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 … Continue reading Black bear captured near Richmond bridge euthanized

2 young great white sharks are cruising off N.C.’s Outer Banks

A pair of immature great white sharks were tracked off North Carolina's Outer Banks this week, according to Ocearch. Manhattan, a 5-foot-3, 73-pound male, pinged off Buxton at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday, Ocearch's online tracking map shows. Hudson, a 5-foot-1, 67-pound male, pinged near Ocracoke, according to the map. Ocearch tracks sharks worldwide by attaching transmitters … Continue reading 2 young great white sharks are cruising off N.C.’s Outer Banks

Massive blaze shuts down popular Virginia ham producer

A massive fire Tuesday engulfed Edwards Virginia Smokehouse in Surry County, closing the famed ham producer indefinitely. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported about 12:30 p.m. at S. Wallace Edwards & Sons' iconic red smokehouse on Rolfe Highway. Crews from several area fire departments converged on the building, which burned into the … Continue reading Massive blaze shuts down popular Virginia ham producer

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 … Continue reading Virginia deputy accused of killing brother called ‘wonderful officer’

VCU Peppas will crash ‘Today’ show again Friday

Don't be surprised if you see Virginia Commonwealth University's pep band on NBC's "Today" show Friday. In what is becoming a March tradition, the Peppas will roll up to New York's Rockefeller Plaza in their trademark "Havoc lives here!" bus while the show is on the air, director Ryan Kopacsi said. "Well just do what … Continue reading VCU Peppas will crash ‘Today’ show again Friday

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

Canada goose shot with arrow in Chesterfield

Chesterfield and state authorities are looking for the person who shot a Canada goose with an arrow in Midlothian. The goose, whose body was pierced by the arrow, was captured Friday at a pond off Waterford Lake Drive not far from Strayer University, said Melissa Stanley, founder and executive director of the Richmond Wildlife Center. … Continue reading Canada goose shot with arrow in Chesterfield