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Staying SAFE

Task force to distribute addiction resource cards at local retail spots

Within the next week or so, grocery shoppers in Henrico and around the region will be able to add an item to their grocery bags that they never could before.

For those shoppers with family members who struggle with addiction, the item may even be a life-saving one.

Chesterfield SAFE, a regional coalition of community leaders, health care workers, educators, law enforcement officers and concerned citizens, will launch a blitz July 25 to place resource cards in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers and medical centers across the greater Richmond area. > Read more.

Bon Secours earns ‘Circle of Life’ award

Bon Secours Palliative Medicine was one of three programs in the nation to earn the American Hospital Association's 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.

The Circle of Life Award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. Bon Secours Palliative Medicine supports patients when their symptoms are overwhelming, when they are facing difficult decisions and when they are dealing with chronic medical conditions. > Read more.

DMV 2 Go mobile offices coming to 2 Henrico locations

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices. > Read more.
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Richmond man dies in Varina accident

A 23-year-old Richmond man died in the early morning of June 12, when his car ran off the road in Varina and struck a concrete culvert.

Breider Rodolfo Esatrada-Vasquez, of the 3100 block of Walmsley Boulevard, was driving north on New Market Road when his Honda Passport struck the culvert near Varina Road at about 3:50 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. > Read more.

New Kent woman caught trying to bring gun through Richmond Airport checkpoint

A New Kent County woman was arrested on state weapons charges after she was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport (RIC) checkpoint June 11 when TSA officers detected a 38 Special handgun among the woman's belongings.

TSA officers detected the firearm, a .380 caliber handgun, as the woman entered the checkpoint. The gun was loaded with five bullets, including one in the chamber.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and arrested the woman. > Read more.

Henrico Police seek information about homicide

A shooting on Williamsburg Road in Eastern Henrico early this morning left a man dead, and Henrico Police are seeking information about the incident from the public.

At about 2:55 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road, where they located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with life threatening injuries, and the other victim was pronounced at the scene. The motive for the shooting is unknown,
and detectives are continuing their investigation. Police have not released the name of the deceased victim, pending positive identification and next of kin notification. > Read more.

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Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event

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.

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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