Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week – June 26, 2017


Richmond detectives need the public’s help to identify the vehicle and suspects in the shooting incident of a 7-year-old boy and an adult male. Can you help Crime Stoppers solve this latest shooting?

The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of North 22nd Street in the Fairmount neighborhood of the city. Officers arrived and found the two victims near a bus stop.
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Business in brief


Neil Burton, the founder of Strangeways Brewing in Henrico, will serve on the 2017-18 Leadership Council of The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG). Burton will share the chairmanship of the Marketing & Tourism Committee with Kevin Erskine of Coelacanth Brewing. Other local brewers in leadership positions include Eric McKay of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (VCBG chair), Hunter Smith of Champion Brewing Company (co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee) and Kate Lee of Hardywood (co-chair of the Quality Committee).
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James River Juvenile Detention Center to graduate its largest class

James River Juvenile Detention Center will celebrate its largest class of high school graduates June 27, as 13 residents receive their high school diploma or GED certificate.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the detention center, 3650 Beaumont Road in Powhatan County. The graduates will mark their academic milestone by walking across a stage in a cap and gown before an audience of family members. A reception will follow.
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School Board extends Kinlaw’s contract 2 years


UPDATE: AUG. 27, 8 P.M. – The Henrico County School Board tonight extended by two years the contract of Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw. His new contract runs through June 2018.

“We’re pleased to be building on positive momentum,” said School Board Chair John Montgomery, who represents the Varina District. “Further proof will be when accreditation information is released in September and we continue the upward trend. Our work, however, is not complete. Dr. Kinlaw has assembled a strong team, and the Board is confident that academic growth will continue under his leadership."
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Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 26 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Sept. 11, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer.
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Henrico Schools holding job fair to recruit bus drivers


Henrico County Public Schools is seeking full-time and substitute bus drivers.

HCPS will host a job fair Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Henrico Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, to conduct preliminary interviews with interested candidates.

“We need people who love children and who want flexible schedules to drive our students to and from school on a full-time basis or when our full-time drivers are not available,” said Mary Alderson of HCPS Human Resources.
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Business in brief


Glen Allen-based Central Virginia American Diabetes Association welcomes Laura Haemker as the new associate director. She has a strong background in the non-profit world as well as in sales and communications. A native of Richmond, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Communications Studies degree.
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Glen Allen man wins $1M in Lottery game

Thomas Kennedy and his wife were returning home from an evening out with friends. Along the way, they stopped at the Martin's at 10250 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen. They ended up with some change from their purchase, so they decided to buy a Virginia Lottery ticket.

That 20X the Money Scratcher ticket ended up winning the $1 million top prize.

“This can’t be happening,” he recalled saying when he discovered he’d won. “We never win!”
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Fire official conclude 3-day disaster training today

The Henrico Division of Fire is concluding its three-day "HENEX 2015" (Henrico Exercise) training Aug. 21 by conducting more drills designed to ensure that officials are prepared for a variety of emergency, mass-casualty and specialty responses in response to a crude oil train derailment.

The training is testing officials’ responses based on the exercise scenario, in which is an eastbound cargo train carrying Bakken crude oil collides with a 15-person passenger bus crossing the track. The train suffers minor damage, with a few cars gently rolled over, with one leaking crude oil. The passenger bus receives major damage, resulting in varying degrees of injuries.
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Virginia Capital Trail nears completion in Eastern Henrico


The Virginia Capital Trail, which will connect Virginia's past and present capitals across 52 miles (including along Route 5 in Varina) is one step closer to completion. Demolition crews are finishing the removal of silos at the Lehigh Cement site on the James River, just west of Rocketts Landing in the city.

The demolition of the site makes way for a portion of the path and brings VDOT and contractors closer to completing the trail. The goal from the beginning has been to have the trail completed by the UCI World Biking Championships, which will begin Sept. 19.
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VCC to host ‘Community Cares Day’ Aug. 21


To showcase the dedication and achievements of Eastern Virginia’s philanthropic sector, Virginia Center Commons will host “Community Cares Day” Friday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Virginia Center Commons cares about its community and is thrilled to be able to offer this showcase for organizations seeking to raise awareness and recruit new volunteers for their causes,” said Dorian Walker, director of marketing and business development at Virginia Center Commons. “We invite shoppers to come out and learn more about the nonprofits who strive to make a difference and provide a better life for families and individuals throughout the area.”
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Business in brief


Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. St. Mary’s is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that St. Mary’s has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
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A race everyone wins

VHBG’s youth triathlon benefits organization and participants

Michael Harlow found a higher purpose when he discovered the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in 2011. For four years since, Harlow and his company have played a major role in developing and managing an event that has become invaluable to the Virginia Home: the VHBG’s annual youth triathlon.

Harlow, the founder of Endorphin Fitness, first learned of the Virginia Home because his wife had a cousin who was a resident of the home years earlier. He did some research and visited the campus, and as soon as he learned the mission of the home, he was sold.
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Church serves as a haven for the two-wheeled world


"The Worlds" is coming to Richmond, and excitement is building by the day as the countdown closes in on September's World Road Cycling Championships.

But at one Henrico church, the two-wheeled world has already been turning up on the doorstep for decades now, and hosting cyclists from around the globe is nothing new. In fact, it's a popular and much-beloved portion of the church's ministry.
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Henrico School Board seeks public comments on finalists for Fairfield vacancy


The Henrico School Board will select from five candidates to fill the Fairfield District seat on the board, which Lamont Bagby vacated when he was elected to serve the remainder of the year as the 74th District Virginia House of Delegates representative.

The School Board yesterday announced the following finalists for the vacant Fairfield District seat:

• Pierre L. Greene
• Tavorise K. Marks
• Lillian H. Mayo
• Tramaine Moultrie-Robinson
• Marlene H. Sherlock
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