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Chesterfield police charge 16-year-old Meadowbrook High School student with possessing stolen gun on campus

A 16-year-old Meadowbrook High School student has been charged after he was found with a loaded, stolen handgun in his backpack Thursday, Chesterfield ...

Student charged with bringing loaded gun to Chesterfield high school  WTVR CBS 6 News

The gun was discovered after administrators became aware of a rumor about a student with a weapon, Principal Joi Lowery said.

Police identify Henrico woman killed in crash with Amazon Prime truck  WWBT NBC12 News

Virginia State Police say Krista Kelley, 24, of Henrico was killed Wednesday in a crash on I-95.

Chesterfield student charged with bringing stolen gun to Meadowbrook H.S.  8News

A Meadowbrook High School student was arrested on Thursday for bringing a loaded gun on school property. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central ...

Police: Teen girl dies at Gold’s Gym in Chesterfield County  8News

8News has learned that the deceased is Kaeyklin Fernandez Zamora, who previously attended Meadowbrook High School.

Snapchat threat investigated at Meadowbrook High  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. -- A recent investigation into a threatening Snapchat message uncovered no credible threat against Meadowbrook High School, according to ...

Richmond Public Schools announce hiring of 12 principals  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Public Schools have announced the hiring of 12 new principals for the 2019-2020 school year. Principals were named for ...

Class of 2019 graduates  Chesterfield Observer

Graduating seniors from Meadowbrook High School had their commencement ceremony last Thursday at the Siegel Center in Richmond. PHOTOS BY ASH ...

Mom grapples with homelessness, getting daughter back into school: ‘time is critical’  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Delt'Kyar White says when school started, it didn't take long for her to become overwhelmed with stress. The Thomas Dale ...

These 10 Richmond-area schools are accredited. Scores say they shouldn't be.

White students at Richmond's Linwood Holton Elementary School fared far better on state math tests this year than black students. The same achievement gap ...

Chesterfield superintendent proposed budget includes pay raise for teachers  WTVR CBS 6 News

The superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools unveiled his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 to the school board on Tuesday evening, which ...

Students in trouble after brawl at Chesterfield high school

Witnesses said the scene looked like something straight out of Monday Night Raw: fists flying in the hallway of the Chesterfield school.

'Listen to your children:' Mother calls NBC12 after son's alleged abuse at school  WWBT NBC12 News

A Chesterfield mother is frustrated and says she is fighting to keep her son with special needs protected after he was allegedly sexually assaulted by another ...

News to know for March 22: Windy Friday; VCU takes on Central Florida; Gold's Gym death  WWBT NBC12 News

Also, U.S. soldiers killed, gun found at Chesterfield high school and Charlottesville schools remain closed.

Meadowbrook High School graduates 381  Village News Online

Meadowbrook High School held its 55th graduation ceremony on June 6 at Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center. A “thank you” message that ...

Previewing this weekend's high school football games for Aug. 23

Keep your eye on No. 6 L.C. Bird hosting Meadowbrook.

Meadowbrook High graduate lives out dream on Fox’s ‘Empire’

Six years ago Maddie Jackson was walking through the halls of Meadowbrook High School.

Huguenot basketball team loses height, but not heart  Richmond Free Press

A year ago, Huguenot High School had a mountain-sized basketball team, with a towering front line with players measuring 7-foot, 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-4.

Meadowbrook High to retire jersey of Redskins’ Morgan Moses Friday

Richmond native and Meadowbrook High School graduate, Morgan Moses, will have his jersey retired by the school Friday night.

Calendar 1/30/2019  Chesterfield Observer

THURSDAY, JAN. 31. Caterpillar Club, 10-11 a.m. weekly, Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Ages 3-5 will enjoy a series of experiential learning ...

Meadowbrook High School football coach charged after video captures motel assault

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Meadowbrook High School football coach Kedrick Dante Moody was arrested over the weekend for an assault at a Henrico motel.

Meadowbrook HS announces Chamont Thompson as new football head coach  WRIC

RICHMOND (WRIC) — Meadowbrook High School didn't have to go far in search for their new head coach of the football program, staying in Chesterfield county ...

Safety manager out at Chesterfield Schools after controversial Facebook posts  WWBT NBC12 News

The safety and security manager for Chesterfield County Public School is no longer employed by the school system, officials said Thursday morning.

Here's where students can get free summer meals this year

Fewer than 1 in 6 Virginia students who rely on free or reduced school meals during the school year receive free meals through summer programs.

Chesterfield parent advocate arrested at Meadowbrook High  WWBT NBC12 News

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The NAACP plans to fight trespassing charges filed against a parent advocate who was attending an Individualized Education ...

Former Armstrong, Meadowbrook football coach sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

A former football coach at Armstrong High School and Meadowbrook High School has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for malicious wounding.

Army hero killed in Iraq honored outside Meadowbrook High School

Moody, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, was killed on June 23, 2007 after insurgents attacked his unit in Baghdad, Iraq.

Three students accused of inappropriately touching female at Meadowbrook High

A Meadowbrook High School student was arrested and charged with sexual battery, abduction and kidnapping after an incident at the Chesterfield County high ...

Previewing the local high school football teams in Class 5

Atlee running back Isaac Abel (6) dodges outside and outruns a number of Mills Godwin defenders in the Raiders' 14-7 loss on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Balance and motivation key to Meadowbrook Success

At the front of the hot, windowless classroom at Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County, Matt Bland sounds like a football coach giving a pre-game ...

In the first year of varsity swimming in Chesterfield County, success is measured on a spectrum

Some schools are winning championships, while others are teaching fundamentals.

SOURCE: Teacher charged with sex offenses also worked at Meadowbrook

Nicholas M. Ells, 29, is a teacher at Matoaca High School and sources confirmed that he worked at Meadowbrook previously.

LC Bird names alumnus as new head coach  WWBT NBC12 News

L.C. Bird High School has tapped Troy Taylor as its next head coach. He's the former head coach at Meadowbrook High School and was most recently the ...

Football season kicks off at Meadowbrook  Richmond Times-Dispatch

It was crowded inside the inflated lion's mouth. The young men jostled one another as they waited for their cue.

19-year-old charged with inappropriately touching fellow student at Meadowbrook HS  WRIC

A male student at Meadowbrook High School is accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old female student on school grounds.. News, weather, sports ...

The model state for school safety still has challenges

While other U.S. states see Virginia as a leader in school safety, the state still has work to do, members of a bipartisan General Assembly committee on the topic ...

Meadowbrook upsets No. 1 Highland Springs 8-7

Unranked Meadowbrook pulled off a massive upset Friday night, defeating No. 1 Highland Springs 8-7. For the Springers, who won the 5A state title in 2015, ...

‘Black Panther’ actor hails from Chesterfield: ‘Go Bamba!’  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Meadowbrook High School graduate is in the record-smashing Marvel superhero blockbuster “Black Panther.” Bambadjan ...

2 Chesterfield school buses shot at, damaged while parked overnight  8News

A Chesterfield County Public Schools bus driver is demanding answers after she found her bus shot multiples times last week.

Justices are 3A team to beat despite injury, transfer  Richmond Free Press

No excuses necessary. John Marshall High School basketball Coach Ty White seeks no pity, although it would be hard to blame him if he did. Despite the team's ...

At path to the goal: First Touch Sports is exposing youngsters to soccer  Village News Online

David Glass mans the sidelines for Meadowbrook High School's junior varsity soccer program, but the work he has done to get local children to play the game ...

Young Leaders Empowerment Explosion  WTVR CBS 6 News

Today's children are our leaders of tomorrow, and they need the right tools to be able to achieve their greatness.

Previewing the local high school football teams in Classes 2 & 3

Defending state champ Hopewell has some new, talented players. T.J. looks to repeat after being the feel-good story of 2017.

L.C. Bird QB Jaden Payoute selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

L.C. Bird quarterback Jaden Payoute has been invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He's likely to play wide receiver or defensive back there ...

Redskins starter Morgan Moses has his jersey retired at Meadowbrook High

Washington Redskins offensive lineman Morgan Moses was celebrated at Meadowbrook High with a jersey retirement ceremony during last week's football ...

Slain teen’s mom: ‘He wasn’t perfect, but he was my baby boy’  WTVR CBS 6 News

Jacob Baumgart, 15, was killed during a botched Xbox robbery.

Meadowbrook High student suspended and charged after throwing water at bus driver

Elijah Davis, 16, said he has received a 10 day suspension from Meadowbrook High School and an assault and battery charge after throwing a water bottle at ...

Meadowbrook's 'grinders' break through for first victory of season, 39-14 over Colonial Heights

When they needed them most, the Monarchs not only got their breaks but created a few of their own and, in the process, gained a measure of much-needed ...

County schools alumni to receive Bravo! Awards  Chesterfield Observer

The Chesterfield Education Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Bravo! Awards, recognizing outstanding professional and community ...

National Signing Day roundup: High school athletes pick their colleges  WWBT NBC12 News

Wednesday, Feb. 7 was National Signing Day where athletes from high schools chose what colleges to take their talents.

Lidl grabs more land in Chesterfield  RichmondBizSense

A German grocery chain that's preparing to open its first wave of U.S. stores has added another plot of land to its profile in the Richmond market. Lidl purchased ...

'He had a life ahead of him': 5 years since unsolved Chesterfield murder  WWBT NBC12 News

Matthew McDaniel's father says it hurts every day to think about his son and the life he wishes he could have had.

Morgan Moses Foundation scholarship offers Richmond students free tutoring

Richmond native Morgan Moses is helping underprivileged students reach their college dreams though a partnership between his foundation and The Princeton ...

Teen shot, killed by off-duty police officer during attempted robbery in Chesterfield  WRIC

Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a teenager dead and an off-duty police officer injured.

Congratulations Class of 2017  Village News Online

More than 4,000 Chesterfield County Public Schools students received their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 7-12 at Virginia ...

804 Ballers: Wake Forest's Ariel Stephenson making an impact while sidelined

Stephenson making an impact on sidelines. Running laps is rarely a favorite activity for athletes. However, facing a long recovery from surgery to repair a torn ...

Fowler-Davis gets offers from Liberty, Notre Dame  Village News Online

Meadowbrook High School football had a rough season in head coach Chamont Thompson's first year, but the Monarchs still managed to see athletes such as ...

Friends bring creative touch to community feast in Richmond

One table stood out among the many at the bustling Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thanksgiving Day.

Chesterfield mom takes special needs son's case to federal level  WWBT NBC12 News

Chesterfield m om Michelle Williams says her special needs son's problems started at Meadowbrook High School.

Compassionate teen Caleb Moon killed in Chesterfield crash

Caleb Moon Martin was killed when his truck left the road, struck a tree and then a traffic pole.

8News presents Top of the Class 2017: Open H.S., Mills Godwin H.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., Matoaca H.S. and Meadowbrook H.S.  WRIC

In this video, 8News presents Open High School graduates Mira Davis and Phillip Daniel, Mills Godwin graduate Shreyas Kulkarni, J.R. Tucker H.S. graduates ...

New kid on recruiting block for L.C. Bird  Village News Online

The L.C. Bird High Skyhawks have another Division I-level recruit in their midst. Tyson Pledger, a 6-foot 2-inch, 210-pound defensive end-tight end picked up an ...

Chesterfield schools dispute with education advocate heads to court  Richmond Times-Dispatch

A parent advocate charged with trespassing at a Chesterfield County school is scheduled to appear in court today.

Democratic lawmakers on school safety panel call for more mental health resources, tighter gun laws  Lynchburg News and Advance

Three Democratic lawmakers serving on a special committee on school safety are asking House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox to consider putting more mental ...

FCPS recommends cameras, more mental health specialists for school safety

Fairfax County Public Schools might add mental health specialists, expand its closed-circuit television camera system, and enhance staff training, among other ...

How Michael Whitten’s smile helps Planet Fitness shine  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- From bathing and dressing to eating a meal, Michael Whitten needs a helping hand in almost aspect of his life. Michael, who ...

Reading is helping some Chesterfield elementary students score big  WWBT NBC12 News

The love of reading is paying off for some Chesterfield kids.

A second top Richmond police official announces he is leaving for another department

A second member of Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham's command staff has announced he is leaving to head another department.

H.S. boys basketball: Smith's 20 points leads Fleming over Patrick Henry at Lea's Classic  Roanoke Times

Robert Smith has a few moves. William Fleming boys basketball coach Mickey Hardy particularly likes the one Smith made last summer. That's when the 6-foot-5 ...

Sports tourism boosts local economy  Chesterfield Observer

Sporting events at River City Sportsplex, which features 12 multipurpose turf fields, generated $32 million in economic impact in fiscal year 2018, according to ...

Meet the 8 new principals at Richmond Public Schools

RICHMOND, Va. – There are eight new principals at Richmond Public Schools (RPS) for the 2016-2017 school year. The appointments were approved by the ...

National Signing Day 2018: Local HS athletes put pen to paper  WRIC

Across our area, schools are holding signing day ceremonies for their student athletes who will continue their careers at the collegiate level. . News, weather ...

Former Marine enjoys challenging his Tech Center students  Village News Online

At Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Courthouse, Scott Steinruck is known as the “Oorah” guy. The former Marine said he tried to bring the Marine ...

Richmond drummer takes center stage in Beyonce performance  WWBT NBC12 News

Ty Onley, a Huguenot High School grad, is flying high after he took center stage as a drummer during Beyonce's recent Coachella performance.

Morgan boys ousted by New Philly | News, Sports, Jobs  Marietta Times

BYESVILLE — Morgan could simply not afford to get off to a bad start if they were to have any chance at upsetting top-seeded New Philadelphia in Thursday ...

Woman gives lecture about dangers of drunk driving  WWBT NBC12 News

Kids at Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield received a powerful lecture from someone not that far removed from high school, a young woman whose life ...

Huguenot to get new basketball coach  Richmond Free Press

Ksaan Brown, activities director at Richmond's Armstrong High School, has accepted the position of head boys basketball coach at Huguenot High School, ...

Chesterfield residents question poverty, law enforcement issues and school replacements in kick-off community budget meeting

How will new schools be affected by rising student population? Does the county acknowledge that poverty along Jefferson Davis Highway is an issue? Why are ...

Despite no home court, Huguenot goes to state quarterfinals  Richmond Free Press

A basketball season that couldn't have started much worse is now on track to be Huguenot High School's best ever.

Virginia Robotics and Cyber Academy helps teens with disabilities gain technology skills

Some of the robots climb hills and others tell jokes. Students at the Virginia Robotics and Cyber Academy used their new coding skills to program robots to do a ...

Tyrese Rice is on the road less traveled

RICHMOND, Va. -- When Tyrese Rice graduated from L.C. Bird High School back in 2005, he left as the all-time scoring leader in Virginia High School League ...

AKA's PROC Beautillion to present 7  Richmond Free Press

Seven young men will be presented at the 23rd Annual PROC Beautillion on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

UVA alum moves talent shop to the River City  RichmondBizSense

With NFL and MLB hopefuls on his roster, a UVA football player-turned-sports agent has added his firm to the short list of agencies that call Richmond home.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $83,000 In Scholarships To 74 Virginia High School Seniors  PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $83,000 in scholarships for the ...

Gary Hess is in his 25th season as 'the voice of high school football' in Richmond

Since Gary Hess began providing football play-by-play full time for WRNL 910 AM, he has missed just three games in 25 years.

Teen found dead under Chesterfield overpass  WWBT

Police are investigating the body of a teenager found under a Chesterfield overpass Tuesday morning.

High school graduations to increase traffic around Siegel Center, Altria Theater this week

Driving near Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond will be a test of patience this week as up to six high school graduation ceremonies are planned for ...

Jailed Chesterfield parent advocate speaks out after day in court  WWBT NBC12 News

Parent advocate Kandise Lucas was arrested three times for allegedly trespassing on school property in Chesterfield.

Student advocate arrested again  Richmond Free Press

In the face of a federal probe, Chesterfield Public Schools is doubling down on its efforts to keep an advocate for disabled students from taking part in meetings ...

Chesterfield registrar's office to hold voter registration drive  WWBT NBC12 News

The Chesterfield County Registrar's Office is holding a voter registration drive.

‘Overwhelmed and overburdened:’ Teacher says morale at all-time low

The report noted that teachers are overburdened with new initiatives and paperwork and not getting to concentrate on actual teaching.

61 people were killed in Richmond in 2016; here are their stories

The oldest among them was 57. The youngest, 3. They were fathers, mothers, daughters and sons. They were.

Virginia student graduates from high school, braces for deportation  Washington Post

What should the United States do with illegal immigrants who come to the country as children, grow up here, break no laws and want to remain?

Classes canceled again at L.C. Bird in aftermath of crash

A stolen van was apparently deliberately crashed into the main entrance of Chesterfield County's L.C. Bird High School early Thursday morning, catching fire ...

8Sports Blitz National Signing Day 2017  WRIC

The 8News sports team Mitch Carr and Chip Brierre are driving all around town to capture this big for local student athletes.. News, weather, sports, headlines for ...

TJ's new football coach trying to 'translate talent into more wins'  Richmond Free Press

Chad Hornik scored noteworthy victories, both on and off the field, as football coach at Richmond's Thomas Jefferson High School from 2012 to 2015.

With AZ Bacot leading new defensive scheme, Highland Springs wins Class 5, Region B over Bird

Highland Springs implements a 1-3-1 zone in its 56-41 victory.

Highland Springs OL Mekhi Becton, area's top recruit, picks Louisville

It may have come as a surprise. When Becton arrived at Highland Springs' national signing day ceremony, he put four hats on the table: Virginia, Virginia Tech, ...

Some police stations add Safe Exchange Zones for Craigslist sales

RICHMOND, Va. -- Some police departments and sheriff's offices are adding safe zones where online purchasers can arrange to meet and exchange their wares ...

Ex-Spider Eric English, Richmond deputy police chief, keeps peace on and off court

The 1988-89 Richmond basketball team started Ken Atkinson, now the coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Mike Winiecki, a college assistant for decades who is now ...

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