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House rejects lethal injection secrecy bill


The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday defeated a bill that would have kept secret the lethal injection process used in executing death row inmates, even under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Senate Bill 1393 sought to keep confidential the names of pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the chemicals used for lethal injections. Many of these foreign companies have been under public scrutiny for facilitating the death penalty and stopped selling the drugs for executions in the U.S.

The bill, which had passed the Senate 23-14 on Feb. 10, failed in the House on a 42-56 vote.

Virginia gives inmates the choice between death by the electric chair or lethal injection, which involves a three-drug compound. > Read more.

The 2 moms who won the right to breast-feed


Last summer, Kate Noon, a mother of two in Richmond, read a news article about Virginia’s dubious distinction as a state where women don’t have the right to breast-feed their children in public. It made her angry, and so she called her state delegate, Jennifer McClellan. About the same time, 100 miles away in Fairfax County, Rebecca Geller, had recently given birth to her third child. “While nursing my newborn daughter, I was alarmed to learn that Virginia did not have legal protections in place for breast-feeding women who wanted to feed their children in public places,” she said. So Geller reached out to her delegate, Dave Albo.

The two mothers were working in parallel paths, attempting to update the law on breast-feeding in Virginia. It is one of three states – along with South Dakota and Idaho – where women lack the right to breast-feed in public. > Read more.
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Police seek robbery suspect

UPDATED: OCT. 29, 4:37 P.M. – Henrico Police are seeking a suspect who robbed a woman Oct. 22 in the 10000 block of Brook Road and shortly thereafter used her credit card at a business in the same block to make a purchase.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. that day, the victim was approached by the subject, a black male, who displayed a knife and took the victim’s purse. The suspect fled the area toward the south. No injuries were reported. > Read more.

Fairfield Middle School celebrates new fitness facility

Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation of Governors’ Fitness Councils, helps Fairfield Middle School students cut the ribbon to signify the dedication of the school’s new $100,000 fitness center.
Fairfield Middle School recently unveiled its new fitness center, which was awarded by the National Foundation of Governors’ Fitness Councils, through its National Champion Schools campaign, in September. Fairfield was one of just three schools in the state selected to receive one of the centers, which is valued at $100,000.
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Henrico County property transactions, Oct. 6-12


A sampling of property transactions in Henrico County Oct. 6-12 appears below:

8 Stillwater Lane – $20,000, 914 SF (built in 1962), from Herman W., James C. and Jerry W. Hicks to Jerry W. Hicks.
6615 E. Davista Avenue – $61,300, 696 SF (built in 1947), from Traves W. Wood to Robinson Street Properties LLC.
607 S. Kalmia Avenue – $105,892, 1,404 SF (built in 1976), from Allan R. and Margaret Smith to Midlothian Real Estate Holdings LLC.
1687 Independence Court – $110,000, 1,280 SF (built in 1981), from Eric Jorgensen to Ken Jordan and Todd Cassidy.
8902 Penguin Road – $121,750, 1,470 SF (built in 1955), from Wanda R. Smith to Meredith Builders Inc. > Read more.

Man shot in northern Henrico neighborhood

UPDATE: 3:42 P.M., OCT. 27 – A man was shot shortly after 1 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Byron Street and Jeter Street, near Mechanicsville Turnpike and Laburnum Avenue, in northern Henrico. Police responded to a call and found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to VCU Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury.

Detectives and Forensic Personnel are investigating the shooting, but police do not have information about a suspect. > Read more.

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Community

Discussion series on Henrico’s heritage continues Feb. 25

The fourth installment in a community-discussion series on Henrico County’s heritage will focus on free blacks during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. The Dialogues IV program, titled “The Forgotten Minority: Free Blacks in Henrico County,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

Lauranett Lee, curator of African-American history at the Virginia Historical Society, will moderate the program, which will feature four panelists giving scholarly presentations to encourage conversation with audience members. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

Achievement gap strategy session at Varina H.S. Feb. 27

Varina High School PTSA will host an achievement gap strategy session in the school’s library on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The program “Be a Part of the Solution and Not the Problem” will discuss the work Henrico County Public Schools began in January. Varina High School is experiencing an achievement gap when compared to Deep Run High School. The informative session will candidly discuss solutions that will move the students toward excellence. > Read more.

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Entertainment

New West End dining, cooking options sprouting this spring

A local food truck operator and owner of a culinary incubator are mixing their talents together to bring a new concept to Henrico. In May, Melissa Krumbein and Joseph Andreoli will open Nosh, a catering company that provides cooking classes as well as a personal chef service.

Krumbein is the owner of Kitchen Thyme, a rent-by the-hour kitchen in the Olde Towne Shopping Center for chefs and other cook enthusiasts. Andreoli, who operates a food truck called Dressed and Pressed, will be teaching the cooking classes. > Read more.

A feast for the senses


At first glance, Riad Moroccan Grill might appear cavernous and anything but cozy.

But by the end of my first visit, the attentive staff and top-notch service had won us over and made my fellow diner and me feel at home. By the end of my second visit – following a delectable feast at the luncheon buffet -- I was ready to settle down for a nap on the inviting Moroccan pillows in the booth. > Read more.

Lounging in style

Cigar bar jazzes up Short Pump nightlife

Mona Lounge Cigar Bar opened Jan. 2 under the leadership of Emir Kobak, who brought 12 years of hotel industry experience with him. It is the only cigar bar in the state that offers food, beverages, cigars and entertainment under one roof. The lounge offers a full bar with wine, beer, spirits and a full kitchen with snacks. It supports the local art scene by providing a platform for live music and visual artists, such as painters and photographers. > Read more.

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