Aware that first impressions can be lasting impressions, Petersburg is taking steps to make Exit 52 from I-95 a more inviting representation of the city.
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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VDOT has a long-range plan to widen the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. At present, some 4,700 vehicles use the tunnel hourly. Expansion will increase that number to at least 6,300.
The opioid death rate among the Latino population is increasing nationwide. The VCU School of Pharmacy is working to improve cultural awareness among all pharmacy students.
Each year, Virginia State Police compile the Crime in Virginia report collected from law enforcement in localities across the Commonwealth.
The FDA recently approved the first medicine intended to prevent migraine headaches and, the good news is, Aimovig will be available soon in the Richmond area.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that the fertility rate in the US in 2017 fell to a 30 year low. Virginia’s fertility rate in 2007 was 2.06 by 2016, the last year available, it had fallen to 1.79.
Petersburg Councilwoman Treska Wilson-Smith has, for the past four years, hosted Citizens Academy meetings to keep people who live in the city “in the know” and ask questions.
With the growing popularity of home sharing rentals, like Airbnb, Goochland County is in the process of updating the county code language that deals with short term, in home rentals.
Among bills signed by Governor Ralph Northam, that become law July 1st, is legislation that will raise the value threshold for grand larceny in Virginia for the first time since 1980.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is reporting confirmation that a tick found this month on an orphaned calf in Albemarle County is only the second of it’s type found in the U.S.