Wayne Covil, WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Wayne Covil

WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Central, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Wayne:

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

Brother wants answers after first responders break down door: 'There was no key in the KnoxBox'

A man facing thousands of dollars in damages is looking for answers after he says first responders had to break not his sister’s home because he says a key was missing from a KnoxBox. → Read More

‘It’s a scam,’ woman warns about Facebook pages to help Petersburg animals

Police in Petersburg are warning about a scam targeting dog lovers and their cash after a Facebook page made years ago by an animal advocate was hacked. → Read More

Alexander's, Petersburg mainstay, closes after 45 years

Alexander's owner, 72-year-old Spiros Georgogianis, made the decision to close the restaurant after four decades of serving Greek food to its loyal customers. → Read More

Neighbors urged to use Petersburg cooling center for 'freedom from the heat'

Petersburg officials are urging residents to make use of the city’s cooling station at the Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) Building. → Read More

Adoption event aims to clear 'almost always full' Petersburg shelter

A citizens group is trying to change the future for Petersburg Animal Care and Control’s decades-old building starting with an aggressive adoption plan to clear the shelter. → Read More

Petersburg church holds prayer service after woman killed: 'We just have to do something'

A woman was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting outside an apartment building in Petersburg Saturday afternoon, sources told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil. → Read More

Petersburg firefighters continue to push for firetruck repairs and their own safety

Right now, there are five fire apparatus waiting on repairs. The Petersburg Professional Firefighters Association believes the city isn't pushing to get the vehicles fixed. → Read More

It's been 49 days since she was killed in a crash. Her community is still looking for closure.

It's been 49 days since Diane Allen was killed in Petersburg in a hit-and-run while crossing Wythe Street. → Read More

How this project is expected to transform a Petersburg neighborhood

With more than $25 million being spent, an entire neighborhood in Petersburg is about to see a dramatic change. → Read More

Spate of gun violence leaves Petersburg residents on edge: 'Scared for my life'

"Gunshots went off, full fire down Wythe Street, made me jump down out of my bed and scream. I had to get in a hallway to make sure nothing else came through there and hit me," a 65-year-old Petersburg woman said. → Read More

This fire truck raced to the Hindenburg disaster. Now it's parked in a Chesterfield barn.

Tom Herman is a collector with an addiction. The list of Herman's collectibles spans a 120-page inventory and includes badges, helmets, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers. → Read More

6 wounded in 3 Petersburg shootings; troopers called to help police

Virginia State Police have been called to help officers after three shootings in Petersburg Friday night left multiple people, including children, injured, authorities said. → Read More

Virginia company donates medical supplies to Ukraine: 'We’re going to do our part'

A Petersburg company that deals in surplus medical and surgical equipment is preparing to send a massive shipping container filled with supplies to Ukraine. → Read More