Juvenile injured in Highland Springs shooting

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A juvenile male suffered critical injuries after being shot in the 100 block of North Rose Avenue in Highland Springs shortly after noon Tuesday, according to Henrico Police Lt. Matt Pecka. The incident happened at about 12:15 p.m. Police have not released information about any possible suspects. If you know anything about the incident, submit the information anonymously to Metro […]

Ridge Elementary’s Erin Rettig named Virginia’s 2021 ES Counselor of the Year

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The Virginia School Counselor Association recently named Erin Rettig, a school counselor at Ridge Elementary School, as its Elementary School Counselor of the Year. Rettig was surprised by Henrico County Public Schools leaders and members of her family at an April 30 announcement at Ridge. She will be recognized at the Virginia School Counselor Association’s annual conference in October. This […]

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Second shooting in 24 hours near Staples Mill Road leaves one dead

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A woman died in a shooting at a Henrico apartment complex Tuesday morning – just blocks away from the location of a shooting Monday morning. Tuesday’s shooting took place in the 7600 block of Beth Road in the Abbington West End apartment complex, just off Staples Mill Road not far from Glenside Drive, happened shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. About […]

New Market Heights battlefield named one of Virginia’s most endangered historic sites

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The New Market Heights Battlefield in Varina has been named one of the most endangered historic sites in Virginia by Preservation Virginia. Each year, the organization releases a list of state historic places that it believes face “imminent or sustained threats to their integrity” as a way to encourage citizens, organizations and local and state governments to advocate for those […]


Virginia ABC stores to return to pre-pandemic hours May 14

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After more than a year of reduced operating hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority stores will return to pre-pandemic operating hours May 14, agency officials announced May 11. All stores will open by 10 a.m. every day, except for some stores that regularly open later on Sundays. Store closing times, which returned to […]

Biden to announce free rides to vaccinations from Uber, Lyft

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President Joe Biden Tuesday will announce new federal partnerships with Uber and Lyft that will make trips with either company to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites free nationwide through July 4. The free rides are expected to begin within the next two weeks. Details about the partnership, including how much it will cost the federal government, are not yet known. […]

TSA officers confiscate second gun at RIC in 4 days

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For the second time in four days, Transportation Security Administration officers at Richmond International Airport prevented a traveler from boarding a flight with a loaded gun. On May 10, they stopped a Newport News woman from boarding with a 9mm handgun loaded with five bullets. On May 6, they had stopped a woman from carrying a loaded .38-caliber revolver onto […]

Milestones – May 11, 2021

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The following area students recently graduated from the University of Mississippi: Christopher Ryan Steiner, of Glen Allen; and Waleed Mohamedain Suliman, Brian Christopher Zack, Douglas Bradford Dyke, John William Cunningham, Andrew Earl Roupas and Andrew David Stone Dyson, of Henrico. *** Francis Quainoo of Henrico recently was initiated into the all-discipline collegiate honor society Phi Kappa Phi. Quainoo was initiated […]

Henrico News Minute – May 11, 2021

A shooting and police pursuit results in a woman’s self-inflicted death; Henrico County to receive $64.2 million in federal relief funds; a Henrico County high school sports team helps create a remembrance garden for a local nonprofit; Virginia voters identify themselves as mostly moderate but tend to favorite Democrat policies. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico […]