Tyler Layne, WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Tyler Layne

WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Tyler:

Richmond's unsheltered population grows by 120% in 1 year: 'We need to do better'

“People are going from one agency to another, or one pop-up situation to another... A lot of people are fearful because they don't know, from week to week, the stability of their housing.” → Read More

Richmond leaders 'scared' about mounting staffing shortages at city jail: 'We're in an emergency'

Some Richmond city leaders declared an "emergency situation" at the Richmond City Jail due to significant staffing shortages that are showing no signs of improvement. → Read More

After significant delays, Richmond opens third homeless shelter with one more still to go: 'Praise God'

Amid the dangerously low temperatures, the city's two shelters quickly reached capacity, leaving many vulnerable individuals and families questioning where'd they go for warmth. → Read More

Will restricting convenience stores make Richmond safer? Policing expert says no.

The Richmond City Council is hoping to reduce crime by looking to apply stricter regulations on convenience stores by changing zoning laws. → Read More

Man seen peeking through Richmond windows, exposing himself; neighbors concerned about police response

A Richmond woman is raising awareness about a series of "startling" incidents outside her Museum District apartment. → Read More

'We can't be Karens': Richmond councilor dismisses backlash for 'condescending' response to citizen

Richmond's 3rd District Council Member Ann-Frances Lambert dismissed backlash she received over a social media comment in which she called a citizen a "Karen" after he raised concerns about safety. → Read More

Richmond mayor denies asking for Smith's resignation, says he is 'not involved' in firing of police chiefs

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney denied any involvement with the resignation of former Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith and declined to answer why Smith stepped down. → Read More

Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith resigns

Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith resigned on Tuesday evening following months of public turmoil. Smith started as Richmond's Police chief in the summer of 2020.; → Read More

Commonwealth says there is no evidence of mass shooting plot at Dogwood Dell Independence Day event

The Commonwealth's Attorney office said there is no evidence pointing to Dogwood Dell as the planned location for an alleged mass shooting plot on the Fourth of July. → Read More

Some fear for future of same-sex marriage after overturning of Roe v. Wade

“We've seen this before, and we're going to see it again," Philip Crosby, a director for a Richmond theater, said. "So I guess the point being, I'm sorry if we have to fight that fight again.” → Read More

Some Richmonders upset Lee Circle barricades won't be removed until fall: 'It doesn't make sense'

The barricades and fencing surrounding the circle which used to house a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee won't be removed for at least several more months, according to a city official. → Read More

What's going on? Richmond rent up 22% in two years

Data from commercial real estate company CoStar showed the average rent in the Richmond area was $1,415 a month in 2022. That price is 11.5% more than in 2021 and 22% more than in 2020. → Read More

RPS principal begs admin for help addressing bloody halls, told not to go into detail

Parents at Richmond Community High said unanswered questions remain following a bloody break-in at the school that wasn't cleaned up immediately and discovered by students as they arrived for class. → Read More

Virginians demand relief from high gas prices as governor, lawmakers disagree on solutions

CBS 6 political analyst, Dr. Bob Holsworth said state lawmakers remain at odds over how to ease the financial burden of rising fuel costs. → Read More

Richmond students find crime scene blood covering school halls: 'It smelled so bad'

An intruder broke into the Richmond school around 1 a.m. Saturday and smashed windows, a Richmond Public Schools spokesperson said. → Read More

Rising COVID cases in Virginia causing increased teacher absences, canceling school programs

“I just think it’s a matter of remaining vigilant and staying cautious," Theresa Kennedy said. "My kids still wear masks in school.” → Read More

Richmond takes action to remove A.P. Hill statue, relocate Confederate general's remains

Richmond City Council members adopted a resolution that seeks court approval to remove the A.P. Hill monument on the Northside and relocate Hill's remains. → Read More

Family says Virginia boy was victim of hate crime: ‘It felt like I lost my manhood’

Jerry Chambers’ family said he was assaulted and humiliated while unconscious at a party in December 2020 in Powhatan County when he was 16 years old. → Read More

Hundreds remember 'angelic' George Wythe student with ‘bold spirit’

Hundreds of people gathered at United Nations Church on Richmond’s Southside Wednesday to honor the life of Samiyah Yellardy. → Read More

Richmond grocery store manager: Prices may keep rising until the fall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects costs at the grocery store could increase by up to 4% throughout 2022. The poultry and dairy industries face the highest inflation while fresh vegetable prices may remain the most steady. → Read More