Kerri O'Brien, 8News WRIC Richmond

Kerri O'Brien

8News WRIC Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Kerri:

Proposed bills could eat into Dominion Energy’s excess earnings and end the monopoly

Several bills at the General Assembly this session take aim at the electric giant Dominion Energy. Lawmakers say they would protect customers and their wallets and end Dominion's monopoly in the commonwealth. → Read More

Jurors continue deliberating in Charles City County animal cruelty case

Jurors continue to deliberate Friday in the animal cruelty case against Resi Connell, the owner of the Independence Funny Farm in Charles City County. She is facing 10 counts of animal cruelty charges including depriving her animals of food, water and emergency veterinary care. → Read More

Richmond water main break to close road ‘until further notice’

A water main break will close the 1600 block of Boston Avenue "until further notice," a tweet from Richmond's Department of Public Utilities said Thursday. → Read More

Richmond police concerned over hundreds of stolen guns in 2019

With more than half taken from cars, which are sometimes left unlocked, authorities are labeling the problem a public safety concern. → Read More

How to stay safe while using Uber or Lyft on New Year’s

After a recent safety report revealed that 3,045 sexual assaults were reported in Uber rides last year, 8News wants you to know how to stay safe when using ride-hailing services. → Read More

Police, victims warn against firing guns on New Year’s Eve

Kaitlyn Kong thought she had been punched hard in the abdomen as she stood among thousands of people in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, as the new year arrived a year ago. → Read More

Federal spending bill takes a bite out of dog research

It’s being called an historic effort to curb government animal testing. The federal spending bill signed by President Trump last week extends restrictions to dog research at the Department of Veterans Affairs, including McGuire VA Medical Center's controversial dog testing. → Read More

Speed limit reduced on I-95 ramp after crash that killed 3 motorcyclists

Changes are made to the Maury Street exit ramp along Interstate 95 in Richmond following a crash that left three motorcyclists dead. → Read More

‘I am not an inmate’: Virginia’s prison strip- search policy under fire

Visitors tell 8News they feel like they are being treated like they’re the criminals. → Read More

Audit reveals flaws in GRTC’s system for catching fare evaders

A new audit reveals that passengers could be riding GRTC Pulse buses without paying for it and getting away with it. The Richmond city audit reviewed revenues for GRTC and GRTC's system for catching fare evaders onboard the Pulse bus is flawed. → Read More

Cocktail to go: ‘Shockoe Illuminates’ event to allow open containers

As you get into the holiday spirit at the Shockoe Illuminates event on Friday, you'll be able to sip your spirits in public. → Read More

Richmond police to add civilians in effort to combat violence

Richmond's Police Chief Will Smith announced Tuesday he's adding more personnel to the ranks in an effort to combat violence in the city. → Read More

Report: Legalizing casinos would provide modest boost

A new state report says legalizing casinos in Virginia would provide a modest economic boost in state tax revenues and to communities where casinos are located. → Read More

Richmond Fire responding to hundreds of elevator rescue calls: ‘It’s a public safety concern’

Getting stuck on an elevator probably isn’t something you worry about frequently, but 8News has found that elevator rescues happen more often than you may think in the City of Richmond. → Read More

Woman caught on camera stealing wallet at Virginia nail salon

A Norfolk woman has a reminder as we turn the corner to the holidays: Keep an eye on your wallet. → Read More

VDOT removes guardrails blamed for deaths

Guardrails that have sliced through cars and linked to multiple deaths around the country — including Virginia — are coming off the roads. → Read More

‘I was shocked’: 8News viewers get Richmond woman back on the road

Thanks to our 8News viewers, a Richmond woman detoured by a Richmond City towing mistake is back on the road. → Read More

Inspection report at facility that warehouses dogs for research draws concern

There’s new concerns about a Virginia breeding facility warehousing dogs for research. Drone video captured this past June showed thousands of beagles barking and howling from their cages at the facility in Cumberland. → Read More

Unknown incident in Caroline County closes portion of I-95 South

An unknown incident in Caroline County has closed a portion of Interstate-95 South on Thursday. → Read More

Footage shows GRTC Pulse bus collide with student crossing Broad Street in 2018

o weeks ago, a pedestrian was hit and killed by a Pulse bus. At the time, a GRTC spokesperson said it was the first time a pedestrian had been struck by the Pulse. 8News has now uncovered that’s not the case after obtaining bus surveillance video of Damico’s accident. → Read More