A. J. Nwoko, NBC12 WWBT Richmond

A. J. Nwoko

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Recent articles by A.:

‘This hit hard’: Neighbors call for enforcement on Semmes after car accident killed RPS teen

17-year-old Josie Cox was a passenger inside a car that slammed into a power pole on the intersection of 22nd street. Now neighbors who live there are calling for the city to step in and slow drivers down. → Read More

Millions take flight, drive and ride trains ahead of Thanksgiving travel weekend

AAA predicts 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. → Read More

Staying safe on the roads ahead of Thanksgiving travel

According to AAA, over 1.3 million Virginians are expected to travel by car over the Thanksgiving holiday and they’re expecting to assist around 6,500 drivers who wind up in a collision or break down on the side of the road. → Read More

VDH sounding alarm on spike in respiratory illness before holidays

The Virginia Department of Health says the flu is about five times as prevalent as it was each of the past four years around the same period. → Read More

‘I still can’t believe it’: Father of UVA shooting suspect speaks

Christopher Danell Jones Sr. in Petersburg says his son was a good kid and still can't believe he is capable of committing the crimes he has been charged with. → Read More

‘This man earned this’: Retired army veteran gifted with mortgage-free home

U.S. Army Captain James Howard dedicated his life to giving back to others with disabilities, now a nonprofit is paying it forward by making sure they never have to face the challenge of paying for a home. → Read More

Petersburg city leaders, Governor update on economic developments

Riding the bus just got a lot easier in and around Petersburg. Tuesday the city's mayor and the governor cut the ribbon of a brand new park and ride station off Washington and Union streets. → Read More

New Petersburg Public Schools superintendent sworn-in

Dr. Tamara Sterling was officially sworn in as the latest superintendent for the school division after previously serving Franklin City Public schools for the past five years. → Read More

Special meeting planned to discuss potential Petersburg casino partnership

Cordish Companies lost out on building a Richmond casino and is now the top pick to build one in Petersburg. → Read More

Petersburg Fire Department holds open house to recruit new staff

The Petersburg Fire Department hosted an open house for potential recruits to get an inside look at what it takes to serve the community. → Read More

Petersburg schools holding job fair to alleviate bus driver shortage

Peterburg schools say its bus driver shortage is putting a strain on drivers, which is why the school division is pushing to fill at least eight vacancies at its next job fair. → Read More

Hopewell teachers to face off against Harlem Wizards to raise funds for student courses

Next Saturday Hopewell teachers and students will take on a professional basketball team: the Harlem Wizards. But the unlikely match-up isn't just for fun. The school division is hoping to generate revenue to make sure its students have the best learning opportunities. → Read More

Northside residents skeptical over city’s solution to curb speeding on Monteiro Street

Weeks after northside resident Marilyn Joyner’s home was damaged after a vehicle crashed into it, the Richmond Department of Public Works has laid down a temporary solution to get cars to slow down. → Read More

City inspects businesses to curb Shockoe Bottom violence

Recent violence has city officials taking a closer look at bars clubs and restaurants in Shockoe Bottom. → Read More

City prepares for Run Richmond 16.19 event

Come Saturday, Richmond will combine its tradition of road races with its rich African American history. → Read More

‘I’m really stressed’: Resident pleads for city’s help after home repeatedly struck by speeding vehicles

What looks more like a home under construction has been the recurring nightmare for Northside homeowner Marilynn Joyner. → Read More

‘We want it back open’: City says hole in bridge will take months to repair

In Petersburg, a road will remain closed well into the new year because a bridge along Oak Hill Road Near battlefield park - is in danger of collapsing. → Read More

Organization pushes for flag to become nation’s symbol for 9/11

Twenty-one years ago, the day after Sept. 11th, 2001, Richard Melito felt compelled to honor the lives lost in the worst attack on American soil in this nation’s history. During that uncertain time, Melito says he put his pen to a paper inside his Henrico Restaurant and started sketching. → Read More

Demolition beginning for blighted Petersburg Ramada Inn

Petersburg's "biggest eyesore" will soon be a thing of the past! City leaders announced the former Ramada Inn, which has been left in a state of disrepair since 2012, will be taken down over the course of the next few months. → Read More

Petersburg police chief addresses shooting death of teen

Since Sunday, Petersburg Police Chief Travis Christian has been trying to find the person or people responsible for the death of Le’Quan Smith. → Read More