Black bear captured near Richmond bridge euthanized

A young black bear captured Tuesday near the north end of the Boulevard Bridge had injuries so severe, the animal had to be euthanized, a biologist from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said Wednesday.

The 25-pound male bear, which apparently was hit by a vehicle, suffered a shattered left leg and likely internal injuries, said Game and Inland Fisheries district biologist Aaron Proctor. Continue reading →

Virginia deputy accused of killing brother called ‘wonderful officer’

The Dinwiddie County deputy accused of shooting and killing his brother over the weekend was described by a neighbor Monday as “a wonderful officer” who recently became a father.

Terrell L. Coles, 24, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Brandon D. Coles Jr., 25. He is being held without bond in the Meherrin River Regional Jail.

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Here’s how to watch Tuesday’s total solar eclipse without leaving home

If you can’t get to Indonesia to see Tuesday’s total solar eclipse, you can watch it online thanks to NASA.

A total eclipse will darken the skies over the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi for just over four minutes beginning about 8:38 p.m. Richmond time Tuesday. NASA TV will broadcast the eclipse live from Micronesia beginning at 8 p.m.

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