• Thursday December 29th, 2016
    Thanks to an alert Dinwiddie County property owner, a missing 71-year-old New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter were found shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Both were sitting together against a tree approximately 45 feet from the silver Toyota Rav4 that was parked on private property about a mile from Nash Road, where a property owner had spotted the vehicle from afar, went to check ...
  • Thursday December 29th, 2016 gloucester-sheriff-generic
    Gloucester authorities say four juveniles have been identified in connection with a Christmas display that was vandalized recently at Page Middle School. The display had been built by sixth grade students at the school, part of a project about alternative energy. When the kids came to school on the morning of December 11th, they discovered their work had been smashed to pieces, and some parts ...
  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016 va-state-parks-logo
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Nature lovers, rejoice. All of Virginia’s 37 state parks will be offering free admission on New Year’s Day. Virginia State Parks are offering a number of scheduled hikes and programs on Sunday as part of the national “First Day Hikes” initiative. Residents who visit a park to ring in the new year are being encouraged to participate in this year’s photo contest. Participants must ...
  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016 rick_morris
    Judges in one Virginia court, now say they plan to recuse themselves from a child cruelty case that is pending against a state lawmaker. The case of Delegate Rick Morris now will likely be heard by a substitute judge from outside Hampton Roads. The 48-year-old Morris is accused of hitting his stepson with a belt and a wooden spoon. Morris has denied the allegations, and ...
  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016 telehealth
    Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance has been awarded a federal grant of $1.2 million over 4 years for its School Based Telehealth Initiative. Bay Rivers will work with the Essex, Northumberland, and Westmoreland County Public Schools to bring healthcare services directly into schools giving students greater access to healthcare. The school-based health services will focus on improving access to care and improving outcomes of chronic health conditions ...
  • Tuesday December 27th, 2016 house-fire
    MATHEWS CO., Va. – A 68-year-old woman died in a house fire early Friday in Mathews County, according to the Mathews County Fire Department. Fire crews were dispatched to the home in the 11000 block of Buckley Hall Road at 1:04 a.m. and arrived to find heavy fire coming from the back of the house. Firefighters noticed a vehicle in the driveway but did not see anyone standing outside. ...
  • Tuesday December 27th, 2016 no-cell
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would prohibit the use of cellphones while driving with limited exceptions. The Free Lance-Star reports ( ) Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell filed a bill this month that would require a hands-free device be used to make calls behind the wheel. Under the proposed legislation, drivers could display directions or listen to audio from their ...
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