Kerri O'Brien, 8News WRIC Richmond

Kerri O'Brien

8News WRIC Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent:
  • 8News WRIC Richmond
Past:
  • CBS 17
  • WFLA NEWS

Recent articles by Kerri:

26-year-old man rides school bus to Stafford High School, takes bakery item from cafe

A 26-year-old man got onto a school bus headed to Stafford High School on Thursday morning. He was later taken to a hospital for "mental health treatment" after authorities learned he walked into the school's cafeteria and stole a bakery item. → Read More

Virginia corrections officers warn: ‘We are cutting corners’

Dozens of corrections officers painted a frightening picture of the inside of Virginia's state prisons during a town hall in Emporia Thursday night. They spoke directly to Virginia's Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland about staffing, security concerns and low pay. → Read More

Oops! Majority of Richmond’s 911 hang-ups coming from City Hall

8News has learned a bulk of the hang-ups calls are coming from Richmond City Hall. → Read More

Henrico homeowners sue Wawa, Rebkee

Henrico homeowners have filed a lawsuit Wawa and local developer Rebkee alleging construction of a new store is causing their homes to crack. → Read More

World Lung Cancer Day raises awareness

World Lung Cancer Day highlights the fight against one of the most common forms of cancer in the world. Lung Cancer reportedly counts for nearly one in five cancer deaths across the world. → Read More

‘We were amazed’: Double amputee living pain-free thanks to medical breakthrough at VCU

A major medical breakthrough happening at VCU Medical Center has a double amputee now living pain-free. So much so, he has been able to get back on the green to perfect his golf game. It’s all thanks to a non-surgical, non- invasive device that could be an alternative to opioids for anyone who suffers chronic […] → Read More

Could the dentist get your kid hooked on opioids?

Despite efforts to end the epidemic of abuse opioids are still being commonly prescribed to teens. → Read More

New push to prevent auto insurers from discriminating against you

There’s a new push to prevent auto insurance companies from discriminating against you. → Read More

‘Very relieved’: Wawa cleans up Henrico property after 8News investigation

Wawa has agreed to clean up a Henrico homeowner’s property after an 8News investigation. → Read More

Who’s doing your plastic surgery? What every patient should know before going under the knife

Virginia law allows any doctor to perform plastic surgery. → Read More

‘I want the world to know’: Contractor accusing Hanover company of not paying him wins in court

A contractor who alleged a Hanover-based company owes him and hundreds of others money won in court Monday. The company, Marathon Resource Management Group, took the contractor to court after he spoke out but the judge ruled in his favor. → Read More

Losing sleep stressing out about money? New survey says you’re not alone

A new report from Bankrate says nearly one in three adults loses sleep over money, specifically worrying about everyday expenses. People also stay up thinking about retirement savings, health care costs and paying off different types of debt. → Read More

Study: More women use pot during pregnancy

(CNN) — More expectant mothers than ever are smoking pot. A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that in 2017, 70 percent of future moms in the U.S. admitted to … → Read More

Henrico homeowners claim new Wawa construction is damaging their homes

Some Henrico homeowners claim the construction of a new Wawa is damaging their dream homes.. News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Use of restraint and seclusion increases at Henrico schools

New numbers shared with 8News show the use of restraint and seclusion in Henrico Public Schools has increased. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Chesterfield Schools Settles Lawsuit With Teacher Who Says She Was Told She Needed To Wear A Skirt

Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) has settled a federal lawsuit with a former teacher who said she was harassed and targeted for being a lesbian. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

'We have your daughter and we're holding her': Extortion scheme preys on parents worst fears

The phone rings and the terror begins: It’s a call Hanover resident Michael Key and his wife will never forget. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Mother 'shocked' after school admits teacher slapped child with his own shoe

A mother in Tappahannock is upset after her child was struck at school at the hands of their teacher. → Read More

Mother 'shocked' after school admits teacher slapped child with his own shoe

A mother in Tappahannock is upset after her child was struck at school at the hands of their teacher. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Richmond city employees could lose their jobs due to budget problems

Layoffs, furloughs and city services being stopped is a real possibility if council members don't take action Tuesday. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More