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Henrico crematorium fire sparked by 500-pound body

A fire that damaged the roof at Southside Cremation Services on Crump Street in eastern Henrico was likely sparked by a “rather large body,” according to fire investigators.

Six local cities designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas

Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach were recently designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas.

Virginia creates inmate re-entry effort

This marks the first time that the state is working to help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release and connect them with support services on the outside.

Veterans voice frustration with Hampton VA at town hall meeting

About 50 Air Force veterans expressed their grievances to Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Michael Dunfee during a town hall meeting last Wednesday night for not directly addressing questions and concerns.

Forum clarifies Hampton tax changes

The Hampton Branch of the NAACP hosted about 30 residents and a group of city staff and City Council members, including Mayor George Wallace, to explain the council’s decision to end the tax exemption program it once offered senior citizens.

Hampton Roads sheriffs endorse Senator Mark Warner for re-election

Sixty-three sheriffs from across the commonwealth

Newport News assistant police chief named

Stacy Kelly has been named the new assistant police chief for Newport News.

Hampton City Schools to use new software to manage visitors

Hampton City Schools have one-upped a website that will locate sex offenders living in the vicinity.

Senior citizens picket Hampton's State of the City Address

Hampton senior citizens picketed Mayor George Wallace's state of the city address.

McAuliffe launches efforts to expand health services

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has launched "A Healthy Virginia", a 10-step plan to expand health care services to over 200,000 Virginians, according to his office. The "unprecedented action" by any governor in Virginia history includes authorizations of four emergency regulations, ...

No charges in child's fatal shooting

The Richmond Police Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring will not file charges in the shooting death of a four-year-old girl.

Former Governor Bob McDonnell found guilty

Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty of public corruption.

German manufacturer to bring more jobs to Newport News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced that 500 new jobs will be coming to Newport News.

NN and Hampton rally in honor of Michael Brown

Newport News and Hampton residents recently assembled at two separate events hosted in response to the recent shooting of a teen in Ferguson, Mo., at the hands of a police officer. Community members and local officials said they hoped a ...

Lindsey declares win in 90th House Dristrict

Democrat Joseph C. Lindsey, a Norfolk attorney will fill the 90th District House seat vacated by the resignation of Del. Algie Howell Jr.

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