Olivia Jaquith, 8News WRIC Richmond

Olivia Jaquith

8News WRIC Richmond

Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Recent articles by Olivia:

‘Distance doesn’t matter’: Richmond Public Schools hosts Community Healing Circle addressing gun violence trauma

Students, educators and community members gathered at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Thursday evening for a Community Healing Circle, coming together to address collective trauma in the City of Richmond and across the country in the wake of recent gun violence. → Read More

Chesterfield, Henrico food banks face varying impacts of Jif peanut butter recall

With the expansion of a multi-state recall of certain Jif peanut butter products due to possible salmonella contamination, food banks already struggling in Central Virginia have had to adapt to operate without the shelf staple. → Read More

Nearly 40 reported shootings this year in Petersburg: What’s being done to curb gun violence

Less than halfway through the year, the City of Petersburg has been the site of nearly 40 reported shooting incidents, according to crime data released by the police department. → Read More

Petersburg City Council extends curfew for minors by one hour on each end to curb gun violence

This week, council members voted unanimously to expand the curfew to 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. amid efforts to curb recent gun violence. → Read More

Richmond mayor requests Virginia State of Emergency for baby formula shortage

Mayor Levar Stoney has asked Gov. Glenn Youngkin to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to help Virginia families that are suffering from the national baby formula shortage. → Read More

Chesterfield Police identify man found shot to death in car

According to police, at around 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots on the 15100 block of Timsberry Circle. When they arrived, officers found 20-year-old Tyjuan Coleman inside of a car. Coleman, who had been shot multiple times, was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Henrico residents call out apparent housing scam with home, rental prices on the rise

Shared in a residential group on Facebook, this particular post advertised a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a garden that was pet-friendly and would cost $600 per month to rent-to-own. However, residents in the group seemed to recognize that the post wasn’t legitimate, and Leslie Blackwell with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) agreed. → Read More

Richmond homeowner given environmental violation fine amidst bamboo battle

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond residents are speaking out after being fined by the city for violating the environmental code. Sara Sawyers and her partner Chris Steckline, live together in Sawyers’ Richmond home. The couple said they received a notice last week alerting them to environmental code violations, which cited weeds above 12″ and bamboo […] → Read More

Henrico woman scammed out of $7,500 continues fight to get money back

Nearly two months after a Henrico County woman was scammed out of approximately $7,500, she continues her fight to have that money returned. → Read More

Residents say baby dropped from third-story window in Southside Richmond

A baby was hospitalized and a woman is in custody after witnesses said the baby was held out of a third-story window and dropped. → Read More

Tenants find belongings on street after death of landlord

Three Richmond tenants are concerned that they may be without a home after the landlord from whom they were renting passed away. → Read More

Metro Richmond area authorities report 32 school bus-involved crashes since start of 2022

In 2022, authorities in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties and the City of Richmond confirmed to 8News that there have been a total of 32 school bus-involved crashes in those localities. However, not all of these incidents resulted in injury. In some cases, police said that the crashes could have been minor, such as hitting a branch and breaking a mirror. → Read More

Henrico residents share safety concerns after fatal Monument Avenue hit-and-run

According to court records, Ciera Hope Childress, from Henrico, was charged with failure to stop in a crash in which there was a death, drug possession and her second DWI in less than three years. → Read More

Richmond leaders introduce plan to reduce gun violence

Nearly one year after Mayor Levar Stoney and Richmond City Council members declared gun violence a public health crisis in the city, local leaders met on Tuesday to finalize their Gun Violence Prevention report. → Read More

Deaths of men found in Caroline County remains unsolved 33 years later, police suspect foul play

More than 30 years after their deaths, the cases of two unidentified individuals whose remains were found in Caroline County are still unsolved. → Read More

Emporia Police investigating death of 5-month-old Paisley Adams, mother’s boyfriend charged

EMPORIA, Va. (WRIC) — An investigation is underway after a 5-month-old baby girl was hospitalized with serious injuries and later died. Authorities confirmed to 8News that the victim’s name was Paisley Adams. According to a release, Emporia Police Officers were called to Bon Secours Hospital in Emporia on Monday, April 18 for the report of […] → Read More

Second teen dies after officer-involved Richmond crash, parents share heartbreaking choice

A Richmond family is in mourning after the loss of their 18-year-old son nearly two weeks after he was involved in vehicle crash with police. → Read More

Chesterfield school making history in language immersion

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One elementary school in Central Virginia is leading the nation in language instruction. Gates Elementary supplements budgeted funds with grants for its dual language immersion programs. O.B. Gates in Chesterfield County is the first elementary school in the nation to offer American Sign Language (ASL) as a dual immersion program, […] → Read More

Residents reflect on tragic Kilmarnock fire

The local fire chief, business owners and residents reflected today on the aftermath of Kilmarnock’s devastating, early morning fire. → Read More

Missing six-month-old found, Chesterfield father arrested

A Chesterfield Police spokesperson told 8News that the arrest was made in Henrico around 11:30 a.m. → Read More