UPDATE: Henrico Police locate missing 15-year-old

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UPDATE: Sept. 23, 10:30 P.M. – Henrico Police have located Meghan Simmons, a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing Sept. 21 in Glen Allen. Simmons is safe, according to police. * * * ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Sept. 21 – Henrico Police need your help to find a missing 15-year-old girl. Meghan Simmons left the 5000 block of Fairlake Lane in Glen […]

ReEstablish Richmond works to assist refugees

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ReEstablish Richmond, an organization founded by Patrick Braford in 2010, connects refugees to resources within the Richmond community to assist in their integration. Braford became aware of the challenges refugee families faced when he met several from Myanmar through the Tabernacle Baptist Church and he decided to strive to improve the resettlement process and support the agencies that served them. […]

Driver who struck, killed Henrico Police captain pleads guilty to 2 charges

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The man driving a tow truck that struck and killed Henrico Police Captain Donald L. Lambert, Jr. on Greenwood Road Feb. 27 pleaded guilty Sept. 21 to felony homicide and hit and run in Henrico Circuit Court. Three other charges against the driver, 31-year-old Justin T. Regensburg of Chesterfield, were dropped in exchange for the plea. A judge is scheduled […]

Henrico Schools’ to host eight Fall Bridge Builders Academy family workshops

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Henrico County Public Schools’ Fall Bridge Builders Academy workshop series will offer eight sessions detailing resources for students and parents. The virtual and in-person workshops will be held at 6 p.m. on various dates through Nov. 9. Each of the workshops in the series represent one of four “learning strands,” or categories, to make it easier to find relevant information. […]

New COVID-19 cases in Henrico up slightly Tuesday, but trending downward overall

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Three new deaths include people in their 20s, 60s, 80s

Following three days of declining counts of new COVID-19 cases, Henrico witnessed a post-weekend uptick Tuesday, reporting 103 new cases. Case counts typically fall during the weekend and in Monday reports, with fewer people being tested during the weekend. The county is now averaging 101 new daily cases in the past seven days, according to the Virginia Department of Health. […]

Now What?! Finding perspective in life

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Stepping outside of ourselves to consider someone else’s perspective may not always feel natural, but it can be eye-opening. Consider these scenarios: Scenario No. 1 You’re shopping in a department store, mentally recalling your shopping list so you don’t forget anything. You are distracted by a child, no less than 6 years old, in a stroller. She is curled up […]

Milestones – Sept. 21, 2021

The following area students were named to the summer 2021 president’s list at Southern New Hampshire University: Carlos Granadillo, of Glen Allen; and Janell Woodyard, Jennifer Hoke, Zachary Pitt, Jenna Mannion, Alexcia Cegelski, Rebecca Lipson, Shelby Cornetta, Hillary Carlson, Daerica Sawyer and Steve Harrison, of Henrico. To qualify for the president’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average […]

Henrico News Minute – Sept. 21, 2021

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Enrollment is down at Reynolds Community College, but college officials are implementing new approaches to stem the decline; COVID-19 cases are down in recent days, too; Innsbrook After Hours is tomorrow; the Citizen celebrates 20 years. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County CSB Prevention Services.)