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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Chesterfield County News

Toddler escapes car seat, causes SUV to drive into building
Posted: October 22, 2014

A 2-year-old escaped injury on Wednesday after managing to get out of a child car seat and put the vehicle in drive, causing it to crash into an automotive shop in Chesterfield County, authorities said.

Midlothian daycare center struck by fire operated without state license
Posted: October 22, 2014

Chesterfield fire investigators continued to investigate the cause of the blaze, which they said was accidental and started in an attached garage before spreading into the home.

Henrico police investigate armed robbery of Staples Mill Road restaurant
Posted: October 22, 2014

Henrico County police are investigating the robbery of a Staples Mill Road restaurant late Tuesday.

Chesterfield police search for 3 in Midlothian Turnpike restaurant armed robbery
Posted: October 22, 2014

Three armed robbers held up a Midlothian Turnpike restaurant late Tuesday, Chesterfield County police said.

Chesterfield man charged following Midlothian Turnpike standoff
Posted: October 20, 2014

Richmond police have arrested a former Meadowbrook High School student on multiple charges, including attempted capital murder, in connection with an hours-long stand-off with police Sunday afternoon.

Mother convicted of murder in double shooting
Posted: October 20, 2014

A longtime nurse and mother of three children who opened fire on two men who she believed were antagonizing her husband was convicted Monday night of second-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and two firearms charges.

Mayor's office reshuffles leadership in wake of departures
Posted: October 20, 2014

Several Richmond officials are moving up the leadership ladder following several high-level departures from the administration of Mayor Dwight C. Jones.

Man arrested for Chesterfield parking lot shooting
Posted: October 20, 2014

A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at two men in a Chesterfield County parking lot, according to Chesterfield police.

Planners: Chesterfield pig should go
Posted: October 20, 2014

A pet pig shouldn’t be allowed to stay in a home in Brandermill, the Chesterfield County Planning Commission decided in a split vote Tuesday.

Nominations being taken for 2014-15 R.E.B. Awards
Posted: October 19, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — Nominations are open for the 2014-15 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Education Leadership.

Higher premiums or deductibles loom for Chesterfield educators
Posted: October 19, 2014

Higher health insurance premiums could leave many Chesterfield County teachers with smaller paychecks this January than last, despite the 1 percent raise they received this summer, unless they switch to a new high-deductible plan.

Driver charged with DUI in fatal Chesterfield wreck
Posted: October 17, 2014

A Colonial Heights man has been charged with DUI and other violations in the aftermath of a single-vehicle wreck that killed one of his two passengers late Thursday, Chesterfield County police said Friday.

Author Meg Medina takes lessons about bullying to schools
Posted: October 16, 2014

Author Meg Medina will discuss how her fictional teen characters deal with real-world problems including bullying. She will also discuss other teen issues, such as family ties, self-image, domestic violence and ethnic identity.

Car hits Chesterfield school bus; no injuries reported
Posted: October 16, 2014

A car hit the back of a Chesterfield County school bus Thursday in a minor accident that caused no injuries, according to police.

Attempted armed robbery at VSU, holdup at adjacent parking lot investigated
Posted: October 16, 2014

Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery outside a Virginia State University dormitory early Thursday and a holdup a few minutes earlier in a parking lot adjacent to the campus.

Chesterfield School Board makes changes to the Design for Excellence
Posted: October 15, 2014

Chesterfield County’s School Board voted unanimously this week to make changes to its Design for Excellence 2020 program as part of a routine review.

Chesterfield family hopes to keep pet pig
Posted: October 14, 2014

Next week, the county's Planning Commission will decide whether to grant the Johnsons an exception to the rule so Tucker can continue living with them. The county's Board of Supervisors will have the final say next month.

Police: Manchester student attempted to kill fellow student with knife
Posted: October 14, 2014

A Manchester High School student walked up behind a fellow student he knew in a music classroom Monday and repeatedly stabbed and slashed the victim in an attempt to kill him, according to testimony Tuesday.

Voter registration deadline today, photo IDs still available
Posted: October 13, 2014

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election is today.

Teen arrested after Manchester High student wounded in knife attack
Posted: October 13, 2014

A 17-year-old Manchester High School student was in custody Monday after police said he stabbed another student known to him with a pocket knife during a classroom altercation.

Chesterfield semifinalists named for scholarships
Posted: October 12, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — Ten students in Chesterfield County have been named semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program recognizing academic achievement.

Pakistani doctors group to host cricket fundraiser
Posted: October 11, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) Richmond Chapter will host a cricket match fundraiser for The Daily Planet at 10 a.m. Saturday at 2100 Anchor Landing Drive in Chester. Awards will begin ab...

Fire damages home in Midlothian
Posted: October 11, 2014

An overnight fire in the Charter Colony subdivision of Chesterfield County displaced a family and caused significant damage to the garage and roof area, according to the Chesterfield County Fire Department.

19-year-old killed in Beach Road crash in Chesterfield
Posted: October 10, 2014

 A 19-year-old man was killed and a woman was injured late Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on Beach Road in Chesterfield County, police said.

Army Chief of Staff visits Best Warrior competition on Fort Lee
Posted: October 09, 2014

FORT LEE — Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno said Thursday that the young leaders who make up the backbone of the Army must continue to be mentally agile and physically fit.

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