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  Here’s what you need to know before Monday’s Rally; State of Emergency in full effect ahead of rally

Governor’s Northam’s State of Emergency is now in effect which bans all weapons from Capitol Grounds. The ban comes as tens of thousands of people are expected to show up Monday both for and against guns. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” State Senate Representative Ryan McDougle said.

  Road closures and GRTC detours for Lobby Day

Virginia patient charged with killing nursing home roommate

10th Annual Bluegrass Benefit to be held in February

Virginia Home Show Ticket Giveaway: Enter to win now!

Pamunkey Tribe announces plans for resort, casino in Richmond

Organizers appeal ban on arms at upcoming Virginia gun rally

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  Businesses in downtown Richmond have mixed thoughts on whether to remain open Monday

Local groups build beds for children in the community

Ruby Tuesday introduces plant-based burger

  RRHA Board approves demolition of Creighton Court

  'It’s just fun and interactive’: New, whimsical business offers appointment-only, themed play space for kids

  Woman who honored father by opening food truck gets flawless health inspector reviews

Police identify man killed in Gilpin Court shooting New Year’s Day

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

  Dominion Energy moves forward with electric school buses

Electric school buses will soon be on the roads of Central Virginia, as well as other locations across the state.

  The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to RVA!

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Richmond as part of it’s annual ‘Coast-to-Coast Wienie Roast’.

Crews repairing water main break in Richmond

Several blocks of West Main Street are without water while repairs are underway

Pageant competition for Virginia and Washington D.C coming to Richmond for the first time

  Four-year-old girl’s dream comes true meeting Miss America 2020

  Northam declares state of emergency, Capitol weapon ban ahead of gun rights rally

  New exhibit at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia explores the lives of the enslaved community at Monticello

Richmond high school basketball coach accused of touching, making sexual comments to student

More than 10,000 lbs. of food donated to Richmond SPCA

Restaurant in Scott’s Addition closing at end of month

A restaurant in Scott’s Addition is closing its door.

Students shave heads to raise money, awareness for childhood cancer

Students at a Richmond school shaved their heads to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.

‘Dirt Woman’ documentary showing at Richmond theater

A documentary on Donnie “Dirt Woman” Corker will be showing at a Richmond theater.

Virginia Repertory Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn presents ‘Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad’

The Virginia Repertory Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn announces the second production of the 2019-2020 Children’s season, “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad”.

29-year-old man injured in Richmond shooting

The shooting happened early Wednesday morning on Arnold Avenue.

  Virginia Union University stops controversial event from taking place on campus

Leaders at Virginia Union University are setting the record straight after a flyer started circulating showing an event honoring President Trump and Jared Kushner on campus. The flyer said it was honoring ‘Urban Impact Leaders’ on the Campus on Martin Luther King Day.

  Miss America Camille Schrier returns to Richmond as part of nationwide tour

Miss America Camille Schrier returned to Richmond Tuesday evening, visiting a group of girls at Mad Science of Central Virginia, and showing them how science and royalty can truly go hand in hand.

  Richmond artist teams up with Richmond Animal League to help raise funds

The Richmond Animal League has officially launched their year long partnership between Richmond artist Jacob Daley of Daley Dots to help raise proceeds for the animals in the shelter.

  LGBTQ groups rally for anti-discrimination bill

Bill would expand anti-discrimination laws to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity".

VUU cancels event that planned to honor President Trump on MLK Day

Virginia Union University (VUU) has canceled an event that planned to honor President Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Freedom Classic Festival highlights rivalry between VUU and VSU

One of the nation’s strongest rivalries between historically black universities has reached it’s 25th year - The Freedom Classic Festival (FCF) between Virginia Union University (VUU) and Virginia State University (VSU).

VMFA receives more than 8,000 photos - largest donation in its history

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) received more than 8,000 photographs from the Aaron Siskind Foundation from New York, which is the largest single donation of photographs in VMFA’s history.

  LED lights to improve night driving on Richmond-area interstates

The Virginia Department of Transportation is set to roll out a series of improvements to highways in and around the Richmond area.

Driver knocks down light poles along Downtown Expressway

The driver was not hurt.

  Catholic school investigating racially insensitive photo posted on social media

A Richmond catholic school is investigating a racially insensitive photo posted on social media.

  ‘It’s a sign of what’s to come’: Guns banned from Capitol, legislative office buildings

The new rules state the general public and legislators will not be allowed to carry guns inside the Capitol buildings or in legislative offices.

Senate committee advances gun reform bills

Bills would mandate universal background checks, reinstate state's one gun per month law, impose "red flag" laws.

  Soul Taco being featured on Food Network’s ’Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Soul Taco in Jackson Ward will be featured on Food Network's episode of 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'.

Richmond Ballet presents ‘Swan Lake’ at the Dominion Energy Center

The Richmond Ballet will present ‘Swan Lake’ on Valentine’s Day weekend.

RPS launches program for growing Spanish-speaking community

Richmond Public Schools is launching a new program aimed at the growing Spanish-speaking community - RPS en Español.

Co-Star plans to move into proposed Navy Hill development, add 2,000 new jobs

Mayor Levar Stoney joined city leaders and executives from Co-Star for Monday morning’s announcement.

  New security measures at the Capitol make for long lines

New security procedures at the Capitol after firearms are banned.

John Cleese coming to Richmond this fall

John Cleese is coming to Richmond for a night of humor this fall.

First ‘pothole blitz’ of 2020 underway in Richmond

The first “pothole blitz” of 2020 is underway in Richmond.

1 injured in South Richmond shooting

Richmond police are searching for the man who shot someone in the arm.

Richmond City Council to vote on proposed homeless shelter, Monday

The Richmond City Council vote on proposed homeless shelter takes place Monday.

The 3rd Annual Virginia Prison Justice Rally brings attention to HB32

The 3rd Annual Virginia Prison Justice Rally

Chesterfield man missing since Thursday, safely located

Chesterfield Police were searching for John Steward, of the 2600 of Wayside Drive. He was last seen at his job on Brook Road. Steward hand’t been seen since Thursday. Police announced Sunday morning, that he had returned home.

Medical cannabis facilities set to open in the Commonwealth by mid-summer

There will be five processor plants each located in a health service area of the Commonwealth. Aaron Lopez is the public affairs director for the facility located in northern Virginia.

RRHA receives HUD award to support self sufficiency program

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) has been awarded $72,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help families reach self-sufficiency.

Richmond tourism, restaurant scene gets national rankings by New York Times, Yelp

Richmond just landed a #39 spot on the New York Times list of top places to travel in 2020.

Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier returns to VCU

Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, will return to Virginia Commonwealth University to visit patients and discuss medication safety.

  Richmond makes New York Times list of ‘52 Places to Go in 2020’

The New York Times has named Richmond as one of the “52 Places to Go in 2020.”

  ‘Scream Bandit’ believed to have struck again, FBI continues to offer $10,000 reward

The armed robber who wears a “Scream” mask is believed to have struck again in the Richmond area.

Police: Man shot while inside car in Richmond

A 19-year-old man was found in the 2000 block of Williamsburg Road with an apparent gunshot wound.

  Richmond woman wants Brookland Park porch pirate off the streets

Brenda Kliesen bought a doorbell camera a year ago after she had a brand new carpet stolen from her front porch while she was at work in the Brooklyn Park area of Richmond.

  Employee didn’t wash hands between using cash register and cooking, among other violations

Two Richmond restaurants needed a little help, while one had a flawless review from the health inspector.

Walmart will kickoff free wellness event

Walmart will start the new year off by offering free wellness services and resources in Richmond.

  Police searching for suspect who stole laptop from pawn shop

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Second Precinct Detective J. Thondique at (804) 646-8170 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Virginia 2020 Cannabis Conference will be held in Richmond

The Virginia 2020 Cannabis Conference will be presented by Virginia NORML in Richmond.

  Students, teachers fight for more school funding as the General Assembly begins

People who passed under the Bryan Park Interchange at I-95 Wednesday noticed a serious message taking over the bridge. Education advocates lit up signs to encourage lawmakers to pour out more money for Virginia schools. It comes as some Richmond students say their schools could surely use it.

  ‘A badge of honor’: Woman to run Ukrop’s Monument Ave. 10k for 21st time

Christine Martine is one of only 45 people to run the race every single year since it started in 2000.

Experience Richmond’s history with GRTC’s Pulse

Riders can experience Richmond’s history with Pulse by scanning their smartphones.

Duck Donuts celebrates National Rubber Ducky Day

Duck Donuts will celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day on Jan. 13.

Heavy smoke lingered after apartment fire

Heavy smoke is present after an apartment fire.

  Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg stops in Richmond

Bloomberg visited the City of Richmond for his third Presidential campaign stop in the Commonwealth.

  ’Ready for the next chapter’: Comfort restaurant announces it’s closing

Comfort made the announcement on Monday afternoon on social media.

  Dozens of families saved from evictions due to city program

Seventy-six families have avoided eviction in the city of Richmond since Oct. 1 thanks to a first-of-its-kind program in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Court tosses permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline station

A federal appeals court has thrown out a permit needed in Virginia by developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

  2 Confederate monuments spray-painted in Richmond overnight

Two Confederate monuments were spray-painted overnight in Richmond.

New Whole Foods Market opening at end of January in Richmond

The new Whole Foods Market in Richmond is set to open its doors at the end of January.

Police searching for woman accused of stabbing man in Richmond

Richmond police are searching for a woman accused of stabbing a man.

Group wants lawmakers to raise Va. minimum wage to $15/hr

Raise The Wage Virginia says the commonwealth ranks as the nation’s best state for business, but dead last for workers

  City council votes to ask state to give control over Confederate monuments

Richmond City Council has voted to ask the General Assembly to grant control to local leaders so that they can decide whether to get rid of Confederate monuments.

Man shot, transported to VCU with non-life threatening injuries

A man has been shot and transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

McEachin holds Black History Month Essay Contest for middle, high school students

Congressman A. Donald McEachin announced a Black History Month Essay Contest for middle and high school students.

  Sensitive documents from Outback Steakhouse found in public dumpster

Paperwork contained names, social security numbers, addresses, among other information.

RRHA receives funds for homeless veterans

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) will receive funds to assist homeless veterans.