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Chesterfield Fire
Matt Demlein, WRVA
April 12, 2018 - 11:56 am
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – State Forestry officials says the fire danger today could be the worst in the last few years. The department's Fred Turck says they rank it as a Class 4 on a five point scale. The concern is a mixture of warm weather, winds, a late spring, and dry ground has created...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
April 11, 2018 - 4:51 pm
Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – State Senator Dick Black (R-Loudon), in Richmond for the General Assembly Special Sesion, took time on the Senate Floor to suggest the alleged chemical attack in Syria was a "false flag." Black has been a supporter of Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad, and even visited the...
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Richmond Police
April 11, 2018 - 2:47 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – Nearly 26,000 runners will in downtown Richmond Saturday morning for the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10k. Several roads will be closed, or will have no parking. You can see which streets are impacted on the map above. The race itself starts on Broad Street, then turns on...
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April 11, 2018 - 1:10 pm
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A medical examiner says a Virginia man fatally shot by police died of gunshot wounds to the chest. Dr. Sara Ohanessian, a medical examiner in the Roanoke office, said Wednesday that Juan Jones of Danville was shot twice. The 25-year-old Jones was killed by police early Sunday...
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April 10, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - Police in northern Virginia say a girl has been charged after she lied to police, falsely reporting that she had been held at knifepoint by a man who ripped off her headscarf. Prince William County police said in a statement Tuesday that further investigation into the girl's...
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April 10, 2018 - 12:54 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – The Science Museum of Virginia has a new rock. Actually, it's a new meteorite, which the Museum bought to replace the one stolen from its "Speed" exhibit in March. The new meteorite is very similar to the previous one, although smaller. It cost the museum about $1,...
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April 10, 2018 - 9:53 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The lone Confederate-named school in Virginia's capital may soon be renamed for a civil rights attorney. The Richmond School Board voted 8-1 Monday night to declare its intent to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School. The vote formally starts the renaming process,...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
April 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Governor Ralph Northam has vetoed a bill aimed at preventing so-called "sanctuary cities" in the state. Northam, a Democrat, said the legislation is an unneeded burden on local law enforcement officials and "sends a chilling message." The Republican-backed legislation blocks...
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Matt Demlein
April 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – Richmonders should not be surprised to see snow on grassy surfaces by the time we get to Saturday night. NBC12 Meteorologist Megan Wise says a storm, coming through starting this evening, will produce rain, sleet, and snow in the Richmond area. The storm will start...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
April 06, 2018 - 2:33 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A key Virginia Republican has signaled support for Medicaid expansion, a move that gives pro-expansion lawmakers a majority in both chambers of the General Assembly. Virginia Beach Sen. Frank Wagner said in a statement Friday that he favors expanding Medicaid, enacting a new...
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