A man was displaced from his home after a fire broke out in his residence in the 4300 block of Shillcutt Road Tuesday, April 23. Smoke was spotted coming from the roof vents when fire crews arrived at 5:02 p.m., fire department spokesman Jason Elmore said. The fire began... Read more
Chester teen dies after being shot
Richmond police are asking the public for help in regard to the April 15 shooting of a Chester teen that occurred in the 4000 block of Meridian Avenue near Jefferson Davis Highway. Police identified the victim as Samuel Flaugher, 19, of Chester. He had attended Thomas Dale High School,... Read more
Illegal immigrant gets four years in manslaughter case
A Guatemalan national residing in the U.S. illegally was sentenced to a total of four years in prison last week for killing a 4-year-old boy in a two-vehicle crash Aug. 25 last year. Jose Armelio Gonzalez-Flores, 29, was given a total of 20-plus years with all but four years... Read more
Chesterfield attorney awarded for public service
Michael Chernau, a deputy Chesterfield County attorney, was recently awarded the A. Robert Cherin Award by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. Chernau got the award for exemplary public service. He is the third attorney from the Chesterfield County Attorney’s Office to win the award. The A. Robert... Read more

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Obituaries April 30, 2019

Bailey, Damon E. “Skipper” II, 72, of Chesterfield, husband of Bonita Bailey. Brown, Horace W., 65, of North Chesterfield. Cimino, Fred Joseph Jr., 89, of Chester, husband of Florence M. Cimino. Curtin, Peter, 70, of Chesterfield. Dillard, Terry Edward, 59, of Chester, husband of Emily M. Dillard. Foreman, Melanie Gail, 21, of Chesterfield. Hamm, Edgar Richard... Read more
16-year-old faces murder, robbery charges in Walker’s death
A 16-year-old who has been charged with murder in the April 2 death of 87-year-old Bensley resident Bryan H. Walker had his initial court date in Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court last week. An April 16 report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch identified the youth as Raphael Angel Vargas,... Read more
Chesterfield police officer fired
Chesterfield Police Chief Jeffrey Katz announced last week that he terminated Daniel Morley, a former school resource officer at L.C. Bird High School who had been linked to white nationalism. In an April 18 press release, Katz said, “Our community deserves to know the men and women of their... Read more
Beverly L. Sheffield
Beverly L. Sheffield, 78, of Chester, Va., passed away after a long-term illness on Friday, April 19, 2019 at her residence. She was born to the late Wilbur Leadbetter and Belle Ennis on Aug. 13, 1940 and was a member of Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Sheffield enjoyed... Read more

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Obituaries April 23, 2019

Anderson, Corinna S., 80, of Chesterfield. Bala, Sundersingh, 80, of Chester. Barnes, Carolyn Davis, 79, of Chesterfield, widow of William Michael Barnes. Bass, Phyllis Kellar, 84, of Chester, wife of Roger Thompson Bass. Baumgarten, Julia Elena, 89, of Chesterfield, wife of John A. Baumgarten. Capel, Alice “Joyce,” 78, of North Chesterfield. Chalkley, William Earl, 56, of... Read more
Two people were arrested and charged after a methamphetamine lab was discovered last week in a shed at 10100 Post Horn Drive, north of Centralia Road. Police were dispatched April 10 for a report that a man might be trespassing. Upon arrival, police found a man and a woman... Read more