Study finds info on students’ emotional and physical disabilities left off referrals to cops, courts

Richmond area school divisions appear to be flouting federal and state regulations by withholding critical information when they refer special education students to law enforcement departments and the courts for serious misconduct, according to a new study.

RRHA to sell 26 homes to highest bidders

A major opportunity to create affordable homes for families with below average incomes in Richmond is going by the wayside.

Initiative to get schools on Nov. ballot collects 6,619 signatures in one day

During the June 13 primary election, more than 6,600 Richmond voters signed petitions to put the issue of Richmond’s deteriorating schools on the city ballot in November, the Free Press has learned.

Superintendent search firm to be announced Monday

The Richmond School Board will approve a search firm to help with its search for a new schools superintendent during a special board meeting on Monday, June 26.

It’s a boy and a girl for Beyoncé, Jay Z

Leave it to a proud grandpa to spill the beans about the birth of his grandchildren. That’s what happened Sunday when Mathew Knowles turned to Twitter to say his celebrity superstar daughter Beyoncé now was the mother of twins.

Black Lives Matter wins international peace prize award

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com

African-American officers described as heroes in ballpark shooting

One of the U.S. Capitol Police officers injured while defending members of Congress during a shooting last week at an Alexandria baseball field is a gregarious gym-goer and hard worker who adores his mother, his friends said. The other is ...

Bill Cosby’s case ends in mistrial, but civil suits waiting

Entertainer Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial last Saturday, but his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases.

Improvement plan

The Richmond School Board has its work cut out for it to get the city’s public school system fully accredited. The Virginia Department of Education, which outlined chronic problems within Richmond Public Schools in a recent report, shared plans for ...

Activist claims no signs banning interstate hitchhiking invalidates his arrest

The Virginia Department of Transportation appears to be flouting a state law. That law, section 46.2-808 of the state code, requires the agency to post signs on entryways to the interstates stating that pedestrians, horseback riders, farm tractors, cyclists and ...

Councilwoman Gray crafting new plan on severance pay

Remember the $166,000 in severance packages former Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones awarded to four members of his staff as his term ended last December and the $77,000 City Council awarded to three outgoing employees? Remember the vows of incoming ...

18-story apartment tower planned for Belvidere, Grace streets

Richmond is losing another gas station on the edge of Downtown, but is set to gain a $100 million apartment tower in exchange.

Overby-Sheppard Elementary School set for 6-month overhaul

A North Side elementary school is about to get a $4 million overhaul — complementing the housing developments that have begun reshaping the Highland Park community.

A.V. Norrell to stay open

The A.V. Norrell Elementary School building in North Side, which was slated for closure, likely is going to fill up again with more school employees.

Irving beats longtime Richmond sheriff in major upset

By every measure, Antionette V. Irving seemed to have no shot of winning her third attempt to unseat Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr.