $200k during grocery store trip with mom

Man arrested for 3 recent burglaries after being sentenced for same crime in 2019

Enter Now to Win: Fred Astaire Dance Studios Lesson Giveaway

Enter to win free lessons.

  RPS leaders receive 33 pages of wide-ranging public comments on police in schools

The opinions from parents and staff ranged from how SRO’s prevent mass shootings to how they might do more harm than good.

Stoney introduces ordinance to ban firearms next to permitted events

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney introduced an ordinance to modify the current ban on carrying firearms city-owned and -operated parks and facilities during a council meeting on Aug. 10.

  Ways to help protect elderly adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

Early on in the pandemic, most health officials warned older adults to simply stay at home, except to buy food or medicine or exercise outdoors apart from others.

Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K won’t be in-person, 4 official courses to be set up

Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K will no longer be held in-person this September due to COVID-19 guidelines. Instead, there will be four official 10K courses participants can choose to complete on their own.

Richmond Schools to hold virtual community meetings on role of police in schools

Richmond Public Schools will hold two community meetings on the role of police officers in schools.

Free school physicals for new elementary students in Richmond, Henrico start today

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are offering free physicals to new uninsured elementary students.

  Overcrowding at James River leads to parking issues

Every summer, Pony Pasture sees an influx of visitors but it’s safe to say almost nothing this year is the same as last year.

Richmond Police investigate 2 shootings, 1 stabbing; 4 people injured

Richmond Police are investigating two shootings and one stabbing after a violent Sunday morning.

  ‘This is about the leaders coming to the people’: State, city leaders speak with demonstrators at Lee statue

After several weeks of unrest, state lawmakers and Richmond leaders attended “Conversations at the Monument” on Saturday.

Virtual career fair being held to connect job seekers with employers

If you are looking for a job, then mark your calendars for the Virtual Career & Resource Fair on Aug. 12.

WWII airplane tour adds 2nd day at Richmond-area stop

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force added Richmond to its Warbird Showcase Tour.

  Tri-cities lagging in 2020 Census responses

With less than two months before the Sept. 30 deadline for the 2020 Census, local officials say Richmond, Petersburg and Hopewell are on track to miss out on millions of dollars in funding for roads, education and healthcare because enough people aren’t filling out the questionnaire.

Top 10 wettest August already!

Through Aug. 6, RVA has officially registered 9.48 inches of rainfall, over 5 inches of that associated with Tropical Storm Isaias.

  Richmond-area foster program doubling youth program size

The My Path Forward program serves teens who have aged out of foster care without being adopted.

  Rain floods roads across Central Virginia after more heavy rain; drivers rescued

When it rains it floods, at least for those in many parts of Richmond.

Woman who died in emergency custody while experiencing mental crisis identified

Police have identified the woman who died in emergency custody while she experiencing a mental health crisis.

Remaining Innsbrook events for 2020 canceled

The Innsbrook Foundation announced the remaining signature events for 2020 have been canceled.

Police: Suspect who died after hit-and-run identified

Police say one person has died after a hit-and-run crash.

  ‘Ultimate Backpack’ program collecting school supplies for Richmond area students

The “Ultimate Backpack” program is once again collecting school supplies for children in the Richmond area.

RPS students to receive school supply kits for school year

Richmond Public Schools students will be receiving, ‘Reopen With Love’ kits to kick-off the school year.

  Days of heavy rain cause flooding problems for Richmond residents

Many folks in the metro area are still trying to dry out after Wednesday night’s heavy rain, on top of all the rain from Isaias.

  Virginia lawmakers meet for final police reform talks before special session starts

After three rounds of hearings over as many weeks, Virginia state lawmakers are crafting legislation to address police and criminal justice reform.

Venture Richmond, Richmond Public Art Commission awarded $25k grant

Venture Richmond and the City of Richmond Public Art Commission have been jointly awarded a $25,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative.

Police: Two-year-old missing; Mother wanted for parental abduction

Richmond police say a two-year-old is missing. The mother of the child is wanted for parental abduction, according to police.

3 men charged with driving ATVs, crashing into vehicle in Richmond

Police have arrested and charged three men with operating All-Terrain Vehicles recklessly - including hitting a vehicle - throughout Richmond Tuesday night.

RPS hosting panel on RPD’s role in city schools

Richmond Public Schools will be holding another discussion on the police department’s role in city schools.

VCU lays out testing strategy ahead of school year

Virginia Commonwealth University has announced a testing strategy ahead of the upcoming school year.

Teen taken to hospital after accidentally shooting himself

Police say a 14-year-old has been taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself.

  Family rescued from car trapped in flooded street in Richmond

Storms moving through the Richmond area on Wednesday evening caused flash flooding across the city.

I-95 south in Richmond reopens after 2-vehicle crash

Drivers are urged to use an alternate route.

  ‘Enough is enough’: Mayor Stoney calls for action after 2-year-old girl shot in Richmond

Major Crimes Division detectives say the child was outside with a family member and not the intended target

  City leaders say 60% of COVID-19 deaths in Richmond involve people of color

Richmond leaders say that 60 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the city have involved people of color.

Children’s Museum of Richmond creates book bank for teachers, families

The Children’s Museum of Richmond has created a book bank for teachers and families who will be homeschooling their children.

  Caught on Camera: Police looking for customer who assaulted Henrico McDonald’s employee

Police are looking for a McDonald’s customer who assaulted a juvenile employee.

Richmond Public Schools create FAQs page for students, parents

Richmond Public Schools has created a frequently asked questions page called, ‘Reopen With Love’ plan for parents and students.

Sports Backers holding Patrick Henry half-marathon

Sports Backers will be holding a Patrick Henry half-marathon at the Poor Farm Park.

Richmond is open to ideas for future of Confederate statues

The city of Richmond, Virginia, will be soliciting ideas for what to do with the Confederate monuments that have been taken down and placed in storage.

Kings Dominion to remain closed until 2021

Kings Dominion will remain closed for the remainder of 2020 due to challenges surrounding COVID-19.

Kroger Mid-Atlantic to relocate division office to Richmond

Kroger Mid-Atlantic announced plans Tuesday to relocate its division office from Roanoke to Richmond by the end of the year. Kroger says it will establish division operations in a location that is better positioned to serve all markets.

Man rescued after car gets trapped in flood waters

A man has been rescued after his car gets trapped in flood waters.

Virginia gov faces new hurdle in bid to remove Lee statue

A Virginia judge has dissolved one injunction but imposed another preventing Virginia’s governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Northam signs Virginia Fairness in Lending Act

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a consumer protection law that expands access to affordable credit on Monday.

Richmond police seeking info on two East End shootings with possible connection

The Richmond Police Department are seeking information on two shootings in the East End that officers believe are connected.

  ’Only when it’s safe’: Virginia Educators United hold motor march

Virginia Educators United joined school staff, students and parents on Monday for a march to fight for a safe return to learning.

City extends closure of John Marshall Courthouse section due to COVID-19 concerns

The City of Richmond is extending its closure of sections of the John Marshall Courthouse due to COVID-19 exposure concerns.

  Maggie L. Walker historic gravesite spray-painted

The Maggie L. Walker historic gravesite has been spray-painted.

Richmond police identify man killed in Sunday shooting

Richmond police have identified the victim of a homicide in Davee Gardens early Sunday morning.

Virginia’s Capitol Square closing ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

The Virginia Department of General Services announced that Capitol Square will be closed Tuesday, Aug. , due to Tropical Storm Isaias.

  Mayor Stoney, city officials update on Richmond’s prep for Isaias

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney held a press conference on Monday to address Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to affect Virginia on Monday evening and Tuesday.

Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal in Richmond

Virginia judge lifts 1 injunction, issues another barring removal of Richmond statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Fight in Mosby Court leads to shooting, attempted murder charge

A fight in the Richmond’s Mosby Court neighborhood Friday lead to a shooting, and Richmond police have a suspect behind bars.

RPS meal distribution postponed due to upcoming weather

Richmond Public Schools announced the district’s meal distribution has been postponed due to the upcoming weather on Aug. 4.

Passenger at Richmond International Airport refused to don mask, delaying flight

American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask.

RPS to share more details on upcoming virtual semester

Superintendent Jason Kamras will be sharing more details on the upcoming virtual semester.

Police: Person transported to hospital after being shot

Police say a victim has been transported to a hospital after being shot.

VCU alumna partners with Girls For A Change to launch scholarship opportunity

An alumni of VCU has partnered with Girls For A Change to launch a scholarship opportunity for African-American youth in the community.

Virginia Educators United plans motor march around state Capitol

Virginia Educators United will join school staff, students and parents on Monday for a march to fight for a safe return to learning.