Play Day RVA planned for Sept. 21

The Richmond region will celebrate Play Day RVA Thursday, Sept. 21, with activities throughout the area to celebrate the opportunities that exist to play in the community. Dozens of employers, local governments, schools and community organizations will participate by hosting events that integrate playful activities into daily life and spread awareness of the value of active living.
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State trooper shot in Henrico cul-de-sac

SEPT. 20, 11:30 A.M. – A North Carolina woman who Virginia State Police say shot a state trooper in Henrico last night has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The woman, Karisa Shyanne Daniels, 23, of Durham, N.C., allegedly fired at Senior Trooper C. A. Putnam on Lakeway Court, a Henrico cul-de-sac near September Drive shortly before midnight, following a chase.
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C-SPAN bus to visit UR Sept. 27

The University of Richmond will host a multi-media C-SPAN bus Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. The "50 Capitals Tour” – open to the public on – is designed to engage students and community members through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN's multi-platform public service resources.

The 45-foot customized motor coach will be placed on the University Forum.
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Henrico Police seek armed robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a suspect who committed an armed robbery of a business in the 6700 block of Staples Mill Road Jan. 6 shortly after 7 p.m.

The victims reported that a black male, armed with a silver handgun, entered the business and approached the register. The suspect struck a customer in line and pointed the firearm at the victim while demanding money. The suspect then went behind the counter, removed currency and exited the business on foot. The customer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
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Glen Allen man to become state trooper

Cameron O'Neal Richardson of Glen Allen is one of 75 new troopers and special agent accountants who will join the Virginia State Police during the 123rd basic Session graduation ceremony Jan. 8 in Chesterfield. Richardson will be assigned to Accomack County.

“Law enforcement is one of the most honorable calls to service,” says Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Why endure 28 weeks of a physical, emotional and demanding academic environment? It’s because the men and women who take this oath have a passion to protect their communities and understand what it means to sacrifice and serve.”
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Kroger hiring event planned Jan. 15

Kroger will host a job fair Friday, Jan. 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kroger Training Center, 2235 Staples Mill Road. The company is seeking to fill approximately 700 jobs in its stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division, with approximately 165 of those jobs being in the Richmond region.

The openings locally are for both full-time and part-time positions. Openings include general positions, such as cashier, and also in department specific roles, such as produce, meat/seafood, deli-bakery and others.
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Christmas tree recycling ends on Jan. 9

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities will accept Christmas trees for recycling into mulch through Saturday, Jan. 9.

The free service, which preserves landfill space and the environment, is available to Henrico residents only. Trees are being accepted at the following locations:

• Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, in the lower parking lot;

• Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the front parking lot;

• Springfield Road Public Use Area, 10600 Fords Country Lane, near Nuckols Road and Interstate 295; and

• Charles City Road Public Use Area, 2075 Charles City Road.
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Business in brief

Virginia Credit Union has received the 2015 Community Partnership Award from the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE). The Community Partnership Award is presented annually to an individual or organization who promotes the importance of economic and financial literacy in Virginia. The award was presented Dec. 11 at VCEE’s annual economic education awards program to recognize teachers for creativity and commitment to economic and financial education. Virginia Credit Union was selected based on the credit union’s financial education efforts among members and in the community, its financial support for VCEE and the long service of VACU President and CEO Jane Watkins on the VCEE Board of Directors.
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Henrico Police to host two Faith Community Coalition meetings

The Henrico Division of Police will host two learning sessions for the Henrico Police Faith Community Coalition, a new initiative designed to involve faith-based communities.

The sessions will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m.; both sessions will be held at the Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road.

The meeting agendas will be the same at both venues. Visitors will be able to speak with Henrico Police station captains and community officers.
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Let’s get cooking

Glen Allen 11-year-old competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’

Craving a homemade chicken piccata dish?

Then you'll want to make plans to visit Emily's Cafe, where that's the signature entree. The restaurant isn't taking reservations yet, but that's only because it doesn't exist.

Emily Waters is determined to make it a reality one day, however – and who would bet against her?

Waters, an 11-year-old student at Henrico's Hungary Creek Middle School and budding chef, already is making plans for the Italian-themed restaurant that she expects to bear her name one day.
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Fresh Air Fund seeks summer host families

The Fresh Air Fund – a program that has provided free summer experiences to New York City children from low-income communities for 140 years – is seeking host families in Central Virginia for this summer.

Thousands of New York City children visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.

Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 18 years old.
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Henrico Police seeks larceny suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a suspect who stole items from a store at The Shops at Willow Lawn Jan. 3.

The suspect, a black male (pictured) described as being between 5 foot 9 and 6 foot 1 in height, entered the business, concealed merchandise and exited without making payment. He was wearing blue jeans, a black hat and a black hooded sweatshirt.
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Henrico teen named CMoR Snow Queen

Henrico teen Unity Bowling, of Varina, recently was named the Children Museum of Richmond’s 2016 Snow Queen. Bowling won the title through an online vote, defeating two other finalists.

Bowling, who is a junior in high school and is homeschooled, volunteers regularly with Read to Them, Reach Out and Read and the Children's Hospital at VCU. She is a part of Miss America Org and mentors and promotes literacy in the community, advocates for the importance of children being read to from an early age and works with various organizations to promote book drive donations.
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Police charge driver in Monday accident that injured 6

Henrico Police have charged the driver who caused an accident at a northern Henrico bus stop Monday with reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle while having a suspended license.

Iman Robinson was driving an Infinity sedan westbound on Alma Avenue shortly before noon Dec. 28 and attempted to cross Laburnum Avenue but struck a Ford SUV traveling southbound on Laburnum. The impact caused the Ford to run off the right side of Laburnum, where it struck a GRTC bus stop bench and shelter.
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Elected officials take oaths during investiture

Henrico's elected officials who won their seats in November's elections took their oaths of office earlier this month during an investiture at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Henrico’s Circuit judges administered the oaths.

During the ceremony, incoming Board of Supervisors members, School Board members, clerk of the Circuit Court, commonwealth's attorney and sheriff were sworn into office. All but three – Three Chopt District Supervisor Tommy Branin, Fairfield District School Board member Roscoe D. Cooper and Circuit Court Clerk Heidi Barshinger – already held their seats.
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