The parents of Harrison Carter Cole, a Hampden-Sydney College freshman, have filed a $78 million dollar lawsuit saying their son died after a night of excessive drinking at a fraternity house event.
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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The Southside Gang and Drug Task Force is warning people in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties about potent heroin that’s being sold in the area.
Southside Virginia has struggled for some time with opioid and heroin abuse and State Police Special Agent Dale Sturdifen explained.
"Within the past three weeks we’ve had three people die."
He said reported overdoses have also increased. And, he added, heroin is frequently cut with fentanyl and that can be deadly. Sturdifen also pointed to a rash of marijuana users being hospitalized.
Doctors at VCU’s Massey Cancer Center will conduct a trial, using a unique combination of drugs, to make chemo treatment work better for breast cancer patients.
SNP Properties is planning to build a new apartment complex at the corner of West Broad Street and Summit Avenue in Scotts Addition.
Radio personality Jeff Beck, best known as part of the iconic Jeff & Jeff Morning Show on XL102 has died. Beck had been quietly fighting a type of cancer affecting the brain for more than year. He would have turned 67 this Sunday.
Jeff Beck was a radio pro. He worked for a station in New York City when we first met in passing. For a time, I was the newsman on the Jeff & Jeff Show. Our boss was Brian Illes.
South Hill has been working for number of years to deal with the loss of jobs and population in Mecklenburg County. Now that Fort Pickett has been chosen as the location for a consolidated Foreign Affairs Security Training Center, set to open next year, efforts are underway to encourage federal workers to check out South Hill.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers and state entomologists are working to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an Asian insect, that has been spotted in Winchester. It presents a real threat to Virginia crops and trees.
Hanover County is beginning a $2.6 million project today (6/4/18) to construct a roundabout where Studley and Rural Point roads intersect not far from the Rural Point Elementary School.
Last year Union Bankshares bought Xenith Bankshares in an all stock transaction valued at more than $700 million. Now Xenith Bank systems have been merged and will operate under the Union Bank & Trust name.
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.