Tri-cities

Man wanted on warrants for construction fraud

James Thomas Fitzke has unrelated warrants from Chesterfield and Petersburg.

Chesterfield man charged with raping woman in Colonial Heights

3 students injured in Hopewell school bus crash

Woman charged with making bomb threat to Petersburg Muslim Center

Petersburg detective potentially exposed to fentanyl during drug arrest

  Hopewell adopts year-round school for entire district

2 shot on Arlington Street in Petersburg

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  Hopewell Moose Lodge demolished; plan to rebuild underway

  Teen sent home from job due to hair color

Male shot in Petersburg; suspect seen on motorcycle

Petersburg police vehicle stolen, suspect arrested

Petersburg police arrest 4th suspect in connection to homicide

Petersburg officer injured in crash

2 arrested after pound of marijuana discovered

Approximately 1 pound of marijuana was discovered along with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Petersburg police arrest man on firearm, drug charges

Police conducted a search warrant for narcotics in the 1900 block of Buckner Street.

Water line failure closes Human Services Building in Hopewell

The building is located at 316 E. Cawson Street in downtown Hopewell and houses the Department of Social Services.

Man fighting for life after being shot in face in Petersburg

Sources confirmed the victim was able to get to this hospital on his own after the incident in the 2000 block of Warren Street.

  Hopewell to vote for year-round school for entire district

Thousands of gallons of paint spill onto I-85 in tractor trailer crash

New superintendent selected for Colonial Heights Schools

Elementary schoolers gifted new shoes, socks

  Petersburg mother says boy groped her 2nd-grade daughter at school

Man arrested in NC in connection to Petersburg murder

  3 men arrested in VSU hazing incident

Petersburg police say the incident was discovered in a dead end area of Pocahontas Island.

2 injured after fleeing vehicle causes crash; driver charged with DUI

The crash is under investigation and the suspect is facing charges from both Chesterfield and Petersburg.

Suspect arrested in Hopewell gun store robbery

Matthew Eagan was incarcerated at Riverside Regional Jail, pending an arraignment. He is also wanted in Colonial Heights on a misdemeanor theft charge.

  Arrest made in shooting death at Petersburg Budget Inn

Rickey Young was arrested in the shooting death of Anthony Cedric Hudgins.

  Police ID man shot to death near playground in Hopewell

Police responded to the scene at the Thomas Rolfe Court housing complex in the 100 block of S. 8th Avenue just before 12:50 a.m. Wednesday.

  Insurance agent urges people to check coverage before severe weather hits

The only thing worse than having your car or home destroyed by severe weather is realizing your insurance many not be able to cover it.

Single-vehicle accident knocks down power lines in Hopewell

The incident happened in the 3200 block of Oaklawn.

Suspect in Hopewell Subway robbery arrested

Hopewell police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who is suspected of robbing a Subway.

Police investigating death at hotel

Hopewell police are investigating a death at a hotel

Elderly woman in need gets tire changed by Hopewell officer

Hopewell police officer changes woman's tire.

1,500 literacy kits delivered to schools

1,500 literacy kits delivered to schools in Richmond and Petersburg, ahead of kindergarten registration.

Report: Petersburg the most robbed city in Virginia

The top robbed city was Baltimore and the lowest robbed city was Boise, Idaho.

VSU recognized as School of the Month by Tom Joyner Foundation

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Virginia State University as part of its ongoing effort to assist historically black colleges and universities in broadening and strengthening efforts to raise money to help keep students enrolled.

Petersburg police seek help identifying person of interest

Petersburg police are asking for in the public’s help in identifying a person of interest.

Death investigation underway after police called for unresponsive infant

A death investigation is underway after Petersburg police and EMS were called for an unresponsive infant.

  ‘Suspicious’ Hopewell church fire under investigation

Officials are investigating after a fire broke out at a church in Hopewell Friday night.

Police looking for suspect after man shot in buttocks April 1

Officials said it happened around 7 p.m. Monday night at St. Mark and Chestnut streets.

  Petersburg fixes sewage backup that spilled over into man’s yard

A Petersburg man, who has been at odds with the city since last December over a nasty sewage backup, no longer has to worry about it spilling into his yard.

Man charged with running shell game at mall food court

Colonial Heights police were conducting “plain clothes” operations at the mall and were alerted by mall security to illegal gambling in the food court.

Drug charge against Petersburg School Board member dropped

Court records show he paid a court fee, but the charges that were originally filed in January 2018 were dismissed.

Death investigation underway after man shot, killed in Petersburg

Police responded to the area of Bayard Street and Lamar Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday for a report of a shooting.

  Homeowner at odds with city over sewage backing up into his yard

The homeowner believes the problem is with the city’s sewer line is improperly installed and said has done everything the city asked of him.

  Motorcyclist killed in crash involving trash truck

Police say the incident happened at 1:38 p.m. in the 700 block of South Crater Road in Petersburg.

  Helping make ends meet: Diaper drive supports Chesterfield, Colonial Heights families

The Chesterfield-Colonial Height’s Family First program holds a diaper drive in March. Last year the group collected more than 18,000 diapers.

Woman pleads guilty to defrauding Hopewell of $480K

Jamillah Karriem, 45, worked for the City of Hopewell as Comprehensive Services Act coordinator, which put her in charge of contracts to service providers that were funded by state money.

Petersburg police arrest man wanted in string of burglaries

Petersburg police arrested a man on multiple felony warrants for a string of burglaries.

Southside Regional Medical Center begins cancer center renovations

Southside Regional Medical Center has started renovations on new cancer center offices in the Medical Arts Pavilion.

  Crews pull stolen vehicle from Petersburg lake

Petersburg police said they have recovered a vehicle from Wilcox Lake after a person said reported seeing it go into the water.

Northam plans spending to rebuild psychiatric hospital

Northam took a tour of Central State Hospital outside of Petersburg on Monday before announcing plans to ask lawmakers to approve adjustments to the state's capital budget to spend more than $300 million to rebuild the hospital.

Petersburg murder suspect surrenders

Police say Jaquan Moultrie, 23, has been charged with murder and unlawful stabbing in a woman’s death.

Suspect arrested in vehicle theft, assault at VSU

Police have not identified the suspect, but said they are facing multiple felony charges.

  Sources: Girlfriend confesses to setting Petersburg fire that killed boyfriend

Monday, police confirmed 59-year-old Richard Felder, Sr. died at the hospital after suffering severe burns.

4 adults, 2 juveniles arrested in connection to Petersburg robbery

Four adults and two juveniles were arrested in connection to a robbery in Petersburg that happened on Monday.

Man dies after being severely burned in Petersburg house fire; 1 victim still hospitalized

Fire officials say the call for the blaze in the 800 block of Hampton Road came in at 1:39 a.m.

  Man dies in Petersburg after being found shot in front yard

Police were called to the scene just before 9:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 Wythe Street to find the man with gunshot wounds.

22 arrested in Petersburg drug sting

Over the past week, officers conducted right drug warrant searches, which resulted in the arrests.

Hopewell man arrested after drug raid

A Hopewell man was arrested after police found suspected cocaine, weapon accessories and a kilogram of an unidentified drug substance at a home on Friday morning.

  '80s-themed concert to benefit Moose Lodge destroyed by fire

The concert, which will be held in Petersburg, features the Deloreans.

  Suspected serial robber in Petersburg taken into custody

Ernest Carl Hollands, 56, hit three businesses within three days.

  ‘How do you move on from this?’: Two years after 76-year-old’s murder, no trial date is set

More than two years after Petersburg man is accused of killing two women, a trial date has yet to be set.

Tractor trailer hauling dog food crashes at I-95, I-85 interchange

A Virginia State Police trooper’s preliminary investigation says the trailer trailer’s load shifted and caused the truck to overturn.

2 detained in narcotics investigation in Colonial Heights

Multiple agencies, including the Central Virginia Regional Narcotics Task Force, executed a narcotics search warrant in Colonial Heights on Friday morning.

24-year-old arrested in Hopewell drug bust

This is the fourth drug-related arrest in Hopewell in the past week.

Drugs, $36K seized during narcotics raid in Hopewell

Police seized various drugs and thousands of dollars during a narcotics raid in Hopewell on Wednesday.

  Petersburg Schools superintendent set to retire

Newsome has spent 16 years as a superintendent and came to Petersburg after nearly a decade with Chesterfield County Public Schools.

  VFW Post in Hopewell rescues kitten, makes it their new mascot

VFW Post 637 in Hopewell is home to hundreds of veterans, and now they have a new member named Freckles.

  Southside Regional Medical Center shares tips on spotting signs, symptoms of stroke

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, reducing the amount of oxygen needed.

  Petersburg begins war on potholes

The Pothole Blitz project will cover all seven wards as crews travel around the city to fix them.

  Petersburg clears official of wrongdoing after pregnant woman alleges harassment

A city spokesperson says the state has accepted the city’s findings and has closed its investigation.

  House destroyed, cats missing after couch catches fire

Firefighters say tenants tried to push couch out of house, exposing flames to more oxgyen and making fire grow stronger.

Cocaine, $2,000+ seized in raid; 2 arrested

A specialized police team "recently deployed to combat crime and disorder, assisted by the Hopewell SWAT team, executed a narcotics related search warrant" at a home in the 1500 block of New Lincoln Place.

  Downtown Hopewell set to become a ‘mini Carytown’

You’ll spot several shops in downtown Hopewell, and owners say they’re flourishing.

Crime Solvers tip leads to drug charges for Hopewell man

Aaron Cross was wanted for failure to appear in multiple jurisdictions, but police discovered drugs during the the arrest.

2 arrested after meth lab discovered in Hopewell

Hopewell police found a “one pot” lab and various chemicals consistent with the production of methamphetamine.

  Fire destroys Moose Lodge in Hopewell

Officials have not confirmed the cause of fire.

Gymnastics coach charged with assault and battery of juvenile

Benjamin David Jones was arrested Jan. 10 by Colonial Heights police with help from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

  ‘Someone was looking out for me’: Man pinned under van rescued

A Petersburg man trapped under a van, is grateful for neighbors who called for help and a dozen first responders who rescued him Sunday night.

Police: Woman robs CVS using baseball bat

Police said they received a tip that the suspect had removed an article of clothing she was wearing in an attempt to alter her appearance.