October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Conditions in home lead to child abuse charges

A county woman faces multiple charges of child abuse and neglect after police found what they said were unsafe living conditions in her Huntingcreek Hills home. More...

Crime Watch

Thieves go after catalytic converters again

The “cat” burglars have been at it again, cutting the catalytic converters off vehicles around the county: • From a vehicle parked at a business in the 400 block of Branchway Road on Sept. 15. More...

Opinions

LETTERS

Observer takes ‘anti-feral cat’ perspective More...

Calendar

Scan the autumn night sky

Astronomy Night, Saturday, Oct. 4, 7-8 p.m., Pocahontas State Park – boat ramp, 10301 State Park Road. Explore the night sky along with the Crewe Astronomy Club. Equipment provided. $5/parking. More...

Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 2 More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Oct. 2State Fair of Virginia, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.,The Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd.,Doswell. Enjoy all the fair favorites. $8-$15,$30/season pass, free/4 and younger with paidadult. Continues through Oct. 5, statefairva.org. More...

Davenport may pull prosecutors out of court

Commonwealth’s atty blames funding cuts

Overflowing court dockets and the recent addition of three new judges are giving Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney Billy Davenport heartburn. He says he doesn’t have enough prosecutors to keep up. More...

Heard this one?

With suspended licenses, excuses rule: Man loses his 16 times

In traffic court, excuses are like currency. If you make too many withdrawals, your luck eventually runs out. For one Richmond man facing his 16th conviction for driving on a suspended driver’s license, he found the bank was closed. More...

News

SPCA defends feral felines, promotes trap-neuter-return

Calling the practice of rounding up and euthanizing feral cats “brutal and unethical,” the head of the Richmond SPCA defended “trap-neuter-return” programs as the only effective means of controlling the growth of feral cat col More...

Judge tosses civil rights suit, but lawyer vows to fight on

A federal court judge last week tossed out her $20 million civil rights lawsuit against several area school systems and the Virginia Department of Education, but local attorney Charlotte Hodges insists that the case is far from over. More...

Marching band showcase coming this weekend

The Midlothian High School Band Boosters will present the eighth annual Showcase of Bands on Saturday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m., at Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian. More...

Family

Where there’s smoke…

After fire, couple hosts event to thank firefighters

June 26 began like any other day at Joe and Elaine English’s Woodland Pond home – at least until a motorist crashed into a power pole on Beach Road and left hundreds of nearby residents without electricity. More...

Loose Ends

Prepping for fall

I have several weeks to get things in order before we go out west to visit the kids. That means getting rid of the little piles of house dust I noticed this morning when the sun was shining across the floor. More...

Sports

Net effect

Lacrosse youth league takes off

The scene that unfolded at Mary B. More...