Two killed in separate car crashes
Bracey postal worker, South Hill waitress die in Monday crashes outside Mecklenburg
Former Mecklenburg deputy guilty of child sexual assault
Christopher Dale Smith, 35, of Skipwith was found guilty of aggravated sexual battery of a juvenile under the age of thirteen
Halifax County administrative offices are moving
Halifax County Administration offices will be moving this week to their new location in the Mary Bethune Office Complex, where they will officially start doing business on Monday, March 10.
Winter holds its icy grip
Monday’s snow and ice brings activity in area to a standstill
Cash infusion eyed for deal closing fund
Members of the Virginia Tobacco Commission will meet today in Richmond to vote on a plan to shift $5 million into the deal-closing fund for companies that open new plants or expand existing sites in Southside and Southwest Virginia.
Edmunds takes seat on Tobacco Commission
Edmunds, a three-term representative in the House of Delegates, was named to the Commission by House Speaker Bill Howell.
South Boston police investigate after two found dead outside of homes
Foul play not believed to be a factor, but bad weather could have played a part
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A stormwater management bill that incorporates three other bills and would allow some localities to opt-out of implementing local stormwater runoff management programs passed the House with a 93 to one vote. House Bill 1173 would require the Department of Environmental Quality to establish a Virginia Stormwater Management Program for a locality that chooses not to implement a local program and does not have a municipal separate storm-sewer system (MS4), which exists in densely-populated urban areas.
Short Pump Town Center adds 15 new stores
Short Pump Town Center this week announced the addition of 15 new retailers and restaurants and a multimillion-dollar renovation. During the next six to nine months, shoppers will see the new stores, which will fill more than 62,000 square feet of space: • American Eagle Outfitters/aerie • Athleta (now open) • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants • Free People
HCPS art students win regional awards
Students in Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) are kicking off “Youth Art Month” in March with stellar performances in the Scholastic Art Awards regional competition. HCPS students won 316 awards in the competition, eclipsing the division’s 2012-13 total of 169. Henrico students had more awards than any other school system in the region, which includes 60 Virginia counties and cities. Two HCPS students – both from Henrico High School – were nominees for the Gold Key American Visions award for best in show.
Whistle-blower protection advances in Senate
Whistle-blower protection moved forward this week after a Senate committee voted 36 to 1 in favor of House Bill 728, which would make it illegal to terminate an employee for reasons related to that person’s exposure of waste, fraud or abuse. “Intimidation and threats are a problem when it comes to quashing the willingness of a public employee to look after the taxpayers,” said Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge, who introduced three bills on this topic—House Bills 728, 731 and 739. “So I think going forward, my intent is to correct a defect in the law because under current law it's not clear what a court does when there is a 'mixed motive' for the dismissal of an employee.”
Concealed weapons amendment goes to governor
A bill providing retired employees of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles an exemption from being required to obtain a concealed weapon permit was unanimously passed by the House of Delegates this week and now awaits Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature. Senate Bill 279, introduced by Sen. John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, would amend Section 18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia to allow retired employees of the DMV’s Law Enforcement Division the same concealed weapons permit exemptions enjoyed by Virginia State Police, Capitol Police, and local law enforcement retirees.
Henrico park sites re-open after storm
UPDATE: Mar. 4, 1 PM –The Henrico County parks that had been closed earlier today to allow crews to remove ice following Monday's storm all have now re-opened. They are: • Dorey Park & Recreation Center • Three Lakes Park & Nature Center • Crump Park & Meadow Farm Museum • Echo Lake • Spring Park
Larceny suspects sought
Henrico Police are seeking two suspects who used a stolen credit card to purchase thousands of dollars of merchandise in January. On Jan. 17, two females (pictured), used a credit card that had been reported stolen with a wallet that same day from a restaurant in the 9900 block of Brook Road. The stolen card was used around 3 p.m. at Target, in the 9000 block of Staples Mill Road.