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Police: Man steals hundreds worth of clothes from JCPenney
Police are looking for a man they say stole more than $500 worth of clothes from a Colonial Heights Store.
City leaders address citizens’ concerns of violence in Hopewell
Virginia Career Works hosts Waffle House hiring event
‘Person of interest’ in custody in shooting death of Richmond firefighter
“We have taken a person of interest into custody, but no charges have been filed,” said Lt. Michael Langford. “This person does face other unrelated charges.”
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Published December 6, 2019 at 11:38 AM
Richmond Fire community remembers beloved fire lieutenant killed in Thanksgiving Day shooting
It was an emotional ceremony as firefighters showed support for Lt. Ashley Berry's family.
Published December 6, 2019 at 6:04 AM
On This Day: A 16-year-old girl from Hopewell warns the rebels of a British plot
On this day in history December 5th, 1764, a heroine from Hopewell was born.
Published December 5, 2019 at 7:48 AM
Boil-water advisory terminated for Prince George tap water
The Prince George County Water System is advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. Failure to do so could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
Published December 4, 2019 at 2:49 PM
Dog inside duffel bag found abandoned in Hopewell
Hopewell Animal Services is asking for any information regarding a dog being abandoned inside a duffel bag.
Published December 3, 2019 at 8:34 PM
Man recovering after being shot in leg
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (804) 541-2284 or Crimesolvers at (804) 541-2202.
Published December 3, 2019 at 6:17 PM
Teen killed in Petersburg shooting, sources say
Colonial Heights baseball team unveiled
12 vehicles involved in I-95 crash
Petersburg to host forum to discuss crime prevention
Former Petersburg student donates 600 backpacks
Police investigate 4 shootings in Petersburg
Hopewell police search for masked armed robber
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (804) 541-2284 or Crimesolvers at (804) 541-2202.
Published December 3, 2019 at 5:18 PM
Police identify person killed in Petersburg double shooting
Officers are investigating in the 800 block of McKenzie Street.
Published December 3, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Hopewell Fire Department honors slain Richmond Fire Lieutenant
Crews placed a thin red line bearing Lt. Ashley Berry’s name 'End of Watch 11-29-19′ across the City of Hopewell seal on their emergency vehicles Saturday.
Published November 30, 2019 at 11:48 AM
Caught on Camera: Hopewell police look for suspects in home invasion
The home invasion occurred on Nov. 27 at approximately 1:10 a.m on the 1900 block of Old Iron Road.
Published November 27, 2019 at 10:23 AM
Man charged with manslaughter in deadly pedestrian crash
A man charged with a DUI in a deadly pedestrian crash now faces additional charges.
Published November 26, 2019 at 10:24 AM
Large apartment fire leaves four people without home
A large apartment fire left four people without a home early Tuesday morning.
Published November 26, 2019 at 5:28 AM
Colonial Heights couple urges drivers, passengers to wear seat belt after surviving crash
As you’re heading out on the road, AAA wants to remind you to stay safe by wearing your seat belt. One Colonial Heights couple says they are living proof that seat belts save lives.
Parents charged after infant brought to hospital with multiple injuries
Petersburg Police have charged two parents after their three-month-old infant was brought to the hospital with multiple injuries.
Man flown to hospital after Petersburg assault; suspect arrested
Police arrested a man they say caused life-threatening injuries to another man.
Man crashes into multiple vehicles, pedestrian fleeing traffic stop
Police said a man has been charged after he hit multiple vehicles driving off from a traffic stop.
Woman in Petersburg shot, suspect arrested on scene
Police have arrested a man after a woman was shot multiple times in Petersburg.
Published November 18, 2019 at 11:08 PM
Bomb threat at Hopewell courthouse unfounded
First responders rushed to the Hopewell Courthouse after someone called in a bomb threat on Monday.
Published November 18, 2019 at 4:11 PM
Police arrest man for allegedly killing 35-year-old Hopewell man
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (804) 541-2284 or CrimeSolvers at (804) 541-2202.
Published November 17, 2019 at 12:09 PM
Man faces murder charge after shooting in Petersburg
A suspect is in custody following the shooting death of a 20-year-old in Petersburg.
Published November 15, 2019 at 5:18 AM
Participants graduate from Hopewell drug recovery program with fresh start on life
A huge celebration for half a dozen people who have been battling drug addiction.
Published November 14, 2019 at 11:24 PM
Petersburg police seek to identify burglary suspect
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.
Published November 13, 2019 at 4:11 PM
Richmond City Council bans using a cellphone while driving
Forecast: Warm to start the week, then some snow possible early Wednesday
Henrico police charge man who thought he was talking to minor during internet investigation
Woman charged after driving while intoxicated with 4 juveniles, police say
Rape cases in Virginia often go unsolved
Va. legal landscape shifts as cannabis support grows
Man struck, killed by vehicle in Petersburg
Anyone with information is asked to call Peterburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212
Published November 12, 2019 at 9:01 PM
Police identify 17-year-old killed in Petersburg shooting
The bureau said officers are on scene at the intersection of Colston Street and Morton Avenue.
Published November 8, 2019 at 6:37 PM
Hopewell fifth graders produce daily newscasts for school community
It takes a lot to put on a television news broadcast. We know that all too well here at NBC12. However, it is a lesson now being learned by a group of fifth graders in Hopewell.
Published November 8, 2019 at 6:17 PM
Petersburg home damaged by fire
Witnesses say the home was vacant and under construction.
Published November 8, 2019 at 5:00 AM
Petersburg authorities unable to determine source of stinky smell at school
NBC 12 is asking questions after a strong odor has parents and even teachers complaining at a Petersburg school.
Published November 6, 2019 at 11:23 PM
Hopewell assistant principal receives $25,000 educator award
Hopewell assistant principal, Ryan Sykes, has been awarded the $25,000 Milken Educator Award.
Published November 6, 2019 at 5:09 PM
Suspects caught on camera in attempted ATM theft
The pair was caught on surveillance camera in two photos, and left the scene in a dark colored truck.
Published November 5, 2019 at 11:49 AM
Colonial Heights Police mourning the loss of a retired officer
Colonial Heights Police Lieutenant Tom Kifer has passed away.
Published October 31, 2019 at 12:53 PM
Petersburg preschool to reopen after ‘strong odor’ detected in building
A Petersburg preschool was closed on Thursday due to a “strong odor” affecting parts of the building.
Published October 30, 2019 at 4:59 PM
Petersburg motel owners join forces to clean up properties, cut out crime
A major overhaul is underway when it comes to motels that seem to harbor crime in Petersburg.
Published October 29, 2019 at 11:36 PM
Colonial Heights firefighters battle house fire
The fire broke out at a home in the 200 block of James Avenue in Colonial Heights.
Published October 29, 2019 at 10:48 AM
Driver escapes passenger bus fire
Colonial Heights Fire and EMS responded to the first on South Avenue and found the bus with a fire in the engine compartment.
Published October 29, 2019 at 6:58 AM
New after school dance program in Petersburg tackles self-confidence, mental health
Blu’s Dance Studio in Chesterfield is partnering with Cool Springs Elementary in Petersburg for a new after school dance program.
Published October 28, 2019 at 6:01 PM
Petersburg city manager staying despite job interview elsewhere
The Petersburg City Manager, Aretha Ferrell-Benavides, is staying in the city, despite being a candidate for a similar position elsewhere.
Published October 24, 2019 at 6:43 PM
Police: Hopewell courthouse, roads reopen following bomb threat investigation
The Hopewell courthouse was evacuated due to a bomb threat Thursday morning.
Published October 24, 2019 at 11:42 AM
8 gang members sentenced on drug, firearms charges
A total of eight members of the criminal street gang High Society Hit Squad (H$2X) have been sentenced in connection to drug and firearms charges.
Published October 22, 2019 at 10:59 PM
Man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Sprint store
Rogers is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 9, 2020.
Published October 22, 2019 at 4:16 PM
Petersburg police identify woman found dead in cemetery, 21-year-old man shot to death
Anyone with information about either case is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.
Published October 22, 2019 at 11:03 AM
Va. localities lift burn bans after soaking rain
When it's in place, a burn ban makes it illegal to burn brush, grass, leaves, trash, debris or any other flammable material.
Published October 21, 2019 at 10:52 AM
Petersburg police investigating deadly shooting
The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. at Ferndale Avenue and Atlantic Street.
Published October 18, 2019 at 6:29 PM
Man wearing construction safety vest robs Hopewell restaurant
Police say the man entered the Traditionz Express Restaurant, handed over a note demanding money and then fled the business with cash.
Published October 18, 2019 at 11:36 AM
Colonial Heights summer league team announces new team name
Tri-Cities Baseball has revealed the name of the newest Coastal Plain League team.
Published October 18, 2019 at 6:01 AM
Man previously arrested in string of crimes faces charges in armed robbery
Police say the suspect used a knife to rob the Liberty Cash Mart on Wednesday night.
Published October 17, 2019 at 11:12 AM
Virginia revokes permit of Petersburg landfill
Residents have long complained about the odor and unsightliness of the landfill.
Published October 17, 2019 at 5:11 AM
Colonial Heights Fire Department expanding for first time in decade
For the first time in a decade, the Colonial Heights fire department will be adding new positions to keep residents safe.
Published October 16, 2019 at 11:29 PM
Redskins partner with Petersburg City Public Schools to raise money for schools
The Washington Redskins have partnered with Petersburg City Public Schools to raise money for classroom supplies.
Published October 16, 2019 at 5:57 PM
Water main break closes portion of road in Petersburg
A water main break has closed a portion of a road in Petersburg.
Published October 13, 2019 at 1:32 PM
No charges after investigation into missing money, property in Petersburg
No one will be charged in the case of missing money and property from the Petersburg Police Department’s evidence room.
Published October 11, 2019 at 6:06 PM
Death investigation underway near Petersburg High School
Police blocked the area of Johnson Road and Homestead Drive near Petersburg High School as the investigation was conducted.
Published October 8, 2019 at 10:51 AM
’She’s very well behaved:’ Petersburg family battles to keep pet pig
Lizzy is a 3-year-old miniature spotted pot-bellied pig, and a part of the Mckee family. Petersburg Animal Control said the pig is considered livestock and not allowed in a residential area.
Published October 7, 2019 at 7:06 PM
VSU suspends marching band performances after hazing allegations
The school says that it takes all allegations “very seriously and has a zero tolerance against hazing.”
Published October 7, 2019 at 5:46 PM
3 arrested in deadly Petersburg triple-shooting
Police were called to the 80 block of Courthouse Road just after 10 p.m. Oct. 5.
Published October 7, 2019 at 4:53 PM
Man wanted for stealing drills from Home Depot
The man walked into the store at 2600 Conduit Road in Colonial Heights between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Sept. 13, picked up the drills and walked out without paying.
Published October 7, 2019 at 2:01 PM
Man charged with arson in fire that injured officer
A woman and dog were rescued from a burning building in Petersburg.
Published October 4, 2019 at 6:50 PM
Police: Man arrested following threats to shoot up elementary school
Police said there is no threat to the students and officers were sent to Cool Springs Elementary immediately after being notified.
Published October 4, 2019 at 2:34 PM
Suspect in custody following shooting at Petersburg Walmart
Police said a child was in the suspect’s vehicle when he was stopped by police.
Published October 3, 2019 at 9:01 PM
Parents charged with child neglect after home found in poor condition
Two parents are charged with three counts of child neglect after police found their home in deplorable conditions.
Published October 3, 2019 at 2:46 PM
1,000 Pound Challenge: Petersburg offers free YMCA membership in health initiative
The challenge is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Petersburg.
Published October 2, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Petersburg brings on former detective to serve as liaison between police, schools
Stepping up safety in schools is one of the goals for the Petersburg school system, which is already making changes on school grounds.
Published October 1, 2019 at 11:16 PM
Suspect in Petersburg bank robbery arrested
Edward Chaney Jr was arrested early Tuesday morning following Monday’s bank robbery where he got away with cash.
Published October 1, 2019 at 10:44 AM
10 vehicles involved in I-95 crashes; 5 taken to hospital
The crash happened near Bank Street just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Published October 1, 2019 at 9:16 AM
Petersburg City Public Schools to host community safety forum
Since October is Bullying Prevention Month, cyberbullying and digital awareness will also be explored during the forum.
Published October 1, 2019 at 4:34 AM
Petersburg to host anti-violence forum
Residents have the chance to speak with federal authorities, local police, and even former criminals and victims.
Published September 30, 2019 at 5:00 AM
Drug recovery program focuses on saving lives, keeping people out of jail
Those who have completed the program say City of Refuge helped show them there are people willing to not give up on them even when they fall.
Published September 27, 2019 at 6:19 PM
‘Walking Dead’ spinoff to film in Hopewell through Oct. 10
The sixth episode of the series called “Monument” will be filmed in downtown Hopewell, and will result in closures from Sept. 27 to Oct. 10.
Published September 27, 2019 at 4:09 PM
Petersburg man sentenced to 25 years in killing of man trying to repossess car
Alan Humphries was found shot to death in the 3700 block of Westwood Drive in January 2018.
Published September 27, 2019 at 2:04 PM
4 wanted in retail heist in Colonial Heights
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660.
Published September 26, 2019 at 4:28 PM
Petersburg police release lip sync video in honor of employee
Petersburg police released a lip-sync challenge video in honor of a deceased employee, who played a big part in making the video happen.
Published September 25, 2019 at 8:16 PM
2 arrested in hemp theft, other suspects wanted
Two Petersburg men were apprehended in a hemp theft after leading police on a chase.
Published September 25, 2019 at 4:18 PM
Man charged with murder, defiling a corpse in Hopewell woman’s death
Police say Kristie S. McPherson died from her injuries as a result of blunt force trauma.
Published September 23, 2019 at 4:54 PM
4 arrested in fatal shooting of 21-year-old
Police responded to the 800 block of Arlington Street for a report of a person having been shot and found the victim, Jaequan Lamonte Johnson, 21, of Hopewell suffering from a gunshot wound.
Published September 20, 2019 at 4:51 PM
Man wanted in attempted sexual assault at knife-point during home invasion
The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.
Published September 18, 2019 at 5:47 PM
Colonial Heights summer league team announces team name finalists
The team will play in the Coastal Plain League, a wood bat summer league for college baseball players.
Published September 18, 2019 at 11:44 AM
Man wanted for cashing multiple stolen checks
Crime Solvers says the man cashed the checks at Touchstone Bank in Colonial Heights between Aug. 1 and Aug. 5.
Published September 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM
'His legacy is in all of us’: Colleagues remember longtime Petersburg judge
Colleagues are remembering the legacy of a longtime Petersburg judge that was found dead in a home Friday night.
Published September 15, 2019 at 6:01 PM
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program to begin accepting applications
The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program will begin taking applications on Monday.
Published September 14, 2019 at 4:21 PM
3 injured in Petersburg crash
The crash occurred at the intersection of Al’s Avenue and closed both travel lanes.
Published September 13, 2019 at 8:16 PM
Man wanted on child porn in Petersburg
Cedwick Jiggets, 31, is wanted on charges of child pornography and indecent liberties with a minor.
Published September 12, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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