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Chesterfield County News

Chesterfield police unit to offer pets free ride home
Posted: April 20, 2014

CHESTERFIELD —The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Animal Control Unit has started a program to reconnect lost dogs and cats with their owners quickly.

Chesterfield planners ask ideas on Bon Air plan
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 12:02 am

CHESTERFIELD —Staff members with the Chesterfield County Planning Department want to hear ideas for the Bon Air Special Area Plan at the Bon Air Elementary School cafeteria.

Making a ministry of handmade crosses
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 11:30 pm

If you’re an insurance company executive who has stolen millions — if not billions — of dollars from customers to finance a lavish lifestyle, chances are pretty good you’ve heard of Tom Gober.

Chesterfield weighs raising its property tax
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 12:46 am

Three days before the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors tries for a second time to agree on next year’s budget, only one thing seems certain: The school system will get money to hire 112 new teachers.

Earth Day events span the week around Richmond
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 11:02 pm

Earth Day is officially April 22 — Tuesday — but the local celebrations will extend into next weekend.

67-year-old Midlothian man who tried to flee is sentenced on child porn charges
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 10:23 pm

A Midlothian man who attempted to flee the area while facing federal child pornography charges was sentenced to 6 years in prison this morning.

Abilene Motor Express hiring 75 employees at its Chesterfield operation
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 10:39 pm

In the midst of a $14 million expansion, Abilene Motor Express is adding 75 employees at its Chesterfield County operation.

Students learn science through baby turtle
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Twenty-five 5th-graders at Bellwood Elementary raised $150 to adopt a baby loggerhead at the state aquarium in Virginia Beach and named it Aqua.

Chesterfield teen found fatally injured under overpass died accidentally, police say
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 10:23 pm

An 18-year-old Chesterfield County woman whose body was found under suspicious circumstances in a median strip under the Dundas Road overpass died accidentally of blunt force trauma to her torso, perhaps after falling, police have concluded.

Police chase ends with wreck
Posted: April 17, 2014

A vehicle crashed Wednesday night after leading a Chesterfield County officer on a chase, according to Chesterfield County police Lt. George Burgess.

Petersburg police see information in Kentucky Avenue shooting death
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Petersburg police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found wounded Tuesday inside a home on Kentucky Avenue.

Chesterfield woman arrested in Tuesday Southside Plaza shooting
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 10:23 pm

RICHMOND A Chesterfield County woman has been arrested in the shooting of two men Tuesday night at Southside Plaza in South Richmond.

Hull Street Road west reopens after Chesterfield truck wreck, diesel fuel spill
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Hull Street Road west at Doss Road in Chesterfield County reopened this morning in the aftermath of a tractor-trailer wreck Tuesday that led to the spill of about 150 gallons of diesel fuel into a small creek and along the side of the road, officials said.

Chesterfield man sentenced to 20 more years for molesting two girls
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 8:03 pm

A Chesterfield County man already serving a 30-year federal sentence for using a cellphone to record his sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl was slapped with 20 more years Tuesday in state court for sexually molesting two other girls, 8 and 9.

Teen's research into music, mind and math draws notice
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Michelle Marquez found that music and some sounds in nature have a mathematical complexity that could be responsible for triggering specific emotions.

Plans for Midlothian RaceTrac gas station scrapped
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:35 pm

RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. has withdrawn its contentious proposal for a new gas station on Midlothian Turnpike between Midlothian Village and state Route 288 in Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield seeks two for health advisory board
Posted: April 14, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Health Advisory Board has two openings: a Dale District seat and a Clover Hill District seat. Residents of those districts are encouraged to apply if they are interested in helping develop health polic...

Energetic violinist pinch hits at VCU
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 10:35 pm

You’re not going to run out of gas with Leila Josefowicz.

8,800 diapers collected in Chesterfield drive
Posted: April 13, 2014

CHESTERFIELD —More than 8,800 diapers were donated to assist families in need during the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, March Diaper Drive.

Emergency preparedness talks set in Chesterfield
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 12:30 am

CHESTERFIELD —The Chesterfield County Public Library is offering a series of free emergency-preparedness workshops in April in observance of the 2014 National County Government Month. The theme is “Ready and Resilient: Prepare, Respond, Thrive.”

Chesterfield couple get award for volunteerism
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 12:30 am

CHESTERFIELD —Dave and Linda Scott have been named the 2014 Treasured Volunteers for Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield board delays budget vote
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 12:50 am

After a Chesterfield supervisor suggested painful cuts instead of a tax increase, the board agreed to delay any decision on a proposed 4.5-cent hike.

Pro-gun group questions Chesterfield principal
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 11:03 pm

Pro-gun advocate Philip Van Cleave is upset with a Chesterfield principal for sending a letter to parents saying guns aren’t allowed in vehicles on school grounds.

Chesterfield supervisors vote to set election to replace retiring clerk
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 12:36 am

Chesterfield County supervisors unanimously agreed Wednesday to ask the Circuit Court to set a special election to replace its retiring clerk, Judy L. Worthington.

3 arrested after police pursuit in Chesterfield
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 7:18 am

Three people were arrested after a brief pursuit by Chesterfield police early today that ended when officers brought in canine units to help find two women who had fled a suspected stolen vehicle.

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