Jake Burns, WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Jake Burns

WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Jake:

Rally honors slain young people: 'Stop the killing... Save our children'

There were heavy hearts across Richmond as more than a dozen families marched Sunday in honor of young people who have lost their lives to gun violence. → Read More

Richmond DJ, father found shot to death outside parents' Chesterfield home

Brandon Robertson, a Richmond-area DJ and father of two, was found shot to death in a car outside his parents' home on Old Courthouse Road. → Read More

This chef won Chopped. Now he is in Richmond teaching the next generation.

The RVA C.O.O.K.S. program was designed to teach Richmond teens culinary and interpersonal skills. Students and chefs called the inaugural program a success. → Read More

Man arrested for murder after woman's body found along Hanover road

Emmanuel Dewayne Coble, 27, of Hampton, was arrested on August 11 and charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. → Read More

Richmond health leader encourages vaccination amid reported polio case in New York

The investigation into a polio case in New York, the first case of the potentially deadly disease in the U.S. in a decade, was surprising for Dr. Viray, but she said there is no need for alarm. → Read More

ER doctor shares simple steps to stay safe on the water: 'Know before you go'

“This is a river community, so we spend a lot of time out there,” Dr. Robert Culley, an ER Physician at VCU’s Tappahannock Hospital, said. → Read More

Why Virginia grandmother is ‘planting seeds for people to slow down’

Standing on a busy street corner, Yesmine Bethea surveys colorful flowers and balloons that surround the name of her granddaughter, Aajah. The memorial to the 16-year-old serves as a small reminder to those who pass by about what driving decisions can mean for others. → Read More

Hospital provides update on Richmond-area man bitten by pet pit viper

Virginia State Police said the man was bitten by the African pit viper, one of the most venomous snakes in the world. → Read More

Why it took 20 minutes for police to respond to an armed man on a Richmond porch

The investigation into Lester Carlton Epps' shooting death is ongoing and questions remain about the initial police response to the scene. → Read More

Why researcher says closing Interstate 95 earlier would have been double-edged sword

A transportation researcher says a "really a bad combination of events" led to the stranding of hundreds of drivers along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia overnight Monday into Tuesday. → Read More

Take these simple steps to get your home, car prepped for winter weather

“Make sure you’re getting your maintenance done on it your tires checked,” Elmore said. → Read More

The three things causing school bus driver shortages

Health concerns related to COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy and enhanced unemployment benefits are all contributing to shortages nationally, according to the National School Bus Transportation Association. → Read More

How you can help 'sweet' dog saved from Petersburg dumpster

An animal rescue group is now fostering the dog that was stuck inside a dumpster that was about to be emptied in Old Towne Petersburg earlier this month. → Read More

After losing son to suicide, Virginia senator pushes for mental health reform

Sen. Creigh Deeds said Virginia must fund worker pay increases to make these kinds of jobs more attractive and find ways to get more mental health services workers in the job pipeline. → Read More

Trash truck driver about to empty dumpster saves dog: 'She could've got crushed'

"As I pull up to the can and went to dump it, a dog popped out,” Jermaine Jackson, who has worked for Waste Management for 26 years, remembered. → Read More

Virginia lawyer answers your burning marijuana questions

Diane Toscano said Virginia’s legalization law left certain logistical aspects vague or unaddressed. → Read More

Ahead of November elections, governor nominees lay out their visions

The race for the Executive Mansion pits the former Governor verse Youngkin, who casts himself as a “political outsider.” Both candidates spoke with CBS 6 about where they see the campaigns heading in the months to come. → Read More

Man killed, another critically injured in shooting at Petersburg park

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured at a Petersburg park Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Monument Avenue 10k will be reunion for mother, daughter separated during pandemic

Cary Wing, who works in the fitness and lifestyle medicine industry, is using Richmond’s iconic road race, the Monument Avenue 10k, to reunite in-person with her daughter for the first time since the pandemic hit Virginia last spring. → Read More

When marijuana becomes legal in Va. you still can't do this (and other things)

The moment was strictly ceremonial, but when Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation that will legalize the simple possession of marijuana for those 21 and up starting July 1, officials said it marks a major step toward racial equity. → Read More