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Virginia woman cited with gun at Richmond International Airport checkpoint


A Chesterfield County woman was cited on state weapons charges after she was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint Jan. 20 when TSA officers detected a .40-caliber handgun loaded with nine bullets, including one in the chamber of the gun.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and cited the woman, a resident of Chester.

Travelers are responsible for the belongings that they bring to a security checkpoint, and TSA’s advice to people is to look through bags thoroughly before coming to the airport to make sure there are no illegal or prohibited items.

Virginia man caught with loaded gun at Richmond International Airport checkpoint


Police issued a Hanover County man two summonses on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint Nov. 6 when TSA officers detected a 9 mm handgun among the man’s carry-on items.

The semi-automatic handgun was loaded with 15 bullets.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and issued the man, a resident of Ashland, Virginia, two summonses to appear in court.

Eastbound Three Chopt at Skipwith to be closed two weeks, beginning Nov. 9

The eastbound lane of Three Chopt Road will be closed at Skipwith Road for about two weeks, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9, for work on a city of Richmond gas line.

The closure will remain in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday until work is complete. A detour will direct motorists from Three Chopt onto Skipwith, Forest Avenue, Glenside Drive and Horsepen Road.

Gas prices up 4 cents in region since yesterday

SEPT. 20, 11 A.M. – A break in a Colonial Pipeline pipeline in Alabama is resulting in higher gas prices locally.

The line, which supplies oil to much of the East Coast, broke Sept. 9. The company has completed a bypass line, which will allow it to restart the flow of oil tomorrow. But in the meantime, a number of southern states have experienced overnight jumps in the cost of gasoline, as availability dwindles.

Hermitage will be closed at railroad crossing Sept. 19-30 for improvements

Hermitage Road will be closed at its crossing of the CSX railroad from Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 30 for work to improve passenger and freight service in the area.

Motorists should consider using East Parham and Hilliard roads as alternate routes between Staples Mill and Woodman roads while access on Hermitage is restricted.

DMV 2 Go mobile offices coming to 2 Henrico locations


The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices.

State Police offer tips during ‘Vehicle Theft Prevention Month’

Virginia State Police officials are reminding motorists during July – Vehicle Theft Prevention Month – never to leave their keys in their cars.

According to the 2015 Crime in Virginia report, 40 percent of the 8,103 motor vehicle thefts reported to VSP in 2015 occurred between June and September. July had the most motor vehicle thefts (909), with August (879), September (746) and June (721) following closely behind.

Nearly 90 Henrico roads closed by downed trees, power lines

Downed trees and power lines forced the closure of numerous intersections in Henrico, including this one at Three Chopt and Parham roads. (Photo by Zachary Halaschak/Henrico Citizen)
JUNE 17, LAST UPDATED 7:57 P.M. – Downed trees and power lines are responsible for nearly 90 road closures throughout Henrico County in the aftermath of last night’s storms.

As of 4:10 p.m., more than 84,000 of the 146,000 Dominion Power customers in Henrico still were without power, and many may not get it back for several days. Henrico Police are directing traffic at 26 major intersections in the county. Other intersections at which traffic signals are not functional should be treated as four-way stops.

DRPT to host public meeting in Henrico about future of transit


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in cooperation with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, will host a meeting June 7 in Henrico to address ways to improve public transit in the region.

Progress toward the implementation of the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit system has renewed the interest in public transport within the region.

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