Hampton man caught bringing gun to RIC checkpoint

Police cited a Hampton man at Richmond International Airport July 14 for bringing a .40-caliber revolver, a magazine with 12 rounds and an additional loose bullet in his carry-on bag to the TSA checkpoint. TSA officials notified the airport police, who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the handgun and detained the man for questioning before citing him on a weapons […]

New traffic pattern begins on I-64 near Airport Drive next week

There will be a new traffic pattern on I-64 East near Airport Drive in Sandston beginning July 22. The Virginia Department of Transportation is working to replace the bridges at the interchange, which is necessitating occasional traffic alterations. Beginning at 6 p.m. that day, all eastbound I-64 traffic will switch to the newly constructed bridge. The new, single Exit 197 […]

Henrico Police seek man who robbed Eastern Henrico business July 14

Henrico Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a business in the 3300 block of Williamsburg Road in Eastern Henrico July 14. At about 3 p.m., the suspect walked up to an employee of the store and asked if he could purchase a black and mild. The suspect handed the clerk change to pay, and […]

Monday Moms – Chloe Edwards, Voices for Virginia’s Children

On this week’s episode of Monday Moms, host Tara Gray speaks with Chloe Edwards, the outreach coordinator of Voices for Virginia’s Children, about the organization and how it works for youngsters statewide.

Today in Henrico – Eric Leabough, Henrico County Community Revitalization

Eric Leabough, director of Henrico County’s Community Revitalization department, discusses the agency’s efforts in Highland Springs and elsewhere.

Henrico’s COVID-19 positivity percentage increases slightly

Henrico County’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity percentage continues to rise as of July 11, reaching 6.1%. The percentage hadn’t exceeded 6% since June 28, but despite the recent climb, Henrico’s rate is still more than an entire percentage point lower than the statewide number. Following 65 new confirmed cases during the past two days, Henrico now has 2,947 total cases among […]

Freeman HS names nickname advisory committee

Freeman High School officials July 15 announced the 14-person mascot and nickname advisory committee that will provide input to Principal John Marshall. The committee is composed of students, alumni, and former staff: • Andrea Junes Baker, a Freeman alumna who graduated in the ’70s, a faculty member from 2007 to 2018 and the Homecoming Parade Committee Chair; • Rob Blankenship, […]

Henrico Sheriff: 125 inmates, 6 staffers at county’s jails have COVID-19

But most are asymptomatic, Gregory says

The COVID-19 outbreak in Henrico’s jails now has expanded to more than 100 inmates and several staffers. Henrico jail officials have tested 645 inmates, and 125 have COVID-19, Henrico Sheriff Alisa Gregory said during a press conference today. Among 270 jail staffers tests, 6 have the virus. Another 393 inmates refused to be tested. Of the 125 inmates who tested […]

Varina crash kills Henrico woman

A 70-year-old Henrico woman died in a two-car accident in Varina July 14. The crash happened at about 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of Darbytown Road and Turner Road, according to Henrico Police. First-responders found that a Ford F-250 truck traveling east on Darbytown Road struck a Nissan Altima that was attempting to turn onto Darbytown from Turner. The victim, […]

Henrico News Minute – July 15, 2020

The July 15, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about the Henrico School Board’s consideration two in-person plans for the return to school, plus a fully virtual one; Freeman High School alumni, others weigh in on “Rebels” nickname during online forum; a Henrico youth football organization is changing its name; Henrico County has distributed more than […]