Gretchen Ross, 8News WRIC Richmond

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Past articles by Gretchen:

City of Richmond hosts 15th annual Imagine Multicultural Festival

RICHMOND, Va., (WRIC) — The city of Richmond’s Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the 15th annual Imagine Festival. Nearly 60 community vendors and organizations were on hand throughout the afternoon offering food, music, and health screenings to folks. The event also featured activities for kids and a soccer tournament. The goal is to offer the […] → Read More

Two men stabbed with box cutter after fight

Police responded to the 2900 block of N. Arthur Ashe Blvd at 8:52 p.m. Saturday evening for reports of a stabbing → Read More

Measures could soon improve road safety near Forest Hill Avenue

At the intersection of Taylor and Forest Hill Avenues, there is a bus stop but no crosswalk. Safety measure changes could soon come to the area to get drivers to slow down and share the roadway. → Read More

Workplace memorial honors Chesterfield employee killed during tornado outbreak: ‘I never want to forget him’

One year ago Tuesday, 11 tornadoes touched down in Virginia -- with 10 of them hitting Central Virginia. → Read More

Kitty litter being dumped at Pony Pasture: ‘It’s so toxic to the river’

For close to a year, the James River Park System has been on the hunt for whoever is throwing plastic bags of kitty litter along Riverside Drive in Pony Pasture. → Read More

Chesterfield parents express concern with school bus schedule uncertainty

Classes are underway in Chesterfield County but parents say bus routes and transportation for students has not been reliable so far this school year. Some told 8News Monday that they are worried about their children's safety. → Read More

City of Emporia warns residents to stop using discolored water

In a social media post, the City of Emporia is warning residents to stop drinking or using water through Sunday at midnight. → Read More

‘Crush the Crisis’: HCA Virginia Hospitals host opioid take-back day

Hospitals offered folks a chance to get rid of unused or expired opioid medications Saturday morning. → Read More

Navy Hill proposal has big plans for historic Blues Armory

The proposed Navy Hill development plan for downtown Richmond could bring jobs and a possible economic boost to the area. On Wednesday, 8News toured a centerpiece of the project: the historic Blues Armory. → Read More

First large-scale ‘superstreet’ coming to Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County will break ground on the state’s first ‘superstreet’ project next month in Chester. → Read More

Community gathers for ‘Prep 4 Success’

Before students head back to school, a radio station and other community leaders teamed up to help families shop for school supplies. → Read More

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