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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.

Articles by John Ogle

Search Continues for Missing Amelia Woman

Dana William, the man Amelia Sheriff’s Department investigators have been looking for since last Thursday (1/21) was found Wednesday morning in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. According to U.S. Marshals, William shot himself in the head when they tried to arrest him and was, at last report, in critical condition.

His former Mother in law, 67-year-old Olene Brooks, was not with him.

William is accused of abducting her and murdering her husband after holding other family members hostage.

Grant Supports 2 Smart Beginnings Partnerships

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has presented grants to 2 of the 18 Smart Beginnings partnerships established statewide to prepare young children to be healthy and ready to start school and succeed in life.

A $180,000 three year grant went to Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. A second grant of $450,000 went to Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia.

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Family Medicine Clinic Expanding in Clarksville

Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine, Route 15 south, is planning a major expansion. The $1.7 million dollar project will add 12 exam rooms.

There are currently three primary providers at the practice. The additional space will make it possible for specialists to rotate in and out.

Forty-two parking spaces will be added to the parking lot.

Sentara Halifax Regional President Chris Lumsden told the Mecklenburg Sun the hope is to complete the expansion late this year and continue to add services in the Clarksville area.

VCU Researcher Develops Lyme Disease Vaccine for Dogs

A VCU microbiology and immunology professor has come up with a vaccine to prevent dogs from getting Lyme Disease.

Dr. Richard Marconi developed what he calls Chimeritope technology. Chimeritope technology, he said, has broad implications.

The vaccine for dogs was licensed by the Dept. of Agriculture earlier this month and will be available as VANGUARD cr Lyme in time for tick season.

Search Continues for Missing Woman in Amelia

The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals are looking for 43-year-old Dana William in connection to the disappearance of 68-year-old Olene Brooks from a home on Pourhouse Road Thursday night (1/21).

At her own home nearby, deputies discovered the body of a 67-year-old male, Woodell Brooks, her husband.

Investigators say William is likely driving a Silver Dodge Minivan with a handicap plate 433 114.

Amelia Sheriff Ricky L. Walker described Brooks as a white woman, 5’4” tall about 160 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Defense Asks Judge in Quick Murder to Exclude Police Connection

Lawyers defending six alleged gang members in connection with the murder of Waynesboro Auxiliary Police Captain Kevin Quick want a federal judge to exclude any mention of his ties to law enforcement. The lawyers claim references to his reserve police officer status are “irrelevant” and would be “prejudicial.”

A similar motion in April, before the original trial in the case, was withdrawn after Quick was referred to as a police captain in a jury questionnaire. A mistrial was declared after one of the defendants took personal information about the jury pool back to his cell.