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Developer wants to get out from under Richmond house haunted by killers who grew up there

RICHMOND, Va. — As a realtor would say, the stucco two-story at 3117 Fourth Avenue in Richmond’s North Side has good bones.

It’s square and straight, with still-proud rooflines and only moderate rotting sections visible under the eaves. 425 more words

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HOLMBERG: The legend of the ghost light of Cohoke, West Point

WEST POINT, Va. — For 100 years, folks have come to this rural railroad crossing on state Route 632 to look down the rifle-straight railroad tracks for the “ghost light,” or, more simply, “the light.” 511 more words

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Shooter of Hanover teen burglary suspect gets no jail time; listen to 911 calls

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominique T. Clark, the 34-year-old 82nd Airborne veteran who fatally shot a 16-year-old who had been part of a group breaking into a relative’s car in South Richmond in February, will likely serve no time and will pay a $2,500 fine. 638 more words

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HOLMBERG: A new house in the middle of a Richmond park?

RICHMOND, Va. — Oregon Hill, historically, is known as one of the scrappiest neighborhoods in Richmond.

For much of its life, it was all white and largely populated by Irish immigrants who manned the city’s police and fire stations, or the penitentiary that once sat across US Route 1 there (which is a street called Belvidere that edges the Hill). 435 more words

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HOLMBERG: If you want to freak out about Ebola, help those in the hot zone

RICHMOND, Va. — For several weeks I’ve been cringing as I watched and read news reports about the – gasp! – EBOLA OUTBREAK. I knew what would follow. 572 more words

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20 years ago: Gilpin Court Massacre in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — October 14, 1994. 9:30 a.m. The Gilpin Court housing project. 1008 St. James Street, apartment C.

Christopher “Pops” Goins, a 20-year-old crack dealer from New York City, pretty much wiped out an entire family with a Glock .45 caliber pistol. 289 more words

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HOLMBERG: What's up with the humans barking at Barker Field?

HOLMBERG- On Tuesday Richmond Police rolled five-deep on Barker Field, Richmond’s busiest dog park, “where a dog can be a dog.”

They were called in because of human snarling over one of the two-legged regulars bringing in his 9-year-old daughter. 598 more words

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