Henrico Crime Report – Mar. 26-Apr. 1, 2021

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11800 block of Chase Wellesley Drive – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault at an apartment complex Mar. 26 at 8:57 a.m. 4500 block of S. Laburnum Avenue – Police arrested and charged a citizen with shoplifting and possession of cocaine at a department store Mar. 26 at 6:57 p.m. 7000 block of W. Broad Street – […]

Deep Run HS student among 10 winners statewide of STEM essay contest

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A Deep Run High School student is among 10 winners of the Virginia Council on Women’s 10th annual STEM Essay Contest for young women in their junior or senior years of high school. Ritika Allada was one of two winners from the Central Virginia area, along with another student from Emporia. The organization chose two winners from each of Virginia’s […]

Eastern Henrico woman pens children’s book in time for daughter’s first birthday

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'Lilly, The Little Scientist & Germs' aims to teach children about good health

In March 2020, the month that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, 27-year-old Eastern Henrico resident Jasmin Merdach gave birth to her daughter, Lilly. Just a year later, she has written and published a book in time for her daughter’s first birthday. Just before becoming a mother, Merdach (a biology major at Virginia Commonwealth University) had left her […]

Henrico News Minute – Apr. 2, 2021

Great news for everyone in Phase 1 of the state’s vaccination process; Henrico’s COVID case count fluctuates slightly; unemployment filings skyrocket; Gov. Ralph Northam says Virginia will legalize marijuana this year instead of in 2024; Virginia ABC stores will be closed on Easter. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program.