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“Stranger Things” Creators Discover the Upside Down Is Actually Hopewell

HOPEWELL, Va. — During a cross-country trip to various comic-cons to promote the second season of the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things,” creators Matt and Ross Duffer were stunned to discover that the Upside Down actually exists in the town of Hopewell, Virginia. 376 more words


Petersburg Police looking for man who robbed Dollar General at gunpoint

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Police in Petersburg are asking for the public’s help finding an armed robbery suspect.

Police said the incident happened at the Dollar General located in the 3100 block of South Crater Road Thursday night at 6:20 p.m. 131 more words


Bandana-wearing suspect buys gum, then robs Petersburg Dollar General

PETERSBURG, Va. — Petersburg police say right around 7:30 Thursday night, a man seen in a surveillance picture wearing grey sweatpants and a black bandana over his face, walked in to the Dollar General off South Crater Road and acted like he was shopping. 262 more words


Effort underway to save Petersburg Salvation Army shelter

PETERSBURG, Va. – A grassroots effort is underway to save the Petersburg Salvation Army.

The cost of operating the shelter doesn’t even come close to what the area Salvation Army takes in from donations, leadership said. 448 more words


Mistrial declared in murder case of woman accused leaving boyfriend on I-95

PETERSBURG, Va. – A Petersburg judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a woman charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend after a crash on Interstate 95 in June of 2016. 187 more words


Mistrial declared in case of Petersburg woman accused of leaving boyfriend to die at crash scene

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A mistrial has been declared in the Chaquita Pettaway murder case.

Pettaway was arrested in the summer of 2016 in connection with a DUI crash on I-95 that left her boyfriend dead. 170 more words


Ex-Petersburg attorney pleads guilty to making up threats against council

PETERSBURG, Va. — Former Petersburg City Attorney Brian Telfair pleaded guilty Wednesday for misdemeanor filing a false police report.

The charge stemmed from a February 2016 incident in which Telfair said the city received two separate threats — a racially-charged email and a phone call that threatened violence against some city leaders. 249 more words