Tri-cities

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.

‘Person of interest’ in custody in shooting death of Richmond firefighter

  Richmond Fire community remembers beloved fire lieutenant killed in Thanksgiving Day shooting

On This Day: A 16-year-old girl from Hopewell warns the rebels of a British plot

  Boil-water advisory terminated for Prince George tap water

Dog inside duffel bag found abandoned in Hopewell

Man recovering after being shot in leg

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Hopewell police search for masked armed robber

Police identify person killed in Petersburg double shooting

Hopewell Fire Department honors slain Richmond Fire Lieutenant

Caught on Camera: Hopewell police look for suspects in home invasion

Man charged with manslaughter in deadly pedestrian crash

  Large apartment fire leaves four people without home

  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

Bomb threat at Hopewell courthouse unfounded

Police arrest man for allegedly killing 35-year-old Hopewell man

Man faces murder charge after shooting in Petersburg

  Participants graduate from Hopewell drug recovery program with fresh start on life

Petersburg police seek to identify burglary suspect

Man struck, killed by vehicle in Petersburg

Anyone with information is asked to call Peterburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212

  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.

  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.

Petersburg home damaged by fire

Witnesses say the home was vacant and under construction.

  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.

Hopewell assistant principal receives $25,000 educator award

Hopewell assistant principal, Ryan Sykes, has been awarded the $25,000 Milken Educator Award.

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.

Colonial Heights Police mourning the loss of a retired officer

Colonial Heights Police Lieutenant Tom Kifer has passed away.

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.

  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.

Colonial Heights firefighters battle house fire

The fire broke out at a home in the 200 block of James Avenue in Colonial Heights.

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.

  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.

  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.

Police: Hopewell courthouse, roads reopen following bomb threat investigation

The Hopewell courthouse was evacuated due to a bomb threat Thursday morning.

  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.

Man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Sprint store

Rogers is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 9, 2020.

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.

  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.

Petersburg police investigating deadly shooting

The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. at Ferndale Avenue and Atlantic Street.

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.

  Colonial Heights summer league team announces new team name

Tri-Cities Baseball has revealed the name of the newest Coastal Plain League team.

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.

Virginia revokes permit of Petersburg landfill

Residents have long complained about the odor and unsightliness of the landfill.

  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.

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.

Water main break closes portion of road in Petersburg

A water main break has closed a portion of a road in Petersburg.

  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.

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.

  ’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.

  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.”

  3 arrested in deadly Petersburg triple-shooting

Police were called to the 80 block of Courthouse Road just after 10 p.m. Oct. 5.

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.

Man charged with arson in fire that injured officer

A woman and dog were rescued from a burning building in Petersburg.

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.

  Suspect in custody following shooting at Petersburg Walmart

Police said a child was in the suspect’s vehicle when he was stopped by police.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

10 vehicles involved in I-95 crashes; 5 taken to hospital

The crash happened near Bank Street just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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.

Petersburg to host anti-violence forum

Residents have the chance to speak with federal authorities, local police, and even former criminals and victims.

  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.

‘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.

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.

4 wanted in retail heist in Colonial Heights

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

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.

2 arrested in hemp theft, other suspects wanted

Two Petersburg men were apprehended in a hemp theft after leading police on a chase.

  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.

  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.

Man wanted in attempted sexual assault at knife-point during home invasion

The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

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.

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.

  '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.

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program to begin accepting applications

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program will begin taking applications on Monday.

3 injured in Petersburg crash

The crash occurred at the intersection of Al’s Avenue and closed both travel lanes.

Man wanted on child porn in Petersburg

Cedwick Jiggets, 31, is wanted on charges of child pornography and indecent liberties with a minor.