Prostitution sting results in 6 arrests

A joint prostitution sting by the Henrico County Police, the Ashland Police and the FBI resulted in the arrest of six people Nov. 17 along the West Broad Street corridor.

The operation targeted female prostitutes along the corridor who were using various internet sites to solicit their clients.

Those arrested were: Jennifer Bradley, 20, of no permanent address (charged with prostitution and keeping a bawdy place); Geraldine Briggs, 47, of North Charleston, S.C. (charged with prostitution and keeping a bawdy place); Ashelie M. Caskey, 21, of Hallandale Beach, Fla. (charged with prostitution and unlawful massage); Lori S. Gordon, 47, of Buchanon, N.Y. (charged with aiding prostitution and unlawful massage); Hailey Davis, 20, of Sacramento, Calif. (charged with prostitution and keeping a bawdy place); and Marcell S. Horton, 27, of Sacramento, Calif. (charged with pandering and keeping a bawdy place).
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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 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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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on the second Monday and every Thursday of the month at various libraries. Ward Howarth will share his book “River City Blues” at Libbie Mill Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors. Full text

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