Police make arrest in connection with homicide

Jeffery Runion
Henrico Police have made an arrest in connection with a homicide that occurred on Staples Mill Road Sept. 1.

Police Sept. 14 arrested 29-year-old Jeffery R. Runion of the 2700 block of Dumbarton Road and charged him with first degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the death of 33-year-old Jahmare H. Smith. Smith, of the 9200 block of Monarch Cresent Drive in Henrico, was found shot in the driver's seat of a vehicle in a parking lot at about 8:30 p.m., Sept. 1, following reports of a shooting. He later died at VCU Medical Center.

Police had issued indictments for Runion Sept. 12 and took him into custody yesterday without incident.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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