Henrico Police arrest 16 year-old who threatened 3 high schools

Henrico Police have arrested a 16-year-old who they say made violent – but not credible – threats against three Henrico high schools last night. The teen is charged with making threats of bodily injury to persons or school property after making threats that Glen Allen, Godwin and Deep Run high schools could expect to see violence that exceeded that at […]

Hermitage students sights set on long-term goals during walkout


Students throughout the nation will walk out of their high schools March 14 to honor the victims of last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida. While the plan for most of the country is to walk out at 10 a.m., the students at Hermitage High School have set goals beyond honoring the dead and are pushing […]

Varina boys win Class 5 state basketball title

Varina High School’s boys basketball team won the Group 5 state championship yesterday – the first in the school’s history – at VCU’s Siegel Center, defeating Wakefield 64-60. It was Varina’s 22nd straight win and capped a magical season that included five wins against rival Highland Springs, including in the state semifinals. Junior Tyrese Jenkins led the Blue Devils with […]

Varina boys win Class 5 state basketball title

M&T Bank to close Lakeside branch


The Lakeside branch of M&T Bank will close June 6, according to a company official. The company also will close a branch in Fredericksburg the same week. The moves come as the result of slower traffic at the branches, as more customers use mobile and online banking, M&T regional spokesman Philip Hosmer told the Citizen. Lakeside customers will be able […]

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday

One of the most anticipated “signs of spring” will arrive this weekend when the clocks “spring forward” at 2 a.m. Sunday. The change means we will lost an hour of time in exchange for extended daylight hours throughout the summer. But it also means the Monday morning commute will look very different for school students and commuters as they head […]

Final remnant of Air National Guard located in Sandston moving to Roanoke


When the Virginia Air National Guard moved to Langley Air Force Base, it left an A-7 Corsair behind at Richmond International Airport. The plane now will be moved to the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke. The A-7 Corsair is a low-level fighter/bomber that was introduced in 1965 and saw action until 1991. The aircraft being moved belonged to the 149th […]

Property transactions – Feb. 12-18, 2018

A sampling of property sales during this period appears below: 5571 Yates Lane – $185,000, 1,606 SF (built in 2007), from Phillip L. Diamond to Shavaire N. Osbourne. 8713 Gillis Street – $215,000, 1,936 SF (built in 1998), from Sachs Properties LLC to Shondra Tyler. 5128 Old Main Street – $220,000 (vacant site), from Central VA Investments/Rockett to HHHunt Home […]

New law tightens bail restrictions for human trafficking defendants


Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law a bill that will make it more difficult for people charged with human trafficking crimes to post bailHouse Bill 1260, which will take effect on July 1, was sponsored by two Democratic delegates, Mike Mullin of Newport News and Dawn Adams of Richmond. Mullin said they were motivated by their professional experiences handling […]

Bill would let energy giant regulate itself, Senator claims

But others call the worries unfounded

As the General Assembly begins to wind down, a key opponent to legislation involving Dominion Energy is continuing to warn that a bill that has reached the governor’s desk will tilt the scales in the utility’s favor. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, said the legislation may limit the State Corporation Commission’s regulatory power over utilities — and give Dominion Energy and […]