Petersburg Police were busy in the Heights neighborhood very early Sunday morning. A shooting incident brought them to the 600 block. 25 year old Akeim Easter was found on the porch of a house. He had been shot and died later Southside Regional Medical Center. Another gunshot victim showed up there with a non life threatening wound and less than a hour later police were on St. Luke Street with another gun shot victim. Petersburg Police are very visible in the Heights Neighborhood now and questions are being asked.
John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
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Six people have died in the Heights Neighborhood in Petersburg in April. Police are visible and active, patrols have been increased, and they’re taking other measures. A curfew for kids 17 and under is in affect from 11pm until 6 in the morning, unless they’re at a school event or work or accompanied by a parent or guardian. 25 year old Akeim Easter was shot on Harding Street and killed and two other men with gunshot wounds were found not far away early Sunday morning. Petersburg Police Department’s Esther Hyatt said, the search continues for Alexander Hill, Jr.
A surprise notice of staff transfers in Westmoreland County Schools is causing a stir. There is a published report that secretaries, nurses, and phys ed teachers are among those being moved. School Board Chair Iris Lane told the Northern Neck News the transfers are based on need. That, she said, could include budget, greater need for a particular skill, or operational needs. She added that School Supt. Rebecca Lowry is looking for ways to improve the school system and transfers are possible. Dr.
Tomorrow is Arbor Day and once again Dominion Power is helping elementary students plant trees and learn about the environment. Dominion launched Project Plant It seven years ago. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, if all 30 thousand seedlings planted Friday grow to maturity they’ll produce nearly 75 acres of new forest land.
Correspondent John Ogle has our report on free Oral Cancer Screenings at The VCU Dental School.
NASCAR’s Race to Green campaign is celebrating at the Math Science Innovation Center. 4,000 students are planting 18 trees throughout the Richmond community as part of what they’re learning in outdoor classrooms about environmental sustainability. A dozen or so elementary, middle, and high school students will be at the center to meet NASCAR drivers Ruben Garcia, Jr. Dylan Lupton, and Brandon McReynolds.
The search continues this morning for Alexander Hill, Jr. the “person of interest” Petersburg Police want to talk to about a fatal fire.
Correspondent John Ogle talked to the Maggie Walker Governor’s School robotics team about their robot “Tredegar.”
The Run for the Fallen usually happens in the fall, but last year’s partial government shutdown moved it to Saturday the third of May at Williams Stadium on Fort Lee.
Petersburg Police have determined that there is evidence of foul play in the house fire than claimed the lives of four members of the Chavis family over the weekend.. one of them ..a two year old.