Kerri O'Brien, 8News WRIC Richmond

Kerri O'Brien

8News WRIC Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Kerri:

146 Virginia police officers decertified, new law expands to include excessive force and lying

The number of police officers pulled from their positions for dishonesty or excessive force is growing in Virginia. According to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ master list, 146 officers have been decertified as of mid-January. → Read More

US veteran claims chronic health problems stem from military toxic burn pits

The U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to expand health care coverage to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Yet some feel it doesn’t go far enough. → Read More

High gas prices expected to stick around in Virginia, AAA shares ways to save

If you’re feeling some pain at the pump, you’re not alone. Gas prices are surging across the country, causing drivers to dig deeper into their pockets. → Read More

Beagle puppies from negligent Virginia breeding facility on their way to new homes

150 dogs from the troubled Envigo breeding and research facility in Cumberland are on their way to finding forever homes, thanks to the efforts of a state senator, animal rescue group and one Wyoming ranch. → Read More

Richmond school violated law by barring special needs student from in-person learning, state says

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) found Richmond Public Schools noncompliant after denying a special needs student in-person learning. → Read More

Caught on camera: Henrico football coach makes racist and demeaning remarks to student athlete

A coach with Henrico County Schools has been caught on tape making racist and disparaging remarks to a student-athlete. → Read More

Outside group to review Virginia’s I-95 shutdown response at taxpayer’s expense

8News is still waiting to learn more about a timeline for an after-action review. Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is questioning when it will be complete noting it has been a month now. Spanberger says Virginians deserve answers. → Read More

Envigo blames COVID-19 for dozens of disturbing animal welfare violations

Envigo, the troubled dog breeding and research facility in Cumberland County is blaming COVID-19 for its multiple animal welfare violations. Their response comes as Virginia lawmakers pursue bills to crack down on Envigo. → Read More

New Virginia ABC store opens in Richmond but how are they filling the shelves?

The new opening however, comes at a time when Virginia ABC is short on supply and staff. Regional Manager Ramon Santiago admitted they had to take some supply from other stores and direct an additional shipment to the Manchester store to get it up and running. → Read More

A higher standard: General Assembly may mandate staffing levels in nursing homes

The Covid-19 crisis revealed serious concerns about staffing shortages, poor infection control and neglect inside Virginia’s nursing facilities. Now, a House bill introduced by Delegate Betsey Carr – (D) 69th District – would set minimum hourly staffing standards. → Read More

Former Chesterfield teacher acquitted of sexual contact but claims left a mark on his career

A former Chesterfield teacher and coach was found not guilty of having a sexual relationship with a student. Yet, Joshua Alford says the allegations destroyed his life. → Read More

Petersburg awarded $2.6 million to addressing flooding, 1800s era infrastructure

The city has been awarded $2.6 million dollars in state grants for stormwater management. → Read More

Virginia Court of Appeals to Hear ‘Waverly Two’ exoneration case

The Virginia Court of Appeals has agreed to hold a hearing to consider overturning the state conviction of at least one of the men in the case involving Terrence Richardson and Ferrone Claiborne. → Read More

‘I regret everything’: Convicted rapist comes face to face with his victim

Convicted rapist Norman Jimmerson has been behind bars for 30 years after raping a woman in Williamsburg. Recently, he spoke with the victim of that assault and she offered him her forgiveness. → Read More

Chesterfield senior community battles USPS for mailboxes

A senior living community in Chesterfield is in a battle for curbside delivery. → Read More

Mother, advocates hopeful for ‘Waverly Two’ following Herring’s call for writ of innocence

The mother of one of the “Waverly Two” is overjoyed to have the support of State Attorney General Mark Herring in her fight to free her son from prison. The mother and the Virginia NAACP are now hoping a state court moves quickly to right, what they call, a wrong. → Read More

West Broad Village shops prep for Small Business Saturday

"We're running are deepest discounts of the year." Plenty of deals to be had at local stores on Small Business Saturday. → Read More

Jury deliberations in Unite the Right trial begin, juror excused due to COVID exposure

One of the jurors in the Unite the Right civil trial in Charlottesville has been excused after being potentially exposed to COVID-19. Jury deliberations in the case are expected to begin sometime today. → Read More

Closing arguments heard in Unite the Right civil trial at federal courthouse in Charlottesville

There are nine plaintiffs in the case. Those plaintiffs suffered some sort of physical or emotional damages as a result of the violence that occurred in August 2017. → Read More

“I am finally free”: Virginia rape victim and DNA evidence advocate confronts her attacker

Virginia rape victim and DNA evidence advocate speaks to her attacker - 32 years later. → Read More