By Zachary Halaschak, Special to the Citizen 06/28/2016 Features
In a first-of-its-kind event in the area, two local organizations last week hosted a workshop and training session for service providers and others who deal with youth homelessness.
Advocates for Richmond Youth organized the event, which took place on June 23 at the Bon Air Methodist Church, and St. Joseph's Villa assisted. The goal of the event was to expose service providers to the reality of youth homelessness and teach them how to access the resources they need to help affected children. It featured representatives from 65 different service providers throughout the state and some from elsewhere in the nation. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/27/2016 Henrico Government
If you've always wanted to recycle yogurt containers, waxy cartons and laundry detergent bottles, you're in luck. The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will begin accepting a number of new items for curbside and drop-off recycling July 1.
Recyclers throughout the CVWMA service area have been asking for years to be able to recycle more than the #1 and #2 narrow neck plastic bottles currently accepted in its recycling programs, and those wishes will become reality later this week. Plastic bottles and containers with the numbers 1-7 on the bottom, as well as waxy cartons, will be accepted in both programs. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/27/2016 Henrico Crime
Richmond International Airport Police arrested a Newport News man on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport checkpoint June 27 when TSA officers detected a .38 caliber handgun with five bullets tucked inside his backpack.
The traveler told TSA officials that he had the gun in his carry-on bag because he had guests with children visiting him this past weekend. He told officials that he did not want the children to have access to the gun, so he hid it inside his backpack. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Crime
JUNE 16, 10:36 A.M. – Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed a northern Henrico Bank of America. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Crime
Henrico Police are seeking a third person of interest in an investigation into the homicide of Sandston resident Walter Adams, Jr. Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual pictured above in an "American Vandals" shirt. The other man pictured previously was identified as a person of interest in the case as well. > Read more.
Maria Lemus Del Cid and her boyfriend like to play Virginia Lottery scratcher games together. That scratching partnership ended up with a $100,000 winning ticket recently when she won the top prize in Winner Take All.
The winning ticket was bought at Atlee Crescent BP, 9159 Chamberlayne Road in Mechanicsville. Her boyfriend scratched his ticket first. Then it was her turn.
“He said, ‘You won!’ I didn’t believe him,” the Henrico woman said as the couple claimed the prize. > Read more.
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Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.
Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.
The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.
As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
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