Wayne Covil, WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Wayne Covil

WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Central, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Wayne:

They worried about a blocked railroad crossing for years. An emergency pushed them to take action.

For years, a railroad crossing that is often blocked by trains has caused concerns for those who live and work on a dead-end road. → Read More

Police chief says new technology will help detectives in Hopewell

Just five days since a violent crime task force was announced to try to curb violence, Hopewell's chief of police says the program is already seeing results. → Read More

Group plans to open winter shelter for the homeless in Petersburg: 'It’s amazing'

Pat Hines, who heads up the Petersburg Center For Development, said a building on 22 North South Street is being redesigned as an overnight shelter to keep people “out of the cold this winter.” → Read More

What Hopewell Sheriff's Office is doing to help put residents at ease amid gun violence

The escalated gun violence in the city of Hopewell has left many who live and work there afraid with Hopewell Police feeling overwhelmed at times from all the violence. → Read More

Elementary school worker arrested in 'crimes against children' investigation

Richard Whitley worked at North Elementary School and was hired in 2018, according to the school system. → Read More

Body found under tarp in Colonial Heights is missing Chesterfield teen, police say

The body found last month in a Colonial Heights neighborhood has been identified as that of a missing Chesterfield County teen last seen in mid-November, according to authorities. → Read More

Petersburg man heartbroken after young dog shot: 'It's like a family member getting shot'

Farid Rashid knew something was wrong just after 9:30 on Wednesday night when he heard two gunshots. → Read More

This Petersburg man opened his business to help keep people warm during the holidays

Shawn, like many who are homeless in the Tri-Cities, found themselves living outside in severe winter conditions. With lows in the low double and single digits, no shelters were open. → Read More

Incident prompts major security changes at Hopewell City Hall

A threat has prompted major security changes at Hopewell City Hall that effectively lock down the building to keep staff and the public safe. → Read More

Police find body under tarp in Colonial Heights neighborhood

Colonial Heights Police said officers responded at 1 p.m. to the 1300 Block of Yacht Basin Drive after a report by a citizen about possible human remains in the wood line. → Read More

This Chesterfield woman fills her home with over 50 Christmas trees

The love of Christmas can be found in many different forms. For one Chesterfield woman, it comes in the shape of a Christmas tree. → Read More

Teen injured in classroom explosion remains hospitalized; fundraiser aims to help 'exhausted' family

An online fundraiser hopes to help one of the burn victims from last week’s fire inside a chemistry classroom at Dinwiddie High School. → Read More

Explosion reported inside Dinwiddie school, injuries reported

Multiple CBS 6 crews are headed to the school and this post will be updated with new information as it is confirmed. → Read More

A fire destroyed their home. Then neighbors learned hydrants in their community weren't working properly.

The home was a total loss and the fire has left those in the community concerned for their safety after they learned that the fire hydrants inside the privately owned park weren't working correctly. → Read More

How filling out this survey can help fight crime in Petersburg

The survey is aimed at both adults and young people and is designed to help curb violence in the city. → Read More

Tractor-trailer overturns on Interstate 85 in Petersburg

"All southbound lanes of I-85 are closed near the Squirrel Level Road Exit (mile marker 65) due to a vehicle crash," VDOT advised at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 16. → Read More

Shortage of new police cars has some Virginia departments concerned: 'Ford canceled all of our orders'

Law enforcement agencies across Central Virginia, including Virginia State Police, are facing challenges acquiring new police vehicles this year. → Read More

First Black female mayor of Petersburg remembered as a trailblazer, friend

The former mayor of Petersburg passed away at her home on early Sunday morning. The legacy that the 95-year-old leaves behind is one that will be nearly impossible to beat. → Read More

Email from Petersburg Fire Chief strains already contentious relationship with firefighters

A contentious relationship between Petersburg firefighters and their fire chief took another turn recently after an email from the chief was sent to all firefighters. → Read More

Petersburg Police bike patrol hopes to reduce crime, build community relationships

A four-person bike patrol and substation opened on Friday and it comes at a time when police headquarters could soon be at a new location. → Read More