In their first full day presenting their defense, attorneys representing Police Chief Chris Magnus, former Deputy Chief Lori Ritter and the city of Richmond called to the stand an African American police captain who praised...
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What do you get when you put 50 church ministers and two city councilmen in a room together for three hours? A few sermons, frequent choruses of “A-men!” and some lively discussion about how to...
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For a church that has been at the forefront of community services for 45 years, Sunday’s anniversary at Independent Community Church was just another reason to stay active.
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As one of the dozens of buoyant well-wishers put it Thursday night, these services didn’t have the feel of a funeral – there was too much joy in the room.
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About 200 women gathered at Lovonya DeJean Middle School Saturday to celebrate the city's rich tradition of women leaders.
One of Richmond's greatest community leaders was honored for his lifetime of work during an emotional ceremony Tuesday night.
Teenage singers, dancers, a saxophone player and a band gave their best at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium last Friday during the Richmond’s Got Talent show.
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Residents of Friendship Manor, the public housing complex that is home to 75 elderly and disabled tenants, say persistent drug use and loitering has some folks afraid of coming out of their homes.