Tri-cities

Crews work on permanent repair after water main break in Petersburg

The Petersburg Utilities Team continues to work on a permanent repair after a water main break.

Petersburg holds groundbreaking ceremony for bridge project

COVID-19 case confirmed at Prince George elementary school

Dinwiddie Schools to start bringing students back to school

Prince George Public Schools seeking technology specialists, transportation workers

50 years ago: Abandoned baby found outside Prince George Holiday Inn

Petersburg City Public Schools staff member, visitor tests positive for COVID-19

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Hopewell City Schools mourn loss of high school Assistant Principal

Hopewell creates child care program

  Following town hall and City Council meeting, no action taken to curb Hopewell crime

Free COVID-19 testing event being held in Hopewell

  Video: Deputies searching for credit card thieves in Dinwiddie

Hopewell homicide suspect charged with first-degree murder

Police investigate after $7K worth of power tools stolen from Home Depot

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Crews battle fire at Hopewell Water Renewal

The fire department, along with neighboring departments, worked with Water Renewal staff to close the valves, shut down vent fans and were able to extinguish the fire.

Hopewell pharmacy reopens but still suspended from selling controlled substances

A spokesperson from the DEA said the agency served a search warrant and immediate suspension order at Hometown Drugs on the morning of Sept. 9.

  After uptick in crime, Hopewell Mayor makes public plea to elected leaders

The Mayor of Hopewell is making a public plea to elected leaders who won’t show up to important meetings to find solutions to big issues, including crime.

Petersburg breaks ground on new park & ride facility

  Expert: Navigating virtual instruction will take trial and error

Police investigating after woman shot in neck

Petersburg Schools will have additional help after technical issues slow first day back

Pedestrian transported to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Petersburg

  Absentee voting in Virginia and what you need to know before Election Day

Man in critical condition following shooting at apartment complex

A man is in critical condition following a shooting in Hopewell.

  Central Virginia voter registrars put out call for younger poll workers ahead of Election Day

They desperately need poll workers, but the traditional candidates for the job may have to sit this unprecedented election out."

John Tyler Community College to hold virtual job, internship fair

John Tyler Community College is hosting a career fair for those seeking part-time employment or internships.

  Virginia ‘Hidden Figure’ debuts memoir highlighting her groundbreaking journey

Four years ago, the movie “Hidden Figures” shined the spotlight on Black female mathematicians who helped change the world. Today, one of those women is sharing more of her story in a new book.

  ‘I kept believing in my dream’: Petersburg man wins spot in Guinness World Records

A Petersburg man has won the Guinness World Records for growing the tallest tomatillo plant in 2018.

Prince George man found safe

Police say a Prince George man who was reported missing Tuesday morning has been found safe.

Petersburg city schools list dates, times to pick up work materials for school year

Petersburg City Public Schools (PCPS) have listed dates and times for parents to pick up work materials, technology devices and other things children will need to start the school year.

  ‘I heard 12 shots’: 3 people shot, 1 left with life-threatening injuries after Petersburg shooting

Three people were shot and one has been left with life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Petersburg.

20-year-old Petersburg man killed in early morning shooting

At approximately 3:15 a.m., police received a call for a shooting in the 300 block of Mistletoe Street.

  ‘This is an extraordinary renovation project’: Petersburg fire station holds grand reopening

Petersburg Fire Station 4 held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday as part of its grand opening.

Police search for 2 people suspected of stealing phones from Target

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Hopewell Schools receives $1.5 million in state grant to support year-round school

Hopewell City Public Schools is one of 10 school divisions statewide to receive state grants to help support year-round school.

5 Petersburg Police Department employees test positive for COVID-19

Officials confirm that five employees within the Petersburg Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19.

Crash causes Comcast outage throughout Hopewell

Comcast customers in the city of Hopewell are experiencing an outage Wednesday morning.

Juvenile suspect arrested after shooting multiple homes, vehicles in Hopewell

Hopewell police say a juvenile has been arrested in connection to shooting multiple homes and vehicles inside a Hopewell neighborhood.

Petersburg opens survey for murals honoring athletes

A mural to depict athletic legends from Petersburg will be displayed in the future at the entrance of the park.

  Victims in Hopewell deadly double-shooting identified

Hopewell police are investigating a deadly-double shooting that happened on Thursday afternoon.

Two hurt in overnight shootings in Petersburg

Two people were hurt in shootings that occurred overnight in Petersburg.

  Families concerned about coronavirus outbreak at federal prison near Petersburg

At least 60 inmates and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Correctional Institute Petersburg.

  ‘Everybody is tired, frustrated’: Family working to rebuild after house floods three times in three days

All the recent rains undoubtedly brought flooding to many homes in Central Virginia, but imagine your house flooding three times, as it happened to one Hopewell family who is now facing thousands of dollars and months of repair work.

Move-in at VUU: Negative COVID-19 tests required, shorter semesters offered

Virginia Union University students began moving into dorms on Wednesday, a process that will continue until Labor Day.

Petersburg man wins more than $158K playing Virginia Lottery game

A Petersburg man is more than $158,000 richer after playing the Print ‘n Play Rolling Jackpot game on a rainy day.

DMV reopening more locations, driving tests centers next week

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is reopening additional customer service and driving test locations on Aug. 24.

School employee in Amelia County diagnosed with COVID-19, school to reopen Monday

A staff member at Amelia County Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, a statement from the division’s superintendent said on Sunday.

Routes to avoid: Flooding, downed trees close Central Virginia roads

Heavy rain in Central Virginia has closed several road in the region.

  Richmond father raises awareness for human trafficking

Chris Lane knows first hand the pain human trafficking can cause. While Lane’s oldest son wasn’t a victim of human trafficking, his involvement with the crisis while working for a landscaping company down in Virginia Beach cost him his life.

Application for COVID-19 relief for small businesses in Petersburg closes Friday

The City will distribute grants based on need ranging from $500 to $5,000.

  Teen pens letter to Hopewell Police Department apologizing for nationwide backlash

With recent protests, rioting and calls to defund the police, it can have a big impact on the morale of officers working to keep you safe. Major police departments across the nation have seen resignations but a simple gesture is going a long way in Hopewell.

Hopewell firefighters meet 22-year-old man they delivered as baby in 1998

May 6, 1998, is a day five Hopewell firefighters say the could remember every detail about.

Trash collection day changes for 1,700 homes in Hopewell

Central Virginia Waste Management Authority says trash collection dates changed for 1,700 homes in Hopewell.

Southbound lanes of I-85 reopen following tractor-trailer crash in Petersburg

A tractor-trailer crash has closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 85 in Petersburg.

  Colonial Heights Police Department partners with Black Lives Matter activist

A unique partnership is forming between a local police department and a Black Lives Matter activist.

  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.

Hopewell to give out PPE kits citywide

The City of Hopewell will be giving out personal protective equipment kits to all of its citizens.

Petersburg schools’ Superintendent presents more details on reopening

During the presentation, Petersburg City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pitre-Martin, will be highlighting the big takeaways from updated details on the reopening plan.

Hopewell offers free storm debris removal for residents

The deadline for requests is Monday August 10 at noon

One teen in hospital, another in custody following shooting at Fort Lee

One teen has been taken to the hospital and another is in custody after a shooting occurred at Fort Lee on Sunday.

  Who’s hiring in Central Va. during the COVID-19 crisis?

The On Your Side Investigators teamed up with CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, and VEC to pinpoint which jobs have the most open positions in Central Virginia.

Police: Several suspects sought in larceny at Target

Police say several suspects are being sought in a larceny that occurred at Target.

Inmate death in Hopewell not related to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Justice says an inmate’s death in a correctional center in Hopewell was not related to COVID-19.

Man burned, pets saved in Colonial Heights basement fire

Fire crews from Colonial Heights and Chesterfield County were called to Oaklawn Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

Police: Man fires ‘numerous’ shots at vehicle during road rage incident

Police said the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. on July 26.

3 children killed in Interstate 95 crash in Virginia

Virginia State Police say three children have died in a traffic accident on Interstate 95. A news release says a southbound 2013 Honda CR-V was hit in the rear by a 2016 Dodge Ram on July 23.

Dominion Energy announces VUU, VSU to benefit from “HBCU Promise” program

Dominion Energy announced that 11 historically Black colleges and universities will receive part of a $35 million initiative aimed at “promoting higher education equity.”

Police search for suspects who stole trailer with $40K worth of property inside

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Hopewell Schools to begin school in fully virtual format

Hopewell City Public Schools will begin learning in a fully virtual format starting on Sept. 8.

Hopewell city school leaders to discuss school year

Hopewell’s school leaders will be discussing a delay to the start of the school year.

VSU hosts reopening town hall meeting for parents

Virginia State University will be holding a town hall meeting for parents.

Four people hurt in quadruple shooting in Petersburg

Four people were hurt in a quadruple shooting in Petersburg overnight.

  Petersburg School Board unanimously approves virtual learning

The board voted unanimously in favor of virtual learning.

Hopewell announces COVID-19 small business recovery program

The City of Hopewell has announced a new program to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 impacts.

Petersburg City Council approves changing the name of Lee Park

During a Petersburg City Council meeting on Tuesday, members approved changing the name of Lee Park.

Petersburg leaders to discuss reopening plans

Petersburg city school leaders will be meeting today to discuss reopening plans.

9 arrested in Hopewell drug bust

Nine people were arrested during a multi-agency drug bust in Hopewell on July 15.

Man injured in shooting at 7-Eleven

Police say a man has been injured in an overnight shooting at a 7-Eleven.

Woman stabbed overnight in Petersburg

Police say a woman has been stabbed overnight in Petersburg. No suspect is in custody.

Chesterfield police investigating drowning death at Appomattox River

Chesterfield County Police are investigating a drowning death that happened on Saturday, June 18.

Four Hopewell adults face over a dozen sex abuse, neglect charges against minors

Four people in Hopewell have been arrested and charged with more than a dozen counts related to the neglect, kidnapping and sexual abuse of minors.