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Charles Fishburne

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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

Articles by Charles Fishburne

Nine Virginia Localities Receive Historical Markers

Southside tobacco barns and the site of one of Virginia’s worst train wrecks are among nine historic places being recognized by the Department of Historic Resources. The tobacco barns that dot Southside Virginia’s countryside in Pittsylvania County made the list and the Thaxton train wreck in Bedford County on July 2nd, 1889 that left 18 people dead will also receive a marker.

Town Hall Meeting On Youth Gang Violence

A town hall meeting on youth gang violence is set for tomorrow tonight (10/14) in Richmond. Third District Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott will host the meeting at the Virginia General Assembly Building. Scott’s office says the event will be attended by community leaders as well as Georgia Juvenile Court Judge Steven Teske, who is visiting Richmond tomorrow and Wednesday to work with juvenile justice professionals.

Forest Fire Season In Virginia Begins October 15th

Tomorrow (10/15) begins the Fall wildfire season in Virginia and firefighters are back from battling blazes in California and Oregon to face possible threats at home.

More than 62% of Virginia is forest land and there are almost 360,000 homes and more than one million Virginians living in areas defined as woodland communities.

Police Identify Victims In Apparent Murder-Suicide That Resulted In Four Deaths

Richmond police have identified the victims of the apparent murder-suicide that resulted in four deaths Wednesday night (10/8). The victims have been identified as 19-year old Adreena Gary, 22-year old Michelle and two-year old Keytrell Kelly and 21-year old Traymont Burton. Burton and Michelle Kelly were former romantic partners and the parents of the Keytrell. Gary was a friend of Michelle’s.

Detectives say Burton shot the others before turning the gun on  himself.

The investigation is ongoing.

Virginia Researchers Discover Clue to Ebola Treatment

One day after the first Ebola death in this country, UVA researchers say they have mapped a critical protein that could help find an effective treatment. Now, researchers are pouring over 40 thousand compounds to see which might be effective in neutralizing this protein, which has never before been discovered. It is a first step in finding a treatment for the virus which has already killed 3,800 people this year.

Virginia Republicans May Ask SCOTUS to Review Redistricting Ruling

Virginia’s Republican Congressmen may ask the Supreme Court to review this week’s ruling by a three-judge panel that could jeopardize their jobs. John Gore, a Washington attorney representing the eight Republicans, said yesterday an appeal to the Supreme Court is being considered and a decision on whether to appeal is “imminent.”

Stone Brewing Announcement Today?

Stone Brewing apparently has chosen Richmond for its new major east-coast brewery. Governor McAuliffe is scheduled to make an economic development announcement today at the mansion, where he has already installed a kegerator filled with Stone Brewing beer as part of a major push to land the San-Diego based company’s brewery and eventually a restaurant and retail area, apparently at the Greater Fulton neighborhood site the city has been preparing for months. The Richmond Times-Dispatch cites several sources, though Stone Brewing has not yet confirmed it.