Gretchen Ross, 8News WRIC Richmond

Gretchen Ross

8News WRIC Richmond

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Recent articles by Gretchen:

Bacteria, E.coli levels in James River violate state water quality standard

Last week a test from the James River Association revealed that the river bacteria and E. Coli levels are in violation of the state's water quality standard. → Read More

‘It’s a privilege, not a right’: Mom, son hit by truck concerned over reckless driver’s ‘light sentence’

A Richmond mother and her son were hit by a truck in November and they say they're still looking for justice. → Read More

‘Daddy went swimming’: 3-year-old girl found alone on boat in Texas lake

A 3-year-old girl was found alone on a boat in Hood County, Texas on Friday. → Read More

RPS superintendent talks poverty rates, ways to improve after SOL scores released

The standardized test scores of Virginia's students were released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education. The data revealed that SOL test scores dropped in several subject areas and many students in Central Virginia didn't improve their pass rates from the year before. → Read More

‘A car is not a holster’: RPD Chief says community can help keep neighborhoods safe

Richmond Police Department is taking the opportunity during National Night Out to help residents from becoming victims of crimes. → Read More

‘Diversity is a good thing’: Mixed reviews on RPS re-zoning options

In an effort to combat overcrowding and bring more diversity to its schools Richmond Public Schools introduced an updated rezoning plan. → Read More

‘Free at last’: Virginia legislators commemorate 400 years of African American evolution

In light of Presidents Donald Trump’s visit to Jamestown legislators from Virginia gathered Tuesday morning to commemorate the 400 years of African American evolution in the United States. → Read More

Richmond residents concerned over speeding in school zones during summer

Residents who live nearby schools said they are concerned for their safety after many drivers disregard the speed limit, especially during the summer months. → Read More

‘Shocked and hurt’: Local pastor responds to catalytic converter thefts

This past weekend, police said four catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles on Chamberlayne Avenue and Dill Avenues. → Read More

Mother of slain daughter ‘not surprised’ by inaction at Virginia special session

A family who was in attendance for Tuesday’s special session was hoping for change. They said they were not surprised the session was moved until after the election. → Read More

Construction is back on for Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Construction is back on for the Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. → Read More

RRHA working with Richmond Police to end violence in the city’s 6 courts

The new Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority CEO is prioritizing the safety of city court residents after recent shootings. → Read More

Prince George County Police locate driver in hit-and-run crash that injured bicyclist

Authorities in Prince George County are searching for a hit-and-run driver who left a bicyclist fighting for her life on Sunday. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Hanover woman falls unconscious, sick during honeymoon in Dominican Republic

Derek and Skylar Martin tied the knot on June 8, in a wedding they say was “perfect.” But they had no idea what was to come. → Read More

'If you love it, lock it or lose it': Despite rising thefts, drivers still leave car doors unlocked

Forrest Hill car thefts have jumped from 19 to 37 in 28 days. Over the weekend, $7,000 worth of items were stolen from an unlocked car in Westover Hills. → Read More

Virginia’s first multi-level go-kart track opens this weekend

"You get butterflies in your stomach when you're driving around for the first time," General Manager Clint Novak said. → Read More

Virginia's first multi-level go-kart track opens this weekend

The state's first multi-level go-kart track debuts this weekend at Fun Land of Fredericksburg. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Police reveal startling number of guns stolen from unlocked cars in Richmond

Richmond Police reported that almost 200 guns were stolen from private vehicles, many of which were unlocked.. News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

'This is at an epidemic level': Richmond Police find alarming number of guns stolen from cars

Startling numbers were just released from the Richmond Police Department. So far in 2019, 84 guns have been stolen out of cars and 16 just in the month of May. → Read More

'Never swim alone' First responders offer summer swimming safety tips

With pools opening across Central Virginia in time for Memorial Day weekend, first responders and law enforcement are reminding families to swim safe this summer. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More