Baker ES to remain closed until fall


Baker Elementary School students will complete the 2016-17 school year at other locations and will return to a restored building in fall 2017, school leaders have decided.

The decision was made in order to provide ample time for repairs to be completed at the fire-damaged school and to avoid additional interruptions to instructional time.
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Henrico Police arrest 2 Georgia men in connection with January murder


Henrico Police have arrested and charged two Georgia men with first-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 18 murder of 36-year-old Lamont Cornelius Baldwin in the 1200 block of Dominion Townes Terrace.

Antonio Tyrone Johnson (above, left) and Santonio Rodrigus Brown (above, right), both 24 and both of Atlanta, were charged. Johnson also was charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.
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Man struck and killed in western Henrico hit-and-run

A 24-year-old man died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in western Henrico April 23.

The victim, Emmanuel Isaiah DeJesus, was found lying on the side of the roadway at about 10:25 p.m., April 23 near Patterson Avenue and Palace Way. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Fetal remains found at Henrico waste water facility

UPDATE: NOV. 17, 9:17 P.M. – Henrico Police discovered fetal remains today at the Henrico Waste Water Treatment Facility on Jennie Scher Road in Eastern Henrico.

At 3:17 p.m., officers responded to the facility after employees reported discovering the remains while processing solid waste. The remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for evaluation.

Police are not releasing additional details until an autopsy is completed.
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HCPS workshop to educate parents about suicide prevention

Henrico County Public Schools' Department of School Counseling will host a workshop Monday, Nov. 24 designed to educate parents and guardians of students about suicide awareness and prevention.

The workshop will be held in the Glen Allen High School auditorium, 10700 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4,600 young people between ages 10 and 24 die from suicide each year. Many more are treated for unsuccessful suicide attempts.
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Voluntary water restrictions may be implemented soon

Voluntary water conservation measures may be implemented soon as the result of lower-than-normal water levels in the James River. Officials from Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, Goochland and the City of Richmond today issued a "ready alert" to local residents, indicating that they may call for such measures to help address the situation.

The James River requires higher water levels in November to coincide with the normal start of the fall fish migratory season. A “ready alert” notification means that water levels have decreased to 1,800 cubic feet per second and are being watched closely. It also means that voluntary conservation measures are probable. Voluntary conservation measures are undertaken when the James River reaches 1,700 cfs.
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Ogburn sworn in as member of Henrico School Board


Michelle “Micky” Ogburn was sworn in early Monday as the new representative of the Three Chopt District on the Henrico County School Board. Chief Judge Catherine C. Hammond of the Henrico Circuit Court administered the oath of office to Ogburn at the county’s courts building on Parham Road.

Ogburn won a Nov. 4 election to replace the district's interim representative, Robert Boyle Jr. He had been appointed last year, following Diana Winston's resignation, to serve until a permanent replacement could be elected.

Ogburn begins her public duties Nov. 13, when the School Board holds its monthly work session and public meeting.
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Business in brief


As a part of their annual Patient Appreciation Day Celebration, the two Richmond practices of Ariya Chiropractic Centers will be offering existing patients complimentary adjustments with a donation to Henrico-based Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization empowering survivors of sexual and domestic violence. New patients can receive complimentary examinations and spinal scans with a donation. All donations will be matched by Ariya Family Chiropractic Centers. Patient Appreciation Day is scheduled for Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An appointment is needed for treatment. For more information, call 270-5700 (W. Broad Street location) or 288-1005 (Patterson Avenue location).
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Henrico County property transactions, Oct. 20-26


A sampling of property transactions in Henrico County Oct. 20-26, 2014 appears below:

2 Red Fox Lane – $40,000, 1,121 SF (built in 1962), from Emily P. Gill Estate to Leah F. Campbell.
8900 Mansfield Drive – $50,000 (vacant site), from Mansfield Group LLC to Dwight J. and Susan L. Altorelli.
303 Seven Pines Avenue – $60,000, 744 SF (built in 1944), from Jeffrey T. Poythress to Christopher and Rachael Culley.
200 Bridge Street – $69,500, 1,050 SF (built in 1937), from Robert Jones to Terry L. Oakes.
11 Meadow Lark Lane – $78,950, 1,132 SF (built in 1962), from Joyce B. Melchert to Ronald L. Klarson.
208 Gawain Drive – $89,000, 1,768 SF (built in 1969), from Bryan P. and Tammy L. Young to Sunshine Housing LLC.
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Allegiant to begin nonstop service from RIC to Tampa Bay

Richmond International Airpport is adding a new carrier beginning in February.

Allegiant announced that it would begin offering nonstop flights between Richmond and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport in Florida Feb. 13. The new service will operate twice weekly.The company also will offer travelers the chance to book air, hotel, car and attraction reservations together.
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Lumber Liquidators transferring 117 jobs to White Oak site

UPDATE: NOV. 11, 6:03 P.M. – Lumber Liquidators is consolidating its operations in Hampton, Suffolk and Toano (where it is headquartered) and moving 117 jobs to its new facility at White Oak Technology Park in Sandston.

The Virginian-Pilot first reported the announcement today.

Lumber Liquidators operates more than 300 stores in 46 states – including one on West Broad Street in Henrico – as well as Canada. The company employs more than 1,500 people.
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Eastern Henrico FISH continues legacy of assistance


In 1971, Eastern Henrico FISH Inc. was established with one mission in mind: to streamline the delivery of emergency services by providing financial assistance, food, clothing, information and referral to residents of Eastern Henrico County thereby reducing an immediate threat of homelessness.

“We look to help families that have encountered something – a lay-off or loss of a spouse, financial obstacles that have caused them to fall behind or that are challenging to them,” explained Vickie Martin, director of the 501(c)3 organization since 2007.

The primary purpose of FISH is to assist people who have short-term emergencies that require immediate attention.
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Varina HS students help to map Hollywood Cemetery


Varina High School geospatial technology students spent Halloween taking GPS readings of graves at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond - efforts that will assist in creating a searchable web-based map of the famed cemetery.

Hollywood Cemetery is a “garden” cemetery recognized as one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in America with 135 acres of sprawling hills and trees. As the second-most visited cemetery in the nation, behind only Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia, Hollywood brings visitors from all across the country.
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Hermitage student named to All-American band

Mercer Swetnam of Hermitage High School recently was named to the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Swetnam will join a group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 3 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex.

“The U.S. Army has a distinguished musical history,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “Successful band members require great skill, teamwork and dedication – qualities similar to those of Army Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of our talented 2015 U.S. Army All-American Band members and commend each of them on their selection to this recognized group.”
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Canines help TSA at Richmond airport

Officials with the Transportation Security Administration demonstrated their passenger-screening dogs at Richmond International Airport Oct. 15. The explosives-detection dogs are trained to process air current and recognize certain odors, whether a person is moving or still, is present or has recently passed through an area.

At right, explosives detection German shorthaired pointer "Brooks” and his handler, Inspector Damon Hopgood, cover the atrium area of the airport.
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Community

YMCA event will focus on teen mental health


The YMCA, in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and PartnerMD, will host a free event May 2 to help parents learn how to deal with teen mental health issues. “When the Band-Aid Doesn’t Fix It: A Mom’s Perspective on Raising a Child Who Struggles” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Shady Grove Family YMCA,11255 Nuckols Road. The event will focus on education, awareness, and understanding the issues facing teens today. > Read more.

Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
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Restaurant Watch


Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

 

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