Police Host Fall Awards Ceremony

The Henrico County Division of Police honored a number of its own and several members of the community during its Fall Awards Ceremony, held Oct. 18.

Award recipients were: Certificate of Merit – Thomas C. Banks; Steven Guthrie; John Hughes; Todd Jones; Jon Lumpkin; Joyce B. Salmon; Certificate of Appreciation – Communications Supervisor Brenda J. Davis (retired); Communications Supervisor Joan C. Swisher; Officer Renaldo R. Arjona; Officer Gary A. Brookman; Officer Barry K. Clark; Officer David L. Henry; Officer Robert S. Johnson; Officer Lisa M. Kusmin; Officer Michael H. Mack; Officer Debra C. Oaks; Officer Scott C. Phillips; Officer Jason L. Powers; Officer Colin L Rooney; Officer John H. Waters; Communications Officer Jeffory S. Ashworth; Communications Officer Laura M. Gaskell; Communications Officer Teresa N. Gordon; Communications Officer Robert D. Nevin; Meritorious Unit Award – Internal Affairs Unit; Lt. Russell E. Hockaday; Sgt. Christopher J. Eley; Investigator Bridget J. Cease; Inv. William J. Fisher; Lifesaving Award – Sgt. Robert D. Wershbale; Officer Casey L. Zets; Silver Star – Sgt. George S. Russell, Jr.; and Officer Kevin E. Pridemore.
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Thoracic surgeon is first to perform 100 robot-assisted lobectomies in Central Virginia


Graham M. Bundy, a thoracic surgeon with HCA Virginia Physicians’ Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, is the first such surgeon in Central Virginia to perform 100 minimally-invasive Da Vinci robot-assisted lobectomies (a surgical procedure to remove a lobe of the lung). The procedure is used to treat multiple types of conditions but is most often used to treat lung cancer. > Read more.

UMFS has urgent need for foster parents


UMFS officials say they have a desperate need for more foster families in the Richmond region and Central Virginia, especially those who would receive teenagers currently in the foster care system.

In recent years throughout the state, the number of children entering the foster care system has grown. > Read more.

VSP issues warning about automated traffic ticket email scam

Virginia State Police officials are warning Virginians about an email scam that tells people they are receiving an “automated traffic ticket” from the agency. State Police do not use or issue digital or automated traffic tickets or summonses, however. Anyone receiving such an email should delete it and not click on any links provided in the email, police said. > Read more.

READ Center offers free classes, training to low-literate people


One in six adults in Metro Richmond has literacy issues, and the READ Center in Henrico County is working to address the issue.

Next week – Sept. 24-30 – is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, a time during which the READ Center is shining a light on its efforts to help some of the 35,000 adults in the region for whom reading, writing and basic math remain an elusive target. > Read more.

Play Day RVA planned for Sept. 21


The Richmond region will celebrate Play Day RVA Thursday, Sept. 21, with activities throughout the area to celebrate the opportunities that exist to play in the community. Dozens of employers, local governments, schools and community organizations will participate by hosting events that integrate playful activities into daily life and spread awareness of the value of active living. > Read more.

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