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Man tries to rob Petersburg bank twice, in same outfit

PETERSBURG, Va. — Petersburg Police credit several callers who reported a suspicious person, which led to the arrest of an alleged bank robber who had struck more than once. 276 more words

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Man charged with robbing the same Petersburg bank twice

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Police have arrested a man and charged him with robbing an area bank.

Petersburg Police arrested Trevon D. Randolph of Prince George County Thursday in connection with a robbery that happened at the BB&T Bank in the 3300 block of South Crater Road Thursday. 160 more words

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Quad murder suspect appears in court in bullet proof vest

PETERSBURG, Va. – — The man accused of killing a family of four on April 19, 2014, and avoiding police for more than a year appeared in court Thursday, wearing a bulletproof vest. 462 more words

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Retired officers recall impact of Petersburg gun battle

PETERSBURG, Va. – Thirty years have passed since one of the biggest gun battles in Petersburg Police history, but many involved still gather to remember how their lives changed May 20th, 1987. 448 more words

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Petersburg superintendent preaches change during 'State of the Schools' address

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Superintendent Dr. Marcus Newsome delivered his ‘State of the Schools’ address Wednesday night.

Newsome’s been at the job for less than a year, but his impressive record has more than a few parents citing the new school motto, ‘I Believe.’ 270 more words

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Locals disappointed over Petersburg business closure

PETERSBURG, Va (WRIC) — Petersburg’s downtown revitalization hit a speed bump this week. The city is losing what many considered a promising business.

The Farmer’s Market Restaurant and Bar closed Monday, May 22, 2017. 172 more words

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Day 3 - Petersburg and Frederick Sound

Petersburg and Frederick Sound

Nicknamed “Alaska’s Little Norway,” Petersburg was founded by Norwegian fishermen and is named after the Norwegian immigrant, Peter Bushman.  Bushman arrived in the area in the 1890s and noticed that the clean and plentiful ice of the nearby LeConte Glacier could serve as an invaluable source for fish packing.  275 more words

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