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Norfolk man arrested at RIC after TSA catches him with gun

Citizen Staff Reports Public SafetyTransportation
A Norfolk man was arrested at Richmond International Airport May 18 after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it passed through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 13 bullets.
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Police release photo of hoax bomb

Citizen Staff Reports Public Safety
Henrico Police have released a photo of the clock that resembled a bomb that led to the arrest of a Richmond woman in Shot Pump earlier this week.

The device, which the woman told police she purchased at a yard sale, was visible in her car at the Whole Foods at West Broad Village May 19, and a passerby called police, fearing it was a real bomb. Police responded as they would have had the device been real, they said, because they weren't sure if it was real or not.
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Henrico school buses with compliance issue to be fixed this summer

EducationGeneral News

The 176 Henrico school buses that have been purchased since March 2011 will be fixed during the summer, Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks told the Citizen. The bus manufacturers will retrofit the buses at no cost to the school division, he said.

The brake interlock device is required on all automatic transmission buses in Virginia that were purchased after March 2011, which is when the device was added to the state Board of Education's requirements for school buses. As many as 4,000 school buses in the state may be affected, according to the Virginia Department of Education.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: May 22, 2017

General NewsPublic SafetyCrime of the Week
This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help to find the suspects vandalizing Dominion Energy equipment in Varina.

On Feb. 6 and May 3, someone shot at equipment belonging to Dominion Energy. Both incidents occurred near Kingsland Road between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m. The equipment was damaged, causing a major inconvenience to customers who lost power and posing a safety hazard to people nearby. > Read more.

A place to excel

By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor General News
It's no surprise when a business deal begins to take shape during a golf outing.

Perhaps less common is the business deal that percolates during a youth football practice. But such was the case for Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson.

During a visit to former Varina High School football star Michael Robinson's football camp, Nelson was discussing with Robinson his excitement for the new Varina Library, whose opening last June was at that time forthcoming.
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May. 18, 2017

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Entertainment
Richmond Triangle Players renames theatre for Henrico realtor
Reynolds to host ‘The 4 Seasons’ art exhibit
Center for the Arts at Henrico H.S. to present 2017 Visual Art Senior Show
Weekend Top 10
Weekend Top 10

Obituaries
Obituary – Harold Gary Beard
Obituary – Rose Marie F. Mathews
Obituaries – Doris Fern Cook
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Community
New Active RVA certification recipient to be announced May 17
Anthem LemonAid opens registration for July 14-16
READ Center to hold free tutor training
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Opinions
How to grow an adult
Make ‘em take the pledge: no more snuff boxes!
Thanksgiving, Part II
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Sports
RIR to host playoff race in 2018
RIR to host Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship
RIR bringing back red stripes to track walls
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