Shannon Lilly, WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Shannon Lilly

WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Shannon:

Free clinics serving the most vulnerable report strain amid high patient demand; staffing shortages

Health Brigade, located in Richmond, is Virginia’s first free clinic, serving the city’s most vulnerable population for the last 52 years. → Read More

Why it took a month to spread the word about this Henrico missing teen

Officers check off boxes about the child’s condition, reporting if the child has a disability, is endangered, or is missing under circumstances indicating the disappearance was not voluntary. → Read More

After having stroke at just 46, man works to raise awareness: 'It was a wake-up call'

The President of HCA Virginia was just 46 years old when he found himself being treated as a patient in one of his own hospitals after suffering a stroke. Five years later he aims to bring awareness to the growing number of people experiencing a stroke at a young age. → Read More

They were given just hours to pack after Richmond condemned their apartment

Dozens of people living at a downtown Richmond apartment were given just hours to pack their bags Friday, after the building was condemned. → Read More

Richmond emergency vet swamped with staff shortages, unprecedented caseloads

A Richmond 24-hour emergency vet reported reaching capacity Tuesday night, saying that had become a weekly occurrence amid staffing shortages and an influx of sick and injured pets. → Read More

Teen opens clothing boutique in Tappahannock: 'If there’s a will there’s a way'

At just 17-years-old, Dunn is making that dream a reality. In June, she opened her own clothing boutique on Prince Street in Tappahannock. → Read More

Powhatan man to run 85 miles for fallen firefighters on 9/11 anniversary

For the third year in a row, a Powhatan man planned to do the unthinkable to honor fallen firefighters and unite the community on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. → Read More

Richmond doctors report COVID hospitalization surge comparable to January

Dr. Avula believed the state would continue to see hospitalizations. He said that he hopes over the next six months, enough of the population would get vaccinated, along with the natural immunity in place for those who had already been infected, to stop the swirling of disease. → Read More

After battling breakthrough COVID infection, Mechanicsville man urges vaccinations

Dr. Michael Stevens, Interim Hospital Epidemiologist for VCU Health said while breakthrough COVID infections are still rare, they were seeing an uptick in cases coming into the hospital. → Read More

How the rise in gun violence impacts emergency workers: 'It's not a statistic'

Two months after city leaders declared gun violence a public health crisis in Richmond, the chief of trauma at VCU Medical Center said that increase was taking a toll on hospitals and health care workers. → Read More

What your employer can legally ask about your COVID vaccination status

As more Virginians leave their homes and are headed back to work, a Virginia employment attorney weighed in on what employers can legally ask when inquiring about their employees’ COVID vaccination status. → Read More

Both lost jobs. She got paid. He waits. Where they live may be the reason why.

Maurice Nance hasn't received a paycheck in 10 months. → Read More

Richmond gas station charges $6.99 a gallon amid gasoline shortage

CBS 6 went into the store Tuesday afternoon and spoke with a store official about the high prices. That official said they had run completely out of gas. Within minutes the sign was turned off. → Read More

Richmond Kicker opens up about his mental health battle

Richmond Kickers defender Devante Dubose shared his years-long battle with mental health ahead of the Kickers May 8 game dedicated to mental health awareness. → Read More

Do women have stronger side effects to the COVID vaccine than men? Virginia doctor weighs in

While research was still being done on the differences in how the COVID vaccine impacts men and women, Dr. Melissa Viray said she would not be surprised to hear women experienced stronger side effects than men following their shot(s). → Read More

Can COVID-19 vaccine impact your menstrual cycle? Doctors address side-effects concerns

Hundreds of women have taken to social media to document their experience with a change in their menstrual cycle following their COVID vaccine. → Read More

Chesterfield woman still recovering from COVID 1 year later: 'I'm not going to give up'

One year after being hospitalized for COVID-19, a Chesterfield woman said she's still dealing with the aftereffects of the illness. → Read More

Less students apply for college financial aid amid pandemic; "It's like walking in blind"

As the number of students filling out financial aid applications dropped in Virginia, organizations across the state came together for an initiative to help students with the process. → Read More

Murder suspect was released from jail hours before his second arrest

One person is dead and a family member charged with murder in Colonial Heights. → Read More

Richmond receives multiple proposals for city's first casino

Multiple companies are competing for the chance to bring a casino to Richmond. → Read More