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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Chesterfield County News

Police seek two men in Chesterfield cigarette heist

Chesterfield County police need help locating two men who stole a vanload of cigarettes this morning at a Costco store in the 1400 block of Mall Drive off Midlothian Turnpike.

Developer's case spurs poverty debate in Chesterfield

The Board of Supervisors is making it clear that developers won't get breaks on proffers, even if they build in the county's poorer sections. 

16-year-old Meadowbrook student found safe

Chesterfield County police are seeking information on the whereabouts of a 16-year-old Meadowbrook High School student who has been missing since Saturday.

Chesterfield School Board seeks calendar comments

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2015-16, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com.

Wegmans's pending arrival turning stretch of Midlothian Turnpike into shopping hub

Richmond's grocery wars are spurring growth of the nearly 2-mile corridor stretching from Courthouse Road west to state Route 288. 

New trooper takes up his fallen father's legacy

Joshua Barner always knew that one day he’d become a police officer, perhaps even before he sat near the grave of his father, a state trooper, proudly wearing dad’s wide-brimmed Stetson hat.

Ex-Chesterfield baseball coach guilty in child sex abuse case

After twice being acquitted of sexually abusing children, a former Chesterfield Baseball Club coach has been found guilty in a third trial of sexually molesting a boy in the 1990s beginning when the child was seven.

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Diane Stark

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Construction begins today on 600 apartments at old Cloverleaf mall site

The apartments, being built by Boyd Homes, will be in the Stonebridge development on Midlothian Turnpike just west of the Chippenham Parkway.

After lengthy public hearing, supervisors defer vote on pet pig

After a lengthy public hearing on the issue that ended just before 10 p.m., the board chose to delay any decision until its Jan. 14 meeting and further study the matter, including what the definition of a farm animal should be.

Man who killed woman over child support sentenced to 43 years

A Petersburg man who fatally shot a Chesterfield County mother because he didn't want to pay child support for two children he fathered was sentenced to 43 years behind bars Wednesday in a case that hinged on a recanted alibi.

Chesterfield supervisors give OK to Brandermill Inn project

Chesterfield County's Planning Commission Tuesday night unanimously approved a plan to convert the former Brandermill Inn into an assisted living facility.

Chester resident identified as man fatally struck by train

A Chester resident has been identified as the man fatally struck by a train while walking Tuesday on tracks near the 3800 block of Curtis Street, police said.

Chesterfield's Planning Commission urges school system to include entire community

Chesterfield County is looking at using $304 million in voter-approved school renovations as a springboard for spurring the revitalization of communities across the county, but planning commissioners Tuesday urged the school system to make the process as inclusive as possible.

Clover Hill students charged in fight that police used Taser to stop

Four Clover Hill High School students are facing assault charges stemming from a fight early Tuesday that initially involved 15-20 teens and required the use of a police Taser to quell.

Kroger to expand Midlothian store in early 2015; will add up to 50 employees

Construction on the store at the Ivymont Square Shopping Center, which is expanding from 86,000 square feet to about 106,000, will last about one year.

Person killed after apparently being struck by train in Chester

Police are investigating the death of a person who apparently was struck by a train this afternoon in the 3800 block of Curtis Street in Chester.

Two-day shot of cold air coming

Today's warm air and rain should be followed by two days of unusually cold weather in the Richmond area, the National Weather Service says.

2 men riding in ATV killed in Chesterfield collision with SUV

CHESTERFIELD -- Two men riding an all-terrain vehicle across Willis Road in Chesterfield County late Sunday were fatally injured in a collision with an SUV, police said.

Chesterfield seeks input on next school calendar

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking input about the proposed calendar for 2015-16, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com.

Henricus park to celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 29

CHESTERFIELD — Henricus Historical Park will hold “Virginia’s Thanksgiving Feast and Prayer” on Nov. 29.

Leaf burning to begin for some Chesterfield residents

CHESTERFIELD — Leaf burning for Chesterfield County residents begins Monday in certain areas.

Chesterfield begins shooting Snapshot series

Dorothy Jaeckle sat outside the clubhouse of the Colony Village Apartments on Jefferson Davis Highway last Monday afternoon chatting with retired television anchorman Gene Cox.

Number of majority-minority school systems is increasing in region, state and U.S.

Chesterfield has seen its minority population increase from 33 percent in 2003 to nearly 46 percent in the 2013-14 school year.

1 dead, 1 injured after single-car crash in Chesterfield

One person has died and another is injured after a single-car crash Friday evening in Chesterfield County.

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