Rachel Keller, 8News WRIC Richmond

Rachel Keller

8News WRIC Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Rachel:

Richmond mother and best friend murdered in her home, family searches for killer

It’s been nearly three weeks since Demetrise Simmons, 42, and her longtime friend Jermorlo Butler, 38, were killed in Fairfield Court. She was taken from her family two days before Mother’s Day. There still have been no arrests. → Read More

Richmond man shot and killed while driving, crashes into Henrico apartment building

The family members of a Richmond man who was shot and killed Wednesday, and residents at the Henrico apartment complex his car crashed into shortly after, are reacting to the tragic early-morning incident. → Read More

Henrico High School community remembers slain student, basketball player

“Her former basketball players just walked in the gym, got some stuff out of the locker room and their faces were bawling in tears,” Williams said. “Being in this profession it happens every once in a while, but it really hurt because she was doing the right things.” → Read More

Henrico High School student, basketball player killed in shooting, juvenile suspect arrested

Henrico High School families and staff were notified this morning that a senior on the women’s basketball team, Diamond Brown-Mosby, had died. → Read More

Petersburg sees 45 shootings so far this year, city expands curfew for minors

After a string of recent gun violence and dozens of shootings already reported this year, the city has voted to extend its curfew for minors. The curfew is expanding by an extra two hours, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Previously it was 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. → Read More

Health leaders say to take precautions as COVID cases rise across the region

According to the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, COVID case counts are increasing across the entire region as more PCR tests are coming back positive. → Read More

Two women shot on I-64 in Henrico

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)– Two women are hurt after being shot while driving on I-64 early this morning. Officers responded to Interstate 64, east of Staples Mill Road just after 2 a.m. According to authorities, they found two women with non-fatal gunshot wounds in a parked vehicle. Police said the incident appears to be a […] → Read More

Lebanese Food Festival returns to Glen Allen after 2-year COVID halt

“We are truly thrilled to have our family back and to cook a meal for them,” said Sandra Joseph Brown, who is one of the volunteers. “RVA has embraced us, they are our family. When we have our guests come for dinner, we mean they come for dinner. We are now seeing second and third generations of families who are coming out here because they came out here as babies in strollers.” → Read More

Hopewell family in shock after someone rips their plants out of home’s front yard

It was quite the unusual sight for one family yesterday morning, after their son noticed that their plants were ripped out of their yard. → Read More

Parents want justice after alleged hate crime against their son in Powhatan

Parents of 18-year-old Jerry Chambers Jr., Kristie and Jerry Chambers, say their son came to them two years ago and told them about something that happened at a party. → Read More

‘It’s an embarrassment’: Richmond leaders react to school board vote against rezoning River City Middle

Richmond leaders and parents are speaking out after the Richmond Public Schools (RPS) School Board’s decision to vote against rezoning River City Middle School. On Monday, the board voted to reject rezoning in a 5-4 vote. → Read More

Virginia store vandalized for weeks: ‘it just seems like harassment’

An Amelia County shop owner wants answers as her business continues to be targeted by vandals. → Read More

Family of missing Henrico woman searching for answers, believe she’s dead

It’s been over a month since a Henrico woman went missing and loved ones are pleading to the public for help. → Read More

Construction fraud victims describe experience with wanted fugitive: ‘finally they caught him’

Homeowners across Central Virginia are speaking up after the Powhatan Commonwealth’s Attorneys Office released the name of a man who is wanted in multiple counties for construction fraud. → Read More

Richmond couple’s home listed by scammers, residents out hundreds of dollars

A couple has put up a sign on their front door warning people of a rental scam in which scammers have been trying to use their listing to make money. → Read More

Midlothian man arrested for construction fraud, victim describes ‘nightmare’ experience

The Hanover Sheriff’s Office said a Midlothian man wanted for construction fraud has been arrested. His victims span statewide. → Read More

Mother of Xzavier Hill, teen shot and killed by Virginia State Police, sues officers involved

LaToya Benton, the mother of Xzavier Hill, who was shot and killed by Virginia State Police in January of 2021, is suing the officers involved. → Read More

Bullet holes found in gas station, cars after deadly triple shooting in Petersburg, Community responds

Neighbors are reacting after a young man was shot and killed in plain view, just a block away from their homes. According to Petersburg Police, 20-year-old Tyquan Ridges was shot and killed yesterday evening at the Citgo gas station on the 1500 block of East Washington Street. → Read More

Thousands stolen from Richmond couple while moving on Monument Avenue

A Richmond couple was in the process of moving out of their apartment over the winter when someone came in through the back door and stole thousands of dollars from them. → Read More

6 people shot in Richmond in 5 days: ‘it has become too regular’

Last year the City of Richmond recorded 90 homicides- the most the city has seen in 15 years. Judging by the events of this year so far, the trend does not seem to be going away. → Read More