Tyra Whitney, 8News WRIC Richmond

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8News WRIC Richmond

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Man shot in Mosby Court

Richmond police are investigating the third shooting happening Sunday. They found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. → Read More

Horse shot fighting to stay alive: “We don’t know if she’s going to make it or not”

The 24-year old quarter horse was playing in the field Wednesday night. The family describes hearing gunshot near the house from hunters. They arrived and noticed the horse was acting different. → Read More

School bus driver fired for driving through flood

The bus company, ABC Transit, confirmed they fired the driver for breaking company policy; which prohibits drivers from going over water covered roadways. → Read More

Collisions with deer increase during fall, AAA warns

Data from Virginia DMV shows more than 5,000 crashes involving deer happened in 2018, 3,057 of those happened at the last year months of the year. → Read More

Legislation proposed to increase crime reward to $5K

Even with this change in place, local programs would have the sole discretion of determining the low and high end of their rewards. Some may choose to keep their $1,000 limit, others may choose to enhance rewards for certain crimes. → Read More

Police identify victim in deadly crash that shut down Route 288 in Chesterfield

All southbound lanes of Route 288 are shut down. → Read More

Woman rescued from Petersburg building fire

Petersburg fire crews were called to the 100 block of South Sycamore Street at 7:22 p.m. for reports of a building fire. → Read More

2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-95 South in Richmond

Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash. It has travel lanes blocked on I-95 South near Maury Street. → Read More

Shooting investigation underway on Richmond’s Southside

RPD says they went to the 800 block of Spaine Street and found a person suffering from gunshot wounds. → Read More

Metal debris damages ‘several’ cars, causes backup on I-295 in Chesterfield County

Debris from a Tractor-Trailer shut down all lanes on I-295 North. → Read More

Teen critically hurt in Gilpin Court shooting, police say

A teen has life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Richmond's Gilpin Court. → Read More

Ric Ocasek dead at 75

Ric Ocasek, the front man and lead singer of the rock band The Cars has died. → Read More

Man identified in Southside parking lot shooting

Richmond Police say a man died in a parking lot in Southside Richmond from a gunshot wound. → Read More

Illinois man in coma after being hit in head with bowling ball

An Illinois man is in a medically-induced coma following a brawl at a bowling alley where he was hit in the head by a thrown bowling ball. → Read More

Man wounded in shooting on Richmond’s East End

Officers said they went to the 1200 block of Nelson Street in the Fulton Hill Neighborhood around 10:12 p.m. → Read More

University of Tennessee selling T-shirt with bullied boy’s original, homemade design

A boy in Florida who not only inspired Vol Nation to rally support after his teacher posted about his being bullied for his homemade Vols shirt – has now inspired an actual T-shirt based on his original design. → Read More

Toyota recalling SUVs due to faulty backup cameras

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Toyota is recalling the RAV4 because of the backup camera malfunctioning. The automaker says the back-up camera on certain regular and hybrid models doesn’t always engage when the car is in reverse. The malfunction can cause a crash if drivers aren’t being cautious. Toyota is notifying affected owners. The company will […] → Read More

Walmart suing Tesla, claims solar panels caught fire on store roofs

In a complaint filed Tuesday, Walmart accused Tesla of negligence. According to the complaint, Tesla’s solar panels allegedly ignited fires on the roofs of seven Walmart stores. → Read More

Man shot after disturbance in Richmond’s Southside

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Richmond Police say an altercation lead to one man being shot and another injured. In a release sent to 8News, officers arrived at the 6000 block of Glenway Court, and found two men suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Police say a disturbance happened prior to the shooting between the pair. Both […] → Read More

One dead, one hurt in two separate shootings on Richmond’s East End

A man is fighting for his life after being shot in Richmond’s East End on Friday according to a police spokesperson. → Read More