Autumn Childress, 8News WRIC Richmond

Autumn Childress

8News WRIC Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Autumn:

‘Shock and anger’: Virginia parents react to mass shooting at Texas elementary school

As news of the latest school shooting in Texas continues to rock the country, parents in Central Virginia are reacting to the gut-wrenching reality. → Read More

Local woman, mechanic warn of gas theft as pain at the pump continues

As gas prices continue to soar, some people in Central Virginia are warning of thieves. → Read More

Community mourns Xavier Brown, 23-year-old shot to death in Shockoe Bottom

Those who knew Xavier Brown describe him as ‘full of energy,’ and said he was always trying to perfect his craft. The 23-year-old had made a name for himself in the Richmond area as an … → Read More

Richmond woman uses social media to help track down her stolen car

A Richmond woman said it was through the connection of social media that someone recognized her car and called police, hours after it had been stolen. → Read More

‘There’s literally blood everywhere’: Richmond students find school halls covered in blood

Blood was found covering the halls of Richmond Community High School on Monday morning after an incident that occurred two nights before. → Read More

Record high gas prices create challenges for local small businesses

According to AAA, average gas prices in the Richmond region recently matched the record high of $4.25 a gallon. That’s a 19-cent jump since just last week, and $1.28 more expensive than it was at this time last year. → Read More

Burgers and steaks are a ‘no-go:’ How a tick bite could trigger a red meat allergy

The Richmond man told 8News that three years ago, he ate a sausage biscuit and three hours later, he wound up in a hospital bed in anaphylactic shock. Doctors were puzzled but revealed the answer to his medical mystery was a tick bite — the lone star tick to be exact. → Read More

Family, friends remember Petersburg veteran who died during eviction notice delivery

A Petersburg man is dead after authorities say a shotgun went off while he was being served an eviction notice. Now, that man’s family and friends are speaking out. → Read More

Petersburg family searching for new home after bullet flies through their ceiling

A Petersburg woman and her toddler are searching for a new place to live after a bullet flew threw their ceiling late Friday night. → Read More

Missing Mississippi student found, reunited with family in Richmond

The mother of Kamilah Fipps, a missing student from Jackson State University, says she has seen surveillance video from a Richmond gas station showing her daughter Tuesday night. → Read More

Chesterfield police investigate string of car break-ins

terfield County Police Department is investigating a string of car break-ins in and around the Smoketree Neighborhood. → Read More

Richmond Police renew push to solve missing persons cases

The Richmond Police Department is working to bring awareness to hundreds of missing persons cases in the City — both old and new. → Read More

‘That was my love child:’ Mother mourns life of 17-year-old shot and killed in Richmond

“That was my love child,” Akeyia Pernell, the victim’s mother said. “Her birthday was Valentine’s Day. She was created out of love.” → Read More

Frustrations, questions mount over George Wythe impasse

Questions and frustrations continue to mount over the new George Wythe High School process. Last week, city council failed to transfer $7.3 million in construction funds to the school board, leaving folks in the community wondering ‘what’s next?’ → Read More

Family mourns 15 year old killed in Petersburg apartment complex shooting

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A Petersburg family is desperately searching for answers after their 15 year old son, Tyjuan Crenshaw II, was shot and killed on Saturday. Petersburg Police say it happened just after 8:30pm in the 300 block of Crestfall Court, inside the Lieutenants Run apartment complex. When officers arrived, they found Crenshaw with […] → Read More

“My son or me could’ve been shot”: Witnesses recount moments after man is shot and killed in Hopewell

Hopewell Police are searching for the person who opened fire at a Hopewell gas station on Sunday, leaving one man dead. → Read More

Richmond City Council rejects initial funding for new George Wythe High School

The future of a new George Wythe High School is still uncertain after city council rejected a plan to transfer $7.3 million in construction funds to the school board. → Read More

Tensions run high between Richmond City Council, School Board over George Wythe construction

A months-long debate over a new George Wythe High school continued Tuesday night between the Richmond School Board and city council. Since August, both parties have been in a gridlock over construction and funding, and those tensions continued for nearly two hours, ending with some members walking out mid-meeting. → Read More

Masks are officially optional in Virginia schools: Here’s how local school districts are responding

Legislation requiring school districts to drop their mask mandates for students is now in effect. → Read More

Paying more at the pump? Experts warn Russia-Ukraine tensions could drive gas prices higher

If you’ve been to the gas pump lately, it’s no secret that prices are climbing. Experts now warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could drive these prices even higher. → Read More