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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Chesterfield County News

Supervisors approve Brandermill home day care center
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 11:19 pm

Chesterfield County supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for a Brandermill home day care at the center of a heated debate over what is allowed in the planned community.

Budget raises real estate tax rate by 1 cent, doubles car fees
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Real estate tax rates will increase by a penny and vehicle registration fees will double in the budget approved Wednesday by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.

Chesterfield adopts 1-cent increase in property tax rate
Posted: April 23, 2014

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors has adopted a 1-cent increase to the property tax rate.

Chesterfield police search for two men in robbery
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Chesterfield County police are searching for two armed males who robbed the owners of the Marketplace 20 in Chester Tuesday night after they had closed the business.

Former Chesterfield man pleads guilty to fatally shooting horse with stolen firearm
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 9:25 pm

A Cosby High School graduate has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a beloved horse at Ellis Farm last summer in Chesterfield County with a pistol he stole from a car during a string of vehicle break-ins he committed with two friends.

Chesterfield supervisors vote on budget today
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 11:38 pm

Chesterfield County supervisors will decide this afternoon whether they can agree on a set of eleventh-hour budget cuts instead of increasing homeowners’ tax rates.

Small elementary school redistricting planned
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 11:38 pm

About 120 students at J.A. Chalkley Elementary School may be reassigned to nearby Jacobs Road Elementary School next school year in an attempt to reduce overcrowding.

It's a (6-foot tall) boy! Metro Richmond Zoo giraffe gives birth
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Move over, cheetah cubs. There's a new baby in town. After 15 months of gestation and two hours of labor, Jessie the giraffe gave birth at the Metro Richmond Zoo on Monday. (Watch a video of the birth)

Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 11:38 pm

LOS ANGELES — Drew Barrymore is now a mommy of two.

Chesterfield church wants permission for a subdivision
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 12:17 am

Living Word Church will ask the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday to approve the rezoning of about 22 acres along Courthouse Road for a potential subdivision.

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 21, 2014 - 12:03 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 23, 2014 - 8:37 pm

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 21, 2014 - 12:03 am

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.

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