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This handgun was detected by TSA officers in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Richmond International Airport on Monday. (TSA photo)
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WRVA News
October 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – A Hanover County, Virginia, man was cited on state weapons charges by police at Richmond International Airport on Monday, October 14, after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a .22 caliber handgun loaded with five bullets in the traveler’s carry-on bag. The...
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September 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
By The Associated Press The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law. In a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter and Uber asked Congress...
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WRVA News
September 06, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Richmond, VA _ A Norfolk man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for committing a series of armed robberies in Petersburg, Henrico, and Richmond. According to court documents, Peonte Shamar Spencer, 39, armed himself with an AK-47 style long gun to rob three convenience stores and used a...
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September 03, 2019 - 1:36 pm
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting...
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August 07, 2019 - 4:53 pm
By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The northern Virginia office building that houses USA Today was evacuated for several hours Wednesday for what police said was an unsubstantiated report of an armed man. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said SWAT teams had searched "...
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Paul Vandenbosch
July 23, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Henrico County, VA _ Henrico police are asking for help in tracking down a shooter, or shooters, who fired on several houses in the county's east end, injuring an 82-year-old woman inside her home. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Watts Ln around 2:58 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Once...
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July 22, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Richmond, VA _ Richmond police are investigating following the discovery of a man who appeared to have been shot in the parking lot of the Lowe's in the 1600 block of West Broad Street. Police were called to the scene around 12:30 p.m. Monday and found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. The...
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July 03, 2019 - 11:46 am
By MICHELLE L. PRICE and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and three dealers arguing their weapons are designed in a...
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June 24, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Richmond, VA — In preparation for the July 9 Special Session of the Virginia General Assembly, Mayor Levar Stoney has proposed legislation banning firearms in city parks and city buildings. This legislation will be introduced in anticipation of General Assembly action to grant such authority to...
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Jeff Katz
June 06, 2019 - 9:52 am
A jewelry store in Statesville, North Carolina, would not allow an armed uniformed deputy to enter the store and pick up an engagement ring for his fiancée. WBTV Charlotte reported that the manager of the Kay Jewelers told the deputy he could not come in with the gun on his hip. The deputy then...
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